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Greetings!  Welcome to the Delaware Valley Chapter of RIMS! 
 
 
Please check out our Chapter Calendar under Meetings and Events for our future event lineup! Check here for more information about our meetings! Also feel free to take some time to explore the site and check out some of the changes and enhancements that have been recently made. 

See our Gallery that highlights RIMS special events! 

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CHAPTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

February Meeting 

Please join your peers for the Delaware Valley of RIMS February Chapter meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the offices of Aramark, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Breakfast and networking will begin at 8:00 am, followed by the session from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.

 

 

In  today’s global environment, organizations have many employees working abroad as international assignees, business travelers or in other roles. As these employees cross more borders, they – and the companies they represent – face risks.

Our guest speakers will be Robert Quigley, M.D. Regional Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region, International SOS Assistance, Inc., Matthew Bradley, Regional Security Director, Americas, International SOS and Control Risks, and Deborah Saunders, Director, Corporate Claims Management at Comcast who will present a simulation on the risks of international travel for our employees.

 

This session uses fictional scenarios to demonstrate best practices in crisis management planning to prepare for those risks and helps identify any gaps. In addition, attendees will participate in mock traveler situations, gaining first-hand experience on how to improve organizational decision-making and response. Key takeaways and best practices for risk managers will be explored, including:

  • Understand the risks your travelers and expatriates can encounter;
  • Learn how to respond effectively;
  • Discuss how you can communicate this pertinent information within your organization with other key stakeholders including HR, Security, Business Continuity, and Travel, Management.

 

We ask that you extend an invitation to your HR, EHS, and HR peers to join you for this unique opportunity.

 Registration is open online at:

 

Registration will be limited for this session so plan to register early.

 We will close registration once we have reached the venue capacity.

 There is a meeting fee of $40 for non-members of the Society to attend this meeting which is payable by cash, check or credit card at the door.

Thank you for your continued support of the chapter.


Independence Gala  November 14, 2014

 

 

 

Members of the Del Val Rims Chapter were out in force at the Independence Gala, the premier fundraising and networking event celebrating the rich insurance history in the City of Philadelphia. The Gala supports professional industry education through the Insurance Society of Philadelphia and its 100th Anniversary Scholarship Fund for local college students studying insurance and risk management.

The Independence Gala Dinner Committee honored as it’s Recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award, Debra L. Rodgers. Debbie Rodgers has been a member of the Philadelphia insurance community for more than 25 years and The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes her as an industry executive who demonstrates exemplary leadership, has promoted the stature of the insurance and risk management in the community and global marketplace, and who has provided ongoing support to community events and charitable enterprises.

 

 

Similar to last year’s event, the evening included a Text-to-Pledge fundraiser benefiting the Citizen’s for Fire Prevention Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting life-saving smoke detectors into Philadelphia homes that are in need of them. This Insurance community sponsored cause will help save hundreds of residents’ as well as firefighters’ lives in the City of Philadelphia.

For photos from the event, click here.

SUMMER INTERN PROGAM

The Delaware Valley chapter of RIMS has historically sponsored internships for our member companies.  We are pleased to announce that this year, once again, DV RIMS has approved funding for one internship in the total amount of $6,000.  The duration of each internship program is 10 weeks and, in past years, each internship has usually been split in two 5-week periods at two different organizations so as to give the intern a broad view of risk management in two different environments. 

Details about the internship and the employer application are here. Should you be interested in applying for an intern, please return the application back to the internship committee (contacts provided in the attached) by February 28th.  

Thank you for your support of DV RIMS and local risk management students.

 

 

 

 

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Philly I-Day

Delaware Valley  RIMS is proud to sponsor Philadelphia I-Day

April 9, 2015

Start: 8 am / End 5 pm

Cost: $125 members of RIMS, CPCU, ISOP / $150 non-members

Facility: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Address: 1101 Arch Street, Phila, PA 19107

Contact: Peggy Dence, 215-627-5306, pdence@insurancesociety.org

Register online at: www.phillyiday.com

 Philly I-Day is the Delaware Valley's largest annual insurance and risk management education and professional networking event.  This year's theme “Risk Revolution: The Transformation is Now!” will examine social, economic and financial trends that are transforming the risk management/insurance industries.  Opening panel of esteemed industry executives and seven educational sessions earning CE/CLE credits. Luncheon with keynote speaker and after-event networking session to benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation to conquer childhood cancer.