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through friendship.
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From the 2020 - 2022 President

January 2020

Happy New Year, Fellow TBI Friends,

I am humbled to be asked to lead Tampa Bay International Association for the next two years, as your president. I am also most honored. Heather Rush, the former president, has set the bar very high for me; with your help, I am up to the challenge!

The TBI mission statement defines our purpose as a social organization that promotes cultural understanding and friendship. I see that as a simple and yet profound purpose that can so benefit all of us. All events that we plan, schedule and attend will be arranged with the idea of promoting greater friendship amongst us.

As you participate in these gatherings, be aware that your friendship with others will only grow. Also, if you have ideas for future events of interest, please feel free to share them with me and other members of the board. Your involvement in TBI will make our club greater and your friendships stronger.

I sincerely look forward to knowing all of you better. I believe this will be an exciting year for TBI.

Laura Hunt

TBI President

Upcoming Events

Member Birthdays

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to send a birthday greeting via email.


Yaneth Hughes   1 Jan

Carol Nelson   6 Jan

Nata Cibran   9 Jan

Adele Visaggio   10 Jan

Jill Silverman   17 Jan

Elvira Wright   20 Jan


Irene Athos   9 Feb

Jo Ann Wood   12 Feb

Carolynn Ferguson   12 Feb

Just For Fun!

The 2020 New Years Resolutions That Will Actually Improve Your Life, According to Experts

As 38 percent of Americans prepare to take on at least one New Year's resolution in 2020, most (51 percent) are hoping to tidy up their finances, eat more healthfully (51 percent) or exercise more (50 percent), according to Ipsos.

For many, these well-intentioned plans will have faded from view by February, but some—almost 20 percent of resolvers, according to one study from the University of Scranton—will create meaningful, long-term change. What's more, researcher John Norcross found that those who make formal resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than non-resolvers.

Ahead of the new decade, Newsweek reached out to leading advice givers, wellness professionals and happiness experts for their top resolution recommendations for roaring into the 2020s.

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Member Support

We also encourage and comfort our members in time of challenge. If you are aware of any such need please contact Evelyn Baran, TBI Secretary, via email.

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