Meetings & Socials

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

October 5, 2018

Warning Signs and Situational Awareness

Wendy Howard of Trinity Security Allies is unable to speak in October as planned, so she is sending in the expert, her husband and partner Jim Howard! He will be speaking 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:

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

October 5, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Jim Howard on Warning Signs & Situational Awareness

October 18, 2018
After 5 Social
Plantation Palms Golf Club

November 2, 2018
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Speaker: Hayley Botha

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. Upcoming dates include: 10/18 and 11/8. There are no meeting charges or RSVP requirements for these informal social events.

Next Social is October 18th!

Join us for our next After 5 Social Gathering on Thursday, October 18th 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

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.

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