Current & Recent Events

Our Calendar is filled with exceptional programs for our members to enjoy: engaging luncheon programs, seminars, lectures, private tours, social and cultural gatherings. The Foundation has established a track record of providing a robust curriculum on a range of issues important to our lives. Our community continues to grow and thrive!

Foundation events are primarily for our Women Members. However, we welcome Guests and the Men in our lives to join us. Never hesitate to encourage a partner, friend, or family member to attend. Both Men and Women are welcome to join us!

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Calendar – May & June 2018

Delray Beach
“Introduction to FACTS: Court Watch”
Speaker: Natalie Andre, President, FACTS, Inc.

DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
TIME: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
LOCATION: Delray Beach Public Library, Study Room, 100 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
COST: No Cost. Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend to contact@fwcel.org

FACTS stands for Families Against Court Travesties, Inc. We feel it is important to bring awareness to the important work of this organization. FACTS is an organization which monitors family courts and legal personnel for the community. Trained Court Watchers attend hearings, primarily high-conflict family court cases. Their most important task is to show families they are cared about, and their presence in the courtroom during hearings encourages professional, family-friendly actions from lawyers, judges, and other court personnel involved in the family court system.

Mission Statement
Families Against Court Travesties, Inc. (FACTS) mission is to assist families who have been placed into a crisis situation by the family courts or other government agencies. By implementing a court-monitoring and reporting system, our goal is to ensure that the best interests of the child prevail in family court and that due process and equity are the norm. We are also committed to educating the public on these issues

Who We Are
Formed by a coalition of Family Court victims and activists in 2003 by the South Palm Beach County Chapter of NOW, FACTS is primarily concerned that the family court system is harming children by treating them as property, ignoring their rights to contact with both parents, denying their parents due process, and in general not considering the children’s best interests. Some of us are victims of these injustices, some are friends and family members of victims, and some are simply devoted to healthy children and families.

What We Have Accomplished
Aside from going to the courtroom for hearings and trials, we write up evaluations of the judges and they are aware of our presence. We’ve been instrumental in removing Family Court Judges from the bench. We’ve actively participated in the election of judges. We’ve given testimony to the Florida Supreme Court about Fairness & Diversity in the courts. We’ve staged protests against terrible judges in front of several courthouses and the Appellate Court, and gotten news coverage. We’ve witnessed the Judicial Nominating Committee in action and contributed feedback to the members. We have created a Helpline and conduct monthly membership meetings. As the need and opportunity arises, we act.  www.FactsCourtWatch.org
Please RSVP by email to Contact@FWCEL.org Limited seating. Headcount required for handouts.

Delray Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
Speaker: Jianny Adamo
DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, 1841 S. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach
Cost: $20.

Jianny Adamo, LMHC, LPC, Psychotherapist & Relationship Coach will present:
“Dating Red Flags: How To Avoid Narcissists and Scammers and Attract a Person That Is Right For You”.

Jianny is the founder of Fearless Love Relationship Counseling and Coaching. With a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Nyack College, NY, Jianny spent the last 14 years immersed in the study of human behavior, relationship dynamics, and spiritual theory. She’s on mission to educate, empower, and enlighten individuals and couples to heal their heart’s wounds, to live free from the pain and powerlessness of the past, and to create safe and intimate marriages and Fearless Love.

Jianny was named Relationship Coach of the Year 2017 by Women in Ecommerce of South Florida. She has received an award for her depth of knowledge, giving spirit and for being an inspiring role model. She’s a member of the Palm Beach County Counselors Association and is featured in various publications including MSN, YourTango.com, Bride, Glamour, PsychCentral, Latina.com, Bustle and On Mogul.

Jianny is publishing her first book Love Trauma which shines a light on the dangers of loving a narcissist. It outlines common signs, symptoms, and behaviors you need to look out for when dating in order to avoid getting involved with narcissists, psychopaths, sociopaths, and other abusers. It also encourages survivors to move through their journey of healing and to reinvent Fearless Love over their lives. In her free time, Jianny enjoys dancing Argentine Tango and will dance for a cause to support victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse as well as to support families, children and empower women. www.FearlessLove.net 

Palm Beach
“Women in Transition: Why A Woman Of Any Age Needs Her Own Power Team”  – Lunch & Workshop
Speaker: Barbara Gilbert
DATE: Thursday, May 24, 2018
TIME: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
LOCATION:
Bice Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $40.

Are you facing a transition in your life, either personal or professional, as a widow or you just want to take control and be more involved in major decisions? Why is it if you ask a man who their Investment advisor, banker, insurance agent, lawyer or CPA is they know, but women often don’t know? Who is your go to power team and why? Do you need to start over and develop a new one? Join us to discuss who else might be in that circle and how it affects the decisions you may make. Join us for lunch and conversation on who you need in life and on your “team” to support you, guide you, advise you, and cheer you on!

Barbara Gilbert has joined Alpha Beta Gamma Wealth Management continuing her solid career in finance in the South Florida and Philadelphia regions. She joins the firm to expand and develop its Family Office capabilities and to provide her clients with the benefits that Alpha Beta Gamma Wealth Management, as an independent registered investment advisory firm can deliver to them. She is national speaker on the topics of wealth planning, wealth management, women and wealth, family offices and most recently city lead for A2V for women in Philadelphia.

Palm Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
Speaker:
Debby Montgomery
DATE: Monday, June 4, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20.

Debby Montgomery will speak on the Women of Contribution Movement and their newly published book:
The Pay It Forward Series: Notes To My Younger Self.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Wouldn’t it be great to go back to pivotal times in your life and give yourself sound advice? Words of encouragement, support and guidance that everything is happening for a reason, that some of the failures, challenges and detours in your life will end up being looked upon as your greatest life divining moments later in life.

Some are moments of joy that you wish to relish and savor as time quickly slips by, others will see you dive into places of darkness that you wonder if you will ever survive from. Whether your pivotal moment finds you exploring the world, finding yourself, combating the darker side of life, helping others in their moment of need or stepping into your space in this world, your story is waiting to be heard.
In this first volume of ‘The Pay It Forward Series: Notes to My Younger Self’ you will be taken on a journey of self-discovery as you read the heart warming, inspirational stories from 18 key women of contribution from around the world, as they pay forward the words of wisdom gained through the experiences of life. Each book allows you to write a note and gift it forward to another woman who needs to hear its words of wisdom.

A portion of the profits are given to charity, and their chosen one is MTEDV, Move to End Domestic Violence. https://movetoenddv.org and will help shelters provide services to victims of domestic violence.

The Happiness Club is an educational, non-profit social group with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy. Positive emotions have been linked in scientific studies with better health, longer life, and overall well-being. Without health, you don’t have wealth. Life is a journey that brings sometimes good, sometimes bad. The Happiness Club is about finding ways to handle the bad times to create a more positive and happy life. Our meeting is an uplifting opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences. We are “Making Happiness a Choice”. Cost for our Happy Hour includes passed hors d’oeuvres, one beverage, raffle, surprises and good vibes!

Past Events

Monthly Evening Reception
“Making Happiness a Choice”. Monthly Inspirational Speakers. The Happiness Club is an educational non-profit social group within the Foundation with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy. Positive emotions have been linked in scientific studies with better health, longer life, and overall well-being. Without health, you don’t have wealth. More at www.HappinessClubPalmBeach.com

Breakfast & Presentation
“What the 2018 Tax Law Means to You & Becoming a Florida Tax Resident”

Wine Tasting & Conversation
“Merlot & Money Management for Millennials”

Luncheon & Workshop in New York City
“The 5 Money Types”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Financial EmPOWERment Strategies for Women”

Reception & Presentation
“Managing Your Credit Identity”

Luncheon & Conversation
“Perception vs. Reality: Investing for today and beyond”

Special Presentation
“The Equifax Security Breach: Safeguarding You Financial Information”

  Luncheon & Seminar
“Credit and Women: Managing Your Financial Identity”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women & Retirement: Are You Ready to Retire?”

Luncheon & Conversation
“What Women want from Wall Street”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Understanding Estate Planning”

Series of 3 Morning Workshops
“Financial Managers: Who is Actually Investing Your Money Day-to-Day;
Investing Basics; Diversification Basics”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Making the Complex Simple: How the Financial Industry Works and
What They Don’t Tell You About Fees.”

Art Gallery Talk & Reception
“Taglialatella Galleries Introduction to Enjoying and Collecting Fine Art”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Thinking Strategically About Divorce: What Women Need to Know About Protecting Themselves”

Luncheon & Seminar
“How to Choose a Wealth Advisor: Key Questions to Ask”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women and Philanthropy: Planning your Legacy”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“Cyber Security and On-Line Banking”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women Rock Their Finances: Five Steps to Financial Security”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“10 Key Habits of Financially Successful Women”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Girls Rock their Finances: A presentation tailored for Young Ladies and their Mothers or Grandmothers about Financial Security.”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Lives in Transition: Financial Stability for Widowed or Divorced Women”

Technology Workshop
“Technology Literacy: Sharpen your “i” Device skills to be more technologically agile”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Preparing a Family Love Letter: Vital Information for your Family in a Time of Confusion”

Private Tour & Lunch
Behind the scenes tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch

Luncheon & Seminar
“Holiday Stress: Without Health there is no Wealth. Tips to help you “Keep Calm and Carry On

Holiday Concert at the Kravis Center
Pre-Performance Champagne Reception at the Founders Room

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it.”

-Margaret Fuller