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November 2017 ChapterGram & President’s Message

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 26, 2017

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LAST CALL for tickets to the annual I-Day event on November 2 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport. It is not too late to purchase your tickets and attend this year’s unprecedented event. This event is full of great speakers, the induction of the 2018 Chapter Officers, and the conferment of the 2017 New Designees. Also, as previously announced, Officers from the National CPCU Society will be sworn in for 2018. We will finish with a reception celebrating our chapter’s 65th anniversary and allow for plenty of networking with your peers and Society Leadership. Click on this link for more information and to purchase your tickets by Sunday, October 29.

Our final meeting of 2017 is at the Wakonda Club on December 12th, at 3:30 pm. Our speaker is Travis Green, Program Chair for DMACC’s Computer-Aided Design Department. Travis will be discussing 3D printing. This event will close with a social cocktail hour. [click to continue…]

October 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 3, 2017

Link to the October ChapterGram

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Register for I-Day (November 2, Airport Holiday Inn)

Happy Fall everyone! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.  This would typically be the newsletter where we provide updates from the annual meeting. But, as many of you know, the annual meeting in Orlando, FL had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Being the main event for the CPCU Society, this decision was not made lightly and the 2017 New Designees will be recognized next year in San Diego. Due to this cancellation, I am very excited to announce the Iowa Chapter has been selected to host the swearing in of the new National Officers! This will take place at our I-Day and will be a great way to meet Society Leadership.

Hurricanes, along with many other natural disasters, have impacted vast areas of the United States and the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter would like to help with a donation, and call upon our members to help as well. With funds that would have been used at the annual meeting, the Chapter will match all donations from members, up to $2,000 for a combined donation of $4000 total. Also, The Society is doing a matching campaign up to $25,000 so your $1 will count for $4!!! If we collect the entire $2,000 this will end up being an $8,000 donation! Funds will be accepted at the October 19th chapter meeting. If you would like to send a check, please make the check out to American Red Cross and send to the following address by October 25th:

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May 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on May 1, 2017

Link to the May ChapterGram

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April was a busy month for some of us in the CPCU Chapter. For starters, we had a great chapter meeting in a location with a fantastic view and included amazing speakers.I always enjoy meetings that include a speakers’ panel. This meeting focused on career development and included the following executives from local insurance companies: Kent Rosenberg, AJ Gallagher; Dianna Taylor, Nationwide; and Tanya Wentzel, EMC Insurance. It was very interesting to listen to the paths each speaker took and obtain perspectives from both the company and agent side.

One week later, a few us went to the annual CPCU Leadership Summit in Baltimore, MD. If you have never been to a Leadership Summit, you really should give it a try. The meeting is a lot smaller than the annual meeting and is mainly at-tended by local and national volunteers. It is also set up to focus more on networking, with lots of formal and informal gatherings, as well as smaller sessions. For the past few years, and like this year, the meeting focused more on the chapters and learning how to be more involved. However, I am excited to say that next year the Leadership Summit will be bringing back the educational and CE sessions! So if you are looking for a great CPCU event, that costs less and provides as much as the Annual Meeting, then we’ll see you next year at the Leadership Summit. The venue will be released soon, so look for more information from The Society. [click to continue…]

April 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

March 30, 2017

Link to the April ChapterGram Register for the April Meeting Spring is officially here! The flowers and trees are blooming, and for many of us, it’s that time of year where we go on a cleaning spree. Opening the windows, … Continue reading

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March 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

March 2, 2017

Link to the ChapterGram Register for March Chapter Meeting Hello all and happy March. Spring is almost here – then again, some may say it has been here all winter! March is Ethics month for the CPCU Society and as … Continue reading

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December 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

November 30, 2016

Link to December ChapterGram Register for December Meeting The holiday season will make the month of December speed by and my term as President complete. You may not know that I-Day is not just a one day event for a … Continue reading

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November 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

November 2, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram Link to I-Day Registration  November starts the busiest time of the year for all of us. The week of I-Day will be quite the week as we elect our next President. Additionally, I will visit companies … Continue reading

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October 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 3, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram October 2016 Meeting Registration Aloha kakou! This phrase means “greetings to all” in Hawaiian and was just one of the many interesting things I learned during our annual convention. The new designees descended on Honolulu, HI … Continue reading

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September 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

August 23, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram September 2016 Meeting Registration Records were meant to be broken and the Iowa CPCU Chapter broke a record this year for the number of new designees. No doubt, breaking the record was due to the annual meeting … Continue reading

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