December 2016 Newsletter
January Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 11:30-1:00

Location: Ridglea cc, 3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76116

Keynote Speaker:Charles Welsh, Managing Director, Business Development Vantage Investment Advisors

Topic: “The Trump Affect--Prospective effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on the Economy”

Charles Welsh

Managing Director, Business Development

Vantage Investment Advisors

Charles Welsh is a managing director of business development at Vantage Investment Advisors. His responsibilities include helping broker-dealers and financial advisors optimize service to their investors through Vantage’s investment advisory services. Mr. Welsh works with broker-dealers to ensure alignment and fit to the Vantage asset management and technology.

Mr. Welsh has over 20 years of asset management, advisor technology and practice management experience. Prior to joining us, he was national accounts sales manager for DST Systems.Mr. Welsh has a degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rockhurst University.

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President's Message

Dear Fellow Members, 

I hope you all had a wonderful THANKSGIVING with your families. 

I want everyone to know that the November 17th, C.E. Professionals Day at the Star was filled with awesome business building ideas. I would like to THANK our sponsors: National Life Group, Columbus Life and Ohio National

 Our Presenters: Scott Dial and Martin Gore – Guardian Life Insurance/Opes One Advisors and Phil Moroneso- Private Wealth Solutions

Martin Gore and Carrie Sayre did an excellent job organizing this event. I would encourage all of you to take advantage of the business building resources NAIFA Fort Worth provides. Our next C.E. will be the spring, date TBA.

Many of you may be familiar with the LUTCF designation. The LUTCF® is designed to help newer agents and advisors develop fundamental prospecting, selling, and practice management skills in addition to a thorough working knowledge of life and multi-line products and services. We are starting a new 6-week class in January. Please see the newsletter for information about registering for this class.

By now, most of you know that we will have a dues increase for all renewals and new members,b eginning January 2017. The current cost is $624 per year that will increase to $744 per year. If you are paying on a monthly basis the new monthly cost will be $ 62.00. This was voted on at the National Convention in September and was approved by a large majority.

If you evaluate and value what NAIFA does for you and me, the increase is minimal. I hope you will embrace this change and will know that NAIFA is working on your behalf.

The Career Service Award will be presented in February. The nominations committee will be seeking nominations. You will be asked to nominate a peer that you feel has honorably served the industry. 

Your NAIFA board met early December to review the first half of the year and plan the second. We will also start laying the foundation for the following year. We value your feedback and ask for any ideas you might have ideas, we also ask that you consider serving on the board or a committee. I can tell you it has been an amazing opportunity both professionally and personally. 

Do not miss the January meeting. Martin Gore has done a great job as our Program Chair. Our speaker is Charles Welsh. Charles is a managing director of business development at Vantage Investment Advisors. He will be speaking on “The Trump Effect” See the newsletter for more information about the speaker and his presentation. I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
 Crissman S Crombie, 
Life and Financial Services Brokerage Manager, 
Empower Brokerage

For more information please contact:

Angela Lamb, LUTCF
Farmers Insurance

Martin Gore, PhD, CLU, ChSNC
Life Brokerage Manager

Course Detail

We will begin teaching Intro to Practice Management & Life Insurance

Class Start Date: January 12, 2017 Class Days: Thursdays

Class Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class End Date: February 16, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Martin Gore, PhD, CLU, ChSNC

Location: Principal, 6500 West Fwy #555, Fort Worth
Legislative Day & Annual Conference
AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
January 30-31, 2017
No one does grassroots advocacy better than NAIFA. If you are an insurance agent or financial advisor in Texas, join us, and see advocacy in action!  Plus: networking, MDRT-class speakers, entertainment, and more! JOIN US

CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

YAT Event Calendar:

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Total Wine - 1 hr. CE

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017: March Matchness

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017: TBD!

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017: Linked-in Marketing Workshop

All days and times are subject to change.  Please look for additional details in upcoming emails or watch our Facebook Page for more info!  

Need more info on NAIFA Fort Worth's YAT program?  Contact: 

Elise Kathleen Kensinger
(719) 237-0609

Jennifer Powell
(817) 882-7383

November Luncheon wrap up! 
Our November luncheon was well-attended and we had a great program! We recognized our own, John Park for all his dedication and service to NAIFA Fort Worth. Many people attended to honor and thank him. Thanks John! 
Professionals Day at the Star! 
Our Professionals Day on November 17th at The Dallas Cowboys headquarters at The Star was fantastic!  
NAIFA Fort Worth