Annual Meeting

VMAWM will host annual meetings each year for all members. These annual meetings celebrate the year’s accomplishments, honors members, and introduces what to look forward to that year; it is also a time to discuss and make suggestions for the upcoming years.

Click this link for a copy of the UPDATED Events Calendar: VMAWM 2016-2017 Schedule

Annual Meeting:

June 14, 2017
8:00-9:30 am
Guest speaker: Jay Johnson
Location: Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, 1323 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI
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Body Language: Unlocking Hidden Messages
If you are not careful, your body will betray you.  In this humorous and award-winning talk, listeners will explore advanced concepts of body language, learn to build rapport quickly, and gain tools to maintain positive relationships. With fascinating demonstrations of human behavior and engaging audience interaction, participants will be immersed in the strategic communication practices necessary to establish immediate credibility in social and professional settings.  Learning how to read and understand body language is a keystone skill that provides a significant advantage in all aspects of daily communication, making this a talk you will not want to miss!
Please note that the annual meeting is open only to VMA members.

2nd Annual Conference:

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 Are you looking for an exciting event to collaborate and network with other volunteer management professionals? We’re thrilled to invite you to the Annual Volunteer Management Association Conference. This year will be focused on developing creative solutions for volunteer management together. Our dynamic keynote speaker is Bridget Clark Whitney, the Executive Director of Kids’ Food Basket. We are very excited about all of the sessions and speakers for this years conference! We hope you’ll join us.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids located
360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
“Creative Solutions For Volunteer Management”
Keynote Speaker: Bridget Clark Whitney
Kids’ Food Basket Executive Director

Holiday Breakfast:

Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:00 am
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
1919 Boston St. SE
Grand Rapids, 49506
Topic: “Holiday Celebration”

Holiday Breakfast:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
8:00 am
Beacon Hill at Eastgate
Topic: “Holiday Celebration”

1st Annual Conference:

Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cathedral Square

Conference Materials Below

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Annual Conference May 19, 2016

Annual Meeting:

June 2016
Guest speaker: Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
Location: Beacon Hill

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