Southern Loss Association News


President’s Message

I attended Jon McPhail’s memorial service on January 20, 2019. Jon had been a supporter of SLA for many years through his attendance at functions and as a Luncheon presenter. At his family’s suggestion, SLA made a donation in Jon’s name to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in lieu of sending flowers. His family, friends, and associates had many wonderful things to say about his character, his impact on their lives, and several antidotal remembrances which seemed to focus a lot around bar-b-que, milkshakes, and smiles. His passing is a reminder of the limited time we have in this life and that we should take every advantage to tell those we care about how much they mean to us while they are still here, as well as be grateful for each day we have regardless of life’s situations. Enjoy the good times when they are here because, just like the hard times, they don’t last forever. Even an ordinary day with nothing exceptionally good or bad should be celebrated. I hope to see you all at the February Luncheon on Thursday the 14th!! 
  • If you have not already renewed your membership for 2019, please do so now while you’re thinking about it.  Save time and click the renewal link at the bottom of this newsletter or print a copy of the renewal application from our website to mail to us with your check.
  • We still have some spots open for Luncheon Presenters (1 hour CE credit) and Sponsors starting in June.  If you are interested in being one, please contact me.
  • We are always searching for interesting, original articles to publish in our newsletter.  If you would like to be a published author, please contact us.
  • We have had a great response to our annual drive to fill the advertising spots in our monthly newsletter.  We thank all of those who support SLA through advertising in our newsletter.  Please take a moment to check out the new ads. 
Kind regards,


Bill Cartwright

Executive Board President 2019