Texas Hill reverse

Committee Descriptions & Contacts

Thank you to all MPI THCC volunteers – You are appreciated!

Serving on a chapter committee is rewarding in many ways - make new friends, build your career, and help your chapter all at the same time. Read below about the committees that support the work of MPI THCC! Click here to download the Chapter Involvement Form.
 
MPI International Chair Elect Fiona Pelham shares her insight on why volunteering is important:

Communication Committees

Chapter Marketing

This committee overviews all chapter communication (for brand and chapter standards), creating awareness of the chapter in the meeting industry through the promotion of chapter programs, projects, issues, and special events.
Kelly Luna
Vice President of Communication
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Under the Oaks (Newsletter)

This committee is responsible for writing, editing, gathering content, as well as contributing design and ideas for Under the Oaks, THCC's e-newsletter that is published monthly.
Rachel Stroik, CMP
Director of Advertising and Publications
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 

Education Committees

Texas Education Conference (TEC) (formerly CAMP MPI)

This committee is responsible for designing, coordinating and staffing the MPI THCC annual educational conference. This committee is also responsible for arranging facility, speakers, sponsors and activities.
Rachel Linder
Vice President of Education
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CMP Study Committee - Austin or San Antonio

The Certified Meeting Professional designation is a highly respected designation within the Meetings Industry. This committee is responsible for setting up the CMP study sessions and providing training for the candidates. Must be a current CMP to serve on this committee.
Marcia Williams, CMP, CMM
Director of Leadership and Special Events
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Education Committee

This committee plans, coordinates and staffs chapter education events that can occur over breakfast, lunch or dinner. The chapter holds approximately 8-10 education events per year. Duties include booking speakers, sponsor solicitation, site selection and onsite management. Education programs are held primarily in Austin and San Antonio but can be held in other cities within our chapter's geographic area.
Rachel Linder
Vice President of Education
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Leadership Development

This committee is responsible for planning and executing activities that will develop future leaders for MPI THCC. Many skills will carry over and can be useful for members' day jobs. Have a passion for leadership development?
Marcia Williams, CMP, CMM
Director of Leadership and Special Events
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Membership Committees

Awards Banquet

This happens in early Summer. Each year, we host the awards banquet to recognize members who have given so much to our chapter throughout the year. This committee plans and executes all aspects of the awards banquet except for silent auction and is managed under the Office of the President.
Kathy Danielson, CFEE, TMP
President
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Community Outreach - Austin

This event happens in March. This committee will work to benefit Sammy's House, a non-profit organization that provides services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Exact needs of the charity are to be determined. Committee members will design and execute a giving campaign that will fulfill the needs of Sammy's House.
Kathy Danielson, CFEE, TMP
President
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Community Outreach - San Antonio

This event happens in December. This committee plans the annual holiday party for the Senior Companions program in San Antonio. In this program, seniors age 60 and older help other senior citizens who have special needs maintain their dignity and independence. Committee members also secure donations to ensure that each senior companion attending the holiday party will leave with a small gift.
Kathy Danielson, CFEE, TMP
President
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Membership Recruitment

Just like any organization, MPI THCC needs new members to continue the growth and success of our chapter. Members of this committee will design, plan and execute campaigns to recruit new members for MPI THCC.
Emily Atwood
Director of Recruitment
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Membership Retention

Membership retention is one of the most important elements of MPI THCC's success. Committee members will personally contact other members asking for feedback. They will also design or help implement membership recruiting initiatives throughout the year.
Emily Atwood
Director of Recruitment
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

New Member / Peer Program

Remember when you had just joined the chapter? You didn't know anyone, and you weren't sure where to start or how to get involved with the chapter. Members of this committee personally contact and mentor new members of MPI THCC. Help new members learn the ropes of how to be most successful with the chapter. Let them know that they have a friend in the chapter who can answer questions and help them meet other chapter members.
Emily Atwood
Director of Retention
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Networking

This committee plans and executes the chapter's networking events in Austin and San Antonio. Committee will find venues, plan, promote, coordinate and staff the meetings.
Emily Atwood
Director of Retention
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scholarship

Current chapter members can apply for scholarships that can be used to pay MPI membership dues, fees related to earning your CMP, registration fees for MPI conferences, and more. Committee members promote the scholarship program and judge the applications that are submitted.
Kathy Danielson, CFEE, TMP
President
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 

Finance Committees

Strategic Alliances (Sponsorships)

This committee is charged with finding monetary and in-kind sponsorships to help the chapter produce educational and other events that helps the membership professionally. The committee also oversees the agreements with the sponsors to be sure they receive our promises to them and theirs to us.
Kelly Teneyuque
Director of Strategic Alliances
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Silent Auction

This committee is responsible for soliciting donations, planning and executing the Silent Auction fundraiser at our Annual Awards Banquet. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit our scholarship fund.
Kelly Teneyuque
Director of Strategic Alliances
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Your Chapter

skyline

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 24 @ 2:30PM - 05:30PM
Educational Session - San Antonio
Sat Sep 09 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
CMP Study Session on a Saturday
Thu Sep 21 @11:00AM - 01:30PM
San Antonio Educational Session
Thu Sep 21 @ 2:30PM - 05:30PM
Austin Educational Session
MPI HC AD.New
AMiAd4MPI
DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd