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2018 CA COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING

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! 

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GOLF ANYONE!

It’s official!   We love golf!

August and September were busy months for Golf Tournaments with several of our associations participating.    These tournaments raised much needed funds for local charities including the Alzheimer’s Association, Boxer Dog Rescue, Search Dog Foundation, YWCA, OPT, Rachel’s’ Center for Women, Mary’s Kitchen and the 2020 Council Meeting hosted by the South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals.   

Insurance Professionals of Santa Barbara held their annual Golf Classic at the Glen Annie Golf Club and San Francisco Insurance Professionals held their 14th annual golf tournament at Boundary Oaks Golf Course. 

San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals and Professional Women in Insurance along with   South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals and Insurance Professionals of Orange County decided to hold joint tournaments.  

Golf Tournaments are a great way to involve the insurance industry and a perfect opportunity to network and showcase IAIP.    

Thank you to the associations, the players, the sponsors and all those volunteers that helped make these tournaments a success.

In fellowship,

Regina Lemanowicz - PR Liaison

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2018 California Council Members Leadership Summit

The California Members Leadership Summit that was held on July 28th in Orange County was a successful event.  There were 37 members in attendance.   Our Council Director Christine Chandler Tillett, PHR, CLP, chose the theme of “Back to Basics” for the summit.  The meeting room was decorated in red white and blue.

The members were able to meet their new Council Cabinet for the upcoming term and hear about their goals as well as learn about IAIP structure, understanding bylaws, structuring your board meetings, the rules of engagement regarding parliamentary procedures and navigating through the Council, Regional and International websites. 

The meeting started at 9am with welcomes and introductions.  The Presenters included current RVP, Kim Cameron, CPIW, CLP; past International President Tish Riley, CIIP, CLP, DAE; past RVP Jolene Galvan, ACSR, CPIW, CISR-Elite, AIS, CPSR, AINS, CLP, DAE; past RVP, Kathleen Shumate, ARM, CIIP, DAE and past RVP/CD assistant, Gail Novelich. 

Members received a continental breakfast and a delicious deli lunch.  Everyone in attendance was treated to snack bags sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies as well as a Grab & Go Opportunity Gift provided by the CA Council Cabinet. 

The CA Council Cabinet wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone that attended.  It was our goal to make sure the meeting was educational, informative and fun.

We hope you are saving the date for the Ca Council Meeting to be held in FresYes (no) on October 12th & 13th. 

In fellowship,

California Council Cabinet

 

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IAIP Mentoring Program

IAIP MENTORING PROGRAM

Take advantage of this priceless IAIP member benefit – the opportunity to be matched with an experienced member to serve as your mentor. Areas of focus may include (but are certainly not limited to) career path coaching, how to “Go All In” with IAIP, networking skills, and leadership development!  

Program Goals

1. acquaint new members with the structure and benefits of IAIP from the International level down to the local or MAL level (or how to “Go All In” with IAIP!)
2. assist more seasoned members with further refining specific skills, learning more about a particular aspect of the insurance industry, gaining a new designation, or learning a new technical skill. 
3. provide helpful feedback that will encourage the member to build upon and perhaps revitalize the skills they already possess

As a mentor, you are a guide, role model, and resource. Take this opportunity to share your association and professional experiences by advising, influencing and supporting new members.

A mentor/mentee relationship provides many opportunities, offers many challenges, and has many rewards. Experience them for yourself. 

Top 10 Reasons to Mentor

1. Develop meaningful connections
2. Benefit from positive and enriching new relationships
3. Refine coaching and mentoring skills
4. Learn more about the next generation of insurance professionals
5. Acquire new information and perspectives often offered by mentees
6. Remain productive
7. Do something for others. Make a difference!
8. Receive recognition -- mentors are respected and appreciated
9. Earn the gratitude of mentees
10. Share your knowledge and skills

To participate, complete the online Mentor Application or Mentee Application or change your IAIP profile (click "manage profile" then "edit bio") to reflect your interest in either role of the mentoring program. This program is available to IAIP members only. 

IAIP MENTORING RESOURCES

Mentor and Mentee IAIP members:

Mentor Toolkit
Mentee Toolkit
Mentor Application
Mentee Application
Mentee Goals form
Successful Relationship Tips

IAIP Positive Inception Creed

As promised at the Leadership Workshop I wanted to make sure that I got this out to you all this week.    If you could please share with presidents of your associations if they were not able to attend Carol and I would greatly appreciate it.   We are looking forward to this year and having it be a year of positivity.  We thought that this was a great way to get started.

Thank you all for your support this last weekend.  Your constant interaction made the leadership meeting a fabulous meeting. 

I also wanted to thank everyone for your generous donations to the Legacy Foundation.  Total that we are donating to Legacy on behalf of the California Leadership Workshop is 255.00.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you need anything also those of you that I have not reached out to yet regarding Positions at California Council I will be reaching out to you soon.  See you all in September.

Thank You, 
In Fellowship

Dawn Manzano
Assistant to California Concil Director
IAIP Region VII