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BCRIMA's President's Letter

Dear Members and Board Committee Members,

Thank you for your continuing support to BCRIMA and RIMS.  I’m honoured to be the President of BCRIMA this upcoming year.  I have served on the Board in different roles for the past 8 years.  I’m so happy to see the Chapter grow and our Society keep acting as a voice in the industry.  I can also assure you that the Board has always tried to find new networking opportunities for our Members and stay abreast of new developments in the risk and insurance world in order to bring meaningful educational sessions to our Members and friends.

I want to thank the retiring Board and Committee members for their hard work and contributions in the past year.  I also want to welcome the returning and new Board, Committee members and friends of the Chapter. We are fortunate to have them as they have been volunteering their time and dedication to the Board.

We will be sending out the new program agenda at-a-glance to our Members in the summer.  I hope to see you at our upcoming meetings.  We welcome suggestions and feedback so that we can create a better engaging Chapter for our Members.  Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Sincerely,

Gloria Gao

President, BCRIMA

E: gloria.gao@hssbc.ca


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Announcements

  • March 15, 2017 BCRIMA Breakfast Workshop

    TOPIC:        The Big Miss – Often Overlooked Contract Risks  

    This session will focus on the language in contracts that is most often overlooked by risk managers that can result in significant risks and potential litigation for the organization. Suggestions for mitigating these risks will be provided.

    SPEAKER:    
    Karen MacWilliam, B.A, FCIP, CRM, is an author, self-employed consultant, and executive, specializing in risk management and insurance analysis.  She has worked in the insurance and risk management fields since 1986, and has operated a successful consultancy since 1997, with operations in Western and Atlantic Canada.  She is a frequent and sought-after speaker on a variety of risk management and insurance topics.

    COST: $90.00 (72 hours advance cancellation notice required)                

    CASH, CHEQUE, OR CREDIT CARD (Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express) TO BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR or MAIL cheque in advance to:

    BC Risk & Insurance Management Association
    Bentall Post Office
    PO Box 48724
    Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1A6

    Please RSVP by contacting Sarah Morris at smorris@richmond.ca or at 604-247-4476

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