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S.W.A.T. Networking!  Successful Women Aligning Together

SWAT Sister News!
Successful Women Aligning Together Newsletter 

2018  June

News From Our CEO, Dr. Robyn 

Our May 24th "SWAT Charity Showcase" was amazing!! Held at the Desoto Square Mall, we all had such a great time. It was heartwarming to see so many of you participate and attend. Thank you to The Mark Wandall Foundation, American Cancer Society, Gulfcoast Girl Scouts, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, Tidewell Hospice, Manatee YMCA, Humane Society, League of Women Voters, Just for Girls, Women's Resource Center, CareNet Manasota, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, The Umbrella Women, The Blessing Bags Project, Hunger's End, Suncoast Blood Bank and to all the people who brought donations. 


Thank you to Alice Rothbauer with Mary Kay for volunteering to be our new Bradenton Director. Join us next week - 1st Tuesday- June 5th, for her Debut meeting. RSVP to rsvpbradentonswat@gmail.com 

And don't miss our new Sun City chapter! 2nd Thursday-RSVP to rsvpsuncityswat@gmail.com June 14th at the Sandpiper Grille. The Director for the Sun City Chapter will be Chel Cartmill, Divorce and Transition Wellness Coach. Come to our premiere meeting!!


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!

SWAT is a unique organization! and new for 2018, bring in a new member...For each new member that you bring in, $10 will come off your next year membership dues! 5 new members who put your name down and you get $50 off your membership dues for the following renewal period! Bring a friend to SWAT!

And a new 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. 

Will you give SWAT a review?

Look at this list of new and renewing members in March! 

 New and Renewing Members!

Debra Fortosis with Elite Family Care
Cindy Zint with Farm Bureau Insurance
Donna Martin with C3 Accounting Solutions
Victoria Shea with Roomscapes Interior Designs
Chris Braun with Women's Resource Center
Debra Fortosis with Elite Senior Companions
Janet Bell with American Cancer Society
Sylvia Jones with Send Out Cards
Tracey Marrero with CBD BioCare
Gilda F. Hilton with The Photo Maker
Joann Pung - Manual Physical Therapy & Concierge Services
Roxie Brown with B & B Electrical Innovations
Kaitlin Folsom with EspressoBee - A Division of Modern Wealth
Michele Tanner with Preferred Shore Real Estate Group
Rose Burns with Rose Burns Graphic Designer
Joanie Howard with 60 East Italian Cucina and Ed's Tavern
Charlene Altenhain with League of Women Voters of Manatee County
Sherrill Sokol with AFC Urgent Care Sarasota
Traci McIntyre Miller with HHHT Auto Care
Marguerite Fritz-Cope with Mapping the Metaphysical
Rachelle Madrigal with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders
Karen Baker with K2 Insurance
Lisa Fratoni with Suncoast Blood Bank 
Christine Spelman with Re/Max Alliance Group
Diana Shoemaker with Creative Juices Coaching

Remember, to continue your membership in SWAT, it is only $10 a month! Stay in our online directory.

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 - Vicki Rollo (
Hearts Desire Boutique)
Manasota - Christy Jeffries (
European Wax Center)
LWR  -Shawna Hicks Cranston (
PostNet of LWR)
Brandon -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

Congratulations to SWAT Sister, Tanisha Cliatt for being 
as Manatee County's 'Citizen of the Year' by the 
Sarasota Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc.

Image may contain: Tanisha Cliatt, smiling, standing

Please help me welcome our newest SWAT team member, Deborah Jacobson with Mad Science Massage. She is our new Treasurer at the Manasota Chapter!

SWAT Networking is proud to be a member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, the Anna Maria Island Chamber, The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber and the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce! 

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
Desota Mall

Lakewood Ranch
Second Tuesday
River Club
Lakewood Ranch 

Third Tuesday
Primo! Ristorante

Fourth Tuesday
Ramada Hotel Venezia

First Thursday
Popi's Place IV  

Second Thursday
Sandpiper Grille
Sun City

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.


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

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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