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Please see the discount coupon for the AFP anniversary in June.  This coupon is for $50.00 off the Professional or Associate membership categories dues of $250.00 and is applicable to new members only.  Members will be able to join online and enter the discount code of JUNE16 to receive the reduced dues.  Members will also be able to mail in the coupon with the membership application.  The coupon expires June 30 2016 so please feel free to share this coupon now.

Ann Wolf, Central Iowa AFP Membership Chair

June 13, 2016 Luncheon

11:45am - 1pm

Strategic Planning

Registration is now open for the AFP June Luncheon.

Luncheon Location:
Plymouth Congregational Church, Waveland Room
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, Iowa


Presented by: Joe Benesh, President + CEO, The Ingenuity Company







Join us Monday, June 13, 2016 for our next AFP Chapter meeting.

We look forward to seeing you! And remember, as an AFP member, you may bring a guest annually FREE OF CHARGE to an AFP monthly lunch meeting.

NOTE: If you prefer to pay by check you will still need to complete the online registration and either send in payment or bring it to the meeting. Also, if you plan to bring a guest, you must do this manually by emailing AFP Chapter Administrator Suzanne Hull at

The online registration for the June luncheon will close at midnight on June 9th so RSVP today!


Click here to register


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