Arizona has just had had a wonderful Council Meeting on October 12 & 13th.
If you were not able to join us you missed a great time. We had a fun Welcome Party on Friday night-lots
to eat (and drink) and finished it off with playing Left/Right/Center-fun game.
Saturday was full with education, history, hat contest
and of course the reports. Jacoba Worsdell taught the Rental Reimbursement Class presented by Enterprise.
We had two great speakers compete in the CWC speak off. Rita Auch will be representing us at the Region
VIII conference. Way to go Rita!! We then had a wonderful awards luncheon with a speaker
from the Pioneer Living History Museum. She brought in different outfits and some of our members modeled
them for us. I then had the honor of presenting a one time award “Arizona Centennial Award”
to Jacoba Worsdell and the Mentor of the Year to Penny Haworth Rich. Several of us wore hats representing
the past 100 years as Arizona was celebrating our 100th Birthday. Rita Auch won the award for
the best hat. After lunch we heard from the CEO of SFC Arizona-he got a lot of participation in the question and answer segment.
Fredric Byarm then did a short presentation regarding a special program Metlife is offering to low income families. Then it
was on to the business session. We ended up at the Grapevine for a great dinner and fellowship.
Our Membership chair Elaine Logsdon and Public Relations Chair Angi Gentry are
very busy promoting IAIP. We had customized membership brochures that were handed out at the Arizona BIG
I day. We will also be at the CPCU I this month. Our members are very busy using LinkedIn, Facebook and
our website (being updated at this time) to reach out to other insurance professionals.
Both IPOP and VSIP are busy getting ready for the holidays and reaching out to
the needy. VSIP has adopted 3 families for Thanksgiving and will be collecting food for them at the next
meeting. Both organizations are either adopting families or using Christmas Angels to help the needy.
We have had fun with a picnic/hike last spring, went
to the Ghoul Night at the Pioneer Living History Museum last week and will be going to a fun play in January.
So we definitely find time for fun along with work in growing our organizations.
Betty Watson, DAE, CISR, CPIW
Arizona Council Director
November 2, 2012