April 2022
A message from FEI Twin Cities Board President
Hello Members and Friends -

We recently adopted a new 3 year strategic plan for our chapter and are excited about the priorities for the upcoming years. We are beginning the budget and calendar planning 2022-2023 year and look forward to connecting and engaging more with all of you.

We’ve approved 4 key themes our chapter will focus on in the coming years:
  1. Membership Recruitment & Engagement
  2. Continue to provide great value and increase value to our members
  3. Increase diversity of our membership
  4. Build leadership development and capacity of our chapter, leadership, volunteers & board

Members, if you’d like to volunteer or participate more in our chapter, please let me know. We have a few opportunities for volunteers (marketing/communications, membership recruitment, engagement/retention) as well as potential board of director roles for Corporate Membership Chair and Career Services Chair.

We also have some great events coming up. Please take a look at the events outlined below in this email.

If you know anyone who might benefit from being a member, please send them our way. We’d welcome the opportunity to welcome new members to our chapter. If you ever have feedback, please let me know.

Here’s to a great (and hopefully warmer) rest of our spring season.

Brian
FEI Twin Cities Board President
(651) 312-9260

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David Rust, CFO at Salo
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  • Connecting with your peers and industry leaders
  • Learning through cutting edge content and meetings to stay ahead of industry trends
  • Developing leadership skills to advance your career through our professional development and career management sessions.
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We encourage you to engage with FEI and explore your member benefits during a trial membership so that you can understand the value the Association has to offer long–term, both at a National and Chapter level.

Previous members are not eligible for the free trial, but we’ve lowered our dues for existing members while expanding our programs, so our value proposition has never been better! And, if you’re in transition, we may be able to get your dues fully paid for by a third party.

If you have any questions about your trial membership or FEI’s benefits and services, please reach out to Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com or membership@financialexecutives.org or 877.359.1070.
Consider volunteering with us

We realize that not everyone has time to attend EVERY meeting or every committee meeting but might still want to volunteer. See below for some of our revamped volunteer opportunities.

Current FEI Twin Cities volunteer openings include:

  • Event Day-of Volunteer:
  • Arrive 15-minutes early for an event (see upcoming events in this issue), tasks may include being a greeter, assisting in running the hybrid portion of meetings, helping set up, etc.
  • Golf Event Day of Volunteer (Monday, June 27th):
  • 2-3 hours on June 27, morning or late afternoon, help with registration, serve as a greeter or help give out prizes late in the day!
  • Board Member:
  • 4-5 hours a month, get involved as a Board member to build your leadership skills and gain experience on a board. PLUS you'll get free registration to FEI's Annual Leadership Summit in May and the Minneapolis Business Journal's CFO of the Year program AND free registration to the National Leadership Summit in May!

Contact Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com to get involved.
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Upcoming Events
FEI Twin Cities Events

In-Transition Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 10 | 7:15-9:00 am | Register

New Member Speed Networking Event | Virtual
Friday, May 13 | 8 - 8:45 am | Register

Tuesday, May 24 | 4 - 6:30 pm | Register

In-Transition Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 14 | | 7:15-9:00 am | Register

Visit here to see the full lineup.
Annual Golf Outing at Royal Golf Club, Lake Elmo
Monday, June 27, 2022 | 10:30 am - 6:30 pm | Register Today!

Sponsor and Golfers - REGISTER TODAY TO CONFIRM YOUR SPOT!

The 2022 FEI Twin Cities Chapter golf outing will be held at Royal Golf Club on Monday, June 27. We invite you to join us and network with finance professionals and guests from around the Twin Cities. Please gather colleagues, customers, spouses, guests and more to join you for the day!

Schedule
  • 10:30 AM | Registration and Driving Range Opens
  • 10:45 AM | Pro Clinic on Putting Green
  • 11:00 AM | Lunch Opens
  • NOON | Shotgun Start - Scramble Format
  • ~5:00 PM | Social Hour, Heavy Apps and Prizes
  • ~5:45 PM | Awards (when winning teams, course winners available)
  • ~6:30 PM | Event Concludes

Golf with us! 18 Hole Golf

Spend the day with us by golfing 18 holes (scramble) followed by a social hour, dinner and awards. Registration includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, putting clinic, driving range and prizes. Complete golfer info here!

Lunch / Social Hour Tickets

Not a golfer - NOT a problem! FEI Members that are not golfing can join us for lunch and/or dinner. Arrive around 11 AM for lunch and 5 PM for networking at the social hour, dinner and awards program. We would love to see you there.  

Sponsor Our Tournament...

and mingle with 150+ members, board members and volunteers. Service providers, consulting or audit firms are welcome to join us as a sponsor and join us for golf, lunch, or social hour/dinner. Our sponsors receive brand awareness through signage, website and social media. For maximum exposure, consider sponsoring a hole to visit with the golfers as they tee off! Sponsor flyer and registration here.

Volunteer with us

We are looking for volunteers from 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM and from 3 - 6 PM. Let Rosanne at rbump@feitwincities.com know if you'd like to volunteer.

Registration and ALL of the details can be found at...WWW.FEITWINCITIESGOLF.COM.
Other FEI Chapter Meetings
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The first 3-day cohort of Prouty L3 begins on August 28th. That means there’s still time for you to apply! Looking for more information? There’s plenty of ways to learn: Download the L3 Brochure, Speak to a Prouty L3 Leader or Schedule a Time to Learn More HERE!
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  • Part II - Managing the Health of Your Risk Pool , How to Develop a Winning Health Plan in the Wake of COVID 
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