2023 AFBC Annual Meeting

The AFBC held an in-person Annual Meeting from June 21 – 23  at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, located in Uptown Charlotte. The meeting followed the customary format with a reception the evening of the 21st and ½ day seminars the following Thursday and Friday. 

2023 AFBC Annual Meeting - Presentations

The lineup of presentation topics and speakers for the 2023 Annual Meeting is below. A program containing a detailed schedule of the Annual Meeting was provided to attendees prior to the meeting.

Thursday, June 22, 2023Speaker(s)
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Todd Martin, JD FisherBroylesFraternal What?

9:15 a.m. -10:15 a.m.Jenna Jenson, JD
Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Andrew Kay, JD
Venable LLP
Member Dispute Resolution Program (MDRP)

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.Clark Cole, JD
Armstrong Teasdale

Robert Lesko, JD

Julie Wall, JD
Chittenden, Murday & Novotny LLC

Litigation Hot Topics

Friday, June 23, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Cindy Nigbur

Morgan Tilleman, JD
Foley & Lardner LLP

Fraternal Governance

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Brian Gedicks, JD
Knights of Columbus

Protecting Those We Serve: Fraternals and Safe Environments

10:15 a.m.  - 11:15 a.m. Bryan Keene, JD
Davis & Harman LLP

Lindsey Klarkowski, JD

The SECURE 2.0 Act: RMDs and More!

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Benjamin Sykes, JD
Locke Lord
 Ethics for Transactional Attorneys

2023 AFBC Annual Meeting materials are available here.

Registration Fees

Outstanding registration fees for the 2023 AFBC Annual Meeting may be paid below.  Registration fees are as follows:
  • $425 USD for members
  • $475 USD for non-members
  • Attendees may include a guest for an additional $100 USD. Guests are invited to the opening reception and all meals.
The registration fee includes CLE applications and processing.

Individual and group payments may be made by sending a check payable to "Association of Fraternal Benefit Counsel" to the Secretary-Treasurer,  Ellen Reynolds, at the following address: AFBC c/o Modern Woodmen of America, 1701 1st Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201.  If making a group payment, please provide the names of all attendees (including guests) with the payment. Individual payments may also be made below using PayPal.

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The AFBC will refund 100% of fees for any cancellation request received on or before May 15, 2023. For any cancellation request received between May 16th and May 31st, the AFBC will refund the registration fee(s) minus any processing fees and, if applicable, meeting costs incurred related to the registration. No refunds will be made after May 31st.