ASLA-MN ANNUAL THEME 2018
Engaged Communities, Engaged Design
With this as our charge, we will focus the MN Chapter towards gathering, advocating for, and fostering a new perspective and approach to our design processes. In an era of short attention spans and tech zombies; of highly-polarized opinions, and little patience for ideas or people that differ from our own - how might we, as landscape architects, shape our design approaches differently to more deeply engage the communities we work with, striving to create stronger, in-depth, engaged designs that not only elevate the profession, but more importantly connect, heal, and elevate the communities they exist within?

NOVEMBER 2017

  • AIA-MN Annual Convention and Product Exposition - November 14-16
  • Audit report presented to ExCom for approval; begin tax prep (due 3/15)
  • Set dates for: holiday social, retreat

DECEMBER 2017

  • ExCom Planning Retreat - December ##, 2017
  • List of licensed LA’s purchased from state
  • Non-member prospects to national for member recruitment
  • Non-member licensed LA's added to database and to Call for Entries mailing lists
  • Awards Call for Entries and Nominations card mailed (include save the date message for banquet and education session; mails late December)
  • Awards Planning meeting with Directors and Presidents
  • Sponsorship program launched (early December)
  • Holiday Social December ##, 2017, Location TBD
  • Set dates for: golf, bowling, LARE Review, Lobby Day, STEM Fairs
  • State of MN Nonprofit Corp Annual Renewal
  • ASLA Chapter President Annual Report due

JANUARY 2018

  • STEM Fairs: Registration due for Moundsview and Irondale (typically held in March)
  • ASLA PR Summit - January 2018 (date and location TBD)
  • ASLA Fellows, Honorary Membership, Medal nominations due January 26
  • Annual Meeting and EXPO Call for Presentations? Deadline tbd
  • Northern Green exhibit - January 2-4, 2018 Mpls Conv Center
  • _SCAPE w/Member and Firm Directories mails
  • LARE Review
  • President’s year-end report due to national

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Feb ExCom Meeting at UMN + Portfolio Review?
  • MN Wild Ones exhibit - February 17, UST St. Paul Campus
  • Lobby Day?
  • Bowling
  • Conference marketing - grass roots
  • WILA-MN Student Leadership Award Call for Submissions & Fundraising
  • President sends sponsor Thank You letters
  • Student Portfolio Reviews? Brown Bag Sessions? Fundraiser?
  • ASLA Call for Presentations for Annual Convention, February #

MARCH 2018

  • STEM Fairs: Moundsview 6-8pm 3/13; Irondale 6-8pm 3/14 (reg by 1/30)
  • Taxes due March 15
  • Awards Celebration invitation mailed
  • Awards Call for Entries Deadline February 17 early-bird; February 24 regular
  • Service and Valued Places Nominations due February 24
  • Conference marketing - grass roots

APRIL 2018

  • Awards Celebration and Spring Gala - April 20, 2018 Aria at the Jeune Lune
  • Education Session - April 20, 2018 Aria at the Jeune Lune
  • National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)
  • Awards Follow-up: Press Releases, website, social media, storage
  • Chapter material to Northwest Architectural Archives - April 2018
  • BOT/CPC Meetings - April 25-28, Philadelphia
  • Advocacy Day - April 26, Washington, DC

MAY 2018

  • Elections: Call for Nom’s (150 days prior to annual meeting) - May 20

JUNE 2018

  • Fellows Press Releases
  • ASLA-MN (no AIA-MN) Fellows Inductees Reception?
  • Mid-year budget review
  • Dues increases (if any) to membership in writing w/ 45-day comment period; must be submitted to national by August 31 (estimate) - June 16
  • ASLA Committee Service Applications due - June 16 (est)
  • Elections: Nom Cmte preps slate (30 days after Call for Nom’s) - June 20

JULY 2018

  • Joint AIA-MN/ASLA-MN Fellows Social (hosting rotates; ASLA-MN in 2018?)
  • Sponsorship funds to MN Landscape Arboretum Clean Water Summit
  • Elections: President presents slate to ExCom for approval (90 days prior to annual meeting) - July 6
  • Elections: Online voting begins + 7 day waiting period (60 days prior to annual meeting) - July 13

AUGUST 2018

  • _SCAPE w/Awards coverage mails
  • Planning for 2018-19 - August/September ExCom meetings
  • UMN Mentorship Program Launch
  • 2019 Theme selected
  • Awards 2019 venue secured
  • Award and Honor 2019 categories reviewed
  • 2019 Sponsorship form for new year approved
  • _SCAPE + letter to non-member students (student members are included in regular mailing list)
  • Dues increases (if any) to membership in writing w/ 45-day comment period; must be submitted to national by August 31 (estimate)
  • Election results to national (60 days prior to annual meeting) - August 19

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Student Election results with; contact info to chapter & national
  • Golf - September
  • Student Picnic and Membership Drive - September
  • PARK(ing) Day (3rd Friday in September) - September 21, 2018
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Clean Water Summit - September?
  • ExCom Transitions - September/October
  • Year-end reports due; material archived; Incoming meet with outgoing

OCTOBER 2018

  • AELSLAGID Board Openings review
  • Review award and honor categories (prior to call for entries postcard)
  • Set meeting dates for President, Past President, President-Elect, & ED
  • ASLA Annual Meeting, October 19-22, 2018 in Philadelphia