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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Clements International Presents at 2009 FAWCO Conference in Lithuania

Representatives from Clements International recently attended the 39th Biennial Conference for the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The five-day conference, titled "Open Doors to New Horizons," was held March 18-22, 2009 and covered topics of interest to American women abroad with a focus on education, the natural and human environment, multicultural understanding and international goodwill.

As a long-standing sponsor of FAWCO, Clements has served as a resource and partner to its worldwide membership on the topic of international insurance. During the conference, Director of Marketing Michael Crossett delivered a presentation to attendees called, “Insurance for Individuals Living Abroad.” Click here to view a PDF version.

For more information about FAWCO and the 2009 Conference, visit

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Learning to Lead

Robert E. “Dusty” Staub II, author and Chairman/CEO of Staub Leadership Consultants, will visit Clements International’s office in Washington, D.C. next week to conduct an annual leadership development seminar. Each year, Staub visits Clements to share his expertise, and help improve company performance and culture.

Staub’s philosophy is featured in his books, The 7 Acts of Courage: Bold Leadership for a Wholehearted Life and The Heart of Leadership: Twelve Practices of Courageous Leaders. He explains that we all need courage to make changes and lead better, more fulfilling lives. With over 25 years of experience working with executives, families and community groups, as well as with private and public companies, Staub educates individuals to be leaders in all areas of their lives.

For more information about Staub, his books or Staub Leadership Consultants, visit

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Clements International!

You might think St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that’s only celebrated in Ireland and your local Irish pub, but it’s actually a worldwide celebration. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most recognized holidays on the global calendar, with parties in China, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Argentina and Australia, just to name a few.

Have you ever wondered exactly why the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day? The holiday is named for Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who is said to have converted the country to Christianity and banned all snakes from the land. Patrick’s real name was Maewyn and he was born in Wales, but was sold into slavery in Ireland at age 16 and later adopted the Christian name Patricius (“Patrick” in English). He also made the shamrock famous, using the three-leaved version to illustrate the Holy Trinity. Today, the rare four-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck. Patrick died on March 17, 461 A.D., which now marks the annual celebration of his life and place in world history.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Clements Joins 4,000 Humanitarians at DIHAD 2009

Clements representatives will attend the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) in Dubai, UAE on April 7 – 9, 2009. The company will showcase its international insurance products specifically tailored to meet the needs of relief, aid and development organizations at Booth #55.

DIHAD began in 2004 as the Middle East’s first humanitarian aid and development event with the purpose of creating an open exchange of ideas and values between the east and west. Over time, DIHAD has become one of the world’s largest, most prestigious humanitarian events, gathering decision-makers from leading NGOs, UN Agencies, governments, charities, relief suppliers, donors and fundraising agencies.

For more information about DIHAD, visit

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Clements in the Community

The Clements team will be donating time to the local community by serving as math and reading buddies to students at the WVSA School for Arts in Learning (SAIL). SAIL is a public charter school (K-6) located in Washington, D.C. that teaches academics through the arts to children with a variety of learning differences. Ten Clements employees will volunteer for 30 minutes each week starting in March until the end of May. As an added donation, Clements will match the time employees spend at S.A.I.L. with a monetary contribution.

SAIL is one of several programs managed by WVSA ARTs connection, a community-based, non-profit that develops, implements and supports arts-infused education and employment programs for youth with special needs. For more information about WVSA and its programs, visit

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rewarding Expat Youth for Making a Difference Abroad

Clements is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Foreign Service Youth Foundation’s Community Service Awards. The awards honor outstanding U.S. Foreign Service youth who have served their community either at home or abroad while tackling the challenges of growing up all over the world.

The contest is open to all U.S. Foreign Service youth and teens, and the winners will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by the Foreign Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. in July 2009. Two first place winners will each receive a $1,500 savings bond. The deadline for entries is April 24, 2009.

For more information about the FSYF Community Service Awards or to download application materials, click here:

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Proper Insurance Equals Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind comes in many forms: a seatbelt you fasten before driving a vehicle, a reliable staff to keep your organization running smoothly, and proper insurance to protect your assets. While the first two ideas are easily implemented, finding the insurance coverage you need for your international relief and development organization can be a confusing task. Insurance is an important addition to any successful organization.

We recently published an article, "Proper Insurance Equals Peace of Mind" in the latest issue of Monday Developments, published by Interaction.

A pdf version of the article is avaible here.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring 2009 GlobalInsight Newsletter

A Whole Lotta Fish in the Sea: How to Find Your Perfect International School
You want to find the school where your children will be the most comfortable while receiving the best education. Here are a few tips to consider when beginning your more

Expat Youth Scholarship"Life in a Flying House"
In the fall of 2009, Clements International will be awarding scholarships to the winners of an essay and creative media contest. Entry deadline: May 15, more

Product Spotlight: Political Risk Insurance
Learn how this special coverage protects organizations and their staff should an event of political instability or military confrontation occur. read more

Did You Know: - Clements' Fall Travel Schedule:
See what conferences and embassies we will be visiting. read more