ABOUT

About

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches is Florida’s largest nonpartisan political and public affairs organization. Since 1976 when President Jimmy Carter served as its inaugural speaker, the Forum Club has hosted a variety of national and international leaders whose words and actions affect the world in which we live. Past speakers include Presidents of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court justices, four-star generals and admirals, U.S. Senators and Representatives, national business leaders, ambassadors and foreign dignitaries, media representatives, and presidential historians, among others.

 

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.

2022-2023 Executive Board

John Bowers
President

Caroline Villanueva
President Elect

Kalinthia Dillard
Vice President

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Maria Antuña
Rosalyn Sia Baker Barnes
Claudia Kirk Barto
Ed Chase
Joseph P. Chase
Aimee Craig Carlson
Patrick Franklin
John Howe
Christina Lambert
Rachelle Litt
Patrick McNamara
Stephanie Mitrione
Melissa Nash
Richard Rampell
Katrina Long Robinson
William Shepherd
Imran Siddiqui
Ofelia Utset