Guest Post: Bob Benedict on American Assns Day

This guest post was written by Bob Benedict, CAE, Executive Director of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Nevada.  Bob is an annual fly-in participant and wanted to share his view on the importance of American Associations Day. Last year, I was new to Nevada and so when I attended the fly-in I was prepared… Read more »

How the ASAE Fly-In Benefits Small State Associations

Of the many professional benefits to attending American Associations Day, one of the most important for association professionals is the ability to create relationships with members of Congress and their staff from your state.  The meetings that an attendee has with lawmakers and their staff can be the beginning of an important partnership between offices… Read more »

What to expect from The Power of A in 2010

Last year, ASAE launched the “Power of A” campaign, an interactive campaign designed not only to educate the public and lawmakers about how associations are social and economic drivers, but to engage the association community in a discussion about how individual associations show the Power of A.  The Power of A campaign will continue in… Read more »

American Associations Day 2010 Registration Open

Registration is now open for American Associations Day 2010, the only legislative fly-in for association professionals and leadership volunteers to discuss association issues.  On March 23-24, 2010, association executives, staff, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to join their colleagues from across the country in educating Congress about the importance of associations to society, advocating for… Read more »

The Kerry Proposal

As the Senate Finance Committee continues meeting among its members to complete its comprehensive health care reform proposal, committee member John Kerry (D-MA) has floated a funding proposal to help solve the bill’s budget problem. The Kerry proposal, according to Congress Daily (subscription), would not remove the deduction on all employer-sponsored health care plans, but… Read more »