In this issue
-Welcome New Members
For sponsorship information contact us at
Broward Women's Alliance
P.O. Box 826631
Pembroke Pines, FL
month of February brings to mind cupids, hearts, and the holiday
dreaded by singles, Valentines Day! But February is so much more than
the short little month where a dozen roses will cost you a
fortune, as we will be hearing from our speaker this month.
February is also Black History month. Elaina Norlin, will
enlighten us about the African-American Research Library and Cultural
Center, which is a real treasure right here in our own community. Don't
miss this opportunity to celebrate our diversity.
A Dream and a Vision
are having a visual tour down memory lane from the beginning of the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to the current
preparation for their upcoming 15th year anniversary.
It began with the dream and vision of one man. Samuel F. Morrison, the former director of Broward County Library,
who wanted to build a library by and about African-Americans for the
Broward community and the world at large. Not just any library, but a
state-of-the-art facility for research, life-long learning,
community gatherings, cultural events and technology training.
Morrison believed in his vision enough to inspire an entire community to
follow his dream, no matter how difficult the struggle.
Important Registration Details
Your on-line registration is very important to provide an accurate count. If you attend without registering OR you register and do not attend, you will be charged a fee.
you must cancel after Friday, February 10th or, if you have
questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at Browardwomensalliance@gmail.com or 954-483-3060
is the Director of Development for Covenant House Florida since
2011. She oversees all of the funding development efforts at the
organization, including direct mail, fundraising, special events,
public relations and marketing. Elisa holds a B.S. in
Psychology from the University of Florida and is an active
board member of the Broward County Gator Club. Elisa is the
Program Chair for Leadership Broward Class 35 and a board member
of Leadership Broward. She is active in other organizations such
as Chamber of Commerce Beach Council, Tower Forum and
Broward Women’s Alliance.
Please take a moment to say hello!
Luann Fuentes - Seminole Tribe of Florida
the past two years I have served as Clerk of Court for the Seminole
Tribe of Florida, where I have been employed for 10 years. Originally
from Brooklyn, New York, my family moved here when I was 3 years old.
My formative years were spent in the Broward County public school
system. I am a graduate with honors from Nova High School, Broward
College and Florida Atlantic University. My job experience spans from
the Florida Department of Children and Families to the Guardian Ad Litem
Program-17th Circuit, the 17th Judicial Circuit Family-Dependency Court
and Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services. I have also
worked as a Geriatric Care Manager for a private firm in Boca Raton and
have served as a Supervisor for Homeland Security’s Transportation and
Security Administration. I am active with fundraising efforts for
the Humane Society of Broward County and was recently inducted as a
member of Broward County Boys and Girls Club’s class of 2016’s 100
Dorothy Klein invites
you to the Broward Public Library Foundation’s LitLUNCH! with celebrity
work/life balance coach Samantha Ettus at 11:15 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 10, 2017, at the Pier Top Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Pier
Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This bestselling author will share tips
and stories from her book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction during
the event, which is the kickoff to Literary Feast 2017, the Library
Foundation’s annual fundraiser. Tickets are $75 and support Broward
County Library’s children’s and adult literacy programs and services.
See bplfoundation.org/litlunch or call 954-357-7382.
Children’s Theatre (formerly Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre)
celebrates 65 years of theatre magic with its Grande Crystal Ball,
taking place February 18th at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66
Crystal Ballroom. The theme is Masquerade, so you’re welcome to come
sporting your favorite costume or mask. www.FLCT.org for details
Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.
SAFEWALK-RUN 5K, now in its 18th year, has raised almost $1,000,000 towards ending domestic violence.
March 13 - Where are They Now – scholarship recipients
April 10 - TBD
May 8 - TBD
June 12 - TBD
*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice