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. 

December Basket Raffle (Annual Scholarship Fundraiser)
Date: Tuesday, December 12th

Location: Sam & Gabe's, 8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale

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

With your continued support, The Des Moines Chapter of the AFWA is proud to be able to award a deserving woman studying accounting or finance with a scholarship again this year. Please join us in supporting our future fellow women accounting and financial leaders! Basket donations can be of any size and contain anything you think someone might enjoy.  A value of $20-$100 is recommended, and they do not have to literally be in a basket. When you register below, you can indicate if you will be donating a basket. It’s a great way to get some holiday shopping done. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by 12:00pm on Friday, December 8th 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.



Chicken Asiago (Boneless, skinless chicken breast lightly dredged in seasoned flour, sautéed to a golden brown, topped with melted asiago cheese with both sauces and pasta with red sauce with chef’s choice vegetable)

Fresh Salmon (Fresh grilled salmon filet served with a sour cream caper sauce with rice and chef’s choice vegetable)

Penne Alla Sophia (Sautéed garlic, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil, finished in a light cream sauce)

Upcoming Meetings

January CPE Meeting: Tuesday, January 16th; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines; Alicia Shaul will be speaking on 2017 Tax Update 

February CPE Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; TBD; Lin Phillips will be speaking on Putting Yourself on Paper

March CPE Meeting: Tuesday, March 20th; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Dr, Des Moines; Chelsea Berns will be speaking on Accounting for Insurance  

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: