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    President's Report

    A word from our President, Ann Ogden

    A big thank you to The Bridges Golf Club for hosting an amazing event along with speaker Morgan Montgomery this past month! Our other fabulous sponsors include Fantasy Sound, Napa Valley Linens, Hazy Lane Studio and A Loves in Bloom. We hope to see you all next month at Club Auto Sport. Sign up now as space is limited. 

    Don't forget your non-perishable items for our drive we are hosting for the Ecumenical Hunger Program! You can earn raffle tickets and help the community at the same time. Make sure to check the community service section below for more information. 

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    Say Hello to our New Members!

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    Upcoming Events

    Become THE Brand of Your Industry at Club Auto Sport

    May 15, 2018
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Club Auto Sport
    521 Charcot Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95131
    https://clubautosport.net/

    Club Auto Sport welcomes us for an evening of networking, an amazing menu, and education from the founder of AllSeated, Sandy Hammer, as she presents: Become THE Brand of Your Industry!

    You’ve heard of Godiva, right? Haagen Dazs? No one has to tell you that Godiva sells the best chocolate anywhere, or that Haagen Dazs is premium ice cream. Each name is THE brand in its industry. So how will your company become THE brand in your industry? We’ll introduce you to ten quick steps you can take to push your brand into the spotlight. The process isn’t too time consuming and it’s not complicated. It’s simply THE way to move your brand forward.

    Say hello to Sandy! 

    AllSeated founder Sandy Hammer boasts over 20 years of experience in the international events industry. She began as an entrepreneur establishing conferenceART, a company that produced corporate conferences, seminars, forums and brokerage events around the world for customers such as Orange Global, Telefonica and O2UK. Leveraging her events background, she created AllSeated to revolutionize and digitize the event planning process. Her position allows her to pursue her passion for educating and advancing the industry, and she enjoys being a highly sought-after national speaker. Under her leadership, AllSeated has been featured on BizBash, in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, She Finds and Los Angeles Confidential, among other high-profile media outlets.

    THIS MEETING'S SPONSORS include

     

    Catered Too! is providing an amazing menu for the evening that you won't want to miss! 

    Appetizers

    • Deconstructed Antipasto Display
    • Bruschetta Bar
    • Beef Wellington

     

    Kamayan Family Style Dinner an experiential and unique dining experience that fosters community and sharing

    • Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Sautéed Green Onion, Jalapeños and Garlic
    • Shake Shake Beef Skewers with Ancho Watercress, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onion and Persian Cucumbers
    • Sea Bass Papillote wrapped in Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lily Bud, Fermented Soy and Wood Ear Mushroom
    • Korean Fried Chicken Wings with White Kimchi
    • Asian Soy Caramel Pork Ribs
    • Lechon, Crispy Pork Belly
    • Whole Roasted Hoisin Chicken

     

    Sides:

    • Eight Treasure Rice with Garlic, Onion, Carrots, Shiitake Mushrooms, Peas, Egg, Water Chestnut and Salted Radish
    • Garlic Noodles with Soy, and Shaved Parmesan Cheese
    • Grilled Melange of Vegetables: Baby Bok Choy, Asparagus, Rainbow Carrot, Pickled Shiitake Mushroom, and Yellow Zucchini
    • Array of Pickled Vegetables: Bean Sprouts, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Mini Sweet Peppers, Okra, Rainbow Baby Carrots
    • Fresh Spring Rolls with a Spicy Peanut Sauce Fried Lumpia
      Green Onion Pancake with Sweet Soy Lemon Garlic Edamame

     

    Condiments

    • Tamari
    • Sambal
    • Sriracha
    • Mushroom Chili Sauce

                                                     

    Register online  

    • $45 for Silicon Valley NACE Member
    • $65 for Guest
    • Raffle tickets: one for $5 and five for $20.  
    • Please RSVP by 5pm Tuesday, May 8th, to avoid the $10 late fee.
    • If you encounter a problem registering, call Lindsay Fogarty at 925-373-1934.
       

    The Registration "fine print":  

    • About cancellations: There are no cash refunds.   
    • The chef needs an accurate count, so your registration fee cannot be refunded if you are unable to attend
    • NO WALK INS WILL BE ABLE TO BE ACCOMODATED

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    Community Service

    • May: Non-perishable food drive
      • Help feed a family in need! Please bring any non-perishable food items to this month’s meeting for donation to The Ecumenical Hunger Program. For every (3) food items donated you will receive (1) free raffle tickets. To learn more about the EHP and why the Board has decided to continue our support of the EHP, and to learn of future drives, please visit our Community Service Page

     

    • June: Non-perishable food drive
      • Help feed a family in need! Please bring any non-perishable food items to this month’s meeting for donation to The Ecumenical Hunger Program. For every (3) food items donated you will receive (1) free raffle tickets. To learn more about the EHP and why the Board has decided to continue our support of the EHP, and to learn of future drives, please visit our Community Service Page

     

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    Board Member Spotlight

    Meet Kevin Dennis, your past President and owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services!
    How long have you been a NACE member? 
    Since January of 2010. 
    How long have you been in the event industry? 
    Since I was 18…so only a couple years ;)   
    What made you want to be part of the event industry? 
    I started my DJ business because I thought it would be a great way to meet girls! 
    What book are you currently reading? 
    Nowadays the only books I have time for are the children’s books I read to my kids as I put them to bed. Some of my top favorites are The Going to Bed BookI Love You All the TimeHe Came With The Couch, and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
    What is your favorite industry related app? 
    You know me I LOVE apps, so it’s tough to pick just one favorite. My go to apps are Evernote and ToDoist  to keep me organized, and then Foxit PDF Reader is especially great at events because I can load all  my paperwork on to my iPad- I haven’t carried a piece of paper at an event in a year and a half!
    Favorite first dance song? 
    “Everything” by Michael Buble because it was my first dance song. 
    What do you do in your free time? 
    Coach my kid’s little league games, spectate a LOT of sports. I’m a big Texas Rangers, Oakland Raiders, and Sacramento Kings fan…so much so that I am a season ticket holder for the Kings so during the NBA regular season I make quite a few trips up to Sacramento! One of these days we will make it to the playoffs… I also love cultivating my vegetable garden! 
    Ocean or lake? Ocean! 
    Preferably Kaanapali Beach in Maui. 
    What is the biggest lesson you have learned over the years that would benefit anyone new to the industry? 
    Don’t be afraid of change and never stop educating yourself! 

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