Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    1. Jeff Dougherty, Visit Sacramento. 

    <p>1. Jeff Dougherty, Visit Sacramento.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    2. Lauren Siring, CMP, Monterey County CVB; with John Fitzgerald, Folktale Winery & Vineyards. 

    <p>2. Lauren Siring, CMP, Monterey County CVB; with John Fitzgerald, Folktale Winery &amp; Vineyards.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    3. Denise Daves, Greater Ontario CVB; Felicia Price, LeadingAge California; and Kris Keesling, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. 

    <p>3. Denise Daves, Greater Ontario CVB; Felicia Price, LeadingAge California; and Kris Keesling, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    4. Guests bidding at the silent auction. 

    <p>4. Guests bidding at the silent auction.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    5. Mermaid Luckie, Mermaid Chanelle and Mermaid Darian from the Sacramento Mermaids Club. 

    <p>5. Mermaid Luckie, Mermaid Chanelle and Mermaid Darian from the Sacramento Mermaids Club.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    6. Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads. 

    <p>6. Garratt Wilkin &amp; The Parrotheads.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    7. Members of the Sacramento Independent Meeting Planners organization share a table.

    <p>7. Members of the Sacramento Independent Meeting Planners organization share a table.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    8. Linda and Matthew Evans and MaryKay Lui, Long Beach CVB.

    <p>8. Linda and Matthew Evans and MaryKay Lui, Long Beach CVB.</p>
  • Event Snapshots: Sacramento/Sierra Nevada MPI Goes Tropical for Annual Fundraiser

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    9. Cynthia DeOliver, California Bankers Association; Terri Schrader, Marriott International; and Anne Marie Mourhess, Greater Palm Springs CVB.

    <p>9. Cynthia DeOliver, California Bankers Association; Terri Schrader, Marriott International; and Anne Marie Mourhess, Greater Palm Springs CVB.</p>

The Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of Meeting Professionals International took “Parrothead” as the theme of its annual crab-feed fundraiser held Feb. 1 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, provided musical entertainment, and many guests dressed in appropriately tropical garb. 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.

 

There’s gold—and a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed meeting center—in them thar hills.

 

A new gem in the central coast.