June 2016  


Dear Alamo NACE,

Can you believe we are almost half way through with the year already?  Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  The Alamo Chapter of NACE is gearing up for an action packed summer and hope you can join us for all of the great programming and special events that we have in store for you.  We will be hosting our first “Member’s Only” Appreciation Happy Hour in July.  Be sure to be on the lookout for this special invitation to join us as our guest.  It’s not too late to join and be included if your membership has lapsed or if you are interested in joining one of the friendliest NACE Chapters in the country!  Join today! 

We are just six short weeks away from embarking on our annual trip to the NACE Experience Conference.  If you plan to attend this year, please be sure to let me know so that we can include you in our Alamo Chapter festivities while enjoying our time in Ft. Lauderdale in July.  Send me a note at

For those with kiddos, we wish you all a fantastic last week of school and hope your summer plans are underway to ensure you have some great time planned away from the office to enjoy together as a family.

Michelle Moon, CPCE
President, Alamo NACE


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Upcoming Meetings



June NACE - CPCE Hunger Games-- Let the Battle Begin!

June 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
2619 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218


Let the battle begin -- Put your catering and event skills to the test at the 4th Annual Alamo NACE Hunger Games!

You will be teamed up with other catering and event professionals to perform various catering and event themed challenges. Experience the life of a "tribute" with fantastic food and drinks before being put to the test. This year's games will be more intense than ever with new experiences and trials!

CPCE Hunger Games will take place at the Ace Mart Austin Highway location and is catered by fabulous Diamond Events Catering team! 


For one night only on Tuesday, June 14, 2016- Receive 10% off all in stock items at ACEMART during the NACE event!

Register by Thursday, June 9th at NOON to ensure your seat
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Walk-Ins will be taken as space allows

RSVP's after Thursday, June 9th @ NOON and Walk-Ins:
Members: $45
Non-Members: $55

Event Schedule:

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Registration and Networking
Goat Cheese Toasts with Asparagus and Mushroom Ragu
Braised Quail Legs with Wild Mushrooms
Hosted Beer and Wine

6:30pm - Buffet Open
Broccoli Salad
Mixed Greens
Caprese Pasta Salad
Carved Leg of Lamb
Pan Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds
Wild Rice
Donut and Sweet Bread Station
Hosted Beer and Wine

7:15pm-8:15pm - Hunger Games!

8:15pm - 8:30pm Winners Announced


Our NACE CARES initiative for June is Pause for Paws. We will be collecting pet supplies and toys for rescued dogs. Each item earns you a raffle ticket!


Thanks to Our Sponsors:


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Community Service

In June, Alamo NACE Cares will be collecting donations for the Pause for Paws organization. Pause for Paws, Inc. is a foster-home based shelter in San Antonio with the mission to rescue abandoned street dog and give them any necessary medical care and rehabilitation needed. Pause for Paws also places the dogs in loving foster-homes for socialization and training and matches them with their forever families.

Please help NACE Cares collect pet supplies and toys at the June meeting. Bring your items to the Ace Mart Austin Highway location on Tuesday, June 14 or contact Micki Moore to set-up a drop-off time. Here's what Pause for Paws needs: 

  • Pet supplies
  • Dog toys
  • Blankets 
  • Leashes
  • Donations


Thanks so much for your support of NACE Cares! We'll see you June 14 at Ace Mart! Remember, for every item that you donate, you will receive one-raffle ticket and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

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Alamo NACE Chapter President’s Gala News

It’s November 1942 and servicemen are lining up as the doors open to the WWII Canteen Dance.  The boys have one night before they depart for their tours overseas—so it better be a night to remember! Inside the venue you can hear the sounds of the Glen Miller Orchestra and Andrews Sisters, while the classic stars and stripes décor finishes the mood. Beautiful hostesses line the entrance to welcome soldiers, sailors and Marines. Guests of the evening will enjoy classic Americana-style food, patriotic décor and show-stopping performances. The Alamo NACE 11th Annual President’s Gala is proud to present “The Victory Tour Canteen!”

The award-winning Alamo NACE President's Gala is hosted annually to honor member's accomplishments and celebrate the successes of the year.  It's also a fundraising opportunity for the Chapter in which we raise funds to send our members to the Experience Conference. 

We are seeking a few good men and women to submit an RFP for 11th Annual event. RFP details are attached.

For more information or questions, please email or call directly at (210) 518-1051. Good luck!

Keep your eyes peeled for more gala information in the coming months. 


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Welcome New Members

At Alamo NACE, we love to celebrate! Especially when it's welcoming new members and celebrating anniversaries. Thanks for your support and congratulations on your membership!

Congratulations June Anniversaries!

  • Angie Forrest - Anthony Armstrong Agency - 8 years
  • Donna Kahn - Simply Magnolious Catering - 3 years
  • Kimberly Straughan - Barriba Cantina/County Line - 2 years
  • Mesha Millsap - The Pearl Brewery, LLC - 2 years
  • Lindsay Holliday - The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls - 2 years
  • Tina Gonzales - Sheraton Gunter - 1 year
  • Karlee Blystone - Frost 321 - 1 year
  • Joseph Boisley - Mobile DJ - 1 year


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Calendar of Events


Join us in July for the Alamo NACE Members Only Appreciation mixer! This event is TOP SECRET and only for members. Invitations will be on their way in the next few weeks. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!


SAVE THE DATE --Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Monthly Meeting Recap

The May Meeting at St. Mary's University was a great success. The fabulous Meryl Snow was the guest speaker and educated the NACE members and guests on everyone's favorite, not wine...SALES! The Aramark catering team at St. Mary's did a fantastic job showcasing their culinary talents. Our gracious event sponsors including Great Events & Rentals, Illusions Rentals and Flair Floral did an absolutely wonderful job of making the St. Mary's conference space shine in the colors of Spring. 

For more fun photos, please visit the Alamo NACE Facebook page. Make sure to tag yourself in the photos, share and like them! 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors and St. Mary's University for playing host to the May meeting!



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Let's get Social!

Did you know Alamo NACE is on Instagram? That's right! Follow us @AlamoNACE and hashtag your photos with #alamonace #nacerocks #allaboutthatnace and #EventProfs when you're at any of our meetings and events. We want to get social with our members. Want to know what's going on in the rest of the NACE world--follow @NACENational.

For updates on upcoming meetings and events, make sure to like our Facebook page too!

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Experience! News

There's still time to register for the 2016 NACE Experience! Conference taking place in Fort Lauderdale, FL this July! Here's some tips for NACE National. 

27 Sessions. 3 General Sessions. 5 Learning Tracks.
Join your peers and get inspired at the 2016 NACE Experience Conference taking place, July 17-20, 2016. Choose sessions led by industry thought leaders showcasing current trends and innovative business strategies.

#NACEEXP16 Learning Tracks 

  • Personal Development and Building Relationships
  • Business, Technology, and Marketing
  • Event Design and Production
  • Beverage Trends
  • Catering Services and Cuisine

View the conference schedule.

Location, Location, Location
Reserve your room at The Diplomat Resort and Spa by June 13, 2016 and enjoy this beautiful property tucked neatly onto a secluded barrier island between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Check out the views.

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