YAC Newsletter Mast 2012
MAIA's Young Agents Council
Winter 2012 
YAC to Kick Off MAIA Convention 


For the 4th year in a row, YAC will be hosting a networking event for early MAIA convention arrivers Monday, February 25, 2013. Festivities will start at 8:00 p.m. in the Water Lilly Bar at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant. MAIA leadership will be in attendence - we hope you'll plan to join us as well.


MAIA 2013 Convention LogoSpeaking of Convention: Your MAIA staff is in full drive for MAIA's 22nd Annual Convention, CHANGE IS BREWING With Independent Agents, February 26-27, 2013 (also at Soaring Eagle Casino). You can find all of the details and a registration form at http://bit.ly/maia-convention.



MAIA YAC, MI Future and Locals Offering $67,500 in Scholarships

hanks to the generosity of MI Future, YAC and the Oakland and Macomb Local Associations, 21 scholarships worth a total of $67,500 are beng made available to those seeking a career in the independent agency system. This year's scholarships include:

  • Oakland County Local Association Scholarships - $1,500 (2)
  • Macomb County Local Association Internship Scholarships - $500 (5)
  • Shawn Brown/YAC Scholarship - $2,000
  • Lansing Community College/Davenport: $5,000 (10)

  • Olivet College - $5,000 & $2,500 (2)

Go to http://mifuture.org for more information.




Looking for Help in Paying for that Professional Designation? YAC Has a Scholarship for that Too 


YAC is now accepting scholarship applications from MAIA young and new member agents looking for financial assistance to help pay for their MAIA-sponsored CIC, CISR or CRM program registration fees. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts up to $500 for reimbursement of fees, materials and overnight accommodations. Application due date is March 29, 2013.
Click here for complete details.




Save the Date for YAC Rodeo Days  
YAC Rodeo DaysGiddyup Partners! YAC's annual conference will take place at a new location this year - Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, June
19-20, 2013. There will be CE opportunities, sales programming, plenty of networking, and a real rodeo! 
For the first time, we'll also be offering one-day registration options. 
Not a young agent? No problem. Though YAC's focus is young and new agents, we welcome all agents and company/vendor friends to our events. 
Watch for complete details this Spring.
And as long as you're saving dates ... put this one on your calendar

September 12, 2013
YAC Charity Golf Outing
Timber Ridge Golf Club, E. Lansing
ABEN Online Ed
The next big thing in online continuing education is underway in Michigan.
ABEN (the Agents & Brokers Education Network) is a collaboration of many state insurance associations who have made it their goal to offer the best and most relevant CE and non-CE topics to agents all over the country. And best of all, you don't have to leave your office to attend them!

With their webcast platform, you'll be able to see their professionally produced programs live via streaming video. Follow along with the presenter's PowerPoint, submit questions, take notes, get full access to written materials, and even chat with other students.
Additionally, ABEN's helpdesk provides 24/7 assistance should you encounter any difficulty with the technology.

Currently in Michigan, ABEN is offering four non-CE sessions. One credit CE options will be available soon, and your Association is working with OFIR to offer 1+ CE opportunities in 2013.

Read all about ABEN in our November Michigan Agent magazine.

Agent Broker Ed Network Logo  
YAC Keeps it Social


Are you keeping up with YAC? It's easy to do with social networking:
Of course, YAC is available in the more traditional ways ...
  • Our contact information can be found here.
  • And our website is miyac.org.
Table of Contents
YAC Pre-Convention Kick-Off
Scholarhip Offerings
YAC Rodeo Days are Coming
ABEN Online Education
YAC Keeps it Social
YAC is for Everyone

Though you may not be a young agent anymore, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun; YAC events are for everyone! Won't you join us on one or even all of our upcoming adventures? Keep track of them at http://miyac.org.