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Upcoming events

    • 08/18/2022
    • 07/01/2023
    • Advertising and Marketing Options
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    Three Free Months! New This Year Only! 
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    • 08/18/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • 09/24/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Ocean Beach Park | 98 Neptune Ave New London, CT 06320

    Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® – SECT Women's Network Team – September 24, 2022

         Be sure to Join Us, Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. You can walk with us in person, virtually, and/or donate anytime.
          Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
         We will be walking in person on September 24, 2022. Please support us.
         You MUST click the link below to join our team, register or donate:
    https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2022/General?team_id=734531&pg=team&fr_id=15452&fbclid=IwAR0g14l1fV8Mr40R8QNSH7-YIx2qaA59Belvrl8OfiiUWRUA7Li1cKfpHwM

    Thank you for your generosity!


    • 09/27/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cafe NV Restaurant, 57 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT 06385
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    Mastermind Group Meeting – for Networking and Growth

          Join Us!...For an in-person Mastermind Group Meeting, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 1-2:30pm, (the cost of your meal) at Cafe NV Restaurant, 57 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT.
        The intention of the Mastermind Program is to create and sustain a supportive, empowering structure for members, by following the principles referenced in Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, the book and film The Secret, and the Law of Attraction.

        Outline of meeting:

    1.    Introductions—30 second elevator style
    2.    Order beverages and/or food as desired off menu
    3.    Overview of Mastermind Format/Intentions
    4.    Sharing of goals and/or challenges by each participant.
    5.    Action plans
    6.    Create our structures: meeting dates, times, and location.

         Please register online here. Contact Carol Burgess at cburgess0@snet.net for more information.

    • 09/29/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 11 Blinman St., New London, CT, Next to Bank St. firehouse
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    N@N — Shaw Mansion, New London – Pat Schaefer and the New London County Historical Society

         Network @ Night, Thursday, September 29 from 5:30-7:00 pm, $10 cash, at Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St., New London, CT. Next to Bank St. firehouse. This event is hosted by our member, Pat Schaefer and New London County Historical Society. Please register online and pay cash only at the door. Bring a friend! Register Today!

         Join us for light hors d'oeuvres and beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks). We will tour the ground floor. Wander on your own and ask questions. Enjoy networking in the atmosphere of this beautiful mansion built in 1756 for Nathaniel Shaw Sr. It is a well-preserved example of a wealthy merchant's house, made further notable as the location of the state's naval offices during the American Revolutionary War. You can view rooms on the ground floor that are available for a fee and have questions answered.
         50% of the proceeds will go to New London County Historical Society and 50% to the Network
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    • 10/16/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Lighthouse Inn, 6 W. Guthrie Place, New London, CT 06320

    Benefit Brunch for Lisa Giordano – October 16, Lighthouse Inn 

    Be sure to join Us Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 11:00 am for a Benefit Brunch for Lisa Giordano at Lighthouse Inn, New London, CT, $35 pp in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, contact Ann Buonocore, 860-572-7305 buena.vistare@yahoo.com. Click link to See flyer for more info. Emma Palzere-Rae will have tickets available at the September  21 luncheon. This is also,the inaugural re-opening brunch at the iconic Lighthouse Inn.
         Lisa Giordano is our 2022 Woman of the Year! This is a fundraiser to help with Lisa's medical expenses. Please help us to honor Lisa and join us for a wonderful brunch.
         If any business or individual would like to donate a gift basket or card, please let us know.
        There is also a GoFundMe page where you can make a donation to help with Lisa's medical exxpenses. Click link https://www.gofundme.com/f/lisa-giordano-medical-fundraiser?qid=6f727802a4d9dd32d58744bf4044a650

        Lisa was a mere 8-years-old when she started giving. It started as a mini-fair in the back yard of her family home, which raised $30.65 that was donated to St. Jude’s Children’s fund. Lisa’s sister Dina lost a battle to neuroblastoma 2-years before. At the fair, there were games, homemade baked goods, a white elephant table, and 5-year-old friend Miss Toula as fortune teller. Note of the Fair appeared in the NL Day. Little did we know that we’d be back this way again.
         Lisa Giordano, a native of New London is by nature selfless. Along with being the eldest daughter of Jim and Pat Giordano who currently reside in Waterford, CT and sister to Jamie and Anne.  She holds a MA in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and did a Research Thesis on The Role of Aromatic Amino Acid Side Chains in Protein-Nucleic Acid interactions. All fine and well but her true calling has been self-lessness that she pursues through her love of the arts – painting, playwrighting, producing, directing and teaching through theater and art. Her demeanor is quiet but her ability to move mountains is huge. Lisa is a co-founder and Vice President of Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) and ETC’s resident playwright, a member of the Dramatist Guild and has studied American Impressionism with many a well-known artist including Lois Constantine. Awards: several. Exhibits: yes.
         Lisa is on the boards and advisory board for several nonprofit organizations including ETC, Auxiliary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, and Writer’s Block, Ink. She was a New London Youth Talent Show Co-Coordinator in 2011 and 2012 held at the Garde Arts Center, a past board member of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network and in June of this year was awarded The Network’s “Woman of the Year Award.”
         All of Lisa’s works are thoughtful, always as a contribution to “make a difference” as indicated in titles: “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” and “True Nature of All Being” (with plans to possibly be shown at our beloved Garde Arts Center).
         What has Lisa done? Lisa has done all of the above plus too much to mention while through the years battling the long- term effects of Lyme Disease and now a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. When Lisa was presented with the idea that her friends & family wanted to prepare a benefit on her behalf, Lisa hemmed and hawed before giving us the ok as long as it wasn’t just about her. “It must also be for all women and to support research for early detection of ovarian cancer.”


    • 10/19/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Filomena's Restaurant, 262 BostonPost Road, Waterford, CT 06385
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    Feeling Stuck  & Can't Get Out of Your Own Way? Here's How to Identify the Most Common Barriers to Get You Moving Forward! – Heidi Gruss, Psychotherapist   

    Be sure to join Us Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11:30 am for our monthly luncheon for Heidi Gruss, Psychotherapist at Filomena's, $20 for all, includes gratuity and tax.
         Have you made several attempts to break through to the next level of success, only to find yourself in the exact same spot? Are you starting to question if you’ve reached your peak of success even though you feel like you have so much more to offer?
         Human beings pattern everything, our thoughts, feelings and actions. We are creatures of habit, even when our habits do not serve the success we seek to achieve.
         This presentation teaches you how to identify negative behavior patterns and emotional blocks sabotaging opportunities for future success.

         *50/50 lunch fun is back! Your fun ticket purchase at lunch on Wednesday, funds our Network operations, community and charitable engagement activities, and our scholarships! $1 each ticket, no limit, please bring cash!
         * Member Benefit: Members (only) may place their business info on the Members Showcase Table.

         Heidi Gruss is a licensed psychotherapist and transformation strategist who specializes in working with burned out women seeking a change in their lives. She brings to her clients two decades of clinical and administrative experience in both private and corporate behavioral health settings. Four of those years were spent running a multi-million-dollar behavioral health program for the state of Connecticut that became a model for the rest of the United States.
         Through her multi-six figure coaching business, she helps women rapidly identify and overcome negative patterns of behavior that hold them back from success in business, health and life. Her clients have been able to obtain much-deserved promotions, transition into different careers, create greater work-life balance and improve their well-being.
         Heidi’s expertise has been featured in media outlets such as Master Your Mindset With Coach Marc, The Bigger Braver Show, Grow Your Path to Wellness and Victim to Victory. She has also presented to audiences of thousands on virtual and live stages across the United States. She lives in Waterford, Connecticut, with her husband and three children.



    • 11/16/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Filomena's Restaurant, 262 BostonPost Road, Waterford, CT 06385
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    Military Appreciation Luncheon – Installation Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator, April Tischler    

    Be sure to join Us Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:30 am for our monthly luncheon for our Military Appreciation Luncheon at Filomena's, $20 for all, includes gratuity and tax. 
         April will speak on, "Grief Talks - leveraging your own natural love languages to help others in grief."  

    April Renee Tischler
    Installation Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator,
    Mid-Atlantic Region (Located at Naval Submarine Base New London, CT)
         April Tischler is the Installation Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator at the Fleet and Family Support Center onboard Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut. April is a Grief Recovery Specialist and since 2019 has been working with Gold Star Families. She provides support for Gold Star families in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Ontario and eastern Canada. April received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valdosta State University. A strong advocate of empowering families to thrive through challenges in the military culture, April joined government service in 2012 and has a passion fueled by 20 years of varied experience with Military family programs. In January 2022 April was awarded the Navy Gold Star Program Coordinator of the Year. 

          *50/50 lunch fun is back! Your fun ticket purchase at lunch on Wednesday, funds our Network operations, community and charitable engagement activities, and our scholarships! $1 each ticket, no limit, please bring cash!
         * Member Benefit: Members (only) may place their business info on the Members Showcase Table.


Past events

09/21/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - September 21, 2022
08/17/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - August 17, 2022
07/20/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - July 20, 2022
06/17/2022 Advertising and Marketing Options During the 2021-2022 Year
06/15/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - June 15, 2022
05/20/2022 N@N - Network@Night - May 20, 2022
05/18/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - May 18, 2022
05/01/2022 Network Special Team Event - May 1, 2022
04/20/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - April 20, 2022
04/11/2022 Mastermind Group Meeting - April 11, 2022
03/16/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - March 16, 2022
03/14/2022 Mastermind Group Meeting - March 14, 2022
02/16/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - February 16, 2022
02/14/2022 Mastermind Group Meeting - February 14, 2022
01/19/2022 Network Monthly Luncheon - January 19, 2022
01/10/2022 Mastermind Group Meeting - January 10, 2022
12/15/2021 Network Holiday Luncheon - December 15, 2021
12/13/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - December 13, 2021
12/01/2021 Business After Hours and Mini-Expo - December 1, 2021
11/17/2021 Military Appreciation Luncheon - November 17, 2021
11/10/2021 N@N - Network@Night - November 10, 2021
11/08/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - November 8, 2021
10/28/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - October 28, 2021
10/20/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – October 20, 2021
09/15/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – September 15, 2021
09/09/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - September 9, 2021
08/26/2021 N@N - Atty. Linda Mariani - "Forget What Lawyers Tell You!" - Coming this Fall, Date TBD
08/18/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – August 18, 2021
07/21/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – July, 21, 2021
06/16/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – June, 16, 2021
06/14/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - June 14, 2021
06/10/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - June 10, 2021
05/26/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - May 26, 2021
05/19/2021 Welcome Back Luncheon! – In-Person – May, 19, 2021
05/14/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - May 14, 2021
05/13/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - May 13, 2021
05/12/2021 Zoom N@N - Covid Art - Date TBD
05/12/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - Date TBD
05/10/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - May 10, 2021
04/28/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - April 28, 2021
04/21/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon, Partner Event - April 21, 2021
04/21/2021 Partner Event with WBDC - April 21, 2021
04/12/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - April 12, 2021
04/09/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - April 9, 2021
04/08/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - April 8, 2021
04/07/2021 Virtual Network at Night (N@N) - April 7, 2021
03/31/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - March 31, 2021
03/24/2021 Zoom N@N - Raylene Taskoski - March 24, 2021
03/18/2021 Virtual Panel Discussion - The Work of Safe Futures - March 18, 2021
03/17/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - March 17, 2021
03/12/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - March 12, 2021
03/11/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - March 11, 2021
03/08/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - March 8, 2021
02/25/2021 Zoom N@N - Media Class Series - February 25, 2021
02/17/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - February 17, 2021
02/15/2021 Essential Equity: Women – Videos - February 15-28, 2021
02/08/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - February 8, 2021
02/05/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - February 5, 2021
01/27/2021 Zoom Virtual Event - January 27, 2021
01/20/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - January 20, 2021
01/14/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - January 14, 2021
01/11/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - January 11, 2021
12/29/2020 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - December 29, 2020
12/16/2020 Zoom Virtual Holiday Bazaar Luncheon - December 16, 2020
12/14/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - December 14, 2020
12/11/2020 Victory for Veterans - December 11, 2020
11/18/2020 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - November 18, 2020
11/12/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - November 12, 2020
11/09/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - November 9, 2020
10/29/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - October 29, 2020
10/22/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - October 22, 2020
10/21/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - October 21, 2020
10/12/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - October 12, 2020
10/08/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - October 8, 2020
10/01/2020 Zoom Network at Night (N@N) - October 1, 2020
10/01/2020 Safe Futures Annual 4K Walk - October 1-4, 2020
09/24/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - September 24, 2020
09/23/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - September 23, 2020
09/16/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - September 16, 2020
09/14/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - September 14, 2020
09/10/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - September 10, 2020
08/27/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - August 27, 2020
08/19/2020 Member Business - Virtual Tour Luncheon - August 19, 2020
07/29/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - July 29, 2020
07/15/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - July 15, 2020
07/06/2020 Virtual Roundtable on Women and Business - July 6, 2020
06/30/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - June 30, 2020
06/17/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - June 17, 2020
06/03/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - June 3, 2020
05/20/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - May 20, 2020
05/07/2020 Zoom Network at Night (N@N) - May 7, 2020
04/29/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - April 29, 2020
04/15/2020 Cancelled - Monthly Network Luncheon - April 15, 2020
03/19/2020 Cancelled - Network at Night (N@N) - March 19, 2020
03/18/2020 Cancelled - Monthly Network Luncheon - March 18, 2020
02/19/2020 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 19, 2020
02/06/2020 Network at Night (N@N) - February 6, 2020
01/15/2020 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 15, 2020
12/18/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - December 18, 2019
12/05/2019 Network at Night (N@N) - December 5, 2019
11/23/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - November 23, 2019
10/16/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - October 16, 2019
10/03/2019 Network at Night (N@N) - October 3, 2019
09/18/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - September 18, 2019
08/21/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - August 21, 2019
07/17/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - July 17, 2019
06/19/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - June 19, 2019
05/15/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - May 15, 2019
04/17/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - April 17, 2019
04/13/2019 Partner Event - A Good Laugh, Inc. Presents - April 13, 2019
03/20/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - March 20, 2019
02/20/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 20, 2019
01/24/2019 Partner Event - Women’s Night at the Innovator Networking Series - January 24, 2019
01/16/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 16, 2019
12/19/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - December 19, 2018
11/21/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - November 21, 2018
11/04/2018 Partner Event - The Well Healed Woman - November 4, 2018
10/17/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - October 17, 2018
10/14/2018 Partner Event - Safe Futures Walk - October 14, 2018
10/10/2018 Partner Event - Business After Hours - October 10, 2018
09/19/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - September 19, 2018
08/15/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - August 15, 2018
07/18/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - July 18, 2018
06/20/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - June 20, 2018
05/16/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - May 16, 2018
04/18/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - April 18, 2018
03/21/2018 Network Luncheon Canceled - March 21, 2018
02/21/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 21, 2018
01/17/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 17, 2018



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