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WEC Luncheon: AUGUST

  • Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 11:30am - 1pm
    Location: Tower Club

    An exciting speaker this month indeed!

    Trista Boyenga

    • 66 people attended

WEC Ladies Night!

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Michele's: 2761 East Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Members and
    Not Yet Members Invited!

    Women’s Executive Club Ladies…

    • 34 people attended

JUNE Cannon Circle

  • Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Auto Tech & Body- 429 N Dixie Hwy Pompano Beach 33060

    Cannon Circle: Members Only Please

    Tuesday June 25th at Auto Tech and Body, located at…

    • 14 people attended

Beth Tobin installed as Vice President of The Friends of Broward

Posted by Kimball Stadler, Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 @ 10:59am

  • Congratulations to our WEC Beth Tobin on her appointment as Vice President of The Friends of Broward Homeless and the Broward Outreach Center Liaison.

    She has been assisting this great organization for 14 + years and will continue with the addition of helping other social service needs and challenges.

    "Help us break the cycle of homelessness by empowering the transitioning of lives towards a path of self sufficiency."

    Share her special appointment at the upcoming event:

    The Friends of Broward Homeless

    "The Friends of Broward Homeless, Inc. is a 501c3 not for profit corporation that is focused on the singular goal of ending homelessness. The board's twenty years of experience in funding & development of The Broward Outreach Center has shown that homelessness is a solvable problem.... 

Laurina Anderson, MSW Honoree for Boy’s and Girl’s Club’s 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 @ 9:20am

  • For the second year in a row, Laurina Anderson was acknowledged by the Boys and Girls Club as one of their 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County as she is one of the leaders in the community.  She has served on a number of boards, worked as a volunteer for other non-profit organizations and continues to work full time as a Life and Energy Coach. 


    As you can see, she knows how to kick up her heels!!

A little levity from One President to the Next

Posted by Kimball Stadler, Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 12:36pm

  • It's not all hard work and no fun being on the WEC board of directors.  We allow ourselves a little levity!  In the comment section below, see if you can tell us the OUTGOING President's name and the INCOMING President's name?  

    Certainly, you know!?

Energizer Bunny Jr./Susan Kingsley Shares a Hot Spot to Morph

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Thursday, May 30th, 2013 @ 2:01pm

  • Hi Ladies, something neat I wanted to share with you is my Monarch Tree, a pink plant on my covered patio that seems to be a favorite for the Monarch caterpillars that I raise in my rear yard. Actually, all I do is provide the host plant, Milkweed/Butterfly Weed and the Monarchs do the rest. (Milkweed grows as a vine, as bushes, with red or yellow flowers, and also as a version called Giant Milkweed, that has large incredible looking flowers). In this particular session there appears to be the largest number of "Cats" hanging out. With the Monarch Butterfly having issues with its popluation in our world, it is something I can do to help.  Yes, of course I have additional types of host plants in my yard for other varieties of butterflies. :-) It is easy to do and amazing to watch the butterflies flutter around. Barbara Moorman and her husband are also butterfly gardeners. I learned this about her at one of our Annual Retreats. :-)

May Cannon Circle Memories

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 @ 9:20pm

  • Hosted by Dr. Priscilla Moratta, fun, sisterhood and sharing was experienced, enriching the lives of those who attended.

Proud Moment for Dr. Dora Vilk-Shapiro

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 @ 8:51pm

  • Jordan Shapiro graduated UCF May 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Family photo includes Dora's youngest sister Eileen. Jordan's girlfriend Shelby, Dora's mom, son Jordan, Dora and hubby Larry.

Peacock Proud News from Dr. Judith Kolva

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 @ 8:44pm

  • J
    udith Kolva is proud to announce a new business name and brand. Thanks to help from the stellar marketing team of Bonnie Unsworth and Dee Moustakas, Memoir Shoppe is ready to launch Legacies in Ink: Limited Edition, Heirloom Books. Stay tuned for soon to be released website.

     Equally as exciting, Judith and her business partner/husband, Chuck Schwabe, were presented with the  Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business of the Year Award.

Bookies Club: Steal The Menu

  • Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Kimball Stadler's little place: 11270 Heron Bay Blvd #1716 Coral Springs 33076


    If you're a foodie, you must read this book and join…

    • 8 people attended

Annual MEMBER Retreat!

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 8:30am - 4pm
    Location: Carol Meteiver’s Ocean Front Party Room / 4280 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Girlfriends: Party in Purple

    A “can’t miss” day, chockfull of girlfriend fun

    • 44 people attended

Michelle Case Anderson Shares Her Success

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 2:00pm

  • Michelle just received the CRPS designation,

    Chartered Retirement Plans  SpecialistSM or CRPS®

    Please see the details by clicking the link.

    Yeah Michelle! We are proud of you, our Sistah!

Too Pooped to Participate!

Posted by Kimball Stadler, Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 @ 5:03pm

  • Observations from one of our respected Past Presidents: 
    Last month’s speaker, Dr. Gayle Carson, fielded a question from one of the PACE girls about the best tip she could offer for getting ahead in the business world. Here’s what the S.O.B. (Spunky Old Broad) said: “Always be accountable…keep your commitments.”

     Dr. Carson’s response struck a chord with me. Based on recent events, I feel many of us have gotten lackadaisical about doing what we say we’re going to do.

    Here are just a few examples:

    • Forty-four members RSVP’d they’d be coming to the January Cannon Circle; 33 showed up.
    • In February, Dora cooked a magnificent Cuban dinner. She made enough food for 45, because that’s how many said they were coming –– 28 members came.
    • The last Book Club gathering had 10 members respond. Only four attended.
    • At a recent luncheon at the Tower Club, 20 members who RSVP’d did not come. (Imagine how unprofessional we must seem to the new catering manager.)

     Try putting yourself in any one of these hostesses’ high heels (or chef’s hat). When there’s a 25 percent or more “no-show” rate, lots of food and drink goes to waste. Planning for these events requires a sizeable investment of both time and money. So, the next time you RSVP for an event, make sure you will actually be there before hitting “send.”

     Of course, emergencies pop up: illness, car trouble, unexpected deadlines, etc. However, being pooped at the end of the day is not an acceptable excuse. Imagine how tired the hostess is!

    Besides, a little face time with other WEC members is the ideal antidote to a stressful day.


    Dee Moustakas- WEC Past president

Rosana Santos Calambichis to Speak at FOCUS BRASIL-EUA

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Friday, April 26th, 2013 @ 8:30pm

  • Hollywood, FL (April 25, 2013) Rosana Santos Calambichis, President of BIG CHEF™, the company that specializes in gourmet canapés, appetizers and hors d'oeuvres that are delivered to your door, invited to speak at the The 8th Annual FOCUS BRASIL-EUA as part of the Panel: Brazilian Women in America - Challenges and Achievement.

    FOCUS BRASIL-EUA Seminar which takes place April 29th to May 5th, in Fort Lauderdale, FL will gather hundreds of Cultural leaders, professionals, students and media representatives from different Brazilian communities in the United States and many other countries.  This year, the event will be launched on April 29th at Cinema Paradiso and will proceed daily until May 5th at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

    Rosana Santos Calambichis, CEO of BIG CHEF™ says: "It is an honor to be the voice of women in South Florida/Brazil. My goal in sharing my own challenges and achievement is to enlighten women about what it takes to make it in America, to get noticed for our accomplishments and not get discouraged by how long or difficult the road can often be for a foreign-born woman to realize her dreams and achive her goals. I believe in the positive impact of women’s contributions to society and in the economic development of the community and region."

    About the Panel: The panel, presented by Globo Noticia Américas is being moderated by Mila Burns, News Anchor of ”Globo Notícia Américas”,  TV Globo Internacional. In addition to the successful Florida business woman Rosana Santos Calambichis, other distinguised panel members include:

    ·         Maria do Carmo Fulfaro, Marketing Associate

    ·         Ingrid McConville, Immigration Lawyer

    ·         Luiza Freitas, Fashion Designer

    ·         Rose Damnascena, Social Worker

    ·         Beatriz Cariello, Teacher of Portuguese


    For more information, visit

    About Rosana Santos Calambichis: In Florida since 1991, before she lived in Cali, Colombia and Angola, Africa. Studied Law in Cali-Libre and PUC-SP, obtained an MBA from UOP in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. As a Brazilian woman immigrant, she proudly holds many unforgettable moments, among them, traveling to Sao Paulo, through SUSTA for the purpose of exporting BIG CHEF tasty items proudly made in the USA; to accept the award "Notable Women - Laurel Cecilia Meireles" Itabira, Minas Gerais, and to participate in the Pathway to Prosperity with Hillary Clinton in the Americas Women Entrpreneurs Conference in Washington, DC.

    The outgoing entrepreneur and owner of BIG CHEF™ has taken on many leadership roles and has been recognized in numerous organizations of distinction, mentored young entrepreneurs, participated and sponsored innumerous events & causes in the community. She is President-elect of the Women's Ecommerce Association International; sits on the Board of Directors of The Alliance of Broward County , member of Fort Lauderdale Women's Executive Club and of the Tower Club . She is the author of two ebooks “The Ultimate Appetizer” and “The Ultimate Holiday Feast” and the Food and Entertainment editor for "WeMagazine for Women."

    About BIG CHEF™: BIG CHEF is a health conscious, lean & green food manufacturer since 1999. BIG CHEF™ offers hors d'oeuvres and canapés, gourmet prepared food and Blossoms fresh fruit bouquets, shipped nationwide, delivered locally and catered to your homes, yachts and business. Private Label and Co-Packer.  BIG CHEF Gourmet Market is located at 4811 S State Road 7, Davie, FL 33314. For more information, visit , call (954) 965-2480 or email

April Meeting Memories

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 @ 9:13am

  • Fun, fondness and friendship always shared by our Sistahs.

Barbara Moorman Invites Us to Support Her "Mambo Man" Of Dancing With The Stars of Broward

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 @ 8:55am

  • All of us at Carroll’s, "The Gem on Las Olas”,  want to Thank everyone who have bought tickets in support of our own Twinkle Toes "Luke Mambo Man"  in his effort to help The Pantry of Broward.  

    “Dancing with the Stars”  is an awesome idea for fun and fund raising.

    Hope to see you on May 4th at the  Hard Rock.

Dr. Judith Kolva Rolls Out Our 2013-2014 Board

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 @ 8:44am

  • Drum roll, please . . . .the vote was unanimous . . .  


    The 2013-14 WEC Board of Directors is:



    Judith Kolva: President     
    Kathleen Ryan: VP Community Involvement

    Laurina Anderson: Past President
    Christy Sjoblom: VP Corporate Records

    Michelle Anderson: VP Membership
    Kimball Stadler: VP Communications; President Elect

    Susan Kissinger: VP Internal Involvement 
    Catherine Wolfe: VP Finance

    Trina London: VP Events


    Congratulations, ladies!

Pam Dearden Is Jazzing Us Up

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Monday, April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:04pm

    April is “Jazz Appreciation Month” and we’ve been busy providing jazz opportunities for people to enjoy lots of jazz.  We started out the month with our “First Friday Jazz Jam” on April 5 which features local jazz students.  On April 12 we presented jazz pianist Bill Mays in his “Mays at the Movies” jazz concert at the Broward Center.   We just completed our annual “Jeanette M. Russell Jazz Scholarship Competition” on April 20 with over 50 area jazz students who competed for jazz scholarships to summer jazz camps and for college tuition assistance for next year.  On Friday, April 26, we’ll be cookin’ with jazz at our “Jazz Cooks” event at the Lenore Nolan Ryan Cooking School, a fun evening of food and jazz by the Broward College Jazz Ensemble. 

    Our upcoming events in May include the “First Friday Jazz Jams” on May 3, which is free and open to the public. On May 10, we’ll be hosting  the “Spring Fling Pub Crawl” at the North Beach Arts District from 6pm – 8pm.  Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  May 8 will be our final jazz concert of the season, “South Florida Jazz Divas,” featuring Wendy Pedersen and Paulette Dozier accompanied by members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band led by Steve Ahern.  Tickets are $40/person and can be ordered at 954-462-0222. 


    There’s still time to appreciate jazz in April!  Call the Gold Coast  Jazz Society for information about any of the events listed above.     

Rosana Santos Calambichis Proudly Announces

Posted by Susan Kingsley, Monday, April 22nd, 2013 @ 2:08pm


May 2018
Tuesday 15th
11:30am May Mysteries Luncheon
Monday 21st
Thursday 24th
June 2018
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12pm Gem Luncheon at Sky Thai Sushi
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12pm GEM Lunch
Friday 15th
11:30am June Luncheon
Tuesday 19th
12:30pm Gem Luncheon At Season's 52 Galleria
Thursday 21st
12pm GEM Lunch at Stouts Bar & Grill
Monday 25th
12pm GEM luncheon at Tula Bistro
Friday 29th
12pm GEM Lunch at J Marks
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