We want to be the local association which shapes the financial planning profession and be the premier resource to advisors in their career endeavors.
Our motto is "fascinating, fun, and full of CE." We're always looking for new ideas, and we welcome fresh, new help on all of our committees. Many of our initiatives are described here along with the Committee/Director (under the "About Our Chapter" tab) you can contact for additional information and volunteer opportunities.
Monthly luncheon CE meetings, generally held first Wednesday of every month, usually offer CE for CFPs. We strive to provide education on specific investment products as well as broader financial planning issues. Some of our most popular recent topics have included indian benefits, elder law, precious metals exchanges, and state insurance commissioner insights. For additional information, contact the Programs Director.
Quarterly evening social events focus on networking with allied professionals. We enjoy ourselves and deepen our relationships on "field trip" style events to new, unusual, or fascinating projects or events. In the past, we've toured the Brady District and the downtown PhilTower condominium re-development project; Inverness and Montereau assisted living and long term care facilities; Jr Achievement's "Biz Town"; a hockey game at the brand new BOK Event Center; a landscape expert (after the great ice storm), and an historical schoolhouse renovation project funded with tax credits, to name just a few. For additional information, contact the Secretary.
New members and others interested in getting more involved with the Financial Planning Association of Tulsa are invited to the Orientation Breakfast. Usually co-hosted by the Membership Director and the President of the chapter, the meeting members get to know other new members and learn about opportunities to volunteer. For additional information, contact the Membership Director.
To support our primary aim, fostering the value of financial planning and advancing the financial planning profession, our Public Relations and Pro Bono committees coordinate our volunteer efforts. Our members are recruited regularly through these committees by local and national media sources to comment on current financial issues. Semi-annually, we usually participate in the fund-raising events for National Public Radio. We have also taught financial literacy classes in a joint effort with the Community Action Project and retirement planning modules at OSU Tulsa.
Throughout the year, many of our members volunteer for Junior Achievement's joint program with FPA to increase literacy among students (coordinated by our Jr Achievement liaison). Annually, we participate in a "Day at the Capitol" (organized by our Government Relations Director) to garner local political attention (usually in the spring). In the fall we coordinate local events for national Financial Planning Week.
Sponsorships from our business partners and many of our speakers help to keep our machine "lubricated", and we treasure these relationships. Our Sponsor Coordinator can provide details on the benefits of supporting our efforts, including listings in our newsletter, meeting announcements, and webite.