Board Meeting - 7/20/2016

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:45


Board Meeting Minutes

A Board Meeting for the Fox Valley Chapter of the CPCU Society took place on 7/20/16 at 12:00 pm in the Pioneer Room at SECURA Insurance, 2401 S Memorial Drive, Appleton, WI 54915


                Howard Schwartz (by phone), Phil Biwan, Laurie Lamers, Becky Monfre, Lisa Messerschmidt,     Chad Thurn


  • Board members

  • Al Timm will not be continuing at end of term, will check with other Jewelers Mutual members about joining the Board

  • Still looking for member to fill Dan Kugler’s vacant Board position

  • Chad would like to step down as Secretary but willing to continue as Board member if needed

  • Goal is to have potential candidates by August board meeting

  • Chad will send out email to members asking for their consideration in filling a board member position


  • Financials

  • Current balance is adequate

  • Splitting cost of ad in Annual Meeting program to congratulate new designees with other WI chapters ($301.25)

  • Also consider publishing same ad in Big I magazine?


  • Discussion on ideas for September networking/social event

  • Tentative date of 9/14

  • Possibilities: Stone Cellar again, possible Green Bay location, Luau theme due to annual meeting in Hawaii, outdoor patio at Pullmans


  • I-Day planning

    • Looking at Nov. 15th

    • Put bios in program vs introductions at event due to number of new designees

    • Discussion of possible speakers:Packer connection, John Bergstrom





  • Potential 2016-2017 meeting speakers/topics/presentations

  • In October, UW-Oshkosh will have a risk manager in residence

  • Discussion on possible joint meeting with UWO

  • Possibility of having UWO students present on millennials in the workplace

  • Need to confirm best date due to winter/spring breaks

  • Crystal Uebelher of SECURA has volunteered to speak on emerging issues

  • Possible January date as easier for local presenter due to winter travel concerns

  • Lisa working with contact at Schneider National on autonomous truck presentation

  • Other ideas included cat modeling presentation or Kevin Wondra from Society Insurance on branding/marketing

  • Tentatively booking dates of 1/18, 3/15, 5/17 for events, plus December date for Harbor House gift wrap TBD


  • Mentor program

  • Looking for a coordinator to identify candidates and help organize members to offer encouragement and support


  • Howard working with John Voss on potential CEO tour of area insurance companies to emphasize value of CPCU Society and ask for continued support


  • Next board meeting to be scheduled for mid to late August


    Meeting was adjourned at 12:55 pm


    Submitted by Chad Thurn, Secretary 




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