Here are some key points about laws regulating service animals that meeting and event planners and facilities need to be aware of in order to be in compliance. Military veterans often come to meetings with service animals as a treatment to cope with PTSD.
SMERF segment meeting planners representing social, military, education, religious and fraternal organizations share their greatest event planning tips and challenges. Organizations include Full Gospel Baptist, the Military Reunion Network, Any Reason to Plan and Duke University.
The SMERF (social, military, education, religious, fraternal) banner covers an array of groups that on the surface would seem to have little in common, pertaining to everything from weddings to military reunions and fraternal conventions. What these groups share, however, is that their gatherings bring together people who are actively choosing to get together.