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

April 25, 2017

Lieutenant Erica Harris, PhD, MPH

Lieutenant Erica Harris, PhD, MPH, is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, and is currently stationed at Patrick Air Force Base at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), where she works on a variety of projects related to hazing, bullying, toxic leadership, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and LGBT issues.  At DEOMI, she serves as the Chief Research Scientist/Research Psychologist in the Research, Development, and Strategic Initiatives Directorate.  In addition, Lt. Harris is an adjunct assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she is currently teaching an online human cognition course.

After completing her PhD in Behavioral Neurosciences from Boston University (BU) in 2011, Lt. Harris received her Naval commission.  She also holds a Master of Public Health degree (2005) from BU with dual concentrations in Epidemiology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Lt. Harris deployed as an Individual Augmentee (IA) to Afghanistan from June-December 2013 on the 8th and final mission of the Mobile Care Team (MCT-8). The mission of the MCT was to emphasize preventive mental health care, surveillance, and command consultation.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 25 as Lieutenant Harris shares her insights on why it is important that women learn to be leaders and inspire other women to lead!



Dinner Menu Selections

Garden Salad

Meat:  Braised Lamb-Goat Cheese Cannelloni with Sage Pesto

Seafood:  Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna, Roasted Marble Potatoes, Fried Rice Noodles, Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Vegetarian:  Assortment of Fresh Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Rice Pilaf

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



Happy New Year to all! With the holidays behind us, it’s now time to focus on the coming year and the fabulous events that await us!

Start the new year out by making sure you’re current with payment of your chapter dues!  At the November, 2016 meeting, the membership voted to increase annual chapter dues from $25 to $30 effective January, 2017.  If you haven’t already done so, please remit at your earliest convenience to insure the privileges of your membership.  You can contact Catherine Alexander, our treasurer to arrange payment of your dues by credit card. Our $30.00 annual...Read more

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