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How? Every time you recruit a new full-paying supplier or planner member to MPI, you’ll receive a $25. To receive your referral cash, simply have the new member put your name and if possible member ID number in the “Referred By” section on the paper application or on the online application. It’s that easy! Click here for further information and rules.
The MPI Oregon Chapter is busy! Offering educational opportunities to its members, helping the community, networking, staying active in the industry and community.
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Fundraising– Chair: Nichole Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee creates opportunities to raise funds for member services. Committee members sell raffle tickets for cash at monthly meetings and solicit donations for the annual silent auction in the Spring. This committee meets primarily January - June. Committee members assist with soliciting donations as well as selling raffle tickets at monthly meetings.
Strategic Alliances – Chair: Kelly Hagerman (email@example.com)
This committee helps coordinate all chapter sponsorship efforts under one umbrella. Committee members source sponsors for all chapter events. Mostly phone and email work.
Monthly Programs– Co-Chairs: Chanel LaChappa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kristina Griffith, (email@example.com)
This committee determines the topics and speakers for the monthly programs. This is a great opportunity for suppliers and planners to work together. Committee meets monthly via conference call for 45-60 minutes. Committee members chair 1-2 programs/year (8 monthly programs are scheduled), and take turns being liaison with venue or speaker.
Cascadia Education Conference– Chair: Jina Ellison, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee develops the educational content, creates an agenda, plans the food and beverage for networking events and meals throughout the conference. This committee also develops a marketplace for vendors, solicits sponsors and creates marketing pieces to be sent to prospective attendees. This committee works together via email, phone and face to face meetings September – March.
Professional Development – Chair – Kavinda Arthenayake (email@example.com)
This committee works on developing and implementing a study group curriculum for the CMP study group programs. They also submit articles for newsletter and website communicating availability of study groups, deadline dates and exam information of the CMP and CMM programs. In addition they work with the education committee to provide additional professional development opportunities to our members through educational events.
Planner Think Tank – Chair: Alex Doyle, CMP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Planner Think Tank is an event that is held specifically for our planner members, allowing them to network together, using the knowledge amongst their peers. This committee coordinates all aspects of the event, including site selection, logistics, education topics and speakers. Commitment time will depend on date of event, generally several months prior to event. Committee will communicate via phone and email mostly, with several face to face meetings as necessary.
Satellite Programs – Chairs: Debra Jolma (email@example.com), David Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cedric Rudd (email@example.com)
This committee works on developing and implementing programs outside the Portland Metro area. They determine the location, topics and speakers for these programs. They work closely with the members in the designated areas to promote MPI-OC and the program to that certain area.
Membership Recruitment – Chair: Susan Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee works to attain the membership goal by following up on all leads. We might also try to do something with area colleges to introduce students to MPI. Additionally, we welcome and orient new members with letters and enclosures. Also, we have a new member orientations throughout the year so that we can meet new members, educate them on MPI-OC and introduce them to other members. Committee interfaces via the phone and email.
Membership Retention – Chair: Lora Valdez (email@example.com)
This committee maintains membership retention and growth by communicating with and confirming members’ renewals and monitoring ROI for current members. This committee also provides the hospitality to our members at our monthly meetings by greeting members and welcoming guests. They develop and maintain an active campaign to retain members and encourage member involvement in committees. Committee interfaces via the phone and email.
Awards – Co-Chairs: Camille Greenslade (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christina Hale (Christina.email@example.com)
The Oregon Chapter bestows annual awards to its members who individually and unselfishly contribute for the benefit of all. This committee coordinates the nominations process, judges selection committee and establishes criteria for chapter awards throughout the year, culminating in our Annual Awards Ceremony in June. Mostly face to face and email meetings with this committee which take place January - June.
Community Outreach – Chair: Lisa Chan, CMP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have volunteered and contributed resources throughout the years building our brand and reputation while strengthening our community ties and marketplace. Some of the organizations that we have collaborated in the past are Dress of Success, Children’s Relief Nursery, Habitat for Humanity, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), and the Oregon Food Bank. Spread your volunteer wings by joining us and a taking another step in the spirit of contributing and making a positive impact in our community.
Scholarship – Chair: Karen Waggoner, CMP, CMM (email@example.com) and Elaine Hsieh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee facilitates and manages a scholarship program for chapter members to enhance their professional development and attend chapter and international conferences. Committee members ensure the promotion of the scholarship program, review all applicants and submit articles for the quarterly newsletter. Mostly phone and email meetings with this committee which take place September – March.
Publications – Chair: Elaine Hsieh (email@example.com)
This committee designs, edits and publishes a professional and informative quarterly online magazine to serve as an educational and communication tool for members. Committee interfaces via the phone and email. Also, helps promote the visibility of MPI and its activities through news releases and builds relationships with relevant local media. They develop press releases for monthly programs, special events, charity undertakings and award winners. They also coordinate articles for the Chapter Newsletter. This committee works with a publication design company and MPI-OC Chapter Administrator to produce our annual membership directory publication. This directory is a resource and marketing piece that assists MPI-OC members in contacting one another. Committees interface via phone and email. Few if any face-to-face meetings.
Promotions Chair– Chair: Katherine Hoppe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee is responsible for publicity relating to chapter activities including meeting notices, appointments, awards, etc. in both local and national MPI publications. They also produce and mail the chapter’s quarterly postcards.
Technology – Chair: Karen Waggoner, CMP, CMM (email@example.com)
The social media/technology committee works on keeping the chapters LinkedIn, Facebook and other Social Media outlets current They also are the chapters’ source of information on this continually growing area of our industry. This committee also coordinates the technological needs of other committees for our website. Duties include updating the website on an as-needed basis, working with committee chairs/directors to ensure timeliness of information on website and troubleshooting problems.