ASLA-MN ANNUAL THEME 2017
Equity - Designing for the 21st Century
Landscape architecture can be a tool to promote social, environmental and economic equity. In 2017, ASLA-MN will explore innovation and best practices in design and civic engagement, recognizing the changing demographics of our cities and countryside, to address environmental justice and invest in healthy and livable communities. Our theme this year is: Equity - Designing for the 21st Century.

NOVEMBER

  • AIA-MN Annual Convention and Product Exposition - November 8-11
  • Audit report presented to ExCom for approval; begin tax prep (due 3/15)
  • Set dates for: holiday social, retreat

DECEMBER

  • ExCom Planning Retreat - December, 1, 2016
  • 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 15, 2016, The Loop
  • 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

  • STEM Fairs: Anoka-Hennepin 1/21; judging only?!?! Reg due 1/30 for Moundsview 3/13 6-8pm and Irondale 3/14 6-8pm
  • ASLA PR Summit - January 6-8, 2017 Savannah, GA
  • ASLA Fellows, Honorary Membership, Medal nominations due January 20
  • Annual Meeting and EXPO Call for Presentations? Deadline tbd
  • Northern Green exhibit - January 10-12, 2017 Mpls Conv Center
  • _SCAPE w/Member and Firm Directories mails
  • LARE Review, January 25, Kimley-Horn
  • President’s year-end report due to national

FEBRUARY

  • Feb ExCom Meeting at UMN + Portfolio Review?
  • MN Wild Ones exhibit - February 18, 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 1

MARCH

  • 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

  • Awards Celebration and Spring Gala - April 21, 2017 CHS
  • Education Session - April 21, 2017 CHS
  • National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM)
  • Awards Follow-up: Press Releases, website, social media, storage
  • Chapter material to Northwest Architectural Archives - April 2017
  • BOT/CPC Meetings - April 26-29, Washington, DC
  • Advocacy Day - April 27, Washington, DC

MAY

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

JUNE

  • 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

  • Joint AIA-MN/ASLA-MN Fellows Social (hosting rotates; ASLA-MN in 2017?)
  • SCAPE w/Awards mails
  • 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

  • Planning for 2017-18 - August/September ExCom meetings
  • UMN Mentorship Program Launch
  • 2018 Theme selected
  • Awards 2018 venue secured
  • Award and Honor 2018 categories reviewed
  • 2018 Sponsorship form for new year approved
  • _SCAPE + letter in student mailboxes
  • 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 20

SEPTEMBER

  • 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 15, 2017
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Clean Water Summit - September?
  • ExCom Transitions - September/October
  • Year-end reports due; material archived; Incoming meet with outgoing

OCTOBER

  • 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 20-23, 2017 in Los Angeles