ABOUT

About

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches is Florida’s largest non-partisan political and public affairs organization. Since 1976 when President Jimmy Carter served as its inaugural speaker, the Forum Club has hosted a majority of the sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices and a variety of thought leaders whose words and actions affect the world in which we live.

 

What began as a 200-member organization that met at Christopher’s Restaurant and the old Helen Wilkes Hotel, both in West Palm Beach, the Forum Club is now capped at 800 members with a waiting list. As a nonprofit organization, the Forum Club’s purpose is to inform and educate the community’s social, business and political interest and to promote a more active participation by all citizens in the democratic process.

Its Mission: Stimulate thought. Promote dialogue.

What began as a 200-member organization that met at Christopher’s Restaurant and the old Helen Wilkes Hotel, both in West Palm Beach, the Forum Club is now capped at 800 members with a waiting list. As a nonprofit organization, the Forum Club’s purpose is to inform and educate the community’s social, business and political interest and to promote a more active participation by all citizens in the democratic process.

Stimulate thought. Promote dialogue.

2021-2022 Executive Board

Joseph P. Chase
President

John Bowers
President Elect

Caroline Villanueva
Vice President

Kalinthia Dillard
Secretary/Treasurer

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Kate Arrizza
Rick Asnani
Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes
Claudia Kirk Barto
Margie Betten
Ed Chase
Robert Diffenderfer
Patrick Franklin
Rachelle Litt
Noel Martinez
Stephanie Mitrione
Ron McElhone
Melissa Nash
Harvey E. Oyer, III
Richard Rampell
Katrina Long Robinson
Imran Siddiqui
Ofelia Utset