May SGMPAZ program Meeting

May 19, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

ZOOM Meeting

Phoenix, AZ

Member Town Hall

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National Education Conference will be September 21-23 

SGMP has decided to move the 2021 hybrid NEC to September 21-23, 2021 in Huntsville, Alabama for SGMP's 40th Anniversary

We want the 2021 NEC to be the event to remember, as we celebrate SGMP’s 40th anniversary and the ability to meet in-person after a year of virtual conferences. Moving NEC to the fall gives us the best chance of seeing more of you in person! As the meetings industry begins to recover and vaccines are more available, we can reasonably expect more of us will feel comfortable with travel and meeting in person. This is why we anticipate our members, the meetings industry and the country as a whole will be in a better place later in the year.
In person and virtual meetings will be available for the NEC.



Membership Extensions During COVID-19

Good News! Interim Memberships
A new six-month interim membership is now available for SGMP supplier and planner members who have been furloughed or laid off. This will give members more time to seek employment in the industry without disrupting their SGMP volunteer commitments.
  1. Interim members may vote.
  2. Interim members may volunteer locally and nationally, including serving on chapter boards, task forces/committees, and national committees. They will not be able to serve on the National Board or the Gilmer Institute of Learning.
  3. Six-month membership fees are: Interim Supplier: $50, Interim Contract Planner: $35, and Interim Government Planner: $20.
  4. Interim members may be able to apply for an additional six months if additional time is needed.
  5. This membership is valid through June 30, 2021.


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40th Anniversary Membership Discounted Rates until June 30

To celebrate SGMP’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2021, we are offering special membership rates from now through June 30, 2021, for new and renewal memberships:

$45 for government planners (compared to regular rate of $55)

$115 for contract planners (compared to regular rate of $140)

$350 for suppliers (compared to regular rate of $400)

Educator and student rates remain at $25, already a special rate. 

Future Meeting Calendar - Save the Dates - Join us at 11:00,  presentations start at 11:30

All of our meetings will be virtual until we can safely meet again in-person 

May - Member Town Hall & Discussion 

July - Sip & Paint 

September  21- 23- NEC conference in Huntsville, Alabama - In person and virtual meeting 

Congratulations to our New 2021 Board Members
Kim - President
Sarah - VP1
Sherry - VP2
Mila - Secretary
Lucinda - Treasurer
Melissa - Membership Director
Kristin - Hospitality Director 
There is 1 open position for Program & Education Director - if you are interested, let Kim know!