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Summer Event

August 19, 2014
9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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Golf, Boat Cruise & Dinner

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WBTA Board of Directors elections coming up!

Nominations are being accepted now!

WBTA will elect its 2015-2016 BODs at our September 2014 meeting. Please take the time to nominate yourself or a fellow WBTA member by completing the attached form. We are looking for nominations by Tuesday, July 22nd.

Nomination form and instructions may be found HERE

Below is a description of each position. All members are encouraged to run! 

President.  The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of the Chapter consistent with policies established by the Board of Directors.  The President shall preside at all meetings of the members, and at all meetings of the Board of Directors; shall be the principal spokesperson for the Chapter; shall appoint the chairpersons of, and serve ex officio on, all committees, and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. 

ExecutiveVice President.  In the absence of the President, or in the event of the President's inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.  The Vice President shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President. 

Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall keep correct and complete records of account, showing accurately at all times the Chapter's financial condition.  The Treasurer shall be legal custodian of all monies, notes, securities, and other valuables which may from time to time come into the Chapter's possession.  The Treasurer shall immediately deposit all funds of the Chapter coming into his/her hands in some reliable bank or other depository approval by the Board of Directors, and shall keep such bank account in the name of the Chapter.  Upon request by the Board of Directors, he/she shall furnish a statement of the financial condition of the Chapter, and shall perform such other duties as these Bylaws may require or the Board of Directors may prescribe.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the financial records and may be required to furnish bond in such amount as shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

Secretary.  The Secretary attend all meetings of the Chapter; shall keep all non-financial records of the Chapter; and shall perform all other duties assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. 

Vice President of Membership.  The Vice President of Membership shall administer new member applications, process annual member renewals, and plan and coordinate new member recruitment programs to ensure the long-term viability of the Chapter. The Vice President of Membership shall also chair the Membership Committee and perform other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.  At the Annual Meeting, the Vice President of Membership shall compile an up-to-date membership list showing the names of the members, their address, business affiliation, and the telephone number.  It shall be broken down by:  Direct, Allied,  Honorary and Student/Educator.  It shall show the current Officers, the Directors and term.

Vice President of Education.  The Vice President of Education shall plan and direct the programs, special events, and other matters relating to the education of the membership in regards to the Association’s strategic mission.  The Vice President of Education shall supervise the activities of the Programs, Special Events, and Hospitality Committees and perform other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Allied Director.  The Allied Director shall act as the liaison to the Chapter’s Allied members.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance to the Vice President of Membership during membership drives, member surveys and analysis, plan Allied member only round tables, and provide any Allied specific communications.

Direct Director.  The Direct Director shall act as the liaison to the Chapter’s Direct members.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance to the Vice President of Membership during membership drives, member surveys and analysis, plan  Direct member only round tables, and provide any Direct member specific communications.


 

Eight Presidents in One Room

WBTA has had 12 presidents (including the current one) in our 24 year history.  At the Silent Auction event, eight of those 12 were in attendance.  The fact that so many past presidents are still involved with WBTA is a wonderful feat and is just one more reason our Wisconsin chapter continues to be so successful.


 

Donna Kelliher, GBTA President wrote a blog post about WBTA's Education Day entitled "Weather or Not." 

Click here to read it


 

2014 Education Day speaker presentations are now available in the "Resource Library" section of the website (members only)


 

The Wisconsin Business Travel Association (WBTA), an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association, welcomes you.   WBTA is an affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers throughout the United States. Along with WBTA, the national organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.

Founded in 1990, the Wisconsin Business Travel Association (WBTA) provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is to work together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices.

WBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items. 

Our chapter is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

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