Announcements

November Membership Meeting with Dr. Schnusenberg

WIFS Northeast Florida invites you to join us for Lunch!

The Finance and Financial Services Majors at UNF:

Curriculum, Development, and Opportunities for Cooperation

 

Dr. Schnusenberg is excited to talk to the Women in Financial Services about the two finance-related majors at UNF. The presentation will focus on the curriculum of the Financial Services and Finance majors at UNF, focusing on specialized courses such as the Financial Planning Capstone Course, the Osprey Financial Group, Financial Modeling, and Fixed Income Analysis. The development and growth of especially the Financial Services major over time will also be discussed, including the formation of the recently formed Financial Planning Association (FPA) Student Chapter. Finally, opportunities for cooperation, ranging from guest speakers to internships and participation in the Financial Services and Finance Career Days, will be explored.

Tuesday November 10, 2015

11:30 AM Sign-in & Networking

12:00-1:00 PM Program & Lunch

Location: Copeland’s of New Orleans

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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 

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Announcements, Event Pictures, National News

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”

Announcements, Membership, Socials

2nd Annual Member Appreciation Celebration!

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

  The Northeast Florida Chapter of Women in Insurance & Financial Services
(WIFS NEFL)

 2nd Annual Member Appreciation 

6:00-9:00 PM 

The Plaza Condominium at Berkman Plaza & Marina 

Riverview Lounge 22nd Floor*
400 East Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

Join us for Good Food, Good Drinks, Good Friends, Good Fun
and help us celebrate with a few Good Marines!

 

WIFS NEFL is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays.

 Members’ admission is free but please support the Marine Corps Reserve by bringing a Toy for a Tot.
Guests’ admission is $10.00 and an unwrapped Toy for a Tot.

 To attend please register on

https://wifs2014yearendsocial.eventbrite.com

 

All are welcome

Learn more about WIFS and get to know our Board including celebrating the installation of our newest Board Members for 2015.

 

 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation 

 2013 Year End Celebration

 

*Visitor parking is off East Bay Street & Liberty Street and is located on the 4th & 5th floors; visitors parking elsewhere will be towed!