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Georgia Society of Association Executives

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You are cordially invited to celebrate 100 years of GSAE on Wednesday, November 15 at The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta. 

Register today (registration closes on Nov. 8)

 Additional details:
Reception at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
After Party
Cocktail attire
"Who's Who" of GSAE, including past leaders, CAEs, Leadership Academy grads and our GSAE Award winners 
Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Thank You to Our Millennium Sponsor: Visit Savannah and MapDynamics
Thank You to Our Century Sponsors:



Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors:

Thank You to Our Host: The Biltmore Ballrooms
Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Emerald Coast CVB, Inc.
Member News
Amy Kane, CAE, Director, Continuing Medical Education, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), has been honored by Georgia Trend as on of the state's best and brightest under the age of 40. Amy has previously served in various positions at ACR and as Executive Director of Ian’s Friends Foundation. She is an active volunteer with Junior League of Atlanta where she's VP-Elect of Internal Operations and is a GSAE award recipient and past committee chair.
Lauren Elizabeth Wilder was born on September 28, 2017 at 10:52 p.m. to Jacob Wilder, CAE, Director of Communications and Technology, BOMA Georgia, and his wife Meg. Lauren was 6 pounds and 14 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Her older brother Jackson was excited to meet her, calling her "tiny" and "cute."
After 13 years with the Francis Marion Hotel, Karen Keys has moved on to the next phase in her career. She is now the General Manager/Sales Director at TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a tech startup company offering full-service property management for homeowners who use their property for short-term rentals.
The Georgia Onsite Wastewater Association (GOWA) has selected Association Services Group (ASG) for full-service management, effective October 1. GOWA is dedicated to the professional and educational advancements of wastewater professionals in Georgia. "ASG is honored to be selected as GOWA’s new management partner," said ASG CEO Charles Hall. "We look forward to working with the Board to move GOWA to a new level of service and educational programming for the membership and industry."
Jaqita N. Goodson, Group Sales Manager, is excited to share that the existing Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta will be dramatically enhanced with the addition of a new Sonesta ES Suites, the company’s signature extended-stay hotel brand. The two properties will operate harmoniously under one roof, while delivering two distinctive Sonesta experiences that can accommodate visitors regardless of their length of stay and purpose of visit. Read the full press release here.
Visit Macon
Visit Jacksonville
GSAE News & Events
In addition to our 100th Anniversary Gala on November 15, mark your calendars and plan to join us for upcoming events, including the Morrow Summit on October 25, CAE review session on October 27, the T.E.A. Group Luncheon on October 31, the Holiday Luncheon on December 13, webinars and more.

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Join us for the virtual ZOOM discussion group, CAEs After Dark, this fall. Let Wendy know if you are interested in joining, or send an email to Tuesday meetings are 8-9:15 p.m. and provide 1 CAE credit hour per meeting. Remaining fall cohort dates are October 24 and November 7 and 21.

Join professional meeting planners, businesses, Clayton State University, Aerotopolis and many more as we explore the convenience and benefits of conducting business and meetings in South Metro. Be it a local, regional or statewide event, your attendees will enjoy the convenience we and our affiliate centers have to offer. RSVP today!

Luncheons in February, April, July, September and November are $39 for all GSAE members. The 2018 Annual Meeting is in Miramar Beach, FL (Sandestin) May 30-June 1. Registration fee for the first association executive attendee – $399; corporate supplier exhibit and sponsor packages range from $659-$2,909; additional attendees from the same organization – $299 each; room rates at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – $155 run of house (before fees).

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We need two CAEs to act as proctors for the 2017 CAE exam on December 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Meeting Expectations, Buckhead). To act as a proctor, you must meet the requirements set out by the CAE Commission.

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Donating to the silent auction is a great way to show your support and raise funds to help continue GSAE’s mission of advancing the profession of association management and enhancing the professionalism of association executives. We're asking all GSAE members and friends for support of the Silent Auction this year. Any donation of any size will be most appreciated and welcomed – we can even package smaller donations together to create a fabulous gift basket or experience! 
$149 members: This survey is conducted every two years by a group of state, local and regional societies of association executives with support from Whorton Marketing & Research.
  • 1,315 associations across the U.S. participated in this year’s survey, including members and non-members of 26 SAEs.
  • Participation included 11 South, 8 Northeast, 8 Midwest, and 5 West states and areas.
  • Each SAE report features its own data, or for its region.
  • The national study compares compensation across states for 39 positions.
  • Meets IRS requirements for third party data.
The full national and state reports present detailed compensation overall by budget and staff ranges, geographic scope and membership structure, and by state. Available in PDF format. Order online – after signing into your profile to receive the member pricing.
Live webinars are scheduled for October 17, November 7 and 14. Worth 1 CAE hour each. Did you know? Over 94 CAE-qualifying recorded webinars are available 24/7 on our GSAE website.

October 17 – Your Virtual Staff: Building a Team with AI Technology
November 7 – Measuring Your Online Performance with Google Analytics
November 14 – Conducting a Business Meeting

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
News Briefs
With XYZ University CEO Sarah Sladek as your guide, Membership2020 delivers ready-to-apply intelligence on how  membership structures are changing and how the needs of younger generations are reshaping the decisions associations make about recruitment, retention and revenues. You'll earn 7 CAE credits and come away with a plan that's ready to use in launching a strategic, highly integrated initiative to add Generations X, Y and Z to your membership base. Use code GSAE to get $100 off the early bird price (expires Oct. 13). 
Todd Von Deak, MBA, CAE is looking for association colleagues to complete this brief survey on knowledge sharing to help with his dissertation at Temple University's Fox School of Business. The analysis will be shared in aggregate with no individual responses noted and results widely shared in keeping with academic principles. The research team will make a donation of $5 to the ASAE Foundation for each completed survey.
GSAE is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for nonprofit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2018 sites. If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, contact Wendy by October 16.

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The 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition call for proposals is now open. ASAE is looking to create diverse opportunities for learning that benefit your peers’ professional objectives and organizational needs – so sessions with foundational, applied or strategic content are all welcome. Submissions are being accepted through October 16
Upcoming CAE-accredited webinars from HighRoad U, a blog post from MemberClicks, several Venable, LLP blogs to follow, learn more about the Healthy by Association Facebook group and more.

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GSAE Membership Directory & Buyers' Guide
The 2018 GSAE Membership Directory & Buyers' Guide will go to print soon and we want to make sure everything is exactly how you want it! Did you get a new job? Is your name spelled correctly? Do you have new contact information? Please update your profile by October 30. While you’re at it, go ahead and add your picture, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles to stay even more well-connected!  
Georgia Society of Association Executives
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