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February 19, 2010
Table of Contents

1-Last chance to save on RIMS 2010 registration!

2-RIMS Disappointed in Decision to Allow Resumed Contingent Commissions

3-NEW Chapter Leadership Training Workshop

4-Think Forward, Think Risk: Recruit New Members and Help Your Chapter

5-Contribute Your Memories

6-Show us what makes your Chapter shine! 

7-Join Us for an Upcoming RIMS Workshop

Rocky Mountain Chapter Celebrates Professional Development

RIMS Alabama Chapter Celebrates 50 Years!

10-PERK Session Highlight: ARCCA - Determining Injury Causation: Biomechanical Engineering for the Risk Manager




Last chance to save on RIMS 2010 registration!
The early bird discount for RIMS 2010 expires on Friday, FEBRUARY 26th!  Make sure your members know—this is their last chance to save up to $250 on their conference registration.

Register now at!

As a preview, we created the RIMS 2010 podcasts series. These recordings are approximately 5-7 minutes each and provide quick and helpful insights and practical, easy to implement ideas on various topics and issues important to risk managers. This is just a sample of the expertise and information offered at RIMS 2010 in Boston. Podcasts include:

  • Gotcha! Top Ten Litigation Traps for Risk Professionals (CLM202)
  • 50 Tips on Business Insurance Coverage That Every Risk Professional Needs to Know (LEG201)
  • Senior Executive Forum (INS400)
  • Security Vulnerabilities: Leaving the Back Door Open (RMG205)

Listen to them now at

RIMS Disappointed in Decision to Allow Resumed Contingent Commissions
RIMS has recentlyannounced its dismay at a decision by the New York Insurance Department and Attorney General to allow the nation’s top insurance brokerage firms, Aon, Marsh, and Willis, to resume accepting contingent commissions.  To read this complete newsroom article, visit

NEW Chapter Leadership Training Workshop:
RIMS Chapter Officers Forum being held at the 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

The Chapter Officers Forum is a full day workshop structured with a combination of “birds of a feather” (roundtables of Treasurers, Presidents, Webmasters, etc.) and full group discussions. Make sure you select this workshop when registering for the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition.  There is no cost to attend this session but it is open ONLY to current chapter officers.  To register, visit

Think Forward, Think Risk: Recruit New Members and Help Your Chapter
Start recruiting new Corporate, Associate and Additional Deputy members today, and share the rewards! New members will enjoy all the value of RIMS membership, while your Chapter will receive a Visa gift card for each new member you recruit.

Find information on how to participate at!
*New members must indicate you as their referral in the Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) program on their application form.

Contribute Your Memories
Each month we will ask members to e-mail in reminisces of RIMS to be posted on the new RIMS 60th Anniversary landing page. To participate,  send in your response to the question "I decided to join RIMS because..." and see your comments live at!

Show us what makes your Chapter shine! 
Make sure to submit your chapter photo or video to be used at the RIMS 2010 Awards Luncheon by February 28, 2010.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see your chapter up on the big screen alongside your fellow chapter members.

To upload your videos or zipped images, visit (Login: fileaccess;  Password: rims09ftp). If you have questions, or experience technical difficulties, please email Salvatore Chiarelli, Director of Meetings and Events at or call 212-655-6051.

Join Us for an Upcoming RIMS Workshop
RIMS professional development workshops provide cutting-edge ideas from industry leaders in an interactive setting.  For a complete listing or programs, visit

Claims Management                                                               
March 4- 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL  

Directors and Officers Liability and Insurance
March 8-9 | New York, NY  

Risk Analysis Tools for Effective Risk Management
March 18- 19 | Las Vegas, NV

Rocky Mountain Chapter Celebrates Professional Development
At its January 28 meeting, the Rocky Mountain Chapter recognized 11 people who had earned their Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Public Risk Manager (CPRM) designations during 2009.  The new designees were provided lunch and a gift from the Chapter in recognition for their efforts.

RIMS Alabama Chapter Celebrates 50 Years!
RIMS would like to congratulate the Alabama Chapter for its service and dedication to its members and the risk management community. 

PERK Session Highlight: ARCCA - Determining Injury Causation: Biomechanical Engineering for the Risk Manager
Risk Professionals deal with bodily injury claims every day resulting from vehicle collisions, slips & falls, product use and industrial accidents. In some cases, the description of loss does not account for the claimed injuries. This session takes a biomechanical analysis of events and injuries to determine whether there was an injury mechanism present that could have caused the claimed injuries. This session may be available to RIMS chapters in Canada upon special request.  To learn more about this ARCCA PERK session, visit and submit your PERK request to

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:  We would also be glad to include relevant information from your Chapter (announcements, meetings, brief success stories). Please send your submissions to



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