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					                        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

         2006
                             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.

      Gathering
                             Our Christmas party is coming up on
                                  th
                             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
  for Reservations
                             Our Council Director, Reba Garris,
tclark@chaslunsford.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.


  Deadline: 10:00am
  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

 COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
 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
 Welfare
 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



                                                                               Reminder
               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
                                                                 jwmason@bbandt.com no later than
                                                                    10:00am on the Friday prior to the
February         Safety                 Kim Elliott
                                                                            Thursday meeting.
March            Legislative            Debbie Pollard
April            Education              Margaret Wilson
                                                                    No refunds will be available on
May              Hospitality            Trish Clark                  reservations cancelled after the
                                                                           10:00am deadline.

                                                                            Jessica Mason
                                                                            Phone 983-4580
                                                                             Fax 982-6507
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-
Tanglewood.

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.

Respectfully submitted,



Jessica Mason, CPCU, CPIW, AIS
President Elect (on behalf of Starr McClure, Secretary)
                     COMMITTEE REPORTS
GIFTS & FLOWERS
Legislative: No Report
EDUCATION – No Report
MEMBERSHIP – No Report

WAYS & MEANS!
NASCAR
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

PUBLIC RELATIONS
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
          ANNOUNCEMENTS




    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
vehicle.
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
season:

       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
        theft.

       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
        stolen vehicle.

       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
        YOUR INSTINCTS!
MESSAGE FROM YOUR IPR OFFICERS




        Merry Christmas
              &
        Happy New Year

				
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