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    1. The event’s theme was “Soirée: An Evening Paris.” 

    <p>1. The event’s theme was “Soirée: An Evening Paris.”&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Sweets were served in martini glasses. 

    <p>2. Sweets were served in martini glasses.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. MPI MN member and Past President Robert Payne emceed the event. 

    <p>3. MPI MN member and Past President Robert Payne emceed the event.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. EMPI winner Meghan Likes. 

    <p>4. EMPI winner Meghan Likes.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. The new Board of Directors takes a pledge. 

    <p>5. The new Board of Directors takes a pledge.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Susan Bormann and Steph Pfeilsticker, 2016-17 president. 

    <p>6. Susan Bormann and Steph Pfeilsticker, 2016-17 president.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Michelle Emberley, Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Bridgette Sobraske, Jen Ruthig, Holly Bowman and Steph Pfeilsticker. 

    <p>7. Michelle Emberley, Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Bridgette Sobraske, Jen Ruthig, Holly Bowman and Steph Pfeilsticker.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Nicole Coon and Jen Ruthig, the association’s new president. 

    <p>8. Nicole Coon and Jen Ruthig, the association’s new president.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Back row, left to right: Katie Numedahl, Dirk VanderBent, Jill Blihovde, Amy Beilke; front row, left to right: Rondi Pacheco, Monique RochardMarine and Debbie Friedman-Hueller; all with Land O’Lakes

    <p>9. Back row, left to right: Katie Numedahl, Dirk VanderBent, Jill Blihovde, Amy Beilke; front row, left to right: Rondi Pacheco, Monique RochardMarine and Debbie Friedman-Hueller; all with Land O’Lakes</p>

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.