As I quickly approach almost 40 years in the industry, I am often asked why I continue membership in a local insurance “women’s” group after all these years – how much value could I possibly gain? The answer is quite simple – when you attend our local meeting the value of the AAIP is right in front of you. Look around the meeting room and recognize all the men and women you have met during your involvement with AAIP. Think of all the men and women you have met by attending the FIWT annual Mid-Year or Annual Conference. I may get less “hands on” value today than I did 20 years ago, but my friendships through this organization are invaluable to me – I can’t put a price on them. It reminds me of the commercial…. Time to attend the monthly meeting….1 and 1/2 hours; Expense to join AAIP…. $65; Expense to attend the monthly meeting….$18; the value of my friendships…. invaluable!
– Jan Kearbey, CWCP, CIC, CISR, CPIW