Meetings & Socials

April 13, 2018

Special Networking Event

The April meeting will feature a networking event for members and guests to recognize the time, talents and treasures gained by being Women-n-Charge! There will be no speaker in April, so we'll have plenty of time to get to know one another. Bring lots of business cards!

Meeting Registration Prices

RSVPs and/or online registrations are required and much appreciated as the facility where we meet must have notice in order to prepare enough food. Members and Guests who RSVP or pay online Wednesday and after will pay an additional $5. Use the buttons below to pay via PayPal or with a credit or debit card.

Members - $15

Pay online no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.

After Tuesday - $20

Members who RSVP/pay online Wednesday or after.

Guests - $18

Pay online no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting

After Tuesday - $23

Guests who RSVP/pay online Wednesday or after.

Pay at the Door

You may RSVP for the meeting and pay at the door via cash, check, or credit card. Send an email to Members who RSVP by Tuesday prior to meeting date will pay $15 at the door. All guests pay $18 at the door. Those who RSVP Wednesday or after will pay a different price of $20 for Members and $23 for Guests.

General Meeting Information

We meet the first Friday of every month at:

Pebble Creek Country Club
10550 Regents Park Drive
Tampa, FL 33647

At each meeting, the doors open at 11:15am for registration and networking, the lunch buffet is served at 11:45am, the meeting begins at 12pm sharp, followed by a presentation and 30 second commercials! We finish around 1:15pm.

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 Holiday Party in December.

Upcoming Events

March 29, 2018
Bi-Monthly After 5 Social
Plantation Palms Golf Club

April 13, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting (moved to 2nd Friday in April only)
Special Networking Event

May 4, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Christy Maldonado, Social Media Marketing

After 5 Social Gatherings

Bi-Monthly Socials

We usually meet every other month on a Thursday for a social gathering in the evening, at various locations in New Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel and Land O' Lakes. There are no meeting charges or RSVP requirements for these informal social events.

Next Social is March 29th in Land O' Lakes!

Join us for our next After 5 Social Gathering on Thursday, March 29th from 5pm-8pm at Plantation Palms Golf Club (23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O' Lakes, 34639). Everyone is welcome to attend! Come to socialize and network. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact Mary Ann Whallen at or 813-948-4176 with any questions.

Thank You to Our Recent Speakers

March 2, 2018

4 Points of Perfect Communication

Anne ChildersIn March, Anne Childers spoke on expanding your pitch with “4 Points of Perfect Communication.” Identify your audience, share valuable information, and give a clear picture of your business benefits to clients.

Anne Childers, owner of Childers & Associates, specializes in writing for Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising. Her background spans 30 years of working and writing for newspapers, magazines, hospitals, and non-profits. She shared a simple formula guaranteed to help business owners organize their thoughts for both written and oral presentations.

February 2, 2018

Perfecting Your Pitch

In February, our speaker was Liza Marie Garcia of NOW SC PRESS. Her presentation covered "Perfecting Your Pitch" and other topics. This C-Level executive mom has supported her employees and her family fully with the technology company she founded in Seattle for more than fifteen years. She is now an Equity Partner in the Publishing and Promotion House of NOW SC PRESS. She has published two books, Never Drink Coffee During a Business Meeting and My Calendar is Written in Crayon. She has completed a nationwide book signing tour for Barnes and Noble and speaks regularly to business professionals. She is dedicated completely to her two daughters and believes Jesus is the Head of her household.

January 5, 2018

Three Tips to Ease into a Successful 2018

In January, our first speaker of the year was Sandra Miniere, M.Ed. She shared three mindfulness strategies to approach your business and life, including: More acceptance – less judgment; More flow – less resistance; and More allowing – less control. You will learn to flow with life not against it in 2018. 

Her three tips will help you lead with your heart, change your perspective, and attract success to you. They will take you out of the weeds of building your business, give you an expanded view of what is possible, and bring more relaxation into your body. Sandra Miniere, M.Ed., is a life and integrative wellness coach, certified Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner, Amazon best-selling author and speaker. She is a former holistic mental health counselor and has been helping people transform themselves and their lives for over 30 years. You can learn more about Sandra on her website at