Meetings & Socials

Join Us at Our New Location: Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O' Lakes!

August 3, 2018

Murder Mystery Fundraiser Preview

In August, join WNC for additional information on the upcoming Murder Mystery Tea and Dinner Theatre Fundraiser. This annual event is scheduled for September 29th at The Groves Golf and Country Club. The Tea is sold out with a waiting list, but tickets are still available for the dinner theatre, as well as opportunities to sponsor and/or provide raffle items to promote your business. A demo on preparing baskets is planned and basket items may be purchased for nominal fees at the luncheon in order to build a basket quickly and easily with expert help!

Also enjoy a sneak peek on the upcoming Murder Mystery, Murder in Margaritaville with special guest appearances by the cast.

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

July 26, 2018
Bi-Monthly After 5 Social
Plantation Palms Golf Club

August 3, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Introduction to the 2018 Murder Mystery Fundraiser

September 7, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Speaker Info Coming Soon!

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 July!

Join us for our next After 5 Social Gathering on Thursday, July 26th 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

June 1, 2018

Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Trusts

At our June meeting the speaker was Attorney Linda Lee Wynn, Esq. The topics will cover the scope and importance of estate paperwork to include wills, power of attorney, probate and trust.

Linda has been a practicing attorney for 27 years, founding her own firm, the Law Offices of Linda Lee Wynn, P.A., in August of 2006. She is a graduate of the Elder Law College and is licensed to practice law in all Florida State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Wynn has focused her expertise in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, reorganization, mortgage and foreclosure issues, as well as estate planning and probate.

May 4, 2018

Marketing Tools

In May, Christy Maldonado was our guest speaker. She is the owner of Social Media Marketing by Christy Maldonado which was founded in 2015. Christy has an extensive background in small business, law, government, and corporate work. She has a BS in Finance and Marketing from St. John’s University, and her JD from Boston University School of Law. Christie spoke to Women-n-Charge about Facebook basics and give us marketing tools we can all implement in our businesses. Learn more about Christy and her business at

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.