President’s Messages

October 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 3, 2017

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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

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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

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on March 30, 2017

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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, pulling everything out, removing clutter, doing a few home improvements, and getting that ‘new house’ feel again.

Have you ever thought about what other things may need to be refreshed, decluttered, or maybe added on to? I am thinking about your insurance portfolio. How many years has it been since you last had a discussion about your coverages while comparing them to your current needs? I think back to last year’s I-Day when then Chapter President Dalith Wells talked about the importance of personal umbrella liability coverage and the large benefits it provides compared to the relatively small cost. I echo those words and take it a step further by asking you to review your entire portfolio. Even though we work in the Insurance Industry, like most people, we don’t have or take, the time to think about our individual needs and risks. I know I have had a homeowner policy for almost 10 years that has been on auto increase for inflation and have never asked if my coverage is enough or too much, so these comments are just as much to myself. [click to continue…]

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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April 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

April 1, 2016

Download Handout from April 19 Chapter Meeting (Certificates of Insurance – by Dean Brooks) Link to the ChapterGram April Meeting Registration Page You are never too old for some fun. No matter where I am, I love to laugh and … Continue reading

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February 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

February 1, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram February Meeting Registration Page Cold weather doesn’t stop a CPCU from coming out to listen to our speakers, eat together and honor two of our members! On January 21, we met at the Des Moines Social Club downtown. … Continue reading

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