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NAIFA-California is #1!

Friday, August 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shane Westhoelter, AEP®, CLU®, LUTCF
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It was an exciting year for NAIFA California! We had challenges but ended the membership year with positive growth.  Not only did we increase membership, we exceeded the NAIFA National Membership Goals set for California, and we closed out the year as the NUMBER ONE State with membership!

The final numbers are in, and it’s official! This was an incredibly tight race with the lead changing often.

California       2799
Texas            2792
Florida           2791

THANK YOU to every one of you who is a member, recruited a member, helped make calls, personal touches, brought people to your local meetings, and simply touched another to be a member.  This cannot be done by one person, a committee or even a team. It took all of us, as members, staying focused on growing membership; and the results came through.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this a “banner year.”

Thank you to my office staff for working diligently throughout the year. They stepped up above and beyond and made calls on behalf of NAIFA to help with renewals and welcome calls to new members. You are recognized by the entire state, and we appreciate all that you did to help grow NAIFA California.  In addition, we thank the Grassley Group for stepping up to help us with administrative support, membership support and assisting California in moving forward in positive ways.

A special thank you to my friends in Illinois for sharing their membership tracking systems, marketing ideas and just being there to support me and the California membership committee.  Your insight and sharing is greatly appreciated.  Thank you to NAIFA National for all you did the past three years to help California get on track, support us in membership, outreach programs, and being there as we needed throughout the year.

Additionally, thank you to Texas, Florida, Maine, Wisconsin, and ALL of the States, who made this membership contest fun and exciting. They encouraged us to fight until the end and threw wonderful gifts at the feet of the winner.  We had a blast keeping this front and center on the membership calls, and I know it pushed all of us to work a little harder.

And last but certainly not least, thank you to the California membership committee for making this a reality.  You all worked hard, attended the calls, encouraged your locals, led by example, and showed the entire Federation what can be done when we work together to achieve success.  This was a wonderful membership year, and I was honored to serve the last two years as your California Membership Chair.

Please continue to give your support to John Nilmeier, 2015-2016 Membership Chair, and Chris Bor , Membership Co-Chair, as they lead us to another great year of membership growth.  I stand proud behind the next leadership and will do my part to help continue the growth of NAIFA California and NAIFA National.  Let’s grow together and make 2015-2016 another banner year for NAIFA.


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