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

April 09, 2015

2015 PRSA Central Iowa Business Tour

April 09, 2015
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lessing-Flynn, Wellmark and Drake Office of Marketing and Communications

Ever wondered what it is like to work for an agency or corporation? Or, maybe you do already, but are curious about what your industry friends are up to across town! Take a peek inside.

April 16, 2015

PRSA Central Iowa April 16 Luncheon: Greatness STEMs from Iowans: A PRSA Best of Show Award Case Study

April 16, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Drake University Old Main - Levitt Hall

Presented by Emily Abbas, Dawn Buzynski, and Courtney Shaw of Strategic America

May 21, 2015

PRSA Central Iowa May 21 Luncheon in Ames: The PR Behind Record Growth at Iowa State

May 21, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Iowa State Memorial Union, Campanile Room
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011

Presented by John McCarroll, Rob Schweers, and Annette Hacker of Iowa State University