June 21, 2017

June 2017 Meeting
June 21, 2017
4:30 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT
Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Passport to Experience: A Sales Experience!

Join us on our final stop on the Passport to Experience, as Lynne Lafond DeLuca teaches us a thing or two about sales and maximizing sales potential in event trends!
Meet this Month's SpeakerLynne La Fond De Luca

Lynne earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Cal State University Long Beach and began her hospitality career in the hotel industry. Lynne then moved into the Private Club Industry and spent 15 years with ClubCorp, Incc, in the positions of Vice President, Private Events and Vice President, Membership and Sales. She has 26 years of private club experience. 

In 2011, Lynne founded and is the Executive Director of the Association of Club Catering Professionals. It is the first association dedicated to education for catering professionals in the private club industry. Her newsletter is read by 9,000 private clubs each month. 

In 2014, Boardroom Magazine named Lynne “One of the Most Influential Women in the Private Club Industry” and in 2016 she was honored with the “Gary Player Educator of the Year” award.  

Don't forget: Each program you attended on our Passport journey gets you one entry into a drawing for complimentary tickets to the Design and Culinary Experience at the upcoming NACE Experience 2017!
Let's hear it for our Fantstic Sponsors:
Petrolium Club of Houston: Host Venue, F&B
Magnolia Hotel Downtown: Speaker Stay
Akil Bennet Photography: Photographer
Mandap Creations: Linens and Decor
LG Event Entertainment and Production: DJ and Uplights
Johanna Terry Events: Cocktail Hour Decor
The Evening's Menu:

First Course

Crab Avocado Tower layered avocado and lump crab meat with fresh mango

Second Course

Charred Filet Mignon and Grilled Lobster Tail with tarragon sauce

potato croquettes, asparagus, & baby carrots

Third Course

Decadent Chocolate Cake with raspberry filling served with seasonal berries & homemade goat cheese ice cream 

**Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available upon request**

Valet Parking is available for $15
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November 14, 2018

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