October 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Message

Hello ladies, 

What a great time to be part of the Jacksonville Women’s Network!

This is an exciting month for JWN. On October 15th we will welcome new members who are voices of influence and share in the vision of supporting and accelerating the advancement of women in both personal and professional endeavors.

Our annual meeting will be on October 17th and we look forward to presenting your 2020 board leaders as well as unveiling core values that will complete our guiding principles along with our vision and mission. We will also have the pleasure of hearing JAX Chamber President and JWN Member, Debbie Buckland’s perspective on what it means to be a voice of influence. Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards, 


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Voices of Influence

Congratulations to JWN Member Rosa Beckett for being elected as 2019-2020 Board President for Leadership Jacksonville and to the following JWN Members for being selected for the Class of 2020: Patricia Dodson and Missy Peters.

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Member News

2020 Dues Update

The JWN Board of Directors, responsible for the financial health of our organization, has voted for a small raise in dues for 2020. Full member dues will be $175 (an increase of $25); sustainer dues will remain at the current rate. Dues were last reviewed and increased in 2015. The 2020 dues rate will allow JWN to remain financially stable by balancing the organization’s budget, protecting our reserves and continuing to offer the dynamic programs for our membership. In mid-October you’ll receive an invoice for your 2020 dues along with a short summary of this year’s successes as well as upcoming opportunities to continue to engage with Jacksonville’s most influential network of women.

Thank you for continuing to support JWN.

Please direct all concerns about this issue to Maribel Hernandez at [email protected]

Dear JWN sisters,

Counting all the things I am thankful for, JWN is right up there amongst the top. For the last 23 years, my husband and I have hosted an open house Thanksgiving. This year however, due to him having major back surgery the first part of November, we are putting this year’s open house on hiatus. We wish everyone a blessed holiday and look forward to hosting again in 2020. For those of you who have joined us in the past, we look forward to celebrating with you in the future. ~ Pixie

Pixieglas & Art You Wear will be showing at the following art shows:

Mount Dora, October 26 & 27 – free and open to the public in downtown Mt. Dora

Jacksonville Beach Art Show, November 8 & 9, Beach Blvd, and A1A. Beaches Museum (where the train is). Free and open to the public.


Join new JWN member Teri Sowder as she moderates the 4th annual Women Forward community breakfast on November 4th, at The Cummer. CLICK HERE to register.

Congratulations to JWN member Pixie Larizza!

Art You Wear™ and Pixieglas™ announces new partnership with North Beach Bistro Art Gallery. Located at 725-5 Atlantic Blvd., in Atlantic Beach.

Studio open by appointment (at this time) while I work into new routine incorporating this new venture with Blessings from the Universe! - Pixie

Women of Color Cultural Foundation invites you to a forum on “Issues Facing Homeless Women” on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. The forum will be held at WJCT located at 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  The event is free. No registration required. For additional information call Dr. Helen D. Jackson at (904) 635-5191.

The legal group enjoyed a free tai chi lesson on Wednesday, September 25th, hosted by Cecilia Bryant.

Photo (L-to-R): Maribel Hernandez, Vicki Bowers, Rose Marie Preddy and Kathy Para

"What an enjoyable lunch ladder with these three amazing lawyers. Vickie Bowers shared her passion for Hospice and camping adventures with her pets while Rose Marie shared a photo of her new pet and told us about her family. We celebrated Kathy’s retirement and the great news that she is going to be a grandma! All three of these beautiful ladies practice elder law and were such a pleasure to get to know."

Maribel Hernandez

If you have news to share about yourself or another JWN member, please email Chirstina Llamozas, JWN Administrator at [email protected].

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Next Meeting

The Professional Women's Council is bringing women in the community together and connecting them to the various women’s organizations in the area where they can work and build their businesses. During this event, they will award six (6) outstanding professional women in our community. JWN President, Maribel Hernandez, is among those nominated for the Women's Advocate award. Join us to support Maribel and any other JWN members who have been nominated. Seats at the JWN table will be at a discounted rate. Hurry, there is only one seat left! Guests are welcomed.

CLICK HERE to see interview with Snowden McFall on Buzz TV.


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Newsletter Submission Guidelines

This is an exclusive e-newsletter for and about Network members and upcoming JWN events. We welcome items about your personal and professional achievements, and any projects you would like to promote to members of JWN. Please include photos, preferably in JPG format. Please email all submissions to JWN Administrator, Chirstina Llamozas at [email protected].

We are also seeking members who would like to be a spotlight in our monthly newsletters. This gives other members a chance to get to know you better both personally and professionally. If you are interested participating, please answer 5 out of 10 of the following questions: Member Spotlight. We look forward to getting to know everyone!


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