Dear MCA Members,
Thank you to all who attended the October meeting. The meeting was called to order by our association president Joe Morris. Joe reiterated on the membership fees that are due if you have not done so to submit your membership fee and renewal and that our November meeting will be held again at Judy’s Place. Joe then introduced our guest speaker for the evening, Sheriff Sam Cochran with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Cochran discussed important topics of gun trafficking being the hottest commodity and of it being the biggest challenge in law enforcement today, residential cameras being underway in some of the communities, Walmart gun policies and concealed carry permits. Sheriff Cochran also mentioned a great saying from a book he read Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell and he stated that we as Americans are default settings to the truth and this book complimented with that, we deal with in day to day society. Listening to human factors and defaulting back to believing people, the human factor overrode the evidence of science and because the human nature will distract you to follow the signs of human nature, don’t let evidence interfere. Sheriff Cochran thought it was very fascinating of how we as adjusters have to make decisions on claims and that this too stems and compares with law enforcement. Are we not hurting ourselves to be over trained in suspicious? Sometimes we are but it’s definitely a challenge we all deal with on a day to day basis on and off our jobs. Sheriff Cochran has not yet fully decided on re-election as it is too soon to decide. Our association will definitely support Sheriff Cochran if he decides on re-election. Thank you, Sheriff, for your great informative topics.
Our meeting was concluded with door prizes donated to some of our association members, candy corn Halloween hands compliments and a $25 gift card from Teresa Rabb with Stephens Engineering Consultants, $20.00 cash from Chuck Stewart with Professional Estimating Service, a bottle of wine donated by Fred Walch with The Walch Group. Two Jersey Mikes gift cards donated by Sandy Cooke with EFI Global. Justin Chandler won the fee dinner for November. Thank you everyone for your donations and your attendance.
Our Next Meeting:
When: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Judy’s Place located at 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36693
Please RSVP below as we only have 30 seats available.
Our November guest speaker Will Sellers with Mobile Emergency Management Center. The mission of the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency is to protect Mobile County citizens from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based security and emergency management program...Read More
Please make plans to attend and bring a guest with you. The social networking hour will begin at 5:00 pm and dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Cash bar will be available.
Cash or Check only - we do not accept Credit Cards
We look forward to seeing everyone on November 5th!
Membership fees are due on September 1st. and cost is $35.00 per person (Cash or Check only - we do not accept Credit Cards) If you have not submitted your membership renewal, please click here to download membership form, fill it out and bring it with you. It is very much appreciated if you would take care of this step prior to arriving to our meeting as this event is usually very busy.
Make checks payable to: Mobile Claims Association
Mail checks with application to: MCA
P.O. Box 161357
Mobile, AL 36616
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Speakers...If you would like to speak at one of our meetings, please contact Joe Morris or Chris Black to arrange a presentation and/or CE Class.
Stay tuned and check our website or Facebook page or our upcoming events.
Mobile Claims Association 2019-2020
President: Joe Morris ~ Vice-President: Chris Black
Secretary: Darrenda Plainer ~ Treasurer: Wayne Hartung
Sergeant-At-Arms: Jason Chandler ~ Attorney: David Hamby
The Mobile Claims Association meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. We have also planned a variety of fun networking events throughout the year. For more information, please visit our website