AFWA Des Moines Chapter meets at various restaurants in the Metro on the third Tuesday of the month. Join us for networking, lunch and CPE programs. Members and guests can RSVP online with the form below.

Board meetings are open to the membership and are typically held the Friday before our membership meetings.  If you are planning to attend and would like to order lunch, please contact us at  Someone from the board will contact you with details. 

March CPE Meeting     
Date: Tuesday, March 21st
Location: Fire Creek Grill (800 S 50th St #110, West Des Moines)
Cost: $15 for members and first-time guests, $25 for recurring non-members (Payment in the form of cash or check will be due at the event)
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Kelsey Knowles will speak on Wage and Hour Rules and DOL InvestigationsThe Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the most frequently violated employment-related statutes.  It also carries significant penalties for companies who fail to comply.  Unfortunately, many companies simply do not understand or know about the FLSA’s detailed and sometimes counter intuitive requirements.  This presentation will provide an overview of the FLSA, the penalties associated with violating the FLSA and the methods of enforcement both by the Department of Labor and private lawsuits.  We will also discuss examples of some frequently overlooked provisions of the FLSA and ways financial professionals can help employers avoid FLSA violations by ensuring employees are compensated correctly. The valuable information provided at this meeting is for one hour of CPE. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Please RSVP by 12:00pm on Friday, March 17th through the form below if you will be attending the meeting.  NOTE: There is not a confirmation email sent once you register. The form will say "Thank You. Your submission has been received." If you must change your registration, please contact Jen Johnson and Carrie Dostal . Reservations canceled within 2 business days of the meeting may result in a charge from the venue, which must be paid by the member or guest.

Upcoming Meetings

April CPE Meeting - Tuesday, April 18th; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Wakonda Club (3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines); Mary Stier will speak on Leadership
May Networking Meeting - Tuesday, May 16th; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Woobly Boots (1301 NW 114th St, Clive); Networking Meeting

June CPE Meeting Tuesday, June 20th; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Wakonda Club (3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines); Lori Egger will speak on Form 990 

July Appreciation Event - Tuesday, July 11th; 5:30pm - 7:00pm; TBD

Administrative Policies: If you would like to make or cancel a reservation, please contact Treasurer, Carrie Dostal and 
Jen Johnson.  Reservations canceled within 2 business days of the meeting may result in a charge from the venue, which must be paid by the member or guestPer chapter rules, if you register and do not attend, you will be charged the cost of the luncheon/dinner.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact us at
Official National Registry Statement: AFWA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors:  150 Fourth Avenue, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417 or through its website: