It was a dark and stormy night on the ocean at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale but that didn’t put a damper on IFDA members and guests who gathered for another fabulous Cocktails, Conversation and Connections.

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Members Lynn Sciarrone, Marsha Koch, Beverly Stewart and Sue Lemire arrived early to prepare a warm welcome.

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And speaking of a warm welcome we are thrilled to welcome Sue Lemire who has recently moved to South Florida from Arizona where she was an active member of the Arizona Chapter.  We all enjoyed getting to know our newest Florida Chapter member.

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There was lively conversation as members and guests mingled in the Piano Bar at The Pelican Grand.

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Member Jenny Kohl, rep for Chapter Sponsor Sherwin-Williams, and member Vicki Kirsner  get to know guests ….perhaps future members.

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Above are members Beverly Stewart, Sylvia Wallace, Sue Lemire and Marsha Koch.

JHS_2868 Members Lynn Sciarrone, guest Cinny Perrella along with members Vicki Kirsner and Ted Perrella enjoy  drinks and lite bites.

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Member Rose Arevalo from T-Square Construction, a Chapter Sponsor, introduces her guest as they enjoy networking together.

Below Danielle Nino owner of JL Closets, our latest Chapter Sponsor,  poses with guests, art consultants, who express interest in joining IFDA.

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Being new to South Florida, new member Sue Lemire (below left), was delighted to meet so many like minded professionals in our community. It was fun to see  returning member Carol Teti Keesler and artist Twyla

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It was wonderful to see everyone engaged in conversations and having fun.  What a great opportunity networking events like this are for our members and  sponsors to connect with each other and our guests.

Enjoy more images from our evening at the Pelican Grand below with many thanks to our photographer John Stillman, who is always behind the camera and rarely seen in our photos.

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Thanks to all who drove from West Palm Beach, Pembroke Pines, Miami and beyond and braved the elements to help make this event a great success!  Many thanks also to our VP of Programming Lynn Sciarrone for making it all happen and to Bev Stewart VP of Events for her valued support.