VA Voice - March 19, 2018 Print

Annual Conference

MPI Virginia! 

Have you seen an amazing speaker at a meeting, conference or industry event?

MPI Virginia is looking for a few speakers to fill in our slate for Annual Conference! The theme for this years conference is Revolutionize. If you know of a speaker that can help our members Revolutionize their events please share their information with us and our education team and we will reach out to see if it is a good fit.

Speaker Application



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Featured News

The Nominations & Governance Committee recently completed its work to select the chapter leaders for the upcoming 2018-19 year. As Immediate Past President, I had the privilege of chairing that committee. A special thank to the rest of the committee:  Linne Diiorio, Lauran Dangler, Abby Tammen, Megan Hazzard & Susan Holland.  IT was a lot of work!  There were 62 member nominated for at least one position!  After careful consideration and some difficult decisions, we have put together a very strong leadership team listed below.  Please take the time to congratulate them, thank them for their willingness to serve and help them out as much as you can.  I look forward to another great year for MPI Virginia!

Jeff Schmid, Immediate Past President, MPI Virginia

2018-2019 MPI, Virginia Chapter Board of Directors
Immediate Past President - Connie Brewer
President - Linne Diiorio
President Elect - Brittany Alger
VP, Communications - Veronica Thompson
VP, Education - Lisa Meriwether
VP, Finance - Laurie Campbell
VP, Membership - Lori Lieb
Director, Leadership Development - Ann Buhl
Director, Monthly Meetings - Steve Tewksbury
Director, Sponsorship - Laura Hurtt
Director, Fundraising - Shelley Stephens
Director, Recruitment - Elizabeth Buhl
Director, Member Care - Anna Fitzgerald

2018-2019 MPI, Virginia Chapter Slate of Committee Chairs
Chair, Basecamp Management - Ariel Cole
Chair, Chapter News - Charles Waddell
Chair, Community Service - Lauran Dangler
Chair, Social Media - Jennifer Laws 
Chair, Website - Jeff Schmid
Chair, Breakfast Forums-West - Susan Benshoff
Chair, Certification Committee - Meryl Clark
Chair, Monthly Meetings - Susan Holland & Michelle Martin
Chair, Awards Committee - Wendy Evalle
Chair, Monthly Raffles - Stacey Bradley
Chair, Ambassador Program - Brenda Bedwell 
Chair, Member Fulfillment - Joslyn Phelps
Chair, Student Recruitment - Andi Minor  

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Upcoming Events

Global Meetings Industry Day Luncheon
April 12, 2018 - 11:00am-1:30pm
Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

Global Meetings Industry Day Luncheon - Post Event Mixer
April 12, 2018 - 2:30pm-4:30pm
Billsburg Brewery - Williamsburg, VA

Annual Board Retreat
May 17-18, 2018
Airlie - Warrenton, VA

MPI Virginia Incoming Chair Retreat
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlothian, VA

MPI Virgina Board Induction & MPI After 5PM
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlotian, VA

MPI Virginia Annual Education Conference
The Virginian, A Curio Collection Hotel - Lynchburg, VA

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President's Report

Thank you to everyone who completed the Annual Survey last month! In a few weeks, MPI Global will release the feedback and our Board of Directors begin the planning process for another great year for MPI Virginia. 

As a thank you for those who participated, we had MPI randomly draw 3 of our members who completed the survey to win a prize from our chapter. Congratulations to Abigail Tammen, Ann Buhl, and Jeff Schmid! We will be in touch with the details of your prize. 

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MPI Moment

MPI’s Experiential Event Series invites you to go behind the scenes of the 2018 NFL Draft this April in Arlington, TX.  This is your chance to receive unparalleled access to one of the top sports events of the year.

2018 NFL Draft

April 25-27, 2018  |  AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas

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