Greetings Oregon RIMS Members and friends of the Chapter!
Many of us have realized the benefits of working from home over the last few years, such as additional time from cutting the commute, a more relaxed dress code and environment, and being close to our furry friends and family throughout the day. However, there are also areas which require much more effort as we work from home, such as networking, professional development, and connection.

As a Chapter, we have seen a steady decline in volunteers and involvement compared to our in-person days. We are looking for leaders in the community and asking for you to support the Chapter by getting involved. We hope that by supporting and engaging with the risk and insurance
community your experience will be richer and you will be able to direct and contribute toward the Chapter’s future.
There are several ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer on a committee, such as the E-Day Planning Committee, Golf Planning Committee, or Rising Risk Professionals Committee.
  • Become a Board Member. Current open positions include Secretary and Special Events.
  • Volunteer at an event, such as a Career Fair, E-Day or Golf

We also invite you to network and celebrate the season with us during the outdoor Winter Party at Top Golf on January 20th. In the months to follow, there will be several opportunities for engagement and professional development during the monthly educational sessions. Mid year, we will have a facility tour at Ponzi Vineyard and wrap up the Chapter year with the Annual Education Day in Sisters, OR. We hope the new E-Day location will allow remote members to participate and allow local members to experience richer networking opportunities.

Keep an eye out for emails from for event details, such as time, location and ways to participate. If you are not on our mailing list, be sure to sign up on the Chapter Website and connect with on LinkedIn, Instagram.

As usual, feel free to reach out to me or any of the board members listed on Page 6 if you have feedback or suggestions. We look forward to connecting with you!

Keesa Garcia, President, Oregon RIMS