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March 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on February 24, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram

March 2014 ChapterGram

March 2014 President's Message

On February 13, the Iowa Chapter was treated to a presentation by Brenda Criswell, Employment Specialist for the Iowa Department for the Blind. Needless to say, it was an eye-opening experience. Not only did we learn about the services provided to our fellow Iowans, Ms. Criswell shared ways in which her department can help our employers retain workers who may develop vision impairment. For Ms. Criswell’s contact information, click here. You can also view several photos from the meeting below, and even more on our website.

Your chapter volunteers worked very hard this winter. They have planned numerous events for you to enjoy this coming spring.

  • Volunteer. There are four Good Works volunteer projects scheduled. Sign up for one or for all. See page 6 of this ChapterGram for more information.
  • Learn. Continuing Education courses are in the works. Keep an eye on the ChapterGram and website for more information. Or, help someone else learn. If you know someone interested in pursuing CPCU and they are looking for an on-site class, CPCU 520 is being offered at Drake University starting March 29. Visit the Drake website for course dates and to register.
  • Celebrate. The Iowa Chapter is a big supporter of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame. The 2014 inductees will be recognized on May 20 at the Hall of Fame dinner.
  • Support. Applications for the Ted Lussem Scholarship are being accepted through March 14.
  • Network. The annual golf tournament will be held the afternoon of July 17 at the Tournament Club of Iowa (TCI). All golfers, non-golfers, new designees, and chapter members are invited to a networking function that evening at Jethro’s BBQ in Ankeny.

We are fortunate to have CPCUs who give their time and talents to improve our chapter and your experience with the CPCU designation. Their enthusiasm is contagious. I hope you can join us at an upcoming event. Get involved, get connected.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

- Erin Osier, President, Iowa Chapter


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