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Golder-Keys receives ‘outstanding service’ award

Diane Golder-Keys, Legislative & Education Director, IIABI, Boise, received the “Outstanding Service” award at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho’s (IIABI) recent annual convention at the Sun Valley Resort. Golder-Keys received the award for her 26 years of service to the association.

George Dahlinger, Dahlinger & Co Insurance, Nampa, was elected as President of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho, Inc., (IIABI) during the agents’ recent annual convention at the Sun Valley Resort. George will serve as President of the association for the year 2010 – 2011.

Dennis Anderson, CIC, Pipal-Anderson Inc, Boise, was re-elected as Executive Committeeman of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho, Inc., during the agents’ recent annual convention at the Sun Valley Resort. Anderson’s duties will consist of serving as an officer on the board of directors and assisting the president in formulating plans for continued growth of the association and consumer awareness.

IIABI represents the majority of all independent agents & brokers throughout Idaho and belongs to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s largest insurance sales and service organization representing a network of over 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance – property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products.

Northwest Nazarene University professor publishes two books on love

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., has published two scholarly monographs on the theology, philosophy, and science of love. The Northwest Nazarene University professor of theology and philosophy is widely recognized as an expert in research on love, altruism and compassion.

The first book, Defining Love, explores love’s philosophical and scientific dimensions. Oord offers and defends his technical definition: to love is to act intentionally, in sympathetic/empathetic response to others including God, to promote overall well-being.

“Very few scholars have taken the time to define what they mean by love,” says Oord. “Without a clear understanding, we are prone to unnecessary confusion. And a clear understanding of love can motivate us to act in loving ways.”

Love requires relationships, intentional actions, and God’s influence, says Oord. And its aim is to make the lives of others better.

Defining Love (Brazos Press) presents recent research on love in the social sciences, biology, and cosmology.

AARP Idaho launches state’s largest voter education effort

On the heels of the second debate between the two candidates vying for Idaho State Governor’s seat, AARP members gathered on the steps of the State Capitol this morning to launch the largest voter education effort in the state.

With 56% of all votes expected to come from voters 50 and older and roughly 30% of all ballots cast coming from AARP members, AARP announced efforts to help the voting powerhouse get the facts on key issues – releasing its first-ever straight-from-the-member voter guides for every Idaho race and announcing the issues it’ll focus on for Congressional races.

Over the next few weeks, AARP will hit cities and towns across Idaho to help the 50+plus and the public get the facts and learn the candidates’ positions on key issues before they vote.

As part of the efforts, AARP also announced a new voter education website www.aarp.org/yourvote, to put information on all Idaho races at voters’ fingertips and unveiled new ads that will be a part of a paid media effort.



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