Meetings & Socials

Join Us at Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O' Lakes!

December 7, 2018

Annual Holiday Party

We will indeed have a very special December to members and guests.

We will have a gift exchange (suggested $10 limit) - everyone may bring a wrapped or bagged item for a fun and entertaining exchange.

We will also have additional table space for any member who would like to set up and show items for sale, as we will have plenty of time to network and shop. Anyone wanting table space must contact Judy Nicolosi ASAP (info@women-n-change). A special menu is planned as well....Looking forward to a wonderful Holiday Party!

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 Tuesday 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 Monday prior to the meeting.

After Monday - $20

Members who RSVP/pay online Tuesday or after.

Guests - $18

Pay online no later than the Monday prior to the meeting

After Monday - $23

Guests who RSVP/pay online Tuesday 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 Monday prior to meeting date will pay $15 at the door. All guests pay $18 at the door. Those who RSVP Tuesday 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:

Plantation Palms Golf Club
23253 Plantation Palms Blvd
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

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 1:30pm.

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

November 15, 2018
After 5 Social
Plantation Palms Golf Club

December 7, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Holiday Party

January 4, 2019
Monthly Luncheon Meeting

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.

The Next After 5 is November 15th!

Join us for our next After 5 Social Gathering on Thursday, November 15th 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

November 2, 2018

Knowing Your Own VALUE

Our speaker for November was Hayley Botha and her presentation was entitled, "Knowing Your Own Value." For over 20 years, Hayley has been self-employed and the owner of African Tradition Wines, a leading wine mail order company along with her sales coaching business. Her passion for outstanding customer service and 25 years of experience in sales is one of the many benefits she brings to her long-standing relationships with clients. Hayley was nominated in both 2014 and 2015 for the prestigious Wyoming “Woman of Influence Award” in recognition for her outstanding service, charitable work and dedication to her clients, which extends beyond the sale.

October 5, 2018

Warning Signs and Situational Awareness

Wendy Howard of Trinity Security Allies was unable to speak in October as planned, so she sent in the expert, her husband and partner Jim Howard! He spoke on, "Warning Signs and Situational Awareness."

Texas native Jim has been in Law Enforcement and/or security all of his adult life, retiring as a Sergeant after 26 years with the Norfolk, Virginia Police Department. He served an additional eight years as the only detective for the Bellaire Police Department, and as an auxiliary police officer for Port Richey. Jim has provided safety consulting for small to large companies, including public safety software consultation and executive protection. LifeLink, BSM, and Florida Surgery Consultants have all benefited from his expert training.

In 2008 in response to a growing recognized need, Jim began teaching churches on how to better protect themselves from violence. He founded Trinity Security Allies in 2015, and has trained over 250 churches across the United States and Canada. Here at home he leads the safety team at Generations Christian Church in Trinity.

This happily married father of two is currently an adjunct instructor at the Police Academy where in addition to classroom instructions; he is also the lead firearms instructor.

To learn more about Trinity Security Allies, please visit their website at:

September 7, 2018

Time Management

In September, our speaker was Women-n-Charge member, Brenda Alloco. Her topic was, "Time Management." Brenda is a client-focused mentor, a writer and a time management consultant. She has over 10,000 hours and 19 years of experience bringing people together and mentoring them until they achieve their set goals. Brenda is determined and dedicated to guiding her clients in career attainment, and self-discovery by applying statistical marketing tools and delivering customized solutions. She has provided coaching and training for Disney Call Centers and is also an accomplished artist.