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136th Annual Convention

8/20/2017 to 8/22/2017
When: Sunday, August 20, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL  61761
United States
Contact: Jackie Rakers

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It's Convention time again -- We have a fantastic agenda planned for this years event which includes amazing speakers, exceptional education and a little fun too!  Be sure to join us as we celebrate 136 years!!  ON LINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED -- Please Contact the IAMIC office for signing up - it's not to late - we hope you can join us!  


09:00                     Golf Registration with 9:00 Tee Time

09:00                     Skeet Shoot - Registration at 9:00 Competition at 10:00

12:00 - 04:00       Trade Show Set-up

01:00 – 05:00      Registration

04:00 – 06:00      Grinnell Hospitality Event

05:00 – 06:00      Complimentary Photo Session

06:00 – 06:30      Banquet Doors Open   --- bring highlight to this please

06:30 – 10:00      Banquet   One Ticket included in your registration

                               06:30 Dinner

                               07:30 Chairman’s Speech & Awards
                                            Special Guest – NAMIC President Chuck Chamness
             LAUTUM Award Winner

                               08:00 Entertainment – Paul Aldrich “The Guitar Guy
100% Clean musical comedian and impressions.  His hilarious observations and musical impressions have been seen on Showtime, at The Imrov, and at
                                            thousands of events throughout the U.S. and overseas.     Don’t miss this family-friendly night of fun!



07:00 – 09:00              Registration

07:30  - 05:00              Trade Show

07:45 – 08:45              Prayer Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30               Opening General Session/Memorial Service   2 CE

                                       Featuring Guest Speaker:  David Ferrell

Sit back and relax as David delights you with hilarious impressions of cartoon characters, farm animals, television and movie stars, and famous singers from all eras! This show is highly-interactive and includes improvisational banter with the audience.


10:30 – 11:00              Trade Show / Refreshment Break

11:00 – 03:00              Auxiliary Program

At Merlot and A Masterpiece you will find a casual, fun, creative environment where you can relax, imagine, create, laugh and enjoy! At the end of the class, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and hopefully, a new-found talent you’ll want to explore!  You don’t need to be a trained artist – everyone is welcome – no experience necessary!  Just bring yourself and enjoy the best time in town!

11:00 – 12:00              Education Session Concurrent 1 CE

                                       Speaker:  Steve Asmus – All States Ag Parts

             The Basics of Agricultural Farm Equipment Subrogation               
                 This course will provide you with the basic knowledge of what types of agricultural equipment your company should be pursuing subrogation on.  You
                 will be provided with a foundation of what to look for as common fire-starting points on tractors and combines that usually lead to subrogation recovery. 
                 The steps for securing your equipment to be  held as evidence will be covered in depth. 

12:15 – 02:00             Industry Luncheon/Business Meeting   2CE 

                                          ·         Presentation of Company Achievement Award, Fire Department of the Year Award & Volunteer of the Year Award

                                          ·         Annual Business Meeting

                  o    Delegates need to set in reserved tables for voting issues.

Speakers:         Steve Linkous, NAMIC Chair – Swearing in the new officers.

02:00 – 02:30             Trade Show/Dessert served in Trade Show

02:30 – 03:30              Round Tables – Managers – Directors - Staff  1 CE

                                       New this year will be round table discussions specific to Managers – Directors – Staff (claims/underwriting/processors) This session will allow you to share
                                       your questions and ideas with your peers.  Always a favorite of our attendees.

03:30-04:30                 Trade Show

                                       * Drawing for prizes to be held at 4:15 – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

06:00 - 07:00               Reception / hors devours                   

07:00 - 10:00               Casino Night

                                       7:00  Door Open

       7:30  Dinner
                “Vegas Performer” Theme –Join us by dressing as a Vegas performing headliner…Celine, Garth, or perhaps one of the members of Oceans 11.  We will
                  be judging our favorite outfit of the evening and playing a few games.               



07:00 – 08:00                Fun Run – Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. Benefit  

                                          (Registration at 7:00/ Event begins at 7:30)

09:00 – 11:00              Auxiliary  - On Their Own

09:00 – 12:00              Concurrent Sessions:

                                       FMDC (Farm Mutual Director Certification) courses 3 CE

9:00 – 10:15                Catastrophe Modeling Impact to Reinsurance  

                                        Speaker:  Rick Tjarks, Grinnell Re

Using computers, a method to mesh long-term disaster information with current demographic, building, and other data to determine the potential cost of natural disasters and other catastrophic losses for a given geographic areas.

 10:30 – 12:00             Past, Present & Future of the Farm Mutual (Management Module)

                                         Speaker: Jack Randall CIC, PCLA, PFMM

This session will focus on understanding the origination of mutual insurance, the operating structure of a mutual insurance company and how companies will evolve and change to ensure a future in the industry. It will also discuss the difference between mutual companies and other companies, how mutual insurance is affected by state and federal government/regulations, and how to manage the relationship with the state’s department of insurance

09:00 – 12:00              Ethics –  3 CE

                                           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.  Todd has
                                                a way of bringing in everyday situations that let us recognize areas where we are challenged with ethical decisions.  Join us for this engaging session.            

12:00                            Lunch – TO GO – Boxed lunch                                 

                                                  IAMIC ends this year's convention with “Lunch  To Go” for those who need to get on the road.   Be sure to exchange contact information and stay
                                                  in touch…networking is the key to gathering ideas and real-time experience from your peers.

Registration   SAVE $$$ -- Register ON Line – New Easy Process

– Sign up as many members as you would like – Be sure to answer the questions for each attendee to help us obtain accurate head counts for meals please.

Finish – Pay by check – mail us a check (Preferred method to save on processing cost)  Click Here for the printable version** Note, the higher rate 


                                                                                     On or Before                           ONLINE                                       After               ONLINE

                                                                                          July 29                               SPECIAL                                      July 30            After July 30       

Full Registration

IAMIC Members                                                                $  275                                 $ 250                                         $ 325                   $ 300               

Non-Members                                                                     $ 325                                  $ 300                                         $ 375                  $ 350 

One Day Registration

ONE DAY ONLY                                                               $ 175                                  $ 150                                        $ 200                   $ 175


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 Dinner/entertainment 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 Mariott Hotel by July 29th 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 guestroom 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 guestroom 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 $124.00.  Please keep in mind that any rooms not reserved by the cut-off date, July 29, 2017, 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.  Group Block ID:  Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Marriott Hotel

201 Broadway Ave.

Bloomington, IL 61761

Reservations 888.236.2427

$124.00 IAMIC rate – please mention the association to get the discounted rate.   

Parking: Free

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check Out at 12:00 noon

Room Release Date: July 29, 2017


Featured Performers

                  Annual Banquet, Paul Aldrich

                 Opening Session, David Ferrell


Auxiliary Programs

Merlot & A Masterpiece  A relaxing experience to bring out the creative painter in you.  Join us for a day of creativity and make some memories while you’re here.  You don’t need to be a trained artist – everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.  Just bring yourself and relax, imagine, create, laugh and go home with a memorable and unique canvas art! 


Annual Business Meeting/Industry Luncheon

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 21, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. will also include the Award ceremony for Company Achievement, Volunteer of the Year and Fire Dept of the Year Awards.  Our special guest speakers will be NAMIC Chairman Steve Linkous.



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 28 to be recognized in the program booklet which is given to all attendees.


What to Wear

Casual Attire/IAMIC Polo: Golf Outing, Trap Shoot, Monday Night Entertainment Dinner (VEGA$ Attire with PRIZES for the best costume – join the fun!)

Business Casual Attire: General & Education Sessions

Semi-Formal Attire: Annual Banquet


Prayer Service

Back by request – we will hold our memorial service/prayer breakfast on Monday Morning.  Plan to join us in fellowship as we gather to pay our respects and remember friends and colleagues whom we have lost in the past year.   Anita Brown, Director for Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. will be our guest speaker. 


Trade Show

The Trade Show will be open Monday, August 21. 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 find out more about their products and services.


Complimentary Photos

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 convention!


Continuing Education

We have applied to the Illinois Division of Insurance for Six hours of continuing education credit for Monday, August 21; and Three CE hours for Tuesday, August 22.  (3 CE Ethics credits are offered at convention.)
136th IAMIC Annual Convention

August 20 – 22, 2017



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