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                2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show   

“Serving Those Who Serve”

Hilton Ocala - October 9,10,11


Thank you to our Trade Show Vendors: Updated 10/02/2019

      Dillards     Gold 'N Visions     Jessies Girl    

     Kilbourne & Kilbourne     Linens Plus More

     Lionne Designs     Shader Productions    Scrubs N Stuff

     24-Hour Flowers     Ultimate Linens   Outside the Box

     Your Silver Connection     Outside the Box Shoes

     Lamar Creations, Inc.    One Touch Linens & More

     First Uniform     Queen's Designs    All Uniform Wear


(Additional vendors will be added to this list as they sign up to be part of the show)

The following is a Tentative Agenda of the 3-day program : Updated 9/11/2019

Wednesday, October 9:
     1. 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Registration
     2. 9:00 – 11:00 am, Gift Shop Seminar - Jennifer Wood, Devon Polo, Judy Peacock
     3. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Vendor Show – Inside Hotel, Door prizes at 1:30 pm
     4. 11:00 am - AFHAV Past Presidents’ Luncheon
     5. Lunch on your own
     6. 3:00 - Parade of Banners line up
     7. 3:15 pm - General Assembly
         Keynote Speaker


As a Laugh-Out-Loud, Funny, Southern Humorist, Jane Jenkins Herlong, believes in the extraordinary power of humor and storytelling while impowering audiences to embrace the MINDSET OF ACHIEVEMENT.



  • Fluent in four languages: English, Northern, Southern and Gullah (gull-a)

  • Philanthropist, Board Member, Church Member & Volunteer

  • Commissioner at Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina

  • Chair of the National Speakers Association Scholarship Committee

  • Foundation Board of the National Speakers Association

  • Recovering beauty queen - Former Miss South Carolina

  • Wife of one, mother of two


Jane’s proudest accomplishments are being a wife and mother. Jane and her family live on the family peach farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

Thursday, October 10:
     1. 8:00 – 11:30 am Only, Registration
     2. 9:15 – 10:15 am, Educational Sessions
          a. Fundraising- Carmen Pelletz and Gail Harris
          b. “Building Your Auxiliary: Leadership Guide to Engage Volunteers” - Jim Eberz


          c. “What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet- Introduction to CBD” - David Amirault RN


     3. 10:30 – 11:30 am, Educational Sessions
          a. “Compassionate Care 2020” - Jennifer Wood
          b. “Volunteers: Growing and Developing the Team”- B. R. Rhoads
          c. “Opiod Use in Florida” - Sherriff Wayne Ivey and "Junny" (K-9)
     4. Lunch on Your Own
     5. 12 – 1:30 pm, Tote and Go Lunch – Round Tables and Networking

     6. 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Business Session
     7. 3:15 – 4:15 pm, Educational Sessions
         a. ALTO: “Alternatives to Opiods”- Dr. Candice Smith
         b. Healthcare Legislation for the State of Florida - Sarah McBrearty
         c. “Nominating Committee: Recognizing, Selecting and Recruiting”-

                   George Brenenstahl
     8. 6:00 pm Reception, Cash Bar, Followed by Installation Dinner at 7:00 pm

Friday, October 11:
     1. 8:00 am, Moment of Silence
     2. Breakfast
     3. Keynote Speaker

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, and author. She has been a keynote speaker many major conferences and corporate events from coast to coast.


Kelly’s wacky wit and powerful stories have charmed hearts and tickled funny bones for over 15 years. In addition to her role as a funny motivational speaker, Kelly teaches people how she does it by sharing what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling. Sharing her own powerful journey through story and the formula she discovered, you come to that magical place where the art of story meets the business of persuasion.


For more about Kelly go to

     4. Drawing of Raffle Winners, Door Prizes.
     5. Closing Ceremony

  Basket Winners:

       Thelma Hansen              Jim Gessford                  Ashley Brizindine

     Cape Canaveral Hosp          Jupiter                  Broward Health Med Center

           Cindy Watts              Mirta Conde-Vega             Susan Snizik   

           St. Anthony's                 Leesburg                        St. Joseph's











             Pat Pye                        Flora Kelly             Cheryl Boone 50/25/25

           Cape Coral               Health First Holmes       Memorial Jacksonville

    Judy Boles 50/25/25

    Broward Health Med

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