Next Meeting:  January 20 Reviewing Great Sessions from ASAE 2015 at Noon

NSAE Recognizes Members

Lori Benvin, incoming President, presented Cherie Williams, RCE CAE, with the President’s award for her service as President from 2013-2015.

Lori Cherie Pres2013-15Executive Director presented the Member of the Year Award to Denise Selleck, Executive Director of the NV Osteopathic Medical Association for her service to NSAE over her fifteen years as a member.

Denise Selleck Member 2015Robert Talley DDS, CAE, NV Dental Association, was presented the Volunteer of the Year Award for guiding the CAE study group over the last year and a half.

Bob Talley Volunteer 2015

Next Meeting January 20 Reviewing Great Sessions from ASAE 2015 at Noon

April Miller CAE, Reno/Sparks Realtors Association and Maury Astley CAE, President of the International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations will bring ideas from their sessions at the ASAE annual meeting in Detroit.

Lunch is included. Members $20, Nonmembers $30. We will videoconference between Dr. Bob Talley’s office at 8863 W. Flamingo R. Suite 102, Las Vegas in the south and Lori Benvin’s office at 161 Country Estates Circle, Suite 1B, and Reno.

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Since we have to purchase the lunches in advance no refunds can be given for non-attendance.


Thanks to Ernie Hartong, CEO, Association of Residential Cleaning Services International, located in Cleveland OH. Topic: Not-for-Profit, It’s a Tax Status, Not an Objective.” It was an informative presentation and networking discussion on governing an association.

There are three main sectors in our economy. Public, Government and nonprofit. There are 1.6 million nonprofits in the U.S. Value to the economy is $670 billion and 56% of adults work for nonprofits. NSAE members are mostly 501.c.6. and we are not charities. We should be have a positive financial balance each year so we can grow. Basic documents were covered like Articles, Bylaws, 990 tax forms, etc. Be sure and have D&O insurance or your directors are in jeopardy. Bylaws are your contract with your members. They also spell out elections, removal from office, voting procedures, etc. A few necessary committees but those should mostly be policy decisions and put in your policy manual which is easier to make changes; these should also include your social media policy now. Look at how your members communicate. Social media is more important and some member may respond to a text before they will see an email. Must haves, provide your Board with a monthly balance sheet, P&L and year to date budget performance.

Two key resources, Doug Eadie: The Board Savvy CEO (available on the NSAE website at a discounted price) and Ken Dayton, Governance is Governance. Attendees will be provided a copy of the presentation and the Dayton article.

Ernie Hartong

Ernie Hartong

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NSAE Meeting with Ernie Hartong

In Other News

Check out NSAE on Facebook and LinkedIn. We are very active and connecting with other organizations and want your input. Add us to your group and we will promote your meetings and activities.

Welcome New Members!

Nelson B. Janes CAE has recently joined NSAE.

What people are saying about NSAE:

Paula Sweeney, Westin Las Vegas, “I learned a lot from Ernie’s presentation. This is my first meeting and I look forward to being more involved. Maybe we could even host an event.”

Cherie Westbrook, LVCVB for Laughlin and Mesquite; “great meeting and I am so glad to be working on the membership committee again. If we keep growing our attendance I will see if I can find a space that works for us and still connects with Reno.”

 Contact Maury at 702-254-4263 or nsae@nsae.net if you have any questions.