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The State of NACE
Join Sacramento NACE as we explore member benefits and what's to come in 2015/16
October 28, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ludy's BBQ & Catering
667 Main St.
Woodland, CA 95695
$40.00 Member Ticket
$65.00 after 01:00 am October 25

$40.00 Prospective Member Ticket
$65.00 after 01:00 am October 25


Our Evening's Menu

Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Spring Mix Salad

Carved Tri Tip

BBQ Ribs

Hot Links

Chicken Marsala

Scallop Potatoes

Tuxedo  Cake


Five (5) reasons why you should attend this meeting:

1.  Learn about existing and new NACE member benefits

2.  Communicate directly with NACE National 

3.  Explore what's going on with NACE, on a national and local level

4.   Learn what's in store for Sacramento NACE in 2015/16

5.  Tell us what you want to see happen!



Join Sacramento NACE as we hear from Kate Patay, CPCE, our new NACE National Secretary & Treasurer and your current Board of Directors. Explore the benefits of NACE membership and learn what's to come on a national and local level for 2015/16.

A little more about our speaker, Kate Patay, CPCE

Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Kate joined Creative Coverings with over 15 years experience in F&B design, hotel/casino catering sales, special events and convention services. In her current role, Kate oversees the growth of the rental and sales division, as well as brand integrity; specifically through marketing efforts, customer relations, company trainings and overall client experience. Working closely with the design team to stay ahead of fashion and décor trends has contributed to the rapid and successful growth of the company. She was an integral part of Creative Coverings receiving Emerald Green Certification in 2012, giving them the distinct honor of being the only national linen company with this coveted eco-friendly designation.

Previously, Kate worked in the food & beverage/events industry in Western New York, Las Vegas and most recently with MGM Mirage/Eldorado Corporation at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino where she was responsible for large-scale conventions and social catering events. She also assisted with the opening of the Reno Ballroom for the Tri-properties and the City of Reno.

As Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Kate helps represent Creative Coverings as NACE National Secretary/Treasurer, a NACE National Business Partner and Social Media & Trend Expert. She is also a founding member & Immediate Past President of the Reno-Tahoe Chapter, Experience 2011 Co-Chair and immediate past National Chapter Presidents Council member.  She is also an active member of ISES, ICA, ACCP, ARA, GPSWA and the EPA. She has been a featured educational speaker at Catersource, the NACE Experience conference, ISES Eventworld, the ARA national convention and numerous organizational meetings around the country. Recently, she was nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year and honored as not only the Most Influential Person in Northern Nevada by the Top 100 Influencers, but as the “Person to Know” by the Reno Gazette Journal.

 Follow her new blog, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter to keep on top of what’s hot and what’s not in events!

Many thanks to this month's contributing vendors:

DJ Crooner & Associates

Christopher Kight Photographers