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DECEMBER 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Thank You
Casino Party       2020 Member/Associate Renewal Forms
December Luncheon/Food/Toy Drive       2020 - 2021 Scholarship Applications
Calendar of Events       Membership Update


THANK YOU


HCA would like to extend a “Thank You” to Engineering Systems for sponsoring the November seminar in their facility, to speakers Dan Turner, Michael Craddock, and Laban Marsh, and to Bear Ferguson for helping coordinate the event. Your support is greatly appreciated.

“Thank You” also goes to all who attended the Thanksgiving Social at the Grotto Ristoranti on November 19 and all of the sponsors and raffle sponsors – Blackhill Restoration, Brown Sims, ProNet, Rimkus Group, Blackmon Mooring, ATI, Interstate Restoration, and Greta Walters. Congratulations to Marsha Johnson for winning the Texans tickets and parking pass.



CASINO PARTY



SAVE THE DATE for a fun evening of casino games and prizes, silent auction, door prizes and raffle prizes, live music and dancing, and dinner and beverages at the Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd Dr., Thursday, February 13, 2020. Complete information will be out soon. Both rooms have been reserved so there will be plenty of room for all the activities. HCA’s Scholarship benefits from the proceeds.



DECEMBER LUNCHEON MEETING/TOY AND FOOD DRIVE
To help spread the Christmas cheer, all vendors are encouraged to sponsor a door prize for this meeting.
Thank you.


Houston Claims Association’s December CE luncheon meeting/toy and food drive will be held Wednesday, December 11, 11:15 am, at The Palm, 6100 Westheimer. The program, “Fraud and Fidelity Claims” will be presented by Ahuja and Clark, CPA. On-line cost is $37.50 for Members/Associate Members; $42.50 for non-members. Please RSVP attendees’ names to the Association, phone/fax 281.933.4028 or log in and REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE, by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 6.

Remember our December meeting is our annual toy and food drive. As in years past, the toys will be taken to the Fire Department for Operation Stocking Stuffers and the food items will be given to Pathways Food Pantry. To help make this one of the best drives HCA has sponsored, encourage your whole office to participate. It seems each year needs are greater and for different reasons. HCA is asking for non-perishable food items and unwrapped new toys for infant to 16 years of age. The little ones are always fun to buy for, but please don’t forget the teenagers!! Other suggestions include school supplies, underwear, socks, and toiletries.



To help streamline sign in, attendees are encouraged to prepay using the payment option offered with the registration page.

As with most locations, HCA has a minimum guarantee for the luncheons. If you make a reservation and do not attend, HCA is still responsible for the fees incurred. Therefore, if you make a reservation, your cancellation must be made by 5:00 pm Friday prior to the event. If not, an invoice will be sent to you so that the expenses may be recouped.


If you have a specific topic you wish to have presented or speaker you would like to hear, please contact Greta Walters, Brandi Domec, or any Board Member.



2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


December 11   CE Luncheon/Toy/Food Drive


2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


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



MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM



The 2020 Membership Renewal Form is available by clicking the link below. The fee remains $60.00 (cash or check), $62.50 on-line. Corporate rates for applications submitted together and paid for in one payment (check or PayPal) are $57.00 each person 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.

HCA Membership Renewal

HCA New Member Signup


2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS



Scholarship application forms for the 2020-2021 scholastic year are now available by clicking the link below, through the Association office, and at the luncheon meetings/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 vo-tech school or is currently enrolled in a university or vo-tech school; financially dependent on parent/guardian who is an HCA member in good standing; 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 on March 14, 2020. Location will be confirmed later.


Download 2020 Scholarship Application Here


MEMBERSHIP UPDATES



Please welcome new members/association members Chris Blalock and Stew Schmella.


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.

 


 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!