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					                                                                                                               November 2008


   IIA of Omaha                 President’s
     2008–09                     Message                                        Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Board of Directors                                                          Regency Lodge, 107th & Pacific St.
   Chairman of the Board
Lisa Laday-Davis CPA, CPCU                                                      Buffet Line Opens at 11 a.m.
      Davis Companies                                                           Program — Noon to 1 p.m.
   402-399-9090, Ext. 102
                                                                                   PROGRAM SPEAKER:
         President                                                         Ed Roberts – Senior Client Manager,
   Sean Chastain CIC                                                              Hartford Steam Boiler
 Chastain-Otis Ins. Agency
      402-397-2500                                                                           TOPIC:
       President-Elect
                                                                                     “Boiler & Machinery:
  Joanie Bogers CPIW, AAI        Sean Chastain, CIC                              It’s Not What it Used to Be”
     INSPRO Insurance          2008-09 IIAO President
   402-333-5700, Ext. 206
                                                                                          COST:
                                First, I would like to thank                    IIAO Members — No charge
      Vice President         everyone who attended our                                Guests — $15
    Amy Hruska CISR          September kick-off luncheon
   Grace-Mayer Insurance     meeting this year. We had a
                                                                     Join us on Thursday, Nov. 20 for an informative presentation
       402-829-1036          good turnout for the annual
                                                                   looking at the importance of equipment breakdown coverage
                             election of our new officers and
                                                                   for your business clients and the benefits to P&C agents. The
       Treasurer             directors, as well as a very inter-
                                                                   meeting will be held at the Regency Lodge, located at 107th
   Dennis Smith CPCU         esting presentation from Bernie
                                                                   and Pacific St.
    Marcotte Insurance       Hauber of OSHA. Though
                                                                     The program will highlight what’s new in equipment break-
     402-970-3319            unopposed, I would still like
                                                                   down insurance and how today’s coverage relates to the constant
                             to thank all who were present
         Directors:                                                introduction of new technologies. Attend this program and you
                             and voted for me, as well as the
                                                                   will:
                             other board members. We will
   Andy Bassett CPCU                                               • Be able to identify vulnerable equipment that is susceptible
                             not forget you or your special
   Ellerbrock-Norris Ins.                                             to an equipment failure.
                             interest group of choice!
       402-884-1320                                                • Be knowledgeable of frequent losses, exclusion in property
                                As I mentioned at the meet-
                                                                      forms, and common causes.
  Eva Bennett CIC, CISR      ing, my number one priority
                                                                   • Be someone who knows the exposures and how they spe-
   Wells Fargo Insurance     for my term as president of the
                                                                      cifically affect your customers, and how you can succeed in
      402-697-4617           IIAO will be to continue, and
                                                                      eliminating a severe coverage gap.
                             try to expand, our monthly
                                                                     Our speaker, Ed Roberts, has been with Hartford Steam Boiler
    Lorrie Painter AAI       community projects. We have
                                                                   for more than 30 years. He has held positions in Underwriting,
 Holmes Murphy & Assoc.      had excellent participation in
                                                                   Administrative Management, and Customer Services Manage-
     402-697-4717            the past, but I believe we can
                                                                   ment. Presently he is a Senior Client Manager responsible for
                             still do better. The best way
      Gary Wagner                                                  the Sales, Marketing, and Education for assigned Agents and
                             to accomplish this is to get
  Aon Risk Services of NE                                          Producers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. He is
                             not only every agency to par-
      402-697-5285                                                 accredited to provide Continuing Education for Equipment
                             ticipate, but every employee of
                                                                   Breakdown Insurance in the states he services.
                             every agency. Designate a go-to
    Chief Administrator                                              The program has been approved by the Nebraska Department
                             person in your agency; a person
        Joe Pittman                                                of Insurance for one hour of P&C CE credit.
                             who will be at the monthly lun-
    Creative Association                                             The buffet line at our monthly luncheon meetings opens at
                             cheon and can bring all of your
       Management                                                  11 a.m., and remains open through noon. Our CE presentation
                             agency’s donations. This person
      402-397-7782                                                 runs from noon to 1 p.m. You can come as early as 11 a.m. to
                             should promote each month’s
                                                                   network and visit with fellow members, or come just before
                             project throughout their of-                                                     Continued On Page 2
                                         Continued On Page 2
                                                                             IIAO Nov. Membership Luncheon
         Here’s a dot.com…                                               Continued From Page 1
                                                                         noon to go through the buffet line and sit down for the meeting.
         …Not to Run From                                                Either way, you will be out the door and headed back to work by
                                                                         1 p.m.!
                                                                           To register, please see the CONFIRMATION OF ATTEN-
                                                                         DANCE insert page. We hope to see you there!
                 www.fwins.com
                                                                                                Don’t Forget to RSVP!
                                                                           If you plan to attend the luncheon, PLEASE be sure to let us
                                                                         know in advance. It is CRITICAL that we provide the Regency
                                                                         Lodge staff with an accurate attendance count to make sure there is
                                                                         adequate seating and enough food to go around. It’s easy to register
                                                                         — all you have to do is let us know via e-mail (iiao@cam-omaha.
                                                                         com) — phone (397-7782) — or by faxing in the Confirmation
                                                                         form included in the newsletter. Your cooperation is appreciated!


                                                                                       Cash Giveaway Jackpot Up to $100!
                                                                           We did not have a winner at our September meeting, so we have
                    Providing Markets                                    added $25 to the pot and will draw for a $100 winner at our Nov.
                                                                         20 meeting. All current IIAO members are eligible to win this cash
                    For Hard-To-Place                                    drawing, which concludes our monthly membership luncheon.
                      Customers for                                        But you must be present to win!
                                                                           Special thanks to Grace/Mayer Insurance for sponsoring this
                      Over 35 Years                                      month’s drawing.




   PH: 334-7410 FAX: 334-7413


                                                           Nov. President’s Message
                                   Continued From Page 1                    I hope to see all of you for       our donations without any cost
 November 2008                     fice, and request donations be         our Nov. 20 luncheon. We have         to our group.
    For change of address infor-   brought to them for delivery to       another great program in store,          Finally, I’d like to thank our
 mation, please contact the IIA    the meeting.                          and of course, the ethics seminar     outgoing chair of the board,
 of Omaha office at 402/397-           I have done this myself at our     that follows.                         Mary Fischer, for all of her years
 7782, or by e-mail to Chief       agency since I came on the IIAO          Our November community             of service on the IIAO board.
 Administrator Joe Pittman at      board. I can tell you from experi-    service project will again be gifts   Thanks also to Lisa Laday-Davis
 iiao@cam-omaha.com.               ence that it is a very simple thing   for our troops overseas. Recom-       for her leadership this past year
    IIAO News and Notes is         to do. All it takes is an e-mail      mended items are included             as our president.
 published six times per year.     to everyone in the office, and         elsewhere in this newsletter.            It has been a pleasure serving
 For advertising rate informa-     maybe a reminder on the fridge        Cash donations are also ac-           with both Mary and Lisa, and it
 tion, contact the IIAO office.     in the break room. And, of            cepted! If you would like to write    has been especially comforting
                                   course, making sure all the dona-     a check, you can make it payable      to hear Lisa’s stories of the little
                                   tions get to the meeting. Minus       to American Legion Benson Post        people running her life as I also
                                   the obvious benefit of helping         112.                                  have two little people at home
                                   those in need, I can think of            As always, special thanks to       running my life!
                                   no better way to promote our          Bruce Husted for coordinating
                                   industry and the independent          our efforts with his American
                                   insurance agents of Omaha.            Legion Post. They ship all of

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             CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE
                    For the Thursday, Nov. 20 IIAO Luncheon
                         Regency Lodge, 107th & Pacific
           To confirm your attendance at the next IIAO luncheon meeting,
            please advise us no later than noon on Wednesday, Nov. 19th.

 You can confirm your attendance via one of the following ways:
 • Complete this form and fax it to IIAO at 397-0283
   (no cover page necessary)
 • Mail to IIAO at P.O. Box 24133, Omaha, NE 68124
 • Call the IIAO office at 397-7782. Simply leave a voicemail
   message if no one is available to take your call.
 • Send an e-mail to the IIAO office at iiao@cam-omaha.com

                PLEASE NOTE: If you call or e-mail,
          be sure to indicate if you plan to bring any guests!

 ______    YES, I plan to attend the Nov. 20 IIAO Luncheon.

 NAME ___________________________________________________________________

 GUESTS (COST: $15 per guest, payable at the door via cash or check.)


 NAME ______________________________ COMPANY _________________________

 NAME ______________________________ COMPANY _________________________

 NAME ______________________________ COMPANY _________________________

                                           Y
 NAME ______________________________ COMPANY _________________________




IMPORTANT! If you have already RSVP’d and then find you are unable to attend,
       please advise us so that we can adjust our attendance count.
              (Our association IS charged for NO-SHOWS)
                                                                               Page 3
         IIAO Calendar of Events
            Mark your calendar now and plan to attend these upcoming
         IIAO events. All monthly membership luncheons will be held
         at the Regency Lodge, 107th and Pacific.

                             Thursday, Nov. 20
                            Monthly Luncheon
                 Speaker: Ed Roberts, Hartford Steam Boiler
          Topic: “Boiler & Machinery: It’s Not What It Used To Be”

                             Thursday, Nov. 20
                 Insurance Ethics Seminar 1:15-4:15 p.m.
               Speaker: Robin Mueller LUTCF – Franklin, WI
                   Topic: “Good Ethics = Good Business”

                             Thursday, Dec. 18
                            Monthly Luncheon
            Speaker: Jen Newhouse, Premium Financing Specialists
                  Topic: “The Basics of Premium Finance”

                              Thursday, Jan. 29
                             Monthly Luncheon
                    Speaker: Town Hall Panel Discussion
                  Topic: “Legislation & Regulation Update”

                              Thursday, Feb. 26
                             Monthly Luncheon
                    Speaker: Lauren Bailey, Fireman’s Fund
                   Topic: “Dealing With Natural Disasters”

                            Thursday, March 19
                             Monthly Luncheon
             Speaker: Representative from Paul Davis Restoration
                          Topic: To be announced

                                Tuesday, April 21
                  Spring CE Seminar (Two 3-hour sessions)
          Speaker and Topics: Mike Edwards, CPCU, AAI – Cumming, GA

                              Monday, May 18
                      Golf Classic for Arson Awareness
                          Ironwood Country Club

         Watch for more information on these events coming soon!




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  November Community Service Project: Support Our Troops!
   At our Nov. 20 luncheon, we     with hot water), dry cereal         terial hand sanitizer, Chapstick,   20. Items will be shipped to
will be collecting donations of    (such as oatmeal packets), salsa,   sunblock, Avon’s Skin-So-Soft,      service members overseas by
items to send to service members   non-refrigerated Lunchables,        vitamin E lotions, cotton balls,    The American Legion Benson
overseas. Here are some sugges-    raisins and trail mix, Campbell’s   breath mints, sachets for shoes     Post 112. Cash donations are
tions:                             Chunky Soup, microwave pop-         and lockers, egg crate mattress     also accepted! If you would like
• Drinks: instant coffee and       corn, Bowl Appetite Dinners         pad, small or inflatable pillows,    to write a check, you can make
powdered creamer, powdered         (made with hot water), breakfast    self-inflating camping air mat-      it payable to American Legion
Gatorade, pre-sweetened Kool-      bars, and Pop Tarts                 tresses, dryer sheets, and nail     Benson Post 112. We truly ap-
Aid, tea bags, Country Time        • Toiletries: razors, shaving       files                                preciate your involvement and
Lemonade, powdered Tang,           cream, foot powder, shampoo,        • General Stuff: assorted batter-   support!
powdered Crystal Light, and        conditioner, after-shave lotion,    ies, cordless razor, small sewing      For more information, con-
powdered hot chocolate mix         toilet paper, soap or body wash,    kit, stain remover stick, CD/       tact Joanie Bogers at 333-5700,
• Snacks: Slim Jims, crackers      deodorant, mouthwash, dental        DVD disk cleaning kit, first-        Ext. 206.
and easy (spray) cheese, potted    floss, combs, vitamins, anti-fun-    aid kit, battery-operated touch
meats and crackers, single serv-   gal products, shower-to-shower      lights, and flashlights
                                                                                                                  Wanted: Used
ings of bagged chips, cookies      powder, baby powder, Tylenol        • For Their Downtime: dispos-             Eyeglasses and
(Oreos and Chips Ahoy), tuna       or Motrin, band-aids, cough         able cameras, film, journals,              Cell Phones!
with crackers, candy (anything     lozenges, small packs of facial     yo-yos, hackie sacks, hand-held     At each meeting in 2008-09,
that won’t melt), Little Debbie    tissue, flip flops, and DEET        games, radio headsets, joke and     we also will be collecting dona-
Snack Cakes, graham crackers,      insect spray                        comic books, Frisbees, footballs,   tions of old eyeglasses and cell
pre-packed brownies, licorice,     • Comfort Items: gel insoles,       key chain board games, favorite     phones. If you have any that you
bubble gum, Chex mix, peanuts,     T-shirts (monthly), socks           magazines, decks of playing         are looking to dispose of, please
pretzels, Rice Krispie Treats,     (monthly), underwear (month-        cards, something silly to take      bring them with you!
applesauce/pudding/fruit cups,     ly), Glade Stick-ups to hang        their minds off of where they
hot sauce, granola bars, power     in their racks, a blanket from      are.
bars, dried fruit, non-micro-      home, a sheet set, big towels,         Please promote this within
wave meals, Mrs. Dash and          small fan, baby wipes, eye drops,   your agency and bring your
spices, Cup ‘O Noodles (made       Febreze, Clorox wipes, anti-bac-    donations with you on Nov.


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