NAIFA will be holding its next Congressional Conference
May 22-23, 2018. This meeting will take place at the Marriott Renaissance DC, downtown. For more information, go to www.naifa.org, click events and Congressional Conference. From there you will have full access to the Conference materials.
In the past five years, over three thousand NAIFA members from every corner of the country came to Washington, D.C., and visited Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers and advise them on how their decisions affect agents, brokers, and their clients. During this conference important voting will be taking place that should have occurred at the Performance plus Purpose conference last October. That, however, was circumvented due to Hurricane Irma.
It is Time to Reinvent NAIFA
A message from the NAIFA Executive Committee:
One year ago, the NAIFA 20/20 Quality Member Experience Task Force – comprised of a cross-section of NAIFA members and executives – put forth recommendations that form the basis of the Board’s proposal for consideration by the National Council on May 22. They are:
1) Create a federation structure with chapter relationships between national, states, and strong locals, so we have fewer – but more successful – associations to pursue the NAIFA mission. This proposed structure will lessen the burden of bureaucracy and allow us to be more nimble and decisive so we can respond to the industry’s increasing challenges. Our current governance structure holds us back.
2) Establish standards for successful NAIFA associations of which we are all accountable at the national, state, and local level. Teamwork will be essential to ensure that states, locals and national meet the standards.
3) Move to one consistent dues amount nationwide. Reducing the number of dues structures from 600 to one will simplify operations, reduce administrative costs and promote cohesion.
As members of the Executive Committee, we urge members to empower NAIFA’s leaders to live up to promises to reinvent NAIFA. NAIFA 20/20 is the best opportunity to build on a legacy of accomplishment, achieve long-term success, and provide members the highest possible return on their dues investment.
It is our honor and pleasure to serve during the implementation of NAIFA 20/20. We urge the National Council to see the merits of the QME task force’s recommendations, as we do, and vote in May to move NAIFA forward in the coming years.