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On Wednesday, March 9th, MSAE President Cheryl Ronk will be honored with ASAE's first ever Association Political Leadership Award at American Associations Day. The award will be presented by John H. Graham IV, president and CEO of The Center for Association Leadership. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.
“Because of her tireless support and diligence on behalf of the ASAE grassroots network, we are glad to honor her with this award,” said Graham. “Through this award we recognize and thank her for her leadership in association grassroots and advocacy.”
Over her 25 year tenure as MSAE president, Ronk has mentored hundreds of executives to ensure they have the knowledge and resources to successfully lead their organization. Ronk represents the association sector on legislative initiatives at state and federal level; Ronk was the only nonprofit professional that participated in the redesign of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act, and was instrumental in communicating federally about the importance of not having sponsorships as taxable revenue and not having all expenditures receive 1099 tax forms.
“Her work to incorporate advocacy into the work of MSAE and the association culture in Michigan has set an example for others around the country.”
To learn more about the Award, visit ASAE’s website.
The Association Societies Alliance's (ASA) newly approved annual leadership award has been named after and posthumously awarded to the late Shane Yates, CAE, CMP, CTA, former executive director of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE). This award honors his memory and contributions to the association sector after he unexpectedly passed away this spring.
Every association is different. But no matter who you are or whom you represent, one thing is for certain: there is lot of work to be done.
Whether it’s managing members, raising funds, contending with new rules and regulations, or delivering quality programs that serve your mission, there is only so much that can be done in a given day, week, or year.
And that’s not when you’re trying to hire new employees or keep existing ones, or reduce overhead costs, or stay up to date with new technology and ways of communicating.
Does this sound stressful? Perhaps a bit. But that’s part of the job — managing people, processes, finances, and beyond.
The most successful associations are efficient, tech-savvy, and skilled at communicating with members, sponsors, and their local (and online) communities.
Another trait these associations share: They track employee time.
One of the principle roles of associations is to advocate on behalf of their memberships before the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
I am honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement award from Michigan Meetings & Events magazine. I could not be at the event…… the great guy I married over 32 years ago and I went for a needed break in Mexico. Fortunately, they prerecorded my acceptance speech.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS DAY 2019 | MARCH 28-29 | WASHINGTON D.C.
American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues. This year our issues will be the value of association meetings to the economy and society along with association tax issues.
This unique opportunity allows you, as an association professional, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the association industry, but your own organization as well. Join MSAE and the Michigan association delegation to attend the ASAE Board reception and network with leaders in our field.
Local, state, national and international associations are all reevaluating and shoring up their research programs. Associations have a unique position in that they represent a specific industry or profession that can collect data that provides value.
Cheryl it was a pleasure meeting you at Associ8@5:08 last month! Congratulations on receiving this award. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations Cheryl, well deserved!