Awards & Scholarships
MPISSN celebrates our members' involvement and recognizes excellence throughout the year through a number of special awards. 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.
How to Nominate
Staff will send a nomination form to past year’s Board Members and Committee Chairs. Award winner is announced at the September luncheon
See a list of past Chapter Leader of the Year Award recipients.
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, CLICK HERE to nominate. Or paste this URL into your browser http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZC8W9CJ. 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 November luncheon
See a list of past Planner and Supplier of the Year Award recipients.
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.
See a list of past President's Award recipients.
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
Staff will send a nomination form to past year’s Board Members and Committee Chairs. Award winner is announced at the September luncheon.
See a list of past Rising Star Award recipients.
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. Award winner is announced at the September luncheon.
See a list of past Crystal Platter Award recipients
To recognize MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada members who have been with the chapter for any consecutive amount of time in increments of five years. Pins will be presented at the September and April functions.