On July 1st I received a message on my phone very early in the day, from Ken Stevenson which simply read "Congrats Mr. President!" and so it began. No inauguration, no parade, no inaugural ball, not even a brass band, just the good wishes of my predecessor. Frankly I could not have asked for anything more. And to you Ken, I say, Well done! I have enjoyed serving with you all these years and look forward to your continuing involvement with both FAHU and as a member of the NAHU Legislative Council.
We have just returned from attending NAHU's Annual Convention, which was held in Orlando at the Renaissance at SeaWorld. Many of you will know that is where we held our last few FAHU Symposiums. It is my pleasure to tell you that Florida came back with some nice award recognition. Outgoing RVP Julian Lago qualified for the Blue Chip Award; Tampa's Bobby Leesman took home the Emerging Leader honor and our largest Chapter, Central Florida AHU captured the Pacesetter Award. Congratulations to all of you on your very successful year.
Under Marilyn Stenger's leadership the Symposium is moving right along in the planning process. The program is set, the sponsors are lining up and registration has begun. Now it's time for you to do your part by planning to attend. We'll Have the latest news from Washington along with ideas to develop and improve your business. This is your one chance to network with your peers from all over Florida, earn some CE credit, learn about new products and see old friends.
This year the Symposium is scheduled for September 24 - 27th to make it easier for all to attend. We're even going to be in a brand new location. This year we will be at the beautiful PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Home of the Honda Classic). Located just off the Florida Turnpike and just down the road from I95 with easy access from anywhere in the state. Click on the graphic above to get full details and to register.
We're hoping that you will all find the kind of content that will help you achieve throughout the upcoming AEP/OEP periods, whichever segment(s) of the business you work.
One final note, we have established a working group that is currently putting together a statewide Medicare Summit for next spring. Watch your email for more info. If you would like to be part of this or any of our other working committees please send an email to Dave Sherrill at FAHU@fahu.org
I'm looking forward to an exciting year. Hope you are too!