Thinking Thursday – The Queen Passed Away

Thinking Thursday – The Queen Passed Away

In this edition:
The Queen Passed Away Today
Iditarod and Alaskan mushing legend Lance Mackey succumbs to cancer
UAF has it’s own drone school!
Los Angeles School District Cyber-Attacked days before new school year starts
FINAL MONTH! We need our independent agents to attend! Have you registered for AIIAB Convention 2022 yet?
Gold Dad Jokes this week (with more to come)

God Save the Queen
It is with great sorrow today that the world loses its monarch, it’s matriarch and its grandmother, The Queen. She passed away at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years. Queen Elizabeth II Has Died 9.8.2022

September Out of Office
Josh and Ang: 9/12-14 WSIA Conference
TIC Closed 9/27 at noon for
AIIAB Cocktail Party!
*Many TIC Underwriters will be in Sitka for the AIIAB Convention 9/26-9/30**

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AIIAB Annual Insurance Convention
September 27-29, 2022
Sitka, Alaska
Convention Theme: Gold Rush

Time to Register!

Have you done it yet?!

Convention link HERE 

The Opening Cocktail Reception,
sponsored by The Insurance Center,
will be held on Tuesday evening 9/27/22 at
The Bayview Restaurant and Pub
407 Lincoln Street (upstairs)
Downtown Sitka, AK 99835

The theme for our party is..
Come join us in beautiful Sitka!
We will also have Cyber CE Class at the convention, as well as some other great educational opportunities!
Shine on!

Lance Mackey, 4-Time Iditarod Champion, passed away yesterday from 20 year battle with cancer

In the world of Alaskan champions, Lance Mackey stood with the greats. After being diagnosed and winning his first battle with throat cancer and going on to win more Iditarod victories after his remission, he finally surrendered to his second round. He is a legend among mushers and Alaskans. Alaskans and the world mourn the loss of our great musher. From Alaska Public Media: Legendary Alaska musher Lance Mackey dies at age 52

UAF has it’s own drone school–and it’s awesome! 

UAF is such a unique school because of its location, but now, it has a particular class that sets it apart. They are creating a new program to train kids from Alaska on how to run commercial drones and create a career out of it, and creating a new opportunity that was never there before. From UAV Newsletter: Students find sky-high excitement with class at UAF Drone Center

Los Angeles School District, the 2nd largest in America, held for ransomware attack 2 days ago-puts nation on alert; school still starts on time

The attack on this school district’s computers that shutdown their system the few days before school started and affects 70K+ employees and 500K students has gotten the attention of the White House and the National Security Council. Despite the attack, school still started, and no ransom has been delivered but the data has been compromised. It appears that school districts and community facilities are often targeted by cyber hackers. Just a reminder, you can get a fast cyber-pack proposal with multiple quotes for your customers through our Stargate Portal via the “Sayata Cyber” Cyber Rater. From NPRA cyberattack hits the Los Angeles school district alarming the national security council, White House

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In memory of Philip Mink: April 24, 1950-August 25, 2022

Thank you for your continued messages, emails, texts, flowers and cards to the office and to our homes. They are greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will take place next summer on Saturday June 17, 2023 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska at the Quarter Deck, with a bonfire and fun to follow.

New Gold Dad Jokes

Why did the prospector get kicked out of the pub?
It’s illegal to sell alcohol to miners

What do you get when you throw a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat miner

Why did they build a castle for the pile of gold?
Because it’s a noble metal

What did the iron say to the gold when it tried to wake him up?
AU, get out of here!

What did the gold collector bake for dessert?
Karat cake

Why did the man turn down a mining opportunity?
He had heard it was a rock bottom job

Why was the underground miner depressed?
He couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel

Why do miners make good accomplices?
They won’t snitch, they’re good at mining their own business

Why did the miner quit his job?
Because every time he put his helmet on he felt light-headed

Angela Mink Korver