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Annual Meeting Thanks and Follow-Up Info

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There is no bigger thanks from our association exec attendees than scheduling your OWN meeting in Macon, GA!
Huge thanks to the hosts of our 2017 GSAE Annual Meeting – Kimberly Payne-Ward and Gary Wheat, Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureaum and Rosetta Ephraim, Macon Marriott City Center Hotel.
Silent Auction & Pay the Pig Raffle
Thanks so much to our Silent Auction donors who helped us raise more than $10,600 to support GSAE’s educational programming. We have two items still up for grabs, contact Jane Anne if you’re interested:
• Hand painted portrait from Thomas Fallon Hand Crafted Portraits – min. $395
• Organizational Review & Recommendations or Strategic Planning Facilitation from The Leadership Center – min. $1170

Your generosity helped us raise more than $3,000 to support the good work of Loaves & Fishes through the 5th Annual GSAE 3K Fun Run/Walk and the Pay the Pig Raffle. Thanks so much to Lori K. Spear, CAE and her Pay the Pig Team for your hard work!
• Congratulations to Missy Brandt Wilson on winning the grand prize and to our 2nd and 3rd prize winners, Abit Massey, CAE and Lee Lemke, CAE.
• You may also donate directly to Loaves & Fishes 

GSAE Foundation Beer Pour
Thanks especially to auction winners, Joel Peacock, Mark Lamberth, Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE, and our sponsors, Map Dynamics, MemberClicks and the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, for your support. With the help of hosts Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Mike Pennington, CAE and Russ Webb, y’all raised more than $4,000 to fund future internship grants.

Main event sponsors who help keep us whole, including:                                                               
Our in-kind sponsors
Dobil Laboratories, Inc, general sessions and keynote AV – Frank DensonMap Dynamics, interactive map – Amanda Cook and Jeremy Minnick; Naylor Association Solutions, connections mag and our e-newsletter – Chris Hodges and John Bacon; PRG, breakout rooms AV – Jeff Sabourin; Results at Hand, meeting app – Kimberly Harwood; Shepard Exposition Services, all signage, all the time – Brittany Jones; Standard Press, brochure printing – David Canady. Visit all our meeting sponsors, including our breakout sponsors, on the app and on the main AM page. Just click on the hyperlinks for more info.

GSAE Rock Star Volunteers
Finally, a big thank you hug to all our volunteers, especially the capable and energetic members of Team GSAE – Missy, Ian, Sheryl, Holly, Aprell, LKS, CAE, Meg, Myra, Spence, Karla, Rosetta, and Kimberly, Team Pay the Pig, Meet & Greet, the Ambassadors, Member Orientation and the Silent Auction committees. 

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