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April 2018 ChapterGram & President’s Message

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on April 8, 2018

April 2018 ChapterGram

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Happy April! This month, a few of the chapter officers are travelling to Baltimore for the CPCU Society Leadership Summit. This is a great event where volunteer leaders at the local and national level meet to network, attend business meetings, learn about running volunteer organizations, and attend sessions on technical insurance topics. While there, I will be presenting in my role as the Chair of the Personal Lines Interest Group on how to lead an interest group, create value for members, and collaborate with chapters. Now, if you are like some CPCU Society members, you are thinking...interest groups, what are those? [click to continue…]

March 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on March 4, 2018

March ChapterGram

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I've always loved March, it is when we see the end of winter and the arrival of spring. I associate spring with a time for new growth and opportunity, renewal and the promise of new beginnings. It is a hopeful time after a long, dark winter.

For CPCUs it is also Ethics month, a time to affirm our commitment to leading ethical lives. As insurance professionals, CPCUs, and members of society, we should always strive to act in the highest ethical manner. As a CPCU we are bound by the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct which includes placing the public interest above our own, aspiring to raise the professional and ethical standards of the insurance and risk management profession, and assist in improving the public understanding of insurance and risk management. [click to continue…]

February 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on February 1, 2018

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I hope everyone had a great January! Our year kicked-off with a presentation on the use of technology for loss control by Paul Samson. Paul discussed the advances in technology aiding the insurance industry in loss prevention, including cameras in vehicles to monitor driving, thermal imaging to detect the source of water leaks, and wearable technology to prevent workers’ compensation injuries before they happen.  If you will be at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, Paul will present a longer version of this presentation – make sure you check it out! You can also read an article from Paul in the Fall 2017 CPCU Society Insights Journal on this topic.

Our February meeting is February 15th at the Des Moines Botanical Center. The speaker is Rex Butler who will speak on a topic that is both personal to him and having a major impact on society today – opioids. According to the CDC, more than half of all drug overdoses in the United States involve opioids and deaths from prescription opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Rex will discuss how this epidemic impacts workers’ compensation insurance. It promises to be an engaging and informative meeting; I hope you will join us. [click to continue…]

January 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

January 3, 2018

January 2018 ChapterGram Register for January 2018 Chapter Meeting Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, it is a time of looking forward and making goals for the year to come but it is also a time for … Continue reading

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December 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

December 1, 2017

View the December ChapterGram Register for the December Meeting Happy December All! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Now the countdown to the holidays and New Year’s, and, for many of us, trying to use the last few days … Continue reading

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Grinnell Sub-Chapter Celebrates 30 Years

November 5, 2017

The Grinnell Sub-Chapter celebrated its 30-year anniversary with an open house in September.  It was attended by many current members and retirees.  

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Grinnell Sub-Chapter Donates $712 to Sully Fire Department

November 5, 2017

Each year, the Grinnell Sub-Chapter raises money to assist a local fire department. This year the Grinnell Sub-Chapter of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter donated $712 to the Sully Volunteer Fire Department on October 27, 2017 to assist in purchasing … Continue reading

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November 2017 ChapterGram & President’s Message

October 26, 2017

Link to the ChapterGram Register for I-Day 2017 LAST CALL for tickets to the annual I-Day event on November 2 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport. It is not too late to purchase your tickets and attend this year’s … Continue reading

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October 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 3, 2017

Link to the October ChapterGram Register for October Meeting Register for I-Day (November 2, Airport Holiday Inn) Happy Fall everyone! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.  This would typically be the newsletter where we provide updates from the … Continue reading

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