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TBI Officer Election Results

The polls are closed and the votes are in. MANY thanks to all who participated in the TBI election. 

The following candidates have been elected or retained their seats:

  • Programs Chair                          Maureen Kolar, incumbent
  • Small Group Events Chair          Mary Goiran, incumbent
  • Membership Chair                      Gene Towry
  • Treasurer                                    Anne Lauder, incumbent
  • Secretary                                    Evelyn Baran

According to TBI bylaws, the incoming President must be a member of the current board. We are very lucky that Laura Hunt has agreed to take the position. She will be a remarkable leader. 

We sincerely welcome our new board members and look forward to another two years of friendship amongst our TBI sisters.


Heather Rush
President, Tampa Bay International

Upcoming Events

Member Birthdays

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to send a birthday greeting via email.


Victoria Albanese   1 Dec

Janet Greenwood   2 Dec

Lana Schutte Tetzlaff   5 Dec

Donna Waechter   5 Dec

Lynn Girolamo   6 Dec

Carolyn Bond   7 Dec

Barbara Burdge   7 Dec

Suzanne Berns   8 Dec

Kathy Biscoglia   8 Dec

Susan Osher   12 Dec

Pia Nilsson   14 Dec

Christine Rizo Darran   16 Dec

Evelyn Baran   21 Dec

Sharon Withers   21 Dec

Anne Lauder   23 Dec

Joan Ulrich   24 Dec

Zene Hoult   28 Dec


Yaneth Hughes   1 Jan

Carol Nelson   6 Jan

Nata Cibran   9 Jan

Adele Visaggio   10 Jan

Jill Silverman   17 Jan

Elvira Wright   20 Jan

Just For Fun!

Travel Guide: 48 hours in Luxembourg – The Grand Duchy

March 2020 signals free transport for all in Europe’s richest country – The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This tiny landlocked country, sandwiched between France, Belgium and Germany, is surrounded by rolling countryside, has a wealth of culture, history and nature all packed into a country the size of Oxfordshire.

And right now the city, just an hour’s flight away from the UK, is undergoing some huge changes as it strives to hold onto its status as a major player in the European Union.

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a short break in the city. So grab your free pass and check out the highlights.

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How to find the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It’s finally here — the week when almost everything is on sale.

The National Retail Federation expects more than 165 million people to take part in the five-day shopping marathon from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday.

All the hype and pressure to buy can be overwhelming, so you need to have a plan if you want to find the honest-to-goodness bargains. NBC News BETTER contacted a half dozen shopping experts to get their advice.

Read more at NBC News Better.

Member Support

We also encourage and comfort our members in time of challenge. If you are aware of any such need please contact Suzanne Berns, TBI Secretary, via email.

Click here to launch an email request.