Chapter Meetings

2018 Chapter Meeting Schedule

January 18     Communication Strategies

Communication Strategies is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association® that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to: explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease, decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person, identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. We hope that Sandy’s presentation will provide a valuable resources for planners as they are communicating with clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Sandy Rosborough is a retired banker, facilitator for Alzheimers support group for western Jefferson county on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association and most importantly full time caregiver for her mother, who has Alzheimers.


February 15
March 15
April 19 Economic Update
May 17
August 16
September 20


Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are on the 3rd Thursday

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Federal Reserve Bank, 524 Liberty Parkway
Directions and parking information here

Format: Eat together in a gourmet style cafeteria until 11:55, then move to conference room for presentation.  Food is not allowed in conference rooms. Please RSVP and arrive on time to enjoy  lunch and the speaker.

Registration: $15 members,  (see below for Guest Policy)
$105   2017 Season Ticket, covers all regular chapter meetings

 RSVP:  by the Friday before the meeting.
Season Ticket holders must RSVP by email to

This is a two-step process. Both registration & payment must be received.

The Federal Reserve is a secure facility. The doors will be opened 11:30 – 11:45.
FPA is committed to pay for each reservation made. If you cannot keep your reservation, notify Pat by Friday before the meeting.  No shows who fail to cancel will be billed $20.

To pay by mail:

Please make checks payable to FPA of North Alabama and mail to:

Pat Morris
FPA of North Alabama
PO Box 26607
Birmingham, AL 35260-0607

 FPA Guest Policy
Effective 1-1-2014

In an effort to boost membership, we have removed the financial incentive to be a continual guest at chapter meetings.  All first-time guests may attend chapter meetings at no charge. A guest’s second and all further meetings require a $50 charge.  As an incentive to join, members receive great discounts for chapter meetings, our membership outing, and the Symposium, plus access to free CE in the Journal of Financial Planning.  Between the networking, the continuing education, and the advocacy of our profession, we believe that the cost of membership is far exceeded by the value.