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December 9, 2014
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- Spotlight On: Celebrate the Season with Members
- Feature Focus: Tips to Manage Risk When Liquor is Served
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: A Good Cause
- Winner's Circle: Win a Trip to Las Vegas

  Spotlight On
Celebrate the Season with Members

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In the spirit of the season, members are celebrating the holidays with a host of fun activities and charitable giving. With events everywhere from New York to Kansas, and suppliers from CVB’s to hotels and service providers, there is something for everyone this holiday season.

Read on to learn about some of the causes your favorite vendors are involved with. 

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  Feature Focus
Tips to Manage Risk When Liquor is Served

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Lawyers will tell you whether you’re giving alcohol away or selling it at an event, anyone who has control over the facility or the event is typically liable if an intoxicated person causes bodily injury or property damage as a result of the liquor served at that event.

The good news is, provided the meeting planner isn't pouring the drinks, they normally would not be at much risk of being held personally liable.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzThe Fairmont Copley Plaza hosted their annual birthday party for its canine ambassadors on Saturday. The reading and birthday party are free and open to the public with a donation of towels, blankets or toys for the Animal Rescue League's Boston Shelter.

Despite the warm southern California weather, a December stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines feels every bit seasonal. The Craftsman-style lodge takes the holidays seriously with fireplaces and seasonal decor, a tree in the lobby, carolers and complimentary spiced cider and fruitcake. Plus, enjoy roasting s'mores and holiday movie nights.

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  Solar e-Clip
A Good Cause

sledEach year, ConventionPlanit supports a local charity. This year, we are proud to support Equipment Connections for Children

Equipment Connections for Children (ECFC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to serve children with a disability in the greater Washington Metropolitan area by connecting costly adaptive equipment from one child with a disability who outgrows the equipment to another child who needs it. This is accomplished through soliciting adaptive equipment donations and matching them to the families with a child with a disability in need of equipment. You can learn more about how to support ECFC on their website.

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  Winner's Circle
Win a Trip to Las Vegas
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Happy Holidays!

We offer our thanks for your continued support, and wish you much peace and great joy during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

-Best wishes from the Staff



Despite their bad reputation, poinsettias aren’t deadly. Latex in the stems and leaves can be irritating, but not much more, to humans and animals.



The Löschner family of Neuhausen, Germany, owns the biggest nutcracker collection: 4,334.

It is said that German craftsmen made the first decorative nutcrackers around 1800 as a way of mocking authority figures, leading to the phrase “a hard nut to crack.” 



Easy Apple Crisp


6 Granny Smith apples, sliced & peeled
 graham crackers, crushed to fine crumbs
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350. Layer apples in 9" square pan. Mix remaining ingredients, except butter.
2. Add butter and mix well. Sprinkle mixture on top of apples. Bake 35-40 min. 



Christmas Tree Facts

-33 million real Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.

-It takes an average of seven years to grow a Christmas tree

-Each year, Florida Christmas tree growers produce over 120,000 freshly cut quality trees for the holiday season



Snow - Did You Know?

-According to the Guinness Book of World Records, on January 28, 1887, a 15 inch wide, 8 inch thick snowflake ever observed fell in Fort Keogh, Montana

-The largest snowman was built in Bethel, Maine in 1999 and was 113 feet, 7 inches tall

-Chionophobia is a fear of snow


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