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

Please take a look at our Membership Recruitment Brochure and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!

ABWA Mission Statement

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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Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

Dr. Julie Gelman


Imagine that you are a busy business woman with a full schedule of clients, family obligations and important meetings.   At 8:00 a.m. you’re not feeling well enough to leave your home.  What choices do you have as you look at your day’s agenda?   One option is to cancel half of your business appointments and make arrangements for a friend to pick up the kids from school, or the second option is to make one phone call to a telemedicine service and have a prescription called in to your pharmacy to start medication within hours.   Learn more about this advanced healthcare option from Dr.  Julie Gelman at the Oceanside dinner meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014!

Rapidly gaining in popularity due to convenience, affordability, and privacy, telemedicine involves the exchange of health information by means of modern electronic methods as your cell phone.  Through telemedicine you can speak to a doctor on the phone and receive quality healthcare without having to drive to an office.  Learn which conditions are appropriate for telemedicine, the difference between available telemedicine services, and how telemedicine can fill the gaps in your current healthcare and make your very busy lifestyle flow much easier!

Dr. Julie Gelman earned her first doctoral degree in dentistry in 1988, and practiced dentistry in Chicago for four years. Unfulfilled in this career path, she decided to return to school to study medicine. After earning her medical degree from Rush Medical College in 1993, and graduating in the top ten percent of her class, she completed her residency program in Internal Medicine at Lutheran General in Park Ridge, IL, and achieved Board Certification in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Gelman and her husband, Dr. Clifford Gelman later moved to Florida where She joined Osler Medical Group in 1996, became a partner within two years and continued employment there until 2011, when she opened her own independent practice in Melbourne.  In 1997, Julie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and treated with chemotherapy.  Due to persistent side effects of the chemotherapy, she can no longer tolerate any fragrance and respectfully requests that guests refrain from wearing perfume the evening of her presentation. 

Dr. Gelman draws on her experience as a patient, knowledge as a dentist, training in traditional medicine, and personal holistic philosophy in her approach to treating patients.  Invite your friends to join you for this interactive presentation and make your reservations today!



Menu Selections


Soup of the Evening


Meat:  Beef Bourguignonne with Pearl Onions, Parsley & Mushrooms in Mashed Potato Ring


Seafood:  Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad


 Vegetarian:  Manicotti with Wilted Spinach

Chocolate Bread Pudding

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



Mission: Member Value! How’s that for the 2014 - 2015 Oceanside Charter Chapter theme?

Oceanside has had a busy summer so far, with much more to come! I hope you take the time to read this message so that you are up to date on all the latest! So much happens in ABWA and it is our mission to make sure that everyone receives the maximum benefit from their national and local memberships.

How will your incoming Executive Board and committee leadership pursue this mission? Please see part of the plan below.

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