Texas Hill reverse

Committee Descriptions & Contacts

Calling All Volunteers!

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!

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
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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
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Education Committees

Texas Education Conference (TEC)

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.
Marcia Williams, CMP, CMM
Director of Education
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CMP Bootcamp - Austin

The Certified Meeting Professional designation is a highly respected designation within the Meetings Industry. This committee is responsible for setting up the CMP Bootcamp study course that will provide training for candidates. Must be a current CMP to serve on this committee.
MPI TX Hill Country Chapter will offer an intensive two-day course with experienced CMP facilitators that is designed to prepare the candidate who needs a last minute push for the exam. Bootcamp dates and location for April 2018 will be announced in mid-December 2017.

Marcia Williams, CMP, CMM
Director of Education
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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.
Lindsi Little
Director of Monthly Programs
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Registration Committee

This committee assists with registration onsite only - handing out name badges and greeting attendees upon arrival.
Lindsi Little
Director of Monthly Programs
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Membership Committees

Community Outreach – Spring/Summer

This event happens each Spring. This committee will work to benefit a non-profit organization whose mission, goals, and objectives affect the Meetings and Events Industry. Needs of the committee includes planning the model of this event, choosing an activity, and determining the charity this benefits. All to be voted on by the MPI-THCC board of directors.
Meaghan Rhame, CMP
Vive President of Membership
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Community Outreach – Fall/Winter

This event happens each Fall or Winter. This committee plans the holiday community outreach program. This committee will work to benefit a non-profit organization whose mission, goals, and objectives affect the Meetings and Events Industry. Needs of the committee includes planning the model of this event, choosing an activity, and determining the charity this benefits. All to be voted on by the MPI-THCC board of directors.
Meaghan Rhame, CMP
Vive President of Membership
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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
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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.
Tanida Mullen
Director of Retention
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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.
Tanida Mullen
Director of Retention
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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
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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.
Meaghan Rhame, CMP
Vice President of Membership
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Finance Committees

End of Year Celebration Committee (formerly known as Award Banquet)

This happens in early Summer. Each year, we host an end of the year celebration. Join this committee to help plan this event from start to finish including determining a date, venue, sponsorships, and an exciting experience for all in the industry.
Cindy Smith
Director of Chapter Fundraising
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Strategic Alliances (Sponsorships) – Fulfillment Chair

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. This committee member ensures sponsor received all agreed-upon deliverables.
Kelly Teneyuque
Director of Strategic Alliances
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Strategic Alliances (Sponsorships) – Sourcing and Relations Chair

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. This committee member seeks sponsorships for upcoming events.
Kelly Teneyuque
Director of Strategic Alliances
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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
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Financial Review

This committee assists the Finance Department in working with auditors and reviewing the financials for the year. This is an invite-only committee. Email us for inquiries and/or interest.
Kim Maka
Vice President of Finance
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Thank you to all MPI THCC volunteers – You are appreciated!

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