During the weekend of March 11-13, 2022, friends and supporters of the Greek America Foundation are invited to join the board of directors in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for a weekend retreat.
The weekend will focus around a special event hosted by the Mayor of Ft. Lauderdale, the Honorable Dean Trantalis, and co-chaired with our board member Spiro Verras, to kick off the Foundation’s fundraising and awareness efforts for our newest initiative to adopt the LGBTQI+ Psychological Support Helpline in Greece.
Click here to visit the helpline’s website for more information.
It is unprecedented for an established mainstream Greek American organization to tackle a prevalent social issue of this kind in Greece. We hope you appreciate its significance and will join us in this effort.
While the main event will take place on Saturday evening, March 12 (time and details TBD), we’re making a weekend out of it and inviting our supporters to join with their families and take advantage of the great weather Florida has to offer that time of year.
Deeply discounted rates have been secured at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale. The address is 400 Corporate Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. There is another Westin on Ft. Lauderdale Beach whereas our hotel is 3.8 miles from the beach. Pease ensure you choose the correct hotel!
Reservations must be made NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16th using our special link.
*Please note: We have this rate beginning Thursday, March 10, 2022, should you decide to come a day early and make a longer weekend out of it.
Details about the event will be forthcoming. If you intend to join us, please send an email expressing your interest to email@example.com
Get involved with our initiative
If you’re interested in being involved with this specific initiative supporting the LGBTQI+ helpline in Greece, click here to join our email list and stay up-to-date on all pertinent announcements.
PLAN YOUR ARRIVAL: Thursday, March 10th or Friday, March 11th
*Special rates at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale at 400 Corporate Dr are available from Thursday. Remember: Please do NOT confuse this location with the other Westin Hotel on Ft. Lauderdale beach!
Friday, March 11th
4pm – Meet at Patricia Lambrecht’s house in Palm Beach for an evening of board fellowship, a poolside board of directors meeting and a wonderful Greek meal. RSVP is required, upon which you will receive the address.
*Getting to Patricia’s house from Ft. Lauderdale:
By car, it’s about 40 miles and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending upon traffic.
There is also train service available on the Brightline. Service runs almost hourly between Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. From the West Palm Beach station, Patricia’s home is a short Uber ride.
Saturday, March 12th
Enjoy a relaxing day with family and friends poolside, or visit Ft. Lauderdale Beach, which is only a few miles away.
PM – (Details forthcoming) Launch event hosted by Mayor Dean Trantalis and co-chaired w/ GAF board member Spiro Verras to kick off the Foundation’s efforts to support the Greek Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline