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DFWAE President Kandice Poteet
|Thoughts from the President
Dear DFWAE Troop 16-17,
We are so excited about our programming for members and potential members in 2016/17! If you want to Learn, Lead and Share, join DFWAE’s Journey to Excellence this year!
We are extremely excited to announce TWO upcoming events in October!
1) DFWAE FAIR DAY will be held on October 11, in the UT tent behind the Hall of State Building from 11:00 am until 2:00 p.m., serving up Smokey John’s award winning BBQ! We are developing an excellent program focusing on Associations and Agriculture and their billion dollar economic contribution to the great State of Texas each year! A can’t miss opportunity to network and learn more about what your association means to TEXAS!
2) On October 26, Lowell Appelbaum will deliver a Half-Day seminar on volunteer leadership and professional networking.
Session Title: Networking Evolution: Creating Better Platforms for Connection
Session Description: How many times have we set up a ‘networking reception’ where we expect our members to show up, play business card roulette, and then walk away having had a meaningful experience. With a little intent and advanced planning, you take these events from a space to mingle to a place to connect. Whether you are in the C-suite and focusing on the strategic value your organization creates or are on the execution side of networking events, this session will reset your expectations of what association networking should be. Come to this session with your business cards, and be prepared to learn new approaches by trying, playing, and going outside the norm.
Session Title: Volunteer Excellence: Creating Opportunities for Amazing Volunteer Experiences
Session Description: Volunteers are the lifeblood of any association – the strategic visionaries with industry insight, the subject matter experts training the future, the unpaid work force giving back. Traditional models are no longer keeping pace with the evolving needs of our volunteers – associations need to consider new approaches to targeted volunteer segments, and the types of commitments they seek. This session will share five trends in the world of association volunteering that can help elevate the volunteer experience.
Our planning committees are working on a Chili Cook-off and educational event benefiting the winning organization’s charity of choice for November (date TBD); DFWAE Board, Strategic Plan Champs and Committee Chairs will retreat to the Inn on Lake Granbury to hone our Journey to Excellence efforts on December 7-9th; Christmas Party at the TOWER CLUB on the 48th Floor of the Thanksgiving Tower in downtown Dallas on December 14, 2016; Membership Roundtables Lunch and Learn on January 11, 2017; Half-Day seminar on Governance, led by Bob C. Harris on February 22, 2017; March 20, 2017 is... A-DAY !!!, to be held at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas! This is what we have planned so far and are working diligently to complete the calendar for April, May and June, 2017! Stay tuned and keep your browser pointed toward DFWAE.ORG for more!
Leaders looking for Leaders to join patrols! If there is an area in which you would like to be involved, WE WANT YOU! Email your Scoutmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our charge is to Learn, Lead and Share as we “Journey to Excellence” in 2016-17!
Forget to Renew Your DFWAE Annual Dues? You Can Take Care of it Now!
Click here to renew your membership for the 2016-2017 member year. Access to Member-Only benefits ended July 31st for lapsed members. It just takes a moment to log-in and easily review/update your member profile and pay your annual member dues. Please attend to this important step today. If you’ve already renewed, thank you!
September 21: CAE Roundtable Lunch and Learn
Led by Mollie Pillman,MS-HSM, MBA, CAE, and Chief Membership Officer of Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Plano, Texas.
This luncheon will feature roundtable discussions led by DFWAE leaders and will cover the major components, domains and resources of the CAE credential and exam.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine,
2200 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine, TX 76051
More Information / Onsite registration available
October 11: DFWAE Fair Day
Bring your association to DFWAE Fair Day, October 11, 2016! Networking, BBQ lunch, program and tour! Watch your ebox for more!
October 26: Half-Day seminar
Delivered by Lowell Appelbaum on volunteer leadership and professional networking, to be held at the Hilton, Arlington, Texas. Your invitation is on the way!
DFWAE Choosing Leadership program
Will you choose to be a leader? This program for DFWAE members is designed for those wanting to brush up on their leadership skills, and it is so named because we know leaders are made, not born. To learn more about the program, look for Choosing Leadership under the Events tab at DFWAE.org or contact Judy Pulice, program coordinator.
DFWAE Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115, Carrollton 75006. Learn More
DFWAE Readers Group (Online)
You're invited! See reviews and recommendations from member participants, while sharing your favorite reads! Click here to engage with the DFWAE Readers Group. Connect using your existing Goodreads account, or join for free!
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