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Annual Chapter Membership Survey

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on December 23, 2014

Iowa Chapter CPCU Members:

We are conducting a brief survey of the Iowa membership to find out what you want from your CPCU chapter. We would like to encourage you to complete this brief survey to provide feedback on chapter activities and communication. The survey should take about five minutes of your time. We want to ensure you are getting what you want out of your CPCU membership.

Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IACPCU2015Survey

Your feedback is appreciated,

Iowa Chapter CPCU Society Board of Directors

December 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on December 1, 2014

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December 2014

December 2014 President’s Message

What a year it has been!2014 Chapter Invite

When I took the role of President, I challenged the chapter’s Board of Directors and volunteer leaders: Try something new, look outside the box and shake things up a bit. Just because we’ve done something as a chapter one way, doesn’t mean we have to keep doing it in the same manner. As we work to shake it up, some things will work and some will flop…. but that is okay!

That explains a lot about the past 12 months, doesn’t it?! We’ve been to breweries and country clubs; gathered over breakfast, lunch, happy hours and dinners. We learned about leadership, biorefining, BBQ and working with the blind. The chapter assembled Meals from the Heartland, donated smoke detectors, played golf and landscaped for a cause. [click to continue…]

Bob Skow Receives 2014 Burkhalter Award

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 21, 2014

Skow 2014Bob Skow was presented with the 2014 Burkhalter Award at Iowa CPCU I-Day on November 7, 2014. The Burkhalter Award is named after Major General Louis Burkhalter, Jr., who was the 1st individual in Iowa to attain the CPCU designation, was a charter member of the Iowa CPCU Chapter, and its first President in 1952. The Burkhalter Award is presented to a person, who like Mr. Burkhalter, has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry.

Bob is a Drake University graduate who began his insurance career with Employers Mutual Insurance Company and later IMT Insurance Company working as a claims adjuster for both companies.  In 1978, he took over ownership and management of an independent insurance agency located in Guthrie Center, Iowa.  While in Guthrie Center, he was involved in community activities, economic development, the Chamber of Commerce (serving as President), the Lions Club, was a member of a local bank board of directors and sold real estate.  In 1985 he was named the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa “Young Agent of the Year”. [click to continue…]

CPCU December Social Event

November 17, 2014

MEET US AT STAR BAR Tuesday, December 2, 2014   4:30 – 7:30 2811 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 APPETIZERS ARE ON US But that’s not all; we are also holding an ugly sweater competition. Wear your ugliest sweater to … Continue reading

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November 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram November 2014 ChapterGram November 2014 President’s Message The Insurance Industry Day (I-Day) is my favorite event of the year. If you haven’t been, (or it has been a while), I hope you’ve registered and will be … Continue reading

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New Designees Featured in the Des Moines Register

October 27, 2014

The Monday, October 27, 2014 edition of the Des Moines Register features a full page honoring the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter’s 2014 new designees. Click on the image to open a copy of the page in PDF format. Every year a … Continue reading

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October 2014 President’s Message and ChapterGram

September 29, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram October 2014 ChapterGram October 2014 President’s Message September was a very busy month for our chapter. On Wednesday September 17th, board members volunteered to run The Institutes/CPCU Society’s information booth at the Independent Insurance Agents of … Continue reading

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Congratulations New Designees!

September 12, 2014

Jason Aarni, The IMT Group Wallace Almquist III, Liberty Mutual Jessica Bartello, The IMT Group Christy Bellinger,  Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Michael Berven, Nationwide Erick Biggs, FBL Financial Group Meggin Blue, NCMIC Group Joseph Brott, Nationwide Jerry Burns, Jr, Liberty Mutual … Continue reading

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September 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 2, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram September 2014 ChapterGram September 2014 President’s Message 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!  … Continue reading

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