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May 2018 Bluegrass Beat Print

President's Connection

Happy Spring!  Warmer weather is in the air … now if it would just stop raining! 

Thank you to all who completed the MPI survey sent earlier this year.  Molly Marsh, AMR, was our chapter winner for the $100 gift card.  Congratulations Molly!

Soon, you will see a new look when you log in to our website.  Each MPI Chapter is migrating to the MPI website.  We don’t expect too many changes except for the new look (keeping all chapters consistent with MPI Branding).  While we don’t have a firm date as to when this will occur, all chapters will be migrated by the end of this year.  As part of that migration, the board will be looking at platforms to maintain our emailing, registration, database management.  More to come on that later….

I hope that you will be able to join us at the Speed Museum on May 17 for Lunch and Learn with Meredith Commender, CSEP of Significant Events of Texas.  The topic is Cross-Cultural Connections: Understanding Various Multicultural Norms for Crafting Events.  In a world that is getting smaller each day, join us to learn more about various cultures influencing our meetings today.  Be sure to register today!


Bravo! will be rolling down the Ohio River on the Mary M. Miller steamboat June 14!

This is our year-end celebration of board and chapter accomplishments and the rolling in of the new 2018-2109 Executive Board.  This will be lunchtime event, and I truly hope that you make plans to join us for a fun event!  Check out the website for more detailed information.  The cost for members is $35.

As you know, as part of BRAVO!, we also give out our chapter awards – Planner of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Rising Star Award, Volunteer of the Year and Silver Platter Award.  Please take time to nominate someone today!  You can find the nomination forms on the website under “Call for Chapter Award Nominations.”

I want to encourage each of you to get involved with YOUR chapter!  Volunteer!  We need volunteers for our Chapter Committee Work and we need Volunteers for MAC!  If you haven’t thought about signing up for committee work or even for MAC, think about it TODAY!  We Want YOU!!!!


Joan Minton
2017-2018 President    
MPI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter

Don't forget, our chapter photographer, Chris Joyce, and his business associate, Stan Carton, have captured a lot of great shots from our events this year and MAC 2018. Click Here and use access code kbcmpi to see pictures of your friends! 

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Calendar of Events



May 17, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:45 PM

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

REGISTER NOW for the MPI KBC May Lunch and Learn Event. Cross-Cultural Connections:  Understanding Various Multicultural Norms for Crafting Events.


June 14, 2018
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Mary M. Miller Steamboat
401 West River Road
Louisville, KY 40204

Bravo! Will be rolling down the Ohio River on the Mary M. Miller steamboat June 14, 2018

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Chapter News

Molly Marsh achieves CMP

Congratulations to Molly Marsh with AMR Management Services on achieving your CMP!

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Help a colleague, friend or young professional experience the benefits of MPI Membership. Give the Refer a Friend voucher to a fellow meeting and event professional which allows him/her to receive a $50 discount on new membership. Every time you recruit a new full-paying supplier or planner member to MPI, you’ll receive a $25 USD credit toward your membership renewal.

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Further your Education! Check out the MPI Academy for a listing of available On Demand Education webinars. Where On-Demand content is FREE for MPI Members, you can make the most out of your membership and earn some CEU's! 

Take a look at the following webinar: Track and Leverage Meeting Spend for Maximum Success on May 29, 2018 from 11am-12pm Central time

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