Date & Time: Meetings are once a month at 7:00 PM
Place: At Columbia Business School - 1125 Amsterdam Avenue and 115th street, Warren Hall, room 416 (4th floor). We have reserved a larger room since we are expecting a large turn out. Columbia University campus New York, NY 10027 New York
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, RYT, is the group facilitator. Phone: (516) 425-2851, Website e-mail:
Meetup information
Meetings are held once a month. No dues, no registration and open to everyone!

Mario Chammorro is the founder and Executive Director. 
Make it Happy Website:
MakeitHappy is a New York based organization which works to generate positive social change by spreading happiness.
We believe that happiness is a universal value which can change individuals and improve the world. Make it Happy builds platforms and services that spark innovation and social change projects. We amplify our impact by cultivating a global
grassroots movement of social innovators who work to bring happiness to their own communities. This is organization if for the
do-gooders with an itch to use their gifts to make the world a better place, welcome to the global movement that invites you to unlock the power of happiness to create a more peaceful, purposeful, healthy earth.
Every minute of every day we are making decisions. Each small action that we take has an impact on our lives and the people that are surrounding us. We have the power to make those decisions based in compassion and kindness that can enable our genes to respond more favorably to how we're conducting our own lives. If a gene is a molecular unit of heredity, perhaps our behavior has the possibility to become a nice heritage for our future generations.
- Mario

In December 2010 a new Happiness Club was started at Yeshiva College by an undergraduate student named Moshe Siegel.
The club meets once a month in one of the university classrooms in order to discuss various
factors related to happiness. At its inaugural meeting the second week in December, the club
engaged in a discussion about developing our appreciation for others and also talked about why
financial status has almost no correlation to happiness.
The club was started by a 2nd year student at the college named Moshe Siegel.
Moshe became interested in the subject of happiness this past summer after seeing the book Life
is Now by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin in his local synagogue. Over the summer, Moshe read Life is Now twice.
After seeing the website mentioned in the book: Life is Now, Moshe went onto the Happiness Club website and contacted Lionel Ketchian and received lots of advice
about starting a Happiness Club. Believing that his own happiness would grow from having monthly meetings with other joyful students, Moshe filled out forms at his college in order to start a new club.
The club was approved by the college administration. Since Yeshiva College has an all-male student population, the club is primarily for men. The club’s goal is to provide a monthly opportunity for students to have fun while developing a stronger commitment towards the attainment of happiness.

White Plains, New York
The first meeting was on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Meetings are held every Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM.
Place: Barnes and Noble Cafe, 230 Main Street, White Plains, NY.
Also meetings in on other days and locations check the link below.
Sign up on Meetup at:
George Ortega is the club facilitator and group organizer.


Sign up on Meetup at:
George Ortega is the group organizer.
George Ortega started this group in August 2016, called People Who Need People - Exploring Relationships. It will meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Barnes and Nobel in White Plains, New York. Here are some of the details:
How is it that just by getting together to talk about our relationships we can make them, and our lives, better? Our group is based on an experiment conducted in 1980 by New Zealand psychologists, Shelley Lichter, Karen Haye and Richard Kammann. These three pioneering researchers brought people together twice each week for two-hour conversations about happiness, and after four weeks, the group became 22 percent happier. Extending the sessions, they discovered that after sixteen weeks, the group became about 42 percent happier.
Our events are always free, it's okay to arrive late or leave early, and rsvping isn't absolutely necessary to attend our meetings.

The first meeting was held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM.
Meetings are once a month from 7:00 PM at 40 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
I've been running the New York City Happiness Club for a long time and haven't been able to run a Happiness Club in Long Island due to space and time issues. I'm finally able to run monthly meetings in Long Island again. To kick off our new title, I'll be speaking on the most influential research I have come across in positive psychology.... Mindset: The psychology of success. Ever wonder why there are people who shy away from challenges whereas others roll up there sleeves and dive in? Or notice the kids that don't bother studying for tests and settle for failure? Feel like you aren't fully living to your potential, but you can't put your finger on why? Then this workshop is for you! Walk away with your mindset transformed. Guaranteed or your money back!!! Sign up ASAP because spots are limited. In addition to running the NYC Happiness Club, I have spoken at the Happiness Club of Westport CT and will the guest speaker in the December Virtual Happiness Club and will be speaking at the Fairfield, CT Club in February 2009. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love and light, Emiliya
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP is the facilitator. Emiliya's phone: (516) 425-2851, web:
Click the link to find out price and more info!

Our club is devoted to achieving happier, healthier, "wholier" lives as Jewish women. Rooted in classic Jewish wisdom, yet drawing from other sources both old and new, our meetings are an interactive and inspiring experience for body and soul. Meetings are once a month on a Monday. Next meeting is February 15, 2010, Rosh Chodesh Adar, from 11 -1, with this month's theme being "The Gift of the Present- Mindfulness as a Tool for Happiness." Contact facilitator Yehudis Meshchaninov at for more info.

Sheryl Sarnak is a life and career coach who works with individuals and groups in self-empowerment and goal attainment. She is passionate about increasing the happiness quotient of her own life and those around her. Sheryl has led happiness workshops at the JCC on the Palisades and for a woman's networking group. 
Sheryl Sarnak is the facilitator and can be reached at (201) 871-0830 orEmail

Jamesburg, New Jersey, 08831
First meeting was on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013.
The club meets monthly, with meetings held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Her sessions incorporate laughter yoga with the concept of a happiness club,
which encourages participants to pursue happiness.
Noreen Braman is the club facilitator. E-mail: 
Noreen Braman is" "Creativity On Call" Certified Laughter Wellness Instructor & Laughter Yoga Leader
Editor, The Humor Connection, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH)
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)


Marlene King, a Lafayette woman is on mission to make the 'happiest city in America' an even happier place. The "happiest city in America" is getting a little bit happier if a Lafayette woman has anything to say about it. The woman intent on injecting even more joy into Lafayette, one person at a time, is Marlene King. She's on a mission to launch in the Deep South happiness clubs similar to those started in the northeast in 1999. What better place for one in the South than in a city that's received national attention as America's happiest city, located in a state that had one governor who penned the sunny "You Are My Sunshine" and another who famously proclaimed "Every Man A King."
"There are happiness clubs in different parts of the world and northern states but none in the southern states," King said. "When I saw that, I said that we needed to start one in a southern state. And then I thought, 'Why not make it Louisiana? Why not make it Lafayette?' She refers to her effort as the Happiness Injection Project and says the mission is to "promote the benefits of well-being through our thoughts, emotions and spiritual values." The basic idea, she says, is to spread happiness and joy in the community.
King said she calls her effort a project rather than a club, because clubs require dues and fees for people to participate. "We call this a project because it does not cost anything other than their presence and a smile," King said. "If they don't have a smile, that's OK; we will provide one."
"We want people to understand that we should have spirituality for happiness," King said. "Spirituality does not mean religion; spirituality means a deep sense of healthy aliveness and interconnectedness."
Marlene King is the group facilitator. For information contact King at

Meetings started January, 2016.
Chandra Ellington is the new club facilitator. Her Cell: (310) 245-9369
Website: www.
Chandra has started her own company named, Choose Happiness & Civility, and wants to have a Happiness Club to assist in her mission of helping people achieve greater happiness in their lives.
Chandra has a master's degree in Management, and is certified as a Stress Management Coach, and Etiquette Consultant. For over 20 years, she's served as a Legal Secretary & Executive Secretary. She currently works as the Sr. Administrative Technician in the Superintendent's Office at Compton Unified School District. She was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Los Angeles, CA since the age of 7. "I've discovered in life that happiness is not a given, it's a choice. I choose to be happy by monitoring my inner-conversations. Making my thoughts a priority and taking the time to assess them - deciding if the thought I'm having is negative (one that causes me to feel bad) and if so, changing the thought to a positive one that's filled with self-empowerment, possibility, belief and/or positive regard. By doing so, I'm making a conscious effort at choosing to be happy." - Chandra Ellington. I wasn't able to start a Happiness Club at a physical location in Long Beach, CA as planned, but I started a Facebook Group and I have 23 members so far:   I'm still writing articles and promoting happiness through the below-referenced social media links.  Website:
Google Plus:
Facebook Group:

The Positive Living Forum at the Lafayette Senior Center has been running continuously for seven years!!! They meet the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 10:30 AM to Noon. It is basically a drop-in group although. They generally have 12-20, attendees with at least half made up of regulars.
Anyone interested can call 925-284-5050.
The Lafayette Senior Center Club address is: 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette, CA 94549.
Dr. Bob Nozik is a physician who, after nearly 40 years of teaching, research, and practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, retired to devote all of his considerable energy to do research on and teach others about happiness. In his medical career
Bob presented more than 100 lectures and published nearly 100 journal articles as well as three medical textbooks.
He was featured in "Best Doctors in America" every year until he retired. Bob has been studying and teaching happiness ever since developing his own deep inner happiness 20 years ago. His landmark book: Happy 4 Life:
Here's How to Do It was published in 2004.


On July 15, 2009 we had our first Happiness Club meeting. Eleven people showed up and it went very well. During our meeting we introduced ourselves, shared the purpose and vision of the club, and members' wishes. We discussed two articles, shared some good news, and wrote 3 grateful things for the day. We filled out and read aloud the happiness decision pledge and socialized.
For our next meeting we will be discussing the first chapter of the book, Gateway to Happiness. I am so excited about being a part of the Happiness Club. Thanks for having the vision to create a Happiness Club. I received great feedback from our meeting. One lady whose going through divorce and financial woes wrote a message of appreciation that made me cry. Another said that she liked the intellectual aspect of the meeting. Many said they will come back.
Elvira Burgo is the facilitator Elvira's e-mail: Phone: (661) 943-6847
Happiness Club of the Antelope Valley (located in Lancaster, CA) Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Please e-mail Ann for more information about the Berkeley, CA Happiness Club. Ann Croft, is the group facilitator. Ann's e-mail

Thousand Oaks, California
The first meeting was on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Thousand Oaks High School.
Club meets weekly on Fridays from 12:00 -1:00
The clubs facilitator is Noah Fields, a senior at Thousand Oaks High School.
Noah's e-mail is: 

First meeting was held on Tuesday, August 26, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Last year Daniel completed Dr. Aymee Coget's 3-month Happiness Makeover and is grateful for all the positive leadership in the world.
Daniel Levin is the facilitator. Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday. Daniel's phone: 310.227.2207 e-mail: Learn more here:

The first meeting was held on Monday, August 4, 2008.
Larry was raised in Brooklyn, NY, went to San Diego and has been living there for the past 13 years and he lives only 37 steps from the beach. After many years of continued studies, his realization and ability to learn to live with “true acceptance to what is…and then making life happen.” Larry feels that this single-most awareness has helped him to adopt the philosophy which is: “Happiness is a Choice and Suffering is Optional," (and with that, he chooses to no longer suffer). To add to the Joys of life, Larry enjoys his friends, Windsurfing, is also engaged in the Travel industry and he is currently putting together the components for his own Happiness Seminar, which he now knows is his personal mission and purpose for being on this planet at this time and with that, he wishes that you “Choose to Have A Great Day…because you deserve nothing less!”
Come to our Happiness Club meeting: Network and introduce yourself. See a brief Happiness Club movie and participate in the discussion and exercises on happiness.
Larry Goren is the Happiness Facilitator. Larry's e:mail: Meetings at The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106 877-PEARL-SD Learn more here: Web site: The San Diego Happiness Club

Natalie Tussy and Adelyn Yau are co-presidents, and Kiana Ghazouli is secretary.
First meeting was October 14, 2013. Meeting monthly.
A new club on campus aims to change Carlmont's vibe. Carlmont junior Adelyn Yau is pioneering the new Happiness Club.
Yau's main goal is not to fund raise or complete hours of community service, but to simply, "organize successful events that will make everyone's day. We want to create a club to make people's time at school a bit more enjoyable."
This idea isn't new, though. Yau was inspired by Northwestern University's Happiness Club, and seeing that Sequoia High School also had one that was very successful, she was empowered to start the club here at Carlmont.

This club started in June, 2014.
These meetings take place in the private home of Mrs. Jan Matsuoka in Castro Valley, CA, a suburb of Oakland, in the East Bay. Since it is a private residence the address is not listed. Anyone interested in attending meetings can contact Robert Nozik, M.D. at
925-939-8655. Coffee and pastry are provided with a slight meeting charge.
Spreading happiness throughout the world. "Happiness is much more than simply feeling good; happiness is a way...The Way.
The Dalai Lama said: 'I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.' Happy 4 Life will move you beyond seeking to finding happiness." - Bob Nozik

The Rossmoor Happiness Club officially began on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM. We'll be meeting the second Wednesday of every month (10:00 AM till Noon). Rossmoor is a large retirement community in Walnut Creek, CA, about 20 miles east of
San Francisco.
Bob Nozik, M.D. began this third Happiness Club along with his great friend, Dick Powell, at Rossmoor, a retirement
community in Walnut Creek, CA (right next to Bob's town of Lafayette).The contact person is: Dick Powell his e-mail is:

Our inaugural grand induction ceremony was celebrated at the Stanford University Faculty Club on October 4th, 2014. Happiness Hall Of Fame website:

The Happiness Hall Of Fame recognizes special people that have advanced the cause of happiness throughout the world. The award is designed to celebrate and encourage incredible people that have made other people happy. The Hall honors notable philanthropists, athletes, writers, business leaders, artists, job creators, entertainers, doctors, innovators and people that inspire. Honorees will have an opportunity to walk the red carpet with their family, mentors, coaches and friends. The award winners will give an entertaining speech about the challenges they overcame to make the world a happier place. These inspiring speeches are videotaped and placed on the web so the wisdom can be shared with the world.

The 2014 inductees were: NBA player and TV broadcaster for the Golden State Warriors, Jim Barnett, Three-time Super Bowl winner and TV analyst Bubba Paris, founder of Live Happy magazine, Jeff Olson, Emmy award-winning star of PBS and Cooking Channel shows, Michael Chiarello, director of the movie Happy, Roko Belic, Stanford professor and author, Dr. Fred Luskin, Make-A-Wish, The Ronald Mc Donald House, Happiness Club founder, Lionel Ketchian, author Dr. Bob Nozik, author and Stanford professor, Dr. Laura Delizonna, author Debbie Gisonni, author Dr. Senia Maymin, author Dr. Prasad Kaipa, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky and Dr. Deepak Chopra. 

Mike Duffy and I have become very happy friends. His work in the world is very important. It's because of people like Mike Duffy that the world is indeed a better place to live. Thank you to Mike for making a very positive difference for all of us! Mike Duffy is the founder.


In 2004, when Lionel asked me to start the California Chapter of the happiness club in San Francisco, I answered with an enthusiastic "YES!!!!" It was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Holding a safe and warm space for people to come to learn about happiness, share their experiences with others and learn from each other is one of the most rewarding activities one could ever participate in. I have seen people who never thought they would be happy ever in their lives achieve sustainable happiness and become inspirations for others. There is no other type of environment for people to talk about this intimate topic in an authentic and honest way. The attendees have really come to enjoy and look forward to each and every meeting. When people leave the happiness club gatherings they are a lot happier than when they came and it is so rewarding to know that it only takes 2 hours of time once a month to make such a great impact on people's lives!
Aymee Coget Ph.D. is the facilitator.
Aymee's e-mail address is
Aymee's web site is:

Robert Nozik, M.D. is also the facilitator and is the author of Happy 4 Life: Here’s How to Do It.
Dr. Nozik’s e-mail: phone: 925 939-8655


Michael Smith holds his Happiness club meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM at the Flying M coffee shop, 724 Arthur Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605. Micheal Smith is the facilitator. His e-mail:

We had our first meeting on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM. We had 49 happiness enthusiasts sign up.
Rodrigo Baena is the organizer of the Happier Portland meet up group.  
Our group is mainly to people like you and me: people that like to connect with mindful people, learn new things and improve our happiness levels.
Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM there is Free guided meditation for a Happier Life. It's just for a 30 minutes and it's amazing how powerful and relaxing the meditation is. Also, every last Thursday of the month we are having a Inspiring Talk for Happiness. It is like a TED talk, only happier =)  It's at 7 PM and will cost $10, which goes to help the social project of the Portland Happiness Center.

Rodrigo Baena, Founder and Visionary
USA +1 503.444.333

First meeting was held on June 24th, 2013. Meeting monthly.
Monika Arnett is the club facilitator. Phone: 425-346-0080 E-mail: 
Monika is a secretary for a Licensed Massage Practitioner, a writer, and a researcher of universal love among humanity. A family is a group of beings who share life together, encouraging. enlightening & inspiring one another while participating in continual growth toward peace & prosperity. To teach basic life sustaining skills appreciating creativity of all individuals & communities who work & struggle for a better place to live & to love in harmony of happiness.


The club had it's first meeting on August 4, 2015. It will meet once a month. The meeting location is Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue, 6500 52nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 (206) 723-3028 The reason Donna Amira is starting a Happiness Club: "With a group of like minded people, together we can support and encourage each other in learning about and increasing our level of happiness. We can help each other grow and make the world a happier and better place." Donna was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Donna says that she was blessed to attend great public schools with the most diverse population in the country. In college she studied art and education and applied her studies to a wonderful and successful career as an award winning art teacher, special education teacher and internship/mentorship coordinator. Donna has a wonderful family and community.
Donna Amira is the new facilitator of the Seattle Happiness club.

Open to all community members that have decided to better their quality of life and be happy.
Kathy J. Ward, MA, ADC, CTRS, is the facilitator and President, WEL, World Elder Land™ and ERT, Elder Recreation Therapy, a Therapeutic Recreation Consultant and a National Assisted Living Administrator Certified Board Member.
Kathy's phone: (240) 393-5456, e-mail:
On the web:

Dare to Be Happy! Join the Baltimore, Maryland Happiness Club. Free and open to the public.
Meeting every Tuesday, beginning March 13th, 2012 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Place: Reisterstown Road Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
6310 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
This Happiness Club is based on the book: "Gateway to Happiness," by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin.
The meetings are for those wishing to cultivate the art and science of choosing happiness as the basis of their lives. The group will be run in a support group format, including readings from the book, discussion, and examples given by the leader and members. It is possible to choose happiness -- come learn how!
Learn to master the skill of being happy and take control of your life.
Betty Cherniak, club facilitator, Phone: 443-360-8974, e-mail:
Use of this library meeting space does not constitute endorsement of this organization, this program or its content by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
A note of interest: Baltimore, Maryland is where Rabbi Zelig Pliskin was born and raised.

This club is for women only. We will meet monthly at a private residence. SSHC, like its parent club, the Baltimore Happiness Club (BHC), will be based on Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness." It will be run in a support group format. SSHC will support those who wish to make happiness their default in everyday life and will be interactive and lively,
with much discussion and giving of examples from everyday life.
The meetings are for those wishing to cultivate the art and science of choosing happiness as the basis of their lives.
The group will be run in a support group format, including readings from the book, discussion, and examples given
by the leader and members. It is possible to choose happiness -- come learn how!
Learn to master the skill of being happy and take control of your life.
If travel is a problem, you can join either SSHC or BHC via speaker phone.
Please contact Betty Cherniak, club facilitator at or 443-360-8974 for more information.

Happiness Is a Learnable Skill! Learn how to be a happier person and attend meetings.
Baltimore Happiness Club uses materials and tools from happiness masters across the world and
supports people in making happiness a daily choice.
Get the Happiness Habit at Ruscombe!
Meetings begin on January 23 and February 20, 2014, 8:00-9:00 P.M.
Cost: $5.00 (Covering the cost for the Mansion)
Please contact Betty Cherniak, club facilitator at or 443-360-8974 for more information.

The first meeting was on Sunday, June 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
At the first meeting of the Columbus Happiness Club meeting, I spoke about my experience in finding happiness and why I started a club. Why be happy? Why not? You will live longer, reduce anger, and have less stress. You'll have better focus, better patience, enhanced relationships and enjoy your life while enriching others with your happiness plus lots more fun! Learn to use happiness to make a positive difference in your life and in the life of others! Happiness Club meetings will give you a rational, common sense approach to accept a positive view of life and deal with the things you cannot change. We'll have speakers at our monthly meetings who will guide you on your journey toward happiness. Our club is open to happy people of all ages! We'll meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3 pm at the Worthington in Gahanna.
I recently moved here from Connecticut where I was involved with a happiness club and I really enjoyed it! I'm inspired by Lionel Ketchian's Happiness Club and would like to share that here in the Columbus area!
Place: The Worthington 1201 Riva Ridge Court Gahanna, Ohio.
Robin Smith is the facilitator.

First meeting was held on August 16, 2008 from 9:45 am to 12:00 noon.
Requirements: Be breathing and willing to grow, learn, and share. Please pre-register by emailing David as there can only be 25 max. Meetings are held at the Nashville Public Library, Edmondson Pike Branch 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. Phone: 615-880-3957.
David Humes is the facilitator. Phone: 615-399-9164. E-mail:
Website: or
Meetup's website:
David's website:
David's "Happy23-7" blog:
"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."

Kelly says: "A couple years ago, I got the word "joy" tattooed on my wrist. I had the ink artist write it to face me, as my reminder to make my decisions based on what brings me joy. Little did I know then that my life's work would become helping others find joy. And little did I know that giving out fake tattoos would become such a fun part of my workshops." 
Monthly meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at the North Suburban Library community room (6340 N. Second St., Loves Park, IL). Meetings are free.
Kelly Epperson, facilitator. Phone: 815-871-7864 E-mail:  
Website: Sign up for free weekly Joy letter!
Kelly is a Writer, Speaker and Listener and teaches joy workshops. Author of When Life Stinks, It's Time to Wash the Gym Clothes. Member or the AATH - Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor,
The AHA - American Happiness Association & The NSNC - National Society of Newspaper Columnists

We've been around since 2008, and have recently just gained recognition from our student government as an official student group on campus. Whether its other students, faculty, or just ourselves, our goal is to make people happy! We do this through a lot of different events. Our quarterly event is Free Hugs and Hot Chocolate where we stand outside of the library on campus the Sunday before finals week and give out hugs and hot chocolate to everyone who passes by. All of our events and other information about our club can be found on our website. The Happiness Club has been a really fun thing to be involved with, and it is so cool to know that our name is getting out the public.Stay happy! Alex
Alex Wilson is the president.

I started this group out of my interest in Positive Psychology and the new "science of happiness." I am also interested in: meditation, mindfulness, flow, resilience, optimism and related applications to health, relationships, business, parenting, education and personal growth. An interesting aside is that several current and former faculty at The University of Michigan have been instrumental in the development of Positive Psychology. I am open to ideas for meetups but I was thinking about discussion groups, a book club, having presentations from professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology, meditation, life coaching, psychotherapy, education, business etc.

The University of Michigan actually has some strong roots in Positive Psychology, with Dr. Chris Peterson. A Primer on Positive Psychology, in the psych department and Dr. Jane Dutton, Positive Organizational Scholarship at the business school. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity, developed her broaden and build theory of positive emotion while at the U of M. Drop me a line and let me know what you think! 

Michael Niemi is the facilitator. His phone: 734-834-8896. 
Website is:

I have good news! I just created The new Troy Happiness Club (Troy, Michigan) on Meet-up on October 31, 2008. I'm really happy with how the Troy Happiness Club is doing. I've had one meeting of 5 people counting myself and we have another meeting scheduled this Saturday November 10, 2009 in the evening. Some of the same people are returning and some new people too. So far 19 people have signed up on the Meet Up page.
Helen Rieland, PMP is the group facilitator.
This is the link for The Troy Happiness Club -

First meeting was held on Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM.
"I was told by a former director in 1998 that I was "too happy, and peppy and that I was not taking my responsibilities seriously enough" but I always knew that my natural joy and energy were and are one of my greatest sources of strengths. Since that time, I have been hoarding any and all research, articles, books, and resources about happiness, joy, gratitude and positivity. When I took the StrengthsFinder 2.0 via the Gallup Organization's book and found that positivity was one of my main themes, I felt even more validated for being who I am naturally. It was then that I started exploring happiness clubs in my area instead of attending via the Virtual Club, with the International Happiness being my ultimate inspiration.
I love the newsletter and have shared it with the Happiness Club members. I am very excited!! Thank you for starting the Happiness Clubs - they are a true treasure! I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. Thank you again!!" Anissa Stein
Anissa Stein is the facilitator. We meet monthly, the second Tuesday of the month at Border's Books and Music, 132nd
and Maple. There are no dues, no registrations, and is open to all. To access more information, please go to If you have additional questions, contact Anissa directly at:

Sustainability: "Choices and changes are minute breath experiences in life. Think about the impact of decisions you
make every day. Remember to breathe, smile and breathe again." - Sher Graham
Sher Graham is the facilitator. Sher is an International Health Coach, Speaker and Writer.
Sher's phone: 251.404.3924 e-mail: Web:

The Joyful Living Club is for anyone and everyone that is interested in living a joyful life. Join the club for inspiration and tools for living a rich and joyful life. Meet friends, learn, become inspired, and know that even during these trying economic times you too can be happy and joyful! Meet Rabbi Wyne, the facilitator of the Joyful Living Club 7:00 PM July 15, 2009 at Young Israel Aish Las Vegas. Young Israel Aish is located at 9590 West Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne's e-mail is:  phone: 702-360-8909
Joyful Living Club Websle

Our first meeting was on September 16, 2009 6:00 PM
Welcome Happy People! Come share the gift of happiness with us.
We will spend the time talking about the importance of focusing on happiness throughout the day.
Here are a few ideas for you to share with us...
-Why is it important to focus on happiness?
-How do you create happiness in your life?
-What things do you do to share happiness with others?
I have enjoyed the inspiration of the Happiness Club ever since I first stumbled upon it in 2008.
I am a big happiness fan and I am excited about the opportunity to share the joy with others.
I choose to be happy every day and encourage everyone around me to do the same. Laugh, love, live!
Come and share your story, or just come to be in a room of happy people...
Facilitator: Edward Aldama, Life Coach & Author of: The Success Habit Secret
Contact info:
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, A new location is pending. Check our website for further updates, or you can join our discussions on Facebook:!/pages/Phoenix-Happiness-Club/174502545920157?v=info.

Michael Nguyen is the club facilitator. Michael's e-mail:
We are The University of Texas at Austin branch of the Happiness Club. Inspired by the Happiness Club at
Northwestern University. Our mission is to facilitate a community of happiness and kindness at UT. Our current objective is identifying a few of the many ways to make people happy. We hope to continue the Free Hugs event tradition
with our own southern twist. Each semester we serve the UT community Free Hugs and Sweet Tea.
As a club that has just began in the middle of spring 2013, we are still trying to establish a firm foundation for the future of Happiness Club in Austin, Texas.


The first "Dallas Texas Happiness Club," met on July 8th,2009. Judy says, "I am so excited about this." We are creating a safe place to learn, expand, laugh, share and always leave with new ideas, new thoughts and new friends."The Four Agreements," A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz, will be a basic guide and foundation of this new Happiness Club. The Four Agreements are 1.BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD 2. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY 3. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS 4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.
Judy Marie is the facilitator. Her e-mail: phone 972-886-5252 or 972-984-8946
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 the Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas TX 75230

Open to all Happiness Club leaders, facilitators and teachers. We meet for special events and
discussions to further our club activities and socialize and share ideas.
Lionel Ketchian is the group facilitator.
Lionel's phone is 203 258-7777 & e-mail

Our first Happiness Now Laughter Club held on Tuesday, April 10th, was amazing! 16 people were there and left with the results of applying happiness in their lives. Here are just some of the feedback we received: Excellent, so glad I attended. * I had a great time last night at the Happiness Club and cannot wait until the next one. I am very fortunate to have a very high happiness set point and last night just added to it. * This is sad ....A 16 year old girl is dying of a very rare blood disorder and she came up to me, asked if she can talk to me, and shared her story. She was so happy she came and it truly helped her in every way. She is paying it forward and helping other children that is going through health challenges and will now incorporate Happiness and will return back next month! *
"What a blessing to have a group like this." *Life changing *Learned so much and will apply pause and living NOW. *I am so glad I came tonight, you have made a big difference in my life. Can't wait for next month. I am bringing more people with me.* Lyn-Dee & Mark are entertaining and their seminar is very educational and motivational, fun and uplifting. Attend the Happiness Now Laughter Club with Mark & Lyn-Dee Eldridge and experience an incredible evening of fun and learning about life's most important skills. We have seen people who never thought they would be happy ever in their lives achieve sustainable happiness and become inspirations for others as well.
Here are just a few of many areas we will be sharing...* Why it's important to focus on happiness. * How do you create happiness in your life. * How happiness increases health & longevity. * Why Laughter Meditation truly is the best medicine. When people leave the happiness club gatherings they are a lot happier then when they came and it is so rewarding to know that it only takes 2 hours of time once a month makes such a great impact on people's lives! Please RSVP quickly, space is limited. We can't wait for you to join us on our"Crusade to Inspire Happiness, Health & Longevity." 
Mark & Lyn-Dee Eldridge are the facilitators and The Smile Creators. Phone: 603-660-6010

After watching your programs and reading your materials for years, I finally decided to start a Happiness Club here in South Florida. I am on the Board of a new Spiritual Center called The Shepherd's Bridge with programs designed to help men and womenwho enjoy interfaith spiritual services, or who are in recovery, or are having to start life over again for any reason. Our club will use the Center here in Davie (Ft. Lauderdale area) which is Broward County. So to begin with, we have named it the Broward Christian Happiness Club.
We had our first meeting on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. The next meeting will be February 26th at 12:30.
Meetings are on the last Saturday of each month at 12:30 P.M.
Place: The Shepherd's Bridge, 5130 SW 64th Ave (Davie Rd),  Davie, Florida 33314 (954) 448-2946
Suzanne Barnett is the facilitator. Her e-mail is: 


Start Date: January 30, 2018, Meeting Frequency:Monthly, Dolly AIzenman will be the clubs facilitator. 
Almost 20 years ago my husband and I founded a private school for children with special needs. Up until my retirement, I was its Academic Director. Since most parents of our students needed support, an important part of our program consisted of monthly parenting classes. In my work with parents, I have relied heavily on Rabbi Pliskin's books Gateway to Happiness, Anger!, and Life Is Now, as well as some material from his other books.
Why Dolly wants to start a club. "I was devastated after the loss of my father. I started a blog, so it's not like I wasn't busy, but I still felt empty, not needed. It started affecting my health, as I couldn't sleep and lost appetite, which was funny as I was running a food blog! I was miserable until a friend told me that I had to start giving to others, that only by giving one could create inner space to be filled with happiness again. I had known that, but sometimes it takes hearing it from another person to internalize it and take proactive steps. I am very excited about it now, adrenaline is pumping, and I feel I have found joy in life again but arranging to start this club."
"I have all Zelig Pliskin's books; I get a new one as soon as it appears. From many followers of my blog, I gather that the constitutional right to pursuit of happiness in many people's minds has transformed into the right to happiness. Thus, many feel acutely unhappy, even miserable, when happiness is not automatically granted to them without any effort on their part. I want to make them understand that there is no reason NOT to be happy, and they are certainly entitled to it, but they have to be proactive in their efforts. I hope to show them how to be proactive." It is withing the framework of this program that I am planning to start the Lasting Joy club that will initially encompass parents of the out-of school program participants, but most certainly will welcome anyone and everyone who desires to learn and practice techniques of achieving the state of happiness. Lasting Joy club will meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM at Chabad Chayil, 2601 NE 211th Terrace, Miami, FL 33180. For further information, please call (305) 770-1919 or e-mail Dr Dolly Aizenman at  
Happy to report that our Lasting Joy club is growing and thriving. Here is link to our latest post:  latest post: Yours, Dolly


The Happiness Club of Palm Beach meets monthly on the first Monday of each month and is an educational, non-profit social group with the mission to promote the powerful connection between emotional and physical well-being and benefits of being happy. Our motto is Making Happiness a Choice, and each month we feature an inspirational speaker. Our meeting is an uplifting opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences. Cost for our Happy Hour includes hors d'oeuvres, one beverage, raffle, surprises and good vibes! Melanie Cabot is the facilitator.

First meeting was held on August 16, 2008 from 9:45 am to 12:00 noon.
Requirements: Be breathing and willing to grow, learn, and share. Please pre-register by emailing David as there can only be 25 max. Meetings are held at the Nashville Public Library, Edmondson Pike Branch 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. Phone: 615-880-3957.
David Humes is the facilitator. Phone: 615-399-9164. E-mail:
Website: or
Meetup's website:
David's website:
David's "Happy23-7" blog:
"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."

Jane Bradley conducts workshops for the caregiver professions.
For information call: 905-684-6242, e-mail:
No meetings scheduled currently.

Geneviève Tremblay and Marie Josée Boudreau are the club facilitators.
We had our first meeting Tuesday, March 6th. It was just G-R-E-A-T! Joyful and truthful, those are the two words that come to my mind to describe that moment shared together. We were only 8 this time, as it was Spring break, many were away. But I think next time, from the emails I got up to now, we will have much more. But the numbers we had has nothing to do with the success of that meeting: we all left enthusiast about living a great and fulfilling life. Next time, we were thinking of adding 30 minutes before the Happiness Club meeting to hold a Laughter Club meeting for those interested to get there earlier and live that experience. I am a laughter yoga leader too, so I thought, why not? It is so wonderful to laugh without any reason in group.
Our meetings will include the following:
1 - Presentation on the factors constituting the IRB (Indice relative du bonheur), a very interesting work of a fellow Quebecois, Pierre Côté who conduct an "observatory" on happiness (he surveyed over 43 000 people to know what happiness was all about). For more info:
2 - A circle of "sharing-listening", where we can experience what is like to truly listen and be listen. The focus is on sharing our experiences related to cultivating happiness.
3 - A "happiness challenge", bringing people to take and share a challenge they want to undertake for the next month. As a coach, I love to accompany people to challenge themselves to be happier right away (why do we need to wait any way!).
I also updated our website to be prepared to promote our new clubs that will be opening soon. I don't know if you read French, but it is at:
I got myself inspired with my own experience of running a Laughter Club and coaching support groups to set up the "frame". As we go along the way, I will update with the experience we will be gaining."
Geneviève Tremblay, M.Sc.A.
Région de Montréal :
514 543.8722 / 514 933.5482
Numéro sans frais : 1 855 543.8722

Geneviève Tremblay and Marie Josée Boudreau are our Ambassadors of Happiness for Canada.
They have started one Happiness Club already and are working on starting more of them.
Please don't hesitate to contact them
and allow them to help you get your Happiness Club started.
They are wonderful to work with.
Région de Montréal :
514 543.8722 / 514 933.5482
Numéro sans frais : 1 855 543.8722