Socials

February Social – Dressing For Success

Dress for Success

Come join us!

  The Northeast Florida Chapter of

Women in Insurance & Financial Services
(WIFS NEFL)

 Is pleased to invite you to a Night of Fashion and Style 

Monday, February 23, 2015

BlackFinn Ameripub

The Markets at Town Center

4840 Big Island Drive #05, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Phone: (904) 345-3466

5:45-7:45 PM 

Anita Tomberlin Cummins, fashion stylist, will be presenting a program of styling trends and fashion advice for the busy professional woman.

Network with other professional women and enjoy a program geared to help you dress to impress.

Feel free to bring a few garments from your current wardrobe and you can shop for new items to compliment them for an updated look.

Clothing samples are available and personal orders will be placed.

Expert fitting will be provided.

Get up-to-date on your work and play wardrobe.

Come prepared to have fun and wear a camisole so you can try on clothes.

You can preview the clothing line at: http//anitatomberlin.cabionline.com

$10 for WIFS Members/$15 for Guests for registration in advance.

Additional $5 charge at the door.

The price include appetizers and 2 drinks: domestic drafts & house wines

http://wifssocial022315.eventbrite.com

Press Releases

A Final Farewell – Celebrating a Life Lived

WIFS of Northeast Florida

Hosted its first luncheon of the New Year

Celebrating a Life Lived

 Jacksonville, FL – January 15, 2015….. Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) along with its sponsor ExamOne, held its first luncheon in the New Year at Hotel Indigo in Tapestry Park. The January 13th Lunch and Learn was titled: A Final Farewell.

Christina Loddo Epstein WIFS President Elect kicked off the luncheon by posing the question, “Have you made your New Year resolutions, or resolved never to make one ever again?”  Attendees quickly agreed that while most start the New Year with the best intentions, many end the year frustrated when they don’t, won’t or can’t keep their resolve.

“I have found that when your resolution focuses solely on a difficult or uncomfortable goal rather than on the specifics of how you are going to accomplish it, you set yourself up for failure” said Epstein, “that’s why we  asked, Robin Giddens Sheppard, Vice President at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes, to discuss with us one of the most difficult and inevitable decisions that need to made – that is, how we can prepare for our Final Farewell.”

Continue reading “A Final Farewell – Celebrating a Life Lived”

Announcements, Membership Meetings

January Membership Lunch Meeting-Celebrating a Life Lived

Have you shared your New Year resolutions, or have you resolved never to make a New Year’s resolution ever again? If the latter, you’re not alone. Many people get frustrated when, year after year, they make resolutions that they don’t or can’t keep.

Why does this happen? After all, we all have the best intentions and the timing; a new year, a new start couldn’t be better! The problem often lies in the fact that we place a huge amount of pressure on ourselves. During the last week of December and the first week of January, all you hear is, “What is your New Year’s resolutions, or what are you going to work on this year?”

And the focus is on the “what” not the “how.”   When you focus solely on the goal rather than on the specifics of how you are going to accomplish it, you set yourself up for failure or are forced to “make it happen” but in a less than optimal manner.

So, while you may not be  thinking of this as you first goal of the New Year, it is nonetheless a critical and un-escapable one — on January 13th we have asked Robin Giddens Sheppard, Vice President at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes to share her thoughts on how we can celebrate our life or that of a loved one with a funeral and memorial service befitting of the life lived.

The areas Robin will discuss include how you or your loved one would want to be remembered and other programs designed to help with the myriad questions and issues that arise when a death occurs. Of course she will also discuss how you can pre-plan for the inevitable. Planning ahead can reduce stress, assure wishes are being honored and the goal of a respectful goodbye is achieved.  So, with the preceding in mind, please join us and our sponsor Exam One* on:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Hotel Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Circle Jacksonville, FL 32246

Robbin Giddons Sheppard

Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes

Robin Giddens Sheppard, Vice President at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes

$20 for WIFS Members/$25 for Guests.  Register in advance and receive a $5 discount!  

http://wifsjan2015lunch.eventbrite.com 

ExamOne Sponsor

Exam One’s value-added services are designed to make the insurance underwriting process quick and
convenient for applicants, agents and home-office personnel. With customized statistical reports, an electronic voice response system and a team of solution experts dedicated to solving business’ challenges, Exam One is focused on helping underwriters achieve maximum efficiency.

Announcements, In the Community

Help Save a Life

Women in Insurance & Financial Services supports its colleagues at NAIFA in their Blood Drive

NAIFA Jax

 Donating blood costs you nothing except a little bit of your time!
Please, save a life by signing up for NAIFA’s next drive:

Thursday, December 18, 2014
9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Liberty Center
7077 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Please help us stay on time and organized by securing your appointment.
GO TO: https://www.thebloodalliancedonor.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/61971
LOOK FOR THE MOBILE UNIT IN THE PARKING LOT!

Please bring along your government issued ID. Process takes about an hour, eat a light meal before you donate, and be prepared to update all your current contact information.

If you have any questions about donating blood, please contact the The Blood Alliance at (888) 447-1479 or visit the website at www.thebloodalliance.com. If you have any questions about the blood drive, please contact Alicia Burst at alicia@appsjax.com or (904) 332-8100.

BloodWhy Give Blood?
Every day patients in southern region of the United States need blood transfusions to recover from illness and injury. Our goal is to collect about 350 pints daily to meet these patient needs.
We hope you will join us by giving the Gift of Life – a blood donation!