Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce June Monthly Breakfast Hosted by Miles Grant Country Club

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Hobe Sound - On Thursday, June 10, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their June monthly breakfast. The breakfast was hosted by Miles Grant Country Club located at 5101 SE Miles Grant Road in Stuart.

The breakfast was sponsored by Tami Karol with Tami Karol Insurance. Tami was very informative regarding the rising insurance around our communities. She answered questions at the end for chamber members who attended.

The speaker for the breakfast was District 82 State Representative John Snyder, with an update on the 2021 Legislative Session along with any other important current events that are happening in our State and County.

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the Martin County and northern Palm Beach County business community. The Chamber is a business organization financed entirely by membership investments. It provides opportunities for members to stay connected, network, advertise, receive continuing education, business support and always gives back to their community. They are located at: 8958 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound. Contact them at: 772-546-4724

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Loutos Law, PLLC Host June Jensen Beach Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Mix & Mingle

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Jensen Beach - On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member of the Jensen Beach Chamber with a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours Mix & Mingle.

Ms. Cassidy Loutos and staff of Loutos Law, PLLC gave a warm welcoming to chamber members and guests in their offices. The Law firm is located at 682 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in Jensen Beach.

Approximately 60 people attended the Mix & Mingle A Ribbon Cutting photo was taken outside of the office.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce stands as the advocate for the development of the business community, tourism and resource center that promotes member success." The Chamber is in downtown historic Jensen Beach. Through seminars, workshops, and monthly luncheons the Chamber provides members with many opportunities to network and enhance businesses. For more Information contact them at: (772) 334-3444.

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ORCA to Receive Funding from the State of Florida to Monitor Local Waterways

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Treasure Coast - The Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc. (ORCA) will receive critical funding from the State of Florida for ORCA's Kilroy Water Quality Monitoring Network.

"On behalf of ORCA, I would like to thank Governor DeSantis, Senator Debbie Mayfield, and Representative Thad Altman for their continued commitment to promote the gathering of data that will allow resource managers to make informed decisions to protect and restore our treasured waters," says Warren Falls, ORCA's Managing Director. “This legislative session’s efforts by Senator Mayfield and Representative Altman will allow ORCA to maintain our current systems and expand our Kilroy Monitoring Network by adding additional Kilroy monitoring systems in the Indian River Lagoon.”

ORCA’s innovative Kilroy network lets scientists, as well as community members, monitor an extensive array of water quality data including water temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, oxidation reduction potential, turbidity, chlorophyll a and blue‐green algae continuously as well as nutrients (nitrate, nitrite and orthophosphate) year-round. There are currently 18 Kilroy systems deployed in the Indian River Lagoon and connecting waterways.

View Kilroy data on ORCA's website at www.teamorca.org

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DID COVID BRING TO LIGHT JUST HOW FINANCIALLY UNPREPARED PEOPLE ARE?

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The COVID-19 Pandemic came with unexpected effects, like lockdown closing workplaces and a lot of expenses.

According to a gradSERU COVID-19 Survey, for graduate and professional students, some of these unexpected expenses included increases in technology spending, living expenses, and loss or reduction of incomes for family members.

However, a 2019 AARP survey showed that 53% of U.S. households have no emergency savings account for unexpected financial expenses, like the COVID-19 Pandemic. This means that most of the unexpected expenses that people faced could not be covered.

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast offers programs that teach students about budgeting, savings, and more.

Contact Kspitzig@juniorachievement.com today to incorporate JA programs into your classroom.

Unexpected Technology Spending Increases

37% Low-income or Poor
30% Working-Class
22% Middle-Class
19% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
20% Wealthy
Unexpected Increases in Living Expenses

36% Low-income or Poor
32% Working-Class
28% Middle-Class
21% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
21% Wealthy
Loss or Reduction of Income of Other Family Members

35% Low-income or Poor
32% Working-Class
23% Middle-Class
16% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
11% Wealthy

St. Lucie County Closes Mortgage Assistance Program

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St. Lucie – Over the past 10 weeks, St. Lucie County’s Mortgage Assistance Program has helped 49 families stay in their home. However, due to the high volume of applications received, the program is now closed.

Applicants who have already submitted applications will be placed on a list notifying them of future assistance opportunities. Communication will be sent via e-mail regarding their application status.

The Board of County Commissioners allocated $1,000,000 in reimbursed CARES funding to address the need of homeowners impacted by COVID-19.

It is recommended that if you have difficulty paying your mortgage you reach out to your lender to see what options may be available and seek guidance from a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency. Agencies can be located by going to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau website.

Jensen Beach Chamber & Stuart/Martin County Chambers Joint Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for HOPE Health & Wellness

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Stuart - On Thursday, May 27, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce and Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce joined together to celebrate new member HOPE Health & Wellness with a grand Opening and ribbon cutting.

Hope Health & Wellness is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart. Their services include Family Medicine, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Neuromuscular Massage, Internal Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for Urinary Incontinence and Accident related injuries. Their promise is to pair you with the right physicians to help with your health care needs. Call them at: 772-419-7569 for more information.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce stands as the advocate for the development of the business community, tourism and resource center that promotes member success." The Chamber is in downtown historic Jensen Beach. Through seminars, workshops, and monthly luncheons the Chamber provides members with many opportunities to network and enhance businesses. For more Information contact them at: (772) 334-3444.

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the growth, business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the most respected counties in the state. The programs and activities of the Chamber are vital to our lifestyle. The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services we provide to Martin County and our 1,400 plus members. The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce is a member of the countywide Council of Chambers, an organization consisting of the five county Chambers of Commerce, formed to discuss common issues, provide unified effort in speaking out to represent business interests of the area. They are in Stuart at 1650 S. Kanner Highway. For more information contact them at: 772-287-1088.

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Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce Host Business Before Breakfast

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Jensen Beach - On May 27, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber host Business Before Breakfast in their new meeting room. The new meeting room is the perfect place to host wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday parties, etc. It a beautiful venue perfect for just about anything you can dream up! The breakfast host over 80 members and friends from the community.  For more information to rent space at the Jensen Beach Chamber call them at: 772.334.3444.

Breakfast was catered by Jan's Place which is located east of the chamber.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce stands as the advocate for the development of the business community, tourism and resource center that promotes member success." The Chamber is in downtown historic Jensen Beach. Through seminars, workshops, and monthly luncheons the Chamber provides members with many opportunities to network and enhance businesses. 

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Clothes Mentor Hosts Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

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Hobe Sound – On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their May Business After Hours at Clothes Mentor in Hobe Sound. Jon and Tammy Pasqualone own the Clothes Mentor which is a women’s resale store designed for ALL women Sizes 0-26. They buy and sell maternity and petites. They understand that life is always changing and changes bring new needs for your wardrobe. They help you meet your everyday lifestyle changes by growing and adapting your wardrobe in the most cost-effective way possible… RESALE. They are located 8891 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound or call them at: 561-746-9093.

We buy and then resell your better brand-name, “gently-used” items that are in style and in good condition – business and casual, smart and stylish apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories. Our store is clean, bright, organized, and sophisticated… just like our customers. The event was well attended with approximately 80 attendees. Attendees all wore masks and socially distance throughout the event. Breakfast was served by staff of the country club. Miles Grant is located at: 5101 SE Miles Grant Road in Stuart. For more information contact them at:772.286.2220.

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the Martin County and northern Palm Beach County business community. The Chamber is a business organization financed entirely by membership investments. It provides opportunities for members to stay connected, network, advertise, receive continuing education, business support and always gives back to their community. They are located at: 8958 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound. Contact them at: 772-546-4724

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Withdrawal from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced another key step to returning more Floridians to work, following April’s labor statistics which show total private-sector employment increased by 18,800 jobs and more than 460,000 online job postings available throughout the state for job seekers. Florida will end its participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, the $300 per week supplemental FPUC payment, effective June 26, 2021, as part of DEO’s ‘Return to Work’ initiative.

Note that the additional federal Reemployment Assistance benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), will continue for the time being as DEO continues to carefully monitor job posting and industry hiring trends. These additional federal benefit programs are set to expire on September 6, 2021.

“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida’s economy has bounced back tremendously with over 460,000 jobs available throughout our state and the strongest economic conditions in the nation,” said Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Florida’s employers are also seeing employment growth, as more Floridians, including some who completely left the workforce, are now eagerly reentering the workforce. Transitioning away from this benefit will help meet the demands of small and large businesses who are ready to hire and expand their workforce.”

For the week beginning June 27, 2021, eligible Reemployment Assistance claimants will no longer receive the supplemental $300 weekly FPUC payment.

Florida has gained nearly 800,000 private-sector jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are more than 450,000 online job postings throughout the state for job seekers. Florida businesses and employers are hiring across the state and need unemployed Floridians to return to the workforce.

For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org.

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Monarch Golf & Country Club Hosts Palm City Chamber of Commerce May Monthly Breakfast

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Palm City – On Wednesday, May 26, 2020 The Palm City Chamber of Commerce had their October Monthly Breakfast. The May breakfast approximately 80 attendees.

Monarch Golf & Country Club did a nice job with their buffet style breakfast for the members.

They are located at: 1801 SW. Monarch Club Drive, Palm City. Monarch Golf & Country Club is located in Palm City with the great tradition of Southern golf courses, Arnold Palmer was given free reign to create the ideal course. Enhancing the natural beauty of Monarch with its ideal location, exceptional amenities and gracious service.

The speakers for the breakfast were Boys & Girls Club of Martin County and Tykes & Teens. Both non profits were recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month.

The Palm City Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the continuous improvement of the common good and the quality of life in the community through the pursuit of new business. They are located in Palm City at 3168 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Contact them at: 772-286-8121.

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Owen Insurance Group Sponsors Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce May Monthly Breakfast

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In Photo: Kathy Prosniewski, Gary Owen, Tom Bouvier, Julie Scott, and Nicole Coble, with Chamber Chairman Jeff Sabin, Waste Management.

Stuart - On May 11, 2021 The Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce had their May monthly breakfast.

The sponsor for the breakfast was Owen Insurance Group. Owen Insurance Group main focus is Medicare and Life Insurance planning. Gary Owen, owner of Owen Insurance Group has been a Florida resident for 34 years. The mission is to provide personal and exceptional service through education throughout our communities with passion, professionalism, and experience and to simplify insurance planning so our clients can enjoy the stress-free life they deserve. For more information contact them at:772-210-1020.

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the growth, business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the most respected counties in the state. The programs and activities of the Chamber are vital to our lifestyle. The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services we provide to Martin County and our 1,400 plus members. The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce is a member of the countywide Council of Chambers, an organization consisting of the five county Chambers of Commerce, formed to discuss common issues, provide unified effort in speaking out to represent business interests of the area. They are in Stuart at 1650 S. Kanner Highway. For more information contact them at: 772-287-1088.

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In Photo: Wayne Canner -Palm Beach Neighbors-Media Solutions , Chamber Trustees Lisa Sliney, Concierge Insurance Solutions and Kelly Guttveg - DreamWorks Real Estate

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In Photo: Dean Lopes, Dean Lopes Music, Trustee Amber Strand - Colonial Life/Kim Melzer and Fred Longar - UBU Brands

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In Photo: Laura McAdams - YMCA of the Treasure Coast and Lynn Austin - Skin Serenity Spa

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In Photo: Past Chamber Chairman and Trustee Michael Dadko - Sailfish Wealth Management and Daniel Velazquez - MassMutual NJ/NYC

SAGE Awards, Martin County Council on Aging

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In Photo: June Saito, Nancyann Taylor and Mary Daniels

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The Council on Aging of Martin County, with presenting sponsors Dr. Reza and Georgianna Khatib, held the 5th Annual Sage Awards on Wednesday, May 19 at the Kane Center in Stuart. Each year, the Council recognizes and awards remarkable individuals who—well into their senior years—continue to make exceptional contributions to the betterment of our Treasure Coast communities. The celebration was led by guest emcee Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Honorary Chair Bill Lichtenberger. The event also featured a keynote address by Dr. Mark Brody, President and Founder of Brain Matters Research, on the topic “Getting Close to a Cure for Alzheimer’s.”

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Ocean Republic Hosts Treasure Coast Mastermind Networkers

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Stuart - On May 21, 2021, The Treasure Coast Mastermind networkers met for their morning meeting. Gary Owen the mastermind behind the group conducted a virtual ZOOM and in person meeting at the Ocean Republic Brewery in Stuart.

TC Masterminds is a business, professional and social networking organization comprised of small business owners, executive leaders and non-profit organizations, all of whom display and promote the highest values of ethics, integrity and professionalism.

Treasure Coast Masterminds of Stuart has approximately 68 members.

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Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Host Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce May Luncheon

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Jensen Beach - On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:45am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their May Luncheon at the Hutchinson Shores Resort in Jensen Beach. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is the Treasure Coast of Florida's premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Their unique Jensen Beach hotel offers 178 oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and private balconies, along with exceptional resort amenities including a signature spa, two outdoor pools, oceanfront dining and more.The are located at: 3793 NE Ocean Boulevard in Jensen Beach.For more information call them at 772.334.1950.

A wonderful luncheon and desert was served by a very friendly staff.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce started the luncheon by welcoming all members attending the luncheon.

Sponsor for the luncheon was Van Nguyen with Star Art Gallery, located in Harbour Bay Plaza in Sewall's Point, 3766 SE Ocean Blvd. Contact Van for more information at 772.678.6900.

Dr. John Millay, Superintendent Martin County School District was the speaker for the luncheon. He introduced himself and the many changes going on in the school district. He did a brief powerpoint presentation about the new construction going on in the community. He invited the members to ask questions at the end.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 1960 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in Downtown Jensen Beach. For more information on becoming a member of the chamber contact them at 772-334-3444.

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Townies Tavern Hosts Palm City Chamber Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting

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Palm City - On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm the Palm City Chamber of Commerce welcomed one of their new members Townies Tavern with a Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours. Townies Tavern is located in Palm City at 2277 SW Martin Hwy. They are open every day from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Townie's brings family and friends together for great food in a trendy atmosphere. Their menu features a wide variety of options for just about anyone's taste.

For more information contact them at: 772-291-2115. The event was held outdoors and indoors to accommodate for social distancing.

After the ribbon cutting for Townies Tavern another ribbon cutting was done by the Palm City Chamber of Commerce with Rude Bwoy Rum. Rude Bwoy began on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica in the 1600's. Contact them at 561-568-1823 for more information.

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Place of Hope Gratefully Accepts Donation from International Materials

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Martin County - We are SO thankful for the support of International Materials and their generous donation to Place of Hope! This funding will be used for our Place of Hope Leighan and David Rinker campus and provision of safe, affordable transitional and supportive housing for aged out foster youth, otherwise homeless youth and families and human trafficking survivors.

International Materials' donation will also support over fifty foster homes in the south county region! Mark Warren is Partner/Director of International Materials, Inc. and we are forever grateful for his support to Place of Hope.

Mark said, "Abused children live in a sordid darkness…Place of Hope is a lighthouse. We are called to ignite the flame of Gods lighthouse to bring at first splintered rays of brightness and finally a soul basking in a sun-drenched day!"

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Treasure Coast Hospice, Chairwoman’s Dinner

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In Photo: Rick & Jimmie Anne Haisley

Article and Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham
Jimmie Anne Haisley, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Treasure Coast Hospice, sets the bar high when showing her appreciation to her fellow board members and staff. She and her husband Rick recently hosted a dinner at their homestead in western Fort Pierce, the Renegade Ranch.

As a native of the Treasure Coast, Haisley appreciates the importance of community and Treasure Coast Hospice's deeply rooted ties to this region. For her and many others, the organization's compassionate and expert services, from end-of-life care to grief support and their many other program offerings, have spanned generations.

“Treasure Coast Hospice is thankful for Chairwoman Jimmie Anne Haisley’s leadership this past year and for hosting such a lovely evening for our board of directors. Our organization is fortunate to have a dedicated group of board members, all of whom are deeply committed to providing the highest quality hospice care and grief support services to patients and families in our community,” said CEO Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA.

With that community spirit in mind, Haisley strategically places members of the Operating and Foundation Boards, all local volunteers, together with a Treasure Coast Hospice staff member, allowing for a free flow of information and a building of camaraderie between the different groups.

Haisley coined this a "Hands-off" day for the invitees. "This group, all they do is give back to the community. This is my way to give back to them, thank them, and allow them to simply relax!"

Graciously leading tours of the property, introducing her guests to horses, miniature therapy horses, and Bill, a miniature therapy cow, Haisley also granted access to her tiny home away from home. This unique and cozy abode overlooks a scenic pond.

A scrumptious dinner, cooked-up by Carter's Grocery, included honey-chipotle pork loin, barbequed beans, salad, coleslaw, rolls, and a fabulous peach cobbler for dessert. Epic events took care of the rest.

To volunteer, or for more information, please visit TreasureHealth.org.

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In Photo: Connor and Molly Gillard, McKenna Thomas and Lyla Barker-Bray with Dixie

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In Photo: CEO Jackie Kendrick and friends

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Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice Support Treasure Coast Hospice Grief Programs

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In Photo: Jacki Nardone, Ginny Salamy and CEO Jackie Kendrick

Article & Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham
At a recent gathering at the Harbour Ridge home of Ginny Salamy, the Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice Board Members ended their fiscal year by presenting CEO Jackie Kendrick a check for $125,000. Together with their Harbour Ridge community, the board members work tirelessly raising funds that enable Treasure Coast Hospice to continue to provide outstanding grief support programs to children and families.

Director of Grief Support & Pediatric Services Jacki Nardone expressed her gratitude and explained the donation's significance. "What most people don't know is that the grief support that we provide is a non-funded entity. Medicare requires that we offer grief counseling and support, but there are no dollars allotted to these services. A higher level of counseling is afforded to our clients, thanks to organizations such as the Founding Friends. Our team is truly grateful for the ongoing support and generosity of the Founding Friends."

From helping make children's wishes come true to identifying and supporting the kids and families most in need to helping fund programs such as Camp Good Grief, Children and Family Counseling, Family Retreats, and more, the Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice play a significant role.

Attendees paid a loving tribute to Founding Friend Jody Braskamp, who passed away in February. Braskamp served as President of the organization from 2006-2008 and served on the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation Board from 2008-2015.

"Jody had a shining heart that beat for Treasure Coast Hospice," said CEO Jackie Kendrick.

She then thanked the Founding Friends, especially Ginny Salamy, President, for their incredible dedication, innovation, and involvement, especially amid the COVID pandemic.

The get-together concluded with an introduction to the new Board of Directors. They are as follows: Lisa O'Neill, President; Chris Kaufman, V.P.; Kathy Kenny, Secretary; Glenda Byrne, Treasurer; Susan Griffin, Membership; Roberta Kulas, Hospitality; and Deb Schnabel, Publicity. Denise Boyle will serve as a Member Emeritus.

Incoming President Lisa O'Neill said that she hopes the organization can do even more this year as COVID begins to dissipate.

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21 Apr Hospice 10

In Photo: Ginny Salamy and CEO Jackie Kendrick

21 Apr Hospice 2

In Photo: Incoming and Outgoing Presidents of Founding Friends- Lisa O'Neill and Ginny Salamy

21 Apr Hospice 3

In Photo: Newly installed Board of Directors for Founding Friends

21 Apr Hospice 4

In Photo: Glenda Byrne and Denise Boyle

21 Apr Hospice 5

In Photo: Kathy Kenny and Agnes Palmer

21 Apr Hospice 7

In Photo: Jacki Nardone and Craig Perry

21 Apr Hospice 8

In Photo: Chris Kaufman and Susan Griffin