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* Subject to change
Convention Program *
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Golf Registration with 9:30 Tee Time
Trap Shoot – Registration at 9:00 with
practice rounds
1:00 – 4:00
Trade Show Set-Up
2:00 – 5:00Registration
5:00 – 6:30
Grinnell Hospitality Event
5:30 – 6:30
Complimentary Photo Session
Banquet Doors Open
7:00 – 10:00
Banquet (one ticket included in your registration)
7:00 — Dinner
8:00 — Chairman’s Speech & Awards
Special Guest: Chuck Chamness, NAMIC
— LAUTUM Award Presentation
— New Chairman Recognition
— Chairman Swearing-in Ceremony
8:30 — Entertainment
Everyone from the late Paul Harvey to The
New York Times has proclaimed comedian
Tom Mabe a “comic superhero” for tackling
pesky telemarketers, junk mail, bad customer
service and other topics that irk us all. By making
audiences across America laugh for over 15 years
about the annoyances of modern life, Tom proves
that it pays to think creatively. He can help your
team ignite a creative spark, too. Tom has been
profiled in People Magazine and was given
a perfect 4-star rating and called “gut-busting
hilarious” by the New York Post. Chances are
you have watched one of his viral videos. With
more than 50 million views on
alone, he’s one of the most downloaded people on
the planet.
shows, including The Tonight Show with both
Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. As an actor he’s
appeared in movies and TV shows, including
JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s
The Guardian. Creating hilarious custom humor
comes naturally and his stories of surviving two
battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison,
and one “near-fatal marriage” are as inspiring
as they are laugh-out-loud funny. From humble
beginnings as “the funniest paper mill employee
in Mississippi,” Mack earned a black belt in
karate even as he was earning his Masters in
Creative Writing. He won two Associated Press
writing awards as a reporter in his home state,
and finally became a professional comedian
whose talent and perseverance landed him
numerous TV appearances and got him handpicked by Bill Maher to write on the acclaimed
show. Now based in Louisville, KY, he spends his
time writing and traveling the country bringing
his special brand of motivation, inspiration and
jubilation to thousands each year. It hasn’t been
an easy road; but, as he says, “Falling on your
face is still moving forward!”
10:30 – 11:00 Trade Show / Refreshment Break
11:00 – 3:00
Auxiliary Excursion—Spirit of Peoria Cruise
Bus will leave at 11:00 sharp; Lunch on the boar
11:00 – 12:00
Monday, August 18, 2014
6:00 – 8:00
5K Run / 3K Walk (registration 6:00; event 7:00)
6:00 – 8:30
Hotel Free Breakfast
7:00 – 9:00 Registration
7:30 – 5:00 Trade Show
9:00 – 10:30
Opening General Session/Memorial Service
Featuring Special Guest — Mack Dryden
Mack has been delighting audiences for years
with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious
material, and uniquely engaging delivery. As
a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV
Education Session
Perspective of the Local Fire Department
Speaker: Steve Clarkson, President IFCA
Fire Departments in early America were founded
by insurance companies by Benjamin Franklin,
who also was the founder of the Mutual Insurance Industry. The Departments participate in
regular training to help bring their firefighters
up to speed with the most current knowledge
available. This session will bring us through the
process of a fire from the Fire Departments eyes
and help remind us that we need to renew and
maintain a healthy relationship to the benefit of
both organizations and the citizens we serve.
12:00 – 2:00
Industry Luncheon/Annual Business Meeting
• Presentation of Company Achievement
Award, Fire Department of the Year Award,
& Volunteer of the Year Award
• Annual Business Meeting
—Delegates need to set in reserved tables
for voting issues.
Speakers: Chuck Chamness, President NAMIC –
Swearing in new officers
John Bishop, 2014 Chairman NAMIC
2:00 – 2:30
Trade Show / Refreshment Break
2:30 – 3:30
Education Session
Department of Insurance — What’s New!
Speaker: Tom Lurkins, Department of Insurance
Back by popular demand, our friend Tom Lurkins
from the Department of Insurance will lead this
session. With all the recent changes, Tom will help
bring us up to speed on all changes affecting the
Farm Mutuals. This session will include a Q&A
opportunity to get all your questions answered.
3:30 – 5:00
Trade Show
— Drawing for prizes to be held at 4:30!
Evaluating the company growth potential and
setting goals is critical to success. Jim will discuss
the Board’s role along with understanding the potential of new business and the impact on surplus.
Have you ever thought about decreasing your
premium writings? There ARE advantages and
Jim will review the valuable tools used to decide.
11:00 – 11:30
Check Out Break
11:30 – 2:00 Luncheon and Closing Session—
Speaker: Bryan Dodge
Bryan has been happily married for over 30
years and a dedicated father for 26 years of three
wonderful children and definitely understands
the need for professional and personal life
balance. Bryan Dodge probably holds the record
for being the busiest communicator in America.
The underlying thesis of all of his teachings is
that “Life is too short not to be happy, and life is
too long not to do well.”
Peoria Chiefs Ball Game
—Join us for an evening of networking as we
enjoy the ball game. We have rented the
Pepsi Deck where we will enjoy a cookout
supper while we relax and catch up with old
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:00 – 8:30
Hotel Free Breakfast
8:45 – 10:15
Auxiliary on their own
8:00 – 11:00
Education Sessions — Concurrent
“Ethics — It’s Mandatory”
Speaker: Todd Davis, CIC, CISR
(Qualifies for the state mandated 3 hour
Ethic’s Course) Todd has been leading our Ethics
class and has been given the highest of reviews.
FMDC (Farm Mutual Director Certification)
8:00 – 9:15 — MARKETING (Operations and
Insurance Module)
Speaker: Dave Sanders, President Dmaeio
This course will introduce you to marketing plans
from the director’s view point. Finding agent
appointments is the responsibility of the Manager, however the Board sets the benefits that
the Agents receive. Knowing how to develop that
agent relationship will be a valid portion of this
program. In addition, Dave will review licensing
and advertisting options as well as marketing representative suggestions to round out this course.
Bryan is in his 5th year as the host of the “Build
a Better You” radio program which airs on two
of Dallas/Fort Worth’s premier radio stations.
During his show Bryan reaches out to his
audience, inspiring them to strive for their goals
and aspirations.
(Operations and Insurance Module)
Senior Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Author of The Good Life Rules: 8 Keys to
Being Your Best at Work and at Play, a
Borders Books Best Seller, is his latest book
release. He is the author of three professional
development audio programs, How to Build
a Better You, How to Build a Complete Sales
Person, and How to Build a Purpose Guided
Life. He is also the co-author of the book,
Becoming the Obvious Choice, which sold
over 200,000 copies.
at close
of program.
Originally from Colorado Bryan and his
wife Margaret currently reside in the Dallas –
Fort Worth area where they have
made their home for
the past twenty years.
Although their
children are now
grown and molding
lives of their own,
Bryan and Margaret still
create time for each other —
and now their grandchildren, too —
building on their philosophy
that family comes first.
Convention Details
Join us Monday, August 18, for a relaxing trip down the Illinois
River as we board the Spirit of Peoria where you will be fascinated
by the boat’s tall fluted stacks and gigantic candy-apple red
paddlewheel churning through the water. We can relax and enjoy
the beautiful views on this sightseeing cruise. A hot lunch buffet
will be served—hope you can join us!
This year we are combining the Industry Lunch with the Annual
Business Meeting. In addition to board nominations, by-laws
considerations if any, financial reports and committee and
Chairman-Elect reports, this year’s Annual Business Meeting,
scheduled for Monday, August 18, 2014 at 12 Noon will also
include the Award ceremony for Company Achievement, Volunteer
of the Year and Fire Dept of the Year Awards.
Companies that can assist in defraying some of the costs of the
convention are currently being sought. A sponsorship brochure
was mailed to each company. Any company or individual able
to donate to help in sponsoring the programs would be greatly
appreciated. If you or your companies are interested in donating,
please contact the IAMIC office at 217-563-8300. Sponsorships
must be made by JULY 31 to be recognized in the program booklet
which is given to all attendees.
• Casual Attire/IAMIC Polo: Golf Outing, Trap Shoot,
Baseball Game
• Business Casual Attire: General & Education Sessions
• Semi-Formal Attire: Annual Banquet
This year we will honor those members who have passed during
a special ceremony in Opening Session. Be sure to contact the
IAMIC office to notify us of any deceased members from your
company so that we can mention them in our program.
The Trade Show will be open Monday, August 18, as we return
to our regular format. We will serve complimentary refreshments
and will have a sitting area available for you to visit with friends
and colleagues. Our vendors offer many services that can help you
solve problems that your Mutual may be facing. Take advantage of
this opportunity to learn more about their products and services.
We will once again offer complimentary photos for all attendees. You will receive a complimentary picture which will be printed on
site and available after the banquet program. Join us before the
banquet to capture the atmosphere and treasured memories of this
We have applied to the Illinois Division of Insurance for Six hours
of continuing education credit for Monday, August 18; and Five
CE hours for Tuesday, August 19. (3 CE Ethics credits are offered at
FULL Registration
IAMIC Members
One Day Registration
ONE DAY ONLY Non-Members
On or Before
July 17
July 17 $300
Registration includes admittance to the Annual Banquet, Opening
Celebration, Trade Show, General Sessions, Education Sessions for
Agents and Directors, the Annual Business Meeting/Industry Luncheon or Auxiliary Excursion and Luncheon, Refreshment Breaks,
and Baseball Game, not to mention the great networking that goes
on during the convention. Please make plans to join us for this
fantastic event, but remember to book your room at the Embassy
Suites Hotel by JULY 26 to get the reduced rate.
Important Information: When we contract with a hotel for a
conference, the hotel relies upon the revenue that is generated
by food and beverage, meeting room and guest room sales.
When our group sales fall below the contract obligations, we are
penalized. This penalty, which can be quite substantial, can be
avoided. By booking your guestroom at the host hotel, you will
receive a beautiful, specially priced guest room AND you will
help us to live up to our contractual commitment and keep future
program fees in line.
To reserve a guest room for the convention, please contact the
hotel directly, making sure to mention IAMIC to receive the special
group room rate of $136. Please keep in mind, that any rooms not
reserved by the cut-off date, JULY 26, 2014, will be released to the
general public and will be available on a space-available basis only
and may not be at the special room rate.
Embassy Suites Hotel .............................................. 309-694-0200
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
Room Rate: $136 IAMIC rate – please mention the Association to get the discounted rate. Parking: Free
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 12:00 noon
Room Release Date: JULY 26, 2014
DIRECTIONS: Visit the hotel web site at http://embassysuites3. for a map and additional
Annual Golf Outing
In Memory of
David L. King
Annual Golf Outing
Join us for a relaxing day at the beautiful Coyote Creek Golf Club.
Come spend the day on a top-notch golf course to help raise
money for a worthwhile claims scholarship. We will be playing a
4-person scramble. The score or ability to play golf is not necessary
for the IAMIC Golf Outing—it’s all about networking and relaxing
with friends.
Coyote Creek Golf Club is a stunning 18-hole par 72 championship golf course designed by the late Bruce Borland, senior designer for Jack Nicklaus. This is one of the best courses in all of Central
Illinois. Visitors love our club for a wide range of reasons, from the
amenities found at our clubhouse to the beauty on our grounds.
There is a lot to like at Coyote Creek Golf Club. Our course is challenging, but never so much that it becomes frustrating. This is a
great golf facility for rookies and champions alike. Play at Coyote
Creek spans 6,700 yards of picturesque nature with 10 acres of
lakes, bent grass fairways and dramatic elevation changes, and
breathtaking scenery.
The games and registration will begin on Sunday, August 17, 2014
at 9:00 a.m. The fee for the “Golf Fun Day” is $70 per golfer,
which includes green fees, golf cart, driving range balls, lunch,
drinks and prizes.
This year the proceeds will again go to fund the David L. King
Educational Claims Scholarship.
Coyote Creek Golf Club ................................. Phone: 309-633-0911
8201 W. Lancaster Road
Bartonville, IL 61607
For sponsorship information please contact the IAMIC office at 217-563-8300
Directions to Coyote Creek Golf Club
From I-474 EAST, take the US-24/ADAMS ST. exit, EXIT 6,
toward BARTONVILLE US-24 West. From I-474 WEST, take the
US-24 West exit, EXIT 6A, toward BARTONVILLE. Turn RIGHT
onto W. PFEIFFER Road. Stay straight to go onto W. LANCASTER
Road. 8201 West LANCASTER Road is on the right.
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Trap Shoot
Join in the fun on Sunday, August 17, at the annual IAMIC Trap Shoot at Darnall’s Gun Works
and Ranges in Bloomington. We will hold a 50-bird derby for this event, which will being at
9:00 a.m. with practice rounds and registration. (Be sure to bring your lawn chairs!) Shoot will
begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp.
All skill levels are welcome to shoot and ammunition and guns will be available at nominal
charge (please indicate below if you will need either ammunition and/or a gun). All shooters
will compete on an individual basis for prizes and awards.
Entry fees for this event are $35 per person, which includes two rounds of 25 birds, lunch,
and prizes.
Lingo: 50-Bird Derby: This style of Trap Shoot has groups of five shooters shooting at 25 birds from
the sixteen-yard line. For the second round, shooters will be competing from various distances, which
will be determined by the number of targets hit on the first round (Example: If a shooter hits 24 of
25 birds on first round, they will compete from the 24 yard line during the second round.)
Directions to Darnall’s: From the west edge of Bloomington, IL at Interstate 55 exit #160B, take Illinois Route 9 west 5 miles to
county road 750E. Turn left, and go south 2.3 miles to county road 1175N. Turn right and go west 1.3 miles. Darnall’s Gun Works and
Ranges is on the right. Watch the signs. Their web site is
o Sign us up for the Golf Outing!
o Sign us up for the Trap Shoot!
I (we) will need: ______ additional lunch tickets @ $10 ea.
I (we) will need: ______ Ammunition ______ Gun(s)
I (we) will need: ______ additional lunch tickets @ $10 ea.
Company Name
o Find me a group. . . OR, request foursome (golf outing only)
Total Number of Registrations
Total Amount Due
David King Memorial Golf Outing .............................. $70
_ _____________________ =______________________ Trap Shoot ...................................................................... $35
_ _____________________ =______________________
Additional Lunch Tickets ..............................................$ 10
______________________ =
Please return this form by July 18 to: IAMIC, P.O. Box 116, Ohlman, IL 62076, or fax to 888-403-0935
Please print or type the information below. To ensure an accurate
count for our programs, please mark all events that you plan to
attend. Please note that full registration includes all items NOT
marked with an asterisk.
Full Registration
IAMIC Members
On or Before July 17....... $250
After July 17..................... $300
On or Before July 17.......$300
After July 17....................$350
ONE DAY ONLY Registration
IAMIC Members
On or Before July 17....... $150
After July 17..................... $200
On or Before July 17...... $175
After July 17................... $225
Main Contact Name
Voting Delegate – one from each company
David King Memorial Golf Outing *
Trap Shoot*
Annual Banquet
5K Run / 3K Walk* (separate registration)
Opening General Session
Annual Business Meeting & Industry Luncheon
Auxiliary Luncheon & Excursion
Edu. Session Monday – Perspective of Fire Dept.
Edu. Session Monday – Dept. of Ins. – What’s New!
Baseball Game
Edu. Session Tuesday – Ethics
Edu. Session Tuesday – FMDC: Marketing
Edu. Session Tuesday – FMDC: Evaluating New Biz
Closing General Session / Luncheon Tuesday
First Time Attending
Interested in Volunteering
Interested in IAMIC board volunteer
133rd IAMIC Annual Convention Registration
August 17 – 19, 2014
Company Name
Please indicate any special dietary or accessibility needs:
Dietary/Accessibility Need(s):
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Full Registration
Total Number
of Registrations
(Includes Auxiliary)
IAMIC Members ($250 thru July 18; $300 after July 17) ............... X_ _________ = $___________
Non-Member ($300 thru July 18; $350 after July 17) .................... X_ _________ = $___________
IAMIC Members ONE DAY only
ONE DAY ONLY ($150 thru July 18; $200 after July 17) ............... X_ _________ = $___________
Non-Members ONE DAY only
ONE DAY ONLY ($175 thru July 18; $225 after July 17) . ............. X_ _________ = $___________
Total Number
of Registrations
If you are ordering additional tickets,
please let us know for whom they are reserved:
Additional Tickets
Annual Banquet (one ticket included in full registration)..........$50 X_ _________ = $___________ _________________________________
Industry Luncheon (one ticket included in full registration) ....$15 X_ _________ = $___________ _________________________________
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.............. $_________
Registration Deadline:
All persons must register (including spouses). If you are unable to
attend, we will gladly make refunds, if requests are received by the
following dates:
By July 17.....................Full Refund
July 18 - August 6....................50% Refund
After August 6......................No Refund
To take advantage of the early-bird registration fee,
return both pages of this form by July 17, 2014 to:
P.O. Box 116
Ohlman, IL 62076
Or FAX (with credit card info) to 888-403-0935
Payment Method:
Enclosed is check #_________ payable to IAMIC.
Please charge my o MasterCard
o Visa
Card Number
o American Express o Discover
Expiration Date
Cardholder Name
Card Security Code
Billing Address on Credit Card Account (required)
REMINDER: Be sure to submit your nominations for IAMIC’s Annual Awards — LAUTUM
Award, Fire Department of the Year, and Company Achievement Award — the Nomination
Form is included in the recent issue of LAUTUM News Magazine on page 7. Thank You!
Any Questions? Please call 217-563-8300 or email us at [email protected]