Red River Hog on displayEducational sessions are a wonderful source of information, but we all know the social and networking opportunities at our events are what make the CIWA community so close-knit.

We mentioned wild adventures, but what can be so wild about insurance wholesalers? How about snake handling insurance wholesalers and industry representatives? To keep with our Safari theme, at the Future Cocktail reception, CWID attendees had the privilege of viewing and even handling a variety of reptiles.  

On Tuesday, while many of the attendees networked on the golf course, others bonded at the San Diego Safari Park, where they got up close and personal with Quilma the Porcupine (yes, she is married to Fred!), the cutest Red River Hog you’ve ever seen, and David Boa (the Boa Constrictor, obviously).  After lunch, we had time to explore the park and enjoy the open marsupial area, all while learning new facts about these beautiful creatures.

Don’t believe that Industry Days attendees handled snakes? Take a peek at this link to see your favorite CIWA pals playing golf, soaking in those panel discussions, and yes, handling snakes! If you have pictures you would like to share, please email them

Now, what you have been waiting for… Who won the golf tournament awards!? Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone that participated! The XPT sponsored golf experience was enhanced by the delicious beverage cart provided by Nautilus, and the Hole in One competition sponsored by USLI.

Gross Winners

First PlacE

Bryan ClarkFour Man Golf Foursome
Paul Laufer
John Anthony III
Lawyer Davis

Second Place

Emil Moskowitz
Mark Kaufman
Mark Niemann
Steve Bailey

Third Place

Ken Shaw
Skip Coan
Frank Lukas
Jeff Leman

Net Winners

First Place

Barb HabelThree Man One Woman Golf Foursome
Patrick Porter
Jeff Fries
Troy Nelson

Second Place

Bill Pavlov
Denise Pavlov
Geoff Byers
Becky Tucker

Third Place

Joy Erven
Jon Larson
Wendy Sullivan
John Washington

A heartfelt thank you to event sponsors, XPT, Nautilus, UFG, HSB, SLA, IFG, Penn-America, and Cal Inspection! 

Your continued support has afforded CIWA members the luxury of first-class educational and networking experiences. We look forward to your steadfast support at Summer Forum 2022. 

If you would like to join this distinguished list of sponsors, please visit the CIWA Sponsors webpage to learn more about our sponsorship tiers or email for event-specific sponsorship opportunities. We still have sponsorship opportunities for Summer Forum 2022.

Speaking of Summer Forum 2022 (#SummerForum2022), mark your calendars for June 26-29 and keep your eyes on the CIWA Events webpage for all the latest details. The Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, in Monterey, CA will once again be our gracious venue. 

Last, but certainly not least, an extraordinary thank you goes out to all of our attendees and their spouses. Without you, Industry Days would be pretty boring and lonely. We appreciate the time and effort you invest in continuing your insurance education, but more importantly, your comradery in this unique and complex industry. 

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See you in June!

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