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Chaptergram - April 2014, Volume 1, Issue 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:04

April Education Series

Based on your requests, we planned an exciting month for our current and potential members!

The World Wide Web just turned 25 and social media strives daily to meet the ever changing demands of four generations. Millions of Baby Boomers are retiring every day and companies are scrambling to reach out to Millennials. Some of us may feel a little left behind.

Chaptergram - March 2014, Volume 1, Issue 1

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 15:07

Cyber Security - Tips

Ricky Hill - Principal Consultant

Tenacity Solutions

To minimize the threat of a computer virus, don't open strange emails. To reduce exposure to checking accounts, use $0 liability Visa cards or use debit cards that maintain a very small fixed balance. If credit information is stolen, place a freeze on your credit.

President's Letter 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:30

We heard what you asked for, so based on the results of last year’s member survey, the Board and the Committee members planned a very exciting year for our Chapter. Our discussion focused on keeping our members in the know-about current issues and hot topics.

As requested, how can I protect my personal and my company’s information? On Tuesday, February 25, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Ricky Hill, founding partner and principal at Tenacity Solutions, a security firm located in Reston, VA answers that question.  He will present a forum on the future of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, and perform an actual flight demonstration.  He will discuss cyber breaches in the news, how big data is tracking all of us, and how to protect our personal and company accounts before and after a hack.

Megha Sheare, our New Designee chair, will host a Happy Hour social on Thursday, March 6, at Teddy and the Bully Bar located at 1200 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  The social will start at 5:30 PM and goes until…  Please come out to share in the fun and congratulate our new designees in person.  Appetizers will be provided.

Our annual Capital I Day takes place on Friday, March 14, at the Rockville Hilton.  This year’s theme is “Excellence though Education.”  The conference brings together insurance professionals representing both insurance companies and agencies in the DC Metro area for either a full day or a half day of training, networking and development.   Registration is available at www.capitaliday.com.

Bullying occurs every day not only in the schools but also in the workplaces. For example, a Congressman (off camera) verbally threatens to throw a reporter over a railing and break him into two.  How timely is this hot topic as State Farm's Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Letetia Starke, offers to share ways to spot and stop workplace bullying on Wednesday, April 16, at Mon Ami Gabi. In addition, she will give us tips and pointers on how to attract, retain, and understand Millennials.

To benefit our local community, Good Works chair Mike Hraber and New Designee chair Megha Sheare are working together to offer a Good Works project for May.  In order to stand out in this ever changing economy, one way we can differentiate ourselves is through outstanding customer service.  Past President Allen Haney is arranging our May luncheon guest speaker.  The speaker will be from a large Fortune 500 company and they will provide us with techniques to provide "wow" customer service.  More details to follow.

On Thursday, June 12, Education chair Ellina Kuper will host a Happy Hour social for our new designees at Gordon Biersch in Tysons Corner starting at 5:30 PM and all Chapter members are invited and encouraged to join in the fun.  Also, she’s working with Connections chair Tim White on a Cyber Security CE Course which will be available in September.

Society President Cynthia Baroway will confer the CPCU designation onto our new designees on Thursday evening of October 16.  She will discuss the merger of the CPCU Society and the Institutes and what's new.

Crime is on the rise during the holidays and we all feel so vulnerable.  As indicated on their website homepage, the Guidry Group will assist its clients to respond swiftly, intelligently, and effectively to the complete spectrum of security concerns.  Their teams comprised of highly trained former FBI, Secret Service, and Law Enforcement operatives.  They have handled the security for multiple Olympics.  In November, a company representative will share with us the unique and creative ways to protect lives, homes, and property during the holiday season.

To close out an exciting year, our annual Toys-for-Tots drive and Installation of Officers luncheon meeting at Maggiano’s will be held on December 11, and it’s free to all active members.

The Board is not done yet as we still have a lot of other ideas that we are kicking around, such as Lunch-N-Learn.  So let us know what we can do to meet your educational, professional, and networking needs.

As a recap on our joint meeting with Potomac RIMS on January 15, a distinguished panel of Risk Management and Insurance professionals discussed unique challenges facing our industries.  Five Guys’ Risk Manager, Randy Joebin, moderated the panel discussion.  The experts provided beneficial and helpful information to the 50 attendees.  Jim Hamilton of WMATA addressed cyber risk; Allen Haney of the Haney Company highlighted aspects of the Affordable Care Act; Stanley Lipshultz of Interisk, Ltd. shared ideas about the commoditization of insurance; and Peter Brown of National Bank broached the subject of international unrest.

Diana Franklin, CPCU, CLU, MBA, CPIW, API

President - District of Columbia CPCU Society Chapter

 

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Chaptergram - April 2014, Volume 1, Issue 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:04

April Education Series

Based on your requests, we planned an exciting month for our current and potential members!

The World Wide Web just turned 25 and social media strives daily to meet the ever changing demands of four generations. Millions of Baby Boomers are retiring every day and companies are scrambling to reach out to Millennials. Some of us may feel a little left behind.

Chaptergram - March 2014, Volume 1, Issue 1

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 15:07

Cyber Security - Tips

Ricky Hill - Principal Consultant

Tenacity Solutions

To minimize the threat of a computer virus, don't open strange emails. To reduce exposure to checking accounts, use $0 liability Visa cards or use debit cards that maintain a very small fixed balance. If credit information is stolen, place a freeze on your credit.

President's Letter 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:30

We heard what you asked for, so based on the results of last year’s member survey, the Board and the Committee members planned a very exciting year for our Chapter. Our discussion focused on keeping our members in the know-about current issues and hot topics.

As requested, how can I protect my personal and my company’s information? On Tuesday, February 25, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Ricky Hill, founding partner and principal at Tenacity Solutions, a security firm located in Reston, VA answers that question.  He will present a forum on the future of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, and perform an actual flight demonstration.  He will discuss cyber breaches in the news, how big data is tracking all of us, and how to protect our personal and company accounts before and after a hack.

Megha Sheare, our New Designee chair, will host a Happy Hour social on Thursday, March 6, at Teddy and the Bully Bar located at 1200 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  The social will start at 5:30 PM and goes until…  Please come out to share in the fun and congratulate our new designees in person.  Appetizers will be provided.

Our annual Capital I Day takes place on Friday, March 14, at the Rockville Hilton.  This year’s theme is “Excellence though Education.”  The conference brings together insurance professionals representing both insurance companies and agencies in the DC Metro area for either a full day or a half day of training, networking and development.   Registration is available at www.capitaliday.com.

Bullying occurs every day not only in the schools but also in the workplaces. For example, a Congressman (off camera) verbally threatens to throw a reporter over a railing and break him into two.  How timely is this hot topic as State Farm's Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Letetia Starke, offers to share ways to spot and stop workplace bullying on Wednesday, April 16, at Mon Ami Gabi. In addition, she will give us tips and pointers on how to attract, retain, and understand Millennials.

To benefit our local community, Good Works chair Mike Hraber and New Designee chair Megha Sheare are working together to offer a Good Works project for May.  In order to stand out in this ever changing economy, one way we can differentiate ourselves is through outstanding customer service.  Past President Allen Haney is arranging our May luncheon guest speaker.  The speaker will be from a large Fortune 500 company and they will provide us with techniques to provide "wow" customer service.  More details to follow.

On Thursday, June 12, Education chair Ellina Kuper will host a Happy Hour social for our new designees at Gordon Biersch in Tysons Corner starting at 5:30 PM and all Chapter members are invited and encouraged to join in the fun.  Also, she’s working with Connections chair Tim White on a Cyber Security CE Course which will be available in September.

Society President Cynthia Baroway will confer the CPCU designation onto our new designees on Thursday evening of October 16.  She will discuss the merger of the CPCU Society and the Institutes and what's new.

Crime is on the rise during the holidays and we all feel so vulnerable.  As indicated on their website homepage, the Guidry Group will assist its clients to respond swiftly, intelligently, and effectively to the complete spectrum of security concerns.  Their teams comprised of highly trained former FBI, Secret Service, and Law Enforcement operatives.  They have handled the security for multiple Olympics.  In November, a company representative will share with us the unique and creative ways to protect lives, homes, and property during the holiday season.

To close out an exciting year, our annual Toys-for-Tots drive and Installation of Officers luncheon meeting at Maggiano’s will be held on December 11, and it’s free to all active members.

The Board is not done yet as we still have a lot of other ideas that we are kicking around, such as Lunch-N-Learn.  So let us know what we can do to meet your educational, professional, and networking needs.

As a recap on our joint meeting with Potomac RIMS on January 15, a distinguished panel of Risk Management and Insurance professionals discussed unique challenges facing our industries.  Five Guys’ Risk Manager, Randy Joebin, moderated the panel discussion.  The experts provided beneficial and helpful information to the 50 attendees.  Jim Hamilton of WMATA addressed cyber risk; Allen Haney of the Haney Company highlighted aspects of the Affordable Care Act; Stanley Lipshultz of Interisk, Ltd. shared ideas about the commoditization of insurance; and Peter Brown of National Bank broached the subject of international unrest.

Diana Franklin, CPCU, CLU, MBA, CPIW, API

President - District of Columbia CPCU Society Chapter

 

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