Save the date for the IRSPA District 5 meeting on May 16. The date listed in the IRSPA Newsletter is incorrect. The correct date is May 16.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monthly luncheons and programs are held at the Forte' Banquet and Conference Center, 615-3rd Street, Des Moines, on the fourth Thursday of each month. There is no meeting in November and the December meeting is on the second Thursday. The meal is catered by Baratta's and the cost is $13. For reservations and cancellations call Dee Fleischacker at 515-221-2759 or email@example.com. Cancellations must be made by 10:00 pm on Monday of the week of a meeting or a charge will be mandatory.
Program is at 10:30 am.
Lunch is at 11:30 a.m.
Business Meeting is at 12:00 pm.
September 28, 2017 Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs
October 4-5, 2017 IRSPA State Conference and Annual Meeting
October 26, 2017 Fall Prevention/Senior Health
Brianne Sanchez, Des Moines University
Pay IRSPA Dues
December 14, 2017 Harmony Central Sweet Adeline Chorus
Book donations to Storybook Project
January 25, 2018 The Honeybee Queen
Carly Ray Vannoy
February 22, 2018 WACs and the Black Soldiers in the Military
Jack Lufkin, Fort Des Moines Museum
March 22, 2018 AARP Stay Fit: Preparing Your Home for Your Needs
April 26, 2018 Cinco De Mayo
Food Bank of Iowa cash donations
May 24, 2018 Highlights of the Des Moines Symphony
Maestro Joseph Giunta
DMARSPA dues are due
June 28, 2018 What it takes to be an Author
Newly Retired School Personnel Recognition
July 26, 2018 Des Moines Zoo
August 23, 2018 Living History Farms: Past, Present and Future
Jennie Deerr, VP of Marketing
Turn in Volunteer Hours
Sunday, October 16, 2016
IRSPA has reported the volunteer hours totals for 2015-2016. The 5919 IRSPA members that volunteered reported a total of 413,291 hours for 2015-2016. At a national rate of $23.56 per hour this equals $9,737,135.30 in value, up by $515,104.40 from a year ago. DMARSPA reported 917 hours for youth, 5,657 hours for community totaling 6,574 hours valued at $154,883.44. Remember to record meetings, social get-togethers and phone calls in addition to unpaid care-giving for children and adults. Let's try to increase those totals for next year.