Dave Slaman is a “semi-retired” Automotive Executive whose over 40-year career placed him in leadership roles with a number of US and European public, private and private equity companies. Through Slaman Advisory Services he remains engaged with several clients on strategic planning and implementation of lean process improvement. Dave and his wife Tina are now residents of Venice which they both believe is a “little bit of heaven”.
Several years ago, Dave became involved with the Venice Yacht Club’s Charitable Foundation (VYCCF) as a committee member. His passion for improving the community and giving back coupled with being an avid bike rider led him to founding and taking on the role of Director for the VYCCF’s Annual Ride for a Better Community.
Dave will be speaking on the works of the VYCCF in our area and the 2019 Ride for a Better Community.
It was my pleasure to represent all of you at the BPWFL Annual State Conference at the Clearwater Beach Marriott June 14-17, 2018. It is stimulating to bond with strong, powerful women residing throughout the state of Florida.
One of the highlights was the presentation of the Glass Ceiling Award to Brigadier General Carrie Nero. She is the first African-American nurse in the Army Reserves to achieve this honor. Carrie, which is how she wanted to be addressed, received her nursing education after graduating from high school. She had always wanted to be in the military, but was told by her father that girls do not go into the military. She met a U.S. Army recruiter while working at a hospital as a surgical nurse and enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant.
She has received a bachelor’s degree in counseling and behavioral health, a master’s degree in nursing and a doctorate in higher education. She retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army in 2006 and continues to work with veterans in the Tampa area.
At our Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 19, 2018, it was an honor to present scholarships to 2 lovely young women who are also carving out their futures in non-traditional careers for women and encouraging other young women in their classes and homes. These are truly exciting times for women and gratifying to be a part of assisting deserving young women attain their goals of continuing their education, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with scholarships from our Local Organization of Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice.
l to r: Rhonda Robinson, Carol Kouba - Scholarship Committee, Karin Drury - Scholarship Chair, Cynthia Kenner-Brower, Esther Bird - Scholarship Committee.
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice (BPWEV) awarded two $1,000.00 Adult Learner Scholarships at their monthly dinner meeting on June 19, 2018 to Rhonda Robinson and Cynthia Kenner-Brower. Both recipients are attending SCF Manatee/Sarasota. (A third winner will be honored at the July meeting)
Rhonda is enrolled in the B.A.S. Technology Management Program, Cynthia is finishing her A.S. degree in Technology and Engineering and has been accepted into the B.A.S. for the 2018 fall semester. Both ladies are single mothers, working and carrying a full study load. Their outstanding GPA helped the Scholarship Committee in the selection of the winners. Cynthia made the President’s List of Students to be recognized for their academic successes, quite an honor! Congratulations Rhonda and Cynthia! BPWEV wishes you continued success.
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice. The public is invited to attend all meetings. For more information please go to www.bpwev.org
The mission of BPWEV is: To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information.
At their monthly dinner meeting on June 19, 2018 the members and guests of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) welcomed Dee Danmeyer as a new member to their organization. Esther Bird conducted the induction ceremony.
Dee is the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of South Sarasota County, Inc. Her role as a community leader and expertise in helping women and their families find affordable housing will make her a valuable addition to BPWEV.
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice. The public is always invited. For more information go to www.bpwev.org
BPWEV’s mission is: To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information.
First Vice President, Esther Bird, has formed a committee and work has begun on the upcoming "Hats off to Women" workshop scheduled for November. A special thanks to Natalie Bloom, Alyssa Case, Debra Straw and Carol Kouba for joining the committee.
This will be an all day event, beginning with registration at 8:30 am and including lunch. Six speakers will do presentations on topics of interest to women in our community. Surveys have been sent out and results are coming back to help the committee determine what topics are most interesting.
The first committee meeting is coming up in July so more details will be available at the July 17 business meeting.
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