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Chapters and Areas

Our members connect to local members and professionals through FSGA Chapters. There are currently 14 local Chapters. These local Chapters service a set of counties and can be a wealth of information for issues in local communities. In addition, many Chapters offer education sessions at their meetings which are approved by the Statewide Public Guardianship office for Continuing Education Credits.
Chapters select Directors and Officers to guide their organization and they plan and coordinate their own meetings and activities based on the needs of their local members.  The President (or the Designated Representative of the Chapter) serves on the Board of Directors of the FSGA and serves as a liaison between the Chapter and the statewide organization. The Chapters serve as a resource and provide educational and networking opportunities for FSGA members who would like to become more involved at a local level.

 

FSGA AREA and CHAPTER MAP

 

Members of FSGA are not required to also belong to a Chapter although many do. Any group of members may form their own Chapter. If you have questions please contact the Executive Office.
Please choose a specific Chapter from the drop-down menu on the right to view Chapter-specific information. You can also choose a Chapter from the list below.
Become a member of our Association by visiting the Membership page.

The Big Bend Chapter covers the Tallahassee Area

Contact Name: Tom Jones, Chapter President

Contact E-Mail: rjones7764@yahoo.com

The Broward Chapter covers the Broward County Area

Contact Name: Cindy Kramer

Contact E-Mail: cindymkramer10@aol.com

Chapter Website: www.guardiansofsfla.org

The Central Florida Chapter covers the Greater Orlando Area

Contact Name: Nicola Fitchner

Contact E-Mail: nfitchner@brighthouse.com

The Gulf Coast Chapter covers the Greater Sarasota Area

Contact Name: Jeanne Bennett, President

Contact E-Mail: jeanne@obrienbennet.com

The Guardian- Gulf Coast Chapter Newsletter ( click )Chapter meetings are held: 

    • Third Thursday of every other month beginning at 8:30am (Months of January, March, May, July , September, November) at the Senior Friendship Center Sarasota, 1888 Brother Geenen Way Sarasota, FL 34236
 
    • All members, prospective members, and guests are invited to a complimentary breakfast served beginning at 8:15 am.
 

The Heart of Florida Chapter covers North Central Florida Area, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Citrus Hernando, Alachua and surrounding Counties.

Contact Name: Del Webster

Contact E-Mail: commodore@embarqmail.com

Chapter Website: www.hofguardians.com

The Hillsborough Chapter covers the Greater Tampa/St. Petersburg Area.

Contact E-Mail: executiveoffice@floridaguardians.com

Chapter Website: www.hillsboroughguardians.org

The La Mar Beach Chapter covers the following counties: Lake, Marion, Flagler Beach, Volusia.

Contact Name: Jetta L. Getty

Contact E-Mail: jetta12397@aol.com

Chapter meets regularly with scheduled breaks.

Mid Florida covers the Lake County area.

Contact Name: Amanda Ritter

Contact E-Mail: amanda.a.ritter@gmail.com

The Cove Logo PicOur meetings are held monthly at "The Cove at Tavares" located at 1501 Sunshine Parkway (Woodlea Road) in Tavares on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM.Generally at 6:00PM we Meet, Greet and Eat with the meetings starting at 6:30PM.Prior to each meeting, an email is sent to our members to remind them of the upcoming meeting and to let them know if the location of the meeting has been changed to occur at an Assisted Living Facility (ALF), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), a Specialty Physicians office, or some other location. 

The Palm Beach Chapter covers Palm Beach County.

Contact Name: Penny Maitner

Contact E-Mail: prm0904@aol.com

Chapter meets second Thursday of every month at 8:30 am at rotating locations.

The South Florida Chapter covers Miami-Dade County.

Contact Name: Jerome Silverberg Chapter President

Contact E-Mail: southfga@yahoo.com

SFGA EventsSOUTH FLORIDA GUARDIANSHIP ASSOCIATION 2017 SPRING AND SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE In a recent SFGA Board Meeting it was unanimously agreed to partner with two Outstanding groups to bring important and timely training sessions to Guardians and other interested individuals.On April 28, 2017 SFGA will partner with The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for their presentation of "Guardian's Island". 7 CEUs have been approved for guardians. See attachment for details.SFGA has purchase live Webinar rights. The SFGA Board of Directors Offers this program free to Guardians at a location to be named later. The RPPTL program to be held at St. Thomas University - Law School at a charge of between $215. for members and $325.00. However, only SFGA is a known association offers CEUs for Guardians through The Department of Elder Affairs - OPPG. Others who are interested can contact SFGA at southfga2@yahoo.com for additional detail and cost.On May 25, 2017 SFGA will continue our long term relationship with Mishkan Miami / Jewish Community Services / Miami Jewish Health (Services) for a Conversation about "Living and Dying" . 4CEUs have been approved for guardians.SFGA is providing CEUs for these programs for the fifth year. Note; While SFGA is not charging a fee for this program the host are charging $36. with includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials / payable at the door. Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, BSN, M.Div/ (Presenter) , Advisor to Faith Communities for "The Conversation Project". JCS maintains responsibility for this program and it's content. Continuing Education credit available for a number of professional fields. For more information, call (786) 866-8621 or register at JewishMiami.org/mttec. 

The Southwest Florida Chapter covers the following counties: Charlotte, Lee, Hendry and Collier.

Contact Name: Sherri Graham

Contact E-Mail: sherrigraham70@hotmail.com

Chapter Website: www.guardiansofswfl.org

Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every odd month at 11:30 am.  Meetings are held at KJ's Fresh Grill Restaurant on 41 across from Page Field airport.  Please call with any questions or go to the website to register for the luncheon. 

The Space Coast Chapter covers Brevard County.

Contact Name: William Johnson, PA

Contact E-Mail: wjohnson@floridaelderlaw.net

Chapter meetings are held at the Grand Villa ALF, 964 South Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM the second Tuesday of each month.

The Treasure Coast Chapter covers the following Counties Martin, St.Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.

Contact Name: John Dalton

Contact E-Mail: jdalton@optimumrts.com

Please join us at Harbor Place on August 25, 2017 8:30 AMMeeting Announcement 8-25-2017