Manitoba Momentum Fall 2008 A Publication of the CPBI Manitoba Regional Council What's Inside Message from the Chair Message from the Chair CPBI Manitoba Council for This is an exciting time to be a member of CPBI! 2008/09 Our organization has undergone a tremendous amount of Upcoming Local Events change over the past year. Great attention has been and will continue to be paid to unity of purpose, open communication Welcome 2008 new members and a free flow of ideas between the regions, good Why become a member? governance, sound risk management of the organization as a whole, creating a wealth of quality educational and CPBI Manitoba Golf informational programs, and networking opportunities. Tournament: A FORE-GONE Success! The Manitoba Regional Council has been working diligently to keep up the momentum created by CPBI nationally. This year's Program Committee has put together a excellent Membership Committee Update selection of speakers and topics – please refer to the box below for more information. Our ICM Credits for Members Membership Committee is currently working on an opinion survey which will help us ensure that we understand the needs and preferences of our members and that we are For More Information focusing our efforts on the right things. The members of your CPBI Manitoba Regional Council remain committed to providing you with a forum for continuous learning, CPBI Manitoba Council networking and professional growth. for 2008/09 I urge you to get involved with CPBI – attend our breakfast sessions or Fundamentals Kim Siddall, Chair series, participate in the annual golf tournament or volunteer at one of our events. The key Manitoba Blue Cross to our success is having an engaged and committed membership. This is your CPBI…help Dave Ablett, Golf Co-chair make it what you want it to be! Investors Group Jo-Ann Day, Communications Chair, I would also like to thank everyone who has contributed their time to help make CPBI a Aon Consulting success. We can't do it without you! Keep up the great work and don't forget to spread Gale Feindel, Golf Co-chair the word! Robert Ripley, Treasurer Kim Siddall, Chair, CPBI Manitoba Council C.U.P.E. Dave Koltek, Fundamentals Chair, Upcoming Local Events Manitoba Blue Cross Donna McPherson, Membership Breakfast Sessions: Chair, Great-West Life Edith Samuels, Program Chair, January 15, 2009 Mercer Marriage Break-up and the Collaborative Law Process Dave Tompkins, National Rep. February 19, 2009 Sun Life The Impact of Mental Illness on the Workplace Pat Clunie, MTS Allstream March 19, 2009 Shelley Dear, James Richardson Allan Foran, Aikins, MacAulay & Employee Wellness – Building a Business Case Thorvaldson April 23, 2009 Joey Harris, Manitoba Hydro Economic Outlook & Annual General Meeting Alice La-Ngo, Manitoba Lotteries Lori Mark, Aon Consulting Educational Series: Ralph Ramore, Manitoba Teachers Investment Fundamentals – April 2009, series of four sessions Society Ron Youngson, Onyx Financial Manitoba Momentum CPBI Manitoba Golf Tournament: Welcome 2008 new members Rayann Buchko, Investors Group A FORE-GONE Success! Fall 2008 Lawrence Eta, HEPP/HEBP Amidst a breathtaking mixture of parkland and prairie links, providing one of the most Natasha Fletcher, HEPP/HEBP unique golfing experiences in Manitoba, we were treated to a spectacular sunny day Robyn Gray, STRATA Benefits and a great golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course! All golfers enjoyed an incredible Felicia Guzzi, Investors Group dinner and the entertaining emceeing of Tom and Beau from 99.9 BOB FM. Kristy Jenion, Palliser Furniture We would like to send a big thank you to this year’s sponsors, without whose support Tricia Johnston, STRATA Benefits the tournament could not continue to grow and flourish! It cannot be denied that we are Tim Knight, University of Manitoba a charitable bunch as our 50/50 draw and putting contest generated $790 for the Cherie Krentz, Manulife Financial Rainbow Society. Kris Kubin, ENCON Group We had such a good time this year that we have already started to plan for our 2009 Jason Lange, St. Boniface Hospital tournament. Mark your calendar – next year's tournament will be held June 24, 2009! Jason McDonald, United Way If you have any suggestions for us, please don’t hesitate to contact our tournament Nancy Page, Sigurdson, McFadden organizers: Gale Feindel at email@example.com or David Ablett at Tannis Probetts, Great-West Life firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at next year's Julie-Ann Ruchkall, Sigurdson, McFadden tournament! Scott Stewart, Scotia McLeod Joanna Tyrna, HEPP/HEBP Membership Committee Update Michelle Watts, Group Medical Services Membership in our region continues to be strong with approximately 200 active Tanya Welsh, Standard Life professionals from the pension, benefits and investment industry in Manitoba. While Andrew Yorke, Manitoba Blue Cross we are proud of our consistently strong membership, we recognize that as our industry grows and changes so do the needs of our members. Why become a member? One of the key responsibilities of the Manitoba Regional Council is to ensure that the Membership for just $240, plus tax services provided to our members are meeting their needs for education, networking ($35, plus tax for retirees) and mentoring within our industry. To assist us in fulfilling this objective, we have Reduced fees for CPBI educational developed a membership opinion survey in conjunction with Kaplan Research and networking events Associates. Next week you will receive the survey which asks for your feedback about ICM credits for CPBI members CPBI, what you find the most valuable about CPBI and what opportunities there are for us to change and improve. Your responses will be held in strict confidence and a Incredible networking opportunities complete report will be presented to members at one of our 2009 breakfast sessions. with approximately 200 Manitoba members We value your input! We want to hear from you so that we can better serve you now Program and educational offerings and in the future. Your opinion matters and will go a long way to ensuring the tailored to the Manitoba market continued vitality of CPBI. We urge you to take a few minutes to complete your survey. Prize draws for session attendees All survey respondents will be entered into an early Christmas prize draw. CPBI ADVANTAGE Program (discounts) for members ICM Credits for CPBI Members Most CPBI sessions qualify for the Insurance Council of Manitoba's (ICM) Spread the word! Continuing Education credits. When a session is eligible for credit, a Certificate is If you know someone who might be issued at the end of the session to any CPBI member who attended the session, if interested in joining CPBI, or if you requested. know someone who is already a member but would like to get more actively involved, please encourage For more information about CPBI them to contact us. For more information about CPBI and its programs, please contact Dale Davidson at (204) 837-5657 or email@example.com or visit the CPBI website at www.cpbi-icra.ca.