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February 5, 2010
Table of Contents

1-RIMS Annual Mailing Arriving in Chapter Presidents’ Mailboxes

RIMS Launches 60th Anniversary Landing Page

3-Contribute Your Memories

Make sure your chapter is represented!

Express yourselves at the RIMS 2010 awards luncheon!

6-New Information from the Institute for Business and Home Safety

New RIMS Workshop - Approved for RIMS Fellow (RF) Credit

Ontario Chapter Celebrates 50 Years!

9-PERK Partner Highlight: RWH Myers




RIMS Annual Mailing Arriving in Chapter Presidents’ Mailboxes
Chapter Presidents should have received RIMS Annual Mailing in their mailboxes this week. The supply of RIMS membership, marketing and training materials should be shared with all Chapter Officers and members of your Chapter. In a few weeks, the Chapter Services team will be calling out to Chapter Presidents to make sure the mailing arrived safely, and to see how things are going within your Chapter. Please don’t hesitate to contact Chapter Services (212-655-6041 or if you have any questions or if you’d like to replenish your supply of brochures.

RIMS Launches 60th Anniversary Landing Page
RIMS is pleased to announce that it has launched a dedicated 60th Anniversary Homepage to celebrate this important milestone in our history. If you or your Chapter have photos or brief stories you’d like to share, please send your contributions to

Make sure to visit to learn more about the Society’s past and current initiatives.

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

Make sure your Chapter is represented!
Notice of this year’s House of Delegates meeting was sent via email this week to all RIMS Delegates. The House of Delegates annual meeting is each Chapter’s opportunity to receive reports on the financial, strategic and tactical status of the Society as well as sharing input from their Chapters directly with RIMS leadership.

RIMS strongly encourages each and every Chapter to ensure that you have a representative at the HOD in Boston on Sunday, April 25 from 8:00 – 11 am.

Delegates are requested to confirm their attendance by returning the signed registration form to Aurea Hernando at or fax to 212-655-6065 BY MARCH 25 If your Chapter’s RIMS Delegate is not planning to attend RIMS 2010, please designate an alternate to attend the meeting and vote on behalf of the Chapter by returning the completed proxy form to Aurea, on behalf of RIMS General Council, by April 1.

CALLING ALL CHAPTERS!  Express yourselves at the RIMS 2010 awards luncheon!
The RIMS 2010 Awards Luncheon is a time when we honor Chapters and individuals for outstanding achievements in excellence and service to the risk management profession.  This year we invite all Chapters to showcase their “RIMS Pride” through video and/or photos of Chapter events, meetings, and the like. 

Take us “inside” your Chapter and show us what makes you shine!  Haven’t captured any 2009 video footage of your chapter? Not to worry - it is not too late. Pick up a FLIP video camera, get creative, and capture the spirit of your Chapter on camera. The best of these video submissions – or a series of photographs if you prefer – will be screened at this year’s RIMS Awards Luncheon.

To upload your videos or zipped images, visit (Login: fileaccess;  Password: rims09ftp) on or before February 28, 2010. If you have questions, or experience technical difficulties, please email Salvatore Chiarelli, Director of Meetings and Events at or call 212-655-6051.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your Chapter to the rest of the attendees at the RIMS 2010 Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 26th.

New Information from the Institute for Business and Home Safety
RIMS has received permission to post a series of
articles on business and home safety on its Resource Library.  They are free and available for reprinting (please credit IBHS).  Topics range from Handling Deep Snow Damage to Roof Safety to Hiring Electrical Contractors.  And for small to medium-sized businesses that haven’t yet developed a business continuity plan, check out IBHS’s free toolkit at

New RIMS Workshop - Approved for RIMS Fellow (RF) Credit
RIMS new Enterprise-Wide Risk Management: Developing and Implementing workshop has  just been approved for RIMS Fellow (RF) Credit.  Let RIMS guide you through the ERM process and help prepare you for the ARM-E designation exam.  You will leave this intense 3-day workshop with a written ERM action plan for you to use to sell, design and implement ERM in your organization.  Please see for details and complete schedule.

RIMS Ontario Chapter Celebrates 50 Years!
January 26, 2010 marked the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of RIMS Ontario Chapter. RIMS would like to congratulate the Ontario Chapter for the service and dedication it has demonstrated to its members and the risk management community.  Join ORIMS in its 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebration on May 27, 2010 at the The Liberty Grand, Toronto.

PERK Partner Highlight: RWH Myers- Effective Construction Auditing for Property Damage Claims
The construction auditor bridges the considerable gap between construction and accounting functions by recognizing and preventing risks at every stage of the project, from inception to completion.  Construction audits can mitigate the risk that billing issues excluded from an insurance recovery leave the risk manager with an uninsured cost of rebuilding damaged property. To learn more about this RWH Myers’ 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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