Germania Today | Spring 2020

A message from OUR PRESIDENT

Paul Ehlert President & Chief Executive Officer

pring is quickly approaching, and schedules are quickly filling with baseball games, graduations, and bluebonnet portraits. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, our agents customarily host annual Local Chapter meetings in April for our Germania Farm Mutual policyholders. Due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Germania is leaving the decision of holding this year’s Local Chapter meetings at the discretion of our agents. Our foremost interest is to protect the well-being of our agents and policyholders. As a member of a farm mutual insurance company, you are encouraged to have a voice in the organization. In April, you will be asked to vote in the election of our Board of Directors. As a policyholder, this is your opportunity to select members of Germania’s governing board who will provide direction and oversight of the company. You will receive your ballot packet through the mail, and you may cast your vote either by return mail or online during the month of April. Your vote will represent your attendance at your Local Chapter meeting. For every member who votes in the director election, Germania will donate $1 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-led charity that focuses on raising funds to help find cures for childhood cancer. In addition to our partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Germania has also collaborated with a number of notable organizations to extend our reach

across the state of Texas. Our hope is to continue to improve our visibility, so we may locate and service loyal Texans and their insurance needs. You can learn more about these ventures within this issue. This spring, Germania is offering a variety of new and enhanced products for our policyholders, including expanded coverage for outbuildings, full glass coverage on vehicles, and new deductibles for auto. Additionally, we are proud to announce that Germania’s collision claims service has earned high ratings from body shops across the state for its fair and efficient practices. Products and services aside, we believe policyholders deserve the opportunity to be led by a diverse and professional GFM Board of Directors who have their best interests at heart. The Board is currently seeking qualified director candidates who represent gender and ethnic diversity while possessing professional and personal characteristics that align with GFM’s desired Board competencies, corporate values and Guiding Principles. If you or a fellow GFM policyholder would like to be considered for a Director role on the GFM board, please email your name and biographical information to As your schedule continues to fill this spring, don’t forget to pencil in a few important dates on behalf of Germania. We truly appreciate your time, feedback, and participation. Have a great spring!

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