MAY 1998 Chaptergram
A MessageFrom Your President...
Greetings! As this CPCU year comes to a close, I would like to thank all the members that have worked so hard to make this year successful. I would especially like to thank the board, officers and committee chairs for their dedication and commitment. The chapter has accomplished many goals. I know the members will benefit from these accomplishments. I have listed some of the highlights below to remind us of our successes. I do think that we have"Influenced the Future."
- Developed an Insurance Industry Day with 200 attending
- Completed an Iowa CPCU strategic plan
- Completed a Web Page
- Encouraged New Designees with receptions
- Awarded 2 Drake Scholarships
- Published an excellent Membership Directory
- Supported students taking CPCU tests at Drake
- Supported the Blank Fire Safety House
- Revisited Flood of '93 at the Des Moines Water Works
- Learned more about the grass roots efforts at the State Capitol
- Celebrated Christmas at Living History Farms
- Learned about Personal Resilience
- Sponsored a CPCU booth at the Independent Insurance Agents of IA Annual Meeting
- Completed successful education and public relations programs
I hope to see everyone at our upcoming golf outing on May 20. We need to celebrate all these successes.
Cindy Adams, CPA, CPCU President-Iowa Chapter
May Meeting - Installation of Officers and Golf Outing...
The May meeting of the Iowa Chapter will be held Wednesday, May 20, at Willow Creek Golf Club, 63rd & Army Post Road. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by installation of officers at noon. Our guest speaker will be Jane Riggins, RN/BSN, Specialist in Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, of the Polk County Health Department. She will be discussing the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A, and questions are encouraged. Golf tee times will begin at 1:00 p.m. and hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available at the club house following golf.
Lunch - $15.00 Golf- 18 holes + 1/2 cart = $31.75 9 holes + 1/2 cart = $22.00
Please call Craig Hansen at Holmes Murphy (2864402) with questions on golf.
Registrations, along with the full amount due, are needed by May 13 (Willow Creek needs a count).
Please complete the attached reservation form if you plan on attending.
Course Leader Recognized for Educational Leadership...
Peggy J. German, MC, AU, AAM, of Grinnell Mutual Group, is one of 13 people to be recognized by the Institutes for her 10 years of service as an llA/CPCU course leader. Con~ratulations. Peggy!
Newly Elected Officers & Directors...
Congratulations to the Officers/Directors recently elected for the '98-'99 term. Installation of the following individuals will be at the May meeting.
Contact Greg Mauk if you are interested in serving or being on a committee.
The following individuals completed their last CPCU exams in January:
|John Baum||Allied Group|
|Douglas Becker||Allied Group|
|Rebecca Caidwell||EMC Insurance Companies|
|James Dornfeld||Hawkeye Security|
|Kreg Foster||Crosley & Foster|
|Thomas Gannon||Guidant Insurance Group|
|Karla Haats||Guidant Insurance Group|
|Julie Jennings||General Casualty of Wisconsin|
|Ned Jorgensen||Allied Group|
|Gary LaMay||USF&G Companies|
|Brent Messelheiser||Allied Group|
|Julie Metros||IMT Insurance|
|Darrell Ohde||Continental Western|
|Julayne Sankot||Allied Group|
|Steven Scott||Guidant Insurance Group|
|Paul Veatch||All Plan Insurance|
|Stuart Walker||Allied Group|
|Jerry Woods||Grinnell Mutual|
A hearty congratulations go to these completers and we welcome you into the Iowa Chapter!
Four Inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame...
"Celebrating Leaders in a Global Marketplace" was the theme of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Banquet held Thursday, April 23, at the Iowa State Historical Building. The following distinguished individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame:
Dean W. Mitchell - Executive Vice President & General Manager of Farm Bureau Mutual
Watson Powell, Jr. - Chairman Emeritus of American Republic
William E. Timmons - Iowa Insurance Commissioner (1956-1967) & General Counsel, Iowa Insurance Institute
Edward A. Temple - Founder of Principal Financial Group
CPCU Fire Safety School...
Thank you for the support of the CPCU Fire Safety School during past years. The Fire Safety House is a small version of a home, and it provides a realistic setting for fire safety education. As CPCU volunteers, we help with tasks assigned by the Fire Department--helping children climb down the ladder, prompting children to dial 911, etc. We plan to assist the West Des Moines Fire Department while visiting third-grade elementary school classes again this Spring, and volunteers are needed. We have received the following schedule:
Monday, May 18, 9:00 am.
Phenix, 415 7 Street, WDM
Monday, May 18, 1:00 pm.
Sacred Heart, 1601 Grand, WDM
Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 am.
Western Hills, 600 39 St., WDM (all day)
Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 am.
Crossroads, 1050 50 St., WDM (all day)
Thursday, May 21, 9:00 am.
Jordan Creek, 4105 Fuller Rd., WDM (all day)
Friday, May 22, 9:00 a.m.
Westridge, 5500 E P True, WDM (all day)
Tuesday, May 26, 1:00 pm.
Clegg Park, 1020 8 St., WDM
Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 a.m.
Rex Mathes, 1401 Vine, WDM
Thursday, May 28, 9:00 a.m.
Fairmeadows, 807 23 St., WDM
Please allow approximately 2 hours to help with the Fire Safety School. Please call Nancy Green at 280-2850 or Joanie Florer at 245-8871 to register for a school or to obtain additional information.
The Iowa Chapter cordially invites you to attend the May meeting,
installation of officers, lunch an4 golf outing
at Willow Creek Golf Club (SW 63rd and Army Post Road)
Wednesday, May 20
12:00 noon - Speaker & Installation of Officers
100p.m. - Golf
Lunch is $15.00
Golf is $31.75 per person (18 holes and 1/2 cart)
$22.00 per person (9 holes and 1/2 cart)
Make your checks payable to:
The Iowa Chapter of CPCU
CGA Insurance Services
1025 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Name(s) of those playing golf @ $31.75 per person (18 holes):
Name(s) of those playing golf @ 22.00 per person (9 holes):
Name(s) of those attending lunch @ 15.00 per person:
Total $$ enclosed
Please return by Wednesday, May 13.