SGMP Sacramento Chapter 




The Sacramento Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals is looking for leaders! Nominations are now being accepted for the eight elected positions on the 2017-2019 Sacramento Chapter Board of Directors.  
We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, and dependable members who are interested in serving the Sacramento Chapter. This is a great opportunity for professional and personal development in working with a team and building leadership skills.
Interested individuals may self-nominate themselves or a fellow chapter member and must submit the nomination form to Dina Fong, Nominations & Elections Chair. 
The nominations period will remain open until 
Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. PST
Any chapter member in good standing for at least six months prior to nomination shall qualify for nomination to and election on the Chapter Board of Directors
The chapter's Nominations & Elections Committee is responsible for overseeing the chapter elections process.  For questions, contact Dina Fong, CGMP, committee chair, at or at 916-319-0551.   

Initial forms need not have nominee's signatures, but all forms must be completed and signed by March 22.

Additional information on Nominations and Elections may be found on our website at

Nominations & Elections Committee: 

Dina Fong, CGMP; 
Theresa Ferrini, CGMP; 
James Lynton, CGMP, CHSP

Sacramento Chapter April Meeting
(Please note the date change: April 13)
Our next chapter meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday of April at the  Hampton Inn & Suites Folsom at 155 Placerville Road.

The topic is "Preparing for an Effective Pre-Convention Meeting."

A pre-convention meeting is a meeting held prior to an event to confirm and review all arrangements for said event and to make last minute adjustments.  This is a final check and a chance to establish a rapport with staff members you may not have previously met.  

For those who may not plan frequent meetings, a pre-con may seem uncomfortable or awkward because you don't know what to expect. Or perhaps you are an experienced planner who had to figure this out on your own. 

Either way this is your chance to learn something new from our panel of experienced industry professionals. You'll have fun learning who should attend; and, when and why a pre-con is useful. 

Registration begins at: 4:15 p.m. with the meeting scheduled from 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, please go to our chapter website at

Bunco Night (March 16)
Join us for an evening of games, raffles, and refreshments at the Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Open to chapter members and non-members, Bunco is easy to learn and fun to play.
Cost is $20 for pre-registrants and $25 for walk-ins, space permitting .
Register NOW at

MPI Sacramento Sierra Nevada Special Event (April 6)
MPI Sacramento Sierra Nevada will be holding an event to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day and to honor Steve Hammond, President and CEO, Visit Sacramento on April 6 at the MIX Downtown.  

After more than 40 years in the hospitality industry,Stephen L. Hammond will retire in June. Over the past 18 years, Steve has been an icon in the Sacramento area and well-respected by leaders of Destination Marketing Organizations throughout the country--known by many to have a contagious smile.  Please join us as we celebrate Steve and his impressive contributions to the meetings industry.
Registration is now open at  GMID MPISSN.


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