2018 - 2019 Program Calendar at a Glance

11:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaMulti-taskingCarrie Dostal
 9/18/1811:30am - 1:00pm Fire Creek GrillTo deny or reinvent: the impact of innovative thinking in today’s business Gary Walljasper
 10/16/185:30pm - 7:00pm 
Old ChicagoFrom CPA to CEO: an entrepreneur’s journeyKatie Fergus
11:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaKaren BremerIRS Update

 12/04/1811:30am - 1:00pm 
Spaghetti WorksN/AScholarship Fundraiser
11:30am - 1:00pm 

Rhonda Paulsen, MBA and Nicole C Boulais, Financial Advisor

Social Security Workshop
2/19/1911:30am - 1:00pm 
Felix & Oscar'sKatie GrahamHarassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
 3/19/1911:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaMeg AndersonIT Security 
 4/16/1911:30am - 1:00pm
Mama Lacona's

Callista Gould

Networking Meeting - Thriving as a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field
11:30am - 1:00pm
WakondaBecky PrattRisk Management
 6/18/19 11:30am - 1:00pm

Felix & Oscar's

Carrie Dostal

Networking Meeting - The Three “D”s of Getting it Done: Deliberate, Decide, Deliver
 7/16/195:30pm - 7:30pm Molly's CupcakesN/A Membership Appreciation Event 

   2017 - 2018 Program Calendar at a Glance

11:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaHow to Work Effectively Across CulturesBrenda McGuire 
 9/19/1711:30am - 1:00pm Glen OaksAnatomy of a Turnaround Terry Myers & Tom Schnurr
 10/18/175:15pm - 7:00pm 
Kirkendall Public LibraryThe NCAA and the Financing of Collegiate Athletics
Ronald E. Deiter, PhD (Ames Chapter)
11:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaHow Do You Fall in Love With Work?Leonard Bundy, Sr.

 12/12/1711:30am - 1:00pm 
Sam & Gabe'sN/AScholarship Fundraiser
11:30am - 1:00pm 
Wakonda2017 Tax UpdateAlicia Shaul 
2/20/1811:30am - 1:00pm 
Des Moines GolfPutting Yourself on PaperLin Phillips
 3/20/1811:30am - 1:00pm 
WakondaAccounting for InsuranceChelsea Berns 
 4/24/1811:30am - 1:00pm 
Fire Creek

Culture is Key: Strong Organizations Start with a Strong Foundation

Networking Meeting - Kristi Knous 
11:30am - 1:00pm
WakondaBoard of Directors – Who should sit on your BOD/What BOD should you sit onWesley Siebert
 6/19/18 11:30am - 1:00pm

Felix & Oscar'sN/A

Networking Meeting
 7/17/185:30pm - 7:30pm BeerhouseN/A Membership Appreciation Event 


Visit our meeting page for additional information and to RSVP for the current monthly meeting.

AFWA Des Moines Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Join us for networking or lunch and CPE program. Members and guests can RSVP online with the form on the Monthly Meeting Page.

2018 - 2019 Meeting Costs: AFWA member rate $15, Non-Member First Time Guest rate $15, Non-Member Guest rate $25

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