President's Message



Hello Chapter Members,

Don’t miss the boat! Wednesday June 7th aboard the Yacht Starship MPI Tampa Bay Area will celebrate a great year and award many deserving members, volunteers and sponsors with a Night in White! The Awards Night Committee has created such an extraordinary evening and you will not want to miss out on the best Silent Auction I have laid eyes on… the packages vary from staycations to destinations that we all love! It will be a great evening celebrating our members and sponsors and also honoring the beloved Margaret Williams! Full details are available on the chapter website! We are so proud of all of the accomplishments our chapter has done this past year and I look forward to celebrating these successes with you all at the Awards Night!

In May MPITBA had two great programs with MPI After 5 Escape Countdown Sarasota and our final education program for our fiscal year at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach with Ms Erin Fuller. Both delivered laughs and great networking for members, new members and guests! I am looking forward to our upcoming Community Outreach Event on June 25th at Steinbrenner Field for All Star Day where we are partnering with Big Brother Big Sisters to give children that are a part of the program a fun and unforgettable day at the ball park! The committee has been working hard to ensure a successful event and we look forward to seeing everyone there! I know school is out but we never stop with Educational Programming! On July 26th The Florida Aquarium will be hosting the July Educational Luncheon in the new Mosaic Center, the space is remarkable and the content the education committee is developing cannot be missed! Check out the Website for details!

MPI Global and your four Florida MPI Chapters have action packed conferences this summer as well. WEC 2018 held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas kcks off June 17th and I recently read that they not only added new speakers but also announced that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are performing, very cool! SES (Sunshine Education Summit) at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedre put on by the 4 Florida MPI chapters is going to be an exciting 3 days of networking and early bird rates are available through the end of June! Check out the website for speakers and registration

 “Summer- Hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer… and life gets better- Unknown.” Have an incredible day and I look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming opportunities soon! 


Ashley Valentine, CMP

MPITBA Chapter President