Meeting Information

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is $30.00 for ABWA Members and $35.00 for Guests
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

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The mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

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ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Sheryl Glore
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

September 27, 2016

Special Guest Speaker: Ms. Debbie Goode

Debbie Goode, partner-in-charge of the Melbourne office of Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs, is a successful business woman in a very specialized and competitive field. CRI, a regional CPA firm, is ranked as the 22nd largest accounting firm nationally and the largest in the South.   Having practiced 100% in the male dominated side of the business, Debbie will share her approach to building networks in business, her industry and in the community by providing value and innovative leadership.
A certified public accountant, Debbie previously worked for the national firm, Coopers and Lybrand. Debbie earned her accounting degree from Florida State University, a Masters in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and is a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners. In 2010, she received the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants "Women to Watch" award.
Debbie provides more than 25 years of accounting and auditing experience to clients in Florida. She works primarily with government contractors, not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities and commercial companies. Debbie's expertise includes consulting on the Federal Acquisition regulations. She provides government cost accounting services including: rate calculations, preparing ICE models and developing accounting policies and procedures specifically related to government contracts.
Debbie is currently responsible for overseeing the audits of over 30 entities, while also managing the Melbourne office's daily operations.  She is currently in her second year as chair of the Space Coast EDC and has served on the EDC's ad valorem tax abatement and finance committees for many years. In addition, Debbie was a founding member of the Space Coast Women in Defense and was instrumental in starting FIT's mentoring program, WeVenture, for second stage businesses. She also was a founder of WeVenture's League of Extraordinary Women, which raised approximately $70,000 this year and $60,000 last year for the organization.

Women of Many Hats!

Please join us as we celebrate who we are as women, stepping away from roles we play everyday!
We challenge you to prepare and wear a hat that represents who you are.  We invite you to wear this special hat to the September 27 meeting and participate in the hat contest for the smallest, the largest, the prettiest and the most original hat.
 Promote your business by donating a gift basket or become a sponsor for this fun event!  Please contact Sue Tyson-Parker at 321-749-4684 or for sponsorship information or to donate a raffle basket.
  Proceeds benefit the Oceanside Charter Chapter Scholarship & Education Fund

Dinner Menu Selections

House Salad

Meat:  Sage Pork Roulade Stuffed with Dried Apricots,Cranberries & Walnuts, Herbed Potato Wedges

Seafood:  Mussels, Clams, Shrimp in Garlic-White Wine-Stewed Tomato Sauce over Capellini Pasta

Vegetarian:  Assortment of Seasonal Steamed Vegetables with Aromatic Rice Pilaf and Herbed Potato Wedges

Heath Bar Crunch Pie

 Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea 
Cost:  $30 for ABWA Members and $35 for Guests
Glass of Wine $9



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