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Dear EEWN Members,
Happy 2017… each New Year welcomes positive changes. Thank you for responding to our Member Survey. The Board of Directors have read your responses and we are dedicated to providing meetings and venues based on the results. This year’s programs are packed with interesting speakers, focused on personal growth.
As I write this letter, the impact of the Women’s March this week brings to mind the importance of our voices. Emily Dickenson wrote:
               We never know how high we are
               Till we are asked to rise
               And then if we are true to plan
               Our statures touch the skies –
Through East End Women’s Network we support each other, educate and encourage all women to be the best they can. Be a leader in your community, share your talents. Our new Member Directory and Buying Guide is coming out this month, a great resource when looking for a service, product or advice. It’s great being part of EEWN, looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Helen Minieri Stacy, CFP
President, EEWN

Progressive Networking

2016 October on the North Fork with EEWN.  See our Business Showcase review, below.
Pace's Dockside, in Mattituck, hosted our members and guests for an exciting evening of progressive networking in October.  Each person was assigned a table number to start, forming 5 or 6 individual groups. An EEWN Board member acted as facilitator of each group.
      During the course of the evening, members interacted with each other while each facilitator offered various business topics, questions and key points for discussion. This unique networking exercise also involved changing tables  in sync with each dinner course served, simulating the mass hysteria of musical chairs.
      Seriously, each new table and group of participants was like a fresh start to the evening, and new ideas, tips and marketing ideas kept flowing.  Thank you, Dockside, for following us on this enjoyable ride, and cheers to the sleight of hand of their bartender, as well.

Business Showcase ~ A Personal View         By Victoria Spector   


      I have been a member of EEWN for about a year now, and it has been such a rewarding experience.  I graduated from Wagner College in 2015 and almost immediately began working for ADP Payroll, in Melville, in their Small Business Division.


      My role at ADP is to help small businesses with cash flow, risk, and their employees through our technology.  ADP is primarily known for payroll, but has grown into an all-encompassing Human Management Capital Company.  1 in 5 businesses in the country utilize ADP to pay their employees.


     In the first year at ADP, you are generally given a territory, some banks to work with, and some accountants that you hope will refer (business) to you. My territory was the North Fork of Long Island. Through cold calling and prospecting, I signed up my first few clients! One of my clients mentioned EEWN, and invited me to attend a meeting. From my very first meeting, I felt welcomed, and I knew I wanted to become a member.


     In EEWN, one meets such amazing, inspiring women who truly want to help you. Their slogan, "Women Helping Women" could not be more accurate. Sales jobs are not always glamorous and there is a lot of rejection. The women of EEWN made it possible for me to not only get promoted in my first year, but to also be chosen for a new role within the company. Members were signing their businesses up on ADP and referring me to their friends and family. 


     I am truly grateful to be a member of EEWN.  I feel lucky to have the opportunity to learn from women who have seen so much success in their careers. It's a great feeling to be a part of a group that truly wants you to succeed.  My success at ADP is a direct result of the women in this group who helped me get there. 


     Looking forward to another year filled with great meetings and great people! 

     Visit ADP or contact Victoria at:


One of our many lucky raffle winners, Charyl Ozkaya, is pleased to accept a beautiful gift basket from co-moderator, Julie Ott.
Thanks to All of our supporters who donated gifts, services and more to make 2016's Holiday celebration an unforgettable evening!
2016's A Holiday Affair...
     So, did everyone hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling, ting-ting-ting-a-ling on November 30th? The decorating party did a spectacular job setting up our Dining Room at The Birchwood, in Riverhead.  From candy canes and lights, gift baskets, bows and a crowd of good cheer - - our end-of-year meeting was complete!
     Those raffle tickets were flying out of hands like hotcakes, and the organization successfully raised both scholarship funds, in addition to launching our new Helping Hands program.  There were too many winners to name, but you all know who you are.
     A big shoutout to Tara Kelly and Julie Ott, who combined their moderating skills and did a fabulous job hosting the events of the evening. They commanded the floor like little elves :) giving out chocolate, wine, movie tickets, jewelry certificates, more wine, hotel stays, aromatherapy, and on and on...
     On behalf of the EEWN Board, I want to thank everyone who attended and who gave their time to support this wonderful event. And, if you missed it or are a new member, be sure to add November 2017 to your event planner.
Welcome to our new column with news items and general information from your EEWN Board Of Directors.
We appreciate everyone filling out and submitting the recent business survey, created by Director-at-Large, Deb Boulanger, owner of The Great Do-Over.  The results help us create new and exciting programs for our membership.
     Currently, the Board is actively seeking members to join the Board.  Positions are available and we could use your help. Please consider spending time with us and help the organization grow.
     Upcoming programs include such topics as business branding, small business panel discussion, how to avoid fraud and identity theft, and EEWN's Woman Of The Year event.
     It's not too early to start thinking about Woman Of The Year.  Nominations are due March 31st. Start your short list now, and make your recommendation.  Go to the EEWN website for the submission form.  Voting takes place during our April program meeting.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Board member and Vice President, Judy McCleery at: .
Hot Off the Press! 
You may purchase a copy of our speaker's book at the January 25th Program Dinner.  So, try to arrive early, get your head shot taken by Judy McLeery and pick up your copy.
EEWN is proud to present an evening of Holistic Health and Wellness at our upcoming February dinner.  Please join us as we welcome Dr. Stanley Katz, MD, pictured left, of Peconic Bay Medical Center. Dr. Katz is a licensed cardiologist who will present the latest information on how to maintain a healthy heart.
Dr. Katz is the Chief of Interventional Cardiology and Chair of the Cardiology Department at Riverhead's PBMC.  He is also a professor at Hofstra's Long Island School of Medicine.
Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa and was trained in Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.  Upon completion of his training in 1978 he joined the faculty of Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  From 1982 to 1991 he was Director of the Catheterization Lab at Winthrop University Hospital.  He joined North Shore University Hospital in 1991 as Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Catheterization Lab.  His field of expertise is interventional cardiology with a special interest in acute myocardial infarction intervention.
      Dr. Katz most recently joined Eastern Suffolk Cardiology. Nationally known for his expertise, Dr. Katz brings the experience our community deserves as we build a comprehensive Health Center at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
     In addition to Dr. Katz, our Wellness speaker will be Ann Harmon, a certified health coach and yoga teacher.  Learn how yoga can enhance your quality of life, reduce stress levels, and maintain a healthy body.
      Our Member Showcase for February will be Cathy Veoukas, a cranio-sacral therapist and holistic health coach, who will have a beautiful display of Essential Oils.
"We all start out knowing magic.  We are all born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us.  We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand.  But then, we get the magic educated right out of our souls.  We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out.  We get put on the straight and narrow path and told to be responsible. Told to act our age.  Told to grow up, for God's sake.  And you know why we were told that?  Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they'd allowed to wither inside themselves."                ~ Robert R. McCammon

Board of Directors 2016 - 2017

We love to hear from you. Our email links can be found on our web page.


Mark Your Calendar !


February 22nd

(Bring A Guest)

"Health & Wellness for Women"



Dr. Stanley Katz, Chief of Interventional Cardiology PBMC-Northwell Health And Ann Harmon, Certified Health Coach and Yoga Teacher


Upcoming Venues...


Our February 22nd meeting will be held at
The Mill Roadhouse
in Westhampton Beach.
142 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY    

Phone:  631.684.9413

New Members!

Lisa Congemi-Doutney...
   Vice Pres. Commercial Banking,
M&T Bank
Ashley McDonald...
   Manager of Product Development
  and Director of Social Media,
Detection In Time
Debra McDonald...
   SVP Marketing and Promotions,
Detection In Time
Christine McGinley-Drab...
                 Sag Harbor Neighbors
Linda Purrazzella...
   Owner,    Hampton Mosaics, Ltd.
Angela Sadeli...
     Administrator,  North Fork
                               Glass Shop
Michelle Safarian...
Vice Pres., Business Banking,
Capital One Bank
Susan Syrewicz-Keeney...
                    SSK Enterprises
Shawn Widmeyer...
   Founder and Creative Director,
Detection In Time

Interested in volunteering
and we have not yet called on you? 

Please contact Elaine for making a connection that works for you:

Thank You
to all of Our

Would You Like To Advertise Here?
Please contact Julie Ott for more information.


Remember, networking is all about relationship building. Keep your exchange fun, light and informal – you don't need to do the hard sell within minutes of meeting a person. The idea is to get the conversation started. People are more apt to do business with – or partner with – people whose company they enjoy.

Ditch the sales pitch.
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