Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette
Lehigh Acres American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to one local student.
The Lehigh Acres chapter of the American Business Women’s Association gave the 2017 Impact Scholarship to Alexis Macchio.
Macchio is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Florida SouthWestern State College.
She will return to FSW this fall as she works toward her degree.
The Impact Scholarship is open to all females who will attend an accredited college, university or community/vocational school. Eligible applicants must a resident of Lehigh Acres, Alva or Buckingham and they must be at least a college freshman in August with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
American Business Women’s Association – ABWA Lehigh Acres Club chose Judy Carter as there Woman of the Year
ABWA mission 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.
Join us this Wednesday, May 14, at Tannassee Realty at a fund raising event…the Lehigh chapter of ABWA is raising money for women’s scholarships…the evening will feature a jewelry auction…light refreshments will be provided…open to all…5:00 – 8:00…any women interested in becoming an ABWA member should stop by and find out what we are all about…
Lehigh Acres chapter is holding an open house on May 14 at Tannassee Realty in Lehigh Acres between 5 and 8 p.m. There will be music, courtesy of DJ Judy, and light refreshments. ABWA hoping to attract any ladies who might be interested in joining their group. ABWA’s primary focus is to raise money that is then awarded as scholarships to women.
Article and Photos by Kevin Gourley
Special to The Lehigh Acres Gazette
The American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA) of Lehigh Acres held its annual luncheon, fashion show and silent auction on Saturday at the Colonial Community Center in Fort Myers. This year’s event was entitled, “Lights! Camera! Fashion!” and incorporated a Hollywood theme. Money raised from the event goes towards the ABWA scholarship fund.
Attending the event were some very impressive-looking celebrity impersonators. Look-alikes for Jack Nicholson (Robert Bullard), Danny DeVito (Stu Gordon), and even Megan Fox (Sondra) added to the fun and made themselves available to everyone for special photo opportunities.
The dining area was filled with guests through the entire event. An empty seat was difficult, if not impossible to find. (more…)
The Hollywood-themed “Lights! Camera! Fashion!” luncheon, fashion show and auction is scheduled Saturday at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers to raise money for the organization’s scholarship fund, ABWA Chapter President Karen McKenzie said.
The event also will offer attendees a chance to get up close and personal in a photo op with Hollywood celebrities. According to McKenzie, They have Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito look-alikes coming to the fashion show and you can have pictures taken with them.
Karen McKenzie, the president of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in Lehigh Acres would like to see more business and professional women in Lehigh to become active members. In fact, that is one of her goals as she takes over the reins of leadership of the group which has around 20 members today.
We want to attract younger women who are professionals in the community. We want to introduce them to our organization, which fosters good relations between business people in the community. The ABWA also helps in the community and hands out scholarships to deserving Lehigh seniors each year.
“Not only younger women, but we are also asking women who have been in the business atmosphere, working in local firms, to give us a chance to show how we can all work together to promote Lehigh business and join our professional network,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie said the ABWA meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Bistro Rudy’s restaurant at The Village on Taylor Lane for a dinner meeting. Cost of the dinner is $15 and must be called in as a RSVP to Marilyn Waline at 368-4222. The event begins at 6 p.m. with networking and dinner followed by the monthly meeting. (more…)
Members had a chance to mingle with local women business leaders, and get answers to all your questions about the ABWA and who have been flocked Lehigh Acres.
The ABWA Chapter of Lehigh Acres in doing a fundraising event where you can “Flock” someone with Pink Flamingos. For a fee of $15 we will “flock” your front yard with 10 pink flamingos. We also have the option of doing 20 flamingos at $30. You can also add balloons if you wish for a small additional fee. This fundraiser helps our scholarship fund. Please call Vicki Culver at Home for the Holidays to flock someone today! (239) 770-2311.