The Florida State Guardianship Association is dedicated to the protection of the dignity and rights of incapacitated persons and to increasing the professionalism of guardianship through education, networking and legislative action.
Bylaws language Vote- Closes 12-20-2013
The relationship between the state association (FSGA) and the chapters has been ad hoc and somewhat unclear for some time. This Bylaws change, approved by the FSGA Board on October 12, 2013, will allow the FSGA to be operated more effectively while preserving the flexibility for local chapters to be organized the way the chapter members chose. Click the link to access the ballot- username and password are required. BYLAWS CHANGE BALLOT
Lobby School with Bob Guyer February 6 and 7, 2014
LOBBY SCHOOL FLYER (click)
FSGA and Bob Guyer, President of Engineering the Law, Inc will be holding a two day lobby school in Orlando, offered exclusively to FSGA members. The session focuses on the specifics of the legislative process from beginning to successful end. Registration Form available LOBBY SCHOOL REGISTRATION. (click here) Make your reservation at the Country Inn and Suites, Orlando Airport, by calling 1-800-830-5222. Mention FSGA for a special rate of $89.00 per night. Booking online? Use code FSGA 14
FSGA 7.44 Review Survey
FSGA has begun a 3 year systematic review of Chapter 744 to stay relevant and responsive to the same action taken by RPPTL and perceived pressures coming regarding guardianship in the press. We are reaching out for input from anyone in our membership.
The review has broken out sections of similarly grouped statutes in the Chapter for a 3 month review. The first meeting is to brain storm the list of issues that need to be addressed. A survey is put together (link below) and available for members. This survey identifies the committee's short list of issues and seeks input on whether people agree with this short list or have other issues with proposals. Click this link to take the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WDSPJLQ
The feedback from this survey will then be used to work up proposals and whitepapers on the proposed language changes. Those proposed positions will also be sent out by survey to get feedback by those interested experts on this listserve. The final meeting will be to incorporate the feedback from this survey. The goal of this approach is to tap into as many great minds as possible and the greatest exposure across the state. Hopefully, where there is consensus this will aid in getting the legislation passed because of the groundwork laid.
Questions? Contact Lance Mc Kinney, Legislative Chair, email@example.com
Sponsor/ Exhibitor Brochure Available for
Annual Conference 2014
Our 27th Annual Conference, Guardian Renaissance will be held at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club. July 10-12, 2014 Please see our exhibitor/sponsor brochure. Sponsorships promise great visibility for your business and the opportunity to be part of a fabulous conference of 200 plus guardians and related professionals!
Outstanding Chapter Member Award
The FSGA Board of Directors would like to congratulate the recipients of the Outstanding Chapter Member Award, these individuals have demonstrated exemplary service to their Chapter and their profession and were acknowledged at the Annual Meeting of Members, July 2013
La Mar Beach Chapter- Martha Smith
Space Coast Chapter- Becky Mathisen
Treasure Coast Chapter- Sarah Elmasian
South Florida Chapter- Jerome Silverberg
Southwest Florida Chapter- Harold Foy
The Florida State Guardianship Association has twelve chapters which operate around the state to offer guardians educational opportunities, support and networking opportunities in their own communities. Visit our CHAPTER PAGE for more information (just click the link)