Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional lives of local women. Building strong personal relationships between Chapter members provides a safe, supportive environment for members to grow and develop. The focus on leadership, continuing education and community involvement positions our Chapter as the premier women’s business organization in Brevard County.

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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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!

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. Patricia Marzzacco

March 27, 2018

"The Majority Finds its Past": A Brief History of Women in the United States, 1776-1920

Dr. Patricia Marzzacco will address the question of why the history of women remained invisible for so long and how it became, at long last, a topic of interest to historians who have worked to shed light on the experiences and contributions of American women. Pat will also examine the various factors that came together resulting in the successful passage and ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting women full voting rights.

After receiving her B.S in Education from Temple University, and during her years teaching high school history classes, a question kept nagging at Pat for which she had no answer. Where are the women? After early exploration of the literature on the subject, Pat discovered there wasn't much available. As the years went by, more was being written by historians about women, leading to Pat's desire to study the history of women in a more formal, academic way.

Pat's research began while she was pursuing her M.A. in History at Rhode Island College where she worked in the Admissions Office. Sweeping aside her fears of rejection, Pat applied to the Harvard University Graduate School of Education which offered a doctoral degree in the history of education. The day she received her acceptance letter remains one of the most exciting in her life. Pat received her Ed.D from Harvard University in 2003.


Congratulations to Kathy Meehan and Marilyn Scott, the 2018 recipients of our Making a Difference award! 

Please join us for this special evening of recognition as we honor our recipients and celebrate Women's History Month!

Promote your business by donating items to our silent auction!  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Catherine Alexander at alexander.catherine55@ymail.com for more information. Proceeds benefit the Oceanside Charter Chapter Scholarship & Education Fund.

Dinner Menu Selections

Garden Salad

Meat: Cranberry and Walnut Stuffed Pork Loin, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Carrots, Apple Brandy jus

Seafood: Crab Stuffed Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc,Rice Pilaf, Green Bean Amandine

Vegetarian: Vegetable Tagine - Chickpea, Zucchini, Eggplant, Sweet Potato, Onion, and Raisins in a Savory Stew Served with Basmati Rice

Sorbet Trio with Fresh Berries,
Toasted Coconut & Mint Sprig
 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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