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Tarrant County Insurance Professionals

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Tarrant County Insurance Professionals are committed

to:

EMPOWERMENT

Through providing support and knowledges to all

insurance professionals

PROMOTION

By bringing educational opportunities to its members

and the general community

MENTORING

From enhancing others' lives through our community

service

ENRICHMENT

As a result of building professional relationships and affiliations

OUR HISTORY

OUR PAST PRESIDENTS

Tanya Copple 1989-1990

Rhonda McRae 1990-1991

Jerita O'Neal 1991-1992

Mona Roder 1992-1993

Mary Chapa 1993-1994

Barbara Shipley 1994-1995

Linda Saupp 1995-1996

Shelly Shaw 1996-1997

Rebecca Klein 1997-1998

Linda Saupp 1998-1999

Carolyn Maples 1999-2000

Linda Simpson 2000-2001

Cathy Vinson 2001-2002

D'Ann Woodle 2002-2003

Cynthia Pinson 2003-2004

Stephanie Henderson 2004-2005

Karen Ashton 2005-2006

Carolyn Maples 2006-2007

Linda Saupp 2007-2008

Jerita O'Neal 2008-2009

Cynthia Pinson 2009-2010

Cynthia Pinson 2010-2011

Jodi Berger 2011-2012

Sheryl Watkins 2012-2013

Sheryl Watkins 2012-2013

Sheryl Watkins 2012-2013

The Birth of TCIP

By Jerita O'Neal

 In the Fall of 1989, Becki Tucker came to the Cordell Insurance Agency office on an Agency visit. Several of us started discussing that we wanted to start a Local Association in Fort Worth because

The Insurance Women of the Metroplex meetings were held in the evening and most of us could not attend anything but a lunch meeting due to family or school obligations:

At that first meeting: Tanya Copple, Rhonda McRae ( retired), Jerita B. O'Neal, Sue Womack ( deceased), and Pam Benton ( deceased), and Becky Tucker (retired) ( Former FIWT Prsident) at Colonial Cafeteria in late November. Our second Meeting, Becky Tucker wasn’t there, but Vickie Taff (Ross) was, We voted and our first officers were:

Tanya Copple First President

 Rhonda McRae, President Elect

 Pam Benton ( worked at AIS) VP

 Sue Womack, Secretary

 Vickie Taff (Ross) , (AIS) Treasurer

It was the Birth of Insurance Women of Tarrant County,

And opportunity to participate with FIWT at lunch, so that we who could not meet in the evening would have a chance to grow and fellowship….with each other:

When it became Jerita O’Neal’s turn to be the 3rd President, her ( now deceased husband) who had seen the FIWT Box, had a Gavel Box made for IWTC (TCIP Now) by a local cabinet shop…

And look at the Gavel Box Now! Wow-

And we have come along way Baby! We have met at Dos Gringos, A sandwich shop on Summit, Ole South Pancake House, The Bavarian Bakery/Café, and a little restaurant off I30 that no longer

Exists….We held garage sales for fund raisers, redecorated a bedroom for a Women’s Shelter, cooked and served many, many meals at Ronald MacDonald House. We have won FTWT membership awards, Education Awards, and now our members have hosted several FIWT Conventions…..

We grew professionally and personally through our association with FIWT Mid-year’s and Conventions, sharing information and learning how to speak in public ( and get over the fear- Carolyn Maples)

And through fellowship and volunteering… we have shared births, deaths, marriage, and divorces through the years…. Persistence….and fellowship for the good of the members, FIWT, and the community…

Wow what a ride…. Where did the time go…….

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