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There is still time to buy MPI Virginia’s 2017/2018 Season Pass!

Buy 4, Get 1 Free for Education Programs - Seasons Pass is good for 5 monthly education meetings during the 2017-18 MPI year. More info & registration: MPI Virginia Season Pass

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Community Service

This year at our Annual Conference we will have an interactive community service project with Troopster (more info on them here) and we need your help in collecting some items of need to help us with our project! 

Snacks and Snack Bars: Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Breakfast Cereal Bars, Nutrigrain, Fruit Bars, KIND Bars, KASHI, Lara Bars, LUNA, Quaker Oat Bars. Mini Packs of: Goldfish, Chex Mix, Lunch Box Size Pringles, Spicy Chips

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Upcoming Events

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

MPI Virginia September Education
September 21, 2017
Quirk Hotel - Richmond, VA

Save the Date - Fundraiser Event
October 19, 2017
Richmond, 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 Virginia Chapter - 2017-2018 Director of Monthly Meetings - Steve Tewksbury

Steve Tewksbury, CMP
Title: Executive Director of University Events   
The College of William & Mary                                                                      

Best thing about job: The staff, faculty and students at William & Mary and our trusted suppliers.                                       

Volunteer positions:  2017-18 Director of Monthly Meetings for MPI-VA. Also active in church leadership at Grace Covenant Presbyterian in Williamsburg and a cheerleader for planner colleagues acquiring their CMP.               

Event horror story:  A decade ago, a massive thunderstorm formed out of nowhere over a 200-person lunch in a tent. There was not enough time to evacuate, so the lunch program continued as torrential rain tripped the electrical and sound systems as distant lightning struck around us. Fortunately no one was hurt, but I have since become very familiar with Williamsburg’s unique weather patterns and monitor obsessively whenever I have an outdoor function with any chance of rain.   

Hobbies: Getting 10,000+ steps a day, spending time with family, laughing.

Husband/Wife/Kids/Pets: Wife of 22 years Cris, a Williamsburg native whom I first met at Virginia Tech, 2 daughters; Lizzy, recently married to Jim Miller and a senior at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, and Becca, a freshman at Shenandoah University Conservatory. 2 – 10+ year-old rescue poodles; Tater, a white miniature alpha-male and Reda, a black standard who is a sweetheart. 

Pet Peeves: Sloppy table settings, untidy stage sets and hot water for tea service that is not hot and/or tastes of coffee.

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