Meeting/Event Information


March 13, 2014

The Power of Creativity
March 13, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drake University Olmsted Center - Room 312-313
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Interactive, fun and engaging workshop designed to inspire, humor and above all else get your "creative juices" flowing.

$20.00 Member
$25.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

$30.00 Guest
$35.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

$15.00 Student
$20.00 after 7:45 pm March 11

The Power of Creativity

Join us for networking, lunch and a professional development workshop. 

Tim Read, self-published children's book author and illustrator of the educational picture book series for kids, My Very Silly Monster, will discuss his unique perspective of the power of creativity and imagination. He uses his talents as an improvisational illustrator to demonstrate how to tap into the parts of our brains where creativity and imagination guide our potential.

This interactive, fun and engaging workshop is designed to inspire, humor and above all else get your "creative juices" flowing. TIm's message challenges us to step outside the self imposed limits of our imagination and think of the world differently.


Tim Read is the owner of 5 Fingers Creative, a design and illustration studio located in Ames, IA. He has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years. Tim travels to schools and libraries throughout the Midwest speaking to kids about the power of creativity. His unique brand of humor adds a fun flavor to his program. Tim lives in Ames with his wife Barbara and their four children.


Please contact Jamie Thomassen at with any dietary restrictions or concerns about menu planning. For treasurer questions, please email Kim Pfannebecker at Thanks and we hope to see you there.


Future Meetings

September 25, 2014

PRSA Central Iowa Sept. 25 Luncheon: How to Think Like a CEO

September 25, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Drake University Olmsted Center - Room 310/311
2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

NATIONAL SPEAKER - Presented by David Grossman, ABC, APR Fellow PRSA and Founder of The Grossman Group

September 26, 2014

PRSA Business Tour

September 26, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
10715 Hickman Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50322

Have you ever wondered what it's like to manage an account at a large agency, how corporate public relations are managed, or have you considered working in-house for a non-profit organization?

October 23, 2014


October 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UnityPoint Health Des Moines Educational and Research Center
1415 Woodland Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Join us for a festival of communications on Thursday, October 23, 2014