General Meeting Info

Chapter Meetings & Scheduled Events

Chapter meetings are held monthly, September through May, on the last Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted. Lunch meetings typically begin at 11:30 and end by 2:00 and afternoon sessions begin and 2:00 and conclude at 3:30. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members, which includes lunch or afternoon refreshments.  Meeting locations alternate between the Des Moines Metro and Cedar Rapids with occasional meetings centrally located in Grinnell or Iowa City.

We begin with a meal or snacks and networking time, followed by a short chapter meeting, and then an educational program. Past program topics have included:

  • Impact of recordkeeping regulations
  • Legal role in records management
  • Tours of facilities managing records and information
  • Electronic records management
  • Business recovery and protection

Spring Seminar

The chapter sponsors an all-day seminar each Spring, with profession leaders speaking on current topics. Past speakers have included Jason Stearns, Mark Diamond, Richard Medina, and Carol Stainbrook.

No-Show Billing Policy

The Central Iowa Chapter of ARMA has a no-show billing policy for all of our meetings. This means that if you say you are going to attend, and do not provide a 24-hour notice of cancellation, you will be billed for the meeting cost. This is necessary because the chapter incurs costs based on the number of reservations made.