CGS-NEW MEMBER FAQ’S

 

Q. When are CGS Meetings?

A.  CGS meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month. This provides consistency and allows members to schedule ahead in order to attend. Members are notified by email with an invite to attend. During the summer months, meetings may take different forms but there will be some type of CGS-wide event on meeting dates. 

Q. When are CGS Events and Receptions?

A.  CGS events/receptions are scheduled randomly each month. They are typically scheduled in the evening from 6pm- 8pm unless otherwise noted.  Members are notified by email with an invite to attend. The CGS may also be invited to other industry-wide events (i.e. WHERE Wednesdays) whose invitations may come directly from the hosting entity or through the Community Relations Director. 

Q. Who is the contact person for Concierge Guild new members?

A.  All new members receive a welcome letter along with CGS New Member FAQ’S from the Vice President. He/She will be your host and also the go-to person for questions related to CGS.  The VP may be reached at cgseattlevicepresident@gmail.com .  The VP will periodically host a gathering for new members who have joined and answer any questions.  On occasion, the President and Community Relations Director may also visit member properties and be involved with new member meetings.  

Q.  Is there a cost to attend meetings or receptions?    

A. All CGS meetings and receptions are free to attend however if attending a sit down function/meeting with food and a service team, then a gratuity of $5.00 is requested which goes to the service team at the venue hosting us.

Q. Is there an attendance requirement for attending meetings, events, receptions?

A. CGS bylaws ask that a representative from each property attend a minimum of 3 meetings per calendar year.There is no required attendance for events or receptions

Q. Is there a dress code for meetings or events?

A. Business Casual, no jeans please

Q. As a member can I suggest or plan an event for CGS?

A. Yes, we encourage members to suggest and or plan events, receptions for CGS, as this is what concierge are all about. All we ask is that you work with our Community Relation’s Director in the planning of the event/reception

Q. How do I become a CGS Officer?

A. At the end of each calendar year we reach out to members interested in serving as officers. Those interested in running for office will speak at a meeting or event about why they wish to become an officer. Ballots are then presented and a vote is conducted with results given prior to the end of the year. Each term is for two years.

Q. How do I serve on a CGS Special Committee?

A. Each committee has a spokesperson that members can reach out to via email or by phone. The various committees and sign ups are are viewable on the CGS website