July 2017 Print

Board Member Exposé

Trisha Olach, CMP



Thank you for allowing me to be your President for the 2017-2018 year. I’m very excited to be part of MPI Michigan Chapter and we are planning many great events. We have a lot of work to do and would love to have anyone join our Engaged Member Team. You get the most out of your membership by being active and joining a committee.

Sheryl Korn, Lisa Calhoun and I just returned from WEC. The event had some hiccups, which we all can relate to as planners. Not everything goes according to your plan! But the overall event was amazing and we all learned a lot. WEC will be in Indianapolis next year, I hope to see many Michiganders there.

We would like our chapter to be more involved with the MPI Foundation. Part of this is hosting a fundraising event for our industry. We will also be applying for some education grants as well. Some of the ideas for our Michigan event are a golf outing, bowling, or a craft beer competition. Let us know your ideas and we can work together to develop a fabulous event.

A little bit about me. I have four daughters, one getting married in August and one is a Senior in high school this year. Two huge life events for me in the next 12 months. Most nights you can find me at softball games, performing arts programs, Robotic competitions or reading a book. I also love to camp, cook (& drink wine), scroll through Pinterest and Instagram. I’m just getting into Podcasts, let me know if there is one you love. The book I’m reading now is You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I recommend this reading to help you both professionally and personally.

I want feedback, let me know your thoughts on books, Podcasts, and what you want to see with MPI Michigan. If we all work together, we can do great things!

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Our 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Already hard at work!


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Special Summer Membership Offer

Summertime Savings! Enjoy the summer months with your fellow meeting and event professionals at your local chapter gatherings. Join MPI at www.mpiweb.org/join and use code MPISMJULY before July 31st to receive 10% off your new membership.

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Here's what you missed at WEC!

Some of our Board Members had the opportunity to attend WEC (World Education Conference) in Las Vegas July 19-22 and they reported back that they learned of the many grants and scholarships available for chapters and members through the MPI Foundation. 

It was an excellent networking event and provided the opportunity to meet others from across the country who serve in a wide range of MPI services.

Here is a post-event link: http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/wec-2017/post-event

...as well as some fun photos taken by our members!


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Register Now for GLES!

Save the Date and REGISTER NOW for the 4th Annual Annual Great Lakes Education Summit! 

November 12 - 14, 2017

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre
Indianapolis, IN

The 4th Annual Great Lakes Education Summit, to be hosted by MPI Chapters of Indiana, Michigan & Wisconsin, boasts outstanding educational programs along with networking opportunities for its attendees. This one of a kind regional event is coordinated and organized by our three dedicated chapters. With the involvement and influence of the chapters' leaders, this annual conference will grow not only into a successful event that offers great educational programs, but one that also offers a fantastic network of industry professionals. This network will be a tremendous value to members of the host chapters along with other attendees throughout the region.

Please join us to
CONNECT with new and current colleagues, ENGAGE new ideas, and to INSPIRE fellow MPI Members

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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for July 2017

Renewal Drawings:  www.mpiweb.org/renew

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of June and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!

  • 6 month extended membership
  • Complimentary CMP Study Kit  (valued at $312)
  • Receive $200 off any MPI Professional Development Certificate Program


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