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April 2014 ChapterGram
April 2014 President’s Message
Hooray, spring is finally upon us! It was a long winter and we can now look forward to enjoying the months ahead. Personally, I am looking forward to getting outdoors: taking my kids to the park, golfing, training for Dam to Dam, and yes, even yard work.
As a chapter, we also have things to look forward to this spring.
Change in Leadership. For the past few years, the Iowa Chapter was under the capable leadership of CPCU Society Governor, Mike Happe. Although Mike is based out of Minneapolis, he was a great champion of our chapter. Mike attended numerous chapter and board meetings during his tenure and created the annual Midwest Regional Leadership Summit. Due to restructuring of the Society’s territory, Mike Happe is no longer our governor. While he will be missed, we are very excited to work with our new Governor, Kevin Seward! Kevin has been
involved with the Iowa Chapter for many years. Since serving as our chapter President in 2007-08, Kevin has been active with the CPCU Society on a national level. Please join me in congratulating Kevin in his new role! [click to continue…]
We appreciate your contribution to the insurance industry and to the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter. Now let’s volunteer together to make a difference in Central Iowa. So far in 2014, we have committed to the following volunteer events:
- Food Bank of Iowa (March 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm) We will be assisting the food bank in inspecting, cleaning, sorting, boxing, and making distributions available to partner agencies and their clients. We have committed to at least 10 volunteers.
- Jester Park (May 22nd from 1 pm to 4:30 pm) We will be assisting with a yet to be determined project at Jester Park. There is a tremendous amount of spring maintenance required such as trash pickup, painting, trail clearing, etc. We have committed to at least 10 volunteers.
- Meals from the Heartland (August 28th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm) This will be our fourth year participating as a team to package food for needy individuals around the world. This event is held annually at Hy-Vee Hall and we have committed to at least 30 volunteers.
- Combat Hunger (tentative November date) More details on this event are forthcoming, but our intent is to coordinate a group to receive donations for the local food pantry.
Don’t worry about having a lack of skills or experience for any of these volunteer events. No experience is necessary and you will have a great opportunity to learn new skills and have fun in the process! Get to know your colleagues on a whole new level! Sign up for one event or all of the events right away!
If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact Craig Green at email@example.com or Jeff Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering these opportunities!