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April 2018 ChapterGram & President’s Message

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on April 8, 2018

April 2018 ChapterGram

Register for April 2018 Meeting

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?

Interest groups are a group of professionals with an interest in a specific discipline or functional area of the insurance industry and help members connect with like-minded professionals. The Society has 14 interest groups including claims, underwriting, loss control, and reinsurance. You can find a complete list of interest groups here. As a benefit of your CPCU Society membership, you can join one or all of them depending upon your interests. Interest groups are responsible for much of the content you see from The Society including webinars, articles in Insights, and seminars at the annual meeting. The interest group committees are responsible for coordinating these efforts and are made up of CPCU Society volunteers. For those looking to be more involved, volunteering on an interest group committee is a great way to be involved, deepen technical knowledge, network, and build leadership skills. You can sign up to volunteer here.

Have you been receiving emails from something called the Agent and Broker Interest Group and wonder why? Well, if you haven't designated your primary interest group, you likely have been assigned to the Agent and Broker Interest Group by default. To receive communications from the interest group that interests you most, you need to go into your profile and designate your primary interest group. To do so, log in to www.cpcusociety.org and select "interest groups" from the drop-down menu under your name in the top right corner. Then select one primary interest group and as many secondary ones as you want - it's that easy!

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions on interest groups or how to get involved.

- Stephanie Wells, President, Iowa CPCU Society Chapter

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