Columbus Chapter Town Hall Notes – September 11, 2018
The cat is out of the bag. The bets are on the table. The words have been spoken! The pipeline is open. The beans have been spilled. The lid is blown off!
Below are notes from the meeting last week.
To those who attended: THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT!
To those who could not join us: IT’S NOT TOO LATE…WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
- 15 Chapter members out of over 400 shared their thoughts
- In order to make our chapter a value add for your professional career we’d need to hear from everyone!
- Your ideas and desires about how to increase CPCU membership value are important to our chapter!
- Please contact me (Dale Halon 614.312.4066 email@example.com) or one of the other Board members with your thoughts.
While the door is always open for input, we’re considering some new ideas for 2019 so the timing is perfect! Please don’t be bashful.
We had a lively discussion after our meal, discussing meeting times, meeting locations, meeting times, professional development ideas, growing membership and adding overall value to the membership of all Columbus CPCU’s. Flip charts were used to take notes for all and are posted on our website as well. https://columbus.cpcusociety.org
We’ve got lists of both ‘To Do’s’ and ‘Ideas.’ Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference but it’s all valuable input.
- Educational program ideas:
- Distracted driving
- SMART Columbus
- Leadership series (see October 9 lunch speaker)
- Increase relevance to younger audience to attract them
- Consider retired members as they have different interests
- Agents will be drawn to meetings if they can get CE credits
- Find out why CPCU’s are not members of our Chapter and why members are not coming to meetings or networking events.
- If companies supported CPCU pursuit, there would be more interest from staff
- Put a post meeting summary on our website (this is the first)
- Find out where members work, both employer affiliation and geographically
- Regarding location of meetings:
- The Lincoln is central to lots of companies downtown. Some don’t want to go to specific company locations
- Parking is a consideration
- To attract those without as much flexibility…
- Consider having meeting at specific company locations
- Have a meeting in Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, etc. to attract those who cannot take the time to come downtown. Perhaps attract agents.
- Evening meetings difficult due to other commitments.
- Breakfast meeting might draw new people
- Offer prizes to attract people
- Post meetings and advertise them as far into the future as possible so people can plan
- Pack toiletries for needy persons while at our meeting
- Combine with Newark CPCU’s for events
- Networking ideas:
- Brewery events were popular
- Have prizes
- After work meetings are a challenge because of family commitments
- Morning coffee events
- Networking event with students (RMI) for mentoring and sharing experiences (speed dating)
- Outreach to call centers where younger professionals work to introduce CPCU and attract members. Bring snacks and do short meeting
- Email preferred
- Not many members on Facebook. We are relaunching social media as it is a good way to communicate.
- Facebook Live for those who cannot attend educational meetings? Record and make available on You Tube.