August 2020 Print

ASAE Annual Convention

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This year has taught us the importance of community, collaboration and adaptability. And although we are not able to meet in person, it's "Game On!" for the virtual 2020 Annual Convention.


  • Associate Members - FREE (registration is required)

  • Executive Members - $20 

  • Executives with Prepaid Lunches - FREE (registration is required)

The first 100 members who register by August 7 will receive a meeting box with drinks, snacks and a variety of fun items. Executive members will receive a copy of Beth Z's book The BIGGER Book of Apps. The ASAE staff will deliver the boxes to local participants, so please be sure to include a current delivery address (if different from your place of business) when you register.

After you register, you will receive a follow-up email from ASAE with the Zoom login information.

We will have a keynote presentation from Beth Ziesenis and conduct a business meeting to elect our officers and board.

LEADING WITH FOCUS: Collaboration and Productivity without a Billion Videoconferences  

Overnight the traditional workplace culture shifted when the pandemic forced our country's workforces into work-from-home models. Neverending videoconferences haven't helped you and your colleagues be more efficient...they're just wasting your time. 

Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Beth Z, for proven techniques for focus and productivity, along with the tools to lead your team to be more efficient and effective. 

  • Learn ways to cut down on time-wasting meetings and increase productive hours. 

  • Discover five easy-to-implement, proven techniques for focus and time management. 

  • See collaboration tools that will help you lead your colleagues into more productivity in less time.

The BIGGER Book of Apps adds to Beth Z’s curated collection of tech tools to help today’s multitasking professionals. With almost 600 tools, this easy to read books is the best resource to keep on your desk to help you find the answer to today's biggest tech question: “Is there an app for that?”

We look forward to seeing you on August 18!

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Board Nominations

The following officers and board members have been nominated and will be voted on at the virtual 2020 Annual Convention on August 18.


  • President: Lorrie Trogden, CAE - Arkansas Bankers Association
  • Vice President: Kevin Steele - Arkansas Homefurnishings Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Kelley Erstine - Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas
  • Past President: Jodiane Tritt - Arkansas Hospital Association

Board Members - Terms end in 2022

  • Melissa Moody - Arkansas Land Title Association
  • Ashley Wimberly - Arkansas Press Association
  • Luke Story - Arkansas Broadcasters Association

Ex Officio: Steve Roberts, Celebrations Events & Entertainment

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National ASAE News

The national ASAE convention, set for August 10-12, is virtual and FREE for members this year. It is a small fee for non-members. 

We can’t wait for you to join us!

It’s almost time! We’re excited to have you August 10-12 for the 2020 ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition! As we get closer to the event, check out some of our resources to prepare for the virtual setting:

Pro Tip!
– Stay tuned for details on how to join our pre-event sneak peek and Q&A on August 6.

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Association Law for Nonlawyers Online Course Collection

August 26 - September 16
Register here by August 21
Earn up to 10 CAE Credits

Don’t Be Blindsided by Legal Pitfalls

When you need to make a decision for your organization, do you know all the potential legal risks? Sign up for Association Law for Nonlawyers Online Course Collection to explore legal basics you need to know across several areas of association management.

This collection is specially curated to help you discover key legal issues that may impact your organization with courses like:

  • Complying with Legal and Ethical Requirements in Government Relations
  • Human Resources and Employment Law
  • Memoranda of Understanding: MOUs and Contracts
  • Navigating Social Media Risks
  • Protect Your Association from Cyber Liability

Sign up today to access the self-paced course collection as well as a recommended timeline, a moderated discussion board, and ASAE Learning Online’s full course library. Plus, complete it to earn up to 10 CAE credits.

Webinar: Innovative Ways to Maintain Engagement

Thursday, August 6, at 2:30pm EST
Register here.

Associations are adjusting to a very new normal. Maintaining engagement with members and potential members is more critical than ever. And, at the same time, much harder than ever.

Events are being cancelled. The value of memberships is being re-evaluated. Members and potential members are distracted by remote working and concerns over the state of the world. Innovative ways to engage are imperative!!

In this upcoming webinar, you will learn how to dramatically increase the value of content provided to each subscriber on your email list, creating added value to memberships and driving member acquisition.

Association Mergers in the Time of Pandemic

For associations facing a bleak future as a result of COVID-19, a merger with another association in the same field may provide a lifeline. Integrating culture and operations poses challenges, but when they can be overcome, the two organizations can emerge better together.

Read more here.

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