News & Notes
www.iprva.com December 2006
Insurance Professionals of Roanoke
Next Meeting Happy Holidays Ladies, Sincerely,
December 7, I don’t know about you but it is a little
unsettling to be Christmas shopping Trish
in 70 degree weather. I know by President
Christmas it would probably be a
welcome relief and we should get all
Patricia Clark, ACSR,CPIW,DAE
Holiday Inn Tanglewood out outside tasks done while we can. Insurance Professionals of Roanoke
Cocktails 5:30 Thanks to all of you that attended the
November meeting at The Ronald
Dinner: 6:00pm McDonald House and participated in
the gift card surprise. Lanie was
Buffet thrilled as you can imagine. If you
have not taken the tour you have
Hors D’oeuvres Station really missed out on one of the best
Garden Salad Station kept secrets in Roanoke. I think I can
speak for all of you when I say what a
Turkey Breast warm feeling I had when I left. This
Pasta Bar is such an amazing facility and I
Dessert Bar encourage you all to go by and see
the Christmas decorations, they will
Coffee Bar be thrilled to have you take the tour.
This is their home and they want to
Christmas share it with everyone.
Our Christmas party is coming up on
the 7 . If you have not responded,
please let me know in order that I can
Contact Trish Clark turn the names in. Deadline is
12/2/06. Happy Holidays
Our Council Director, Reba Garris,
email@example.com or CISR,CPIW, LUTCF will be attending
Phone 855-5185 our January meeting to share with us
her progress for the new year and I
Fax – 344-4096 hope as many of you as can will
attend this meeting. It is always
informative to hear the news from our
leaders. This is especially a good
meeting for new members and
guests because it gives them an
opportunity to see the big picture and
hear what is going on with other
associations other than our own.
Friday, Dec 1, 2006
2005-2006 IPR Officers & Committee Chairpersons
OFFICERS PHONE FAX
President Patricia Clark, CPIW, ACSR, DAE 855-5185 344-4096
President Elect Jessica M. Mason, CPCU, AIS, CPIW 983-4583 982-6507
Vice President Sandra W. Bowling, ARM, AAI, CPIW, DAE 855-5157 344-4096
Treasurer Julie Harrell, CPIW 982-1600 982-6507
Secretary Starr McClure, CISR 767-4069 777-1574
Immediate Past Pres Margaret Byrd Wilson, CIC, CPIW, ACSR, DAE 855-5164 344-4096
Newsletter Margaret Byrd Wilson, CIC, CPIW, ACSR, DAE 855-5164 344-4096
Public Relations Jessica M. Mason, CPCU, AIS, CPIW 983-4583 982-6507
Membership Sandra W. Bowling, ARM, AAI, CPIW, DAE 855-5157 344-4096
Scholarship Cindy Friesland/Kim Siemon 983-4583 982-6507
Education Mary Collier/Margaret Byrd Wilson, CIC, CPIW, ACSR, DAE 855-5194 344-4096
Bylaws/Parliamentary Ann H. Huddleston, CPIW 342-2082 343-6339
Legislative Debbie Pollard, AU 983-4583 982-6507
Gifts & Flowers Donna Amos, AAI, CPIW, ACSR, API, DAE 774-4572 774-4572
Hospitality Patricia Clark, CPIW, ACSR DAE 855-5185 344-4096
Safety Kimberly A. Elliott, CPIW, CIC/Sonya David, CIC 982-3511 342-9747
Audit Freda G. Horn, CIC, CPIW 345-7721 345-4614
Ways & Means-Nascar Chris Nichols, CPCU, CIC, CPIW 983-4583 982-6507
Golf Tournament Patricia Clark, CPIW, ACSR, DAE 855-5185 344-4096
Reservation Michelle Hall, CIC 983-4583 982-6507
Scrapbook Michelle Hall, CIC 982-3511 777-6710
Long-Range Planning Board Members
Monthly Program Holiday Inn requires that reservations
August Planning Meeting Trish Clark for the monthly meeting be given to
September Public Relations Jessica Mason them on Friday prior to the Thursday
October Welfare meeting.
November Ways & Means Sandy Bowling Please call your reservations or email
December Hospitality Trish Clark Jessica Mason
January Membership Sandy Bowling
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
10:00am on the Friday prior to the
February Safety Kim Elliott
March Legislative Debbie Pollard
April Education Margaret Wilson
No refunds will be available on
May Hospitality Trish Clark reservations cancelled after the
SECRETARY’S REPORT - November 16, 2006
November 17, 2006
Trish Clark, ACSR, CPIW, DAE - President, called the meeting to order at 5:35pm and introduced
the officers and welcomed our guests.
Melanie Hedgepath - BB&T
Barbara Brandtner - State Farm
Linda Kruse - State Farm
All in attendance read the collect.
There being no corrections to the October meeting minutes, the minutes stand as published in the
November News & Notes.
There being no corrections to the October Treasurer's report which was emailed to all members, the
report will be filed for audit.
Jessica Mason distributed Home Interiors candle sales flyers on behalf of Kim Siemon who is
coordinating the fund raiser.
Cindy Friesland distributed information about the Rada knives fundraiser.
Margaret Wilson announced that she picked up additional TIKE stickers and brochures while
attending the Leadership meeting in Richmond and would give those to Sonya David.
Trish reminded everyone the Christmas party will be held on December 7, 2006 at the Holiday Inn-
After dinner, our guest speaker, Laney Mofield, Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House
shared the history and purpose of the house. Laney then concluded our meeting with a tour of the
house. After the tour, Trish presented Laney with gift cards from the members, as well as the
winnings from the 50/50 drawing.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm.
Jessica Mason, CPCU, CPIW, AIS
President Elect (on behalf of Starr McClure, Secretary)
GIFTS & FLOWERS
Legislative: No Report
EDUCATION – No Report
MEMBERSHIP – No Report
WAYS & MEANS!
MORE TO COME ON THAT OVER THE NEXT 2 MONTHS ON WHEN TICKETS
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
Chris Nichols, CPCU, CIC, CPIW
Ways & Means Chairperson
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE – No Report
January, February, March, April meetings
REMEMBER - WE HAVE A NEW MEETING
PLACE HOLIDAY INN TANGLEWOOD.
MEETING BEGINS AT 5:30
Jessica Mason,CPCU, CPIW, AIS
Public Relations Chair
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADIES
12/4 – Kim Elliott, CIC, CPIW
12/15/ - Dianne Simmons,CPIW, CPS
12/22 – Joyce Wilkins, CPCU,AAI,CPIW
Laney did not include the gift certificates we gave them
in this letter. The $18.00 was from the 50/50. The entire
amount collected for the 50/50 was given to them along
with our gift certificates.
Thieves can steal more than holiday spirit
If you have ten packages in your hand and are wandering around looking for your car, it's easy for a thief to knock you
down, take your packages and run. So make multiple trips to your vehicle to temporarily store packages out-of-site in the
trunk Also, always remember where your car is parked and have your keys out when you get there.
Maintain awareness of your surroundings and minimize the time a thief has to snatch your packages. Whether a thief
wants to steal your car or just its contents, the principles are the same, Thieves target lazy, complacent victims, the ones
who are distracted and oblivious to their surroundings.
That would include most holiday shoppers. A thief may not only knock down an unsuspecting consumer and steal
recently purchased gifts, but he may also grab car keys and steal the car.
Professional thieves have told law enforcement officials that they might not even have to work that hard to steal a
Convenience stores, dry cleaners and daycare centers on rainy days are the most likely places car thieves get lucky,
People leave their cars running and think that just because they can see the vehicle, it's safe. That's not the case.
During the holidays, those same thieves are apt to target parking lots. And while they may not get away with your
vehicle, they can steal your holiday spirit. Here are a few common sense tips to help protect you and your vehicle this
Close all windows, lock all doors and keep the keys with you.
Never hide a second set of keys anywhere in your vehicle. Thieves know all the hiding places.
Park in well-lit, busy parking lots. Thieves don't like witnesses.
Put all packages and personal items out of sight. Items left in the open make your vehicle a desirable target.
Keep your garage door opener with you. A thief may attempt to get into your home.
Use your garage and lock both the vehicle and garage doors. Locking both doors greatly reduces the chance of
Don't become complacent because you drive an older model vehicle. Older cars can be resold quickly or
stripped for parts. A vehicle's parts are worth two to three times the value of the car.
Have your VIN number etched on your windows. This makes it difficult for a thief to switch VIN numbers on a
Be sure your anti-theft devices are activated. Any deterrent is better than no deterrent.
If you have an uneasy feeling about a particular location or individual loitering about, there is a reason – TRUST
MESSAGE FROM YOUR IPR OFFICERS
Happy New Year