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#events THE MPIGNY Golf outinG TURNS 25! bY frank staPLeton 14 @MPIGNY SPRING 2016 I t seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Golf outing, but, here we are, on the brink of another milestone. for those of you who may not be familiar with the Golf outing, let me give you a little background: it was the brainstorm of Dawn Penfold and Jim spellos. That first year was not anything to write home about. There were approximately 16 golfers and a couple of supplier sponsors. However, they stayed with it and, as we approach the 25th celebration, it has become the chapter's signature event. Last year, the event raised more than $45,000 for chapter charities, programming and scholarships. every year, i try to put a new spin on why you should attend the golf outing. Having been involved for the better part of these past 25 years, i can tell you one thing for certain: Whether you sign on as a sponsor or invite a few customers to play in your foursome, you are going to have a thoroughly enjoyable experience. supplier sponsors have gone out of their way, year in and year out, to come up with creative ways to make the experience memorable and fun. As i've said on many occasions, the outing is a bit like a tradeshow on wheels. There are a number of networking opportunities - breakfast, the halfway house, post-golf reception and dinner - so it's a great way to catch up with colleagues and planners in a casual environment. A lot of people i talk to say they'd love to come, but they don't play golf. Let me put your mind at ease. every year we have a wide variety of golfers, from first-timers to low handicappers. The common denominator is they are all out there to have fun and build relationships. The format for the outing is simple: everyone in the foursome tees off and you all play the best drive. so, if you are a new golfer and only hit the ball four feet, it doesn't matter because you'll continue to play the round off the best golfers in your group. This is not a tournament; it's an outing. if you need help filling out your foursome, let us know. each year, we compile a list of planners who would like to be sponsored for this event.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
ASK THE BOARD
MEETINGS & TRAVEL IN TIMES OF CRISIS
MEETINGS OUTLOOK: SECURITY CONCERNS ON THE RISE
10 WAYS TO MILLENNIAL-IZE YOUR MEETINGS
THE MPIGNY GOLF OUTING TURNS 25!
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVENT PHOTOS
DAY IN THE LIFE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S COMING TO TORONTO IN 2016
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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