2024 GEM Open Enrollment is Here
2024 GEM Open Enrollment is Here
  Brit: This Is Your Need to Know News for September 21, 2023

[1] Meet Kyle Tibbs

Kyle Tibbs

Congratulations to Kyle Tibbs,
WSAE's September Member of the Month!

Kyle serves as the Executive Director of the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute (WSCAI) and has made a substantial impact on the organization. He is an advocate for DEI including the formation of a new committee and a quarterly book club. Kyle enjoys hiking, movies, cooking, and spending time with his family, and he also has an interest in cultivating mushrooms. 
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[2] September 27 Hybrid Shop Talk 

Member Engagement Tactics Your Association Can Put Into Action

Please join us at the offices of Washington Society of CPAs in Bellevue or via Zoom. Our guest commentator, Monette Anderson, CAE, will explore with you new and innovative avenues for enhancing member engagement.
September 27 Hybrid Schedule:
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Zoom and In-Person Program
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Facilitated discussions - in person only. 
CAE value: .5 for hybrid, plus 1 for in-person only portion 
Location: Washington Society of CPAs / Directions

Register Today

[3] Beyond the ADA: Making an Accessible Destination

Wheelchair assist
Explore Seattle Southside: Accessibility is more than just a buzzword – it’s good business. Whether making a venue more mobility-device friendly, more accommodating for neurodivergent people, or offering interpretive narration or signage for those with sensory needs, making your events more accessible means opening yourself up to a wider consumer base. We highlighted some of our local partners who are going above and beyond the minimum set in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make their spaces better for everyone.
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[4] Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills

Enhancing Your Impact as an Association Professional

This three part series (Sept 28th, Oct 12th, Oct 26th) 
is a virtual national educational series curated to strengthen your expertise in probing, bridging, synthesizing, and reflective listening. When you become a more effective facilitator, you empower your entire association.
CAE credit value: 4.5 for attending all three sessions. 
This program is presented by the Association Societies Alliance in partnership with the Washington Society for Association Excellence.
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[5] Build Your Brand as a WSAE Strategic Partner

Announcing Open Enrollment for our 2024 GEM program

Choose from four partnership levels scaled to meet your budget investment preferences to help you maintain consistent year-round presence with Washington's association industry.
For more information or to customize your selection contact Brit@wsaenet.org.
2024 GEMs Program
Fast Five is your twice monthly connection to curated, indispensable resources for advancing the careers of association professionals like yourself and strengthening the association you lead.

Directory of partners, proudly serving Washington State associations with resources they need to succeed.


Tulalip Resort Casino


Clearwater Casino Resort
Whitney Byxbee,
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Jennifer Stenberg, 
Association Management, Inc.

Olivia Vake,
Hilton Bellevue
Whitney Wilkinson,
Association Management Inc.
Tiffany Hanzo-Martin
Jennifer Hendricks
Taryn Hill
Brit Kramer, CAE
Leanne Looney
Teres Smith
Jeffery Wilcox, CFRE

Have a birthday this month? Contact Jen to be added to our next Fast Five
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