Awards & Scholarships
MPISSN celebrates our members' involvement and recognizes excellence througout the year through a number of special awards. Help us identify deserving individuals by nominating them! For those interested in applying for scholarships from Meeting Professionals International visit the international website for more information.
Chapter Leader of the Year Award
The purpose of the Chapter Leader of the Year Award is to recognize the local commitment and outstanding service of a chapter member.
The MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Awards Committee considers the ability of the recipient to encourage volunteer participation within the chapter, contribute to organization direction and act as a catalyst to cause exceptional results that benefit the local chapter.
Chapter Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs are eligible to receive this award. Click here to view the leadership roster. Both planner and supplier members are eligible. Service in MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada in prior years will be considered but the individual must currently be serving in a designated leadership role within the organization.
See a list of past Chapter Leader of the Year Award recipients.
Download the Chapter Leader of the Year Award nomination form here.
(Nominations typically are due in August prior to being awarded in October)
Planner and Supplier of the Year Award
The MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Planner and Supplier of the Year selections are made based on dedication to furthering the goals of the MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada chapter, MPI and the meetings industry, professionalism and career involvement. Selection is not based entirely on a single year contributions.
Any MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada planner or suppler member in good standing may be nominated for Planner or Supplier of the Year. Past recipients may not be nominated for a second award.
How To Nominate
To submit nominations, complete and return the nomination form mailed to members within the timeline provided. Each nominee will be asked to submit information about his or her activities, achievements and experience by a specific date. Award winners are announced at the annual Silent Auction and Officer Installation Dinner.
Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:
Involvement at the local level including
Committee Chairperson and/or active committee participation
Participation as a MPI Program Guest Speaker/Panelist or instructor
Attendance and participation at MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada meetings and events
Success in recruiting new members
Service in community organizations
Service in other related organizations or groups
Involvement and recognition at the International level
See a list of past Planner and Supplier of the Year Award recipients.
Download the Planner & Supplier Award nomination form here.
Started in 2006, the purpose of the President's Award is to recognize a member who has provided exceptional support to the President in the execution of his/her duties. It is given out at the sole discretion of the out-going President during the Annual Silent Auction and Officer Installation Dinner.
2005 Becky McGuire
2006 MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM
2007 Amanda Flangas
2008 Cindy Miglino, CMP
2009 Susan Crane
2011 Diane Ramsdell
Rising Star Award
The purpose of the Rising Star Award is to recognize a member who has devoted exceptional time and effort to MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada although not serving in a leadership position. It is these devoted members who will become the future leaders of MPI-Sacramento/Sierra Nevada.
All MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada members in good standing are eligible, except if serving as a MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada officer, board member or committee chair. Vice Chairs are eligible.
How To Nominate
To submit nominations, complete and return the nomination form mailed to members within the timeline provided. Faxed nominations will be accepted. Award winners are announced at the Annual Silent Auction and Officer Installation Dinner.
Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria
Amount of volunteer time dedicated to MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada activities
Enthusiasm and support in promoting Chapter goals and objectives
Ability to motivate members to participate in Chapter activities
Participation in and attendance at regular Chapter meetings and other activities
Ability to create a professional image
See a list of past Rising Star Award recipients.
Download the Rising Star Award nomination form here.
(Nominations typically are due in June prior to being awarded in July)
Crystal Platter Award
This award recognizes the venues that host our monthly luncheon meetings. All of our hosts go far above and beyond the norm to help ensure the success of our meetings. This award was developed to call attention to their dedication and sponsorship of our Chapter. Luncheon attendees evaluate the venues throughout the year and results are tabulated to determine the most outstanding in the area of facility, service, and food and beverage.
See a list of past Crystal Platter Award recipients