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April 7, 2014 — It’s National Volunteer Week!

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NEW ASSOCIATION FORUM BOARD OFFICIALLY TAKES OFFICE
The 2014-2015 Association Forum Board of Directors became the organization’s governing body on April 1, representing the wide diversity of organizations that form Chicago's association community. Board members include:

  • Chair — Frederick Grubbe, MBA, CAE, CEO, Appraisal Institute 
  • Chair-Elect — Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR, President & CEOManagement Association 
  • Secretary-Treasurer — Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE, Executive Director/CEOAssociation Management Center
  • Regular Member Directors — Harriet Bogdanowicz, MBA, CAE, Assistant Executive Director, Communications, American Association of Endodontists; and Lynne Thomas Gordon, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, CEO, American Health Information Management Association
  • Supplier Partner Member Director — Kenneth Fischang, CHME, CMP, RES, President/CEO, Sonoma County Tourism
  • Immediate Past Chair — Evan Williams, CAE, Vice President of External Relations, Mechanical Contractors Association
  • Others continuing on the board are: Mary Eiken, RN, MSN, Executive DirectorSociety of Gynecologic Oncology; Thomas Noonan, President & CEOVisit Baltimore; Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD, MPH, Executive Director,American Dental Association; Minal Patel, Senior Vice President/Sr. Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Rob Paterkiewicz, CAE, MBA, IOM, Executive DirectorSelected Independent Funeral Homes; andMark Thorsby, CAE, Vice PresidentSmithBucklin Corporation

A WEEK TO RECOGNIZE STRONG CONTRIBUTORS
This week is a time to inspire and encourage people to seek imaginative ways to engage in their communities—and to honor the nation’s volunteer force of 63 million who have dedicated themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Get ideas here to recognize your star volunteers. And mark your calendars for future National Volunteer Week dates:

  • April 12-18, 2015 
  • April 10-17, 2016
  • April 23-30, 2017

VISIT YOUR ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR TRUSTED RESOURCES AND PREFERRED SOLUTIONS
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RETHINKING MEMBERSHIP AS A GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT MODEL
The time has come for associations to catch up to the realities of today’s consumer habits and reconsider how and why people around the world engage with organizations they feel deliver value. Attend this session on May 8 and discover the essential ingredients to growing business globally, and learn new strategic concepts, benchmark data, and real-world success stories to help your association find a path to relevance and promote engagement around the world.


ELEVATE YOUR EDUCATION OFFERINGS
Attend Education and Program Development 101 on April 23 to understand what aspects of your organization’s education and professional development offerings are excelling or needs attention. Learn more about needs assessments, program dynamics, instructor qualifications, instructional methodology, program delivery, post-program analysis, and more!



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