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President's Message

May 2019


Sara Melvin, CMP

Is there anything better than Springtime in Florida?  I hope you’ve been soaking up the sunshine and taking in everything our beautiful area has to offer!

Thank you to everyone who attended 2019 Meetings Academy on April 18th at The Regent in Riverview. Our speakers really helped us put the FUN in FUNCTION and I’m ready to “rock, paper, scissors” battle anyone that comes my way haha!  Thank you to our wonderful committee and sponsors who worked so hard to bring it to life!

I can’t believe it’s already that time of year, but our new board members joined us for the Annual Board Retreat at the beautiful Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota last weekend and it was truly an incredible experience!  Thank you to Art Ovation as well as Visit Sarasota for being such gracious hosts!  Our incoming board is full of incredible ideas to take our chapter to the next level and I can’t wait to see where we go!

Thank you to everyone who took the MPI Global annual survey! We’ll receive our results in June and look forward to sharing them with our members.  We are always striving to make our chapter stronger and add more value to your membership, so if you have any additional comments or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at

Next up is our Education Evening Event at The Godfrey on May 15th.  I’m so excited for our speaker, Ellie Nixon to share Technology Trends to Expect in 2019 & Beyond.  Join us as we learn how to incorporate the latest technology into your next event – with a cocktail in hand!

I hope you’re ready to get your GLOW on! On June 6th, we’ll celebrate a legendary year with our “Night of Legends” awards dinner at Busch Gardens!  Our Special Programs committee has been working hard to make this an incredible event! Wear your bright summer best and celebrate YOU - our legendary volunteers and your accomplishments!

If you’re interested in connecting with other MPI chapters, I strongly suggest attending one of our summer conferences. MPI’s World Education Congress will take place in Toronto June 15th-18th and Sunshine Education Summit, put on by all for Florida chapters, will take place in Orlando August 20th-22nd – I hope to see you there!

Enjoy the sunshine and #BeLegendary, friends!


Thank you,

Sara Melvin, CMP

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