Upcoming Chapter Events for February

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2009 , 2:55 pm

Mark your calendars and check out an upcoming chapter event!

If you have events planned for the 2008-2009 year and they are not listed on the calendar at http://www.namablog.org/?page_id=16, please send the information to Kathi Conrad at kathic@nama.org to get it on the calendar.

February 17

Heartland NAMA
Strategies for Marketing
Join Heartland NAMA for lunch on Tuesday, February 17 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. for Strategies for Marketing with Krista Kinney, Illinois State Fair Marketing. The event will take place at the Illinois Department of Agriculture at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL.

Please RSVP to Theresa Miller at tboian@illinois.edu. Lunch will be provided by Heartland NAMA.

Midlands NAMA
Social Networking and The New Range War?
Join Midlands NAMA on Tuesday, February 17 on using social networking in the media with Randy Krotz, Sr. Vice President, Director of Marketing, v-Fluence.

This meeting will take place from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Omaha in LaVista, NE. Pre-registration cost is $25 and $30 for on-site registrations. Please RSVP to Steve Johnson, Swanson Russell at stevej@swansonrussell.com or call 402-492-3230. Lunch is included.

February 18

MoKan NAMA
Join MoKan NAMA for Conquering the Generational Divide: Managing, Marketing and Serving with Susanne C. Medley, President of Customer Communication Group on Wednesday, February 18.

The meeting will begin with networking and lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by the speaker at 12:00 noon. MoKan will meet at The Golden Ox Restaurant, 1600 Genessee St. (near Kemper Arena), Kansas City, Missouri. Meal cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members.

Please RSVP to Amy Bugg at abugg@mccormickcompany.com or call 816.584.8444.

Badger NAMA
Marketing to the Badgers!
Learn how Badger Sports Properties helps market UW Badger athletics by partnering with businesses in Wisconsin. The event will take place from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center on the UW-Madison Campus.

Shake off the winter blues by socializing with your NAMA colleagues. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments included in the admission fee. Admission is $10 for NAMA members and free to student NAMA members!

Please RSVP to Tom Thieding, Rural Mutual Insurance at tthieding@ruralins.com.

February 19

Midsouth NAMA
World Cotton Outlook and Current Policies
Join Midsouth NAMA for lunch on Thursday, February 19 beginning at 11:15 a.m. at Corky’s Restaurant, 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy., Cordova, TN.

Dr. Gary Adams, NCC Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis, will discuss the world cotton outlook and current policies facing the cotton industry. He will give a farm bill update, as well as highlight the various trade and economic issues facing the industry. Additionally, he will give a brief summary of the NCC’s planting intentions survey.

To RSVP, visit http://survey.archermalmo.com/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=86K2972.

February 26

Great Plains NAMA
Join the Great Plains Chapter at Commodity Classic 2009, in Grapevine, Texas.

All NAMA members and their guests are invited to a gathering at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 26th, at the Texan Station, 19th Hole, in the Gaylord Texan Hotel. A $100 gift certificate for KC Steaks will be given away! A cash bar will be available. No RSVP needed; just wear your name tags and come and be social.

(If anyone wants to donate additional door prizes, they will be appreciated. Just bring them that night to the social or email kbauer@kfrm.com.)

February 28

NAMA Bombers Event
Is your shifting foot itching? Scratch it at a special post-Commodity Classic NAMA Bombers Ride Saturday, February 28 around Dallas.

We’ll be renting bikes from SportRyder Rentals (renting sport bikes, touring bikes and cruisers, on the Web at www.SportRyderRentals.com) and riding in the countryside around Big-D. Exact start and end times to be determined based on schedules of riders.

And, new this year, we’re launching the NAMA Bombers Auxiliary for anyone who loves to ride on a bike but doesn’t want to drive one. Auxiliary spots are limited based on riders and willingness to carry a passenger, so sign up early.

If you’re interested in driving or riding, contact Jill “Biker Momma” Wenzel at jill.wenzel@syngenta.com for more information. Rides will be available to and from the bike pick-up/drop-off spot, which is conveniently located near the Gaylord and the airport in Grapevine.

And, mark your calendars for another Epic NAMA Bombers National NAMA Ride in April. Planning remains under way for … some kind of ride … either to, from or around Atlanta, or possibly a combination depending on weather and general initiative.

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