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Q4 2018 - Year end Newsletter Print

President's Report

 

PRESIDENT’S NOTE

This year has been very fulfilling for me as your President.  We’ve had informative luncheons, a huge success of an education day, and the introduction of the Presidents Consolation Bingo Prize.  We’ve also had a learning/growth curve that included adding new opportunities for volunteering at the Port/SeaTac, and a change from Affiliate to Chapter Status, with GBTA. 

Earlier this month, we were able to hear from our adopted charities, Strong4Sam and Mary’s Place.  It’s hard to hear stories of folks in need/hurting, but just as heartening to see the successes that come when those stories are shared.  These are amazing organizations doing good work in our community and beyond.  Because of your generosity, we will be sending checks for $1664, to each charity.  I promise next year, we’ll also have a little more fun, while we change a life or two.

As we head into the New Year, I’d like to wish you and your families, all the Joy, Peace and Good Health you can imagine. I certainly know that my world is a better place, because I have the chance to know you, and be part of this organization. 

 

Cheers,

Robert Wade
President
Puget Sound Business Travel Association
president@psbta.org

 

 

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PSBTA Announcements


GBTA information:
As we announced via email, and at our October luncheon, we have decided to become a full chapter of GBTA. OUR website is now updated with the latest pricing and benefits, that decision brings. We are offering Direct Members to renew at the current rate, valid until the end of February. After February membership for both Direct and Allied members will move to $175. Please renew your membership today.

As you’re planning for the new year, don’t forget that Scholarships are also available, which can be applied to membership, conference attendance, and other educational opportunities. Take advantage of this benefit, and enhance your skill set/advance your career.

 

Volunteer opportunity:

The Port is establishing a “Frequent Traveler Committee” of about 15-20 people who travel on an average of at least once/month and are interested in sharing their insights to improve the customer experience at Sea-Tac.  The group will meet quarterly at Sea-Tac from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch and parking will be provided).  The group will engage with Airport leaders, participate in terminal preview tours, share their perspectives on key issues at Sea-Tac and offer observations about their travels through other airports. If interested, please email VOLUNTEER@PSBTA.ORG

Event Calendar:

January Luncheon
Date: January 16, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Seatac Airport Conference Center
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

February Social
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 4:30–7:30pm
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seattle-Bellevue
Direct Member and Allied member forum Open Meeting from 3:30–4:30pm

March Luncheon
Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

April Luncheon
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

June Luncheon
Date: June 19, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

July Summer Social
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 4:30–7:30pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Allied Member Forum from 3:30–4:30pm

September Luncheon
Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

October Luncheon
Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am

November Luncheon
Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum from 9–11am


December Luncheon
Date December 11, 2019
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Venue is TBD
Direct Member Forum bfrom 9–11am

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Feature Volunteer

Thank you for your dedication to PSBTA! 

Alisha Wesolek from the Charter Hotel as a volunteer of the month for stepping in to help out with Education Day when Cassie Walker had her baby.  She brought everyone together and we had a successful Education Day.

Cassie Walker from International SOS was the Chair for Education Day and had everything set up before going on maternity leave.  We appreciate her dedication in organizing a successful Education Day.

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