October 2018 Print

Monthly Luncheon

October 16, 2018
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel

Recommendations of the Tax Reform Task Force 

Joi Leonard
Legislative Affairs Office

 Joi Leonard is the Administrator of the Legal Research and Drafting Section of the Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research. In her capacity as an administrator, Joi supervises the Bureau’s drafting attorneys; drafts legislation and conducts research in the areas of tax, public finance, and economic development; and serves as the attorney for various legislative committees, including the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force. Before joining the Bureau, Joi spent three years with the Rose Law Firm, where her practice focused mainly on commercial litigation. Joi has a Master of International Law degree from the Australian National University, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she served as the Editor in Chief of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.

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Member News

Executive News 

Arkansas Bar Association is seeking Meetings and Membership Coordinator. The primary objective of this position is supporting the Arkansas Bar Association’s meeting/convention activities and membership. This position is also responsible for identifying and recommending programs to market and promote Association meetings, membership, and sponsorship. In addition, any other duties as assigned. View the full details of the position under 'Classifieds' in the member section of the website. Submit resumes to khutchins@arkbar.com.

Healthcare Association Management Company is looking for an experienced meeting/event coordinator with a minimum of 5 years’ experience related to coordinating and planning large-scale conferences or conventions. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with National Conferences. Candidate must demonstrate strong project management skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks w/accuracy, have an eye for detail and exhibit a team player approach. Planning, organizational, implementation and follow up skills are a must. Candidate will work directly with Director of Events to produce and manage our annual National conference. View the full details of the position under 'Classifieds' in the member section of the website. Email resume with SALARY HISTORY and subject line Meeting/Event Coordinator to resume@fraserimagineers.com. 

Arkansas State Chamber received 2 awards.  The Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASCP) recognized the State Chamber/AIA with two awards, Greatest Growth in Total Revenue and Greatest Growth in Membership Dues, during a recent joint conference in New Orleans with the Council of State Chambers and the U.S. Chamber Regional Team.   


Associate News 

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Scholarships Available

The Arkansas Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2019 sites. The two scholarships, available to our members, will be awarded to students attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships. Please note, this can be combined with the Premier Investor Discount (PID) and/or Group Rate.

For over 95 years, Institute has educated association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders across the country through its national program, highly rated curriculum and high caliber instructors. Thousands of executives have attended Institute sites across the country to strengthen their management skills, learn industry best practices, and gain a broad national perspective from peers. Institute has helped them build stronger organizations, become stronger business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you will earn points towards your CCE or CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the bodies of knowledge of both the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Upon completion of the Institute program, graduates receive the IOM recognition which allows them to use the letters “IOM” in public mention and professional correspondence. The IOM recognition signifies the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and commitment to the industry.

If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, contact the ASAE Office at 501-223-9188 by October 16th.

The early registration deadline for Winter Institute is November 16th.

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute Web site and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.
Are you already an IOM and have an updated job or title? Update your contact information and stay connected.


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Feature Story

UBIT: What Associations Need to Know  

Although trade and professional associations are granted a general exemption from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Code (Code) – for income from activities that are substantially related to the purposes for which the association’s tax-exempt status was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – they nevertheless are potentially taxable for income derived from unrelated business activities. The Code defines an unrelated trade or business as “any trade or business the conduct of which is not substantially related (aside from the need of such organization for income . . .) to the exercise or performance by such organization of its . . . purpose or function constituting the basis for its exemption..." [Read more]


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ASAE Partners

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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