CPCU Newsletter

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 18:55
by Wendall Braniff

Chapter Recent Events:

The chapter’s December Virtual Social was loads of fun aswell as an opportunity for members to become better acquainted with one another and many of the NewDesignees. Participants received Uber Eats gift cards topurchase food and beverages for the event and then joined together via Zoom to play Two Truths & a Lie, where we learned that Teri Pruett was an extra in the movie “Avalanche” with Rock Hudson and Mia Farrow, and that others among the Society are very good at making up very convincing-sounding lies! Show & Tell provided an opportunity to learn of Judith Smalls’ coffee table book of Hurricane Harvey, “It reminds me that the Houston people are very resilient,” she shared. We also had a rousing game of Trivia, which showcased little knownfacts and long-lost information about Texas, Houston and the CPCU Society. A great time was had by all!

January Chapter Webinar:
Randall Hendrick, Regional Agency Manager with Safelite Auto Glass presented a learning session on replacement of windshields with imbedded safety features, their issues on liability, deuctibles,endorsements and other issues.

Upcoming Events:

February Chapter Webinar:
February 16, 2021 11:30 AM
City of Klein Fire Department Presenting. Specializing in community risk reduction, this team works together to develop and communicate fire safety and prevention education and strategies to the public and will share their combined expertise and resources.

March Chapter Webinar:
March 16, 2021 11:30 AM
Joint RIMS/CPCU Meeting
Speaker TBD

April Chapter Webinar:
April 20, 2021 11:30 AM
Silvia Torres of U.S. Postal Inspection Services, the lawenforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service, will present a learning session on crimes and risks associated with public mail, mail theft and fraud.

Additional items of note:

Education:  If you are a Houston-area CPCU or designee, and wish to learn more about our educational programs and courses, community outreach, and other activities, please contact Vicki Treadville at VickiTreadville@cfins.com.

New Designees:  The new designees for 2020 will be honored in the 2021 Conferment Ceremony. The Houston Chapter is honoring its 2020 new designees by including their stories in this Newsletter throughout 2021.

In Memoriam:

Margaret R. Horner (1949-2020):   Margaret (Meg) earned the CPCU designation while attending Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, then pursued a career in the corporate insurance industry,
also earning ARM and CPIW designations. She moved toHouston in 1976 and was an active member of the Houston Chapter CPCU Society, the National Association of Insurance Women, and Insurance
Professionals of Bellaire. She worked for several of thecity’s leading insurance agencies, eventually retiring from Aon Risk Insurance Services as Vice President.

Olga Thompson:  Olga served on the Houston chapter Education committee for many years, and taught classes when classroom teaching for the courses was the only option.  She served as 1994-1995 president of the chapter and was instrumental in initiating the chapter’s long-time partnership with Bruce Elementary.


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