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Organization raises more than $22,000 for charitable arms

The Travelers Protective Association (TPA) recently held its 132nd national convention at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Seventy-two voting delegates representing 13 divisions located throughout the country attended the three-day conference.  An auction and reception raised more than $17,000 for the TPA Hearing Trust.  More than $5,000 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 Joel Lederman from Colorado was elected as vice president.  Four directors were elected to the national board of directors, including Kay Aycock from North Carolina, Dean Costello from Illinois, Brad Cunningham from Missouri, and Rollin “Bill” Mills from South Carolina.  “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, with a special thank you to the Amway Grand Plaza hotel for hosting the spectacular event.  For more information on TPA and how to join call headquarters at 636-724-2227.