Organization Raises more than $21,000 for Charitable Arms

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07.26.21 | Al Shoemaker

The Travelers Protective Association (TPA) recently held its 131st national convention at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Saint Charles, Missouri. Seventy-eight voting delegates representing 17 divisions located throughout the country attended the three-day conference. An auction and reception raised more than $17,000 for the TPA Hearing Trust, formerly known as the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired. More than $4,000 was also raised for the Homer T. Wilson fund, which provides emergency financial aid and is designated for indigent members, widows, widowers and orphans. The Association’s national election was held, Elwood Reed from Missouri was elected as president and Carlyle Wimbish, Jr. from Virginia was elected as vice president. Four directors were elected to the national board of directors, including Tom Davis from Kentucky, Julie Kupper from Texas, Alfred Moore from Louisiana, and Wayne Wentworth from Michigan. “This year’s convention was a wonderful celebration of our organization’s accomplishments over the past year,” said the TPA’s Chief Administrative Officer Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “I am overwhelmed with the amount of support and generosity we received as we strive to improve the quality of life for others, and the communities we live in.” TPA proudly thanks our corporate sponsors for their generous donations, including Andy’s Frozen Custard, Dierbergs Markets, Kansas City Chiefs, Noboleis Vineyards, Purina, Red Lobster, Sam’s Club, Schucks, St. Louis Blues, Stifel, and Texas Roadhouse. For more information on TPA and how to join, visit our website at or call headquarters at 636-724-2227.

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