Vote Needed: Board Of Directors Recommends Merger

The Check In Michigan Board of Directors has approved a Plan of Merger with the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association and recommends that its members give their approval.  Your vote is needed.

Raising Hands During a VoteOver the course of nearly 5 months of research and intensive deliberation, the Check In Michigan Board of Directors established the parameters for this merger. The two associations combined would represent the strongest and largest hospitality organization ever to exist in the state.  In a time of depleting memberships for most industry-based associations, the visibility and impact of our hoteliers would actually increase.  In addition, the merger would mean:

  • The board of directors would expand to 36 seats, 8 of which represent lodging entities—providing a significant voice to our stakeholders well beyond that percentage of lodging represented within the overall membership.
  • Subcommittees of the new Board of Directors would include Lodging Advocacy, Lodging Membership, Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, and Women in Leadership.
  • Membership dues would remain static for the 2019 calendar year and membership will be transitioned to the new organization seamlessly.
  • Benefits for lodging members would expand to include the re-establishment of the worker’s compensation benefit as well as discounted health insurance benefits, payment processing, natural gas purchases, music licensing, and beverage business data solutions.


Official Notice Of the Vote
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an annual meeting (the “Meeting”) of the members of the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association d/b/a Check In Michigan (the “Association”) has been called by the Association’s Board of Directors and will take place at 12:00 PM on March 5, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Resort, Peninsula A. This Notice is given on January 30, 2019.


How To Vote
You may cast a vote approving the Plan of Merger without attending the meeting. Print, complete and return the proxy by mail to Check In Michigan, 2175 Commons Parkway, Okemos, Michigan 48864 or emailing it to

If you wish to vote against the Plan of Merger you may attend the meeting and do so or give your proxy to a member who will attend the meeting instructing him/her to do so.

Download Necessary Documents Here

Communication to Membership 
Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members
Proxy Voting Document
Annual Meeting Agenda

In order for the members to approve the Plan of Merger a quorum equal to 30% of the members must submit a proxy or attend the meeting.