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JANUARY 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Thank you
January Meeting       Spring Golf Tournament
December Toy/Food Drive       2019 Membership Renewal
February CE Seminar       2019-2020 Scholarship Application
Casino Party/Membership Drive
Calendar of Events       Membership Update


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thank you to Carla Kinslow of Rimkus for an excellent presentation at the December luncheon and to Kim Tindal and Associates, Marsha Johnson, and McLarens for the door prize donations.

JANUARY LUNCHEON MEETING

Because we have limited space for the registration table, attendees are encouraged to prepay using the payment option offered with the registration. This will help reduce congestion in this area.

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. Therefore, if you make a reservation, your cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the event. If not, an invoice will be sent to you so that the expenses may be recouped.


Join us for Houston Claims Association’s luncheon meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 11:15 am, at The Palm, 6100 Westheimer. Henry Scarnecchia of S-E-A Limited will present an one-hour course on Vehicle Accident Reconstruction. 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 5, BY CLICKING HERE or by calling 281.933.4028.

Future Programs:
February 14 – 5 hour seminar to be combined with Rimkus’semiannual CE program. Please note date change and details below.

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.

FEBRUARY CE SEMINAR

Rimkus has graciously asked HCA to join them, ATI, HSSK, and Lemieux & Associates to sponsor a CE program on Thursday, February 14. It will be held at Eight Greenway Plaza, First Floor Conference Room. Five (5) hours of approved courses will be presented, one of which will be ethics. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration will begin at 8:30 and the program will end at 3:00 pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. There is no fee for this seminar.


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.


2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


January 9   CE Luncheon
February 7   Casino Party/Membership Drive
February 14   Seminar DATE CHANGE
March 13   CE Luncheon
March 16   Scholarship Interviews
March 21   ATI/HCA Crawfish Boil
April 10   Annual Meeting/CE Luncheon/Scholarship Awards
April 11   Spring Golf - Wildcat
May 8   CE Seminar
June 12   CE Seminar
NO MEETINGS JULY/AUGUST
September 11   CE Luncheon
TBA   Fall Golf Tournament
October 9   CE Seminar
November 13   CE Seminar
December 11   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 7, 2019, 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. Details are below. 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 2019 membership fee will be waived.




2019 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 Thursday, April 11, 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 scholarship program.


2019 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 2019 Membership Renewal Form is available on HCA’s website. Fees for 2019 are increasing 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. Forms may be found below.


 



 


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 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, 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 March 16 and the location will be announced.

Download the 2019 Scholarship Cover Letter HERE
 

Download the 2019 Scholarship Application HERE 


MEMBERSHIP UPDATES

Welcome Associate Member Ben Anderson.

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.