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DECEMBER 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Thank you
Casino Party       2019 Member/Associate Renewal Forms
December Luncheon/Food/Toy Drive       2019 - 2020 Scholarship Applications
Calendars of Events 2018 & 2019       Membership Update


THANK YOU

HCA would like to extend a Thank You to CenterPoint Energy for allowing HCA to hold the November seminar in their facility; to Amy Jo Hallmark for presenting the program, and Kenny Roberts of ServiceMaster by Century for coordinating the presentation. Your support is greatly appreciated.

CASINO PARTY

Mark your calendars now 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 evening, February 7, 2019, 6 pm to 10pm. 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 12, 11:15 am, at The Palm, 6100 Westheimer. The program, “Marijuana & Driving: Can a Blood Test Determine Impairment?” will be presented by Carla Kinslow, Ph.D. On-line cost is $37.50 for Members/Associate Members; $42.50 for non-members. Please RSVP attendees’ names to the Association, BY CLICKING HERE or by phone/fax at 281.933.4028 by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 7.

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, sox, and toiletries


To help stream line 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 Greg Schuelke, Kaitlyn Henning, or any Board Member.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


December 12   Luncheon/Toy/Food Drive


2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


January 9   Luncheon
February 7   Casino Party
February 13   Seminar
March 13   Luncheon
March 16   Scholarship Interviews
April 10   Luncheon/Annual Meeting
April 11   Spring Golf @ Wildcat
May 8   Seminar
June 12   Seminar
NO MEETINGS JULY/AUGUST
September 11   Luncheon
TBA   Fall Golf
October 9   Seminar
November 13   Seminar
December 11   Luncheon/Toy/Food Drive

2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

The 2019 Membership Renewal Form is found below. Although the Board works hard to keep expenses down, expenses have gone up since the last increase in 2014. Therefore, the Board of Directors approved an increase in membership fees for 2019. The new fee is $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 found below.

HCA Member Renewal
 

HCA New Member Application 


2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Scholarship application forms for the 2019-2020 scholastic year are now available 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, 2019.) 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 Saturday, March 16. Location will be confirmed later.

Download the 2019 Scholarship Cover Letter HERE
 

Download the 2019 Scholarship Application HERE 


MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

Please welcome new member Brandy Barclay.

Sympathies are extended to the family of long-time member Carruth Gerault who recently passed away.

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!!