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. 

May CPE Member Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 21st

Location: Wakonda, 3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines

Cost: $15 members, $20 first time guests and $30 for recurring non-members (Payment in the form of cash or check will be due at the event)
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Becky Pratt will be speaking on Enterprise Risk Management Overview at our CPE Meeting. She will cover the following topics: Evolution of Enterprise Risk Management and impact across industries, creating value through Enterprise Risk Management, risk categories and relationships, common areas of operational risk, common operational risk mitigation techniques and methods, importance of formality, frameworks, governance, and connecting top-down to bottom-up in reporting.

We look forward to seeing you there! The valuable information provided at this meeting is for one hour of CPE.

Please RSVP by 12:00pm on Friday, May 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 Nokes 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.



TURKEY CLUB CROISSANT (honey turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, mayo, croissant)

WAKONDA BACON CHEESEBURGER (Burger with Applewood Bacon on a Kaiser Roll)

CALIFORNIA COBB SALAD (Bibb, Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce topped with Bacon, Tomatoes, Chicken, Egg, Avocado, Blue Cheese Crumbles accompanied with a Peppercorn Ranch Dressing)

TUSCAN PASTA (bowtie pasta, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine, olive oil, oregano, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, shaved parmesan)

Upcoming Meetings

June Networking CPE Member MeetingTuesday, June 18th; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Carrie Dostal will be speaking on The Three “D”s of Getting it Done: Deliberate, Decide, Deliver at our Networking CPE MeetingFelix and Oscar's, 4050 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines

July Appreciation EventTuesday, July 16th; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm; Molly's Cupcakes

Administrative Policies: If you would like to make or cancel a reservation, please contact Treasurer, Carrie Dostal and Jen Nokes.  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: