Newsletter April 2017

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President’s Message

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet

Last month I hinted that Spring was right around the corner, but with the arrival of the “Yellow Blanket of Georgia”, we can safely say that we are officially here. I can empathize with all my fellow pollen sufferers as I clear the daily coating of yellow off my vehicle. Despite our allergies and busted March Madness brackets, we can still enjoy longer days for outdoor family activities and we can look forward to the upcoming Masters Tournament that touts our Georgia beauty.

Thank you to Full Circle Restoration for speaking and sponsoring our March luncheon. Contents handing is part of what we deal with as property adjusters from time to time, and identifying the responsible party early in the process can simplify matters. Communicating early and often with the Insured and their contractor can benefit all parties involved and aide in claim resolution.

As promised, we now have a user friendly and interactive calendar updated on our website. is now the host for insurance industry events in the Southeast Region with information and clickable links. In addition to adding a resource for our industry colleagues, we are also working to cross-promote our local sister organizations such as the Atlanta Claims Association and the Atlanta CPCU Society. If you are aware of any regional events or national events that we do not have posted, please notify an SLA Board Member or send an email to our general mailbox for consideration.

I am also pleased to announce we are now on board with multiple social media platforms. Please follow our LinkedIn Group “Southern Loss Association”, on Twitter “@southern_loss”, and on Instagram “@southern_loss_assoc”.

For the month of April you are welcome to attend lunch at the North Point Diner, but you will have to dine alone! Instead, we are hosting the 2017 Larry Hart Memorial Spring Golf and Tennis Outing at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Thursday, April 20, 2017. A handful of sponsorships remain and there are a few tennis teams available. If you have been procrastinating, now is the time to act or you will miss out! Golf is now sold out.

We are also having a free “members only” happy hour tonight, but you must be current on your dues to attend. We can take payment online or at the event, but you will need to make arrangements in advance to ensure a spot at this exclusive event.

Kind Regards,

Robbie Maples