SGMP Sacramento Chapter 





Please join the Department of General Services, Statewide Travel Program (DGS-STP) in a discussion of the State's proposed Managed Lodging Program for government travelers.  Minimum qualifications have been drafted and will be presented during this lively discussion. The DGS-STP will present an overview of the proposed program, participant roles and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, virtual payment requirements, value added amenities, groups, estimated spend, and next steps.
The Virtual Payment Account element will direct-bill room and tax for travelers.  The RFP process will be for transient lodging and will include a group component.  Hotels in the area have been alerted of the need to set up their accounts in EProcure in order to receive a copy of the RFP.

Please join us for the first step in the Statewide Travel Program's Managed Lodging Program.  We are meeting at the Department of General Services in the 8th floor Executive Boardroom at 4:30 P.M., October 5. 
You do not want to miss this session!  Space is very limited, so please take care to register as soon as possible.  Registration closes earlier than normal, on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Contact hour credit in the "government travel" core competency has been requested.
Please register now via the chapter's website:

NOTE: watch website registration information  for parking information.


The Silent Auction Committee is wrapping up preparations for the chapter's annual Silent Auction fundraiser, Mad Men style.  We want to see you, your spouse/significant other, as well as your friends and neighbors, lounging around the bid tables with a Martini in hand, on November 2, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Sacramento! 

In addition to what looks to be outstanding choices for bids and prizes, there will also be the special raffle for a $500 cash prize.
Online Registration is now open, and congratulations goes to planner members Christye Hatfield and Reba Anderson for being among the first to register.  Each have won complimentary raffle tickets.  More winners to come.

The chapter's website has links to the event flier and the donation form.  Please take a look!


Announcing the newly launched My Professional Home Chapter campaign and the  Government Meeting Superheroes Circle campaign!  These camaigns are designed to help grow the Society and recognize members who actively recruit new members.

Chapters compete (now through December 20, 2017) for two education-based prizes and one NEC registraton prize, and individuals compete (now through April 2018) for complimentary registration (1-Planner, 1-Supplier) to NEC 2018.  This is something this chapter can do with ease! 
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The chapter's annual Holiday Luncheon is scheduled for December 13, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento.  Please watch future e-blasts and the chapter's website for details.

The chapter's second annual Bunco Night is scheduled for February 4, 2018.  Save the date and watch future e-blasts and the chapter's website for more details.   
The chapter's March 8, 2018, program will include special guest speaker Brett Sterenson, past national treasurer. 
Chapter leaders are watching Senate Bill 741 with interest.  The bill is poised to make changes to the existing "50/50" raffle laws.  Currently, such raffles must give 90% of gross receipts to charitable purposes and 10% to the organization running the raffle.  The propsed new law will allow certain organizations to keep 50% of the proceeds.  The bill is currently awaiting committee hearing.  The bill is opposed by other industry organizations because the definition of "certain organizations" is very limited and not fair across the board.  IF this bill continues to move forward, it is fairly certain there will be amendments, and the chapter will keep an eye on it with anticipation those amendments will be in our favor.

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