THE WEEK YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Starting today, the 10th annual Association Week features six unique events — opportunities for association professionals to gather and embark on learning, networking and celebrating achievements. *You may STILL register for Annual Meeting on site, outside Ballroom W196, Level 1, McCormick Place West, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Beth serves as an executive director for multiple clients for whom Meeting Expectations provides association management services. Beth is responsible for working with boards of directors to facilitate strategic planning for the associations she oversees. She also manages her staff to provide support services including communications, database management, membership operations, financial management and meeting/event planning and execution. Beth recently planned and administered the Meeting Professionals International’s annual honors gala, which was a great success, but “left a little early” to deliver her second baby — Dylan Sameer Chitnis. Congratulations, Beth!
Both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recognize the contributions and economic impact of Association Forum and the entire Chicagoland association community by officially proclaiming June 17-21, 2013, as Association Week. Read the proclamations here.
I, Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago, do hereby proclaim June 17-21, 2013 as ASSOCIATION WEEK in Chicago and encourage all Chicago businesses and organizations to acknowledge and celebrate the important work of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and the many associations located in the City of Chicago."
"I, Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim June 17-21, 2013 as ASSOCIATION WEEK in Illinois in support of our associations, and encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that Illinois headquartered associations make to the health, education and overall well-being of the people of the Land of Lincoln."
WHERE ARE YOU GOING THIS SUMMER?
It can be Palm Spring, Sonoma, NYC or a sweet Chicago stay-cation if you enter the Association Forum charity raffle. Purchase a raffle ticket to support three important charities and for your chance to win a trip to the aforementioned destinations, a Chicago Bulls skybox or a 50-inch flat screen TV.
IF YOU CAN’T JOIN ‘EM, FOLLOW ‘EM
Even if you can’t be physically present, you can follow Annual Meeting happenings at: @AssocForum and use the event hashtag #13AW. If you are attending, follow the event on Twitter to get the latest updates, share your Annual Meeting experience and participate in the smart mobs.
PART OF SHOP EXCHANGE DELAYED; REVISED APPLICATIONS RELEASED
In a final rule released May 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delayed a portion of the Small Business Health Options Program exchange (created by the Affordable Care Act for small business and their employees) until 2015. However, the final rule, which takes effect on July 1, does not delay the entire program. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released revised employee and employer SHOP applications.
ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY LEGENDARY LEADER, BILL TAYLOR, DIES
Robert William “Bill” Taylor, CAE, former chairman of the board and president & CEO of ASAE, died June 8. He was 83. Bill served as ASAE’s board chairman in 1974-75. In 1976, Bill received ASAE’s highest award for volunteer service, The Key Award. In 1982, Bill joined ASAE as president & CEO until 1998, and had a lasting and profound impact on ASAE’s growth and the development of the association management profession.