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September President's Message

Friday, September 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Roy Massey, LUTCF
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As I write this article, I am also packing for the grand NAIFA Performance + Purpose Annual Conference. There will be a pretty good showing of NAIFA-California delegates at this very important event. The convention may decide what path our Federation will take in years to come. The voting will occur on Sunday, September 10. As soon as the results are known, we will send you the results. Upon our return, you can get a full report from your liaison officer or a Board Trustee.

Another important event happening in Orlando that will make every NAIFA-California member proud is that not one, not two, but three fellow members will be serving the NAIFA Board of Trustees!  Jill Judd will be elected National President-Elect, Tom Michel will continue as a Trustee and Ryan Pinney will be elected Trustee. We want to wish these fellow members the very best in their service to our industry, and thank them for giving their time and talents.

It is with a great deal of pleasure to announce the location of the 2018 NAIFA-California Career Advancement Conference. It will be held in Sacramento at the Embassy Suites. There will be some changes this year that I think you will like. The dates are May 16-18, 2018. On Wednesday, May 16 we will also have our Day on the Hill when we visit with our state legislators. After that, we go back to the Embassy Suites for an evening reception. The next day we kick off the CAC and adjourn at Noon on Friday, May 18. This is going to be a packed two and a half days. President-Elect John Nilmeier and his committee are planning an event you will not want to miss.

Are you a LILI graduate? Why not? If you want to make a giant leap in your career, taking the LILI course is a must. It is a six month course not only to advance your career, but also helps you become a better person. Ask anyone in your association who is a graduate and they will tell you it is a game-changer. Watch for announcements from NAIFA-California, or your local association, with more information.

Do not miss out on the monthly Brown Bag Webinars this year. The first Brown Bag will be at Noon on Thursday, September 21. The presenter will be Tom Orr discussing Long Term Care. There is some action in Sacramento this year in this area. I am sure that Tom will have some great information to share with us. State Trustee Rudy Paulus has already scheduled all of this year’s presenters. Most are MDRT producers or are top in their field.  Jump on your computer, unpack your lunch and spend an hour getting ideas that are bound to help make you a success.

Is everyone looking for new members?  Membership is the life blood for our association.  Please make it a commitment to work and bring a new member.  No, make that two or three new members. We are counting on you. Past President Shane Westhoelter will be our Membership Chair this year. He has put together a strong committee up and down the state. Why don’t you join his team? Let’s really increase membership. It is frustrating to see membership decrease every year. It stops this year!

That’s all for now.  Have to finish packing. Thanks for reading this. Thanks for being a NAIFA-California member.

NAIFA Makes a Difference!


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