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Friday, 01 December 2017 22:11

ASA Northwest to Host 2018 Semi-Annual Retreat in WA

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From Jan. 25--28, 2018, ASA Northwest will host its 2018 Semi-Annual Retreat and Management Conference at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth, WA. 

Jeff Lovell, President and Executive Director of ASA Northwest, said he is grateful to "the great group of members who are willing to take time away from their businesses to join our retreats. Everyone always enjoys our educational offerings as well as our networking opportunities."

The event kicks off on Thursday afternoon with a board meeting, followed by a Hospitality Suite that evening. 

Lovell noted, "Our Hospitality Suite is open all three evenings with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. It's a terrific opportunity to relax and enjoy great company, network with fellow members and make new friends."

Attendees will get down to business at the General Session on Friday morning, where they'll receive business and unit reports from 9:30--11 a.m. During that time, the Ascettes, the wives of association members, will hold their Business Meeting to discuss the group's role in the association and plan future fun events.

Friday afternoon will offer some free time for attendees to choose from several optional fun activities the association has planned. Their suggestions include hour-long Winter Wonderland sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, tubing at Ski Hill and guided snowmobile tours.

From 5--7 p.m., while the association holds its mechanical and collision roundtables, the Ascettes will hold a giving-back event for the Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center located in Tacoma, WA. They will be filling 50 backpacks with essential items and some school supplies for children who are taken, empty-handed, from their home at a moment’s notice. The evening will conclude with networking at the Junction Arcade, followed by a Hospitality Suite at the resort.

Saturday morning will commence with an AMI seminar on Advanced Leadership, presented by Jude Larson of JML Real Solutions, who will discuss taking you and your team to the next level. 

Lovell shared, "Powerful, effective leadership produces powerful results. If you do not have the results you want most in life, it may be time to take your leadership to the next level. We will discuss how to identify when your leadership is being ineffective, how to make it more effective and how to know the difference between the two."

During lunch, ASA National Vice President Tony Molla will provide an update on the national association, and at 5:30 p.m., ASA Northwest will host its semi-formal awards banquet. 

Following cocktails and dinner, the association will recognize last year's leadership and honor the 2017 "Outstanding Member of the Year." The night will conclude with networking at the daily Hospitality Suite.

From 8:30--10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, the association will hold its business roundtable as the final chapter in its Semi-Annual Retreat and Management Conference.

Registration for the event costs $50 per adult, with a surcharge of $25 for Saturday's lunch presentation and $40 for the awards banquet. To register, visit

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