The 32nd California Council Meeting was held on October 12-13, 2018 in Fresno. The Council meeting was hosted by the Insurance Associates of Fresno and what a fantastic job they did. The theme for the meeting was Harvesting in 2018…Planting Seeds of our Future. IAOF provided the attendees with a great day of Education on Friday with a variety of classes to choose from.
Friday night was the Oktoberfest Welcome Party where members wore their Lederhosen, Dirndls and IAIP flair, played trivia and visited association fundraising tables. Attendees voted and Carola Erb was the winner for the best use of IAIP flair!
Our Council Director, Christine Chandler Tillett, PHR, CLP and the Council Cabinet opened the business session to the song “This is Me”. The members of the Council welcomed everyone to the meeting and passed out business cards so everyone would have our contact information.
During the business session we were welcomed to Fresno by the host association. VIPS, Committee Chairs and Seminar Leaders were introduced and we heard reports from International, Regional and Council representatives.
The morning business session also included the highlight of the meeting….CWC. We had three really great contestants. They are all winners!
The Leadership Luncheon was a great time to thank our local presidents and welcome past Council Directors. The luncheon also included the popular Silent Auction. Along with the funds from the baskets there were several individual donations. Tish Riley, CIIP, DAE, CLP made a generous donation on behalf of Victoria Rivas and Kathleen Shumate, ARM, CIIP, DAE and Dawn Manzano, CISR also made generous donations. A huge thank you to everyone that participated and the donations will benefit the California Council Fund.
During the second half of the business session we had keynote speaker Dave Bressoud make us laugh. Associations did their rebids for upcoming Council Meetings. We will be visiting Glendale for the 2019 Council Meeting hosted by Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles and we will be Roaring into the 20’s for the 2020 Council Meeting hosted by South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals. In 2021 will be headed to America’s Finest City - San Diego and in 2022 hopefully we will be going to the City by the Bay.
The Council Meeting closed with the Awards Banquet. Awards for CWC, Member, Mentor, YNP of the year and the Gayle Reskin Angel Award were given to deserving members for all they do for IAIP. Association Member Retention Awards were given to one association in each region that retained the most members. To see the complete list of recipients please visit the Awards page on the web site. After the awards everyone had fun singing Karaoke.
Our sincere thanks to the Insurance Associates of Fresno for a wonderful Council Meeting in FresYes!