Association Spotlight

California Council of IAIP - December 2018 Association Spotlight

San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals


The CA Council Public Relations Chair, Dawn Manzano, CISR, created the Council Giveback Campaign. The campaign promotes community service and encourages one association or a combination of associations from the Central, Northern and Southern areas to each take a turn sponsoring a community action event during the year.  This month we spotlight the SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS (SDAIP) for sponsoring and planning the event for Southern California.

SDAIP celebrated their 81st birthday this year. During these 81 years the association and their members have continually given back to local charities within their community. This year was no exception! 

SDAIP stepped up to the plate for Southern California by having a donation drop off collection night. Members donated paper goods & toiletries for Rachel’s Women’s Center.  Rachel's Women's Center provides day shelter for women. Services include: - breakfast - lunch - crisis counseling - case management - street outreach - referrals - support and education group - legal clinic - 12-step program - shower and laundry facilities.

CA Council Young New Professional Liaison, Christina Hernandez, CIC, AAI, with the help of SDAIP's Public Relations Chair Margarita Casillas involved their employer, Snapp & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. They offered their office for the donation drop off location.  Almost 40 bags of items were donated and will be given to the shelter in time for the holidays. 

SDAIP has served luncheon at the center every Saturday for over ten years.   Nancy Trejo, CPCU, CIC, AIP coordinates the luncheon and the volunteers months in advance. The volunteers pick up the food and then serve lunch to the women in the center.  Everyone involved in this community action project is greatly appreciated and SDAIP could not do it without the member’s time and generosity.

SDAIP members are involved in other local charities.  Members walk for breast cancer, autism and cystic fibrosis. They support the San Diego Blind Community, the Grossmont College Office Professional Program, Adopt a Family and Holiday Toy Program for children.  They were proud and honored to receive the E.C. Smith, Jr.  Memorial Award for Community Action for 2017 at the RegionaVII Conference.

 Council Director, Christine Chandler Tillett, PHR, CLP and the California Council Cabinet congratulates the members of the San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals for all you do for your community and IAIP!  Thank you! We can’t wait to see what your 82nd birthday brings.