The February Cannon Circle was a success held at the Hampton Beach Club. WEC members were treated to red or white sangria, latin sodas like Materva and Ironbeer and fruit juices like mango and guava. Ceviche, 2 salads, turkey picadillo (a ground turkey dish, seafood and chicken paella, black bean soup, and platanos maduros (sweet plantains) followed by latin cookies and guava or mamey (a red fruit similar to papaya) icecream. Zelda, the Palm reader entertained. A tour of Dr. Dora's new beach condo. apt. followed. A great time was had by all and everyone went home with their Valentine's goodie bag. Dr. Dora Vilk-Shapiro, a WEC member since 1996 enjoyed sharing her Cuban heritage with her WEC friends.
I am part of the Coral Springs Leadership program this year and one of our functions is to raise money for the local high schools in our area. We put together a wonderful networking event on March 14th. I invite you to attend and network in a professional yet fun environment. -Kimball Stadler
Marla Jaffe Nassau, Interior Designer and President of Jaffe Design Associates, Inc. has just been appointed as an Adjunct Instructor at the Auto Nation Academy of Art + Design Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale Nova Southeastern University.
NEW COURSE: INTERIOR DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
This New Interior Design Fundamentals course is a unique interactive experience designed for students interested in interior design taught by Industry expert Marla Jaffe Nassau. Focus will be placed on design principles, balance, scale, proportion, color, and texture. Students will learn smart shopping techniques, such as how to save time, money and avoid costly mistakes. Space planning will be discussed as well as practices on how to draw and design a room. Finally, designs become a reality with the implementation of a vision is realized. This 5 week course is open to all levels, no experience necessary. Open house is February 9th 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. and session begins February 19th.
5weeks: $225 + $30 lab fee
Tuesdays: 3pm – 6pm or 6:30pm-9:30pm
Marla has been a presence in the South Florida Interior Design arena since incorporating Jaffe Design Associates, Inc. in 1984. Marla is a Florida State Registered Licensed Interior Designer with the Board of Architecture and Interior Design. An ASID Award Winning Interior Designer known for her diverse non repetitive style. “As a creative Visionary and Industry Expert I always begin with the end in mind….Space is my Canvas.”
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.