With Labor Day, comes the end of summer and recognition that this year, like all others, has been flying past us. Even though we were locked down for months and emerged wearing masks and social distancing, time has not slowed down. Many of us have endured hardships and some of us, illness or worse. At IWCI this year, we too have been managing without. We cancelled most of our luncheons, our annual seminar, and the holiday party.
As many of you know, we normally host our Annual Golf Outing in June. We elected to postpone the event this year for obvious reasons. Fortunately, the COVID State numbers are starting to fall, and Golf venues have successfully been open for months. Therefore, we are excited to report that on October 2nd we will be hosting the IWCI annual golf event. This year will feature the addition of the Coriden Cup, which will be presented to the winner of the golf outing. The event honors a long time IWCI supporter and attorney, Terry Coriden. The players will compete for the trophy, which the winner will hold until the following year. The winner’s names will be permanently engraved on the trophy.
We recently opened registration and are happy to note many sponsorship spots have been taken. However, we still need golfers! So please support this years IWCI’s main event and sponsor a hole or register a foursome to golf for the honors of being the first winner of the Coriden Cup. This year’s theme is “Legends in Sports”. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite sports legend (please see our website for details).
Other events that are still on the schedule this year include a luncheon on October 15th at the Ritz Charles, featuring spine surgeon, David Schwartz, M.D. with Ortho Indy. On November 5th, the Indiana Work Comp Board will be speaking on EDI update, claim filings/COVID, legislative updates and PPIs. We hope to have many attend these luncheons live but the presentation will be available as a webinar for those not ready to venture out. The North West Chapter also has a webinar on September 23rd featuring Dr. Khanna (Spine) and one on Ethics in October (see website for details).
We hope to see you at this year’s golf outing and have every intention of resuming a full schedule of pre-COVID IWCI events, conditions permitting, as we move into 2021. I am also hopeful that next year will be less stressful and a bit more normal. Please stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all in the near future!