As I sit down to write this message; I am amazed at how fast time flies. I cannot believe this is my second last message that I will be writing as President! It has been a challenge to write a President’s Message each month for the past 8 months, as there has been nothing much to write about, given the OIAA provincial wide hasn’t had an opportunity to hold events.
Typically, I should have been able to write about how excited I was to see everyone during our September Kick-Off, talk about what an honor it was to host all past presidents during our Past President’s Night Social (something that pains me the most that I had to cancel), rave about our Christmas Party and how beautiful everyone looked, and how much we collected for our charity during this event and of course my favorite event of the year – talk about the huge success of our annual Claims Conference and how thankful I am to everyone that volunteered, paid, sponsored and attended to make it such a huge success – but COVID hasn’t allowed us the privilege of having and attending such events; something that I am sure none of us will take for granted again, once this pandemic lifts.
This month, however, is a bit different (thank goodness). I can write about an event that I am so happy I attended, it was amazing and a huge success. I want to thank the London Chapter for putting on an event that was fantastic. Their Virtual Murder Mystery Night was fabulous. 2.5 hours of pure fun and entertainment. Thank you to all the sponsors that enabled the London Chapter to provide us with this form of entertainment and provided us the opportunity to see so many familiar faces and engage throughout the 2.5 hours with many of them. It was the next best thing to getting together in person.
I had high hopes, that the OIAA would be able to move forward with our annual golf tournament this June, unfortunately however, we have once again made the difficult, but best decision to cancel the event. What is more important than having an event and getting together face to face, is that we all stay safe and health. As such, we postpone our in person get together for some time in the future.
The OIAA’s last event for this year, is our final Virtual Trivia Night May 13, 2021 with sponsorship opportunities and half of the proceeds donated to JDRF. For more details and registration please visit our website www.oiaa.com I want to end my President’s Message this month with a congratulations to Zohair Nassur and Bryan Levisauskas the successful candidates from last months Toronto Delegate Election – thank you for your commitment and I look forward to working with you next year.
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association