Grand Lake Chapter
CPCU News – 4th Quarter 2017
January 29, 2018
Welcome to the Grand Lake Chapter of CPCU Newsletter!
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New Officers and Board of Directors for 2018 and 2019:
Melissa Hilvers – President
Keith Mulder – Presient Elect
Tracy Meyers – Secretary
Lonnie Neederman - Treasurer
Diana Creekmore – Past President
Barb Elking – Board of Directors
Leslie Wobler – Board of Directors
Matt Miller – Board of Directors
Program Committee – Jana Ringwald, Connie Bilimek, Craig Andrews, Scott Mull, and Angie Gibson.
Scholarship Committee - Becky Weiss, Dustin Looser, and Tiina Warnecke.
Media Committee - Joey Bowen. We are still looking for member for this committee. If you have a flair for writing this may be right up your alley!
Good Works Committee – Callie Bryne, Julie Coleman, Lisa Jennings, Holli Galloway, Lorali Todd, Dian Steele, Sue Swartz
Update from the Good Works Committee:
Members of the Grand Lake CPCU Society Chapter volunteered at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters “Dancing with the BIG Stars” event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Overdrive in Celina, Ohio. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year that the Big Brothers, Big Sisters has locally. This year’s event raised $27,672.21! Our volunteers helped them seat guests, collect and count money, and clean up at the end. Six volunteers help with two different performances. This is the 4th year that the CPCU Chapter has volunteered to help make this fundraiser great! The volunteers this year were RJ Coleman (Central), Julie Coleman (Central), Lisa Jennings (Central), and Holli Galloway (Central). Also helping but not pictured, Ryan Beacher and Sue Slagle from Central – non-CPCU members.
The Good Works Committee is also is also looking at two additional projects.
Coordinating a collection of items to send to military personnel that are deployed.Again this year the Grand Lake Chapter will be joining forces with Central’s IAIP chapter to get this project accomplished.Look for more information to come for the March meeting.
The committee is also investigating partnering with area nursing homes to help with some sort of activities held at the nursing homes.This may be something such as bingo, etc. More information to come on that topic as well.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, The Role of Drones in Commercial Underwritring Operations.
Topic was present by Co-Founder and COO of BetterView, Dave Tobias and Michael Vining, Central’s Loss Control Manager. Dave discussed how Drones work in insurance and Michael discuss how the reports that BetterView provides can be use in the Underwriting process as a tool. Dave also provided a demo on flying a drone and allowed chapter members to fly the drones as well.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, Local Conferment and Installation of Officers including a program on data analytics
Kevin McEnery, Chapter Governor, conducted local conferment of new members and new officer installation. Welcome to new members, Laura Jones and Danielle Schmackers.
Presentation on Data Analytics titled, “Navigating the Future in Insurance”, presented by Keith Goad, Central’s CFO.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Millennials – Age or Mind Set.
A group panel presented topic. The panel consisted of all different age group members from the Grand Lake Chapter. They discussed this hotly discussed topic of millennials and if really, this group is limited to a certain age group or if it includes forward thinking people of all ages. The main concern is how insurance is going to look in the future for this group, whomever they are and what we are going to have to do now to be prepared.
Save the dates. for the following:
February meeting: Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Commons 31. The topic for this meeting will be, “Cyber Security/Fraud” The presenter will be Rob Shoenfelt, Sr. Vice President-Chief Information Officer – Celina Insurance Group.
March Meeting: Thursday, March 15, 2018. Joint meeting with IAIP. Meeting topic is on Distracted Driving. Meeting invitation will be received shortly.
Reminder that you can check your continuing education credits online by signing into the CPCU Society website: https://www.cpcusociety.org/ and then clicking on the heading for Education and Events/Earn CE Credits. There is also a valuable handbook available from the left-hand navigation on that page under “Help.” I have also attached a copy of this handbook below.
Also when you sign-in to the Society’s website there is a link to our local chapter website, please take a look at the different information regarding the chapter along with many artricles and pictures of the activities that have happened so far this year.
A big THANK YOU to our officers and Board Members whose terms that have expired:
Penny Duer – Immediate Past President
Beverly Smith – Board Member
Laura Ditto – Board Member
Diana Creekmore, CPCU, AU-M, APA, AIS, AINS
Past President Grand Lake Chapter CPCU