Women’s Interests

New! “Don’t Just Leave Them Jewelry” – Memoir Writing Workshop~

Leader – Bobbie Helbig, 508-864-9598 or bjvsh@yahoo.com

We have all arrived on the island with stories of experiences. Many say “I wish I knew more about my parents or grandparents!” Let’s not “just leave them jewelry”, let’s leave them a legacy of memories. I will provide the inspirational materials to encourage your thoughts. Simply bring your laptop, Ipad, or as I prefer pen, pencil and binder to begin your journey. I will start each day with a exhilarating quote, then we will write and share. No need to worry about the direction it will take! Don’t be intimidated! “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” Dr. Seuss

  • Location: TBD
  • Day/Dates: Tuesdays from 10am to Noon on October 1, 8 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 (26)
  • Fee: None

Newcomers & Neighbors

Leaders – Kathy Guiteras, 847-867-0971 or kjmg12@gmail.com, Helper: Karen Rudy, 419-509-5733 or krudy@twc.com, Open for new members with no fee.

A WAHHI group whose mission is to welcome and foster a sense of community with new residents to our island and the surrounding area. Helping introduce them to establishments, activities, little-known area treasures and fellow citizens alike. The group will meet for a girls-night-in (or out) to assist each other through the navigation of moving to a new area – or just get together to build new friendships. You DO NOT have to be a new resident to join – seasoned residents are also invited to join to share their knowledge and welcoming spirit!

  • Location: Member homes
  • Day: Last Wednesday of each month at 6pm – 8pm
  • Fee: None

Savvy Women Investors~

Leader – Sarah Stone 843-757-6845,  s.stone@edwardjones.com Open for new members with no fee.


Women’s Financial: Mimosas & Money Learning Circles

Co-Leaders – Gigi Maxfield, 843-597-5774 or gigi@womensfinancialhhi.com or Elizabeth Loda, 843-681-7526 or elizabeth@womensfinancialhhi.com

10 October 2019, 11:00am – Noon,
Womens Financial Office: 15 Hospital Center Common, Ste. 200F, HHI
Presenter: Gigi Maxfield

The Key: Organizing  important documents for today and tomorrow
If you live alone, are married or in a relationship, can someone locate and access documents on your behalf in an emergency? Join us for a 45-minute tutorial on preparing for the future and the unexpected.

*RSVP by 10/7 to: gigi@womensfinancialhhi.com or 843.681.7526

24 October 2019, 11:00am – Noon
Womens Financial Office: 15 Hospital Center Common, Ste. 200F, HHI
Presenter: Gigi Maxfield & Elizabeth Loda

Let’s Get Social: Socially Conscience Investing
If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, attend this Learning Circle to become more informed about how to incorporate socially responsible investments into your portfolio.

*RSVP by 10/21 to: gigi@womensfinancialhhi.com or 843.681.7526

 November 2019 – Date and presenter to be determined
Plant Based Diet on a Budget

4 December 2019, 11:00am – Noon
Womens Financial Office: 15 Hospital Center Common, Ste. 200F, HHI
Presenter: Najmah Thomas, Ph.D, University of South Carolina, Beaufort

*RSVP by 12/1 to: gigi@womensfinancialhhi.com or 843.681.7526

A Hidden Look into Gullah Culture
Dr. Thomas was raised in the Gullah/Geechee tradition on St. Helena’s Island, South Carolina, and after completing her education outside of South Carolina, returned as an educator and leader in her community. Although she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at USCB and an advocate of learning, change and leadership for children in her community, she is well poised to provide a Learning Circle focused on Gullah culture and heritage throughout Beaufort County.

2020 Calendar Dates are still TBD however, these are the topics for our 2020 Learning Circles:

January – Money Blues

February – Getting the Most from Your Smartphone

March – Tax Tips & Fun Fact$

 *Please RSVP as seating is limited, thank you.

  • Location – Various locations
  • Day: Various days and times – RSVP 843-681-7526 or gigi@womensfinancialhhi.com. Limited seating
  • Fee: Learning Circles are complimentary and we encourage you to invite another member.

* These groups require a fee & may have additional fees for extra field trips, meals, etc.

~New this year.