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December 10, 2015
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- Associations Show Charitable Giving Isn’t Just for the Holidays
- Members Make Charity a Year-Round Priority
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: Tips to Manage Risk When Liquor is Served

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Associations Show Charitable Giving Isn’t Just for the Holidays

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While associations have spent 2015 working hard toward their missions, many still have dedicated time, money, and resources to give back to the needy and to use their expertise and scope to address wider social and environmental challenges.

Here are just a few examples of the creative ways associations and especially their meetings attendees are creating positive change.

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  Feature Focus Members Make Charity a Year-Round Priority

liquor articleThe year-end holidays always seem to bring out the best in people and companies when it comes to charitable giving and activities.

But many of the hospitality organizations listed on have built this into a year-round priority. Here’s what some of them are doing.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzHilton Minneapolis announced Santa is coming to Hilton this holiday season for the annual Breakfast with Santa and Candy Cane Lane in SkyWater Restaurant. Continue Santa article...

Last weekend, The Garland Hotel in Hollywood participated in a neighborhood block party in which all proceeds were donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The event included live music as well as tastings from California breweries and wineries paired with bites prepared by the hotel's chef. 

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Tips to Manage Risk When Liquor is Served


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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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.

Watch a special holiday greeting here!

-Best wishes from the Staff


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Holiday Tagliatelle with Bolognese

Looking for a unique and delicious holiday dish to serve this year?

The Urbana Restaurant, located inside the Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC, shares the recipe for this delicious tagliatelle straight from their kitchen. Get the full recipe here



Place names associated with the holiday season consist of a dozen places named Holly, including Mount Holly, N.C. (population 14,016) and Holly Springs, Miss. (7,574). There is Snowflake, Ariz. (5,644), Santa Claus, Ind. (2,479), North Pole, Alaska (2,178), Noel, Mo. (1,831)

And, if you know about reindeer, Dasher, Ga. (959) and Rudolph, Wis. (433). There is also Unity, N.H. (1,615) and Peace, N.D. (28).

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Happy 50th Birthday, Charlie Brown!

The holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Test your knowledge of this holiday classic with this fun quiz



Snow - Did You Know?

Every winter, at least one septillion (that’s 1 followed by 24 zeros) snow crystals fall from the sky.

Chionophobia is the persistent fear of snow, especially becoming trapped by snow. The term is derived from the Greek words chion and phobos, meaning “snow” and “fear,” respectively.


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