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Wisconsin Chapter Awards Gala





Hotel Retlaw

This year we have many exciting changes happening at our MPI-WI Awards Gala that you won’t want to miss. The gala will take place in August this year, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the historic Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac. Hotel Retlaw just reopened after renovating the entire hotel, which still has iconic treasures from 1923 when it first opened. 

fond du lacMany fun surprises throughout the night, come join us to celebrate our chapter's achievements this August in Fond du Lac!   The theme is Emerald City, please dress your best as we start the evening with a reception and silent auction. Following the reception, we will begin with the golden ticket drawing and live auction. We’ll enjoy dinner from Hotel Retlaw’s Executive Chef, Chanse Schomber and then follow the yellow brick road into the awards program to help celebrate those who stood out to our chapter and industry this past year. We’ll close out the evening with an afterglow party on the patio. 

Dana Ecker Head Shot- 2019This year we celebrate Dana Ecker as our 2019 MPI Wisconsin Hall of Fame recipient!   Dana has been an active and valuable member of MPI-WI for over 15 years, and has worked in our meeting planning industry for almost 20 years.  She has served on our Board of Directors and has worked on several committees including Golf, the Gala, Sponsorships, and Membership. Dana currently works as the Director of Convention Sales for the La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Some of you may remember Dana from when she worked at the Oshkosh CVB, the Radisson Paper Valley, the Heidel House, the Pioneer Inn, and several properties in Minnesota.  Please join us to help recognize and celebrate Dana's contributions to our chapter!    

goldenticketThe Golden Ticket!
One Golden Ticket will be drawn and that winner can select any one item from the Live Auction table without having to bid! You can purchase your ticket for $25 at the time of registration or onsite but once they are gone, they are gone! A limited number of tickets will be sold so your odds are high!




Thursday, August 8, 2019
Hotel Retlaw  -  Fond du Lac, WI

1:00 - 3:00Board of Directors MeetingEisenhower
5:00 Registration

5:00 - 6:00

Past President's Reception

6:00 - 7:00Reception & Silent AuctionWindsor
7:00 - 9:30Dinner & Awards GalaCrystal Ballroom
9:30 - Midnight





Registration Information


 EarlyLate (after August 2, 2019)
Student Member:  $45$55
Spouse/Guest$70Use Non Member Registration Form





Location, Map & Lodging

Our Program Location

Hotel Retlaw
Fond du Lac, WI


Room Rate:  $109

Room block Cut-Off:  08/01/2019

Reservations: 833-473-8529

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