Kudos To RIMS And Zurich On A Meaningful Community Service Day

The RIMS conference in Denver this year is sure to be another highly successful event. While hard to imagine, it seems to get bigger and more elaborate every year. It remains a preeminent event in risk management and a tremendous place to learn, as well as connect with old and new relationships.

 

This year was my first to participate in the community service day. I have to give my hat off to RIMS and Zurich, this was a very classy and meaningful part of the conference. There were maybe 50 of us helping out yesterday at the Savio House in Denver. Zurich sponsored the event, but also supplied much of the manpower doing the heavy lifting. The projects consisted of painting, knocking down a shed (which was pretty fun and a lot of testosterone), trimming and carrying barrel after barrel of an incredible amount of very sharp thorn rose bushes, planting new bushes, and spreading mulch to name a few.

 

 

Highlight of the Day

 

The highlight of the day was during lunch when we really got to learn about the work of the Savio House. One of the social workers spoke and talked about how their mission is to strengthen and support families so that they may keep their children and remain an intact family. This sounds like a nice message, but it wasn’t until one of the Savio House mothers’ spoke that the message became clear. She talked about her struggles with alcoholism and how her Savio House counselor held her accountable and helped her get on track. She mentioned how she has been sober for 231 days, is now going back to school and last week moved into a new apartment. This is all while she is holding her adorable one year old daughter, her two year old is running around “working the room”, and her 9 year old is sitting nicely listening to the talk (who, by the way, just jumped a grade in school). As a father of young children myself, seeing those little ones running around and hearing the mothers’ story made a lasting impact.

 

We all attend RIMS to further our careers and grow our businesses. The community service day is a nice platform to turn the focus to others; instead of what RIMS can do for “me”. It was a nice day and a fun time, I look forward to participating again next year.

 

 

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Principal, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher.  www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com.  Contact: mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com.

 

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