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September 2015 Print

President's Report

Hello ISES Houston! 
If I told you that we had an exciting year lined up for our Chapter as well as the Houston Events Industry, I would be underselling it. Your new ISES Houston Board has hit the ground running in order to form our committees and begin putting plans in place to benefit our industry as a whole. 

We need you, though. 

Hopefully, you were able to attend July's event at Brady's Landing, not only for the dynamic presentation that Meryl Snow delivered (thank you Your Wedding Experience by David Tutera) but also because if you were in the audience, you heard my personal story about why I decided to join ISES Houston and ultimately become your Chapter President
My discussion centered around one simple request- and you'll hear me and the Board talk about it a lot over the next twelve months- and that is, what is one thing each one of us can do, above what we already do, in order to make #ISESHouston better? I want you to take a second to think about that, and I would invite you to declare what your #1ThingForISES will be on your social media pages. 

Maybe you haven't gotten around to renewing your membership yet? Or, maybe you've thought about sponsoring one of our monthly events but just never explored it further? You see us talk a lot about the importance of joining a volunteer committee, and maybe now is the perfect time to sign up and participate on one? If you haven't ever joined the International Special Events Society before, but you've attended a handful of our meetings as a guest, then maybe its time for you to become a member? Whatever your #1ThingForISES is, now is the time to declare it and see it through! 
If we all commit to taking one step further on behalf of our association, it'll make our entire industry stronger, and a stronger association translates to more business referrals, better education, higher-quality events, and a larger reach! 
Need to join ISES or renew your membership? Do it here

Have you submitted an award nomination for the Crystal Icon Awards taking place on August 2nd at Northwest Forest? You have until July 3rd and that process is outlined here 

Have you purchased your tickets to the Crystal Icon Awards Gala? You can take care of that here.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and all you do for our industry. I can't wait to visit with you more this year! 

Celebrate Well, 

Shaun Gray 
Houston Chapter President- International Special Events Society

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Membership Updates

Why Join ISES???  The member benefits are better than ever before!!

The ISES Year runs from July 1 through June 30.  So every year we put on a Campaign to remind everyone to renew their membership by July one.   Why? Because it’s cheaper if you join in June… no admin/renewal fee.  

Benefits for you?  YES, lots of them.  Just to name a few:

  • Our new web site has a member directory that is free to the public!
  • Your name in our printed directory which is distributed to members and the public.
  • Access to discounted monthly educational and networking events
  • Award recognition at Crystal Icon and ISES Live
  • Promotional ads on our web site and member spotlight on web site and newsletter
  • ISES is promoting our members at local open houses, wedding events, city events & social event.
  • Affinity Benefits, discounts at many retailers, such as, FedEx/Kinko’s, Budget & Alamo Rental car, Quicken, Staples and Constant Contact.
  • You have international exposure vs. national
  • You can promote yourself as a proud ISES Member

ISES Houston would like to congratulate our milestone members: 

>  24 members have over 5 years of membership

>  15 members have over 10 years of membership

>   8 members have over 15 years of membership

>  1 member has over 20 years of membership

Congratulations and Thanks for your Support of ISES HOUSTON!

Last year’s membership totaled 134 members including 27 students.  The current enrollment is 74 with 6 students.  (The student membership will increase when school starts.)  It is important to renew your membership now to get full benefits from ISES Houston. 

LOG ON TO and Join today.  Call Cindy Sutton for questions or assistance with your membership.  281-531-7500

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Houston Chapter Around Town

If you have not heard, one of the new out reaches for the ISES Houston chapter is to set up an ISES booth at various trade shows.  The plan is to get our information out into the community and let everyone know if they are having an event, we can make it the best event ever.  Just reciently we have been seen promoting ISES at the Meeting and Event open house in the Houston Museum of Natural Science as well as the Houston Wedding Showcase.

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