Remembrance & Thanksgiving  
In every great association or company there comes a time when a conference, seminar, sales meeting or special event must be arranged. 

Utilizing the services of Meeting Coordinators, Inc. will therefore not burden your employees with countless overwhelming logistical tasks.

Meeting Coordinators, Inc. has a staff of experts to create a professional event to meet and exceed your every expectation. 

Friday, Nov. 15:
Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED):

Breakfast Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows & How to Overcome Each of Them"
8:00am - Management Education Center, Troy

Monday, Dec. 9:
Project Managment Institute - Great Lakes Chapter (PMI-GLC):
Monthly Dinner Meeting
6:30pm - Embassy Suites, Southfield

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Assoc. of Training & Development - Greater Detroit Chapter (GDASTD):

Monthly Meeting -
"Holiday Networking & Member Appreciation Event"
5:30pm - MSU Tollgate Center, Novi

Tuesday, Dec. 17:
Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED):

Holiday Networking Event
5:00pm - BlackFinn,
Royal Oak

Monday, Jan.13:
Project Managment Institute - Great Lakes Chapter (PMI-GLC):
Monthly Dinner Meeting
6:30pm - Embassy Suites, Southfield

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Assoc. of Training & Development - Greater Detroit Chapter (GDASTD):

Monthly Meeting -
"Mission Impossible:  Teaching Old Dawgs
New Tricks"
5:30pm - Management Education Center, Troy

Thursday, Jan. 23
Women in Defense - Michigan (WID-MI):
Annual Charity
Bowling Event
 5:30pm - Star Lanes at Emagine Theater, Royal Oak



November 2013 Newsletter

Coordinators, Inc.

The Missing Man Table

Have you ever had the opportunity to attend a military event with the Posting of the Colors, National Anthem and The Missing Man Table? I hope you have or will have the opportunity in your lifetime.  It is a very moving experience. 
At Meeting Coordinators we are proud to have as a client The Michigan Chapter of Women in Defense. Last Friday night was their Annual Black Tie Gala. This year, as in previous years, the program begins with the ceremonious presentation of the US and Michigan Flags by the Selfridge Composite Squadron MI Wing, Civil Air Patrol. This is followed by a very patriotic a cappella solo of the National Anthem to a hushed room. What follows then is a beautiful story and presentation that brings your heart to your throat and tears to your eyes. Let me share with you the presentation of the Missing Man Table thru the narrative of Ms. Marty Eddy, from the National League of POW-MIA Families:
“As you enter the dining area, you may have noticed a table set for six.  It is reserved to honor our missing loved ones.
The empty places represent Americans who were or are missing from each of the five services – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard – and civilians, all with you in spirit.
Some here have never served in our nation’s armed forces; however, all Americans should never forget the brave men and women who have answered the call and served the cause of freedom in a special way.
There is a unique meaning to this table.WID Missing Man Table 3
The table is round – to show our everlasting concern for those who are still missing.
The cloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, awaiting answers.
The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.
A slice of lemon reminds us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears shed by those missing and their families who seek answers.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation, under God.
The glasses are inverted; they cannot be here to toast with us.
The chairs are empty – they are missing.
Now, let us raise our water glasses in a toast to honor American’s POWs and MIAs and the success of our ongoing efforts to account for them.” 

In honor of Veterans' Day and our Thanksgiving
may we all remember and be grateful.

God Bless America


Ann Bruttell
President, Meeting Coordinators, Inc

Meeting Coordinators, Inc. –
We are here to help you! Call us or attend our next Meeting Planner Meetup to meet with other planners like yourself who are creating dynamic events & meetings every month.

Thursday, December 12th
8:00 am – 9:00 am – at Panera’s on Big Beaver at Rochester Rd in Troy
How has your year been? What events do you have upcoming?  How can we help you make the process easier? Won’t you join meeting planners from the local area for a cup of coffee and to exchange ideas and give/get advice on what we all do every day? Let’s consult!  The ideas are FREE and you have an opportunity to meet other industry professionals.  
This Meetup is FREE!  

You may send us an email to let us know that you are planning to attend so that we can look out for you….or just show up.  We’d love to see you!    

Success Stories
Once again I wish to applaud the accomplishments of Women in Defense – Michigan (WID-MI), a National Security Organization. It is a professional networking and development organization for women and men across Michigan who contribute to national defense and security. Formed in 2007, the Michigan Chapter seeks to strengthen and influence the defense and national security industry by inspiring women, cultivating leadership, and growing professional relationships.
This month, WID-MI held their 5th Annual Black Tie Gala. At the event, WID-MI President, Julie Wood, shared some of the great accomplishments the organization has achieved in their short 7 years:
  • The organization started in 2007 with a few women and an idea and has grown to the 2nd largest chapter in the nation with just over 500 members.
  • Events started at local restaurants for 15-20 people and within a year, grew to 75-150 attendees with sponsors and exhibitors.
  • $75,000 in scholarships have been granted to women pursuing careers in the defense industry.
  • Support of charities such as AUSA and Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund through donations of items as well as funding.
  • Development of a STEM program for high school girls that includes field trips to local businesses.           
Congratulations to Women in Defense – Michigan for their success, leadership and the contributions they make to our thriving community.
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