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March 2013 In This Issue
Featured Stories
Member News
GSAE News & Events
News Briefs
AMA Executive Conference Centers
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Wyndham Bay Point Resort & Spa
Featured Stories
Featuring Corey Perlman, eBoot Camp Inc., Strategic Social Media

Interested in hosting this luncheon?  We’re looking for a host property – contact GSAE if you're interested!

Thank you to our Sponsor: Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Register today & watch your inbox for more details about Corey Perlman and eBoot Camp, Inc.

10:30-11:30 am - Communications SIG meeting
10:30-11:30 am - New Member Orientation (open to all new and prospective members)
11-11:30 a.m – CAE Study Group Interest Meeting
11:30 am -12 pm  - Networking Reception
12 - 1:30 pm - Luncheon featuring Corey Perlman, eBoot Camp Inc., Strategic Social Media
1:30-3:30 pm - eBoot Camp Deep Dive (separate registration required; register here)

Communications SIG Meeting - "What's New in Association Publishing: Tools for 2013"
As an individual in charge of the communications needs of your association you know that your members expect to receive routine communications as well as the usual membership directory and newsletter. But did you know the are options out there that can help your organization grow, communicate more efficiently and even earn non-dues revenue? Join us as we hear from Mark Migliore, group publisher with Naylor, LLC, about the latest trends in association publishing and how you and your association can take advantage of all that the industry has to offer in 2013.

GSAE Member: $20 Early Bird; $35 Late (after April 12)
GSAE Guest:     $30 Early Bird; $50 Late (after April 12)

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.  An additional 2 hours earned if you attend the eBoot Camp Deep Dive from 1:30-3:30 for a total of 3.5 CAE hours.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal.  There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

In the upcoming issue of Connections magazine, Corey Pearlman -- the featured speaker at the April 17 GSAE Luncheon -- shares three simple strategies to getting better results from social media in 2013. Don't miss this sneak peek of Corey's tips, and make sure to check out the full article when your copy of Connections hits mailboxes later this month.
Member News
Earning the CAE credential is the hallmark of a committed association professional.  It helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates connections, and offers widespread value and recognition for candidates.  Congratulations to GSAE's newest CAEs!

Maryann B. McGrail, CAE, Vice President, Association Management Executives

Natalie J. Nardone, CMP, CAE, President, Nardone Consulting Group, Inc.

Scott Piper, CAE, Director of Communications, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
Nardone Consulting Group, Inc. is celebrating its President, Natalie Nardone, CMP, CAE earning the esteemed CAE credential in February with a redesign and relaunch of the website. It's clear and intuitive design has articles, resources and tools for the association professional.  Visit online and on Facebook for articles and resources and on Twitter for networking and idea sharing.
With Starwood's recent realignment of titles, Cece Corbin, CMP is now the Account Director, Group for the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.  Congratulations on the fancy new title, Cece!  The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is the host property for the 2014 GSAE Annual Meeting.
Peggy Seigler, MPA, CDME, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau, is delighted to announce the opening of the Augusta Trade, Exhibit and Event (TEE) Center.  The TEE Center held its official ribbon cutting on Feb 28th. The new 38,000 square foot exhibit hall completes the Augusta Convention Center with 45,000 square feet of meeting rooms and 372 sleeping rooms along the Savannah River. The first six days the center was open, it hosted seven events.  Augusta is the host city for the 2013 GSAE Annual Meeting, May 29-31 - registration is open!
Alicia Brasher, Convention Sales Manager, is delighted to announce The Classic Center has opened its new $24 million expansion.  The new space, in downtown Athens, GA, will allow the center to host groups as large as 6,000 people – double the size previously possible.  We invite you to Athens to see our expansion and experience our first-class hospitality.  Read the full press release here.
Macon Marriott City Center
GSAE News & Events
Thursday, March 14
GSAE Emerging Professionals SIG (formerly known as the Young Professionals SIG) Happy Hour
5:30-7:30 pm
SweetWater Brewery - 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
The tours are free, but $10 gets you a souvenir SweetWater pint glass, with 6 sample tickets for 5.5oz samples of SweetWater’s brews.
RSVP to GSAE.EP@gmail.com

Monday-Tuesday, March 18-19
ASAE Fly-in: American Associations Day 2013
Washington, DC

Friday, May 3
Certified Association Executive Exam
8 am - 2 pm
Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia
5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Ste. 300, Atlanta, GA 30328
GSAE is seeking proposals for serving as the host property for our 2013 luncheons.  The host property will receive a reserved table during registration, the opportunity to place material at each place setting, podium time, significant exposure and an attendee mailing list following the luncheon.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your property!  Available 2013 dates are April 17, Sept. 18, Nov. 13 (Tradeshow) and Dec. 11 -- all are Wednesdays.  Download the RFP, or contact GSAE at (404) 577-7850 for more information.  We're ready to "wheel & deal" on the April 17 Luncheon, so please let us know if you have space available!
Register Today

Sponsor a general session, break or breakout! Download the sponsorship form, or contact GSAE for more details.

Donate to the Annual Meeting Silent Auction today to promote your organization to association executives AND help GSAE raise money for educational programming.

• Keynotes featuring Carol Johnson, Tom Morrison and Gabriel Eckert, CAE
• 3 workshops on Wednesday
• 16 breakout choices on Thursday and Friday
• 3k Fun Run and a Shearing to benefit the Augusta Warrior Project

Book your room with the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center today!
1) Main Tower - Standard Deluxe Guest Rooms – one king bed or two double beds
2) Suites Tower - Standard One Bedroom Suites with small living room – mostly two queen beds –Wed. & Thurs. nights only
• If you'd rather call, dial (800) 868-5354 or (706) 722-8900 and ask for Reservations. Our group is listed under GSAE Annual Meeting. The reservation cutoff date is 5/8/2013.

UGA MAKES ANY MEETING A SUCCESS. The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel on the University of Georgia campus in Athens offers unparalleled conference planning and services. This unique location fits your meeting, exhibition, special event, wedding, dining or lodging needs. Professional concierge teams handle all details. Contact: Elizabeth.Hovell@georgiacenter.uga.edu
News Briefs
The Georgia 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 any of Institute’s 2013 sites. The two scholarships, available to any of GSAE’s 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.

For over 90 years, Institute has educated association and chamber 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 strong business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you can earn up to 96 credit hours toward your CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the CAE’s body of knowledge.

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 Wendy at wendy@gsae.org by March 22nd.

Early registration deadline for Midwest and Southeast is April 26th and for West and Northeast Institutes is May 31st.

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute website and review Institute’s digital catalog and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.



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