December 2018 Print

ASAE Annual Christmas Party

December 18, 2018
Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel

Mistletoe & Margaritas
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Get an updated headshot for the next ASAE directory for just $30! Headshots will be taken by Steve Roberts with Celebrations Events.
Sign up online when you register for lunch.

If you would be interested in donating items for the cake walk (a party favorite thanks to the goodies from our amazing Associate Members) or other door prizes (dinners/hotel stay), please email 

Each year ASAE helps to provide Christmas gifts to the youth at the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. It's that time of year again! 
ASAE ASYR Christmas Wish List 

How can you help?
  • You can select an individual child to purchase gifts for
  • You can donate gift cards to be used for shopping
  • Donate specifically requested items for the houses. This year includes blankets and snacks.
  • If you want to make a monetary tax-deductible donation, checks can be made out to the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch. 

You can email ( or call (501-223-9188) and let the ASAE office know which child you would like to adopt for this holiday season! 

Items can be brought to the Christmas luncheon on December 18 or delivered to the ASAE office at 9 Shackleford Plaza by Monday, December 17.

To learn more about the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch visit their website at


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Member News

2019 Dues Renewals 

2019 Dues Renewal notices have been emailed. You can pre-pay for your lunches and save $5 per lunch, or $45 for the year. Consider this option when you renew your dues and you will then just have to RSVP online for each lunch and avoid submitting a monthly payment. Dues must be paid for 2019 by February 15 in order to be included in the new directory.

Executive News 

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association seeking Membership Recruiter. The Membership Recruiter is responsible for carrying out effective recruiting strategies to increase new and Elite membership in assigned established geographic areas. This is a full-time position, with salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please submit resumes to View the full job description here.

Associate News 

Do you have a special you would like to offer to ASAE members? Special booking rates or rewards?  Unique promotional items? Email by the end of each month to have it included in the newsletter.


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ASAE Annual Convention

The last 6 years the Little Rock CVB has hosted an after party for all convention attendees following the annual banquet on Tuesday.  Given that the convention is in Little Rock for 2019, they will not be hosting an after party.  If other associate members may be interested in hosting an after-party event, please contact the ASAE Office at or 501-223-9188.


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CAE (Certified Association Executive)

CAE Designation and Spring Study Group  

ASAE’s Certified Association Executive credential and leadership development opportunities can tap individual career potential and help associations build a more skilled and knowledgeable team.
For association executive recruiters and HR directors, the Certified Association Executive credential is the hallmark of a committed association professional. Held by more than 3,000 diverse association executives across the nation, the CAE is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.
Earning and maintaining the CAE is a three-part process. Candidates must first meet eligibility requirements and submit an application. The next step is to sit for and pass the CAE exam. A candidate who has earned the credential must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years.
Another route to professional development is to participate in ASAE communities and events that bring together aspiring leaders and veteran association executives. Whether the program is online or face-to-face, participants gain knowledge and professional connections that can lead to new opportunities.


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Feature Story

Do Your Members Need a Break? Add a Pause Button  

You might feel compelled to engage members constantly, but what if those touchpoints feel overwhelming or intrusive? A few associations and some subscription-based services let members press the pause button when they need a break.

What I’m about to say might sound counterintuitive to your member engagement strategy, but bear with me. Is it possible that your association does too much for members? The idea that less is more may not be popular among association pros with business or performance goals to meet, but I expect it rings true for a lot of members. What if a majority of your members are experiencing email fatigue? Or they may be busy five-minute members unable to commit to volunteer tasks, big or small. On an individual level, a member may be experiencing a job transition, a personal or family crisis, or a medical leave that causes him or her to disengage. 

Here’s the good news: According to Community Brand’s 2017 Member Loyalty Survey, a large majority of members (84 percent) feel satisfied with their organization, and 74 percent said they’re likely to renew. But an “always on” engagement strategy that’s not attuned to individual members’ needs can have the opposite effect of what you intend. [Read more]


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ASAE Partners

Sign up now to be a partner in 2019!

To learn more about the partnership program and the benefits, view the full packet here

Thank you to our 2018 ASAE Partners.  

Visit Hot Springs
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fairfield Bay Conference Center
Holiday Inn Conference Center
Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
Visit Rogers

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Branson/Lakes Area CVB
Chancellor Hotel
Chateau on the Lake Resort
Doubletree Hotel Little Rock
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs
Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock
Hiltons of Branson
Holiday Inn Presidential
Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Bentonville



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