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SGMP Announces National Board Candidates and Campaign Rules to All Members
 
SGMP and its national nominations & elections committee are very excited to present a list of approved candidates for the 2015-2017 SGMP national board of directors, in alphabetical order per position, to all SGMP members. Each candidate’s picture and bio can be found there, with a link for each that will direct you to additional information for that candidate. This candidates list can be found on our homepage at www.sgmp.org.   
 
The campaigning period for these elections starts at 5pm Eastern time today, 1/23/15, and ends at 12 midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, 1/28/15. Also posted on our homepage at www.sgmp.org is a link to the Campaign Rules Supplement page. This document itemizes and describes these very important rules for candidates, leaders and all members. A violation of these rules could result in a code of ethics inquiry and/or a candidate’s disqualification. All voting members (planners and suppliers) on the official election roster will be sent an electronic ballot on January 29th.           

SGMP WINTER PLANNER EDUCATION DAY - Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Hotels hosted nearly 40 SGMP planner members on Jan 20th to a day of education and networking. Members gathered at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City and engaged in education regarding the federal bid process, protocol, event insurance and ethics. This is the second education day sponsored by Hyatt and the participation and feedback have been exceptional. We look forward to more Planner Education Days to come. 

DONATE NOW TO SGMP'S 2015 ONLINE AUCTION. SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning (GIL) is asking for your donations for the online auction at the National Education Conference & Expo (NEC) to raise funds to send planner members to the 2016 NEC in San Diego! Please send the auction donation form or your questions to GIL Fundraising Trustee Kimberly Forte, CGMP, at kforte@brownpalace.com.  

SGMP ANNOUNCES FORT LAUDERDALE AS THE HOST OF THE 2017 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE & EXPO in a press release. The 2017 NEC & Expo will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 6-8, 2017, at the Broward County Convention Center.  

SGMP ANNOUNCES 18 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS TO THE 2015 NEC & EXPO. We now encourage members to contact their chapters about other available scholarship opportunities.  

WHEN NEWS WAS BREAKING regarding the legislative negotiations that kept the federal government open past its funding deadline, SGMP provided updates for government meetings through our social media channels. So take a moment to the left to sign up with SGMP on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
     
SGMP ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO AS THE HOST OF THE 2016 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE & EXPO in a press release. The 2016 NEC & Expo will be held in San Diego, California, on May 17-19, 2016, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.       

NOW THAT THE DUST HAS SETTLED FROM THE MIDTERM ELECTION, SGMP presents the potential impacts on government meetings and our members going forward. We will keep our members informed of other important post-election updates.

SGMP HAS LAUNCHED A REDESIGNED AND ENHANCED DATABASE AND WEBSITE as a key component of our enhanced communications and marketing efforts. MEMBERS: Go to "Member Login" on this page. Your new username is the primary email address we have on file and your new and temporary password is Password1. Once you login, create a new password. 

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SGMP 2015 National Education Conference & Expo 

General Attendee and Exhibiting Attendee registration is NOW OPEN for our 33rd annual NEC & Expo on April 28-30, 2015, in Minneapolis. REGISTER NOW by clicking on the Annual Conference tab at the top of the page, and selecting the button for 2015 NEC & Expo. 

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer with information about the 2015 NEC & Expo
     

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SGMP National Board Candidates & Rules 

We are proud to share the list of approved candidates for the 2015-2017 SGMP national board of directors. Each candidate’s picture and bio can be found here, along with a link for each that will direct you to additional candidate information. The campaigning period for these elections is from 5 pm Eastern time on Jan 23rd through 12 midnight Eastern time on Jan 28th. We encourage ALL MEMBERS to review the very important Campaign Rules and Guidelines Supplement page that can be found here with other elections information. All voting members (planners and suppliers) on the official election roster will be sent an electronic ballot on January 29th.   

 

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