As I embark on this next year as your Public Relations Chair, I have been searching my brain trying to figure out how we can continue to grow the associations and what we can continue to do. My Challenge to all of you this year is to continue supporting your charities but also think outside of the box. Are there other things that we can do on the Local level that will help to draw more attention. Here are a few ideas that I have been thinking about.
· Team up with another association that you might not have thought about in the past. Let’s see if we can co brand some meetings draw on some additional guests that might be looking for us.
· Host an Open House – I am sure that we could each find a sponsor that would assist with this.
· Fun Team Building Ideas outside of your regular Meetings.
o Charity Walks
o Trash Cleanups
o Visiting Elderly
o Meet Ups
Over the next year I will be spotlighting our amazing associations and our members at large. On the Council web site under Public Relations we will introduce you to our Local Presidents on a monthly basis as well as Members in the Spotlight updates.
There will be updated articles from your Safety, Legislation and Education liaisons. So check the web site often for valuable information and updates.
Please send Regina and I your news, your events, your flyers and your meeting dates so we can publish them on the Council web site as well as our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the CA Council Meeting in Los Angeles in October and at your local meetings.
Introducing you to a Local President each month! Thank you for your leadership.
Betsy Johnson-Kim, CISR, CIC
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals
Betsy, has been a member of IAIP since 2014. She has just started her 2 year term as President of the San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals. Betsy’s theme for her term is InVest in Yourself.
When asked what her goals were for the upcoming term Betsy stated that she would like to continue the momentum of growing membership. Her main goal is to get members involved in the association. Her favorite part of being the president is “having the opportunity to lead the association plus tee up the new members to serve on the board and committees”.
Betsy started her insurance career in 2000 and is currently a Senior Marketing Manager with Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies.
When asked about her favorite charities to support she replied the Office Professionals Training Program with Grossmont College – which provides training for students that are looking to get into the insurance and banking industry. And Rachel’s Women’s Shelter – a day shelter for battered and homeless women in San Diego
Finally when asked what the one thing she would highlight with regards to IAIP it would be the CWC Course. She stated that this is the best course she has taken since she has been in the industry. She highly recommends this course to help your move up your corporate ladder or simply to feel more comfortable in your current position.
Public Relations Team for 2019-2020!
Safety- Alison Holmes, AINS, AIS, CISR, CPIW, DAE, CLP- Insurance Associates of Fresno -firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications- Nancy Hudson, CISR, CIIP, DAE- Member at Large -email@example.com
Legislation- Margaret Sameshima Lamdagan, CPCU, CPIW, DAE South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals
We have a great team and we are all here to help you grow in the organization as well as in your career by using the tools that we have available.
Let’s Talk IAIP!
IAIP STUDENT MEMBERS TASK FORCE MEETS WITH GIS!
Brooke Lesniak is a member of the IAIP Student Members Task Force, a member of the Insurance Professionals of Orange County and the Southern California Assistant to the CA Council Director visits Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) students at Cal State Fullerton on 11/14/18. . Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is the college fraternity for students planning degrees in risk management. The purpose of the meeting was to promote interest and share information with the students regarding the benefits of membership in IAIP.
What did you talk about?
Brooke: I talked about my personal story in how I got into the insurance industry and how much I have learned and what led me to became a part of IAIP. I talked about IAIP’s Education courses and designations including CLP.
I spoke to the students about CWC and the opportunity to participate in the CWC speak off competition at conferences. I discussed the IAIP Mentor program, leadership positions and upcoming conferences. The scholarship and awards programs specific to IAIP and how they can and will benefit their careers.
I talked about how community service is an important part of IAIP, from the International level to the local association. How we raise money and collect donations to support charities in the communities where our associations are active as well as the cities where our conference are held.
What other information did you provide the students?
Brooke: I provided the students with handouts regarding the CLP designation, the benefits of becoming a member and the GIS flier so they could take it home and think more about it. In addition I showed them our IAIP website as well as the Insurance Professionals of Orange County website.
Brooke: I talked about how we are starting a job shadow program and additional details will follow. I provided my business card for them to reach me if they have any questions. I did a follow up and sent them the Insurance Professionals of Orange County next meeting information so they could plan to attend and experience how our dinner meetings are ran and to meet other members of IAIP.
Anyone body you’d like to thank?
Brooke: I would like thank you Claudia Vu for allowing me the opportunity to speak at the chapters meeting.