March 13, 2020

2020 District 5 Leadership Conference Cancelled


Our leadership conference is an important part of what we do as a district to prepare future club leaders to successfully build and support their local clubs. Unfortunately, this year due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus, the State of Ohio has asked groups such as ours to cancel or move events. In the interest of our members’ health and safety, the District 5 Board of Governors has decided to postpone our conference until a later date.

I hope that each of you will be able to join us in late summer/early fall for a fantastic leadership conference. We will follow up with details as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you all for your understanding.

Jen Bryant, Governor
AAF District 5

March 8, 2017

AAF Toledo Hosts AdBID


AdBID – Online Auction

April 24, 2017

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

“AdBID”, the club’s annual online auction, will be open for bidding between April 24-May 5 and we are looking for donations!

AdBID is an online auction of advertising products and services that is organized annually by AAF Toledo. This fundraiser benefits the club’s general operating fund which in turn supports educational programming, social events, and student scholarships. We are currently requesting donations of media packages, creative and production services, printing, photography, videography, web design, consulting and more!

In addition, we are also accepting general donations of restaurant and retail gift cards, home maintenance and décor items and other offerings of entertainment and relaxation for the hard working advertising community to take a break from everyday stress!  Any and all types of donations will be accepted … be creative!

AdBID is a great way to gain exposure for your business. All contributors will have their company, products and services displayed prominently to visitors of the online auction. Donations are posted at:  You may view items daily (after you create a profile), but bidding does not begin until Monday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Getting involved is easy! To donate, complete the donation form describing your product, service, or item and send it to Patty Schoepf at: or mail it to: AAF Toledo, 7230 Sawmill Run, Holland, OH 43528.

Bidders get ready! Talk with your clients about the great deals that will be available to them. You do not need to be a member to bid!  A sneak peek of the items will be posted as they come in. To catch the best deals, make a note to check daily.

  • Donations will be accepted now through April 21
  • Online bidding will begin April 24 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Online bidding will close May 5 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Highest bidders will be contacted the week of May 8


Create a profile to view the current list of items at:


Still have questions?

Please contact us –

Casey Pogan | Franklin Park Mall, Marketing Director |

Patty Schoepf | AAF Toledo, Executive Director |


Thank you in advance for your donation and club support.

more information:

March 1, 2017

AAFCLE Celebrates ADDY Winners


AAFCLE Celebrates ADDY Winners

Over 325 of Cleveland’s creative class attended the 2016 AAF-Cleveland ADDY Awards at the Hofbrauhaus Cleveland.  Along with great German food and drink, the attendees saw over 65 awards handed out to deserving creative services companies in numerous categories.

Three Judge’s Choice Awards and a Best in Show were awarded to the following:

Judge’s Choice #1 from Gully Flowers, RED Agency in Santa Monica, CA.  Awarded to Goldfarb Weber Creative Media for their Our Hope for the Future video done for Boys Hope Girls Hop of NE Ohio.

Judge’s Choice #2 from Ron Smrczek from The&Partnership in Toronto, Ontario went to flourish, Inc. for the EXL Foil Poster Series – Woman done for the University of Akron.

Judge’s Choice #3 from Sal Lombardo, Creative Director, NYC went to Brokaw, Inc. for their Favorite Brother Instagram posts done for Favorite Brother.

The Best in Show as chosen by our three judges went to thunder::tech for their Chef’s Garden Website done for Chef’s Garden.

You can see all of the winning work on our electronic showbook produced by Angstrom Graphics here.

July 2, 2016

AAF-Akron Hosts Student Portfolio Review


April 13, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Geometry Global

A diverse group of professionals from the Akron and Cleveland areas who have extensive experience in advertising and marketing will be assembled to critique your portfolios, give you advice on moving into the professional world and maybe even consider you for an internship or employment. There will be refreshments and you will be able to mingle with other students as well as professionals while you are waiting for the next available reviewer. This event is open to all junior and senior graphic design and marketing students. Please come dressed and prepared as if you were going to an actual interview. This event is not only intended to help you with your portfolio, but also your interview skills as well.