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Second Harvest Foodbank & Bourbon St. Grille
On Tuesday, November 11, AAF Madison invites you to help Second Harvest Foodbank. We will be meeting there and working from 4 to 6 p.m. As a volunteer, you will be getting food and other products ready for distribution to their partner agencies. This includes, but is not limited to, sorting pre-packaged food, packaging bulk food to individual packaging, and labeling and boxing items. Afterwards, we plan to go to Bourbon Street Grille (6312 Metropolitan Lane, Monona) for cocktails and dinner (on your own tab). We hope you will join us.
Please register on our website with this link: Second Harvest November 2014. We welcome your co-workers to join us. We can comfortably have 10-13 volunteers. Please read more about this event including Second Harvest Warehouse Rules, forms you need to bring with you and a location map under our events page. Volunteers are absolutely critical to their efforts to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.
On Monday, November 17, we'll be at The Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Ryan Reis from MillerCoors will be our guest speaker. The meeting begins at 11:30 with a buffet lunch and the program will start around noon. We try to get you back on the road to work at 1:00. Please register by Wednesday, November 12. Please register by Wednesday, November 12 by using this link: November 2014 Meeting Registration. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting. The guest fee is $35 if registered by November 12 (after this date a $5 late fee will apply.) Our 2014-2015 Bronze Sponsor is Big Shoes Midwest.
Second Harvest will be stopping by to briefly share how Second Harvest Food Bank and it's sponsors help so many families in southwestern Wisconsin. We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food donation to the meeting going directly to Second Harvest. Thank you for being part of the solution.
The title of Ryan's program will be Miller Lite: Restoring an Authentic Brand. Miller Lite is in the midst of a resurgence, driven by the popularity of it's original graphics. Learn how design can transform consumer perceptions by "marketing without marketing." Find out how Miller is tapping into the authentic history of Miller Lite to restore a brand that appeals to Milennials.
Go to our Events page to read more about Ryan Reis and our upcoming program.
Joint Holiday Network Party
Mingle with Madison-area communications professionals on Thursday, December 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at a Joint Holiday Networking Party at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave. in Madison. Enjoy an array of appetizers sure to heat things up and drink specials that will warm you from inside out. You won’t want to miss it! Both members and non-members are welcome and it's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with your marketing friends and community! AAF Members and other participating organization members can attend the event for free. Be sure to register for this fun event. Non-members and guests can register in advance for $10 or at the door for $10. For more details and to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/joint-holiday-networking-party-tickets-13865358661
Honoring Don Stoffels
At our recent October Meeting our AAF Madison Trustees
Sad Farewell - August 25, 1949 - August 17, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, the advertising community and greater Madison area lost a dear friend. Si Rogers passed away from an apparent heart attack. Si was the 2014 Silver Medalist and had served on the board several times. His great smile and sense of humor were just two of his trademarks. Donations can be made to Blessed Sacrament or Edgewood High School.