April 2013 President’s Message

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:29
by Chris Murphy

As I looked back at my predecessors’ April messages, they all announced that spring is here. Alas, as I am writing this message, I don’t think I can announce that spring is here, as we are once again receiving snow. Something else has also changed from their messages, which is the announcement of the election of officers. If you remember, last fall we announced changes in our bylaws. In cooperation with the CPCU Society, we have changed from a July 1 fiscal year to a calendar fiscal year. With this change, our officers will now serve a calendar year. To make the transition to this plan, your current officers will continue to serve until December 2013. We will be holding our election of officers in October and the new officers will be installed in November at I-Day. A big thank you goes out to our officers who are serving an 18-month term. 

Those who attended Ethics Day at Drake University on March 6 heard an excellent presentation by Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent. He spoke on “Leadership Integrity: How to Prevent the Extinction of the Ethical Business Leader” as he shared real-life stories.

This month’s meeting will be held at Embassy Club West near Jordan Creek on April 18 at 11:30 a.m. Our speaker will be John Flahaut with One Source Risk Management. He will be speaking about Credit Insurance. This should be an interesting topic. Hopefully by our meeting, spring will have arrived. Come on out and enjoy the weather and the networking with fellow CPCUs. Let’s shoot for 70 degrees and 80 attendees.

Mark your calendars now for the Annual Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony to be held May 22 at Drake University. Our own Richard Keith, Past President, will be inducted. Make your reservations to join us to honor all of the individuals who have made an impact on our industry here in Iowa, and especially to support Richard.

While you have your calendars out, don’t forget to save June 13 for our Annual Charity Golf Outing to be held at Legacy Golf Course in Norwalk.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming meetings or events.

– Connie Doud, CPCU, CCP

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