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CASE Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

by Gregory T. Graves, President of CASE and Robert G. Blanco, President-Elect of CASE

Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE) is proud to announce its 10th anniversary meeting. The meeting will be held October 1 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta and will directly follow the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar being held in the same facility on September 29 and 30.

For the 10th anniversary meeting, we are planning some special activities in addition to a strong educational content. We will be holding a reception to celebrate the occasion. We plan to invite all past CASE presidents to join us. In addition, we expect to have some current and former CAS officers on hand. If you plan to be in town for the CLRS and would like to join the festivities, please contact Rich Moncher at (561) 997-4369 for details. Also, non-CASE actuaries are very welcome to register for the meeting.

CASE's first meeting was held on September 29, 1987 with a total of 46 individuals in attendance. Attendees were addressed by Michael Walters, then President of the CAS, about the critical role regional affiliates could play in the CAS. This was followed by two panels, one on windstorm and catastrophic losses, and the other on the effect of reinsurance on insurance company solvency.

Membership in CASE has nearly doubled from 68 in 1987 to 132 today. Associates and Fellows of the CAS working in the Southeast are eligible for membership in CASE, while students with four CAS exams are eligible to become subscribers.

CASE serves members in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. CASE holds two meetings each year, and typically draws 60 or more in attendance. Meetings generally consist of four presentations of a technical or professional nature, and speakers are drawn largely from our membership.

In addition, "special" events such as the screening of The Billion Dollar Bubble (complete with popcorn) and presentations by well-known speakers such as Georgia State University economist Donald Ratajczak supplement our actuarially oriented meetings.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our membership for their support over the years, and for making CASE the success that it has been. We look forward to the next ten years!