May & June 2019 Calendar of Events
Great Southwest Luncheon
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Humperdinks Brewpub
700 Six Flags Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
Join us for lunch and network with other industry professionals.

Why are you a NAIFA member?
 "I’m a member because I enjoy talking to other insurance agents and financial planners. We have a good group that helps each other out. I’d like to see that continue." Adam Stone.
Central Texas Luncheon
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wings 'N More Party Room
2330 Texas Ave., S.
Collage Station, TX 77845

Hollie Gandy-Donohue, NAIFA-Texas President
"The State of the State"
Hollie is the owner of Safe Money Solutions in Amarillo, Texas. She is a fully committed advocate for the Insurance & Financial Advisor community. A member of NAIFA for nineteen years, she has served NAIFA-Amarillo Area in many capacities, but always enjoys educating her peers and the public in preparation for retirement.
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., CT
Please join us for the May 9th NAIFA Live event featuring Eszylfie Taylor of Taylor Insurance & Financial Services.  Eszylfie will talk about why the current landscape of this industry provides tremendous opportunity for success. He'll cover specific sales language he uses in his practice and what to avoid as an advisor looking for success in this industry. 

NAIFA Live is your new monthly meeting format. You may choose to attend virtually or choose a watch party near you. 
ATTENTION: El Paso & DFW area are hosting watch parties:
DFW Location:
National Life Group
950 E. St. Hwy. 114, Ste. 130
Southlake, TX 76092
El Paso Location:
WellMed at Trawood
2260 Trawood Dr.
El Paso, TX 79935
Don't forget to RSVP to a watch party so that they have sufficient morning refreshments!
San Antonio Luncheon
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pappedeaux Seafood Kitchen
15715 1-10 West
San Atonio, TX 78257

Mark Light, Sandler Training
In Mark’s talk, How to Break the Rules and Close More Sales, he will discuss:

The Traditional Selling Game Played by 95% of Sales Professionals
  • 2 Key Ways in Which Traditional Selling is Flawed
  • 4 Rules ALL Buyers Employ Which Make Selling MISERABLE
  • 7 Steps to Breaking the Rules and Close More Sales in Less Time
  • 2 Ways to Open Prospecting Calls That Create Immediate Interest
  • 1 Secret Weapon Which Earns Instant Credibility and Trust
Pineywoods of East Texas Luncheon
Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Hollytree Country Club
6700 Hollytree Drive
Tyler, TX 75703

John Ruckel, LUTCF

John Ruckel is a past president of both NAIFA and NAIFA-Texas. He will give an update on the political landscape in Washington, D.C. and in Austin.

Bring a guest and be entered in a drawing for each guest you bring. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon.

Lunch available for $10.00!
Amarillo Luncheon (Save the Date)
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Copper Fire Grill
2800 Civic Cir #500,
Amarillo, TX 79109
Fort Worth Networking Event
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Blue Mesa
612 Carroll Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Come and join us for an hour, or two and share your innovative marketing ideas with your peers and colleagues at Blue Mesa Grill! By having these events, we want to encourage real world collaboration and conversations between you and others in a fun and lively setting, where we can all learn from each other.  
Houston Awards Dinner (Save the Date)
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Season's 52 - Westheimer
4410 Westheimer Rd,
Houston, TX 77027

Join us for a cocktail reception honoring recipients of the John Neighbors Award, Hall of Fame Award, and More. Additional Information to follow.

NAIFA-Houston’s highest award named in honor of Houston member John Neighbors in 1993, a Past President at all three tiers of the federation. This award recognizes an outstanding member who has served the association, the state and national membership, our industry, and the community with distinction, dedication and honor.
Dallas Luncheon & CE (Save the Date)
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Clubs of Prestonwood-The Creek
15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75248

David Farabee, NAIFA-Texas Incoming President
Shawn, Talbot, NAIFA-Texas Executive Director
Shawn brings to NAIFA-Texas over nineteen years of association management experience. She will provide updates on exciting NAIFA and NAIFA-Texas initiatives.

David Farabee began his insurance career thirty-four years ago. He completed six terms in the Texas Legislature and will give a recap on what's happening up under the Dome in Austin, and Washington, D.C.
Member Exclusive Services

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You have until May 31, 2019, to submit your application for NAIFA's National Quality Award (NQA).

The NQA recognizes members commitment to exceptional client service, professional education, industry volunteerism and adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics. This award represents excellence in serving your clients and industry.