Program and Events

MAFE meets at Noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at McCormick’s at 2419 Montana Avenue and lunch is $11.50 ($12.05 if paying by PayPal). If you would like to explore our organization and attend one of our meetings please email: mafe.rsvp@gmail.com or call Sandy Vancleeve @ 671-5055 by noon the Tuesday before the Wednesday meeting.

Upcoming MAFE Events

  • January 27, 2016
    11:30 AM - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Unflappable You; Influence, Character and Character
    Wendy’s presentation style is often humorous and always engaging. Participants in Wendy’s sessions leave ready to grow personally and professionally. They confidently know that they will succeed if they follow the lessons presented and do the “thought work” after.

  • February 10, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Let’s Talk About the EPA Clean Power Plan.
    You can’t pick up a paper today without seeing at least one article about the Clean Power Plan. This important regulation is set to be implemented by 2030, and will impact you. Learn more about it so you can be informed.

  • February 24, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    10 Ways to Improve Your Recruiting Efforts
    In an environment with an unemployment rate of 2.9%, how can employers find workers for their open positions? Traditional recruiting techniques rely on a large number of individuals looking for work, so new techniques are needed to deal with this new challenge. Brittney Souza is the Director of BillingsWorks, a local workforce development organization, and she will also discuss information on workforce trends and data for our local area.

  • March 09, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Come hear about life in the newsroom!  Kristi will share the pressures faced ensuring a daily paper gets published on-time, the decisions about what needs to be covered, and the future of the industry.

  • March 17, 2016
    6:00PM - June Luptak hosting - 417 Lordswith Drive ($5.00)

    Come join us for some corned beef and cabbage and other Irish edibles!  Bring whatever you choose to drink, and food will be provided.  

  • March 23, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Fighting For Women’s Rights: Hazel Hunkins Hallinan of Billings

    Hazel Hunkins Hallinan, a 1908 graduate of Billings High School, was one of the most influential feminist leaders of the 20th century. As a young women, she was arrested several times for protesting in front of the White House in the cause of gaining national suffrage (the right to vote) for women.  She was described, at age 87, as a “tiny greyed-haired woman with a feminist vocabulary, a notorious arrest record, and a surprisingly sharp tongue.”  Learn her amazing story through personal photographs, letters and memoirs, and national headlines.   Using original unpublished research and historic photographs, this 40 minute program is presented by Kevin Kooistra, community historian of the Western Heritage Center, Billings.

    program will introduce several diverse and dynamic women connected to Billings, Montana.
    --Kevin Kooistra is community historian of the Western Heritage Center.

  • April 13, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Jen Euell, the program director of the Women’s Foundation of Montana, and Kelsey Mahoney, AmeriCorps VISTA, will speak about the economic status of women in Montana and their initiatives to help Montana women to economic independence. Jen and Kelsey will speak about what you can do in your own workplaces, as well as their initiatives PowerHouse Montana and #MentorMondayMT.

  • April 24, 2016
    3:00PM - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark ($9.50)

    Come join us for a fun time rooting for our local Wolves Indoor Arena football team.  More info to come about RSVP and where to meet to get tickets.

  • April 27, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    The Montana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently completed an assessment of infrastructure in Montana.  They have created a Report Card that grades the roads, water, wastewater, dams, irrigation canals, schools, and solid waste systems.  MT ASCE is committed to improving Montana’s public infrastructure and to achieve that goal, the Report Card depicts the condition and performance of Montana’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed fiscal investments for improvement. MT ASCE will bring to light the condition of Montana’s infrastructure and where the need lies for upgrades, replacement, and improvements. It is intended to reveal to local and state government agencies, state legislators, infrastructure owners, and the public in general the need for infrastructure improvements and therefore the need for the necessary funding. This session will summarize the process undertaken to develop Montana’s Report Card.

    http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/montana/montana-overview/


    Shoots Veis is a native Montanan, an engineer and actor by accident, passionate about football and politics, blessed with a fabulous family, and a world traveler.  He is a Senior Project Engineer at Interstate Engineering.  He works in, for, around, and cooperatively with governments, with a particular affinity for Montana, local government and international affairs, including a 5-year term on the Billings City Council.  On Friday nights he finds stress relief officiating high school football and acting at Billings Studio Theatre.  He has traveled to Pakistan, Indonesia, South Africa, and Europe on international fellowships to explore culture and government.  He was named a top 20 Under 40 construction professional by ENR Mountain States Magazine, a Rising Star in Civil Engineering by CE News Magazine, the Outstanding Young Engineer by the Billings Engineers Club, and a Leadership Montana alumni.  He served on the committee that developed the report card.

     

  • May 11, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Do you feel safe and or secure? 

    Brandon Vancleeve, Vice-President, Matt Hall, Sr. Consultant, and Sandy Vancleeve, Purchasing Director for Pine Cove Consulting will talk about technology security.

    Do you think about locking your car?  Your home?  For most people it is automatic.  What about your smart phones, tablets, computers, servers, and wifi networks?

    Our presentation is designed to educate every size business whether sole proprietor or corporation and give real life solutions for handling the attacks on technology.

    Prevention is ideal, but detection is a must.  It’s time for a security revolution.

     

     

     

  • May 19, 2016
    5:00 - 6:30 - Gainan's Garden Center - Heights

    Tour of the gardens will begin at 5:15PM.  Our Gainan's host will speak to us about what is new in annuals and perennials, deer-resistant plantings, pots and color spots, and anything else you may ask about!  Bring your lawn and garden questions to ask the experts!  The tour will be about an hour long.  For those who are so inclined, we will proceed to the VIG Alehouse (501 Hilltop Road) for a la carte drinks and eats.  Please RSVP to mafe.rsvp@gmail.com so we can give Gainan's a head count.  There is no cost for the Gainan's event.  (each person is responsible for their own food and drink, if they choose to go to the VIG)

  • May 25, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Molly will be discussing the future of Coal in Montana and what obstacles the industry faces in the energy market, the challenging Domestic Environment and from Federal Regulatory Pressures. She will give a more detailed look in to the Cloud Peak Energy company and the Spring Creek Mine, the largest coal producer in Montana. She will provide statistics on amount of taxes, royalties and community contributions that the state benefits from the Spring Creek Mine and what effects the lower tonnage produced has on Montana.

  • June 08, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    HealthCARE (Creating Access to Rural Education) Montana is a partnership among the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Montana’s two-year and Tribal colleges, and healthcare employers. This innovative partnership builds a pathway to training programs that will meet the current and future needs of organizations in one of Montana’s key economic sectors—healthcare.

  • June 14, 2016
    5:00PM - Commons 882 (patio) - 404 N 30th St

    Join us for some summer refreshments and socializing!

  • June 22, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    The Billings Family YMCA:  How the Y is making a difference in our community.  Highlights of programs, current project and future plans.

  • July 13, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    The aging population and options within our community.

  • July 22, 2016
    6:00PM - Pioneer Park (MSUB Petro Hall if raining)

    Come enjoy Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" at the park, while visiting with all your MAFE friends!  Bring a picnic dinner and join us for the performance.  More info to come about meeting time/place prior to the play.  Stay tuned!

  • July 27, 2016
    11:30 am - DanWalt Gardens - 720 Washington St. - $25.00 ($25.85 if using PayPal)

    This is always a tremendous event!   Meet at 11:30am sharp for tour and then lunch.  Dan has several new additions to his garden this year including a “Zen Garden’’ that we will tour. Menu is same as previous year’s with the marinated chicken salad and cheesecake for dessert (YUM!!). Please note that the cost for tour and lunch is $25.00 per person

  • August 10, 2016
    12:00 noon - MetraPark - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Meet at the main entrance to MetraPark Arena for a behind the scenes tour of the facility.  Wear your comfortable shoes, because we will be covering some ground!  We will enjoy lunch from Jimmy John's.

  • August 14, 2016
    12:00 noon - Rose Park Pavillion - $5.00 per person

    Join us for the annual summer picnic, this year at Rose Park.  Enjoy all that the park has to offer while visiting with friends and enjoying some good food.  More details to come....bring everyone, there will be fun for the whole family!!

  • August 24, 2016
    11:30 am - Yellowstone Art Museum - Raven Cafe - $18.00 ($18.69 if using PayPal)

    Enjoy soup and then a salad (details to come) with an array of dessert “bites”.  Tour afterwards. Please note cost of tour + lunch is $18.00.  They charge us per person for the tour so we can’t discount anything for members who may also have a YAM membership.

  • September 14, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    This presentation is based on the work of Ruby Payne and her book “Bridges Out of Poverty.”  It will aid attendees in understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level.  It will provide a quick overview of the rules of economic class (poverty, middle-class and wealth) and provide a few concrete strategies for individuals, businesses and communities to prevent and reduce poverty.

  • September 28, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Shelly Gams, Financial Advisor, Retirement Solutions, will share insights into planning for your financial future. The need for long-term care planning is increasing as we continue to enjoy longer lives.  Come listen and learn how planning today may help protect what matters most to you.

  • October 12, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Evey Lamont M.S. NCSP, owner of Primetime Transition & Retirement Coaching, will discuss "Creative Retirement for Women".


    Evey will help you ask yourself the “right questions” to design a retirement that has meaning, purpose, is challenging and in which you are fully engaged.

  • October 25, 2016
    5:30-8:30 Art House Cinema & Pub, 109 N. 30th Street

    Join the Montana Association of Female Executives for our first annual Membership Inquiry Event.  A night of Food, Fun, & Conversation.  Please RSVP by October 17 to Jan Pursell at jjppc@hotmail.com Cost is $5 (includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and the movie).  Beer and wine available for purchase.

  • October 26, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Nancy Boyer , of Boyer & Dimich Associates, a long-time MAFE member, will help us to find balance and satisfaction in our lives.

    What is important to you?  Who am I?  Symptoms of Imbalance.  Taking Charge of your Gifts.  Come joins us for a fascinating discussion about yourself!

  • November 09, 2016
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.05 if using PayPal)

    Come have a conversation with two Billings based members of the Montana House of Representatives.  Representative Don Jones [R] and Representative Kelly McCarthy [D] will be joining us and sharing their opinions regarding the upcoming 2017 Legislature.

  • December 13, 2016
    Rocky Prescott Hall - $25/person