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.
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Membership Information and Forms (Click)
FSGA Seeking Executive Director
Please see the attached RFP for details.Click HERE for RFP
FSGA May 5th Spring Seminar
The FSGA will be hosting a three hour seminar in Pinellas County on May 5, 2014, with topics related to end of life decision making and Medicare. The training is free but space is limited so please RSVP to
FSGA's Gulf Coast Chapter's Annual Spring Conference
The Gulf Coast Chapter will be holding their Annual Spring Conference April 25, 2014 8AM to 3PM.
Its not too late, you can register at the door!
Please nominate members for the various Area and At Large Director positions. This year Area VI term expires and we have vacancies in Area I, Area II, Area VII and Area VIII We also have the 2nd At Large Director seat expiring. This makes a total of 6 positions that we are looking to fill. The positions are for a 3 year term.
For those of you who are interested, the attached form identifies the duties and responsibilities of an Area Director. This is a great way to add your energies and voice to the governance of guardianship in the State of Florida.
The FSGA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the open positions for Area and At Large Directors for the elections in July at the Annual Conference 2014.
MAP OF AREAS (click here)
AREA DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION (click here)
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 second meeting in the 3 month plan is to test and get feedback on some specifically proposed language changes. A survey is put together (link below) and was sent out to FSGA members. This survey identifies the committee's drafted statutory language and seeks input on whether people agree or disagree with these proposals.
Click this link to take the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NVT5CPZ
The feedback from this survey will then be used to improve the proposed changes and whitepapers on the topics. 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.
Thanks for your input - if you have specific questions about the committee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Sponsor/ Exhibitor Brochure and Call for Presentations
Our 27th Annual Conference, Guardian Renaissance will be held at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club. July 10-12, 2014
Download the exhibitor and sponsor brochure or the call for presentations by visiting the
CONFERENCE 2014 PAGE (click here)
Outstanding Chapter Member Award
The FSGA is seeking nominations for the 2014 FSGA Award for Outstanding Chapter Member Service to the Profession of Guardianship. This award is for FSGA Members who have provided exemplary service to their wards and/or for the “good” of their Chapters and the Profession as a whole. The FSGA will recognize chapter nominees for their contributions, leadership, and dedication locally.
The criteria required for nomination is specified on the FSGA Award Nomination Form (click)
Nominations are due by June 15, 2014
2013 Award Recipients
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)