October 1, 2014
Holiday Inn - 12:00 PM
Get Jiggy with a Committee
October 1, Holiday Inn, Noon o'clock

So what is the skinny on all the work that our committees are doing that make things happen in Ad Club? October 1 you will get to hear the inside scoop and have an opportunity to dive in.

Committees give you an opportunity to pursue an interest that you may not practice in your vocation. For example, here is a banker playing the role of a photographer. Not sure if we can let a photographer play the role of a banker but I am willing to give it a shot, so to speak.

We seem to have a propensity to label our committees with initialisms, COF, BAM, 3AM, oops, BAM is an acronym. You will learn the inside language and confuse and perplex everyone around you. I have been doing it for years.

We also have some with real names, like the Executive Committee, Public Service Committee, Panel Committee and Celebrity Celebration Committee. Notice how all of them have something in common. That's right, they all end in Committee. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. All of them work together to make amazing things happen.

Here the COF Committee meets at the MLCC to map out details for our amazing art show in October. We took a bold step this year and moved the Colors of Fall to...fall. I know, shocking, but that is the kind of decisions that get made at these meetings. This photo was staged, we sat at a table covered with adult beverages making it appear they are ours. Good news is that we drank the props after the shoot.

October 14, 2014
Great Falls College - MSU
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
BAM Workshop

October 15, 2014
Meadow Lark Country Club - 12:00 PM
Speaker: TBA

October 24 -26, 2014
Montana Expo Park - Exhibition Hall

The 3rd Annual Colors of Fall Art Show and Expo. Over 60 artists with work for sale. Learn more:

November 5, 2014
Holiday Inn @ 12:00PM
Speaker: Caitlin Field, Graphic Designer, Hornall-Anderson

We heard from Jack Anderson of Hornall-Anderson a couple of years ago, fantastic presentation. But what about the folks that make it happen, the leprechauns, the menehunes? What is the inside scoop? Caitlin was born and raised in Townsend, MT, graduated from MSU-Bozeman, interned at Mercury and then Hornall-Anderson, ultimately getting hired at H-A. What is it like at a huge agency in a giant city? What are some coping tools that one developes when your environment changes so drastically. What did MSU do right to prepare her for H-A?

November 13, 2014
Location: Mansfield Center
Great Falls, Montana
7:30 PM
An Evening with Bob Newhart

Norma is hitting the circuit, check out her KFBB interview.

Purchase your Bob Newhart tickets here.
Thanks to the Great Falls Tourism Business Improvement District,
you can book a room here.

November 19, 2014
Holiday Inn @ 12:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Raisler, Owner of Headhunters Fly Shop

Mark is a co-owner of Headhunters Fly Shop, and a longtime Missouri River guide and outfitter. Mark claims the Missouri River courses through his veins, and you will not find another angler with more devotion to the Mighty Mo’, or more knowledge about it’s history, fish, hatches and people. Mark is a “teaching” guide, and spends many days showing his guests the intricacies of downstream dry fly presentations. How do you market a business to an international demographic? How do you produce a product despite Montana weather? How do you corral a group of "independent thinkers" to provide a consistant experience? These answers and more.

December 3, 2014
Holiday Inn Lobby - 5:00 PM - Infinity

Holiday Event, Food, drinks and fun all for a great cause. What ever money we raise while having fun, gets matched by GFAF and a nice check goes to the Children's Receiving Home. What could be more about Christmas than that?



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