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Million Dollar Mission
July 1st to July 31st 2012
In the true spirit of hospitality, The Hotel Council of San Francisco is partnering with LLS to raise funds for vital research for a cure. Working collectively, the San Francisco Hospitality & Service Industries will join forces to help provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer and their families during a 30 day city-wide fundraising campaign beginning July 1, 2012. The campaign goal is to raise $1,000,000 dollars.
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On June 20th 2012, the Hotel Council of San Francisco's Board of Directors will gather for their Annual Member Meeting, during which the 2012 - 2013 Board of Directors will be elected. All members are invited to attend this meeting and stay for a special reception. The meeting takes place at the Palace Hotel from 3:00 to 4:30, and the reception is from 4:30 to 6:30. New Allied Member, Chambers and Chambers, will provide a wine tasting at this special event. Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
This September 8th and 9th please join us at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held in San Francisco at Ghirardelli Square. Even though this is the 17th year of the festival benefiting Project Open Hand it will be the first year that Allied Member, Ghirardelli Chocolate, will be hosting the event. Many new activities have been added and exciting new vendors.
There will be an Ice Cream Eating Contest, Bake-off, Silent Auction, Chocolate School and 40 vendors to sample chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! To make it even more exciting, Macy’s Department Store is supplying 5,000 Macy’s $10.00 Gift Cards! That means if you buy your ticket NOW online for just $20.00 you will receive a $10.00 FREE* Macy’s Gift card on the day of the event! All this fun and a Macy’s Gift Card too!
Please pass this information to your friends and family and encourage them to post it at work and send it out to their entire database. Ghirardelli Chocolate wants to raise over $100,000 for Project Open Hand and needs everyone’s help to make that happen!
For more information go to www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival
2012 Hotel Hero Night at AT&T Park!
On Monday, May 14th, all 2012 San Francisco Hotel Hero Award winners were recognized for their achievements at AT&T Park! During a special pre-game on field ceremony, the Giants congratulated the winners and thanked them for everything they do to help make San Francisco "everybody's favorite city". Congratulations to our 2012 Hotel Hero Award Winners!
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The Hotel Council of San Francisco had a special guest at the March Luncheon - Mina Briggitta Olson. Mina was only eight months old when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January of 2004. Mina underwent treatment at UCSF that year, but her leukemia returned in 2005. She received a bone marrow transplant in April 2005, 10 days after her second birthday and has been cancer free ever since! Mina enjoys school, art projects, swimming, playing pretend with her brother and running barefoot in the grass on hot days.
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Join the Hotel Council of San Francisco for a Luau at the Tonga Room in the Fairmont Hotel! What better way to begin the Summer than enjoying a tropical cocktail with your colleagues at San Francisco's best example of a "high-style" Tiki bar and restuarant? Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and we will sit down for lunch at 12 noon. Please save the date. More information wil be available soon.
Join the Hotel Council of San Francisco for AIDS Walk San Francisco and walk with us on Sunday, July 15, 2012! Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised nearly $74 million for San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other HIV/AIDS organizations in the six Bay Area counties. Your support will help the Foundation prevent new HIV infections and promote health among those living with HIV. Register for our team today! Encourage your family members and friends to register online to walk with our team—the more the better!
ONLINE: Visit aidswalk.net/sanfran and click “Register to Walk” and “Join a Team,” then select our team name from the drop-down menu.
PHONE: Call the AIDS Walk office at (415) 615-WALK (9255). Be sure to provide our team name when registering.
Thank you for supporting AIDS Walk San Francisco and for helping us put an end to this epidemic.
Are you an individual who can walk into a room full of strangers and instantly start connecting with people? Are you passionate about the hospitality and visitor industries? Do you have a proven track record of sales and/or membership development? The Hotel Council of San Francisco is looking for a person who thrives in a membership driven organization and genuinely enjoys building and maintaining relationships. The new position of Manager, Membership and Marketing is full time and based in our office on Union Square. Please click here to see the full job description.
Would you like to help plan the Hotel Council of San Francisco's Annual Golf Tournament?
The event sells out every year! Not only do we have a blast on the day of the tournament, the committee thouroughly enjoys planning the event as well! Come join us! You do not need to be a golfer to be a part of the committee. In fact, you don't need to know a thing about golf. All that is necessary is the desire to work together with other industry professionals to help plan one of the best industry events of the year! Meetings are held once a month. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Tom Costello Day"!
On May 23, 2012, Tom Costello was awarded the Peter Goldman Award of Excellence. Mayor Lee presented Mr. Costello with a Certificate of Honor and proclaimed 5/23/12 as "Tom Costello Day"! The Peter Goldman Award of Excellence was established in 1989 to honor an individual who exemplifies outstanding education and devotion to our industry and demonstrates leadership with skills and energy that raises the level of service and perception of our San Francisco hotel and tourism industry. For over twenty-one years as the Director of the University of San Francisco’s Hospitality Management Program, Tom has done just that! Click here to see photos of the event.
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