Once again I have to say it is an honour to serve on the BCRIMA Board as President and Secretary, thank you for your support and confidence!
Risk Management remains at the forefront of many minds; plans are now in place as we work hand in hand with our own internal departments and with other industries to develop safe return to work initiatives under a new normal for many workplaces in the coming months. Do we see ourselves returning to work how it was before? Or are we stepping back to weigh the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a remote or partially remote workforce?
The 2020 / 2021 term did not allow us to meet in person while still in the midst of a pandemic. However this 'year' we hope to be able to organize one or two in person social events, restrictions permitting. The online Geoguessr event, virtual pub night, and happy hour we hosted were virtual success, and it was fantastic to see members from all over the Province join in. I see that the virtual aspect of our events will be on-going as it is a fantastic way to encourage participation from everyone in our Chapter's vast region.
As an industry known for social, educational and fund-raising events, the importance of networking with our peers and giving back to our communities remains at the forefront. With 2022 being our Chapter's 60th anniversary the So-Fun Committee will look at ways to #stayconnected and #celebrate60 for @BCRIMA1 with our membership in the months ahead. We will continue to increase our social media presence as a Chapter and ensure that our website is constantly being improved to provide timely updates on local current events as well as initiatives from RIMS. We encourage our membership to visit our website at www.britishcolumbia.rims.org and follow us on twitter @BCRIMA1 and LinkedIn to connect with the Board and your fellow Risk professionals.
Enthusiasm and dedication to the Chapter going forward is encouraging and motivates me to see how much further we can push ourselves to reconnect and give back in new ways. Here’s to thinking outside the usual for the 2021 / 2022 term!! Without volunteers we would not be able to accomplish our objectives. Please consider getting involved in BCRIMA or offer your suggestions to any of the Board Members.
I would like to introduce the incoming Board for your 2021/2022 term;
Thank you for your time and dedication to the BCRIMA Chapter, without everyone pitching in, BCRIMA would not be where we are today. I look forward to what 2021/2022 has in store for our 60th year!
Janiece A. Brown, ACIP
President & Secretary 2021/2022