“More than meets the eye.” This clever promotional phrase is used by one of our associate members, the Irving, Texas, Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau speaks of more hotels, more venues, more value, and more service.

Isn't doing and being “more” what quality meeting planning is all about? We surely all want our meetings to be more than average, more than good, even more than is expected. It is important to rise above where we are to new levels of value, service, and professionalism.

Our executive director, DeWayne S. Woodring, reminded us in his annual report that RCMA is 3,314 members strong, with 21 consecutive years of growth. Our values, benefits, and services keep expanding while our dues, amazingly, have remained constant for 21 years.

RCMA is constantly adding value to its membership. In case you hadn't noticed, RCMA now offers:

  • International services. This allows us to explore exciting opportunities for global meeting planning.

  • RCM Extra, a monthly e-newsletter. It is full of relevant and helpful information.

  • An annual world class conference and exposition with innovative features, a membership directory, a bimonthly informational magazine, educational and professional recognitions, insurance, savings, and more.

RCMA is your partner in professional improvement.