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white lights, long-stemmed
glasses and freshly pressed
tablecloths greeted members of MPI Tampa
as they entered the doors to one of the most
talked about events of the year. They gath-
ered to salute their fellow members. And they
dressed to impress. Clad in stylish white
wardrobes, partygoers knew this "Light the
Night" White Gala had a special purpose.
"We're celebrating our volunteers tonight,"
said Margaret Williams, CMP, "or as we call
them…shining stars." As the president of this
thriving chapter, Williams is quick to rattle
off the long list of attributes she feels makes
these members so worthy.
"Our chapter was voted number two for
member engagement and ranked in
the top 10 globally for member satis-
faction," she said with a smile.
To pull off these standings, volunteers are
not only key—they're crucial. Tampa's ro-
bust membership—340 and growing—is
proof that this chapter is doing something
right when it comes to attracting and keep-
ing members happy.
"Every one of our programs this year
was accredited for CEU units," said Presi-
dent- Elect Jim Engelmann, adding that
he's poised to continue the chapter's suc-
cess by embracing change. "We're going
to trying new programs we've never tried
before to appeal to the new generation of
She didn't just serve the tables at the
MPI chapter gala—she was the table.
On Site Report
By Mary Haban
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MPI Tampa Honors Shining Stars With Stylish Gala