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May 2013 In This Issue
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University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Wyndham Bay Point Resort & Spa
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• Keynotes featuring Carol Johnson, Tom Morrison and Gabriel Eckert, CAE
• 3 workshops on Wednesday and 16 breakout choices on Thursday and Friday
• Up to 11 CAE hours, including a Wednesday workshop
• 3k Fun Run and a Shearing to benefit the Augusta Warrior Project

Book your room with the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center today!
Main Tower - Standard Deluxe Guest Rooms – one king bed or two double beds
• 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 5/14/2013.

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

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

Join your GSAE buddies for a round of golf at The River Golf Club on Wednesday, May 29. Tee times begin at 10am. If you want to play, but forgot to register for it, email Jane Anne to get set up ($52 for 18 holes).

Give Back to Augusta!
Help GSAE give back to our host city by supporting the Augusta Warrior Project through the first-ever GSAE 3K Fun Run! The cost to participate is only $20 and you get an awesome t-shirt! You can run, walk, or participate as a 'ghost runner' (you pay the $20 registration fee, get the t-shirt, but don't have to run or walk the course). If you want to participate in the 3K, but forgot to register for it, just email Jane Anne. The Augusta Warrior Project's mission: Connecting Warriors and their families who live in the Greater Augusta area of Georgia and South Carolina (CSRA) with resources that improve their lives.

New this year: The opportunity to pose for, and purchase, professional headshots on-site at the Annual Meeting.  Check the website for more details and make your appointment here.

YourMembership.com Lunch and Learn
After the Annual Meeting ends, stay for a lunch and learn Friday at 1 pm with YourMembership.com's Chief Operating and Revenue Officer, JP Guilbault to learn how associations use member engagement software to create, engage and grow while increasing revenue and relevance to their membership.  This insightful lunch and learn will include best practice recommendations and a demonstration of how YourMembership.com's suite of member engagement tools make running an association easier.

This lunch and learn would also be of great interest to Affiniscape system users who will be migrating to the Yourmembership.com software.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP right away to Jessica Cronk
Dues-based organizations are constantly searching for ways to stay relevant and competitive in a world where potential members are more hesitant than ever to commit. In this article, Association Adviser’s Hank Berkowitz shares how smart associations maintain a year-round dialogue with sponsors and partners, to help them solve marketing challenges and reach business objectives.
Member News
TAPPI has announced its 2013 TAPPI Fellows. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon a small percentage of TAPPI's membership and is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and/or the Association.  Read the full press release here.

Charles T. Bohanan, CAE, Director of Standards and Awards for TAPPI and President, Association Standards, Inc., joined TAPPI in 1975 as a Technical Editor on TAPPI Journal.  He's served in a variety of roles including over 30 years as manager for TAPPI’s Standards and Technical Information Papers, including administrator for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization of Standardization’s Technical Committee TC 6.  In 2005 he received the Leadership and Service Award from the TAPPI Process and Product Quality Division.

As a member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) he's served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the GSAE Foundation Board of Trustees, and in 2006 was awarded the Cliff Clarke Award for Outstanding Association Executive in Georgia, its highest honor. He also received GSAE's Steve Styron Award and was named one of the society's "90 Movers and Shakers" during its 90th anniversary celebration.
Robin D. Lane, CAE has been named chief operating officer (COO) of the Society for Human Resources Management - Atlanta Chapter (SHRM-Atlanta), a Meeting Expectations full-service association management client since 2002. As COO of SHRM-Atlanta, Lane will implement the vision and strategy of the board of directors, liaise with members of the Atlanta business community to raise the organization’s visibility, lead a team to develop member resources, and continue to grow SHRM's membership.
After more than 36 years with the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia, Rachel Ann Shattah, CAE is pleased to announce her retirement as of April 30.  She most recently served PIAG as the Executive Vice President of Member Relations, and was an active member of GSAE for 36 years.  Rachel Ann served as Chair of the GSAE Foundation Board of Trustees, received the Clifford M. Clarke Award, the Alan R. Johnson Leadership Award and was named one of GSAE's 90 Movers and Shakers. 
ASAE has announced the winners of the 2013 Gold Circle Award (GCA) competition that recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. Winners will receive their awards during the Gold Circle Awards ceremony on June 5 at the 2013 ASAE Membership, Marketing and Communications Conference in Washington, DC.

We are so proud of the Re-branding Campaign winner, Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia): BOMA-Atlanta becomes BOMA Georgia. Congrats to Gabriel Eckert, CAE, Erin Hall, Sharon Shuford and the entire staff!
Hollie Young, Sales Manager, is thrilled to announce the completion of the Hyatt Regency Greenville's extraordinary transformation.  Plan your next event at Greenville's premier downtown hotel, and host property of the 2012 GSAE Annual Meeting, located in the new shopping, dining and entertainment hub at NOMA Square. With over 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, in-house audio visual expert and a new dedicated meeting planners lounge, we are well-equipped to partner with you to make your next meeting a success.  Call us at (864) 235-1234 to set up a tour.

The Columbus, Georgia Convention & Trade Center, one of the most unique convention center you'll ever discover is situated on the banks of the world's longest urban Whitewater course.  Enjoy historic surroundings, first class amenities and 100,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space.  And when your meeting concludes, slip into your wet gear and slip outside for a Whitewater adventure you'll never forget.  Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau's President & CEO Peter Bowden, TMP, CDME is thrilled to announce that Whitewater comes to Columbus May 2013! 
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Macon Marriott City Center
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
GSAE News & Events
Monday, June 17
GSAE Education/Certification SIG Lunch Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 pm, brown bag lunch
Atlanta & Georgia Chapters, IEC - 4500 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta
Please RSVP by Monday, June 3 to Tim Kline

Tuesday, June 18
ATL SAFE (Atlanta Small Association Forum for CEOs) Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, lunch will be provided
MemberClicks, Inc. - 3495 Piedmont Road NE Piedmont Center, Bldg. 12, Ste. 110, Atlanta
ATL SAFE (Atlanta Small Association Forum for Executives) is a complimentary, CEO only, roundtable for small-staff association executives.
Register today

Wednesday, July 10
GSAE Summer Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thank you to our host property - Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
Thank you to our sponsors, The Ritz-Carlton properties:
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

The next formal CAE Study Group will begin meeting June 13, 2013 at Nardone Consulting off Powers Ferry.  Each session will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM.  You must complete the CAE Study Group Registration form to participate.  The schedule will follow the following months, skipping the week of July 4.

Domain 1: Organizational Management - Thursday, June 13
Domain 2: Leadership - Thursday, June 20
Domain 3: Administration - Thursday, June 27
Domain 4: Management & Research - Thursday, July 11
Domain 5: Governance & Structure - Thursday, July 18
Domain 6: Public Policy, Government Relations & Coalition Building - Thursday, July 25
Domain 7: Membership Development - Thursday, August 1
Domain 8: Programs, Products & Services - Thursday, August 8
Domain 9: Marketing, Public Relations & Communications - Thursday, August 15
Extra Study Day if determined by group - Thursday, August 22
Law Review - date is TBD
Finance Focus with Matt Gunning, CPA - date is TBD

Order now!  ASAE's CAE Study Guide, 2012–2013 Edition, Kathleen M. Edwards, CAE, Executive Editor; member and nonmember Price is $100.  Includes official CAE Practice Exam!

“CAE” is a registered trademark of the American Society of Association Executives and the Certified Association Executive Commission. The Study Guide is independent of the CAE certification program. No specific preparatory program is endorsed by the CAE Commission. The CAE Commission and CAE staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CAE program. To learn more about CAE certification contact Credentialing at caedept "at" asaenet.org or (202) 626-2759.
News Briefs
If not, the latest episode of the "ATL Files" might get you in the mood for this year's event, taking place in Atlanta.  Also: Have a outside-in mindset to deliver nuanced materials to your members.

The Georgia World Congress Center knows how to tease its conference attendees -- especially when the conference they're teasing is this year's 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. They're bringing their guests right into the action with a series of short films.
Conducted by Naylor LLC, and the Association Adviser, in partnership with the Association Societies Alliance.

Our latest research shows that associations of all sizes and industry compositions are communicating more frequently with members and in more ways than ever before -- but our comprehensive research confirms they could be doing so much more effectively and efficiently.  Download the full report here and learn more about this at the GSAE Annual Meeting breakout session "Enhancing Member Communications Through Video: Why it's Time to Get Started" by Charles Popper, Vice President of Association Relations, Naylor, LLC.


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