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Starting the New Year Off with a Bang!

We have a big fun weekend planned in honor of Tina Ackles, ABWA National President, who will be joining us to celebrate the chapter members of Southwest Florida. Our calendar lists all the events from Saturday, January 23rd through Monday, January 28th when Tina will be presenting at the Neapolitan Chapter’s monthly meeting.

For your convenience, we’ve listed all the details on this page as well. Please feel free to share with your friends, family and colleagues.

Saturday 1/26/13:

10am – 2pm: ABWA SWFL Council WOY luncheon

6pm: Dinner at Morgan House – 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers, FL

RSVP to Christine Wright at cfwright93 [at] comcast [dot] net by Wednesday 1/23/13.

We have the private room reserved and need to know how many are planning to attend. If you cannot do dinner, we will be hanging out in downtown Fort Myers after dinner. Let Christine know if you want to meet up with us later and she will send her my cell number.

Sunday 1/27/13:

11:30 am/12 noonSwamp Buggy Races at the Florida Sports Park in Naples, FL

RSVP to Toby Buerger at C: 239-293-8324 or email ybot2 [at] comcast [dot] net

We will meet at Florida Sports Park just inside the entrance gate. Call Toby’s cell once you are there if you can’t locate us.

Cost and Information:

Sunday gates open at 10:30am Racing begins at 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Ticket Prices: Adult $18 Child $9.00 to purchase tickets online CLICK HERE

This is a family friendly event, dress casual (shorts, jeans). Can be buggy, bring bug spray.

There are plenty of food and beverage vendors on site.

For more information about our famous Swamp Buggy Races CLICK HERE.


From downtown Naples:

Take US 41/Tamiami Trail E. to Rattlesnake Hammock Road. Turn left onto Rattlesnake Hammock and follow it to Collier Blvd (CR 951). Cross over Collier Blvd and head straight. Follow the road until you come to the Florida Sports Park.

From I-75:

Get off at exit 101 (old 15) and head south 3.5 miles on Collier Blvd. At the lighted intersection of Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. and Collier Blvd. take a left and follow the road until you come to the Florida Sports Park.

5:30pm – Open House at Sandy Waite’s home.  Pizza, snacks and bring your bathing suit if you would like.  Casual attire.

Sandy Waite

8895 Lely Island Circle

Naples, FL 34113

Sandy’s cell phone if you need directions:  253-2225

Monday 1/28/13


11:30am: Lunch at Alice Sweetwater’s Bar and Grille, 1996 Airport Pulling Road South, Naples, FL 34112



Please call or email Sandy by 10am Monday morning if you plan to come to lunch, so we can reserve space:

253-2225 or swaite [at] platinumdrycleaners [dot] com


5:30pm: ABWA Neapolitan Chapter Meeting

Bellasera Hotel 221 9th St North, Naples, FL 34102


Presenting Tina Ackles, National President of ABWA

What is ABWA and why so many women are so passionate about their membership in their local leagues and National involvement.


There are so many opportunities of leadership positions within the chapter, council and even National level.  These allow you to support your community AND fulfill your personal development aspirations in a supportive and nurturing environment!


The 2013 ABWA Neapolitan Chapter Woman of the Year will also be announced at the January 28th meeting.


ABWA members $29.00.  Non ABWA Members $34.00

RSVP by Friday 1/25/13.  To Sandy Waite at C: 239-253-2225 or email at swaite [at] platinumdrycleaners [dot] com


Dinner Menu:

Chicken Piccata, House Salad and Dessert

Vegetarian Meal available upon request

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