Meetings & Socials

January 5, 2018

Three Tips to Ease into a Successful 2018

In January, our first speaker of the year will be Sandra Miniere, M.Ed. She will share 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

Members - $15

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

After Tuesday - $18

RSVP after Tuesday and member paying online Wednesday or after prior to the meeting.

Guests - $18

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

Pay at the Door

You may RSVP for the meeting and pay at the door via cash, check, or credit card.
Members who RSVP will pay $15 at the door. All guests pay $18 at the door.

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

January 5, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Sandra Miniere, M. Ed. - "Three Tips to Ease into a Successful 2018"

January 18, 2018
Bi-Monthly After 5 Social

February 2, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Liza Marie Garcia - "Perfecting Your Pitch"

After 5 Social Gatherings

Bi-Monthly Socials

We meet every other month on the 3rd 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 in January!

Join us for our next After 5 Social Gathering on Thursday, January 18th from 5pm-7:30pm. More info coming soon! 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

November 3, 2017

Acupuncture - An Introduction: Ancient Medicine for a Modern World

In November, our guest speaker was Dr. Elaine Onofrey, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a State of Florida and National Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She shared how acupuncture came to the U.S., some of the guiding principles of this holistic health care and what conditions acupuncture can be effective in treating. Acupuncture pressure points for common ailments were also discussed and demonstrated.

Dr. Onofrey has studied acupuncture and herbology in the U.S. as well as in Wuhan and Beijing, China. With over 18 years of experience she uses the 3,500 year old tradition of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as homeopathy, nutrition, and kinesiology to help you navigate your personal path to wellness. She focuses on an integrated approach to medicine, combining the best of two worlds: the East and the West. She uses natural medicine first, evaluating the person as a whole, identifying the root causes of the symptoms and treating using non-toxic, noninvasive methods to restore health.

She specializes in pain elimination and stress reduction. Beyond this, she successfully treats a wide variety of conditions including poor memory, hot flashes, allergies, anxiety, depression, bronchitis, restless leg (tremors), gastrointestinal and other women’s issues.

To learn more about how to activate your body to rebalance and heal itself, go to

October 6, 2017

Communication Enhancements

In October, our guest speaker was Laura White and she shared some basic tools and pointers to enhance positive communication, connection, and relationship building with present and future customers.

The act of helping others has always come naturally to Laura. Her heart's passion is to help others reach their potential in life through their God-given talents and to create lasting life change. Laura works with clients who have experienced hurt, pain, lies, or trauma and brings them to a place of inner healing and freedom. She uses and teaches the tools and techniques to create transformation that lasts a lifetime and to build better relationships in all areas—marriage, parenting, work, and friendships. Her experience in coaching, teaching, mentoring, and discipling others can help you find your inner healing, draw closer to God, and elevate the relationships in your life. Learn more about Laura at

September 1, 2017

Exciting Updates in Fashion, Color & Makeup

In September, the local department store Belk visited with some exciting updates in fashion, color, and makeup for the coming season. “What’s Hot? What’s Not? What’s In? and What’s Out?" as we approach fall, the holidays, and a brand new year!