Chapter Meetings

December 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 30, 2016

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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 few of us. Ted Lussem, Kevin Seward and I had the opportunity to visit several companies on November 9th with Mike Koscielny, President Elect of the CPCU Society. We stopped at The IMT Group, EMC Insurance Companies, Grinnell Mutual, Nationwide, GuideOne and NCMIC and had to the chance to speak to new designees, members of the Iowa Chapter, future designees working towards their CPCU and executives of these companies to encourage participation in the Society and completion of the CPCU designation.

On November 10th we celebrated almost 50 of our new designees. You and our new designees are among 2% of the industry professionals with a CPCU. Congratulations to all. We hosted two speakers who talked to us about Personal Lines. Ray Thompson indicated that small companies can compete in this competitive market through local expertise, value added services and intelligent underwriting. Kim Hazelbaker encouraged us to review the top safety pick on the IIHS website to learn how safe your car is compared to others. [click to continue…]

October 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 3, 2016

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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 in September for the annual conferment. The record breaking final number of new designees was 7,523, with 12,000 people in attendance at the conferment ceremony. The featured speaker at the conferment, John Quinones reaffirmed our core beliefs in doing the right thing no matter who is looking. More than 50 new designees met with us Sunday afternoon for a reception as well.

We will continue our celebration for new designees in Iowa at the I-Day conferment on November 10, 2016 at Prairie Meadows. Our topic for I-Day will focus on Personal Lines, why it is important to both you and the industry, and what the future holds.

We will be installing smoke detectors with the Des Moines Fire Department for a Good Works project, October 8, 2016. Smoke detectors were purchased with our Good Works funds from the golf charity event in July. If you are still interested in helping, please contact me.  [click to continue…]

September 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on August 23, 2016

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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 and commencement ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our chapter will be celebrating with 181 new designees in Hawaii from September 16 – 20. We are looking forward to keynote speaker, John Quinones, co-anchor of ABC Primetime, as well as hearing from Dewitt Jones, a professional photographer, film director and writer. In addition to the great speakers there will be classes on underwriting, claims, future of our industry, and career building to fill our days in Hawaii.

Back home in Iowa, we honor our new designees with a reception in Des Moines and at I-Day in November. Our reception was very well attended at Wellman’s on August 8 and we gave away a $50.00 gift card to Marcus Treimer based on participation in a networking activity during the reception. We had a good time meeting each other and we will hope to see everyone at the reception in Hawaii on Sunday, September 18 at the Hawaii  Convention Center from 3 – 4:30. An email was sent inviting new designees to the reception in Hawaii in mid-August. Please let us know whether you will be in attendance. [click to continue…]

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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CPCU Annual Meeting Package Available

August 14, 2012

Looking to pay for all chapter meetings in one payment?  An option to pay by credit card for all regular chapter meetings (excludes the March ethics event and the annual golf outing) with one payment is now available.  If you would like … Continue reading

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CPCU January 2012 Chapter Meeting

January 3, 2012

  Dana Ramundt, President and CEO of the Dana Company, will be speaking about the Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance. For decades, The University of Iowa has been known for producing leaders in the world of … Continue reading

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CPCU December 2011 Chapter Meeting

December 1, 2011

Cindy Morton will be speaking about the Des Moines Emergency Food Pantry, which the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) began in 1976 and continues to operate today. Currently, DMARC partners with nine food pantry sites around the city to … Continue reading

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CPCU I-Day Photographs

November 28, 2011

Professional photographs from I-Day 2011 held at the Des Moines Marriott on November 17, 2011 are now available from Todd Hugen Photography. There are 152 photographs available and there are several options for ordering prints. You will need a password.  The password is … Continue reading

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CPCU Chapter Meeting November 2011 (I-Day)

October 31, 2011

Our I-Day theme this year is “Where is Technology Taking Us?”, which will take place on November 17th at the downtown Des Moines Marriott. There will be an Insurance Department update and a panel of experts in technology. It will also be the … Continue reading

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