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Dear Flobel Community, 

We are wishing you a peaceful and meditative Memorial Day. We have born witness to many horrible events this pass month and want to acknowledge the grief that people are experiencing. Take the time this week to hug your loved ones and practice self-care. One resource we will be utilizing is this beautiful guided meditation that Advisor Dr. Vijaya Nair created for us: Mediation for Peace. 

Quote of the Week

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi

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Do you run a non-profit, small business, or need to raise capital for a creative project? Then you don’t want to miss this interview with fundraising expert and advisor Peter Heller. Peter Heller is the founder of the Heller Fundraising Group an organization whose specialty is guiding nonprofit clients to raise millions of dollars through capital campaigns, campaign feasibility studies, major gift programs, and hands-on training. 

NECTAR NEWS: Impact Producing with Gwendolyn Alston of MocaMedia

The film industry has faced many obstacles since the start of the pandemic, especially with screenings of independent documentary films. To help guide and support filmmakers who have struggled to market their documentaries, Gwendolyn Alston and her team at MocaMedia have developed the “Nuts & Bolts of Impact Producing” workshop to provide hands-on advice and outreach strategies for films with social, environmental, and spiritual impact. Nectar News spoke with Gwendolyn (virtually) to hear about the origins of MocaMedia and the impact she has helped create through their projects: READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE


*New Time: Thursday, June 16th- 5pm ET*

The purpose of this meet-up will be to curate and discuss issues that are suggested by the mentors about the health, economy and community well being of the Hudson Valley as a region. Some issues we will seek to address may include:

  • What successful programs can we celebrate and support in the HV? 
  • How can we use our combined resources to make life full of pleasure and success for all communities in the HV?
  • What do we see as urgent or timely issues?

This meet-up will be hosted monthly on zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month by Flobel Advisor & Hudson Valley resident Rebecca Holderness Our first meeting will be Thursday June 16th @ 5pm ET (55 minutes). Hosted on zoom 

To attend, please RSVP to

Please share with us any topics that you would like to address as well. 

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