Newsletters > Archives 2014 > December 2014


Welcome
 

Dear BWAers;

I blinked and the holidays are here! The fall seemed to pass quickly, and thankfully, so did storm season! This time of year becomes hurried and rushed, filled with social engagement and shopping, meals with family and friends, and shopping, holiday trips, and shopping. (Obviously there’s a theme here…)

Thanks to Melissa Milroy and her colleagues at the Galleria, our December meeting will offer tips for you to help you zero in on some terrific ideas for your holiday shopping. We are also hosting a Pick-A-Prize raffle as a fund raiser for our scholarship fund. We need members interested in donating prizes, and members interested in buying them. Great fun for everyone- and funds for deserving young women interested in pursuing their education. Thanks to Lorna Brown-Burton for stepping in to oversee the fun.

The week before our December meeting, we are holding a Holiday reception at the Historic Fort Lauderdale Village. I hope you are able to join us on December 3 to bring in the holiday cheer with your BWA sisters. Please RSVP by December 1. Thanks, to Connie Loewenthal, Catalina Avalos, Hillary Gurman and of course Lenore Nolan Ryan for their help in planning the event.

We will be collecting gift cards for the teenagers living in the Salvation Army’s shelter at both events, so please remember to bring those as well.

And, before I sign off, thanks for a terrific first half of the year. Many of you have reached out and shared wonderful feedback about our meetings thus far. Hillary Gurman and others on the board have done a terrific job at making these meetings memorable. And the second half of the year promises to be just as great.

Happy holidays to one and all. I wish for you the best of what you wish for yourself!

Holiday Hugs, Merrie

 

 


Meeting Information/Speaker
 

Thanks to Melissa Milroy and her colleagues at the Galleria, our December meeting will offer tips for you to help you zero in on some terrific ideas for your holiday shopping. We are also hosting a Pick-A-Prize raffle as a fund raiser for our scholarship fund. We need members interested in donating prizes, and members interested in buying them. Great fun for everyone- and funds for deserving young women interested in pursuing their education. Thanks to Lorna Brown-Burton for stepping in to oversee the fun.

We will again be collecting gift cards for 11-18 year old teens who are in the Salvation Army’s Shelter. Please bring your gift cards to the party this evening or the meeting.  They will be used for Christmas gifts for the teens.

 

 


Important Registration Details
 

On line registration closes Wednesday December 3.

Your on-line registration is very important to provide an accurate count.   If you attend without registering OR you register and do not attend, you will be charged a fee.

If you must cancel after Wednesday or  if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at Browardwomensalliance@gmail.com or954-483-3060.



 

 


Member News
 

BWA members extend condolences to Diana Metcalf and the staff of Junior Achievement on the loss of their CEO, Melissa Aiello.

Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre proudly presents the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, at the Galleria Studio Theatre December 12-22nd.  Tickets available on line at www.FLCT.org or call 954-763-6882.  Janet Erlick says “Turn your bah humbugs into a joyful family celebration!”

Tracy Carroll Salon is selling raffle tickets for the rest of this week  for a chance to win a $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE toward any services or products in the salon.

100% of the proceeds will go to Broward Women's Alliance Scholarship Fund. Drawing is this Saturday, December 6th at the end of the day. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 8 for $20.

The 13th Boomer Expo will be held again at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, January 20 from 10 to 4. We honor veterans with a color guard and large cash prized for them. The general public is invited and they have an opportunity to win over 50 big prizes. To exhibit or attend, please contact  Anita Finley at srlife@gate.net or 561 758 0299.

Anita Finley was appointed a member of the Board of Directors for the Broward Health Foundation and brings her skills in marketing to that Board committee.

From Maria Pierson: Business for the Arts Broward presents an Arts Means Business Breakfast on Thursday, December 11 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. with legendary award-winning global artist and author Mahi Binebine at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd.

Presented by Forre’ & Co. Fine Art Gallery, the event is free and begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the guest presentation at 8 a.m. A professor of mathematics, a painter and sculptor who exhibits particularly in France, New York, Germany and the U.S., Binebine was born in Marrakech, Moracco and has lived in Paris, New York and Madrid. Several of his novels have been translated into a dozen languages.  His artwork is part of many public and private collections including the Guggenheim, New York; the Museum Bank Al Maghrib; the Kinda Foundation; the Musem of Marrakesh; the Kamal Lazaar Foundation; and more. 

To RSVP for the breakfast call 954-940-5344 or email rvegas@bfabroward.org. Free guided museum tours will follow the presentation.

From Dorothy Klein…I hope you’ll consider treating yourself this holiday season by buying tickets now to the Broward Public Library Foundation’s LitLUNCH! with Food & Wine magazine author Dana Cowin on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top lounge.  Cowin’s latest cookbook is Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes.  With capacity for only 200 guests, LitLUNCH! routinely sells out. Please visit https://www.bplfoundation.org/luncheon-course-literary-feast.phpfor sponsorship information or to purchase your non-refundable tickets ($75 per person). Tickets to LitLUNCH! would make a great holiday gift, too!

Here are some fun events from Patricia Zeiler and the Ft. Lauderdale Historical Society:

Holiday Twilight Tour, December 4 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair, December 7 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winterfest Boat Parade Viewing Party, December 13 | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m

Holiday Lights Boat Tour, December 19 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information visit www.flhc.org, call (954) 463-4431, email info@flhc.org

From Mary Riedel, February 21, 2015

16th Annual SAFEWALK-RUN 5K Presented by Pollo Tropical

Women In Distress invites you to join over 1,200 community members consisting of 75+ teams, individual walkers and runners take to the pavement to raise awareness about domestic violence and to raise funds for the much needed programs and services which Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. offers to victims of domestic violence in our community. The event features a 5K walk/run, games and activities for all ages, music, food, a Vendor Village, and much more!

7:30 AM – Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL

www.safewalk2015.kintera.org
 

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