AANR Member Trustee

I have been your AANR member trustee since 2018.  My door is always open to you.  I want to hear your concerns and ideas and  I’m always available to answer your questions.  My email is karen.lahey@aanr.com.  You can easily get my phone number from your AANR-NW director and I welcome your calls.

As your trustee, I was instrumental in choosing the new association management software system, Impexium, that has been implemented by the AANR office.  This software replaces software that was built in the 1980s.  This software streamlines the management of membership addition and renewals and provides leadership with the ability to easily communicate with our membership.

The committee, membership marketing,  that I chair has been very active.  I am honored to be joined on this committee by a number of people that care enough about AANR to want to meet twice every month.  During the past six months, we have worked on ways to help AANR’s financial problems, as well as ways to increase membership.  Some of our current initiatives are ways to help the growth of current non-landed clubs and ways to help members in parts of our countries where there are no landed clubs to visit.  We are also investigating a way to have AANR host a social media platform so that AANR members can  have a safe way to meet and communicate with one another.  We are constantly looking for new ways to ways to attract new members and retain current members.  Please contact me with your ideas at karen.lahey@aanr.com.

About Karen

AANR member since 1998; currently a member of 4 clubs.  My primary membership is at Sun Lovers Under Gray Skies (SLUGS).

AANR has stopped losing members and it is time to start growing again.  We need to be able to adapt and change with the times.  I have a proven record of proposing innovative ideas and making them happen.

To find out more, see http://www.karenlahey.com .  My professional resume can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/klahey/ .


  • AANR Member Trustee – Northwest Region (2018-present)
  • Membership Marketing Chair (2018-present)
  • Membership Management System Selection Committee Chair (2017 – 2018)
  • Convention Chair (2014-2016)
  • Membership Pricing Chair (2014)
  • Jim Cossins Memorial Award
  • Woman of the Year (2014, 2020)
  • Presidential Meritorious Service Award (2014, 2017, 2019)
  • AANR Education Foundation Board (2014-present)
  • AANR Education Foundation Electronic Communications (2014-present)
  • Created AANRMobile v1 (Android app)


  • President (2012-2016)
  • Vice-President (2010-2012)
  • Communications Chair (2016-present)
  • PR Chair (2016-present)
  • Electronic Communications Chair (2010-2012)
  • Member of the Year (2020)
  • Woman of the Year (2010, 2016)
  • Presidential Meritorious Service Award (2012)
  • Editor, Nude News, weekly electronic newsletter (2010 -present)
  • Coordinator, Northwest Folklife Booth (2012-present)
  • Director (2006-2012)
  • Provided Regional Web Services and Technical Support (2010 – present)


  • Software development, as manager and programmer (40+ years)
  • Website development and maintenance (15+ years)
  • Toastmaster (4 years)


  • BS, cum laude, Computer and Communication Sciences; University of Michigan