VA Voice - May 15, 2017 Print


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Please join us on June 1st at Hilton Norfolk The Main as we induct our new MPI Virginia Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year! We will also be fortunate to have MPI Virginia’s own Jeannie Power present a 'Maximizing Your Membership' education session to give everyone an up-to-date look at all of the offerings afforded our members.

For this special occasion we will also be taking time to announce and recognize the nominees for our annual chapter awards which our members have submitted in the month of May. If you have not yet submitted your nominations submit them here before May 24th: MPI Virginia Annual Awards Nominations! The Annual Chapter Awards Banquet will take place at our Annual Conference on August 16-18, 2017.

Register Today! June Board of Directors Induction, Education Program & Social

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Community Service

June Community Service Project:  Union Mission Ministries

In 2017, The Union Mission Ministries, celebrates 125 years of serving the poor and homeless in the Hampton Roads community as the largest provider of homeless services in our region. Once physical needs are met, job and life skills training is offered to help people better care for themselves and their families. The Union Mission does not receive any state or federal funding but relies solely on the generosity of the community.

Please bring an item for the Union Mission Ministries wish list with you to our June Board Induction, Education Program & Social! Wish List Items

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Upcoming Events

MPI Virginia Hampton Roads Breakfast Forum
May 23, 2017 | 8:00pm
Top Golf Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA

MPI Virginia June Event - Board Induction, Educational Program & Social
June 1, 2017 | 3:30pm
Hilton Norfolk at the Main - Norfolk, VA

MPI Virginia Charlottesville Forum
June 11, 2017
Save the Date!

MPI World Education Congress - WEC 2017
June 19 - 22, 2017
MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV

MPI Virginia CMP July 2017 Bootcamp
July 17 - 18, 2017
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Richmond, VA

MPI Virginia Annual Education Conference & Awards Dinner
August 16 - 18, 2017
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA

MPI Virginia CMP November 2017 Bootcamp
November 20 - 21, 2017
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Richmond, VA

CMP Conclave
November 13 - 15, 2017
MGM National Harbor - National Harbor

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MPI – VA Chapter Member Profile - Britney Darby

Name: Britney Darby
Title: Marketing Manager  
Organization: The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta. We are a non-profit society of 800+ member dentists in the metro Atlanta area that put on a three-day meeting each March in downtown Atlanta. I moved to RVA for my husband’s job 1.5 years ago and now work as a remote employee.

Best thing about job: I love to brainstorm new ideas and ways to attract attendees to my event. I work in a very collaborative environment and we are constantly throwing out ideas for consideration. I love to see one of my ideas take shape and come to life at my annual meeting.                         

Volunteer positions: I volunteer each year with the National MS Society to raise funds for MS research. I also get roped in to planning all sorts of things at my daughter’s school now that they know I plan events for a living. When I was in Atlanta I served as copy editor for the MPI Georgia chapter               

Event horror story: A tornado hit downtown Atlanta during our three-day annual meeting in 2008 forcing us to cancel the last day of the meeting and refund all (20,000+ attendees and exhibitors) one-third of their registration fee/ booth rental fee. Luckily this was the year before I started working at Hinman so I didn’t personally experience it but people bring it up all the time & I’ve learned a lot about crisis management because of it.

Hobbies: Travel & food! My husband and I are constantly planning our next adventure. Our next trip is to Ireland this June.

Husband/Wife/Kids/Pets: Husband – Fitz, Daughter (almost 2) – Dylan, Dog (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) – Leo (AKA “my first born”)      

Pet Peeve: Slow drivers in the left lane on a two-lane highway.

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