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Dear MCA Members,

Our next meeting will be a meet and greet night along with our MCA installation the newly elected officers. 
 
When: Tuesday, June 14 2022
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Judy’s Place, 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36693
PleaseRSPV for Seating
Guest Speaker: Dr. Clint Howard with the Orthopedic Group

Adjuster Round Table: Will be from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm to discuss Xactimate® X1 before each meeting. We will have topics each week to include property and flood.

Clint Howard, M.D.
Dr. Howard graduated from The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama, then he completed fellowship training in spine surgery at the Foundation for Orthopaedic and Athletic-Related Research at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Howard specializes in spinal deformity with interests in oncology and reconstruction of the cervical thoracic and lumbar spine and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Howard enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.


Door Prizes are welcome!

Please be in attendance for this great night as well. Please also bring a guest with you and any interested member, sponsors, or any future speakers that specialize in catastrophic claims handling, flood claims, workers comp claims handling, or any claims handling ethics. Please also feel free to contact the MCA via email if interested and you cannot be in attendance. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday June 14, 2022

Best regards,
Mobile Claims Association 2021-2022
 
May Meeting Minutes
 
The MCA held their meeting on April 12, 2022 at Judy’s Place in Mobile, AL.
Adjuster Round Table: 5 pm – 5:45 pm

May 10, 2022 meeting was a nomination of MCA officers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year with 17 in attendance along with Hurricane Preparedness Speakers.

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: Roundtable topics X1 was discussed by our MCA president Joe Morris.
Next round table will focus on contents and Adjuster Buddy.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm What to do before and during and after the hurricane or storm.
David Coggin with Coggin & Associates presented hurricane preparedness presentations, discussed hurricane checklist, evacuation plans and hurricane property damage of assessing damage to your property and vehicles. Joe also gave great advice of having surge protectors or unplug all of your appliances and computers and turn of your AC, flip the breaker switch just in case the storm shuts down the power and this helps prevent an electrical surge and always use your better judgement before, during, and after a storm. Stay prepared at all times. Keep your cell phones charged at all times prior to a storm in case of power outages.

Next speaker for the evening was our MCA member Fred Walsh with Fountain Group, LLC– 34 years’ experience in flood claims. Discussed with the adjusters the importance of always being up to date and stay up to date on your continuing education and claims knowledge, and always staying prepared, especially prior to hurricane season, keeping your adjusters licenses up to date. Fred further discussed how insured can prep their homes for possible flood claims during hurricane season or pre catastrophic weather by taking pictures of your personal property. This helps the insureds in the worst times to get their lives back together for quicker claims handling in catastrophic times. Go over every claim detail with your insureds which is very important. Buy and stock up on your pre hurricane supplies prior to hurricane season and make sure your emergency contacts are on hand and updated. 

Our MCA president thanked our roundtable speaker presentations and opened the floor to elected and recommended officers for the 2022-2023 year. 

New MCA officers that were nominated, elected, and appointed for 2022-2023
  • President: Geoffrey “Jeff” Conrad with Crawford and Company 
  • Vice President: Fred Walch with Fountain Group
  • Secretary: Darrenda Plainer
  • Treasurer: Teri Carroll
  • Sergeant at Arms: Amy Todd
Special thanks to our 2022 Sponsors:
  • Door prizes: Chuck Stewart and David Hamby
  • Appetizers and Drinks courtesy of VP Chuck Stewart with Professional Estimating Service.
We truly thank our prior MCA President Joe Morris and MCA vice president, Chuck Stewart for the many prior years serving on the MCA board. While we welcome aboard our new MCA officers and are happy exited to be a part of our upcoming year on the board,  We also  truly appreciate Joe and Chuck’s expertise MCA and claims knowledge, claims association growth over the past year, and their expertise assistance and knowledge, in addition to countless contributions to the association throughout the years and they will be truly missed as acting board member officers, but will continue to be MCA members. Thank you Joe and Chuck.
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Special thanks to Darrenda Plainer & Terri Carroll for providing our monthly meeting minutes.
 

2022 MCA Meetings Schedule

Location: All meetings will take place at Judy’s Place, 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Adjuster Round Table will be from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm to discuss Xactimate® X1 before each meeting. We will have topics each week to include property and flood.
  • June 14, 2022
    • MCA election of officers 2022-2023.
    • Guest speaker: Dr. Clint Howard with the Orthopedic Group
    • Please also be in attendance and bring a guest with you and any interested member or guest for this election.

Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsors:  $300
Gold Sponsors: $200
Silver Sponsors: $100
  


Membership Renewal
Our new members and current membership drive is still in force!

Membership fees are due on September 1st. and cost is $50.00 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 or if you prefer we will have our membership tables set up at each monthly meeting where you can also complete these forms and pay your membership fee. 

Make checks payable to: Mobile Claims Association
Mail checks with application to: MCA
P.O. Box 161357
Mobile, AL 36616
 
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We appreciate your continued support of the Mobile Claims Association!

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2021-2022 Officers
President: Joe H. Morris  ~ Vice-President: Chuck Stewart
Secretary: Darrenda Plainer ~ Treasurer: Teri Carroll

Sergeant-At-Arms: David Hamilton ~ Attorney: David Hamby