SWAT Sister News!
Successful Women Aligning Together Newsletter

2020 January

Unbelievable how fast December came and went-Whew! Time is flying by. Even with all the holidays, I didn't stop working because our first SWAT meeting is January second! YES, the day after New Year's Day. It will be at Popi's in Ellenton. Start your 2020 off right! Here are some tips and info:

Last chance to vote (if you have not already voted) for your favorite charity to receive the brag dollar money. Then go here-

I need your nominations! Who would you like to see get the award for the Most Valuable Sister? Who has the biggest Heart? Who shines brighter than anyone else in your eyes? Help us select  the winners. Nominate a SWAT member or yourself: Heart, MVS, Warrior, Sparkle, Blossom. Send an e-mail to director@swatnetworking.com (Keep in mind that Michele Tanner, Shawna Hicks Cranston, Kristin Wolfrum, Melissa Sinkler and Geannie Alberti were recognized last year)

SWAT En Espanol has it's inaugural meeting on January 16th at the EVEN hotel. All Spanish speaking ladies are invited (This meeting will be 100% in Spanish! If interested, go to www.swatnetworking.com/enespanol for all the details. AND Muchas Gracias! Shannon Rohrer-Phillips, LLC for Sponsoring our "Lanzamiento de SWAT Networking En Español". Presenting the Voice and Visibility Women's Summit on Tuesday, Feb 4th in Sarasota.

Want to find a SWAT Sister? Go to: www.swatnetworking.com/directory - you can search by name, company name or just a category or key word! AND- at www.swatnetworking.com/meetings, you can find all the SWAT meetings and events and all the submitted member events. Remember to submit your event! Use your membership for free publicity! Just e-mail me the info to director@swatnetworking.com 

A perk of your membership!! You may be the "Featured SWAT Member" on the home page of the SWAT Networking website. Please go to www.swatnetworking.com, log in with your e-mail address and then update your profile. Make sure your photo, logo, description, FB page and FB business page, instagram account, etc is updated! Call me if you need help. 941-962-0884

 The Annual SWAT sister celebration!!
Thursday, January 30th
Get your tickets now! www.swatnetworking.com/celebration

All Ladies welcome!
SWAT Sisters, former SWAT Sisters, future SWAT Sisters, real Sisters! 

Held at The Worthington at Lovelee Lake
4815 17th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222

Bring your friends, daughters, granddaughters, neighbors, moms
All women and little women invited. 

See which Charity will receive the Brag Dollars this year! 

Traditional BBQ dinner, with all the fixins. Full Liquor Cash Bar 
$45 pp $25 for kids under 12

Wear your dressiest cocktail dress and your favorite boots
(No Jeans or casual clothes please)

Country Wedding Dresses With Cowboy Boots 2013

Sponsored by:    


Consider being a sponsor! Open to any and all businesses! Go to www.swatnetworking.com/celebration for more info. 

SWAT Networking is a unique networking organization. We have a sisterhood of hundreds of women. If you have not come in a while, schedule to come to just one meeting. It will make a big difference. Also, keep connected through our private Facebook pages. 

Did you know that your membership in SWAT costs just $2.40 a week (or less depending on your membership). Where can you get even one ad, in one publication for that kind of investment? Don't miss out on the chance to stay connected to 300 women with the reach of thousands for just $125 for the entire year! Even if you cannot make meetings, it is still a great way to promote your business, have access to so many wonderful services and products, stay connected and so much more!

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.com and 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!

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?

 New and Renewing Members!

Marie Avery Withers with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Angela Diaz Gonzalez with Exit King Realty

Joann Pung with Manual Physical Therapy & Concierge Services 

Tammy Valenti with Shannon Funeral Homes 

Barbara Edwards with Scholfield Realty

Ivelisse Diaz, Realtor

Christa Andrews, Aesthetician at Four Pillars

Becky Stefenelli with Mary Kay Skin Care

Pamela Parrino with The Parrino Group of KW Suncoast 

Angela Breakstone with Alexazul l Beauty Studio & Galleria 

Please help me welcome our newest SWAT Team member,

Amalia Flores, Rocio Davila and Gabriela Buena!

Thank you Ladies!

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

Bradenton - Beth Ward
(IberiaBank Mortgage)

Sarasota - Annemarie Graff
(Bank OZK)

LWR  -Shawna Hicks Cranston
(PostNet of LWR)

Sun City -Chel Cartmill
(Divorce Wellness Coach)  

Parrish - Kathi Bahler

En Español - Amalia Flores
(Manatee Children's Services and Amazing Nails by Amalia)

 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

Mark your calendar!  First Tuesday in Bradenton at Water's Edge * First Thursday in Parrish at Popi's Place IV * Second Tuesday in Lakewood Ranch at EVEN Hotel * Second Thursday in Sun City at United Methodist Church *Third Tuesday in Sarasota at Rivera Maya * Third Thursday -En Espanol at EVEN Hotel. Make sure you register for the meetings you are attending! 

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!!

Join us for the SWAT Sister Cruise!!

6th Annual SWAT Sister (and Friends) Cruise!
April 23rd,2020
Thursday- Monday
Tampa to Cozumel

All ladies welcome!

 friends, neighbors, sisters– even kids!
The more the merrier! Join us!

5 Days / 4 Nights From $279! per person *

(If you do not have someone to be your cabin mate, we will help pair you up!)        


CALL SWAT Sisters, Gayle Fortin or
Kathy Suter with Cruise Planners   

*Rates start at just $279.00 inside cabins (PLUS TAXES, FEES OF $75)

$100 pp holds this price!   Don’t miss the boat

Are you a new member? Join us! Please try to join us for a meeting this month!! And don't forget to Register online. Whether you are paying online via credit card or at the door with Cash or check, we need you to register. Go to www.swatnetworking.com/meetings. (Cancellations made within 24 hours of a meeting will be invoiced/charged, as guarantees are made to the venue). 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  fees will apply.


The New Member Orientation

The next New Member Orientation will be held on Monday, January 27th at 11:00 am at Four Pillars in Lakewood Ranch. 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, Certified Hypnotist at Four Pillars at newmembermixer@gmail.com

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

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. Go to www.swatnetworking.com/sponsor for more info

First Tuesday
Water's Edge


Lakewood Ranch
Second Tuesday
Even Hotel
Lakewood Ranch 

Third Tuesday
Rivera Maya


First Thursday
Popi's Place IV  


Sun City Center
Second Thursday
United Methodist Church
Sun City Center 

En Español 
Third Thursday
Even Hotel
Lakewood Ranch

Thank you again to our Diamond sponsor! 

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