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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 27-30, 2015 | San Diego, Calif.

Get Involved – Volunteer Activities at the Convention

Interested in getting involved or learning more about volunteer activities at NAMIC’s Annual Convention? Check out the information below and email the respective staff contacts indicated.

2015 NAMIC Annual Convention Golf Outing to Benefit the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:00 a.m.

Would you like to assist at the traditional opening activity for NAMIC’s Annual Convention? This event takes place on Saturday prior to the start of the NAMIC convention. Volunteers are welcome to help with golfer check-in, distributing information, and assistance in loading buses that will transport golfers to the golf club.

To participate, or if you have questions please contact Julie Bacher.

NAMIC Prayer Service & Breakfast – Choir
Sunday, Sept. 27, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunity | Singers

Do you like to sing and be a part of a great tradition? NAMIC is looking for attendees and/or guests who want to be a part of the Choir at the NAMIC Prayer Service & Breakfast on Sunday morning. You don’t have to be a professional singer, just someone who likes to have fun. (Carrying a tune can be helpful, though!)

The only requirement is to purchase a ticket to the breakfast. There will be a short rehearsal on Saturday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m., for those who are able to participate. If arriving too late for the Saturday practice, join us at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday morning for another practice before the Prayer Service & Breakfast.

To participate, please purchase your ticket when registering and indicate that you are planning to sing in the choir. Please contact Christy Hall if you have any questions about the Choir or Prayer Service & Breakfast. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Mentor a First Time Attendee

For a first time attendee, the convention can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. To help make new attendees feel welcome, and better prepared to make their convention experience productive and successful, NAMIC is facilitating a FTA (First Time Attendee) mentor program. Once mentors indicate interest on their convention registration, NAMIC staff will be in contact with a brief mentor guide to describe the time commitment and responsibilities of being a mentor. This guide will have also have conversation starters and FAQs.

Mentors will be matched with new attendees based on a variety of factors and contact information will be exchanged after a match has been established. The time commitment would include sending an introductory email to your mentee and introducing yourself in-person to your mentee at the Annual Convention. Anything outside of that is left to the discretion of the mentor.

To participate, you can sign up when registering for the convention, or contact Erik Barker at

Flag Ceremony
Monday, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunity | Flag-bearer

NAMIC is looking for volunteers (attendees or guests) to participate in the annual flag ceremony during the opening General Session. The flag ceremony provides a great opportunity for volunteers to show their patriotism and participate in this time-honored tradition. Merit Society members are encouraged to volunteer, but any attendee or guest is invited to volunteer.

There will be a short rehearsal on Monday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., in advance of the ceremony. More details will be distributed to those that sign up. If you would like to participate, please contact Tonya Suits.


Fun Run and Walk to Benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunity | Greeters, Assist with Directions

The 12th annual Fun Run and Walk will take place in the area adjacent to the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and Seaport Village. It’s a great way to work in a healthy activity during the busy convention schedule, while benefiting a worthwhile cause. All proceeds from the race go toward the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Volunteers are needed to assist with race-day registrations, directing runners and walkers, and handing out refreshments.

Tentative Agenda

6:30 – 6:50 a.m.

Check-in and race day registration - outside the rear entrance of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

6:50 – 7:00 a.m.

Race instructions and announcements.

7:05 a.m.

Race Starts

7:30 – 7:40 a.m.

Race finishes – walkers and runners return to their hotel

If you would like to assist in this great cause, please contact Sarah Schnettler at To participate, you can sign up at the same time you register for convention.

Founded by members of the insurance industry, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most-promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer – one in five does not survive. Since 2006 St. Baldrick’s has committed more than $101 million in research grants and the Foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Friday, September 25, 2015 9:10:12 AM.

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