Woodmen of the World-North MS recently held its annual awards banquet for Field Representatives and Area Managers in Tupelo, MS. Hosting the event was Jamie Hofmister, State Manager and the special guest was Woodmen President and CEO Larry King from Omaha, NE.
After dinner, Mr. King started things off with a re-cap of Woodmen’s 2013. He congratulated the North MS team for putting forward positive numbers and for helping the Society obtain a positive membership growth for 2013. He also congratulated everyone for helping Woodmen retain its A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best. Mr. King then spoke of a few changes and exciting things coming for 2014. One of those being the Field Trip contest for an all expense paid trip for two to Hawaii.
Once Mr. King was finished, the awards were presented. Beverly Rives, who resides in the Sturgis, MS area and covers Winston and Oktibbeha counties, took home several of the top awards. She was presented the Rising Star award for newer field representatives who are “rising” to the top, the Outstanding Accomplishment award for outstanding production during the year, and the President’s Club award for winning the 2013 President’s Club Field Trip to New York City. And last, but certainly not least, Rives was awarded the North MS 2013 Top Producer Award for her outstanding production in applications (151), new members (109) and volume ($4,823,649 of insurance coverage). Earlier in 2013 Rives was also selected as one of the Top 40 Woodmen Representatives in the nation and was awarded a trip to Key West, FL.