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The Attitude Adjuster - The Newsletter of the OIAA Niagara Chapter
The Attitude Adjuster - The Newsletter of the OIAA Niagara
April 2012

Message from the President...

Well Spring is finally upon us hopefully we can put the so called winter blahs behind us.
 
Our March meeting was well attended and the joint seminar with the Insurance Institute was great.  Rhonda Benscome of the Dominion of Canada and Dan Little of the Economical Insurance Group provided some great insight on Fraud and providing an overview of the various trends, areas to look at and for.  Their experience brought us stories and formed a group discussion.  I would like to thank Dawn Elliott for her hard work in preparing the day seminar during her busy schedule.
 
Our evening featured Randy Corsini and his ever so comedic presentation.  Randy reminded all of us that investigation is key is determining if fraud is present.  Randy also brought along various claim scenarios which help put things in perspective. 
 
Our April meeting will see Rob Garland from ASAP Secured discussing site security and red flags.  Hope to see everyone out there!
  

Jason Williams, CIP
President
O.I.A.A. Niagara Chapter

 



MEMBERS WANTED!

If you know of anyone in the insurance industry who does business in the Niagara Pennisula,
please let them know of our events or pass us their name so we can add them to our mailing list,
to let them know of upcoming events.

If you have any suggestions on locations, topics of events for our upcoming year, please send
an e-mail to any of the executive members below.


OIAA Volunteers Needed
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Provincial Conference comes to Niagara
(aka Out of Town)
We are looking for volunteers to assist with organizing and preparation of the Niagara out of town that will be held on May 9 and 10, 2013.
Niagara will be hosting the Out of Town in 2013 and will be starting our committee meetings in the very near future.

We want you!
If you are interested, please e-mail
Julie Boyse.
We


ANNOUNCEMENTS



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN IAN GALLAGHER!

Ian has recently been elected as Secretary for the Provincial OIAA cody.  Ian has been our dedicated Niagara Delegate for 11 years and we want to sincerely thank him for his time over the years.

NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE!

We have recently had our website redesigned and set up for you!

You will be able to find all of our newsletters, a list of executive members, a list of our Past Presidents, you can RSVP for events by registering and make payment if you choose, and we will be keeping all information up to date with regards to our Provincial Conference in 2013!


WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!

We are interested to know how you like our new website and newsletter, any comments or suggestions can be passed along to oiaaniagara@gmail.com

NIAGARA DELEGATE WANTED!

We are looking for an Ontario Insurance Adjuster in active standings with the OIAA to represent our chapter as our delegate.
This involves travelling to Toronto on a monthly basis and being involved with the Provincial Association and attending our local executive meetings to share the information learned.  It also involves being a liaison between our local chapter and the Provincial executive team. 

Please contact any of the executive to advise them of your interest prior to our June 8, 2012 Elections Night meeting!


GOLF TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 2012

Sponsors
We are looking for sponsors for our Annual Golf Tournament coming up in September 21, 2012. Please contact Chaussie Lawson at CLawson@portagemutual.com  

Ideas
If you have any ideas you would like to share with the committe please send them along to Chaussie Lawson at CLawson@portagemutual.com


MEETINGS


Our meetings normally run the last Wednesday of the month.
You are always welcome to e-mail any member of the executive with ideas for
future meetings.
Please note…if you RSVP for a meeting/event and are unable to attend,
please notify an executive member 48 hours prior.
If not, we will be obligated to charge you the full amount for the meeting/ event.


INSURANCE INSTITUTE NEWS

Breakthrough Communication - How can I get through to you
April 23, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Hamilton/Niagara Chapter office - 1439 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton


To register for this session call Dawn at 905-574-1820 or email HamiltonNiagaramail@insuranceinstitute.ca

Watch for further updates on the
website.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

As always, if you know someone associated with our industry that would like
to become a member and receive our newsletter, please have him or her
contact any executive member.

If you are an active member of the Niagara Chapter, please also ensure if you are an adjuster in Ontario that you also have an active membership with the Provincial body of the OIAA, so you can receive your WP. 
 




Mark Your Calendars!

2011-2012
CALENDAR OF
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

OIAA NIAGARA CHAPTER

April Meeting – Dinner Meeting

Date: April 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: Coppola's
203 Carlton St.,
St. Catharines, Ontario
Speaker: Rob Garland from ASAP Secured Inc.
Topic: Effective Site Security and Property Red Flags
Price: $40.00




May - Provincial Conference

Date: May 24 - 25, 2012
Location: London Convention Centre
300 York St., London

REGISTER NOW before it's too late!

For more information see the London Claims Association Website at http://www.londonclaimsassociation.com/ 

June Meeting – Dinner Meeting - Elections Night

Date: June 8, 2012 - NEW DATE
Time: 5:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: Dave and Busters
Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

Price: $40.00

We would like to extend the opportunity to each and every member of our chapter to put forth nominations for the 2012-2013 Executive to specifically fill the following positions:

President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary
Director (4)
Chapter Delegate

Please do not hesitate to nominate someone within our chapter who you feel would be a good candidate for any of the above positions.  Please provide nominations by return e-mail to clawson@portagemutual.com directly by May 30, 2012.

A note to Branch Managers:
As our adjuster base in Niagara seems to be getting smaller as time goes by, we encourage you to support your employees to get involved within our local chapter.  It's a great atmosphere for continuing education and getting out to meet local colleagues and service providers.

Thank you in advance for your nominations and for your continued interest and support of the OIAA Niagara Chapter.
 
 


NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Julie Boyse, RPN, CIP, CRM
www.oiaaniagara.com
 

EXECUTIVE 2011-2012

President:
Jason Williams
Jason.williams@crawco.ca
905-972-0001 Ext. 266
Vice President:
Katie Cookney
kcookney@portagemutual.com
905-937-0100
Treasurer:
Shannon Convery
Shannon.convery@crawco.ca
905-688-6391
Secretary:
Meaghen Calder
meaghen.calder@graniteclaims.com
905-984-8282
Directors:
Julie Boyse, RPN, CIP, CRM
Julie.boyse@crawco.ca

905-321-4458

Susan Dearden, CIP

Susan.Dearden@graniteclaims.ca
905-984-8282

Mike Ragona, CIP

mragona@na.cunninghamlindsey.com
905-684-7444
Past President:
Chaussie Lawson, CIP
clawson@portagemutual.com
905-937-0100
Chapter Delegate:
Ian Gallagher, CIP
Ian.gallagher@graniteclaims.ca
905-984-8282

 

 
2013 PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE

Theme: Vegas Niagara
Motto:   Living the Dream in 2013
Date:    May 9 & 10, 2013 
Place:   Fallsview Casino Resort
              6380 Fallsview Boulevard
              Niagara Falls, Ontario


 

 
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Julie Boyse

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