Welcome to the Grand Lake Chapter of CPCU Newsletter!
I shall strive at all times to live by the highest standards of professional conduct;
I shall strive to ascertain and understand the needs of others and place their interests above my own;
I shall strive to maintain and uphold a standard of honor and integrity that will reflect credit on my profession and on the CPCU designation.
The Circle of Excellence Program provides chaper leaders with a framework to increase the CPCU Society values in providing revelvant knowledge, empowering professionals to succeed, and engaging future generation of leaders.
Based on Grand Lake Chapter’s 2015 objectives set and everyone’s hard work our Chapter has obtained the status of Gold Circle of Excellence. We should be receiving this award shortly which I will be sharing with all of you at our August meeting.
The Community Good Works Committee is off to a good start!!
“Blessings in a Back Pack” – Helped assemble the backpacks at St. Marks Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
“Blessings in a Back Pack” - Monetary donation collection for this worthwhile cause will happen in August to help get the new school year off to a good start. This year they will be adding another grade level to those that they currently serve.
Dancing with the Big Stars – This will be the third year that the chapter has been involved with helping raise money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties. More details to come on how you can help out.
Military Care Packages – We will be sending care packages to one of Central’s very own employees. Cory Eickholt’s (Central Regional Loss Control Representative) unit will be deploying in the fall and we will be getting boxes out to him shortly after. If anyone knows of anyone else that is serving in the miltary that might need encourgement from home during the holidays, please contact one of the members of the committee.
The Good Works Committee is working on many other great ideas that we look forward to hearing about and participating in.
Members of this committee are: Callie Bryne – Chairperson; Jason Brown; Diann Steele; Lorali Todd; Holli Galloway; Julie Coleman; Lisa Jennings; and Sue Swartz.
If you are interested in being part of this committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments from current and past members of this committee on why you should participate:
“Serving on the committee is a great way to give back to our community in the form of time, talent, and a little extra effort to make a difference. There is nothing greater in life than to give people a little of your time and show them you care, and this committee allows us to do that. By joining together we make a positive impact in the life of someone who may desperately need it. We also get to work with other chapter members that we may not usually have an opportunity to do so. I have learned something from each committee event I have participated in, and have grown personally and professionally in the process. I encourage all members to consider participating, and see for yourself the “good work” that we are doing for our chapter and community.”
“The Good Works committee has given me the chance to get to know some of my co-workers that I normally would not be working with. I get satisfaction knowing that what we do and have done has made a difference in other’s lives. I plan to serve on this committee for many years to come.”
“Volunteering on the Good Works Committee has allowed me to learn about many different charitable organizations, and see the hard work those organizations put into their events. Seeing the gratefulness and relief on their faces when we show up to “work” makes it all worthwhile. The committee meetings do not take up much time. I would encourage others to join us!”
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 our chapter enjoyed a very informative presentation by Bev Smith, Claims Recovery Supervisor, of Central Mutual Insurance Companies on the “The Rewards and Challenges of Subrogation.” Bev was joined by 4 of her team members; Connie Bilimek, Callie Byrne, KCee Coil, and Julie Teaman .
On Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Grand Lake Chapter had a social gathering at Moeller’s Brew Barn, in Maria Stein, OH. A tour was provided by the brewmaster, who shared their process of brewing beer which is not a simple or quick task. Pizza and wings were served. It was a time a relaxation and getting to know members of the chapter.
There will be no meeting in July.
Save the date for the following for our August meeting: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Commons 33A & B. A separate meeting announcement will be coming out soon but it should be lots fun and bring back good memories for some! New designees please make sure you can come.
A big THANK YOU also to our current officers and Board Members who have been working hard on ideas to make our meeting informative as well as enjoyable. This group is full of ideas!
Melissa Hilvers – President-Elect
Penny Duer – Immediate Past President
Tracy Meyers – Secretary
Lonnie Nedderman – Treasurer
Barb Elking – Board Member
Beverly Smith – Board Member
Laura Ditto – Board Member
Diana Creekmore, CPCU, AU-M, APA, AIS, AINS
President Grand Lake Chapter CPCU