Advancing Education and Giving Back
One of the reasons we value our partnership with Commonwealth Financial Network is their gift of giving back to the communities we all work in. Annual conferences for advisors and staff are always accompanied by a day of volunteering within a community in need. The Advanced Topics Symposium, held in Boston this year, chose Bay Cove Human Services to give time and attention to. Staff member Karen arrived a day prior to the conference in order to participate in the day-long event of painting the two-floor office space. Bay Cove was thrilled with the transformed space, saying that "the environment is now a much better representation of the atmosphere inside those walls."
Karen continued on for the next two days to learn about the ways Commonwealth is improving its systems in the changing technical landscape so we can continue to offer our clients the same excellent service you expect from us.
2019 Wearable Arts Sees Climate Change Take Center Stage
We are pleased to continue our support for Jefferson Community Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls by sponsoring the People's Choice Award! This year, the award went to Doreen M. Reynolds for "The Agony and the Exsta-Sea." Model Jaymi Shull entered as all underwater princesses should: graceful, her gown of waves billowing around her, a crown of starfish and coral perched delicately atop her seafoam hair. But there was a sadness about her as she took center stage and revealed that under her waves was a seafloor of trash!
It was a beautiful work of art with a powerful political and global statement pulled from beneath and out into the light.
To learn more about the Wearable Arts Show and the Fund for Women and Girls, click here.
Photo by Deja Webster
Never Stop Learning
Each year, advisors and staff are given opportunities to receive continuing education on the offerings of Commonwealth and our industry. In August, Karen spent the day in Seattle with fellow industry team members learning new processes and about features new to Commonwealth and Gale Investment Management. There are exciting things coming down the pike, all to help make your lives simpler and have you feel more in control.
2018 Wearable Arts is a Winner
Julie Read modeled the Port Townsend Wearable Arts 2018 People's Choice award "Queen Sew Sew, Mending the Sorrows of the World".
Congratulations to designer and creator Clara Graham.
The annual Wearable Arts Show helps support the Fund for Women and Girls through the Jefferson Community Foundation. The Fund for Women and Girls mission is to create a world where women and girls feel safe, secure, equal, and empowered.
Each year, the Port Townsend Wearable Arts Show grows in size and imagination. We are proud to be the sponsor of the People's Choice Award three years running.
2017 Wearable Art Show a Success
Keeping Jefferson County Healthy Is Part of What We Do
Only in its second year, this event has become near and dear to my heart. I am happy to have sponsored the 2017 Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's WellHearts luncheon for the second time. We live in a vibrant and healthy community full of people living their working and retirement years with access to excellent healthcare and beautiful surroundings. No matter how much we hike or bike or sail, though, heart health is always a consideration. A big thank you to the Foundation to bringing this event to our doorsteps.
Photo by Deja Webster
Proud to Sponsor Wearable Art Show Award
In celebration of women helping women, Gale Investment Management is thrilled to sponsor the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show benefiting the Fund for Women and Girls of the Jefferson County Community Foundation.
We provide the cash prize for the People's Choice Award, which is determined by audience ballot and was won in 2016 by artist Galadriel Nichols. She is pictured here modeling the white swan in her entry "Swan Lake: Not So Black and White." Congratulations, Galadriel!
Our firm has a long history with the Jefferson County Community Foundation, as Stephanie Gale served on its organizing committee and continues to volunteer on its investment committee. And we are so impressed by the great art created by and for women in our community!
We're already on board to sponsor this year's show, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017. Get your tickets early, as this event usually sells out!
ABOVE: 2016 People's Choice Award winner Galadriel Nichols, onstage at the PT Wearable Art Show. Photo by Shelly Randall.
WellHearts Luncheon a Heartfelt Success
Gale Investment Management was proud to sponsor Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's first educational event to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women.
Stephanie Gale and Shelly Randall were among those dressed in red for the "WellHearts, REaDy for Action" luncheon on February 5, 2016.
Hosted in National Heart Disease Awareness month, the event featured a healthy, delicious meal by celebrity chef Arran Stark and a guest lecture by renowned cardiologist Dr. Rosemary Peterson.
We appreciate the efforts of our local hospital district, Jefferson Healthcare, to keep our community well!
ABOVE: Stephanie (right) and a friend are radiant in red at the WellHearts luncheon. Photo by Deja View Photography.
Summit Club Recognition
Stephanie Gale has achieved Commonwealth Summit Club status for 2016. This distinction recognizes success based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth Financial Network's more than 1,650 financial advisors. Commonwealth is the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer and the partner of choice for Stephanie.
In honor of this distinction, Stephanie has been invited to join her peers at the Commonwealth Summit Club conference, May 1–5, 2016, in Santa Barbara, California. The conference will offer attendees an array of educational opportunities geared toward discovering fresh perspectives and ideas to help reach new levels of success and service excellence.
Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth, said, “We are pleased to recognize Stephanie Gale with this exclusive distinction. Achieving Summit Club status speaks to Stephanie's track record of success and commitment to her practice and the clients she serves. As a well-respected advisor within the independent advice industry and an esteemed member of the Commonwealth community, we look forward to Stephanie's participation at the conference.”