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SWAT Sister News!
Successful Women Aligning Together Newsletter

2019  February

From CEO, Dr. Robyn,

The annual SWAT Sister celebration was amazing!! Bitter cold and very wet, but amazing. I had such an awesome time. So much love and admiration going around.Thank you so much to everyone who attended. Congrats to all the award winners- Michele Tanner - Heart Award, Shawna Hicks Cranston - Most Valuable Sister Award, Melissa Sinkler- Sparkle Award, Kristin Wolfrum- The blossom Award,  Sylvia Jones- Warrior Award and Betsy Plante- Humanitarian Award! Thank you to Shannon McMahan of Shannon McMahan Designer Portraits and Photography www.shannonmcmahan.com for taking amazing photos! Here are just a few...





Congratulations to Betty Burton, Life Coach with Optavia for being selected 'Woman of the Year'.

and exciting news! Our charity recipient was SWAT Sister. Melissa Wandall with The Mark Wandall Foundation serving children and teens in grief. 

Thank you again to our Celebration sponsors! 





Important announcements!! Remember Bradenton SWAT is now meeting at Connect Bradenton. It is downtown. Parking is in the rear. Overflow is across the street in the parking garage.

Do you have an event coming up that you would like publicized for free? Got an expo, speaking engagement, open house? Send me all the details (text only) to director@swatnetworking.comand I will get it on the SWAT website and also on our announcement pages for the meetings. 

SWAT sisters are here for you. Just reach out and let us know that you need some extra support. That is what makes us special, we are a sisterhood.  If you need a referral or recommendation, if you need prays or a hug, if you need support, we are here for you. If you need more business, try promoting on our private FB group and make sure you schedule a sit-down with ME!

And a perk of membership!! We now have a "Featured SWAT Member" on the home page of the SWAT Networking website. If you do not have a photo on your profile and you are selected as the featured member, it will not show your photo. Please go to www.swatnetworking.com, log in and then update your profile. Make sure your photo, logo, description, etc is updated! Call me if you need help. 

Posting in our SWAT Fb groups is always a good idea. Here's a tip-  Decide the best place for your post-- please choose one group only. It is for the entire organization? Post in the SWAT Networking group. Just for one area? Post in the area group such as LWR SWAT. No need to post in multiple groups. 

Will you give SWAT a review?

Look at this list of new and renewing members this month! 

New and Renewing Members!

Lori Anderson with Moore, Fowinkle, Schroer Insurance Agency

Kathi Bahler with Meleleuca the Wellness Company

Patricia Light with the PANDORA Store @ UTC

Avery Holder with Hometown News, USA

Brenda Green, Cannabis Theory’s

Terri Ayers with Made 4U By Terri Sue

Laurel James with Bring In Nature Interiors 

Tammy Daum with Team Excell

Pam Giordano with CareNet Manaosta

Bethany Lynch, Brittney Hoogland and Janet Bell
with American Cancer Society

Brenda McGowan with Navigator Kitchens & Cabinets

Holly Lutz with League of Women Voters of Manatee County 

Marie Avery Withers with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Sally Ullman with Sally Ullman Photography

Anne Harrison with A. K. Harrison Designs

Shawneen Burkes with Keller Williams

Joy Hamm with Initial Outfitters

Rebecca Compton with Dignity Memorial

April Dacas with Len's Roofing

Jen Robb with Excelerate Digital

Please help me welcome our newest SWAT team members,
Ellen Norcott with BriannaLeigh Designs

Angie Marinacci with Axiom Bank

Mary Roberts with The Haven

Thank you ladies!

Congrats to Elizabeth Cranston, our SWAT Ambassador (Shawna's daughter) for being honored with a 'Servants Heart Award' from The Blessing Bags Project MLK Day Event at Painting with a Twist.

Thank you to our entire SWAT Team. Without you, we would never be where we are.
And thank you to our wonderful Directors, 

Our Executive Director, Deb Gerard (First Impressions)   

Bradenton - Alice Rothbauer (Mary Kay)
Venice - Sylvia Jones (Send Out Cards)
Manasota - Christy Jeffries (European Wax Center)
LWR  -Shawna Hicks Cranston (PostNet of LWR)
Sun City -Chel Cartmill (Divorce Wellness Coach)  
AMI- Janice Teeter (JMTeeter & Associates)
Parrish - Melissa Sinkler (Detweiller's Gas/ Mobile Air)

To learn more about a chapter, go to www.swatnetworking.com 


Bring your daughter, niece, granddaughter, to any SWAT meeting. Members bringing young ladies, 16 and under, may pay at the member rate of $14.00. We loving having young ladies at the meeting. We are ready to help the next generation! So bring your  future SWATTERS

There are many wonderful events coming up. Our SWAT Sisters are involved in fundraisers, networking events, open houses and more! 

Check out our member events page on the website!!

Our lunch meetings: 

First Tuesday
Connect Bradenton

Lakewood Ranch
Second Tuesday
Even Hotel
Lakewood Ranch 

Third Tuesday
Ramada Hotel

Fourth Tuesday
Ramada Hotel Venezia

First Thursday
Popi's Place IV  

Sun City Center
Second Thursday
United Methodist Church
Sun City Center 

Anna Maria Island
Third Thursday
Bridge Street Bistro 
Bradenton Beach

Please try to join us for a meeting this month!! And don't forget to RSVP. Cancellations made within 48 hours of a meeting will be invoiced/charged, as guarantees are made to the venue. All member "walk- ins" will be charged at the visiting SWAT Sister rate of $17.00. Payment in advance is expected and appreciated. If you are paying by credit card or  PayPal, fees will apply.


Special Kudos to SWAT Sisters- 

Shana Rosenthal on becoming a US Citizen!
Shana, we are proud of you.

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Tami Goudy with Veritas! Pest Management and the West Bradenton Crime Watch for winning the Anna Maria Island Trolley Grant award for the 4th year. Image may contain: 4 people, including Tami Goudy, people standing

Betsy Plante with The Blessing Bags Project for being named
"Person of the Year" by Sarasota Post 

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Tanisha Cliatt with the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce on being selected 
to be this year's Mistress of Ceremony at the NAACP MLK Breakfast

Elizabeth Turk with RomanticVows.com won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award!

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Glenna Tanner with Glenna on the Go Travel for being selected by the 
Sun City Center Area Chamber as Ambassador of the Year.

Are you a new member?
Join us!

The New Member Mentoring Mixer is held once a month on the 1st Monday of each month. It is a great way to fast track your connections, build bonds with other like minded SWAT Sisters and learn some valuable and proven networking tips specific to SWAT. For more information, contact Welcome Ambassador, Shana Rosenthal at newmembermixer@gmail.com

If you are not yet a member and want more info, go to www.swatnetworking.com 

Use your membership wisely!  

1) Send in announcements about fundraisers, open houses and events! 

2) Post reminders, specials, etc. on a SWAT facebook group page.

3) Make appointments with other SWAT Sisters for one to one time.

4) Support and attend other SWAT Sister's events.

5) Go to a New Member Mentoring Mixer and get acquainted with new-comers.

6) Come to meetings!!  

7) Invite a few sisters to come to your place of business

8) Host a SWAT sister open house

7) Let us know if you need prayers or help!

How about Sponsoring a SWAT Meeting? 

It is a great way to spotlight your business and allows your S.W.A.T. sisters to get to know a little bit more about who you are and what you do.  With just a little planning and prep work, you can jump-start your networking opportunities and friendships.  5 minute ($50) or 10 minute ($100) spots available. Contact the Director of the Chapter for more info...

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