Annual Summary of Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters Activities February 2017

Membership activity

We have a monthly membership meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Viscount on Broadway. Meetings typically begin with a check-in at 8:00 a.m. with program beginning at 8:30. Several meetings were changed to lunch meeting accommodate speaker’s schedules.


Board meeting are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at a local GA’s office.  The meetings begin at 9:00a.m. and  go to approximately 10:30 a.m.  Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.



SAAHU was presented with the Pacesetter award in June 2016 at the annual NAHU conference in New Mexico for our accomplishments the prior year.  We will again apply for the Pacesetter award this year and it is nearly complete.


We are very proud that SAAHU applied and received the Gold Seal Certificate; you can see our seal on the website!



We continue to be contracted with a State lobbyist along with AAHU and GPAHU to protect our industry.   They continue to work very hard on our behalf.  They have been assisting in supporting legislation at the state level.  Becky Kanoza is our local Legislation chair.


Fundraising/Public Service/Membership Mixer

Our Corporate Fundraising is on the third year of statewide fundraising packages to support AAHU, GPAHU, and SAAHU.  The packages are for Carriers, GA’s and TPA’s and include different levels of sponsorship.  Becky reported that we have exceeded our fundraising goals this year.


Netta Garcia is our local community outreach chair.  We have taken on a local charity CHD (children with heart defects).  She will be having collections at the monthly membership meetings as well as at the golf tournament.



Our 2016, 17th Golf tournament was held at Quarry Pines on April 8, 2016.  We will have our 18th annual Golf Tournament on April 14th at Omni Golf Resort.   Stacy Nietupski has once again volunteered to chair the golf tournament along with the board.  Funding is based primarily on sponsorship packages.  We can sell raffle tickets and mulligan tickets along with golf 4-somes. The excess monies raised will support our local chapter.




April 8, 2016- 9:00 a.m. Shot gun start SAAHU Golf Tournament Torey Pines

April 20, 2016 11:30 a.m.- Health Equity

April 29, 2016 ALL DAY- State Symposium 4 CE

May 18, 2016 8:00 a.m. – Basic- No CE

June 22, 2016- CMS 1 CE

July- No meeting summer

August 10th-12th, 2016 Colorado Reginal Conference

August 17, 2016-8:00 a.m.- Paul Melendez- Ethics no CE

September 21, 2016- 8:00a.m. Medicare meeting, Colleen Gimbel, 1 CE

October 19, 2016- 11:30 a.m.- Absence Management, David Setzkorn 1 CE

November 16, 2016- 8:30 a.m.- Marcy Buckner, NAHU- 1 CE

December 14, 2016- 11:30 a.m.- Charity Silent Auction & Memory Dynamics Sean O’Neal

January 18, 2017- 8:30 a.m.- James Stenger,  NAHU President

February 22, 2017- 8:30 a.m.- Don Zavis- Marketing

March 9, 2017- 8:30-5:00pm Day at the Hill

March– No meeting




Karen and Stacy are working on membership and retention.   Membership packets are available at the door of all meetings.  Any board member can assist new members.   Stacy and Karen distribute the lapsed list at all board meetings and all board members volunteer to contact people on the list in order to retain.  Karen and Stacy put together a membership contest.  Each member that brings on a new member will be awarded a $25 Visa gift card.



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