Membership Committee Update – June 2019

BobMancusoSubmitted by Bob Mancuso

AAF Omaha Membership Team Co-Chair

AAF Omaha Membership Team Chairs: April Clark, Paula Steenson and Bob Mancuso

Membership Committee Members: Kelly Sohns, Shannon Garner, Juli Jackson, Sandy Barnhart and Alec Rahe

Each year AAF Omaha participates in AAF’s National Club Achievement Competition. The Club Achievement Competition is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments of AAF affiliated advertising clubs across the country and to showcase the programs and projects clubs undertake each year. We are excited to announce that the membership club achievement binder won 1st Place! Tremendous job to all of the membership team and all of our members. Let’s keep the momentum going!

The AdBites Luncheon on May 21 at Beacon Hills in Aksarben Village was packed! We heard from Marianne Gjerstad who is the Group Engagement Director at Barkley in Kansas City. She enlightened us on how to create social content that people care about. We also presented awards to our scholarship winners.

We held the AAF Bingo Tournament on June 13. Over 35 people attended and there was many prizes and fun for everyone!

Some upcoming events for you to take full advantage of your AAF membership are:

July 18 – ON Brand Conference
Join us for an inspirational look at branding, presented in concert by five national trade organizations’ local chapters; AAF Omaha, AIGA Nebraska, AMA Omaha, PRSA Nebraska and IABC Omaha. Visit onbrandcon.com for more details and to register.

July 25 – AdConnect | The Summer BBQ Bash
Verizon on 144th & Dodge from 4-7 pm. Come out and network, meet fellow AAF Members and bring a guest. It’s a picnic with complimentary food, drinks, games and door prizes! Plan to be there!

Aug 21 – AdBites Breakfast
8-9:30 am at the Scott Conference Center in Aksarben Village. More details coming soon.

Save the Date | December 17, 2018
Mark your Calendar for our amazing Holiday Luncheon scheduled for December 17, 2019 at Field Club. Information for this event will be out in coming months.

I would like to remind AAF Omaha members to watch for your membership renewal notice. Renew quickly so you don’t miss one minute of AAF Omaha programming and events at special member pricing!  Remember when you attend the AAF Omaha events you may be the recipient of an awesome member perk from one of our great sponsors.

Please help us get the word out about the AAF Omaha organization to the marketing professionals you meet with and invite them to all future events. Tell them about the benefits AAF Omaha has to offer and that membership in the unifying voice of advertising helps everyone in the industry.

The AAF Omaha membership benefits include the following:
• Access to professional development events (luncheons) discussing the latest trends in our industry / profession from experts who will educate, motivate, and intrigue you.
• Access to discounts for club events, luncheons, and the American Advertising Awards. Plus you are eligible for special discounts on shipping, car rentals, insurance, and supplies and more.
• Fun networking events throughout the year including Ad Wars, Bowl-a-Rama, Ad Connect, AAF Open Golf and the Holiday Luncheon.
• Opportunity to share ideas, discuss marketing challenges, and brain storm ideas.
• Free job postings at www.aafomaha.org
• Local AAF Omaha membership also gives you AAF National membership which plays a significant role in supporting charities, legislation, and issues that affect your business.

Apply online for membership, or call 402-561-6625.



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