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Erin Osier, CPCU, CRM

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September 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on September 2, 2014

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September 2014 ChapterGram

September 2014 President’s Message 2014 Chapter Invite

With summer coming to a close, kids back in school and the weather starting to change, it can only mean one thing… Time to reconnect with your fellow CPCUs!  What better way to kick off our fall season than with a chapter meeting at Exile Brewery? Please join us on September 18th at 3:00pm at Exile for some discussion on brews and breakdowns. Lynne Rush, Director of Risk Management for Hartford Steam Boiler will be our guest speaker.

On October 16th start your morning off right with a lovely breakfast at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, followed by the always informative Legislative Update by Bob Skow.

November 7th will be the annual Insurance Industry Day (I-Day). This year we are shaking it up and rolling the dice with a new venue – the conference center at Prairie Meadows. Guest speakers include former Iowa Insurance Commissioner, Terri Vaughan, CEO of Nationwide Insurance, Steve Rasmussen, and “Berkshire Beyond Buffett” author Lawrence Cunningham, just to name a few. You will not want to miss this event!

We have some fantastic opportunities lined up this fall to network, learn and give back to the community. I hope to see you there!

2014 Meals from the Heartland

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on August 31, 2014

Meals from the Heartland

On August 28, a small but mighty group of CPCUs and friends packed 47 boxes of food, or almost 1,700 bags, to help feed the hungry at home and across the world.

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New Designee Reception & Golf Event

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on July 8, 2014

CongratualtionsNDsmallA special invitation to our 2014 New Designees:  Congratulations on earning your CPCU and becoming a new CPCU designee! My name is Michael Elliott and I am the New Designee Chair for the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter. To celebrate your achievement, we have an exciting day planned.

Golf Event: When: July 17, 2014 begins at 1:00 PM  Where: Tournament Club of Iowa 1000 Tradition Dr, Polk City, IA 50226

 New Designee Reception: ( The reception is free for new designees and their guest!)  When: July 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Where: Jethro’s BBQ – Ankeny Lakehouse  1425 SW Vintage Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023

For more information or to register visit: http://cpcu-iowa.org/event/2014-charity-golf-outing/

IAGDM Invites You to Their Professional Development Day

June 11, 2014

The Insurance Association of Greater Des Moines (IAGDM) invites you to their 5th Annual Professional Development Day.  The program is titled “Thinking Differently About Loss Control” and features speakers from the EMC Insurance Risk Improvement Department, including Chris Murphy, CPCU, … Continue reading

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Iowa CPCU Members Attend IIHOF Ceremony

May 30, 2014

The Iowa CPCU Society Chapter was well represented at the 2014 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony on May 20, 2014.  More than 10 current board members were in attendance to recognize the five new inductees. A photo of the Iowa … Continue reading

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More Good Works in Iowa!

May 27, 2014

Kossuth County CARE Team Benefits From NCI-CPCU Change Jar. The NCI-CPCU Subchapter collected loose change this past year with its “Change For A Change” program.  A jar is placed in the break room next to the vending machines at Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. Thanks … Continue reading

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Good Works in Iowa!

May 27, 2014

Pharmacists Mutual employees and North Central Iowa CPCU chapter members partnered together to clean two miles of road ditch east of Algona, Iowa on March 14th, 2014. It was cloudy and windy, but the dedicated group of volunteers pressed forward to fill … Continue reading

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Steven R. Crawford (1952 – 2014)

May 23, 2014

Steven R. Crawford, former President and CEO of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company passed away on May 18th at the age of 62. Steve was a graduate of Ames High School and Iowa State University. He started his career at Grinnell … Continue reading

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May 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

May 2, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram May 2014 ChapterGram May 2014 President’s Message “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau In April, our chapter went off the beaten path for the … Continue reading

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