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JANUARY 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS
January Meeting       Spring Golf Tournament
December Toy/Food Drive       2020 Membership Renewal
February CE Seminar       2020-2021 Scholarship Applications
Casino Party/Membership Drive       Membership Update
Calendar of Events


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW. RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER FORMS ARE ON THE WEBSITE. SEE DETAILS BELOW. THANK YOU.



THANK YOU


Thank you to Madhu Ahuja for Ahuja & Clark, CPA for an excellent presentation at the December luncheon and to Chad Sellers for securing our speaker. Thanks also go to door prizes sponsor Ahuja & Clark, Frank Bologna, Marsha Johnson, and Assured Relocation.



JANUARY LUNCHEON MEETING


Join us for Houston Claims Association’s luncheon meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 11:15 am, at The Palm, 6100 Westheimer. Select Physical will present an one-hour course on “Interpreting Physical Therapy Notes.” On-line cost is $37.50 for members; $42.50 for non-members. Please RSVP to the Association office by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 3. REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE or by calling 281.933.4028. 



FUTURE PROGRAMS:

February 12 – 4-hour seminar
March 11 – William Cho of Matthews Daniel will present a 1 hour course on “Forensic Weather Therapy.”
April 8 – Annual Meeting – Galloway Firm will present “Recent Changes to Appraisal in First-Party Insurance Claims.”

FEBRUARY CE SEMINAR



Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 12 for the first 4-hour seminar of 2020. Details will be our shortly.



DECEMBER TOY/FOOD DRIVE



Thank you!! Thank you!! What a wonderfully generous response for our annual toy/food drive!! Food items were donated to Pathway Food Pantry and the toys were taken to Fire Station 76 for Operation Stocking Stuffer. Both organizations and the families served truly appreciated your generosity.



2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


January 8   CE Luncheon
February 12   CE Seminar
February 13   Casino Party
March 11   CE Luncheon
March 14   Scholarship Interviews
April 8   Annual Meeting/CE Luncheon/Scholarship Awards
April 14   Spring Golf at Wildcat
May 13   CE Seminar
June 10   CE Seminar
NO MEETINGS JULY/AUGUST
September 9   CE Luncheon
October 7   Fall Golf at Houston National
October 14   CE Seminar
November 11   CE Seminar
December 9   CE Luncheon/Toy/Food Drive


CASINO PARTY/MEMBERSHIP DRIVE



Be sure to mark you calendars to join us for the Casino/Membership Drive on Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at the Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd. We will have blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold’em tables, live music and dancing, door prizes, raffle prizes, good food and beverages and more. Make your reservations now. Because of the number of options, please contact the Association office, 281.933.4028, or by e-mail, info@houstonclaimsassoc.com to register. Remember, if you bring a guest who becomes at member at the event, your 2020 membership fee will be waived.

2020 SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT



Be thinking about putting together a team or sponsoring a hole or beverage cart for the annual Spring Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, April 14, at Wildcat Golf Course. A committee is working on new ideas for the tournament. Watch for flyers soon. It is always a good time and supports the MD Anderson Children’s Art program.



MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DUE NOW



Help HCA grow. If you bring in a new member or associate member, your 2019 membership fee will be waived. Membership renewal time is now! The 2020 Membership Renewal Form is below. Fees for 2020 remain the same – cash or check to $60.00 (on-line $62.50). Corporate rates for applications submitted together and paid for in one payment are $57.00 each for 6 – 15 employees and $55.00 each for 16 or more employees. For new employees, please use the new member application form also found below. If you are a service provider for the insurance industry, you are encouraged become an Associate Member. Once again, forms may be found below.

HCA Membership Renewal

HCA New Member Signup


2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS



Scholarship application forms for the 2020-2021 scholastic year are now available below, through the Association office, and at the luncheon meetings and seminars through February. As education costs continue to increase, supplemental funding is even more important. If you have been a member of the Association for one year, have attended at least four meetings within this past year, and your student meets the following requirements, she/he is encouraged to apply: graduating high school senior applying to a university or vocational tech school or is currently enrolled in a university or vocational tech school; financially dependent on parent/guardian who is an HCA member; and under 25 years of age at the beginning of the scholastic year (September 1, 2020.) Current and past recipients are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Please remember that incomplete forms and forms received after the March 1, deadline, will NOT be considered. Interviews will be held March 14 and the location will be announced.


Download 2020 Scholarship Application Here


MEMBERSHIP UPDATES



Welcome new members Daniel Andrade, Joseph Chica, and Cortland Fort.


A sincere thank you is extended to all of the newsletter and website advertisers and to all door prize sponsors. Because these sponsors are very important to the Association, you are encouraged to consider them as you look for service providers.