June 2017 Newsletter

In this issue of Orr & Associates Insurance Update you will find:
  • Tips for a safe summer at the cottage
  • Boating safety tips
And much more....
We would like to thank everyone that took the time to complete our online survey.  We very much appreciate and enjoy hearing all feedback from our clients as it helps us make things better for everyone. Thank you again.  The winners of our Keg Gift cards are:

Peter Tetley 
Louise Wilson

 Referral Winner

Craig and Carol Rumney
Congratulations in winning our monthly draw of a $50.00 gas card.  

To become a part of our monthly draw all you need to do is refer a friend or family member.  The best compliment you can give us is the referral of a new client.
  A safe summer at the cottage
The winter was the long and cold, making the return to the cottage all the more satisfying. But before donning a swimsuit to head for the lake, don’t overlook measures that will keep the fun in summer.

• Make sure that everything at the cottage is insured: boats, cottage toys, out buildings, guest houses, boat houses and the bunkie.
• Hire a property manager or arrange for someone to check on your property regularly. They should watch for theft or damage during unoccupied periods.
• Using automatic timers on indoor cottage lights may deter potential thieves.

• If leaving vehicles behind, keep them winterized, secured and disabled.

• Keep boats covered and locked, and outboard motors secured.

• Document belongings: take photos or make a video, and record all serial numbers.

• Secure windows and doors, and close window curtains or blinds.

• Be extra careful on the roads. Before towing your boat, test lights and other connections on your trailer to be sure all are in good working order. And don’t forget to watch out for wildlife.

• Be aware that water levels change through the summer and as water levels drop there is more chance of boats colliding with unseen hazards.

Safe boating tips
  No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Read below to familiarize yourself with these 10 basic boating safety tips
Be Weather-wise
Always check local weather conditions before departure- TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds, or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water
Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist
Proper boating safety means being prepared for any possibility on the water. From compliance with fire safety regulations to tips for fueling up, following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been forgotten.
Use Common Sense
One of the most important parts of boating safety is to know the rules and to use your common sense. This means operating at a safe speed at all times, especially in crowded areas. Be alert at all times, and steer clear of large vessels and watercraft that can be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. Also be respectful of buoys and other navigational aids, all of which have been placed there for one reason only- to ensure your own boating safety.
To learn more about boating safety please see attached document at the bottom of the email.

What's been happening at the Orr & Associates Office.

We would like to congratulate our personal lines broker Nicole on the safe arrival of her baby boy Dawson weighing 8lbs 6oz born May 4, 2017. Mom and baby are doing well
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