I can’t believe it is already September 2023! I am so excited to be the President of this amazing organization. It feels like yesterday that when I joined the TIAA Executive at the behest of Simone Cybulski and the OIAA as a delegate for the Thousand Island Adjusters Association. The time spent has been unbelievable and gave me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. When you are growing up, parents encourage you to find a job that you really love, I didn’t think it would be in the insurance industry, but I wouldn’t change it for a minute.
This industry is filled with such amazing, talented, and truly caring people. I have been watching updates on the wildfires seeing people we work with attending these locations to assist and help, makes me feel like we really do make a difference. Kudos to all of you who are out there right now assisting our insureds in the worst time of their lives.
I want to say a huge “Thank You” to my wife Shari and my adult children; SMAD (Sarah-Marie) and Kieran. I couldn’t do any of this without them. I have such an amazing employer, Aviva Canada Inc. where I have spent over 28 years growing through many amazing opportunities. I think I have a few more years in the tank before I get to race off into the sunset! They support the OIAA and I appreciate that so much.
I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about Kyle Case, our now; Past President. Kyle had an amazing year with all of the events he hosted for the members of the OIAA. We saw an incredible return to in person events after almost two years of lockdowns and uncertainty. Our annual Claims Conference and golf tournament were a huge success for the OIAA members, and your ongoing support did not go unnoticed. Kyle, thank you for your ongoing support and guidance as I navigate this year.
I am so excited about the events that we have put forth for our 2023-2024 year. This year is going to go very FAST! I wanted to kick off our year Go Karting on September 20, 2023, at K1 Speed located at 1330 Eglinton Avenue East. Mississauga, ON. Networking begins at 6 PM and the flag drops at 7 PM with our qualifying races followed by the Main Event. I hope to see everyone that evening enjoying food, drinks, and laughter. Tickets are limited, please sign up early. Please visit its event page to register.
The OIAA year is filled with amazing events and networking opportunities. We have a Wine Tour in October, our Annual Holiday Party on December 7, 2023. This year we have decided to join this wonderful event and celebrate our Past Presidents together.
We have our OHL Hockey night out in Durham Kawartha area in February 2024. Moving into March 2024, we are going to celebrate with a Celtic Kitchen Party in Kingston, Ontario.
April 2024 will be our Annual Claims Conference at the MTCC. On April 10, 2024, our ever-popular Trade Show including seminars and WP Radio Live.
May 2024 brings us The Blue Jays. We will announce further details on the game date.
The last event of the year be our 9 & Dine Annual Golf Tournament at Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
For a list of all our upcoming events and details, please visit the Events page.
My Charity of choice for the 2023-2024 year will be announced in our October edition of WP Magazine. There are so many wonderful organizations, making it a very hard decision and I want to make sure I get it right.
See you at the Start Line on the 20th!
Terence Doherty, Accident Reconstructionist-Level 3
Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association