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”.

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. The choices you make today can determine how the rest of your life unfolds.

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Calendar – January & February 2019

Palm Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
SPEAKER: Elaine Pomfrey
DATE: Monday, January 14, 2019
TIME: Reception 5:00pm, Presentation 5:30 – 6:30pm

LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20. Happy Hour & Presentation. Cash Only at Door. Credit Card payments accepted online.

“Creating Happiness through Meditation”

If you are holding your breath waiting for the holidays to end before you can relax, it’s time to learn meditation. If you constantly say to yourself, “Once this [fill-in-the-event] is over, I’ll start taking care of myself,” it’s time to learn meditation.

Why? Meditation gives you a respite from your hectic day. Just 20 minutes provides deep rest to the body. The stress hormone, cortisol, drops as much as 30% compared to about 10% during sleep, according to published research.

Your mind gets a break too. Brain wave activity is increasingly in the alpha frequency which indicates a restfully alert state. After meditation, you tackle problems with renewed energy and more importantly, broader awareness that allows you to create new solutions. And regular practice creates resilience.

“I do it because I’m able to take on so much more when I’m practicing,” said Margaret Duriez, a resident of Palm Beach, TM meditator, mother of four and owner of Lox Farms in Loxahatchee. “It allows me to take on bigger projects because I feel like the stress doesn’t build up. If I don’t practice, I can really feel the difference in what I’m able to cope with professionally and personally.”

If this is the year you intend to learn to meditate, consider the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique because:

  • It is easy. No need to concentrate or count your breath. Even children can do it.
  • Individualized instruction. Personal attention from a certified instructor during and after the course.
  • Evidence-based. Research shows TM reduces anxiety, depression and improves health and brain function.

Celebrities stick with the TM technique year after year as a way to create inner contentment. Learn more about creating happiness through meditation from certified TM teachers, Elaine Pomfrey, M.A. and Ty and Zabrina Brodale, who together run Transcend, Palm Beach in the Palm Beach Towers building. As a group, they have over 30 years teaching experience and 50 years of meditation experience.
https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/20181014/center-sees-professionals-embracing-transcendental-meditation

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 wellbeing 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
“Conversation with the Film Producer”
SPEAKER: Diana Davis
DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019
TIME: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
LOCATION: Bice Restaurant,  313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST:
$35. Lunch & Presentation

Join us for a conversation with Diana Davis, a filmmaker who uses film for advocacy and to bring awareness to important issues. She started a non-profit, MoviesMakingADifference, to produce inspiring and commercial films that highlight social ills and injustice and plow the proceeds back into the non-profit to benefit the victims of these issues. Her film “Cathedral Canyon” was a Palm Beach International Film Festival and Jerome Film Festival award-winning film. Hear how this brave woman decided to make a difference and is galvanizing others to do the same.

Palm Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
SPEAKER: Jianny Adamo
DATE: Monday, February 4, 2019
TIME: Reception 5:00pm, Presentation 5:30 – 6:30pm

LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20. Happy Hour & Presentation. Cash Only at Door. Credit Card payments accepted online.

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 a mission to educate, empower, and enlighten individuals and couples to heal their heart’s wounds, to live free from the powerless and pain 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 has just published her first book From Love Trauma To Fearless Love 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. https://fearlesslove.net/

For more information and to download the free excerpt visit:  lovetrauma.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 wellbeing 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
Additional Upcoming January & February 2019 Events Include:

Outsmart the Scammers
Our presentation will address the red flags that could indicate a fraudulent encounter. We will also share resources individuals can turn to in the event they or a loved one are targeted, and steps attendees can take now to help protect against fraudulent activity.

Estate Planning for Women: 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.

Documentary Film Screening: “STAND UP! An Equitable Alimony Reform Documentary”
Unless you or a loved one has been personally touched by divorce, alimony reform is not an issue that crosses your mind. The documentary STAND UP! takes an in depth look at Florida State alimony and the need for fair and equitable reform through the eyes of a State Representative, a Family Law Judge, Marital and Family Law Attorneys, and a representative from the National Organization for Women, just to name a few. Families who have been negatively impacted by the system have found the courage to STAND UP to tell their stories to bring awareness to the serious and under-reported flaws of a system that ignores the human cost of divorce.

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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
“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