Canadian Society of Association Executives holds winter summit


The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) recently held its Trillium Chapter Winter Summit where over 140 attendees held a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity – Hamilton. The auction raised $2,085.00. Mr. Darko Vranich personally matched this donation with $2,085.00.

“I am very happy to contribute personally for this great cause and help our community,” Mr. Vranich stated. Most recently, Darko has donated 8 very voluble sculptures to the city of Hamilton by renowned artist Elizabeth Holbrook.

CSAE is a professional organization of the men and women who manage many of Canada’s most progressive associations, as well as those who supply the sector with essential products and services. The Trillium Chapter is the largest chapter in the CSAE, with almost 1,000 members.

Shown in the photo from left to right: Frank Vismeg, Director of Business Development & Marketing, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre – Hamilton, Managing Director of Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre & Golf Course – Haliburton and President Skål Toronto North 2010; Saskia Martini-Wong, CAE Chair, CSAE Trillium Chapter Winter Summit Planning Committee and Manager Operations & Corporate Services Consulting Engineers of Ontario; Darko Vranich, President & CEO of VRANCOR Group and owner of the newly renovated Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre – Hamilton; Dinaz Garda, CAE President, CSAE Trillium Chapter and Manager Executive Office Operations of OREA; Robert G. McConkey, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity – Hamilton and Mira Todorovic, Tourism Hamilton Convention Sales Coordinator and committee member, CSAE Trillium Chapter Winter Summit Planning Committee.