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Mark your calendars! 2017-2018 Calendar of Events

2017-2018 Calendar of Events


2018 Sponsorship & Advertising Bundles

The day has come: the 2018 Sponsorship & Advertising Bundles are hot off the presses!  We’re always pleased to get this information to you in what we hope is enough time to help you budget for the coming year. 

For more information on Sponsorship and Advertising please contact:

Stacy Yerby at: or Heidi Schmitt at



2018 Sponsorship & Advertising





SGMP: My Professional Home

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) is launching a chapter membership recruitment campaign "SGMP: My Professional Home" this fall. From Sept. 20 until Dec. 20, SGMP chapters are invited to spread the word why SGMP is their "professional home," invite prospective members to chapter events and programs, and encourage potential members to join our Society. At the conclusion of the contest, chapters with the highest percentage gain in the number of overall members will be eligible for one of three prizes, including a National Education Conference (NEC) & Expo registration for a planner, $300 stipend for chapter programming or a $150 stipend for chapter programming. Best of all, chapters will still be in the running for the end of year chapter awards given out at 2018 NEC which will be held June 5-8, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia.

At the same time, SGMP is inviting members to join the 2017-2018 SGMP Superheroes Circle, a new campaign to recognize and thank all of our members who are helping to refer new members to our Society. Members are invited to recruit co-workers, colleagues and friends who need a Government Meetings professional home. When potential members join AND list who referred them on their electronic application, the referring member will automatically be added to the SGMP Superheroes Circle.  

To learn more:



Get Involved. Make a Difference. Join a Committee Today!

MiSGMP Committees

Committees are comprised of members of the Board of Directors and the Chapter membership. Each committee develops a plan that outlines the committee’s objectives and the steps for achieving those objectives. Committees meet as needed to complete tasks.

Advertising/Sponsorship Committee
Responsible for website and email advertising, soliciting sponsorships for special events and marketing the chapter brand.
Board Liaison: Stacy Yerby (313) 303-1909
Board Liaison: Heidi Schmitt (616) 233-3557

Annual Education Conference Committee
Responsible for the planning and implementation of the Chapter’s Annual Education Conference.
Board Liaison: Chris Ward  (517) 374-6848

Communications Committee
Responsible for monitoring all publications and communications of the Chapter, including but not limited to email, website and social media.
Board Liaison: Karalee McKinstry (989) 460-1704
Website: Karalee McKinstry (989) 460-1704

Community Service Committee
Responsible for planning and implementation of Chapter’s charitable activities.
Committee Chair: Amanda Toy  (517) 377-1405
Board Liaison: Heidi Schmitt (616) 233-3557

Education Committee
Responsible for soliciting proposals for regular monthly meeting sites and speakers. Also responsible for determining, establishing and promoting the educational programs of the Chapter.
Board Liaison: Annette Pepper  (517) 374-6848

GMS Certificate Committee
Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the GMS Certificate Program.
Committee Chair: Tracy Sproul (517) 346-6339
Board Liaison: Debbie Kopkau  (517) 327-2587

Honors and Awards Committee
Responsible for the development and implementation of an awards program giving recognition to Chapter members who have significantly contributed to the objectives of the Chapter and to the Society.
Board Liaison: Diane Dick  (517) 327-9261

Marketing Subcommittee
Responsible for promoting the Chapter and the Society to interested parties as well as connections with partner organizations.
Board Liaison: Stacy Yerby  (313) 202-1909

Membership Committee 
Responsible for the recruitment and retention of Chapter Society members.
Committee Chair: Amanda Peppo (248) 453-8711
Board Liaison: Tammy Novak (517) 887-9444

Nominations and Elections Committee
Responsible for identifying members interested in running for Chapter Board positions. The committee’s function is directed by the National Board’s process for elections. The Immediate Past President chairs this committee. Meets every two years.
Board Liaison: Debbie Kopkau  (517) 327-2587

Registration Committee
Responsible for completing registrations for all members and guests at monthly meetings.
Board Liaison: Diane Dick  (517) 327-9261

Scholarship Committee
Responsible for distributing, accepting and awarding of Chapter scholarships, including AEC and NEC.
Board Liaison: Stacy Yerby  (313) 202-1909

Special Events Committee
Responsible for Chapter functions that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Education Committee, i.e. annual banquet and auction, installation of officers, road rally, and other fund raising events.
Board Liaison: Laurie Nickson  (517) 351-4183


2017/2018 Monthly Meeting Request for Proposal (RFP)


2017/2018 Monthly Meeting Request for Proposal (RFP)

MiSGMP is seeking locations for the 2017/2018 MiSGMP calendar year.   Should you be interested in showcasing your venue and showing your support for the government meetings industry in Michigan, please review the attached or linked RFP and submit your proposal no later than Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Dates of Programs
The 2018 MiSGMP monthly program dates are as follow:
February 21 (Lansing only)
March (AEC, separate RFP)
April 18
May 16
June (Knowledge Quest, separate RFP)
August 15
September 12 (Awards Banquet/Auction, separate RFP)
October 15
November 14 (Lansing only)
December 12 (Lansing only)

Preference will be given to MiSGMP membership.

Submit proposals to:
Annette Pepper, CMP, GMS
Education Committee
Phone: 517.374.6848



2017/2018 Monthly Meeting Request for Proposal (RFP)