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May 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on May 3, 2018

Link to the May ChapterGram

Register for the May Meeting at Embassy Club Downtown


What's the one thing? CPCU Society Leadership Council President and Chair Troy Baldwin asked us this question at the Leadership Summit in April. What's the one thing you can do to be more effective, to achieve your goals? As it relates to CPCU, my one thing is making the Iowa Chapter a strong, vibrant chapter with programming that exceeds our members' needs. This doesn't happen alone, the Iowa Chapter has an amazing board dedicated to serving our members and we have you, our members.
As we break for the summer, our programming will continue with a Professional Development event focused on Diversity and Inclusion in June and our Annual Golf Outing to raise money for the Blank Children's Hospital Fire Safety House. The Fire Safety House provides a hands-on learning experience for children to learn what to do in the event of a fire. You can read more about the fire safety house here.
If you are a golfer, I hope you join us and if you aren't a golfer, you are always welcome to join us for dinner. Also, this summer The CPCU Society and The Casualty Actuarial Society are hosting a joint Underwriting Collaboration Seminar in New Orleans June 26 - 27. It promises to be a great educational event. You can learn more about that event at:
The board will meet in August for our 2019 planning meeting. Here is where we need your help, what is your one thing?

  • The one thing you wish we did as a chapter but we don't?
  • If you haven't been to a meeting recently, what is the one reason why?
  • What is the one thing you wish we would keep doing?
  • What is the one thing that would cause you to be more involved?
  • What is the one thing that would make your membership more meaningful?

I am interested in your feedback on how we can improve as a chapter and provide value to you. Please email me your comments at [email protected]

Finally, congratulations to Kevin Seward. Kevin is a Past-President of the Iowa Chapter and just finished his term as Chapter Governor. It was announced at Leadership Summit that Kevin has been nominated to the Leadership Council for a three-year term beginning in 2019. The Leadership Council is responsible for strategic decision making to guide The CPCU Society forward. All dues paid members will have the opportunity to vote for Kevin during annual elections later this year, be on the lookout for this email.  Congratulations Kevin! 

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