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June/July Newsletter
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President's Corner
Happy June! It might just be me, but I can't believe it's Summer! We had such a mild winter - I think I wore my heavy coat maybe a dozen times - definitely not normal for the Lou! We had a fantastic day of weather for our May Meeting at Gateway Motorsports Park. Thank you to Sarah Kay and her amazing team for hosting us. And a very special THANK YOU to Kitty Ratcliffe for her presentation on St. Louis Tourism. Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the July 19th Meeting & 2017 Carole Moody Scholarship Presentation

Come join us on July 19th at Incredible Pizza Company for our social media panel. Our panel will be discussing the various social media platforms and how to make them work best for you. There will also be a Q&A session to make sure your specific questions are answered! Incredible Pizza will be providing a great lunch buffet and a special gift for everyone that attends. The July Meeting will also feature the presentation of the 2017 Carole Moody Scholarship. See you there! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
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Thank You to Our Sponsor
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Help Us Grow SLAA!
Positive testimonials and word of mouth marketing from current members are one of the best ways for us to get the word out about the benefits of joining the Saint Louis Attractions Association (SLAA). Please be sure to share your positive SLAA experiences with others. If you know someone who would benefit from being a member of SLAA, please let the Membership Committee know. They would be happy to reach out to any prospective members to help them learn more about our great organization. To reach the Membership Committee, please contact Renee Eichelberger at Let's grow SLAA together!

Thank You!

Gateway Motorsports Park was a great location and host for our St. Louis update meeting on Wednesday, May 17th. Guests were able to enjoy the delicious lunch and learn more about the progress being made in St. Louis and the exciting things happening in the next few years. Kitty Ratcliffe prepared and gave a great presentation, and we thank her for her time and the knowledge she shared during a fun lunch.

A special thank you to Kitty, Gateway Motorsports Park, and our sponsor!

Thank You to Our May Meeting Host!
Thank You to Our May Meeting Sponsor!
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Last Call for Scholarship Applications! Deadline Extended to June 16th!
Scholarship applications are now available online for the 2017 Saint Louis Attractions Association Carole Moody Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any undergraduate college student or high school senior entering college majoring in a field that could contribute to the tourism/hospitality industry and maintaining a 3.0 or B grade point average. Click here for additional information and to apply.

Happy Summer From the Fundraising Committee
Thank you to all who participated in the Trip Raffle and 50/50 at the May Meeting! Our winners took home some great Cardinal's tickets, a night at the Drury and tickets to an Indy race, as well as $42 in cold hard cash! Thank you to Gateway Motorsports Park, Madden Media, and the Gateway Arch for donating to the Trip Raffle. As always, if you can donate something to the Trip Raffle, we are happy to have it. Nothing is too big or small! Contact Kelly Hutchison or Tyler Huth, and they will even come pick it up!

Would You Like to Host a SLAA Meeting?
The Saint Louis Attractions Association is seeking members who wish to host the organization's bi-monthly meetings for the 2018 program year. SLAA is also seeking a host for the annual Silent Auction, which is held in November, and is the primary fundraiser for the Carole Moody Scholarship. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.

2017 Meeting & Happy Hour Sponsorship Opportunities Are Now Available!
Be sure to secure your spot early, as limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For only $200, you can sponsor a SLAA Membership Meeting or Happy Hour, and get the word out about your business or promote your upcoming events. This could be a great opportunity to update fellow SLAA members about something new, upcoming events, or promote partnership with other attractions.

Sponsorship of a SLAA Membership Meeting includes:
  • Opportunity to greet incoming guests at the door
  • Five minutes to speak at the meeting about your organization
  • A reserved table to distribute your organization's materials
  • Opportunity to distribute your organization's materials on each individual table
  • Recognition as a sponsor on email meeting notices
  • Recognition in the bi-monthly newsletter
Sponsor the new 2017 Happy Hour events! Includes:
  • Opportunity to greet incoming guests at the door
  • A reserved table to distribute your organization's materials
  • Recognition as a sponsor on email meeting notices
  • Recognition in the bi-monthly newsletter
Click here for information about additional sponsorship opportunities and to sign up! Questions? Contact Tricia Wisbrock or the SLAA office.

Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Awards!

Nominations for the Spirit of St. Louis Awards are accepted year-round. The purpose of the Spirit of St. Louis Awards is to honor those members of the attractions and hospitality industry who go the extra mile and put forth exemplary effort in helping to further the goals and objectives of the industry and the Saint Louis Attractions Association. The Association recognizes these noteworthy achievements each year at the January meeting.

Eligible nominees may have served in any of a variety of positions, ranging from front-line service to management, at an attraction, hotel, restaurant, or with any other associated or affiliated industry. Both members and non-members of SLAA are eligible to receive awards; however, nominations must be submitted by a SLAA member. You are welcome to make unlimited nominations.

Click here for more information and to submit your nomination.

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