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    • February 10, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette South - 200 Frem Boustany Dr, Lafayette, LA 70508

    February 10, 2022

    Location:  Courtyard by MarRiott lafayette South - 200 Frem Boustany Dr Lafayette, La 70508

    11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch and  Networking, Socializing, Announcements

    12:00 - 1:00pm – Educational Training

    Presentation by:

    Angele du Passage, CMP

    Partner, Cypress Planning Group

    Angele is an owner of Cypress Planning Group, a full-service, all women-owned meeting management Company. They assist their clients with securing hotels, negotiating contracts and room block management for events all over the world. In addition, Cypress Planning Group also provides comprehensive meeting planning, production and logistics for conferences of all sizes.  With extensive experience in the hotel industry, the Cypress Planning Group team has a unique perspective when advising their clients and partnering with suppliers. They work with a wide variety of association, corporate and leisure programs granting them access and exposure to the latest resources and trends in the meetings industry.  Angele is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with over 25 years of experience in the hotel business. She is an active member of LSAE, PCMA and the Alliance of Independent Meeting Planners. Angele has presented at several conference planner industry events and served on several committees. She holds a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism from the University of New Orleans.

    Email: angele@cypressplanninggroup.com

    Topic:  The Purpose of Meeting

    RSVP by January 28, 2022 to avoid late fees!

    Attend this meeting to learn more about finetuning the purpose of the meeting to provide the best possible experience.  Learn tips for developing goals and objectives for meetings that align closely with organizational strategy, how to engage stakeholders to determine feasible actions and timeframes, and develop performance measures that determine achievement toward established meeting goals.

    Spread the Love Community Involvement Campaign

    We will be collecting peanut butter and other non-perishable food items at this meeting for our Spread the Love Campaign and all items collected will be donated to a program serving people still impacted by Hurricane Ida, Bless Your Heart in Larose, La.  We have a special request from Bless Your Heart (https://www.facebook.com/blessyourheartnonprofit/) for socks and underpants for 4 to 10 year old children and in addition we will also be collecting individual size non-sugar snacks like cheese crackers, pretzels, drinks, sports drinks, etc. Ms. Hillary with Bless Your Heart says the youngsters still need school supplies too.  So bring items to donate at the February meeting!  

    Applied for 1 CE hour of Education and  Programming Core Competency

    There is no fee for parking at this property.

    Jessica McChesney is the SGMP Louisiana Chapter member representing this property.  Jessica has reserved a block of rooms at the property for anyone interested:

    February Lafayette SGMP 2022 Meeting

    Start Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

    End Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • Courtyard Lafayette South for $96++ USD per night

    Book your group rate for February Lafayette SGMP 2022 Meeting

    Registration Fees:

    First-time Louisiana Planners are FREE - but must register!

    Planner - Guest $40 until Jan 28, 2021

    Planner - Member $20 until Jan 28, 2021

    Supplier - Guest $40 until Jan 28, 2021

    Supplier - Member $30 until Jan 28, 2021

    Virtual Attendee Member Planner - $15 

    Virtual Attendee Member Supplier - $15

    Virtual Attendee First Time Guest - $0

    $10 late fee assessed for those that register after January 28th registration deadline.

    There is a $2 credit card fee included on each transaction. 

Past events

January 06, 2022 January 2022 Education
December 08, 2021 Annual Education Conference - December 2021
November 10, 2021 November 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
October 14, 2021 October 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
September 09, 2021 September 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
August 12, 2021 August 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
July 08, 2021 July 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
June 10, 2021 June 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
March 11, 2021 March 2021 Education Meeting - Virtual
February 11, 2021 February 2021 Education Meeting
January 14, 2021 January 2021 Education - Virtual
December 09, 2020 Annual Education Conference
November 12, 2020 November Education Meeting ONLINE
October 08, 2020 October Education Meeting ONLINE
September 10, 2020 September Education Meeting ONLINE
September 03, 2020 Wine Down Yoga Night
August 13, 2020 August Education Meeting ONLINE
July 09, 2020 July Education Meeting ONLINE
June 11, 2020 June Education Meeting ONLINE
May 19, 2020 May - National Education Conference (NEC)
April 09, 2020 April Education Luncheon
April 02, 2020 POSTPONED: Government Meeting Planner Networking Mixer
March 12, 2020 March Education Luncheon
February 13, 2020 February Education Luncheon
January 09, 2020 January Education Luncheon
December 12, 2019 December Education Luncheon
December 07, 2019 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge Build
November 14, 2019 November Education Luncheon
October 09, 2019 Annual Louisiana SGMP Education Conference
September 12, 2019 September Education Luncheon
September 09, 2019 Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) Course
August 08, 2019 August Education Luncheon
July 11, 2019 July Education Meeting
June 25, 2019 National Education Conference (NEC)
May 09, 2019 CGMP Review & New Board Installation
April 11, 2019 Planner Meet & Greet
March 14, 2019 Addressing Implicit Bias & Cultural Consciousness
February 14, 2019 Contracting with the State: A Breakdown of the Red Tape
January 10, 2019 The Art of Pre and Post Con Meetings
December 13, 2018 Hospitality from the Heart

Our monthly education luncheons are held the second Thursday of the month from 11:30am to 1pm. 

Contact US

SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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