July 2018
Message from the President

As we enter the 2018-19 term, I begin my year as MPI D/FW Chapter President reflecting on my previous four years on the Board of Directors.  I have seen the MPI D/FW Chapter evolve into a community of industry professionals who can lean on each other through personal challenges, support each other through business growth, and welcome guests into the Chapter with open arms to help them transition to new members, committee members, and eventually Board Members.  Our chapter is consistently in the top 5 ranking of largest MPI chapters globally, but in the past two years, we have also caught the eye of MPI Global and fellow MPI Chapters as one of the chapters to look to for best practices, including the honor of winning  RISE Awards in 2017 and 2018. Read more. 
Congratulations to our 2017/2018 - MPI D/FW 
Award of Excellence Recipients

Planner of the Year - Sherri Cook, CMP, CMM, CTM, CL
Supplier of the Year - Patty Phelps
Volunteer of the Year - Patty Phelps
Rising Star of the Year - Charlene Edwards, CMP
Committee of the Year - CMP Study Group
Program of the Year - January 2018 Program, State of the Meetings Industry
Chapter Event of the Year - 40th Awards of Excellence, MPI D/FW Anniversary Celebration
Venue of the Year - Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West
Strategic Partner of the Year -PSAV
Hall of Honor - Greg Elam
July Chapter Experience

All Things Conflict:  How to Manage Conflict of Interest, Conflict Management and get to Solutions Together

Conflict can permeate both our business and personal lives and is often the driver of failed relationships. When it comes to conflict, equipping yourself with tools, conversation starters and being able to identify triggers can help you in all aspects of your life. Join MPI D/FW and HSMAI in a joint luncheon with Michelle Johnson, event professional, board facilitator, and business owner, as we explore techniques to help you find a common ground for accountability, from an employee or boss to a volunteer or friend. Learn how to “love” conflict - well, at least learn how to face it head on and be able to manage it!

When:     Thursday, July 26
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Mentor Café
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM – New Member Orientation
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch and Program
Where:     Location to be announced – Coming soon!
Click here to register!

CSR of the Quarter

Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence.  We support, educate, and empower the multicultural individuals and families of North Texas. We are dedicated to serving survivors of human rights abuses within our community.  We create access to opportunities for our clients, empowering them toward independence. We hope to equip future leaders with the skills to impact their own diverse communities for a stronger, more vibrant North Texas. We need donations of:

$25 –     Client Food - Your gift of $25 allows a family to fulfill their grocery shopping list
$50 -  THERAPY & COUNSELING -provides counseling and play therapy for a child who has experienced trauma
$100 – LEGAL - Provides survivors with an attorney who will insure their stories are heard & rights are recognized
$250 -  SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS - sponsors one child for 12 weeks
$500 - CLIENT ADVOCACY - Provides case management and health care advocacy for a refugee family
$1000 - SPONSOR A FAMILY - sponsor a family at Mosaic House for one month

See clothing, household and food items needed at CSR table.
Mosaic Family Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 214-823-4434
Learn more about MPI D/FW's CSR Partners for the 2018-2019 term. 
Update Your Contact Information

Your MPI D/FW Chapter leadership team is working diligently to keep you up-to-date on chapter events such as training, luncheons, and leadership meetings. We use your MPI Global Profile to retrieve your contact information and build our chapter directory (scheduled for delivery in the fall), so make sure to record your changes. Updating your MPI Global profile is simple. Just log in at and access your member profile to update your contact information and manage your email preferences.
 Take a Time Out!
Register for the August MPI D/FW Happy Hour

Complimentary appetizers and (2) drinks per person. More info

Welcome, New Members!

Timothy L. Benson, CMP, CMM - Meeting Professionals International
Stephanie Conder - Fogo de Chão
Jennifer Cross - Ashworth College
Gail Donahoo, CMP (Premier Member) - Elevate
Lauren Jones - ProPlanit
Sherry Joseph - IMCMV Holdings
Connor Kavanagh - Student Member
Deborah Malinowski - ProPlanit
Kelly McAnulty - Fannie Mae
Jessica Mobley - Student Member
Cindy Rodgers - Encompass Health
Monay Snyder - Student Member

Save The Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming chapter events. View full event calendar

July 26th - Chapter Experience
Aug. 2nd - Membership Happy Hour @ III Forks


Members on the Move
Have you or someone you know recently made a job change?  Please let us know so we can share the good news.
Host an MPI D/FW event

Interested in hosting a future MPI D/FW event?   Reach out to Cassie Poss for more information.
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