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President’s Message

By Devon Cassidy | Other articles by Devon Cassidy | Editorial

We can now celebrate the beginning of another year of CCI in Nova Scotia. Looking back over the past year, I believe I can speak for everyone when never imagining finding ourselves or our CCI-NS Chapter in the place we are now. 

COVID-19 has changed many things for many people. For CCI-NS it has made us embrace technology, specifically virtual meetings and seminars, quicker than we would have otherwise. We have announced a plan for all virtual education sessions for the 2020/2021. We have held two of these sessions thus far, and with only a few technical hiccups, they have gone really well. As a CCI-NS Board we have been holding virtual Board meetings since April. I for one have preferred the virtual Board meetings, as it makes it easier for our Board to meet, and allows me my favourite treat to be home with my dog during our meetings.

The pandemic has also made your CCI-NS Board more conscious of how we spend our time, working to make sure that the countless hours we put into CCI-NS translate to results and value for our members. This has resulted in prioritizing, incorporating the aims of the Strategic Plan, and moving to create a strategic CCI-NS Board as opposed to a more operational one. We hope this change will result in more projects being undertaken by our committees, and as a result more value for you, our members.

Nationally, CCI has been grappling with many of the same issues we are at the chapter level but primarily focusing on our members and what we can provide to support them. To this end, National has put a focus on producing National content for members, they put together a National Insurance Webinar held on October 22nd which is now available on the CCI National Resource Center. I encourage you to visit the CCI National website to view this very revealing and informative webinar. 

I am excited and cautiously optimistic about the next year for our chapter. We are growing, and with a new embracing of technology, I am hopeful that we will be able to reach even more members. Please reach out to us and let us know your ideas, how we are doing, or if there is anything you would like to see or hear more about. We can be reached by phone (902) 422-4002, through our Website, Facebook, and our E-mail ccins.board@gmail.com. 

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