President’s Messages

January 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on January 3, 2018

January 2018 ChapterGram

Register for January 2018 Chapter Meeting

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, it is a time of looking forward and making goals for the year to come but it is also a time for reflection on the past year and all we have accomplished. In looking back, I want to take a moment to thank Adam Haugerud for his years of service to the Iowa Chapter and The Society. Since earning his CPCU in 2009, Adam has served our chapter as New Designee Chair, Director of Community Involvement, and gone through the chairs (Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President). He has served The Society as a member of the New Designee Task Force and just completed a three-year term as the chair of the task force. Adam will continue to serve our chapter for the next year as Immediate Past President and moves on to a three-year term as Chapter Governor.

With Adam coming in as Chapter Governor, this means our current Chapter Governor, Kevin Seward’s term is ending. Kevin is another individual who has spent many years serving our chapter and The Society. Kevin is a Past-President of the Iowa Chapter (2007-2008), and serves on both the Diversity Committee for The Society and the Board of Ethical Inquiry for The Institutes. Thank you, Adam and Kevin for all you’ve done for our chapter and The Society. [click to continue…]

November 2017 ChapterGram & President’s Message

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 26, 2017

Link to the ChapterGram

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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

May 1, 2017

Link to the May ChapterGram Register for the May Meeting 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 … Continue reading

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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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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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