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GOSGMP Fall 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

I began my second term as your chapter president on July 1, and I have to say, this year has been the year of change! We started out welcoming two new board members Treasurer, Michele Clifford and 1st Vice President, Joann Hendrix and the return of an Immediate Past President Lila Duncan, all are wonderful additions to our board.

With the excitement of creating something new means we must also say goodbye to some pretty amazing previous board members. Christina Caudillo, past treasurer was a rock star when it came to taking care of our finances, Ashley Golden, 1st vice president raised the bar in the quality of our education and Kara Null, immediate past president was my go-to person, adviser, and mentor. They helped me grow and want to be a better leader and mentor for the chapter. Their service on the board is greatly missed.

It’s official, we are 30 years old and in our prime as a chapter! As we began the next decade it is an opportunity to reinvent and revitalize who we are as a chapter.

We began our reinvention with an upgrade to our website in in September. The new website has some great features the will assist our chapter be more efficient, provide better communication and attract new members, but we are also experiencing growing pains as we learn the new system. We welcome your feedback!

Last year I said that each one of us can assist the chapter by teaching what we know about SGMP to potential members and that you learn much more about a topic when you teach someone else, it’s a win-win! You answered back by earning the chapter the Membership Growth Award -Highest Percentage Growth. Let’s do it again this year!

Debbie McCune, our membership committee chair, set a goal for the chapter to become 80 members strong by December 31, 2019, and to date we have 63 members! We have a ways to go, but if everyone brought in one new member we would surpass 80 members. Which reminds us that small contributions count as we continue to create a chapter strong, we need everyone to recruit new members, especially planners.

Consider inviting potential planners to attend a monthly meeting, which is complimentary. I’m confident that once a potential member experiences the great education, networking, and resources at a monthly meeting, they will be interested in joining SGMP. Reach out to Membership Chair Debbie McCune or any board member.

Looking forward to the journey of our 30th year!


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Conference Update

Join us for the 2020 GOSGMP Annual Conference February 23-25, 2020 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. 

Stepping It Up is the theme of the conference.  Keynote Speakers include Acclaimed Mentalist and Motivational Entertainer Brent Webb and Health and Wellness Expert Kathy Gruver, PhD.  Let this conference help you be the best that you can be in 2020!

This year, GOSGMP is partnering with Wonderland Express to help create a wonderful holiday experience for families in central Oregon. 

Please make your hotel reservations at Sunriver Resort by January 10, 2020 by calling 800-547-3922 and identifying yourself as an attendee of the GOGSMP Annual Education Conference to ensure that you receive a guestroom.

Conference Registration Fees Include Sessions, Session Materials, Reception, Meals, And Conference Break Refreshments.

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.
For sponsorship information, please email: [email protected]

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Membership Drive


It’s time to step up GOSGMP’s membership! Our goal is to increase our chapter’s membership to 80 members by January 15.

The planner with the most referrals who become members will win a registration to the GOSGMP 2020 Annual Education Conference ($150 value). The supplier with the most referrals who become members will win a $150 Visa gift card.

Bring a potential planner member to a luncheon and their lunch is free!

For more information contact:
DEBBIE McCune [email protected]503-581-4325 ext. 128

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GOSGMP Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Application for the 2020 Annual GOSGMP Conference at Sunriver Resort, Bend on February 23-25, 2020

Deadline for submissions: January 17, 2020.
Send Form To: Michele Clifford [email protected](EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY)

 Eligibility for Chapter Members:
All scholarships are intended for chapter members who might not be able to attend the Annual conference without financial assistance. Chapter members whose agency or chapter would otherwise provide full funding for them to attend are not eligible.A member who has received a chapter scholarship in the past may apply, but might not be considered depending on the volume of applications submitted.Scholarships are distributed as chapter funding and budget allows.

Responsibilities of Chapter Recipients during and after the Conference:
Attend all general sessions and workshops during the annual conference (verified by signing in at each session).Introduce one session speaker at chapter conference.Provide information about the conference experience that will be included in an article for a future chapter newsletter. Article must be submitted to: Michelle Tiernan.

Application link

Questions should be addressed to the chapter president or scholarship committee chair.

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Award Nominations

GOSGMP is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Supplier and Planner of the Year Awards.  A Supplier and a Planner member will be honored for their contributions to the Chapter’s mission, goals and objectives at the GOSGMP Annual Conference, February, 2020.
Applications are due January 13, 2020.

Follow the link for the application Click Here for Full Application

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
*Chapter member for at least one year
*Demonstrated a strong commitment to the Chapter
*Involvement on a Chapter committee, or Chapter project (example: chapter fund-raising or community service activity)

Questions? Please contact:
Lila Duncan, CMP, CGMP,  Chair, Awards Committee
[email protected] / 503-880-8942   

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