President’s Message

March 2018

Jennifer GrahamBy now, everyone has had time to reflect on this year’s Claims Conference. We have received some wonderful feedback and encourage anyone who has any additional questions or comments to contact either myself, or any of our Claims Conference committee members as we are always looking for ways to improve the show.

Once again I ask…where has the time gone? It won’t be long before the snow disappears and we start thinking about spring. It’s been a tough winter season for all of us, no doubt, but let’s all put our winter blues behind us and think about the warm weather we’ll be enjoying in the upcoming months! From a personal perspective, I can’t believe that my term as President is over half way complete…. It’s been an absolute whirlwind! As President, you have the opportunity to visit the various chapters throughout the province to engage with their local membership, listen to their ideas and participate in their events. The goal is to try and attend every chapter, time and schedule permitting of course. I’ve had the pleasure thus far to meet with the members from the Ottawa, Hamilton, London and Thunder Bay Chapters. This month I’ll be attending the Thousand Islands Chapter for their Curling Bonspiel and look forward to scheduling other visits as well.

With March already upon us, it is election time for the Ontario Executive when we elect a new secretary. This individual will rise through the various positions to ultimately become the new President in five years time…we have wonderful candidates this year and look forward to announcing the results in April. On April 11, 2018, we will be hosting a mock trial style seminar at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, which we’re very excited about. Further details with respect to same can be found on page 38 and on our website. At that time, we’ll also be holding the elections for the vacant Toronto Delegate Positions. There are two positions for a 2-year term commencing August 1, 2018 through to July 31, 2020 and one position for a 1-year term commencing August 1, 2018 through to July 31, 2019. Here is the opportunity to get involved in the OIAA…it goes without saying that the experience you’ll gain and the relationships you will forge will be incredibly rewarding both in your professional and personal lives. I look forward to seeing some new faces! Until then ….

For each petal on the Shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good Health, Good Luck
& Happiness
For Today & Everyday
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Jennifer Graham, CIP
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association