About Us


Excel Your Organization To The Next Level

Van Weide Group, Inc., established in 1995, is an association management  AND TRAVEL company that provides professional management and specialized administrative services for non-profit organizations. An added value is our expertise in planning group travel for your Board of Directors retreat, annual conference, educational seminars and award programs.   We provide a centralized office that serves as the association's headquarters. The overhead costs for the professional offices are shared by other association clients, increasing their resources and capabilities without major capital investment. 



Association Management Companies (AMCs) have been a resource to non-profit associations for over 100 years; however, many board members and association executives today are unaware that this model of operating an association exists.

Contracting with our company 

  • Allows association leaders to concentrate on policy issues instead of administrative tasks.
  • Provides an affordable, high degree of professionalism, and management expertise
  • Customizes staff activity to meet association needs 
  • Maintains continuity of business operation during changes in leadership and staff 
  • Provides cost-effective solutions to personnel, equipment, facilities, and budget considerations 



Our team of professionals specialize in planning Board of Directors Meetings, Educational Seminars, Membership Recruiting & Retention programs and TRAVEL SERVICES

  • Executive Director Expertise
  • Administrative Management
  • Office Operations
  • Group Travel Services
  • Board and Committee Liaison
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Membership Development
  • Marketing
  • Meeting / Event Planning
  • Communication Services
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Technology and Website Support

Our Affiliations


Group Travel Services

Van Weide Group Travel , dba Cruise Planners American Express Travel, is an accredited full service travel company for groups of 10 passengers or more. Working with us means you have one contact person for all the details of your group itinerary. We are certified experts in meeting and travel planning to worldwide destinations on land, oceans and rivers. Our affiliate travel company is Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. Download our brochure to view more travel information or go to www.LagunaCruise.com

Contact Us



Debra Van Der Weide, President

Association Management and Travel Services

dba Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

25283 Cabot Road, Laguna Hills, California 92653, United States

(949) 830-9595 | (888) 657-1850