Next Membership Meeting
September 19, 2017 from 11:30 – 1:00
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S. Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL  32701
This Month’s Speaker will be:
Carol Burkett
Director at Orange County Drug Free Coalition
with the Florida Department of Health
Opioid Crisis

In 2014, more than 240 million prescriptions were written for opioids, which is more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills. Raising further alarm, four out of five new heroin users started out by misusing prescription opioids. In 2015, an estimated 119 million Americans aged 12 or older used prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year (often times, more than one opioid is prescribed ):  97.5 million people used pain relievers, 39.3 million used tranquilizers prescribed for anxiety or muscle spasms, 17.2 million used stimulants often prescribed for ADHD or obesity, and 18.6 million people used sedatives prescribed for insomnia and sleep disorders.  These common prescriptions include:  Xanax, OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, Adderall, Ritalin, and Ambien.  The opioid crisis is real, leading to 91 Americans dying every day from either prescription opioids or heroin overdoses.  In 2015, opioids were responsible for 33,000 deaths nationally, and nearly 3,900 were Floridians.  In May of 2017, Governor Rick Scott declared the opioid epidemic as a statewide public health emergency which provided Florida access to $27 million in federal funding.

Please join Carol Burkett, Director at Orange County Drug Free Coalition with the Florida Department of Health as she explains the crisis that faces Central Florida and what our state is doing about the epidemic.

Carol Burkett has been the Director of Orange County Drug Free Coalition since June of 2005.  Prior to teaming with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Carol served as the Central Florida Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   She earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1989 at East Tennessee State University.

Cost for lunch is
$12 for CFAHU Members & first-time guests
$25 for other NAHU members

$35 for Non-members
CE is free for members and $20 for non-members
Email rsvp@cfahu.org by 4 PM on Thursday 9/14/17 to reserve your spot.
Lunch (Vegetarian option available upon request with RSVP)
Garden Salad
Monterrey Style Chicken
Chef’s choice of starch
Chef’s choice of vegetables
Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea and Coffee
Chef’s choice of dessert

New This Year: Get 4 Hours of CE Credit for Attending Meetings

With the passing of HB 925, Florida law will now allow “active participants” of CFAHU, to receive 2 hours of CE credit each calendar year (up 4 hours per compliance period) just for attending our meetings.  An active participant is defined as a member who attends 4 or more hours of association meetings each year, (excluding filed CE courses and social events).  Make sure to sign in at all future meetings to get your time recorded.  CE credit will be filed with the state once each year in late December.

Randy Bartlein, CLF, CSFS
will present
Self Funded 101
Course #100062, Offering #1071622
2 Hr CE Class
Immediately following the luncheon

An insurance professional for more than 25 years, Randy has been an ardent supporter of NAHU throughout the years.  From 1996 to 2014 he was a successful sales manager for Aflac, specializing in voluntary benefits.  In 2014 Randy resigned from Aflac to pursue a career marketing self-funded plans to brokers and obtained his Certified Self-Funded Specialist designation.   Today he is semi-retired but enjoys sharing his knowledge with his NAHU family.

Community Service Update

We will be collecting money to purchase turkeys for the Sharing Center who will be distributing them to needy families. And our last volunteer activity will be Friday, November 17th at the Sharing Center from 12:45 – 4:00 p.m. as we will distribute Thanksgiving food baskets. Come one, come all

We are also still collecting “hotel toiletries”, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the Oasis which is a facility that allows homeless folks and families to take a shower and get a haircut. For more information contact John Goergen.

Thank you to our crew of volunteers at the Sharing Center on 8/18


Membership Minute
Who have you asked to join, lately? Spread the word and help us GROW! Online and paper applications are available here.

Welcome to our newest members:
Blake Trenary of TriNet
Reggie Robbins of Excelsior Benefits
Leslie Seay of Sun Life Financial
Pat Barry of Excelsior Benefits
Rhett Robbins of Butler Benefit Group
Terri Eads of Eads Financial Group
Dina Woods of Strategik Partners