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Pampered Chef: Cluster in The GTA?

  1. Stephanie S

    Stephanie S Member

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    Hello!

    I am looking for any clusters in the GTA whose cluster meetings I would be able to attend. My Director lives in the Barrie area and I am finding it is a little too far to travel to after a day at the office. It typically takes me over 1 hour to get there, and 1 hour to get home after the meeting.

    I really do enjoy cluster meetings, and I find that I get great value out of them. Being out of the house from 8:00 a.m. and not getting home until 10 or 10:30 p.m. is a little too much for me.

    If you know of any clusters in the GTA I would love to hear from you.

    Thanks :confused:
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  2. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Stephanie,

    Why don't you have your director request Hospitality for you? Your director and the hospitality director work together and this way you will be able to still get the recognition at meetings as long as your director gets your stats to the hospitality director. Hospitality is great!
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  3. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Stephanie,

    I'll ask my director. She has alot of friends in TO. We're in Trenton.

    Jodi
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  4. Stephanie S

    Stephanie S Member

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    That would be great Jodi, thanks so much. I don't think my Director would be overly impressed if I asked her to help me find a Hospitality director...
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  5. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Well, I spoke with my director and from your above response I don't think you're going to be happy. Supposedly hospitality DOES have to be arranged by YOUR director. She states that the reason for this is that the hospitality director will receive from your director any awards (such as charms, recognition for $1k shows, ribbons etc). that you have earned.

    She also stated that it shouldn't be a problem and there should be no reason why your director would mind. She still makes an override % off of you and it's better that you attend SOMEONE'S cluster meeting and help you with sales and booking ideas to keep you motivated and succeeding as opposed to not attending any at all - since Barrie is understandably too long of a drive after a long day at work.

    Stephanie, I'm so sorry I couldn't help :( . Maybe Marg or Esther have a director that would be willing to provide hospitality. I know they are somewhere in your area.
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  6. Marg

    Marg Advanced Member

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    Stephanie,
    I have had issues with cluster meetings and have ended up going to the same one that you do in Barrie. But I also have difficulty with that as my husband has to be home to watch the kids and sometimes that is just not possible.
    There is a Director who lives in Richmond Hill and her cluster meetings are usually every 3rd Saturday at 9:30am. I know she wouldn't mind if you came to her meetings.
    PM me if you want all the details. Her next meeting is Nov 19th.
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  7. rennea

    rennea Legacy Member Gold Member

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    No meetings here!!

    My director lives and has meetings 7 hours away from me!!! I am on my own here, just this board to get me through :p
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  8. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    There isn't a director closer to you? Meetings are wonderful! I would have your director put in a hospitality request for you!
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  9. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Stephanie,

    Why wouldn't your director be overly impressed? It is her job as a Director to request hospitality for those who need it!
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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