Grinnell Sub-chapter

Grinnell Sub-chapter Celebrating 30 Years on Sept. 20

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on August 23, 2017

Our Grinnell Sub-chapter's 30th anniversary celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 at Grinnell Mutual (4215 Highway 146, Grinnell, IA) from 11:30 to 1 PM. All Iowa CPCU members are welcome to attend. If interested, please RSVP to Peg German at by September 14. Hope you can make it!

Montour Volunteer Fire Department Receives Donation

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 24, 2016

The Grinnell Sub-Chapter of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter donated $938 to the Montour Volunteer Fire Department on October 27, 2016 to go towards the purchase of a rescue saw. In October, members of the Grinnell Sub-Chapter sold jean day badges at Grinnell Mutual to raise money to support a local fire department. The Montour Volunteer Fire Department submitted a request to receive money to put towards the purchase of a rescue saw.  Our subchapter reviewed the request and voted on giving the money that we earned through the jean day to them.

From left to right: Sheila Smith (Grinnell CPCU Sub-Chapter President), Tim Nunnikhoven (Montour Volunteer FD Assistant Chief), Loyce Staker (Montour Volunteer FD Chief), and Christy Bellinger (Grinnell CPCU Sub-Chapter Vice President)












May 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on May 2, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram

May 2016 Meeting Registration 

Spring has sprung! April has had its share of showers. The late April thunderstorm with weather warnings across the Midwest was a sign the storm season is upon us. I pray “Mayday” is not the distress signal we will think of this storm season.

Ted Lussem, Jeff Jeffus, Kevin Seward and I recently went to Algona to see our fellow CPCUs and new designees in the North Central Iowa sub-chapter, which will celebrate their 10 year anniversary in 2017. I haven’t heard the words “Mayday, Mayday” in a long time but when I heard Lisa Molsberry, Vice President of the sub-chapter, use this, I enjoyed their creativity and desire to promote education in their workplace. They will be promoting continuing education for all staff with the theme Mayday! The North Central sub-chapter, although small, also continues to support their community by Adopting a Highway.

2016 is the largest new designee class we have ever had in the Iowa chapter, including 5 new designees in the North Central sub-chapter and 2 new designees in the Grinnell sub-chapter for an Iowa total of 125. The last window for test taking ends June 15 and the number of new designees keeps increasing daily. Get ready to see Out of Office Messages from many of our fellow new designees in September as we head to Honolulu, Hawaii for the annual conferment ceremony. [click to continue…]

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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Sheeler Recieves Burkhalter Award

December 3, 2013

Wade Sheeler, MBA, CPCU, CIC, CRM, is the 2013 recipient of the Burkhalter award.  The Burkhalter Award is s presented at I-Day to a person who has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry. The Burkhalter … Continue reading

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Miller and Baroway Visit Grinnell

November 13, 2013

Peter Miller, Institute CEO and Cindy Baroway, Society President visited the CPCUs at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company the day before the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter’s I-Day. Pictured are the Grinnell sub-chapter officers and their guests – Adam Moore, Sub-Chapter President; Peter … Continue reading

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Good Works From Grinnell

November 8, 2013

The Grinnell sub-chapter has a long standing history of providing support to local fire departments.  As a group we are proud to support these brave men and women for all of the service and enrichment they provide to local communities.  … Continue reading

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Kellogg Fire Department Receives Donation

November 29, 2012

From left to right: Adam Moore – VP, Scott Van Wardhuiven – Fire Chief , Stacy Walton – Secretary, Todd Milburn – President The Grinnell Subchapter of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter recently donated $400 to the Kellogg Fire Department … Continue reading

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CPCUs On The Move

October 30, 2012

Jeff Menary has been named Vice President of Reinsurance and Kurt Eaves has been named Vice President of Direct Underwriting / Production at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. Menary currently serves as Vice President of Direct Underwriting / Production.  He has … Continue reading

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