Thought for the day:
Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
If you will read not further:
Like everyone we are in the process of closing out another year. And, looking back, it is gratifying to see that we have experienced good growth again; and we are excited about the year ahead.
In a few days, two of our associates who have been at Westland ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING will be retiring.
Susan DeNoewer, Vice President, my partner and our top wholesaler for over two dozen years will finally settle down to a life of travel for fun, and a slower pace in the desert at her home in La Quinta CA.
Susan has been with Westland Financial for 38 years with a short hiatus when she worked for a New York based broker/dealer as their Western Regional Vice President. After several years without her, I was finally able to entice her back to Westland where she has played a vital role in our success ever since. We know that, like us, many of you have come to know and love Sue over the years; and we wish her a long, healthy and enjoyable retirement.
Chris Ridd has been an integral part of our firm for over thirty years…also with a short hiatus working for one of our favorite planners. But she too could not stay away from the mother ship for too long and rejoined us to help develop and ultimately take responsibility for our Long-Term Care division. Chris will be missed by hundreds of our planner associates who have come to rely on her pleasant “can-do” personality and enthusiastic desire to serve. We don’t expect that Chris will slow down much as she will continue to work part time for me on my new projects and spend more time with her grandchildren and many other interests.
Please join us in wishing them a successful transition into a new life of daily enjoyment. And by the way, they will continue to keep their email accounts, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. So if you want to wish them well, please feel free to do so.
Our Ending Thought:
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
All of us at Westland thank you for your attention and your business this year; and we promise to continue our efforts to be your finest and most dependable resource for insurance-based strategies to help you serve the best interest of your clients.