Ethics, Farms, Long Lives, FL Owns Thanksgiving

Insurance Turkey Teacher Florida

“Why did the turkey refuse to eat cranberry sauce? Because it was already stuffed.”

-What you get when you Google “Thanksgiving jokes”

Greetings and Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

Our office will be closed on Monday, 11/22 and reopen on Monday, 11/29. If your compliance deadline is the end of this month please plan to join us this week. If you can’t join us this week (or you can but still want more Webinars before month-end) we have two more November Webinars on Tuesday, 11/30. Then it’s on to December – wow!

Webinar stuff is below. But first…

…this week’s Florida Factoid is simply too delicious to make you scroll:

Did you know that the first Thanksgiving did NOT take place in Plymouth, MA but was right here in St. Augustine in September, 1565? This article from the National Park Service is all the proof you need to show your pals from Mass yet another example of the Sunshine State stealing their legends. To learn more, scroll to the Factoid section below. 

On our table this week: Life & Health licensees get ethical, long lives lived, small farm risks, and retiring right. I could go on but your attention span is dropping faster than your butt into a recliner for a post-turkey snooze so I’ll get to it. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Give her five! Life & Health licensee friends: if you’re in need of your law/ethics credit, join Karin “I’ll Ask an Alaskan” Woofter Tuesday morning and she’ll knock it out with you.
  • “How/where the %^&* will I live?” Is a long life a blessing or a curse? One determining factor: adequate means. Instructor Corey “Bon Jovi of Insurance” Wilkins is back Tuesday afternoon with essential info about insurance solutions for long-term expenses.
  • Because your office is no place for a ticked-off bull. Agents who fail to appreciate the nuances of farm risks will harm and anger insureds. Join Sam “Dad Jokes Ain’t Bad Jokes” Bennett Thursday morning and learn to address many exposures faced by small farmers. 
  • On your retirement list: “don’t be broke.” How did instructor Chris “Always on Spring Break” Amrhein earn his nickname? Because he took his own advice and we think you should, too. Come party with him Thursday afternoon where you’ll learn to help others and yourself check “don’t be broke” off your retirement list.  

For more info about what we’re up to, see the list below and/or review the full Webinar Schedule on the website.

Finally, if you’re an unapologetic lover of our fine state be sure to gobble to the bottom of this newsletter for a little something special. 

That’s all for now. Until the next round…cheers!

Kevin “Hey Plymouth…Cute Rock” Amrhein, CIC, CBIA

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education (FISCE)

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As mentioned above, many historians agree that the first Thanksgiving celebration took place in St. Augustine in 1565. However, some Florida history super-geeks (that’s a compliment BTW) argue that it actually occurred one year prior and 40 miles further north. Guests at this party included French Huguenots and Timucuans who gathered near Jacksonville to celebrate the establishment of Fort Caroline along the St. John’s River.