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!

In addition to Financial Education, our regular programs include  The Happiness Club: “Making Happiness A Choice” and “Without Health You Don’t Have Wealth”. The Happiness Club is an educational, non-profit social group with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy, the powerful connection between emotional and physical well-being, and the restorative power of the joy of living. Our motto is “Making Happiness a Choice” and each month we feature inspirational speakers. Our meeting is an uplifting opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences.  www.happinessclubpalmbeach.com

Foundation events are primarily for our Women Members. However, we welcome Gentleman and Guests. Never hesitate to encourage a partner, friend, or family member to attend. Both Men and Women are welcome to join us. The choices you make today can determine how the rest of your life unfolds. Contact us at Info@FWCEL.org.

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Calendar – May & June 2019

West Palm Beach
“DreamOway: One Woman’s Social Media Creation”
SPEAKERS: Justine Sinclair
DATE: Friday, May 3, 2019
TIME: Lunch & Presentation 12 noon to 1:30pm
LOCATION: Palm Beach Yacht Club, West Palm Beach
COST: $45.

Entrepreneur, scientist, and single mother Justine Sinclair just wanted to connect with her teen daughter.
“I have a daughter who is hooked on social media. This generation is digital, and that’s our new reality.”

Social media dictates how we communicate with each other, and we cannot change or curtail this generation’s social media habits. Last year Justine decided to create a new version of social media and started her own business and developed an app as a way to get closer to her daughter through her favorite habit.

“My daughter always wanted to be a writer, one day, she changed her mind. She wants to be a Youtuber. She thinks its more realistic and socially acceptable. What happened to people’s dreams that they wanted to become a doctor, firefighter, or teacher. Is there no such thing as a dream anymore? I want to create a positive change for the future, and dedicate a space for dreamers to share their dreams and get the support they need,” said Sinclair.

Combining her energy and business expertise, Justine created dreamOway.com, a social crowdfunding app available for Iphone and Android.

The community is designed to inspire, nurture, and support dreamers to achieve their dreams and become a reality. “Dreamers” shoot a video about your dream, upload it, and the dreamOway community watches it and encourages you to see your dream through. Some dreams may require financial assistance. In those cases, members of the community can donate to your dream, and you, likewise, can donate to theirs. And if you spend time on the app now, you’ll certainly be inspired. https://dreamoway.com/  

Justine is the daughter of one of the most successful families in South Korea, was born in Sweden, attended schools in South Korea, and achieved her dream of coming to America, where she graduated from Boston University. She lives in Florida with her daughter.

Palm Beach
“A Very Different Approach to Financial Planning”
SPEAKERS: Raymond Filorimo
DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
TIME: 12 noon to 1:30pm Lunch & Presentation
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $35. RSVP required.

Financial advisors each have their own strategies, and you’ll find Raymond Filorimo has a unique and very successful one which he will reveal in this engaging presentation. In addition to his Economic forecast for 2019, he will discuss what to expect and how to be strategic about your retirement and finances.

Raymond Filorimo is the Managing Partner of Guidance Wealth Management Inc in Boca Raton. His Independent Firm handles Bookkeeping, Payroll , Accounting, Wealth Management, Insurances, Wills / Trusts and Special Needs Planning. He is a Independent Financial Strategist well versed in Tax Shelters, Insurances, Real Estate and Wealth Management Strategies to create a Holistic Approach to Look at A Clients Total Picture.

Raymond has been a resident of Boca Raton since 1975 and is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with an Engineering Degree. His degree and 25 years of experience in the financial arena helps him problem solve and create realistic financial road maps for his clients, who are local as well as nationwide. In addition to enjoying the outdoors and fishing, Ray volunteers his time and treasure with animal rescue and training for cats and dogs.

Palm Beach
“BREXIT: The Origins, Epic Struggle, Betrayal, Likely Solution with Strategic Implications for the United States and the Dollar”
SPEAKERS: John Browne
DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
TIME: Reception 5:30pm & Presentation 6:00pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION: Cafe L’Europe, 331 South County Road at Brazilian, Palm Beach
COST: $40. RSVP required.
Reception includes cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Complimentary valet parking.

As a former investment banker, Conservative Member of Parliament, political writer and Vice President of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), John Browne has been a participant in and close observer of the Brexit struggle for the past 30 years. John Browne has been a participant in and close observer of the Brexit struggle for the past 30 years.

A former Conservative Member of Parliament, John Browne was a Vice President of the UK Independence Party that triggered and won Brexit. He retired as a major in the Grenadier Guards, having served as a pilot and a parachutist. On public duties, he had responsibility for the pallbearers at the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. He has a Master of Science from Cranfield Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard. He is interviewed regularly on TV about political, economic and financial matters.

After graduation from Harvard, John spent time as a somewhat unskilled cowboy on a working ranch in Wyoming. Once his working visa was issued, he joined Morgan Stanley as an investment banker in New York. In London, with European Banking Company, he became Director of Middle East Operations.

In Parliament, he was made the Personal Liaison to Mr. Gorbachev on his first official visit to the West. He predicted Gorbachev would become Soviet Leader. Briefed by John, Margaret Thatcher made her seminal statement: “I think I can do business with this man.”

John has lectured in many parts of the world, including: at the Kremlin, in Hong Kong, South Korea and in Switzerland. He predicted in writing both the Brexit vote and, in July 2015, the Trump Presidency.

At present, John is a Real Estate Agent with Illustrated Properties on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach and a partner in Frazier, Browne and Mayer LLC, who run an Internet portal containing economic and financial data in an easily understandable format on InvestorsMonitor.com, which offers a free two-week trial period.

Palm Beach
Happiness Club Encore Presentation
“Transform from Worrier to Warrior”
SPEAKERS: Edwige Gilbert
DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
TIME: Presentation & Workshop 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: Bice restaurant, 313 Peruvian, Palm Beach
COST: $40. RSVP required.
Presentation includes materials, cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.

Join us for an Encore presentation!
Our meeting last month was such a success that our members have asked Edwige to repeat this valuable information and technique. And we’ve added bonus materials. Meeting is two hours to cover the extra materials and practice.

Edwige Gilbert, Le Coach of Joie de Vivre and author of “The Fresh Start Promise” will show you how to clear any negative unwanted emotion with DEXXTRA technique that is fun, fast, efficient and can be used anytime and anyplace! It has helped thousands of people conquer their stress and become victorious, filled with Joie de Vivre.

Palm Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
SPEAKER: Christina Cundiff
DATE: Monday, June 3, 2019
TIME: Reception 5pm, Presentation 5:30 to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Bice Restaurant, 313 Peruvian, Palm Beach
COST: $20. Presentation includes one Happy Hour drink and hors d’oeuvres. Cash Only at Door. Credit Card payments accepted online.

“Design Your Mind”

Are you concerned about Brain Fog? Forgetfulness? Difficulty getting started in the morning or feeling a lack of connection to others and self? There is hope! Ecstasy Wellness is excited to present “Design Your Mind”.

Christina Cundiff has created a program designed to help you improve your brain power and your consciousness. The time to act is before major symptoms appear, and Christina has research-based strategies that help prevent memory loss, and evidence-based strategies that help preserve cognitive function. Her whole body health strategies foster overall wellness. We are biological, psychological, social, spiritual beings and interventions target all four areas to provide well-rounded support during the most vulnerable years of our lives.

Christina Cundiff is an Integrative Nutrition Wellness Specialist with a decade of experience in the wellness field. She remains dedicated to helping people on their path to ecstatic health and spanning the “information-to-transformation ” gap. Christina’s focus is to help people conquer their memory concerns, brain fog, lethargy, extra weight, aches and pains and reencounter their vibrant mental, physical and spiritual selves. She also speaks to groups on preserving memory and improving brain health. Helping others on their journey to health is her greatest honor.  www.ecstasywellness.com

The Happiness Club is an educational, non-profit social group with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy and the powerful connection between emotional and physical well-being and the restorative power of the joy of living. Our motto is Making Happiness a Choice, and each month we feature an inspirational speaker. Our meeting is an uplifting opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences. Cost for our Happy Hour includes hors d’oeuvres, one beverage, raffle, surprises and good vibes! www.happinessclubpalmbeach.com 

Palm Beach
“Why LinkedIn?”
SPEAKER: Debbie Wemyss
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TIME: Reception 5pm, Presentation 5:30 to 6:30pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20. Presentation includes one Happy Hour drink and hors d’oeuvres.
Cash Only at Door. Credit Card payments accepted online.

Why LinkedIn?
Learn about the world’s largest professional networking site from Debbie Wemyss, Founder of DW Consulting Solutions, Her firm has been showing professionals worldwide how to use LinkedIn more effectively for branding and marketing for more than 7 years. Debbie will share tips and best practices to elevate your presence and expertise!

One lucky attendee will win a 30-minute coaching session with Debbie via screen share to improve their LinkedIn profile!

A New Englander, Debbie Wemyss (weemz) currently lives in South Florida having enjoyed a 35-year career in PR, marketing, and fundraising for corporations and nonprofits. She Founded DW Consulting Solutions LLC in 2011 to fill a void in social media, offering expert coaching on using LinkedIn as a powerful branding and marketing tool.

Having coached over 750 individual professionals in 24 countries and hundreds more through workshops and speaking engagements, Ms. Wemyss is passionate about the marketing power of the world’s largest professional networking site. Her firm focuses on offering customized LinkedIn Coaching for Corporations, Individual Professionals, Professionals in Transition in addition to Live Webinars and Speaking Engagements. An active volunteer with SCORE (Palm Beach and Broward Florida chapters), Ms. Wemyss and her team also coach entrepreneurs and startups. Partnering with area colleges, DW Consulting Solutions advises college students about the importance of developing a LinkedIn Network long before they seek their first job, post-graduation. Active in several networking organizations, she is an avid fan of salt water, sand and golf courses.

Palm Beach
“Debt Solutions: Reclaim Your Wealth”
SPEAKERS: Tracy L. Hackett
DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
TIME: Reception 5pm, Presentation 5:30 to 6:30pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20. Presentation includes one Happy Hour drink and hors d’oeuvres.
Cash Only at Door. Credit Card payments accepted online.

Tracy L. Hackett has always had a keen interest in the market and has been trading her own account for many years, but wanted a more conservative pathway for building her retirement without the restrictions and taxes. Also, during her years as a holistic doctor, she found that many of the services she provides are not covered by insurance and that an alternative was clearly in need.

The Your Family Bank system (YFB) in St. Augustine Florida, caught her interest because it provides a viable way to build cash value for expenses that are typically budgeted for, like uncovered medical and cosmetic procedures. It also provides a powerful system to reduce debt, recapture funds that would otherwise go to interest and taxes and build a solid retirement nest egg. The cash saved can then be put back into your personal system or into a managed account with a trusted advisor that you currently work with or a new relationship can be built from our referral network.

Tracy became an authorized representative and is working toward empowering people in the hands-on application of being their own bank for their personal and/or business circumstances. It is an excellent tool, for instance, for building college funds without the restrictions of 529 plans or for repaying student loan debt. In the case of a business, it can be used for financing expansion or vehicles and can be structured as a benefit offered to employees in lieu of other more restrictive instruments. The institutions behind the structure are well-established and have the highest industry ratings. It’s customized to your financing needs through a complex proprietary algorithm, but explained in real world terms and you are in complete control of your structure.

YFB has been legacy building for over twenty years and Tracy is proud to be part of their team. The reduction of stress alone on individuals and their family relationships is satisfying to see, but to watch people achieve freedom from debt and reach their financial goals is an amazing experience. Reclaim your health, wealth, and legacy…create your financial future by design. Tracy will offer complimentary consultation and personal illustration.

Palm Beach Upcoming 2019 Events Include

Estate Planning: Learning From the Mistakes of Celebrities This engaging session is designed to expand your estate planning knowledge, and maybe provide a little entertainment also.  Many celebrities don’t take time to plan accordingly.  All too often after the death of an iconic figure, we learn of estate planning missteps could have been easily avoided years of court battles or cost their heirs millions of dollars.

Women in Transition: Why Women Need Their Own Power Team Are you in transition in your life, a widow or just want to take control and be more involved in decisions? Join us to discuss who you need in life and on your “team” to support you, guide you, advise you, and cheer you on!

Preparing Your “Family Love Letter” Many estate planners are encouraging their clients to prepare “Family Love Letters” to help guide their loved ones through one of life’s most difficult and confusing times. This document provides a single place to record all of the legal, financial and personal information needed when a loved one’s life ends. By putting all these essentials in one place, you’ll be getting your house in order for those you love.

Introduction to “FACTS: Court Watch” FACTS stands for Families Against Court Travesties, Inc.  This organization 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.

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Some of our 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   

Reception & Presentation
“Cybercrime: Taking Action to Protect Yourself”

Luncheon & Presentation
“The Strengths of Women”

Reception & Presentation
“Women Are a Game Changer for Economic Growth”

Luncheon & Presentation
“Many Paths to Happiness”

Wellness Program & Luncheon
“HeartMath with Sarah Palmer and Vegan Wagon Lunch at Dovecot Farm”

Reception & Presentation
“Travel is the Secret to Happiness” & “Being Organized for Travel”

Reception & Presentation
“How Behavioral Finance Influences Our Money Choices”

Reception & Presentation
“Social Security is Here for the Long Haul”

Reception & Presentation
“Hot Topics for Unmarried Couples and Cohabitating Partners”

Reception & Presentation
“Encore: Work, Volunteer and Educational Opportunities for People over 50”

Reception & Presentation
“Ask Robert Seibel, Esq.: The Women’s Profit”

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
“BANKRATE: 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 Party
Holiday Champagne Reception

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

-Margaret Fuller