Those members who do not wish to pay annual dues but would like to support and be involved will be considered a "Friend of Women United Flagler" and will be invited to attend and support all WIF activities/events but will not receive the benefits listed above for active members.
Barbara Johanson: My husband, Bob, and I have worked together for nine years as a team of Realtors with Watson Realty Corp in Palm Coast. Our goal is to guide our customers through the complexities of Real Estate transactions. I joined Women United Flagler because I feel it is important to be an active, contributing member of our community and felt this was the perfect way to do so.
Linda Mahran: Linda Mahran retired after 31 years of service from ITT in 2009. She began her career at a General Motors components plant in Rochester, New York which was later acquired by ITT Corporation. An opportunity to transfer to Palm Coast came in 1997 with a promotion to Transportation Manager for the corporation. Over the next 12 years Linda advanced within corporate procurement to lead the Indirect Global Sourcing team. As a corporate executive, Linda provided leadership to implement on-line procurement solutions throughout the company and her worldwide team was responsible for negotiating corporate agreements for over $3 billion in spend.
Linda participated as the ITT executive on the United Way Volusia Flagler County Board of Governors for several years. She has been actively involved in community service throughout Flagler County. Linda is most proud of her involvement in helping to establish the Women’s Initiative of Flagler County (WIF). One of her first accomplishments was to conduct a needs assessment within the county to best determine how the new organization would have a meaningful impact. Linda was awarded the organizations first Woman of the Year award in 2010. She has served in positions of Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairwomen of the Steering Committee, Chicks with Cans Committee and Community Services Committee, and has played an active role in the Philanthropy Committee. In 2016 she was recognized by the organization as Woman of the Year for a second time. Starting in 2017 she has taken on the role of Vice President of the newly renamed Women United Flagler (WUF).
Linda has “Lived United” since her early days with General Motors. The annual United Way campaign provided an opportunity to give to many community organizations through one umbrella organization. At her local Palm Coast ITT office, Linda led the annual United Way campaign with creative kick-off events and coordinated local community service opportunities for employees.
Linda and her husband of over 25 years, Jim Kennard, enjoy golfing and driving their Corvette. She also enjoys yoga, circuit training and running at local 5K events. She has three adult step-children with spouses living in Tampa, Rochester, NY and Boston, and seven grandchildren.
The Fall 2016 Chicks with Cans food drive was a huge success! We were able to donate 11,300 lbs of food to Feed Flagler to be used to feed families in need over the holidays. Great job everyone!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in the Spring. If you are interested in learning more about this fun group of volunteers, please contact Linda Mahran @ email@example.com.
The WUF launched Chicks with Cans in 2010 in response to the growing hunger rate in Flagler County. Annually, Chicks with Cans Food Drive collects over 60,000 lbs. of food to distribute back to Flagler County food pantries and the Feed Flagler Program.
Interested in getting involved? Women United Flagler Chapter (WUF) has board meetings every other month which are open to the public. We also hold quarterly socials leading up to our largest social, The Power of the Purse Dinner & Silent Auction which is held at Hammock Dunes Club every August.