Dearden Joins the 24-member arts advisory board to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners
The Broward Cultural Council recently welcomed Cultural Executive Committee Chair and Executive Director of Gold Coast Jazz Pamela Dearden to Broward County’s cultural arts advisory board. Dearden will be part of the 24-member team that makes recommendations to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The Broward Cultural Council, created in 1977, is dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Broward County through the development of the arts.
Appointed by the Cultural Executive Committee, Dearden brings to this new role, 25 years in arts management and administration experience. She has been the Executive Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society since 2004. Prior to that she dedicated more than six years with the Florida Philharmonic's Orchestra in management in the areas of education, outreach, grants management and administration of the Chorus. In addition, Dearden has been employed as the administrative director and business manager of Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and the assistant manager for The Opera Guild of Fort Lauderdale.
Dearden holds a bachelor of arts degree in Music from Florida Atlantic University and is the recipient of the 2008 ArtServe Arts Administrator Award, the 1997 Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Broward’s Star Award for volunteerism, and a “Women of Style and Substance” awardee. She has been affiliated with many professional and local civic organizations including American Symphony Orchestra League; Broward Cultural Council’s Arts in Education Committee; Broward County Music Teachers Association; Women’s Executive Club; past chair of the Cultural Executive Committee for the Broward Cultural Council; Cultural Foundation of Broward; National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE); National Association of the Teachers of Singing; past member of the Philharmonic Society and Opera Society among other civic organizations.
Last September, Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP met with several other outstanding nursing leaders at the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, where she was named to the first advisory board for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. The board positions will be held for 2+ years.
Zaumeyer was invited because of her knowledge, experience, and entrepreneurial expertise. She is known and respected for her opinions on the future of nursing in our healthcare system. Zaumeyer has been an NP specializing in women’s health for over 20 years. She is the author of two books and more than 27 publications. She has made presentations at more than 80 national and international conferences. She is also currently serving on the Editorial Advisory Board for Practice Management, the only online business journal written specifically for Nurse Practitioners.
Where can you get better business advice than from your WEC friends?
Attendees at the January luncheon will agree: Nowhere!
This month we spiced things up a bit with table talk. Members and guests drew a card to discover their designated table. Individuals at each table gave their “two cents” about a business related question. Then we all benefited from a table-by-table report back.
Member comments: WOW, this was fun and different. . . . I had a chance to get to know more members. . . . Loved it. . . . Let’s do it again.
Thanks to all who so generously shared business advice with their WEC friends.
16 year member Deb McLaughlin has been accepted as a postulent to the Diaconate (she's on the road to being a Deacon!) in the Episcopal church. There are still a few hurdles to jump, but you'll be invited for her ordination.
I wanted to share the most amazing news with you. Again, you all have shown up for our PACE girls with such generosity. I am so honored to be associated with a group of women who give from their heart to make a positive impact for those less fortunate.
Here’s what we’ve done for our girls:
Today the ladies contributed:
$180 in gift cards
$90 in cash
$295 in Checks
40 hand sanitizers
20 ear buds
15 bath and beauty products
5 purses and etc.
All in all, over $1,000 in value—holiday gifts for the girls.
May the blessings of the season lift your spirits and brighten your homes.
Dr. Dora Vilk-Shapiro is very proud to share the news that her 22 year old son, Jordan has been accepted to four dental schools! LECOM in Bradenton, FL; University of Florida in Gainesville, FL; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ; and Tufts in Boston, MA. Jordan is favoring Tufts and will be applying to either the Air Force Dental Scholarship or Navy Dental Scholarship programs. Jordan has also been nominated for the Order of the Pegasus award at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Dora is a very proud mom this month.
The center of psychological effectiveness with member Dr Priscilla Marotta celebrated the exciting move to their new office with a decorating holiday party at Sweeter Days in Fort Lauderdale. Each therapist received customized wine glasses as 2012 was a year of expansion for the Center.