Welcome to AAF Hawaii! It's hard to believe that the year is drawing to a close, but we are excited for our upcoming events and initiatives. 
    For those of you new to AAF Hawaii, we are the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, which serves as the Voice of Advertising across the country. AAF Hawaii established its roots in the islands years ago, but in recent years has truly blossomed into the vibrant organization it is today. Our dedicated board has worked tirelessly to rebrand and reinvigorate our club with the creation of exciting events such as Brand Bash and Admania, as well as educational opportunities for students and professionals alike. 
    We want our members and the local business community to view AAF Hawaii as industry advocates and a group committed to the personal and professional development of anyone who feels a connection to our industry. 
    Additionally, we want to focus our efforts on supporting and improving our members' lives both during and after office hours. Which is why we are introducing AAF Hawaii Unplugged: A series of programs to enhance the health, wealth and lives of our members. Our first Unplugged event, Yoga Flow with Belle Knopf, was a success. We look forward to another Yoga Flow in early 2020 and other Unplugged events, as well.

    Please join us for our annual AAF Hawaii and Ad 2 Honolulu Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 10 at Nocturna Lounge. Tickets are now available and we hope to see you there.
    Get the latest on more events in 2020 by signing up for our AAF Hawaii email list. Better yet, join AAF Hawaii and take advantage our special member discounts on events and entry fees to the 2020 Pele Awards. Professional members are eligible to apply for our brand new Professional Scholarship which may be applied to seminars, courses or conferences. 
    And while we're talking about 2020 events, please save the date for Admania, our annual trivia game night which will take place on January 16th at Dave & Busters. Registration for teams will be live soon so stay tuned. 
    On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!
    Jen Tanabe
    2019-20 AAF Hawaii President
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