Welcome back members and guests of Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals
I’m honored and thrilled to again be the President of our local chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals. I’ve learned by doing this past year and want to share a few of last year’s highlights regarding leadership, education, and community.
First, there’s leadership, and as the President of GSIP, I followed in the steps of those leaders before me, listening to those more experienced than me to help guide me on my journey.
Second, there’s education, and by attending the Region VII Conference, and the IAIP International Convention, I was able to pick up some valuable CE classes and relevant leadership sessions. I even completed the first virtual Confidence While Communicating (CWC) course (10 1hr classes over a 10 week period), and plan to participate in the upcoming Speak-Off Competition at the Region VII Conference.
Third, there’s community, and this year, GSIP voted to support Goodwill by donating a portion of our proceeds from the annual “Be a Sweetheart Auction” (and ever popular Wine Toss), and invited representatives of Seattle Goodwill to share the value of their organization. Members also bonded at a Camano Island ziplining event – a “high” light for sure!
The organization exists because of you, and on behalf of our board, and membership, I invite you to attend a meeting to get to know our fabulous members, and join GSIP if you haven’t already. Please come have your voice heard, listen to experiences of others, and have fun in a community of like-minded people.
I look forward to serving GSIP members.
“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
— Jean Vanier, Community And Growth