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.

2020-2021 Executive Board

Harvey E. Oyer III
President

Joseph P. Chase
President-Elect

John Bowers
Vice President

Caroline Villanueva
Secretary/Treasurer

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson
Kate Arrizza
Rick Asnani
Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes
Claudia Kirk Barto
Ryan Britton
Amy Brunjes
Lloyd Bucher
Ed Chase
Robert Diffenderfer
Kalinthia Dillard
Kenneth Kennerly
Maria Marino
Noel Martinez
Ron McElhone
Melissa Nash
Richard Rampell
Rob Rennebaum