Meetings

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.


Upcoming Meetings: 


March 4, 2016: Our speaker for the March meeting is Pat Rogers, who is an advocate for fighting hunger in Tampa Bay. Pat’s career with the agriculture company Cargill, Inc. included six years as Business Unit Leader for Worldwide Crop Nutrition sales and distribution in ten countries following the first 19 years in various financial roles. After the merger involving Cargill’s business, Pat was appointed Vice President of Global In-Country Sales of the Mosaic Company. She then was a board member and investor with Geosys, SA, a precision agriculture company for six years. She also has been active in the nonprofit sector involving hunger issues, leading Feeding America Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger.

April 1, 2016: The speaker for our April meeting is Women-n-Charge member, Barbara Brekke who is the founder of Go Beyond Your Dreams and a Certified Life Coach. Barbara's organization assists women in turning their dreams into reality. Having grown up in a home with domestic violence, she learned at a young age the importance of having dreams and hope for a better life. Moving to a foster home at 15, Barbara learned the importance of creating a plan to move forward in life, especially during times of a challenging transition. Having led many large nationwide projects during her career, Barbara was able to use this knowledge to develop an easy to follow process for creating a realistic plan that takes an idea through to implementation. Barbara obtained her BA in Business from Northeastern University. She has earned the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest designation awarded by the worldwide speaking organization Toastmasters International.

Barbara’s presentation is titled “Living an Extraordinary Life.” Do you wake up in the morning with a smile on your face knowing you are living with passion your dream life? Is there a dream inside you bursting to come into the light of day? Most of us have dreams we say we will get to “later” because our lives are just too busy right now. In this engaging and informative presentation Barbara will provide tips on how to clarify your dreams; recognize and overcome fears holding you back; and create a vision of your dream life and anchor it with your 5 senses.

May 6, 2016: Speaker information coming soon! Women in Business Grant Award Day!


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. 



Thank You to Our Recent Speakers:


February 5, 2016: Our guest speaker for February was Thanecha Anderson, international singer/songwriter, and she spoke on,"Overcoming all odds to change the world." Thanecha has been singing all of her life, and wrote her first song when she was seven years old, with the dream of being able to sing as a career. Over the years, she has had a number of great careers in the corporate world, and just left her favorite place of employment, the Centre Club, in order to pursue her dreams full time!

Along her journey, she has known her share of “failure.” In the summer of 2013, she came across the Facebook page for “The Shade Tree,” a homeless shelter in Las Vegas, where she and her family lived when she was 5 years old. With the memories flooding back of her time as a homeless child, and with the realization that she IS making something of her life, despite her less-than desirable beginnings, she has a renewed determination to make a difference in the world, for other children living in poverty, and for all people that feel like
they have no hope. 

In 2016, Thanecha will be doing a national tour from Tampa to Las Vegas, with the destination being the homeless shelter. Along the way, she will be singing at many homeless shelters, orphanages, and community events, in an effort to start a movement
to inspire the youth of America, especially those in poverty. 



January 8, 2016: Our first guest speaker for the New Year was Sandra Miniere of Integrative Wellness and her presentation was on "Success Begins with A Compelling Vision." Sandra shared her formula for creating a compelling vision—one that motivates you to take purposeful action and overcome obstacles. Whether in business or life, her clients accomplish extraordinary outcomes when they use her Picture-Purpose-Passion process. When you know “why” you are doing your business, you will promote it with passion and a clear purpose, and individuals will buy what you sell. Begin 2016 with a compelling vision and allow that vision to help you accomplish amazing results.

Sandra is a life and wellness coach, Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner, author, and speaker. She maintained a 20-year private practice as a mental health counselor in central New Jersey, was the executive director of a women’s center for five years, has been a professional coach for 14 years, and continues to give workshops and seminars to corporate clients and community organizations.To learn more about Sandra, visitintegrativewellnessexpert.com.



November 6, 2015: Our guest speaker for November was Erin Bess of Simply the Best Photography and her presentation was entitled, "Showcase Your Business Through Photography." If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much have you invested in the photographs that represent your business? A single image can brand, personalize and sell products more quickly and effectively than words. Re-evaluate your business card, advertisements, and website through another lens. Learn how to define your business clearly by using color and shapes to brand professional photographic images of your business on all of your promotional material. 

Erin Bess is a professional photographer, teacher and mother. She owns Simply the Best, a boutique photography business specializing in real estate and portraiture. Erin has a BA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is able to easily relate to people making posing and photographing a fun, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Her favorite aspect of photography is working with clients to create artwork that is unique and meaningful to both the photographer and client on a personal level. Erin also holds a MA Ed. in Art Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has also been teaching for the past fifteen years. To learn more about Erin visit her websitewww.simplythebestphotography.org 

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