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Member Agency Reminders

Please fill out one registration
per person not per agency.

Registration deadline is
March 31, 2014

Who: Member Agencies

Where: Quality Inn & Suites
Starlite Village Conference

2601 East 13th Street
Ames, IA 50010

When: May 1, 2014
Ames, Iowa
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Trish O’Brien-Edwards



A block of discounted rooms is
being held for the group at
Quality Inn & Suites Starlite
Village at a price of $79. Please
be sure to let them know when
making your reservations.

PLEASE NOTE:  New to the conference is your choice of breakout sessions. We will do our best to honor everyone’s first choice, but we will fill sessions on a first come first serve basis. So register early to make sure you get your preferred sessions. Please rate your selection with one being your first choice and three being your last. 

Breakout 1: 10:00-10:50

Please rate your selection with 1 being your first choice
and 3 being your last.

Learn the basics of starting and managing a volunteer program. 
Scheduled speaker: Shellie Orgnard, Volunteer Center of Story County

Learn what the Summer Food Service Program is and how your organization can support the program.
Scheduled speaker: Stephanie Dross, Iowa Department of Education

Learn useful ways to save money yet provide healthy meals.
Scheduled speaker TBD

Breakout 2:  11:00-11:50
Please rate your selection with 1 being your first choice
and 3 being your last.

Get helpful tips about how to raise funds for your organization.
Scheduled speaker TBD

Learn how to create a marketing plan and how to leverage relationships in your community to promote your organization.
Scheduled speakers: Kate Newburg & Aaron Putze, Food and Family Project/Iowa Soybean Association

New to the food bank or just need a refresher course in ordering? This session will teach you about online ordering.
Scheduled speaker TBD

Breakout 3: Best Practices Panel 2:10-3:00

Breakout 4: Regional Meetings: 3:10-4:00