November 2016 Print

President's Report

You're Invited to the
Ventura County NACE 2016 Holiday Party!!

A murder mystery event.  
Each guest will take on the role of a North Pole Character.
Character parts to be assigned after registration, and costumes are encouraged.

Meeting Information:
Wednesday**, November 30, 2016
(**Note the day of the week change)
 Spanish Hills Country Club
999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo, CA
Promptly at 5:30pm

Ho, Ho, Homicide
 A Night of North Pole Naughtiness

As we join together for a holly, jolly party you will mingle with magical guests. In the end you will need to decipher between the evil and the innocent, the righteous and the responsible, the naughty and the nice. To insure that the holiday holiday legacy continues unchanged, you will be called upon to employ your sleuthing skills to make certain that the criminal is caught.

Thank you to our gracious hosts for the evening
Spanish Hills Country Club

At Spanish Hills Country Club you will enjoy the friendly warmth and elegance of a gracious private club. We pride ourselves on our thoughtful attention to the details that make your special day truly memorable. Elegant touches like our unforgettable synchronized table service have earned Spanish Hills Country Club a reputation for sophistication, beauty and fun!

Your guests will enjoy another outdoor terrace overlooking the valleys and mountains of Santa Rosa for your cocktail reception. Your party will be brought inside our Clubhouse for dinner and dancing. Inside our Grand Dining Room you’ll be delighted by luxurious Spanish Mediterranean design. The view out our floor-to-ceiling bay windows is of our breathtaking, immaculate grounds. The ballroom itself is appointed with crystal teardrop wrought iron chandeliers, two magnificent fireplaces, and a grand piano.

Spanish Hills Country Club will be providing a delicious menu for the evening.
Menu information to come soon. Stay tuned.

DJ/MC Sponsor Matt Graumann Entertainment

Photography by Jenny Quicksall Photography

Coffee/Doughnut Cart Provided by The Cappuccino Express

Event Rentals by Sitting Pretty Party Rentals

Photo Booth Sponsor Conejo Photo Booth

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Upcoming Events

Good afternoon fellow NACE Presidents and local chapter members,

Our New Jersey NACE Raffle kicks off! Tickets are $50.00 each.

If you wish to write a check…..payable to NJ NACE. If you would like to mail it in, Send to my attention, Anthony Panchery, PO Box 5456, Somerset NJ 08875, you can also use a credit card at if you wish.

Thank you again for your continued support with NJ NACE! Help us spread the word!

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Let's get Organized!

Join us at #NACEEXP17!

Join for the 2017 NACE Experience Conference July 16-19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. The Experience Conference is the only major industry conference that serves everyone in the catering and events industry. Experience includes:
  • Design Experience, a one-of-a-kind interactive demonstration of the latest trends and design tips.
  • Culinary Luncheon, a multi-sensory experience that lets participants enjoy culinary treasures at their seats as they are bring prepared on stage.


As always, there is tons of great information on the National NACE Website!

If you're considering taking your catering career to the next level, there is also the CPCE program and test that you can take.  It's like a Master's Degree in Catering.

Did you know they have a blog, too?:

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NACE Newsletter Submissions

The latest trend in pop culture is the "Mannequin Challenge" where groups of people portray a "still life" action shot, and someone goes around with their phone to record video of it, set to the song "Black Beatles."

What will be the trend for next week, next month, or next year?

Be sure to keep up to date on trends in your industry, or, you and your company could be the next YouTube sensation!

As always, keep up to date on your social media, and go viral this a good way.

All The Best,

Matt Graumann - Newsletter Chair

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NACE Board

Jason Collis


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Immediate Past President
Rachel Main Holst


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First Vice President

Nicole Peters


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Second Vice President

Cindy Alexander


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Event Professional Representative

Dave Burns
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Board Member At Large

Shanon Rice

805-653-0323 x318

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Suzzi Koenig-Brown

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(805) 415-7625

Linda Boysiewick

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Kristen Black


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Jodi Wagner


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Janis Winchester

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Newsletter & Website

Matt Graumann

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