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. 

January CPE Meeting     
Date: Tuesday, January 17th
Location: Wakonda Club (3915 Fleur Dr, 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

Karen Brehmer from the Internal Revenue Service will give an IRS Update.  Karen is a Stakeholder Liaison with the Small Business and Self-Employed Division of the IRS and has been with the IRS for almost 26 years. Their goal is to help small business and self-employed taxpayers understand and meet their tax obligations.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, January 13th 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 . All reservations must be honored & paid for.



TURKEY CLUB CROISSANT (Honey Turkey with Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese on Croissant with Mayo)

WAKONDA BACON CHEESEBURGER (Grilled Burger with strips of crispy Applewood Bacon on a Kaiser Roll)

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

ORCHARD SALAD (Crisp Spinach, Baby Romaine topped with Granny Smith Apples, Sugared Almonds, Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries & a Champagne Vinaigrette)

Upcoming Meetings

February Networking - Tuesday, February 21st; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Mama Lacona's Restaurant (3825 121st St, Urbandale); Networking Meeting

March CPE Meeting - Tuesday, March 21st; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Fire Creek Grill (800 S 50th St #110, West Des Moines); Kelsey Knowles will speak on Wage and Hour Rules and DOL Investigations 

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); TBD

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.  Per 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: