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March 2023                                                                March 2023                                                   PGA C.A.N.!, Page 11
      Panhellenic Alumnae Of Palm Beach County

      Announces Speaker For March Fundraiser

         Second Vice President, Kimberly Brock, was pleased
      to announce that everything is in readiness for the March
      Second Annual  Scholarship  Benefit  Luncheon  of  the
      Panhellenic Alumnae of Palm Beach County during the Feb.
      11 meeting at her home. Cynthia Hite, Florida Emmy Award
      winner, media specialist, a partner in a private investigation
      company, and a talented performer, will discuss her life
      and various talents at the luncheon. Her biography is too
      extensive to list, so members and guests are looking forward
      to hearing all about her life and many careers.
         The luncheon will be held at the Abacoa Golf Club in
      Jupiter. This is the first time it’s been held since 2020, so
      its return is well anticipated. As in the past there will be
      raffle baskets, a silent auction, a 50/50 split of money, a   With lunch finished, Barbara Palmer, Karen Tirburzi, Jeanne
      chance to win a lottery hat, and door prizes, and for the   Hibbard, Shirley Collee, and Kathleen Pollack enjoy time   Officers of Panhellenic Alumnae of Palm Beach County Patty
      first time there will be a buffet instead of plated meals.   to sit and visit.                       Hiscock, Nancy Stainback, Jeanne Hibbard, and Kimberly
                                                                                                           Brock pose after the business portion of the Feb. 11 meeting.
        Sitting On A Rainbow

        Palm Beach Gardens                              Book Review:
                                                          Taylor Hagood, a Professor of Literature at FAU,
        Resident, James Patrick                         and among other impressive achievements author of the

        Rooney, Is Proud To                             upcoming Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country
                                                        Music Legend had this to say about Sitting on a Rainbow:
        Announce The Release Of                            This debut novel is full of magic, Irish folklore and
                                                        history, and  romance  all wound around experiences
        His First Novel: Sitting On A                   of disability and drama inside a high-stakes wealth
                                                        management firm in West Palm Beach. James Patrick
        Rainbow: A 21st Century Irish                   Rooney gives the reader a great yarn with intriguing
        American Morality Tale                          characters and a fully realized protagonist whose defeats
                                                        and triumphs are attuned to an excellent soundtrack.
                                                          Jim extends his gratitude to the accomplished Professor   Honnie McClear, Meg Kravetz, Cheryl Gooding, Sandy
                                                        Hagood for his generous comments.                  Scavnicky,  Stacey  Easterling,  Joyce  Garberoglio,  and
                                                          Sitting on a Rainbow: a 21st Century Irish American   Anita Spassoff share some time together at the Panhellenic
                                                        Morality Tale (ISBN: 9781958729625 /9781958729571)   Alumnae meeting.
                                                        can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
                                                        Walmart, Books-A-Million, and elsewhere. The paperback      The event raises money for scholarships to be awarded
                                                        retails for $20.99, the hardcover retails for $29.99, and the   to college women carrying a full load in their third year
                                                        eBook retails for $6.99. Wholesale orders are available   or above and are residents of Palm Beach County. They
                                                        through Ingram. Review copies, signed copies, interviews,   must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and show a financial
                                                        and book club appearances may be available upon request.  need. Application forms are found on the Panhellenic
                                                                                                           Alumnae’s website.
                                                        About The Author:                                     Panhellenic  Alumnae  of  Palm  Beach  County,
                                                          First time author James Patrick Rooney was born in   celebrating its 96th Anniversary, is also a member of
                                                                                                           National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) which consists
                                                        Bronx, New York, raised in Westchester County, and has   of 26 women’s NPC sororities or fraternities.
                                                        been living and working in Northern Palm Beach County for
                                                        his entire adult life. After having been blessed to reside in
          Sitting on a Rainbow: a 21st Century Irish American  such world-class communities as PGA National, Admiral’s
        Morality Tale is a story of severe loss and courageous  Cove, Tequesta Country Club, Seminole Landing, and Old
        resilience, financial markets and malfeasances, Irish  Marsh, he and his wife, Cindy, now live in the exceptional   Wanted
        history and mythology, justice served, and broken promises  community of BallenIsles. To accomplish this impressive
        remaining to be mended.                         array, in sum, they always bought early and sold too soon.
          Set in West Palm Beach, Florida, in the early 2010s, the    Young Jimmy’s first loves included sports, particularly   People are vandalizing golf
        novel follows Patrick Connelly, a mid-fifties paraplegic  ice hockey, a variety of music and culture, and his adopted   courses after play hours. Sand
        who works as a stockbroker and financial advisor at a major  homeland of Ireland. When an ice hockey-related injury   traps, greens and fairways
        Wall Street firm. The protagonist, whose life experience  at age nineteen left him a paraplegic, he turned his focus   are being damaged. If you see
        oftentimes mirrors the author’s, not only faces the adversity  away from the physical toward developing his mind. Soon   anyone on courses after hours,
        of disability each day, but also has a front row seat to the  after finishing college at (then infamous) “Suntan U” in   please call POA Security at
        financial difficulties plaguing so much of society. Through  Coral Gables, he began a successful thirty-year career in   627-1600 or Resort Security,
        his journey, from disruption in his career to struggles with  financial advisory with a major Wall Street firm. At about   627-2000.
        love, powerful friendships to moments of despair at the state  that same time, he met his enduring love—his family.              Thank you.
        of humanity, readers are pulled into a rich, detailed world  Married to Cindy ever since, together they’ve raised
        that combines elements of history, Irish myth, finance, the  two superb children—Patrick and Megan—who are now
        arts, and beyond. As the story unfolds, Patrick must take  thriving young adults.
        bold action to save his career—and maybe even his life.    While managing an ambitious reading group (Old   Best Bin Caddy#
          Complete with a playlist of relevant songs to enjoy  Marsh—2005-2014), Jim fell in love with fine literature
        while reading, Rooney’s book is a unique approach to  and was inspired to write more competently (i.e., several   NEW!
        memoir, fiction, and education that ultimately digs into  college-level creative writing courses and other modes of
        what it means to live a life of joy and purpose. Readers  self-learning). To hone his skills further, he wrote short
        will encounter romance, business, mystery, and folklore in  stories, imaginary book reviews for his reading group,
        this textured and detailed narrative, and feel inspired by  and later edited and authored articles for a now defunct
        the main character’s determination to find the magic and  lifestyle website (2018-2020). After stepping away from
        beauty all around him.                          financial advisory in 2014, Jim began working on his first
          With messages of hope, lessons from both history and  novel. As is often said, starting with a few core ideas the
        present day, and a window into the daily experiences of  story then wrote itself.                                                  On sale
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        insights and inspiring moments for readers of all kinds.
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        cautionary morality tale will entertain all who come and
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