Hello Los Angeles CPCU Chapter members and supporters,
It has been an interesting and challenging year. As the LA CPCU Chapter Board of Directors continues to meet remotely and plan for the future, our theme for the remainder of the year is flexibility. Given the high volume of virtual meetings that our members already have scheduled, we have scaled back on the frequency of general meetings. We have had three successful events from January-March and if we are able to return to in-person events in the future, we will be thoughtful in our approach and will follow local, state, and CDC health guidelines. The CPCU Society is currently offering the unique opportunity to take CPCU exams from home (please see Recommended Link below for details). Now is the time to invest in your personal and professional growth!
In terms of our charitable giving and social impact I am proud to announce the following:
- The current COVID-19 health crisis has made us all focus on what is most important; health, family, and service to others. We recognize that many are less fortunate and this crisis will have a lasting negative economic impact. In May, the LA Chapter joined CPCU Society’s Charity Challenge by donating $500 to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles to help care for our neighbors. The Midnight Mission serves our local community and provides food, shelter, and services to combat homelessness.
- Recent events, including the tragic murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, among many others, and the subsequent protests have impacted me and our CPCU Society membership directly. In June, we have donated $500 to The Equal Justice Initiative. In addition, I am making a personal contribution to The Equal Justice Initiative and I encourage all of you to donate. Let me be very direct and candid here: we are an organization that supports and promotes diversity and inclusion, and the majority of our board of directors are people of color. We will continue to be actively anti-racist and support organizations that aim to dismantle systemic racism.
As we plan for the future, we will remain flexible during these uncertain times as an organization. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to reach out to me or the board.
Thank you for your time,
Clark Sheffield, CPCU
President, Los Angeles CPCU Chapter
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