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April 16, 2010
Table of Contents

1-RIMS 2010

2-RIMS Delaware Valley Chapter Supports the Next Generation of Risk Professional

3-Build a Solid Risk Management Foundation

RIMS 2010 –
Most of   RIMS staff members will be at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston between Friday, April 23 and Friday, April 30.

While they will be checking email and voice mail intermittently, and responding as quickly as possible, other staff members will be available in the office to provide you with immediate assistance. 

For membership and chapter related urgent and time sensitive matters, please contact RIMS Member Services at 212-655-6040.  All other (non-urgent) chapter related inquires may be sent as usual to chapterservices@RIMS.organd will be addressed by Tuesday, May 4. There will be no Chapter Officers’ Weekly Update the week of April 30. Look out for our conference edition on May 14 for highlights from the conference.

  • Visit RIMS Booth #1431 & RIMS ERM Booth #1631:
    During the RIMS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition don’t forget to stop by and meet RIMS Membership and Chapter Services staff at RIMS booth #1431 & RIMS ERM booth #1631. 

    RIMS staff will be available Monday - Wednesday during exhibit hall hours to discuss membership, chapters, products and services or any other RIMS related questions or concerns you may have. 

    RIMS will also be hosting the following events at the RIMS booth:
    -Drawing for Amazon Kindle e-reader: Monday and Tuesday, 4:00pm
    -Drawing for free registration to RIMS 2011: Wednesday,12:00 Noon -Must be present to win!
    -Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb book signing: Wednesday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Don’t forget to pick up your RIMS 2010 commemorative pin – available exclusively at the RIMS booth!
  • Meet our PERK Partners
    Thirteen of our PERK partners will be exhibiting at RIMS 2010. Please stop by their booths to learn more about the FREE sessions they have to offer RIMS chapters.You can easily identify our partners by their “PERK Partner” lapel pin and signage in their booth.

    Advisen #1319
    American Appraisal Associates #1231
    Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. #1952
    Aon Corporation #1501
    ARCCA #306
    Bermuda (BII) #831
    Dempsey Partners, LLC #931
    Ernst & Young, LLP #1441
    Global Risk Consultants #601
    Integro # 649
    Reed Smith, LLP #1364
    Rosenberg & Parker, Inc. #753
    RWH Myers & Company, LLC #452

    Chapter Officers interested in learning more about the PERK program can also stop by the RIMS booth #1431 or visit
  • Chapter Events at RIMS 2010

    RIMS Awards Luncheon
    Monday, April 26, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

    2009 may have had its fair share of ups and downs, but that didn’t stop these superstars. These individuals and RIMS chapters have worked hard to promote RIMS and the risk management profession—let’s give them the recognition they deserve!

    RIMS 60th Anniversary Celebration
    Tuesday, April 27, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

    Show your chapter pride during the Anniversary Celebration at this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition.  On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 3:30 to 5 pm, RIMS will be having its official celebration in the Exhibit Hall at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and we want you and your chapter to celebrate with us.

    Have your chapter design a “signature look” for all members attending the RIMS Conference – it could be a tee shirt or a hat or a sash or a sign or whatever suits your group – identifying you all as coming from your Chapter.  Come to the RIMS Booth (#1431) during the celebration and let us take a photo of your chapter showing its pride.  We’ll share the photo with you as well as putting it on the 60th Anniversary website.
  • Making the Most of Your RIMS Membership!
    Do you ever feel that you don’t have a firm grasp on what RIMS offers its members?  RIMS offers so much to its members that it’s hard to keep track - since there are so many benefits, it can be challenging to quickly navigate our website.

    So consider attending “Making the Most of Your RIMS Membership” session on Monday, April 26 (repeated on Wednesday, April 28) for a detailed presentation by RIMS membership staff and volunteers to help you take advantage of all RIMS has to offer!

RIMS Delaware Valley Chapter Supports the Next Generation of Risk Professional
The following is an excerpt from Risk & Insurance.  To access the entire article, visit

“…Delaware Valley RIMS chapter has not just supported but has put the spotlight on a few of the best and brightest in tomorrow's generation. On Apr. 13, the chapter concluded a first-ever competition for its more than 150 student members. Titled "Bridging the Gap: A Strategic Competition for Tomorrow's Leaders," the competition began with contestants submitting an essay answering the following question:

"What do you perceive as the greatest challenge facing risk and insurance managers over the next three to five years?"

Three finalists were then asked to present their answers at Tuesday's chapter meeting. On the line was up to $1,750 in scholarships…Farah Khan and Payal Patel, both from Temple University, gave the winning presentation. The biggest challenge facing in the industry, in their eyes, is its "inconsistent reputation."…Coming in second in the competition were Mike Talotta and Mike Roth, also from Temple, whose top challenge was terrorism risk. In third place was Zuleyha Yilmaz of Drexel University, who presented on cyberrisk.”

Build a Solid Risk Management Foundation
RIMS’ Techniques of Risk Management and Fundamentals of Insurance courses are designed for new risk managers or anyone involved in loss control/safety, insurance administration and claims to learn the necessary skills to build a solid risk management foundation.  Encourage those new to the profession to join us in New York and acquire the knowledge necessary to become a successful risk professional.

Techniques of Risk Management - Learn the essential tools for managing risk.
May 11-12 | New York

Fundamentals of Insurance - Acquire a solid insurance foundation and overview of how to use insurance as a tool to manage risk.
May 13-14 | New York

For details and to register today, go 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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