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WIFS National Conference In Review~Tara Showalter

Dear WIFS Members & Friends,

I am charged up — I just returned from our annual conference which I think you all are aware was held in Orlando — and, I wanted to share what a great time we had!

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First, I was delighted there were 11 of us from the Chapter who were able to make it. Northeast FL Chapter Attendees included:

  • Rebecca Brothers (Becky)
  • Angela Brown
  • Deanna Brown (pronounced Dina)
  • Cheryl Canzanella*
  • Jessica Dreicer
  • Christina Loddo Epstein*(Chris)
  • Tracey Gess
  • K.C. Padget
  • Lisa K. Pilgrim*
  • Grace Staten
  • Yours Truly* 

Second, one of the best parts of the WIFS National Conference is the group of women who come from all over the U.S. who are eager to discuss the challenges, successes, resources and the support they’ve found in the course of their careers. We had a robust agenda and, in fact, several of our Northeast FL Chapter members hosted discussions or participated on panels during the course of our very exciting 2 ½ days. These included: Continue reading “WIFS National Conference In Review~Tara Showalter”

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WIFS Virtual 5K-Imagine the Cure & Financial Fitness 5K TWO FOR ONE!

WIFS Northeast Florida invites you to participate in TWO races=ONE 5K on ONE day

WIFS Virtual 5K & Financial Fitness 5K

September 13th, 8am Fletcher Park San Marco

WIFS NEFL will be running one race and participating in two, so join us! Sign up for both races and meet at 7:30 at Fletcher Park in San Marco to run one! 

Shirts-WIFS NEFL shirts will be available and we encourage all participants to support their chapter by purchasing a shirt!  (The shirt will be great for conference too!!)  The color is not this exact green (but similar), they are dry weave and come in women’s sizes of S, M, L & XL.  The front will have the small WIFS logo and the back with have the large WIFS logo with the outline of FL.  If you are interested please reply and we will send you an invoice through paypal but you have to place your order by Friday, otherwise it will be first come first served on the additional sizes ordered. The cost is approximately $20 (but may be less!)  Thanks to August Signs & Kim Walsky for hooking us up!  augustsigns@clearwire.net 904-910-4567 They create custom banners, signs, stickers, magnetics, wrap vehicles, shirts, etc. 

Register for both races or register for one either way join WIFS NEFL to support the causes:

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month so join WIFS and participate in this fun virtual run with a portion of your registration will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, a special organization focusing on research that leads to a cure for this disease.  This is a virtual race, so run or walk wherever you are, on your own or with other WIFS members and friends. You can even complete the race on a treadmill. Each participant should record and email your time to office@wifsnational.org  Share your training with the tag #imaginethecure.  Map your own course, you can run anywhere and everywhere!  Everyone is welcome to join!  $39.95; this cost includes a medal to share your accomplishment and a portion will go to our charity, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Each participant will receive a special Imagine the Cure medal to honor your completion of this exciting run. Medals will be presented at our annual conference October 22-25, Imagine the Future. If you do not attend the National conference, you will receive your medal via mail in early November.  Contest for most spirited chapter, most participation and much more!

FPA is proud to announce the 5th annual Financial Fitness 5K to support Real$ense United Way & Family Foundations.

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WIFS Virtual 5K-Imagine the Cure!

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 WIFS Northeast Florida invites you to join us for WIFS Virtual 5K

What: Imagine the Cure, WIFS Virtual 5K Run

Why: Please join us and participate in this fun virtual run to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, September. A portion of your registration will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, a special organization focusing on research that leads to a cure for this disease.

How: This is a virtual race, so run or walk wherever you are, on your own or with other WIFS members and friends. You can even complete the race on a treadmill. Each participant should record and email your time to
office@wifsnational.org
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following the completion of the race. Share your training with the tag #imaginethecure.

When: Saturday, September 13th

Where: Everywhere! You map out your own course.

Who: Race is open to anyone! Run on your own or join forces with your local WIFS Chapter, co-workers or friends to do the run together.

Cost: $39.95; this cost includes a medal to share your accomplishment and a portion will go to our charity, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Each participant will receive a special Imagine the Cure medal to honor your completion of this exciting run. Medals will be presented at our annual conference October 22-25, Imagine the Future. If you do not attend the National conference, you will receive your medal via mail in early November.  Contest for most spirited chapter, most participation and much more!

Register Now!

About the Charity:

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), founded in 1994, is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research, and ranks third in overall ovarian cancer research funding. The mission of OCRF is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners, their investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.

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Why Conference?

Why Conference? A letter from a past WIFS NEFL attendee

Dear WIFS NEFL Members and Friends,

For those of you who may not have received our WIFS Conference mailer yet, I wanted you to be aware that this year WIFS’ Conference will be practically in our backyard; it will be held October 22-25, 2014 at the beautiful Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando — right next to downtown Disney!

This year’s theme “Imagine the Future” will include educational sessions and workshops, a night of celebration for our accomplished colleagues and the opportunity to network with the top professionals in our industry.  In terms of attendees, you’ll meet banking and insurance professionals, investment advisors, accountants, attorneys and service providers; a vibrant community of women ready and eager to talk about the challenges they’ve faced, the successes they’ve had, the resources they use, and the support they’ve found in their quest to be the best within the financial services industry.

In fact, it was my great honor to be asked to share my background in financial services and my experience at our 2013 conference during last week’s WIFS Leadership Webinar.  If you are a member of WIFS, you can listen to this recorded session on-line and hear from 7 prior conference attendees (including Tara Showalter our Chapter President who facilitated the conversation) how meaningful the conference was to each of us.  However, for those of you who are not members and thus do not have access to WIFS webinars, I thought I’d share excerpts of what I said below:

A BIT ABOUT MY BACKGROUND: Continue reading “Why Conference?”