Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Dittmeier
Director of Catering, St. Louis Club | firstname.lastname@example.org | 314-561-4725
Why did you want to become a volunteer for MPISTL? I wanted to get more involved to make the most of my membership and for the networking opportunities.
What were you hoping to get out of volunteering with MPISTL? What have you gotten out of your volunteer role thus far? I really didn’t have an expectations going in other than learning something new and getting to know the industry as whole better. I’ve met some really wonderful people and that’s been the best part so far. I’ve been on the Monthly Programs Committee for a few years and really like getting to know the different venues St. Louis has to offer. There are so many great places I never knew about before MPI.
What is your best MPISTL volunteer experience? Educon – it was challenging but really rewarding to see it all come together.
What advice can you give a member that might be apprehensive to commit to a volunteer role within our organization? It never hurts to try; it’s a great way to make valuable connections, learn something new and test yourself. There are so many different ways to contribute, big and small, so easy to find something you are comfortable with.
What keeps you motivated to volunteer? The great people I volunteer with!
How long have you been in the events industry? 8 Years
What do you like best about the events industry? Fast-paced, exciting, energetic, challenging … you are never bored – there’s no other industry like it.