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MAY, 2015

Calendar of Events


June, 2015
05- Annual Golf Outing

September, 2015
28- Quarterly Meeting

November, 2016
23- Quarterly Meeting

February, 2016
29- QuarterlyMeeting

April, 2016
25- Annual Meeting



Iowa Society for Association Executives
100 Court Ave, Ste. 203
Des Moines, IA 50309

Welcome from your 2015-2016 Board!

 The new ISAE Board of Directors was presented and approved at the Annual Meeting held on April 27, 2015. Last year's President, Paul McLaughlin turned over the gavel to Heather Tamminga with Association Management Ltd. Please check out the list of your new slate of officers and feel free to contact them or the committee chairs if you are interested in helping with any committees.


Member Award

Winner of the 2015 Distinguished Association Executive of the Year Award

Congratulations to Kevin Kruse, JD, CAE!
Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel for Diversified Management Services


Click Here for Press Release or READ MORE

Upcoming Events

Annual ISAE Golf Outing

Willow Creek Golf Course
140 Army Post Rd,
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Friday, June 5th

8:00 AM: Registration
8:00 AM: Sponsor Set-up
9:00 AM: Shotgun Start
Reception Following Golf


Golfers: CLICK HEREto register & more information

Sponsors: CLICK HEREto register & more information

Quarterly Membership & Annual Meetings

The calendar for the upcoming 2015-2016 meetings have been finalized and listed in the calendar on the ISAE website. Registration has been activated for all these events so feel free to register early!


Dates & Locations- mark your calendar:

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 at Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 at Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 at Iowa Events Center
  • Monday, April 25, 2016 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center

CLICK HERE to register or see more information on the terrific topics and speakers for each meeting.

Member News

Time to renew your membership!

Thank you for your membership over the past year. We hope you have enjoyed the many benefits of your association with ISAE. As our fiscal year ends on June 30th, we are letting you know that your annual ISAE membership dues are now available for renewal on our website, Once you log in to the site, it will prompt you to renew or you may follow the instructions listed in the message below. You must renew by August 1st to be included in the printed directory. If you are a new member or have renewed recently, your membership should have been extended until next year already.

The site should also prompt you to check and update your profile page. Please take a minute to review the information and make sure your contact details (especially email addresses) are correct. If you are new, don't have a photo in our current directory or wish to change or update the one that is printed in the last directory, please forward that to us at byAugust 1st.


Membership Directory Advertising

For Associate Members and those interested in advertising in the ISAE printed directory, Pioneer Communications will be contacting you with details soon. Please CLICK HERE if you wish to download and print a current copy of the Advertising Rate and Agreement sheet. Contact Pioneer Communications directly with any questions on advertising.

Ad Space Deadline: August 15th!

Group Updates

ISAE Young Association Professionals(YAP)

ISAE leadership recently formed a Young Association Professionals (YAP) Committee specifically with emerging professionals in mind. The YAP committee will offer programming for members with less than 7 years of experience and/or less than 40 years old aimed to enhance their careers in association management. The YAP Committee is holding its first planning meeting in May...more to come! For questions or to get involved, please contact Jessica Reinert, CAE, Committee Chair, at

If you wish to keep in touch with the activities for this group, make sure toadd the YAP groupto your profile by clicking on "Groups" link under "Manage Profile" on the ISAE website. Simply choose to join this group under Group Permissions then the"Membership Groups" link. This will give you access to the calendar of events, blogs and forums associated with YAP.


Inaugural Associate Member Roundtable

The ISAE Associate Board Members hosted the first roundtable solely focused on theAssociate membership in May at the Iowa Events Center. There were few in attendance but the conversation was beneficial and the networking was fun! If you couldn't attend, please feel free to contact your Board representatives, Anne Drannen Small or Jessica Van Sloten, for more information and ideas for activities in the future.

2014-2015 Leadership Class Graduates!

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2014-2015 Leadership Class!

The members completing the program were presented with awards at the annual meeting in April. This program is comprised of six strategic one-day programs over a six month period designed to instill in you the necessary qualities to not only provide stability to your organization, but also giving you confidence that instills trust in others so they choose to follow your leadership. The program is offered every other year so it will be available again in the Fall of 2016.


Article of Interest

Who Belongs to Whom?

By Joe Rominiecki / Sep 18, 2013,

Most of us regularly use the phrase “our members.” Stop and think about that. Do members belong to your association, or is it really the other way around? READ MORE



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