If you are interested in joining our chapter, please refer to the following membership information and a membership application (see below). All forms should be sent to SGMP, 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Ph: 703-549-0892 Fax: 703-549-0708 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org All credit card information should be sent via mail, processed online through a secure server, or done over the phone with the National SGMP Membership individual. Please do not send credit card information via email or fax.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact our Chapter Board Liason, Ramona Huckstep at email@example.com.
Planner Membership Planner Application
Supplier Membership Supplier Application
All other Membership http://www.sgmp.org/membership
SGMP offers its membership numerous opportunities through:
Encouraging and improving communication, understanding, and cooperation between planners and suppliers through regular meeting, discussions and conferences.
Expanding the knowledge and abilities of planners and suppliers by conducting formal education programs.
Aiding planners in locating and evaluating commercial meeting facilities and support services by operating a communications link.
Researching, analyzing and translating regulatory policies and legislative issues which affect governmental meetings.
Promoting an understanding in decision-making areas that directly or indirectly impact the scope of operations of the planner.
Maintaining liaison activities with other professional meeting planner and supplier groups.
Providing guidance and advice to planners on all phases of planning, executing, and evaluating government meetings.
Each member of the Society has access to a comprehensive membership directory upon admission to SGMP.
Communications & Social Networking
SGMP's magazine, Government Meetings Advantage presents information about government contracting travel regulations and timely articles about the meetings industry. It is published quarterly. The Missouri State Capital Chapter publishes a comprehensive chapter newsletter on a quarterly basis. SGMP MOCAP also offers its members access to a Facebook networking site.
Each SGMP membership requires a single individual representative who will receive the rights and benefits of membership in our Society. Each SGMP membership requires a single individual representative who will receive the rights and benefits of membership in our Society. Our membership, therefore, is comprised of individuals and not agencies or companies (but more than one individual at any organization may be a member). Each member in any category (including planner and supplier) will be given one of two membership types: "individual" or "organizational." This individual or organizational differentiation pertains only to how to handle a membership transfer.
An organizational membership type never means that an entire organization is a member. It simply means that the organization paid the dues and owns the right to select a representative for the membership. If the dues payment that comes with a membership application is on a personal check or credit card, that membership is marked as "individual." If the dues payment that comes with a membership application is on a corporate check or credit card, that membership is marked as "organizational." If a company or agency can show that they reimbursed a membership that was initially paid by a personal card or check, then that membership can be marked as organizational.
Our policies state that a Government Planner membership may only be paid for by that individual or by the agency that employs them. For all other member categories, a membership paid by a third party will be marked as organizational. An "individual" membership is paid for (and belongs to) the individual and remains with that individual regardless of their place of employment; it is not transferable to another individual. An "organizational" membership is paid for (and belongs to) the company/agency employing the individual and remains with that organization; the organization may transfer it to another individual.
An organizational membership may be transferred for free when that membership is being renewed. There is a form to use and a fee to pay to complete a member transfer outside of the renewal. Find it here.