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September 2013 In This Issue
Featured Stories
Member News
GSAE News & Events
News Briefs
AMA Executive Conference Centers
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta
Featured Stories

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Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson is the eleventh president of the Georgia Institute of Technology.  In this capacity he oversees a top-ten public research university with more than 21,000 students and more than $600 million in sponsored funding.

Throughout his career, Dr. Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on numerous industry, government, and academic task forces and committees.  A distinguished scientist, Dr. Peterson was selected in 2008 by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Science Board through 2014.  The Board oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advises the President and Congress on national policy related to science and engineering research and education.

10:30-11:30 a.m. - New Member Orientation (open to all new and prospective members)
11:30-12:00 - Networking Reception
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon featuring Dr. Bud Peterson
1:30-2:30 p.m.- Supplier Council Meeting

GSAE Member: $20 Early Bird; $35 Late (after Sep. 13)
GSAE Guest: $30 Early Bird; $50 Late (after Sep. 13)

Thank you to our Sponsor: Thank you to our host:
Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria

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.  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 timeframe 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 this blog post, Deirdre Reid shares her takeaways from a report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), detailing their Task Force on Governance and Member Participation and its solutions to challenges in terms of governance. What challenges does your organization share with AVMA?
Member News
Clark Thomas, CAE, has been named Senior Director of Operations & Development for SECO International.  Founded in 1923 as the Southern Council of Optometrists, today SECO International represents optometrists around the globe while working to advance eyecare worldwide through education, professional networking and strategic partnerships.
New corporate member Joe M. Turner, a professional speaker and entertainer based in Atlanta, was inducted as the 2013-2014 International Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians at their summer convention in Phoenix.  With over 10,000 members, the St. Louis-based organization is the largest association in the illusion industry.
Karen Keys, Sales Manager, Francis Marion Hotel, is proud to introduce her bundle of joy: Liam Curtis Keys was born June 4th at 11:26am in Charleston, SC. weighing 6lb 5oz. and 21 inches long.  They are both doing well!
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Macon Marriott City Center
Naylor, LLC
GSAE News & Events
Thursday, September 12
GSAE Small Staff SIG Lunch - "Crafting, Delivering and Getting Your Message Read"
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta
RSVP to Gene or Amanda by September 10

Tuesday, September 24
Tax Exempt Association (T.E.A.) Group Luncheon - "What Keeps You Up at Night?"
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Maggiano's - 3368 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
Cost is $25; RSVP to mca@joneskolb.com by September 19

Thursday, September 26 - *date change*
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 is a complimentary, CEO only, roundtable for small-staff association executives.
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Wednesday, October 2
GSAE Professional Development Committee Meeting (and brown bag lunch)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
BOMA Georgia - 5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Ste. 300, Atlanta

Thursday, October 10
GSAE Government Relations Shared Interest Group Lunch
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Manuel's Tavern - 602 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
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Wednesday, November 13
GSAE Tradeshow & Luncheon, featuring Jeff DeCagna, FRSA, FASAE
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lunch sponsored by Visit Savannah
Tradeshow food and beverage sponsored by Expo Plus and Visit Vail Valley
Interactive map by Map-Dynamics
Tradeshow set-up sponsored by Shepard Exposition Services
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The GSAE Nominating Committee is soliciting names of members interested in serving on the GSAE Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee includes Past Chair Jim Moody, CAE; Chair, Aubie Knight, CIC, CRM; Chair elect Susan Cheshire, CAE, and two at large association executive members in good standing.
Three (3) seats for individual association member directors and one (1) seat for a corporate director will be available for two-year terms, beginning January 1, 2014.  If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please send the name and a brief description of qualifications to wendy@gsae.org.  All candidates must be members in good standing.  Deadline for nominations is September 13, 2013.  The slate of nominees will be offered to the membership for review no later than October 11.  Board members and officers will be accepted and installed at the GSAE Annual Business Meeting on November 13th.
GSAE recognizes excellence by presenting a variety of awards to members.  To nominate a member for an award, simply contact Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, President, at wendy@gsae.org.  For more information about the awards program, visit the Awards page of the GSAE website.  The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
We are so excited about our 2014 calendar.  We’ll add additional opportunities for connecting and learning through the year, but this is a great start!
  • Membership dues for 2014 remain unchanged and are due January 1. Click here for the full dues schedule.
  • Shared Interest Group meetings are included in your membership (a nominal fee may be included to cover a meal).
  • Luncheons in February, April, July and September are $25 for all GSAE members.
  • Stand alone workshops will be priced based on $30 per CAE credit hour offered.
  • The Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction is $40 for all GSAE members.
  • The 2014 Annual Meeting in beautiful Savannah, Georgia is May 28-30. Registration fees for the first association executive attendee - $295; corporate suppliers - $350; additional attendees from the same organization - $175 each. 
  • Annual Meeting room rates at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - $150 run of house (excludes resort fee and taxes). Book your room today.
  • The CAE Study Group, worth up to 12 CAE hours, meets for 9 weeks starting in June. The cost is $50 for GSAE members.  
  • GSAE's 5th Leadership Academy program includes compelling content and opportunities to share and relate to other association professionals in our community. It is designed to contribute to organizational success by broadening the participant's perspective and understanding of organizational tenants.  The $850 fee includes eight sessions of content that GSAE members and association leaders identified as most critical and relevant. Applications will be open August, 2014 for the 2014-2015 class.
  • Full on sponsorship brochure is available online today.


Thank you to the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and Mark Lind, Tradeshow Sales Executive, for the generous sponsorship of the Southeastern Societies of Association Executives' reception at The Tabernacle during ASAE's Annual Meeting & Expo!
News Briefs
The IRS has opened a website to explain the Affordable Healthcare Act in a user friendly and informative way.  The health care law contains many tax and other provisions for employers.  The IRS will administer the tax provisions included in the law.  Please visit the IRS website for more details.
The Georgia Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber’s professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2014 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 Kavanagh, CAE, at (404) 577-7850 by November 20th.

Early registration deadline for Winter Institute is November 22nd.

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute website and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.
Join the Newnan & Coweta County Chamber on September 24 for this workshop geared toward association professionals. Seminar attendees will learn rules in building the best boards and leading dynamic committees. Plus there will be rules for professional growth and rules to make your current organization more successful. There are rules to help professionals learn how to know and understand their individual volunteers and their entire community in half the time. Other rules focus on making more money both for the organization and for the executive.
The Residential Construction and Remodeling Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in October, 2014. RCRE is the new meeting place for the industry.

"We are looking forward to providing a platform for the industry to come together in order to exchange ideas and do business."  Dirk Ebener, CEO of NürnbergMesse, North America.

Visit www.rcrexpo.com for more info.


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