Join us for the 17th Annual Star Awards to celebrate the success of your colleagues, who help strengthen our local association industry!

Attendees are encouraged to bring any extra, unused and non-expired pet food to donate to Misty Eyes, a 501(c)3 foster based rescue, dedicated to uniting pets with forever families, end needless euthanasia of adoptable animals and teaching kindness towards all living things. Check out their Amazon Wish List

Online registration has closed. Please contact us at [email protected] or 317-328-4569 if you would like to register.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites Plainfield Hotel and Conference Center 
2353 Perry Road, PlainfieldIN 46168


Registration Opens September 12    
Early Bird Registration Sept. 12 - Nov. 9 Individual $70
    Table of Ten $650
Regular Registration Nov. 10 - Dec. 6 Individual $90
    Table of Ten $700
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent to [email protected].

Refunds for table and ticket purchases will be calculated based on the date the refund request is received:

Date Percentage
Until November 9 100%
November 10-21 50%
November 22-29 25%
November 30 0% (Substitutions Encouraged)


SCHEDULE: (subject to change)

5:30 p.m. Doors Open  
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour Silent Auction Open
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner Silent Auction Open
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Dessert Silent Auction Open
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Awards Presentation Silent Auction Open until 8:00


EMCEE: Patty Spitler

Patty Spitler, host, reporter and producer for “Pet Pals TV” and “Great Day TV,” has had a 42-year career in radio and TV broadcasting. She was one of the first female radio disc jockeys in the country in the 1970s, starting in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. From 1982 through 2004, Patty was a news anchor and entertainment reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis, has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and is the winner of one. She retired in 2004 due to Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear condition that causes hearing loss and balance issues.

In 2009, she joined “Pet Pals TV,” a syndicated magazine show that focuses on the relationship between animals and humans. In 2015, Patty became the host and executive producer of “Boomer TV,” which has expanded to “Great Day TV” and presents stories about interesting people in all walks of life. 

Patty brings her passion for pets to many Central Indiana animal welfare and fundraiser events such as IndyHumane’s Mutt Strut and the Morris Animal Foundation. She also uses her knowledge of social media to spread awareness on responsible pet ownership. Patty shares her life with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Stewie, a mutt named Mabel, an indoor kitty and several stray cats who show up on her porch to be fed.

She speaks about her life with humor and a positive outlook, with emphasis on staying relevant in a changing world. 

Online registration has closed. Please contact us at [email protected] or 317-328-4569 if you would like to register.