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

Optional Activities


Already registered for NAMIC's Annual Convention? Add Optional Activities to your registration by using the Registration Additions form.

NAMIC Annual Convention Golf Outing
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1:00 p.m.

The golf outing is always a great way to kick off the Convention week as you reconnect with NAMIC friends on the golf course. Join us for a golf scramble at a local course to be determined. Registration for this event will open soon. To be placed on a list to receive more information, contact Amanda Byrd.


NAMIC Prayer Service & Breakfast
Sunday, Sept. 27, 8:00 a.m.

A Sunday morning tradition, this event is non-denominational and includes song, scripture readings, and a brief presentation. More information on this year’s special guest will be available soon. If you are interested in participating in the NAMIC Choir, please indicate so on your registration form. Please contact Amanda Byrd if you have any questions.

Tickets to this breakfast are $47, and can be purchased when registering for the convention. A limited number will be available for sale on Saturday at the NAMIC registration desk.


NAMIC Merit Award Luncheon
Monday, Sept. 28

Join fellow members of the NAMIC Merit Society at this optional luncheon where new Merit Award recipients will be recognized and the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation NAMIC Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

The NAMIC Merit Society is designed to encourage professional development of individuals associated with NAMIC member companies and to recognize those who demonstrate educational attainment and service or contributions through NAMIC or state/provincial association activities.

Tickets to this lunch are $25, and can be purchased when registering for the convention. A limited number will be available for sale at the NAMIC registration desk.


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

The 12th annual Fun Run and Walk will take place along the marina boardwalk surrounding the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. This is a great way to get a little fresh air and exercise during convention while helping a good cause. Participants can choose between a 5K run and a 3K walk. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund children’s cancer research. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your convention registration form. You can also sign up on-site at the NAMIC Registration Desk, starting Saturday, Sept. 26 through the day on Monday, Sept. 28.

Registration cost is $40 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Tentative Agenda

6:30 – 6:50 a.m.

Check-in and race day registration - outside the 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

St. Baldrick's Foundation | Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids' Cancer 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.


PFMM Courses at Convention

The NAMIC Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation provide 36 comprehensive hours of education and information on vital issues that will benefit both the new and experienced farm mutual managers in the areas of strategic business management, financial management, and underwriting and claims. Completion of all three modules and one additional NAMIC in-person event, excluding the Annual Convention, makes a qualified farm mutual manager eligible for the PFMM designation.

This year the Underwriting and Claims module of the Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) curriculum will be featured. These sessions are designed for those working towards their PFMM designation.

To register or review more information on this module please visit the PFMM Courses at Convention page.


Tour Information

Allied PRA., NAMIC's official destination management company, is offering multiple optional tours to convention attendees. They will be handling all arrangements, including advance ticket orders, questions about the tours, and on-site distribution of preordered tickets at their tour desk, which will be located close to the NAMIC Registration desk in the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, starting on Saturday, 9/26. To register for these optional tours with Allied PRA, go to https://www.regonline.com/NAMIC.

Tours being offered include:

Saturday, 9/26

  • Uncover the City with Sol | 1:30 - 5:45 PM
    Where the sun shines 90% of the year, it’s obvious why San Diego has been nicknamed the “City with Sol”. This excursion is perfect for the first time visitor or for guests who want to cover a lot of ground in just a few hours. We’ll uncover the heartbeat of San Diego with stops at the city’s most famous landmarks.

    Trek deep into the soul of America’s Finest City as this city tour takes guests on an adventure to indicative attractions such as the famous Gaslamp District, picturesque San Diego Bay, beautiful Balboa Park and historic Old Town. So grab your camera, sunglasses and walking shoes for a day in the City with Sol!
  • Experience the Italian Lifestyle (Little Italy Tour & Wine Tasting) | 6:30 - 9:30 PM
    Benvenuto! This evening, guests will enjoy a delightful stroll through San Diego’s Little Italy, while taking in the sights and absorbing the remarkable history. Following their exploration of Little Italy, guests will enjoy dessert and wine tasting with views of the Piazza Basilone, Little Italy and even the twinkling San Diego Bayfront.

Sunday, 9/27

  • Explore the Vineyards | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    For the wine explorer, Explore the Vineyards Tour is an all encompassing tour including the best Temecula has to offer in wine country and Old Town. Your tour begins upon boarding with a tasting while guests are registered and boarded. The trolley will then take you to two wineries where you will enjoy tasting of 6-9 wines, exclusive discounts and a souvenir wine glass. A box lunch will be provided between winery tours.
  • Jewel by the Shore | 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM
    Discover San Diego’s shimmering jewel on the shore, the beach community of La Jolla. Surrounded by marine life, white, sparkling sand and San Diego’s wealthy beach culture, La Jolla is a must see destination! Your day begins at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps where guests will connect with local marine life and explore the different oceanic habitats. Next its lunch in “the Village” at one of La Jolla’s hot and trendy restaurants featuring fabulous California cuisine. Last but not least, free time awaits to explore the Village’s boutiques, shops, a chance to comb through famous La Jolla Cove.
  • Explore San Diego by Trolley | 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    Introduce guests to San Diego with a city excursion. The best way to see the beautiful city is on board your own private Trolley. The tour begins with a drive through the newly restored Historic Gaslamp District and passes through the Embarcadero. The next stop is beautiful Balboa Park, one of America's largest municipal parks housing museums from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The last stop is Old Town State Historic Park, which recreates the setting of California life of the Spanish and early American periods. You will finish the afternoon with free time spent in Old Town.
  • Aolani Catamaran Sailing | 1:15 - 4:15 PM
    The Aolani is a Catamaran with a spacious salon that lets you get out of the “elements” if wet or cold. Seating is available for 30 inside the salon with 360-degree views and seating for 10 in the adjacent cockpit. She is lightweight and strong (foam and fiberglass). Catamarans are extremely stable with dual Hulls, offering speed, comfort and fun - You won't even know you're on the water. Choose to walk around the boat and mingle or find a peaceful and quiet corner and watch San Diego's most beautiful sites. Fun guaranteed.

Tuesday, 9/29

  • Jewel by the Shore | 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM
    Discover San Diego’s shimmering jewel on the shore, the beach community of La Jolla. Surrounded by marine life, white, sparkling sand and San Diego’s wealthy beach culture, La Jolla is a must see destination! Your day begins at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps where guests will connect with local marine life and explore the different oceanic habitats. Next its lunch in “the Village” at one of La Jolla’s hot and trendy restaurants featuring fabulous California cuisine. Last but not least, free time awaits to explore the Village’s boutiques, shops, a chance to comb through famous La Jolla Cove.
  • Get Your Glow On | 6:00 - 9:30 PM
    That's right....they have added LED lights to the bottom of paddleboards, allowing paddlers to glide over illuminated waters. The best perk? The lights attract fish. From your safe, dry perch under the moonlight, your knowledgeable guides will point out all manners of sea life. Depending on the intensity of the lights on your board, you can see up to 15 feet deep and 50 feet around. Then, wind things down with Hawaiian-style storytelling as you warm-up around a fire pit. This nocturnal experience can be quite exhilarating.

Wednesday, 9/30

  • Coronado Mini Trek | 12:30 - 4:00 PM
    Coronado's past, full of fabulous homes and famous memories, is still very much a part of San Diego's life today. On a leisurely, guided stroll through quaint Coronado, guests see the stately mansion of John D. Spreckels, or the cottage of the Duchess of Windsor, view the home where the Wizard of Oz was inspired, and see the magnificent Hotel del Coronado. Come enjoy the tales and tidbits of a hundred years of remarkable history…on Coronado Island!
  • Downtown Craft Brew Quest | 1:00 - 4:30 PM
    This intimate tour will take you to the cutting edge of San Diego’s vibrant craft beer culture. Personally guided by a well-known San Diego based craft beer author, you will visit three award winning breweries. First stop will be Ballast Point, one of the most iconic brewers in Southern California. Ballast Point innovates with more than 40 beers in constant rotation, challenging the senses with an overwhelming assortment of styles. Next, guests will visit the new Mission Brewery, a tribute to its historic predecessor. Along the way you’ll see first hand why San Diego has become the craft beer capital of America!

Thursday, 10/1

  • From Grapes to Hops | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Today guests will be treated to two great tasting experiences. At Orfila, guests are introduced to the entire wine making process, from grape to bottle, first-hand and taste wines. Among the varietals produced are Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with recent awards for the unique Merlot. Following the tour and tasting, guests will be served lunch under the Grape Arbor at picnic tables. Next, guests will tour through the Stone Brewing Company followed by a tasting at their fabulous facility.

To register for these optional tours with Allied PRA, go to https://www.regonline.com/NAMIC

Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Monday, January 05, 2015 9:57:19 AM.

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