We meet the first Friday of every month at:
Pebble Creek Country Club
10550 Regents Park Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
Doors open for registration and networking at 11:30am
Meeting begins at 12pm and finishes around 1:15pm
We also meet every other month for a social gathering in the evening at various locations. There are no meeting charges or RSVP requirements for these informal social events.
September 2, 2016: The speaker for our September meeting will be Jessica Ziegler of the Officer Friendly Program. Her topic is "Empowering Women with the Tools to Stay Safe." Jessica is a deputy who works for Pasco County Sheriff's Office. She relocated to Florida and found her home with the Sheriff's Office in 2000. During her time with the department she has worked in various divisions from Patrol, answering calls for service to becoming the first Hispanic female assigned to the Street Crime Unit. During her tenure with Pasco, Jessica has also had the pleasure to be a Field Training Officer, a Hostage Negotiator, a Crisis Management Trainer, and Human Trafficking Specialist just to name a few.
In 2013, she was promoted to Corporal where she is currently assigned to the Officer Friendly Program. The Officer Friendly Program is a grant funded position that allows the Sheriff’s Office to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement. She currently works in one of the poorest areas of the county, Lacoochee. Because of her immigrant background and strong language skills she is a great fit for the community. Currently Jessica is working on mentoring young ladies to achieve their dreams. She is an adjunct instructor at Pasco Hernando State College. She is also working on a book that describes her experiences as a law woman. As she says it she is not a public speaker, but rather a story teller.
October 7, 2016: The speaker for our October meeting will be Madonna Jervis Wise. She will present her latest release, “Wesley Chapel: Images of America,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The unveiling of Wesley Chapel history was a collaboration that involved over 30 interviews with pioneers and/or their descendants including the tracing and examination of original homesteads, tram roads, and ranches that were once free range. Her work has been endorsed by the Historic Preservation Advisory Board of Dade City, and incorporates contributions from throughout the area.
Madonna has been an educator and writer for all of her adult life. She is the author of numerous curriculums, journal articles and federal/state grants. Serving as a school principal, teacher, counselor and district school administrator in three Florida school districts including Pasco County where she retired, has provided a backdrop for many stories. She received a B.A. from Taylor University in history and an M.S. from the University of South Florida in counselor education and school administration; and holds credentials as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Madonna is President of the Pasco County Historical Society and an active member of the Pasco County Genealogical Society, the Dade City Garden Club. She has been retired active member of the Chamber of Commerce in neighboring Zephyrhills as well as numerous civic groups.
November 4, 2016: More information coming soon!
December 2, 2016: Annual Christmas Party and Holiday Gift Exchange. More information coming soon!
Register for a Monthly Meeting
Members paying online through TUESDAY prior to the luncheon: $15.00
Members paying online WEDNESDAY or later: $18.00
Members paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
All Guests: $18.00
Guests paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
For questions, please contact Board Member, Judy Nicolosi at 813-600-9848
We email two meeting reminders each month allowing members and guests to connect to our website to sign up and pay online. Or attendees may RSVP, then pay at the door.
We are pleased to present dynamic speakers from the community at about 8-9 meetings each year. That leaves other meetings for Turtle Networking and our annual Networking Holiday Party in December.