5/14/2010

May 14, 2010
Table of Contents

1-Important House of Delegates Documents Now on Intranet

2-RIMS Public Policy Statements

3-Risk Insight – Download New White Paper

4-RIMS Award Winners

5-New RIMS ERM White Paper!

6-RIMS on the Hill – Deadline Approaching

7-Free Webinars for Members!

8-RIMS Chapter Pride

9-Rocky Mountain Chapter Award Scholarship for Professional Development

Important House of Delegates Documents Now on Intranet
Follow-up  House of Delegates (HOD) information is now available on RIMS Sharepoint extranet site.  All RIMS Delegates have been notified via email that these documents are now available, with instructions on how to access them.

RIMS Delegates are strongly encouraged to report back to their respective Chapter Boards regarding these documents and issues discussed during the HOD Annual meeting. If you are a RIMS Delegate who has difficulty accessing the extranet or if you have any questions about the posted documents, please contact Mark Prysock, RIMS General Counsel at
mprysock@RIMS.org.

RIMS Public Policy Statements
RIMS would like to remind all chapters regarding its policy on taking public position which states, in part: “Local chapters may not take public positions on behalf of RIMS or use the RIMS brand for any public positions not approved by RIMS.”  RIMS External Affairs Committee welcomes the opportunity to work with any chapter to develop and approve a position statement.  Please take a few minutes to review the entire
policy and contact Nathan Bacchus (nbacchus@RIMS.org) as your liaison to the Committee.

Risk Insight – Download New White Paper
Download your complimentary copy of Risk Insight’s: Thinking of Forming A Captive:  Don’t Get Caught Short.   A white paper series presented by RIMS and Ernst & Young, Risk Insights, deal with current issues that impact the risk management profession and are available exclusivelyto RIMS members at no cost.

RIMS Award Winners
RIMS would like to congratulate all of its awards winners for their exceptional work in advancing the risk management profession.  To view a full listing of RIMS award winners visit: http://tinyurl.com/RIMSAwards.   Winning chapter award applications and application tip sheets can now be found at www.RIMS.org/Awards.

>New RIMS ERM White Paper!
Recently released, RIMS ERM white paper, Emerging Risks Executive Report, outlines how ERM addresses emerging risks, describes the characteristics of emerging risks and provides best practices for identifying and assessing emerging risks. This publication is only available complimentary to RIMS members.

RIMS on the Hill – Deadline Approaching
Don’t miss your chance to attend the legislative event of the year for risk practitioners by registering now for RIMS on the Hill scheduled for June 6-8th.  This year’s feature luncheon speaker is Charlie Cook, publisher of the "Cook Political Report" and political analyst for the National Journal Group.  Register now by visiting
www.RIMS.org/Hill.

Free Webinars for Members!

Ocean Cargo: Risky Business
May 18 | 1-2pm ET
Sponsored by Zurich
Join leading industry professionals, as they discuss numerous challenges of shipping globally and offer solutions to reduce exposure. 

Country Risk Analysis: Understanding the Risks of Oil Producing Countries
May 25 | 1-2pm ET
Sponsored by PFC Global Risk
Given that many of the world's most important and complex investment climates are in natural resource producing states, the ability to understand how to analyze country risk in these nations serves as an essential foundation for analyzing country risk in any corner of the world.

For more information or to register today, go to www.RIMS.org/UpcomingWebinars.

RIMS Chapter Pride:
During the Anniversary Celebration at this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boston, RIMS Chapters gather to show off their “signature look” for RIMS conference attendees.  Whether it was a red bandana or a blinking crab lapel pin, they each paraded their gear with style down the RIMS exhibit floor.  To view a few of the pictures from the RIMS Chapter Pride event visit: http://tinyurl.com/ChapterPride.  

Rocky Mountain Chapter Award Scholarship for Professional Development
RIMS Rocky Mountain Chapter awarded Idania Ochoa and Carol Donarski scholarships to attend CRM Principles of Risk Management Course.  The chapter also presented Monty Price and Valerie Clark with scholarships to attend RIMS Fellow Course – Alternative Risk Financing Techniques.  RIMS congratulates the scholarship winners and the RIMS Rocky Mountain Chapter for their continual effort in advancing the risk management community.

This information bulletin is distributed bi-weekly in an effort to reduce the amount of separate emails our Chapter officers receive from RIMS.  It highlights Chapter/member-related information including new benefits to Chapters, changes at RIMS and upcoming events.  Please review this email when you receive it to remain on the cutting-edge of what's relevant for chapters from RIMS.  Visit the archived versions of the Chapter Officer Bulletin archive at: www.RIMS.org/ChapterOfficerWeeklyUpdate.  We would also be glad to include relevant information from your Chapter (announcements, meetings, brief success stories). Please send your submissions to ChapterServices@RIMS.org.