Arizona Sunbelt Chapter - Meeting Professionals International   MPI Volunteer Engagement Chapter Merit Award


Volunteers are a key ingredient in professional organizations. From Board level commitment to the occasional commitments throughout the year, our amazing volunteers help in a variety of tasks so that we can consistently provide quality educational opportunities and networking events for our Members. Volunteering your time is a return on investment. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below. Thank you for being a part of our Volunteer team!


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ANNUAL AWARDS GALA: Plans and implements the year-end Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.

BUSINESS OWNERS FORUM: Coordinates a business education session, which is held twice a year for MPI AZ business owners. This session provides them an opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources, which will assist them in managing their company.

CAREER CONNECTIONS: Oversees and manages the chapter's online job bank for both job seekers and employers. Liaison with Arizona universities and community colleges specific to internship opportunities in the meetings industry, recent grads seeking professional experience in the industry, and students seeking professional development hours for graduation.

CERTIFICATION: Certification opportunities are a part of MPI's Global Training program, which provides an array of career development opportunities that will allow for continuous learning and recognition as a meeting and business event professional. The committee coordinates the CMP Study Groups, mentor program for CMP and CMM designations, certification orientations and promotes Global Training certification programs offered by MPI.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Focuses on giving back to the community by soliciting volunteers from the chapter for community service projects throughout the year. Through these efforts, the committee works to increase awareness of MPI AZ and the hospitality industry. Coordinate all of the volunteer and community service projects, giving members unique networking opportunities.

EDUCON: Organizes the annual education forum (Friday-Sunday). The committee selects a site, creates fun networking activities, works with speakers to provide educational content and ties the weekend together with a creative theme.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: This committee plans and implements the Annual MPI/HSMAI 'Fall Into Fun' Industry Golf Tournament, held each year in the Fall.

HOLIDAY PARTY: Plans and executes the Annual Holiday Party in December. The committee finds the location and creates the theme.

MEMBERSHIP: Drive new member recruitment with a strong new member, guest, and mentoring program designed to welcome and educate on the return of investment that can be obtained by joining MPI. Membership retention will be tasked to increase the value of membership and the retention of current members. Develops and implements fun and exciting monthly and annual programs designed to increase the ROI and the participation of current membership. Assures that all members are aware of the upcoming monthly meetings and events by calling them prior. Welcomes all attendees to MPI events and assists with registration at meetings/events.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS: Creates, implements and designs ongoing educational programs to increase membership, knowledge within the meetings, events and hospitality industry as well as enhance business profitability.

MARKETING/eNEWSLETTER: Oversee and manage the process for creating, communicating and delivering monthly eNewsletter and all other relevant activities and promotions between AzMPI and the public. Specifically ensure that the marketing efforts are establishing relationships with local media, members, industry partners and the local community. Work within AzMPI to help oversee marketing efforts for AzMPI events, promotions and communications.

NETWORKING EVENTS COMMITTEE: Plan and execute the inaugural Networking mixer to be held in January. The committee will secure the location and organize all event details.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Oversees and manages the chapter social media specific to profile management, enhancements, updating, moderating, and improving public access to MPI AZ’s social media streams through the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

SPONSORSHIPS: Responsible for securing chapter sponsorships and ensures sponsor benefits are met and communicated to the all responsible teams. Solicits and collects raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events and oversees raffle sales at meetings/events as needed.

SPRING FUNDRAISER: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Fundraiser held in April.

WEBSITE: Oversees and manages the chapter website specific to editing, refreshing, approving changes, and maintaining design integrity.

If you are not sure which committees are best suited to you, please complete the following and you will be contacted.

  • Departmental Opportunities for Involvement
      Professional Development
      Communications/Event Marketing
      Leadership Development
  • Your availability?
      Only during business hours
      Only after hours
  • Time commitment you can make (monthly)
      1 hour
      2-4 hours
      4-6 hours
      More than 6 hours