Agenda

Sunday, April 18

Monday, April 19

  • 7:30am - 12:00pm
    Registration Open
  • 8:00am - 9:15am
    Opening Breakfast
    Before diving into a day full of education and networking, start it off with a hearty breakfast in the Grand Ballroom. Hear NAEC President Michael Frecking give his State of the Association Address.
     
    Following the address, hear Keynote Speaker, Jones Loflin's “A More Natural Way to Lead.”
     

    You’re busy. You are already feeling overloaded. You’d like to build greater capacity in yourself and members of your team, but where would you find the time? In short, you want to take your leadership to the next level, but the question is “How?” You need a fresh and practical blueprint. Jones Loflin says that new approach is built on four words: Grow, Cultivate, Prune, and Harvest.

    In this innovative and engaging presentation built on the timeless practices of a gardener, Jones equips leaders to identify where change is needed in their daily activities and take productive action. It’s time to get “growing” and harvest something better for your people and your organization.

    Prior to becoming an internationally-recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past work includes serving as the “Trainer of Trainers” for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones is also a Co-Active coach, focusing on the areas of leadership and time management with his clients. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as the Association for Talent Development.

    Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. One of his favorite quotes is by Zig Ziglar: “Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you can see farther.”

     

     

  • 9:30am - 10:15am
    Merrill Lynch Retirement Benefits: Introducing the NAEC 401(k) Program

    Ted Candella and Brian Croutier from Merrill Lynch will introduce the new NAEC 401(k) program, and also discuss the retirement plan space as a whole.

    What is a 401(k) program?
    It’s a group 401(k) solution that organizations can offer to members, like you, to join—typically at a group rate. The program gathers many tasks involved in operating a retirement plan and hands them over to third parties, like administrative and investment fiduciaries. So you get the benefit of offering a 401(k) to employees without having to own all of the work, responsibility and liability.

    Speaker: Brian Croutier, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Candella Group

    Speaker: Ted Candella, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Candella Group

  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    Education • Overcoming Gearless Machine Challenges: The COVID Edition • Technical Track

    Discussion of the challenges faced during COVID from quotes, production, shipments, and installations.

    Speaker: Dennis Rhodes, Imperial Electric, a Nidec Elevator Company

    Bio: Dennis Rhodes is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Electrical Engineering Degree. He has been working in the electrical motor industry since 1994. Prior to joining Imperial Electric, he worked in similar capacities for Regal Beloit Subsidiaries Marathon Electric and the A.O. Smith. As an Imperial Electric Senior Sales Engineer, Dennis has responsibilities that include sales, specify, and electrically designs of AC Hoists, AC Flange Mounts, DC Hoists, Motor Generator Sets, Hydraulic Submersibles AC and DC Gearless Machines.

    Speaker: Gary Ward, Imperial Electric, a Nidec Elevator Company

    Bio: Gary Ward is Vice President, Sales and Marketing for North Canton, Ohio-based, Imperial Electric, a Nidec Company. Gary has more than 30 years of motor experience (with Imperial Electric and Ametek) including 23 years in the elevator and escalator industry. Gary has driven the sales and marketing efforts for Imperial’s ACPM elevator machines for high, mid-, and low-rise commercial building applications. Smaller, lighter, faster, and stronger — these “green” technology machines are more efficient than traditional elevator hoist products. Gary’s complete motor experience also includes expertise in AC and permanent magnet motors, submersible hydraulic motors, door operator motors, and ACPM gearless machines. He is well-traveled and has achieved global sales success in Europe, the Americas, and Asia — and has many years of direct sales experience with elevator customers throughout China. Gary earned his MBA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio in Marketing and Computer Systems and has a BBA in Finance and Economics. He is member of several industry associations including NAEC, IAEC, CECA, and ELEVATORU.

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Education • It’s Time to Start Running Your Circus! • Business Track

    Let’s be honest. Your proverbial plate is already running over with all you have to do. Even worse, your mind is racing with fresh ideas for improvement and growth. If only there was a solution to this dilemma that didn’t involve cloning yourself. Our speaker today says the answer is to run off and join the circus… at least mentally.

    Using the model of a successful circus, this highly engaging presentation will equip you to better manage your time and energy to explore new opportunities and achieve better results. From being a stronger ringmaster to building a quality “3 ring” lineup, expect to leave this session with a myriad of practical tips to manage your distractions and more fully focus on the present moment. Most importantly, you’ll be ready to run your circus instead of letting the circus run YOU!

    Speaker: Jones Loflin, speaker and trainer

    Bio: Jones Loflin, an internationally recognized speaker and educator whose work includes serving as the "Trainer of Trainers" for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones is also a Co-Active coach, focusing on the areas of leadership and time management with his clients. He is a member of the National Speaker's Association as well as the Association for Talent Development and has made it his life's work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to those struggling with too much to do. In his 25 years as a speaker and trainer, he has helped countless people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life.

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Education • LO/TO and Jumpers • Technical Track

    Join us for this overview about lock out and jumper procedures for the elevator industry. Presenter Keith Evans will go over LO/TO procedures pertaining to OSHA regulations, Elevator World Field employee handbook, and company policies. The jumper section will go over the jumper procedure that the Elevator World Field Employee Handbook and company policies have provided. This class will help the elevator technician understand the LO/TO regulations and jumper procedure in the elevator industry.

    Speaker: Keith Evans, Oracle Elevator Company

    Bio: Keith Evans is the National Safety and Education Director for Oracle Elevator Company. He started with Premier Elevator in 1998 as a modernization helper. Over the years, Keith moved up to service technician then into repair sales. For the last 10 years, he has had several duties within Premier Elevator consisting of Repair Sales Representative, Safety Manager, and CET-S representative company-wide. In 2019, he was nominated to the Education and Safety Committee with NAEC. He has participated in roundtable discussions and education classes for NAEC Spring Conference and Convention. In January 2021 after the merger between Premier and Oracle Elevator Companies, Keith became the National Safety and Education Director for Oracle Elevator Holdco, Inc.

  • 12:00pm - 6:30pm
    Official Golf Tournament

    Canyon Course • 1pm Shotgun Start

    This Tom Fazio-designed 6,836-yard, par 72 course winds through the inspiring beauty of Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock. The par-5 18th hole showcases a partial Island green and a steep, cascading waterfall. The can’t-miss course is designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Weaving through desert cacti and scenic canyons, the course embodies the character of the Sonoran Desert landscape, as well as a unique variety of desert fauna.

    The fee of $175 for members and $200 for non-members covers cart, green fees, boxed lunch, 2 drinks from the beverage cart during tournament and prizes.

    Golf Outing participants are required to wear clothing that is customary to golf. Players must wear collared shirts and golf shoes and may not wear sweat pants or cut-offs. Participants are expected to use proper conduct while on the golf course property. Players are responsible for obeying the posted daily cart path rules, replacing divots, repairing ball marks on the green and raking of sand traps. Unruly behavior, foul language, throwing of clubs, hitting shots into groups will not be tolerated. All golfers will be expected to adhere to proper golf etiquette including ready golf and keeping within sight of the foursome in front.

    Please note: Any optional activity not meeting minimum head count requirement may be subject to modification or cancellation. 

  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Open Mic Session

    The session provides a time when members can discuss their thoughts, concerns and issues.

  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Guacamole and Margarita-Making Class with the Chef • On Site Activity

    At the Loews Ventana Canyon, it’s all about locally grown products, farm-fresh ingredients, and innovative menus created by their award-winning chefs that capture the unique flavors of this remarkable southwest destination. Join Chef Ken Harvey for a demonstration on how to make the famous Flying V guacamole and prickly pear margarita recipes.  Guests will receive culinary tips and the recipes to take home – plus samples of the tasty treats and a cocktail, of course!

    $85 Member/$105 Non-Member

    Please note: Any optional activity not meeting minimum head count requirement may be subject to modification or cancellation.

Tuesday, April 20

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Registration Open
  • 8:30am - 10:15am
    Education • How Elevator Contractors & Suppliers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes • Business Track

    Is your financial house in order? Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. By the end of the presentation you will know how to:

    1. Protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. You will learn how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will never pursue a lawsuit against you.
    2. Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes. You will learn five tax reduction strategies most people fail to utilize, which could save you more than $10,000 each year in taxes.
    3. Avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes. You will be taken through a checklist of items that are important to every estate and business succession plan. You will learn what you should be doing now to prepare for successful business and estate succession.

     

    Speaker: Larry Oxenham, Senior Asset Advisor

    Bio: Larry Oxenham is one of America’s top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of professionals achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their assets for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject including The Asset Protection Bible and How to Achieve Financial Peace of Mind through Asset Protection. His career has been credited with helping thousands of people save millions of dollars. Larry Oxenham is a nationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals at hundreds of conventions, conferences and seminars across the country.

  • 8:45am - 9:45am
    Education • Private Equity Firms as New Players in the Elevator Industry • Business Track

    This class explains how over the past 2-3 years, private equity firms have become the driving force in mergers and acquisitions in the elevator industry, why they are so interested in our trade, and what their interest means for owners of independent companies.

    Speaker: Dominik Sachsenheimer, Maven Group, LLC

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Education • Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Owning and Operating a Multi-Generational Family Business • Business Track

    Join us for this panel discussion for tips on what has worked from a panel of industry experts and a discussion on best practices conveyed by some of our NAEC colleagues who successfully operate family businesses.

    Speaker: Jeff Eaton, Moderator, Lift Business Advisors, Inc.

    Bio: Jeff Eaton has been in the industry since 1989 in branch, regional and international positions with Otis and KONE. Jeff joined Lift Business Advisors in 2014 after 6 years as KONE’s Director for Acquisitions in the Americas.

  • 10:45am - 11:45am
    Education • Remote Elevator Monitoring: Past, Present, Future • Technical Track

    Attendees will learn how adopting emerging AI and IoT technology can help elevator companies manage their portfolios more effectively. This session will teach how technology can be used to augment service for technicians.

    Speaker: Sean Madden, Madden Elevator Company

    Bio: Sean Madden is the founder and CEO of Madden Elevator Company. Following in his father’s footsteps, Sean has spent over 30 years in the elevator industry in a variety of roles, eventually leading him to starting his own company with his wife Susie in 2010. They started in his basement with zero capital, no customers, no income; but a dream to run and grow a respectful, dependable, reliable, quality elevator company. While going to college for electrical engineering, Sean spent the early part of his career servicing elevators for the Beaches of Daytona in 1990 with his dad, Ron Madden. Sean has worked in the field doing new installation, service, repair, modernization and adjusting. He transitioned to middle management roles as a Service Supervisor and Operations Manager for both small and large elevator companies.  Sean has a passion for helping people reach their full potential and help the elevator industry learn and grow, utilizing technology to augment the quality of service the industry can provide to the riding public. That is why his personal mission is to "Learn, Teach, Lead, & Empower (LTLE)." Outside of running the business, Sean enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting Florida, and four-wheeling in the woods.

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
    Education • 2019 Code Update • Technical Track

    2019 changes to ASME A17.1; a review of key changes, updates, and replacements associated with parts 2, 3, and 8.

    Speaker: E. Chris Strawn, Elevator Safety and Technical Services

    Bio: Chris Strawn is President of Elevator Safety and Technical Services, a training and technical services company that provides nationwide training on elevator code compliance. He has more than 27 years experience in the elevator industry and sits on ASME A17.1 Hydraulic and Wind Turbine Elevator Committees and provides continuing education credit for renewal of elevator personnel certifications including QEI, NAEC CET, Florida CC, and mechanic licences in many jurisdictions.

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Education: SARS CoV-2 Mitigations in Elevators

    The time spent in an elevator during normal use is so short that technologies claiming viral inactivation in 30 minutes are not appropriate for elevator use. This presentation will provide information on the elements associated with SARS CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, the elevator environment, and an analysis of technologies in the marketplace with their advantages and disadvantages. It is based on a White Paper, Paper on SARS CoV-2 Mitigations in Elevators to be published in the May 2021 issue of Elevator World.

    Speaker: John Koshak, eMCP, LLC

    Bio: John Koshak entered the elevator industry in 1980 in San Francisco, rising to adjuster in 1983 for Westinghouse Elevator, then an adjuster for Dover, Montgomery, and Amtech Elevator Companies. In 1996, he patented and developed a plunger gripping safety device, known as the LifeJacket. From 1997 to 2001 he was Vice President of Technical Support for Adams Elevator Equipment Company. From 2001 to 2008 he was with Thyssenkrupp Elevator in a research and design capacity and then Director of Codes and Standards. In 2008 he went full time into his consulting firm, Elevator Safety Solutions, LLC. ESSL specializes in product design and code compliance, and forensic analysis of vertical transportation equipment involved in injury. In 2016, he, Daniel Swett and Kenneth Smith founded eMCP LLC to provide code compliant Maintenance Control Programs to Owners and Companies. eMCP, LLC specializes in improving maintenance by providing true transparency of services, safety codes and standards compliance, maintenance records management, and identifying the true costs of maintenance required by code.

    He holds several US and foreign patents, has authored two books, a novel in 2006 (The Pool Manager) and a technical book on the Maintenance Control Program in 2010 (Maintenance on New Equipment Designs), and has authored three Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Courses; Course 7, Unit 13 Construction Wiring, Equipment and Course 8, Unit 14 Hydraulic Theory and Installation, and Course 6, Traction Theory, Maintenance, Testing, and Safety. He has authored over 25 articles and seven Continuing Education articles for Elevator World Magazine. He is approved as an instructor in several states providing code education for continuing education credit for mechanic licensing.

    He is currently a member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee (since 2005), and member of the Mechanical Design, Wind Turbine Tower, New Technology, Hydraulic, and Code Coordination ASME Working Committees, ISO USTAG to TC 178, and member of CSA B44, UL, and ANSI Committees. He is a NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector, C2346, a member of the Board of Directors for Elevator World Magazine, and President of the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC). He was formerly a member of the NAEC Education Committee, NAEC Board of Certification for the Certified Elevator Technician (CET) education program, Chairman of the NAEC Codes and Standards Committee, and Chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
    Education • Performing Field Surveys for Elevator Modernizations • Technical Track

    The content of this presentation will include instruction on performing field surveys for elevator modernizations that include the following items:
    • Controllers
    • Door equipment
    • Hoist machines
    • Car sling, platforms, and counterweight frames,
    • Governors and safeties
    • Fixtures

    Speaker: Carl Burch, Vantage

    Bio: Carl Burch is the Technical Support Director for Vantage. He has worked in the elevator industry for over 33 years. He was Vice-president of Automatic Elevator Inc. and was Operations Manager for the Nashville Branch of KONE Elevators and Escalators. He joined GAL Manufacturing in 2011. He has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from David Lipscomb College. He served on the Metropolitan Nashville City Council. He is a member of the A17 Standards Committee, the A17 Electrical Committee, the A17 Emergency Operations Committee, and the A17 Hoistway Committee. He is a Certified Elevator Inspector and a Certified Elevator Technician. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee and the state of New York.

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Reception

    Enjoy a cocktail with your peers and unwind from a day of education before exploring the desert charm and all that the city of Tucson has to offer at this informal reception. Meet us on the Cascade Terrace for laughs and relaxation.

Wednesday, April 21

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Roundtable Discussions • Technical Track
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Challenges Involved in Replacing VPLs

    The VPL fleet is aging dramatically.  VPLs came of age around 1990 due to the ADA law, and many are in need of total replacement including landing doors and gates. Besides age, replacements are increasingly required as a result of some major brands going out of business making spare parts scarce and product support non-existent. A18.1 and A117.1 will be cited extensively to support the presented information.

    When replacing VPLs, these challenges may apply:

    • New lifts are wider and longer due to the latest versions of ADAAG and A117.1
    • Lifts may have the correct ID to meet the standard, but the new machines may be deeper or the side barrier structure wider than on the old lift
    • Making the existing hoistway too narrow.
    • When replaced, power operators may have to be added to meet the accessibility standard and it is currently being enforced.

    i.e. Back in the day, there were supposed to be operators when there was a ramp or there was not 18” next to the pull side, but it was not widely enforced.

    Strategies will be discussed to address the issues presented, including interpretation of the accessibility standard and the customization of the new lift in many ways.

    Speaker: Patrick Edwards - Owner, Soft Landings Vertical Services, Inc.

    Patrick Edwards has achieved 35 years of elevator and lift industry experience beginning his career with The Cheney Company in 1985, followed by DME Access and Access Industries. Patrick is a frequent presenter at NAEC and has served as the R/A committee chairman on numerous occasions. He has served on a number of ASME and state code committees over the years and continues to do so. Patrick and his wife Jackie enjoy their family and always look forward to days spent at their winter-escape condo in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    The 9 Elevator Industry “Safety Absolutes” Best Practices for Maximizing Safety and Preventing Unwanted Injuries

    This session will cover safety measures and best practices for fall protection, control of hazardous energy, control of the elevator, and high risk practices.

    Speakers: David Smarte, Delaware Elevator, and Ray Downs, TEI Group

    Bio: David Smarte is Director of Safety and Education for Delaware Elevator. Mr. Smarte has served on the NAEC Board of Directors and is currently serving as Chair of the NAEC Education & Safety Committee.Mr. Smarte is a licensed Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) and holds Certified Elevator Technician (CET) and Certified Accessibility and Residential Technician (CAT) certifications.  He has over 40 years in the elevator industry and 18 of these years he concentrated on Safety and Training and Special Projects.

    Bio: Nationally recognized and respected, for over three decades Ray Downs has developed, implemented, and overseen health and safety programs for the vertical transportation industry, a role he continues to perform for TEI Group. He has authored several articles including "So, You Think You Have a Safety Program?" Dedicated to advancing elevator safety not just for TEI customers but throughout the vertical transportation industry, Ray serves on safety committees for The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) and The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) and is an active member of the National Safety Council and Elevator Conference of New York (ECNY).

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Three Things You Need to Know About the 2019 ASME Code Updates

    This session will break down the newly released A17.1/B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and specifically one-way video and two-way text communication requirements including under what circumstances the new code applies to your elevators.  Discussion will cover how companies are intending to solve for the video and messaging components along with risk and liability implications to businesses taking that on. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of the 2019 code requirements as well as how to properly test for code compliance.  

    Speakers: Don Holloway & Dave Mann, Kings III Emergency Communications

    Don Holloway, Elevator Mechanic, Qualified Elevator Inspector, and Field Services Manager
    Don has been with Kings III Emergency Communications for eight years but in the elevator trade for over 20. During that time he has worked as a mechanic, service manager, inspector, and consultant. He carries a QEI with NAESA and CET/CETS with NAEC in addition to 20 other state licenses across the country. Don also sits on the Electrical Code Committee with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). And since codes vary in their use and their adoption, he works closely with local jurisdictions to ensure compliance.

    Dave Mann, VP of Technology 
    Dave has built a career that has spanned more than 30 years in the emergency call center field. He is currently responsible for all technology departments at Kings III including IT, Software Development, and Product Development. Throughout his career, Dave has designed, implemented, upgraded, redesigned as well as retired and replaced innumerable systems, processes, business models, workflows and building designs. Active in industry associations, he has been a frequent consultant, trainer and guest speaker.


     

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Roundtable Discussions • Business Track
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    The Elevator Industry in 2021 and How to Grow Your Revenue

    Take a look at the projections for the elevator industry in 2021: what to expect for growth, market drivers, and who will be market leaders.

    Speaker: Steve Wurth, CEO/President & Founder, Wurtec, Inc.

    Steve Wurth graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Manufacturing Technology in 1978. He started his career in the elevator business with Haughton Elevator in Toledo, OH, as a Industrial Engineer. In 1985, Steve took the plunge and started Wurtec as a provider of installation tools to the elevator industry.  Steve’s education and experience have resulted in the development of many products and 12 patents. Over the years, Wurtec has dramatically broadened their product offering to include tools, emergency communication equipment, residential elevators, and now a full commercial elevator controller, along with other products. Developing products and properly marketing them is key to Wurtec’s success. Wurtec continues to develop products, manufacturing many of them in Toledo and marketing them through stocking locations in Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, with a sales office in Shanghai.

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Equipment as a Service in the Elevator Industry

    In today’s tech-loaded world, what is equipment as a service offering in the elevator industry? We will examine the methods and why this will be driven by the customers.

    Speaker: Sanjay Kamani, Director, Elevator Management, ATIS

    Sanjay Kamani is an Entrepreneur/Elevator Consultant assisting property owners with a variety of elevator projects. His background blends Product Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology Development and Business Operations experience. Sanjay brings a unique blend of strong leadership skills, proven technology expertise and 30 years of technical elevator industry know-how. Successfully lead teams to develop products and services from the customers perspective. Ability to innovate with limited resources and strict focus on delivery and service to the customer on large scale projects in multiple industries. Sanjay can bring a perspective on new product development and marketing with the client focus and innovation as outcomes.

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Taking Your Elevator Service Company to the Next Level

    This presentation is designed to give an elevator service company owner some thoughts on how to scale the company to their own expectations.

    Speaker: Donald Gelestino, President, Champion Elevator Corp.

    Bio: Donald Gelestino is a recent President of NAEC and serves as the President of Champion Elevator Corp. in New York City. Don has been in the elevator industry for 33 years, beginning in 1986 as a field helper for DECO Elevator in Brooklyn. Don started Ver-Tech Elevator Co., Inc., in 1993 and sold the company in 2010 to United Technologies where he was employed by one of their entities for three more years. Don later returned to managing his own elevator service business when he opened Champion Elevator Corp. 

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Registration
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    No Frills Golf Tournament

    Sonoran Desert Golf Course at the Omni Tucson • 1pm Shotgun Start

    Designed by 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman, the Sonoran course opened in December 2005 to enthusiastic reviews. This desert-style layout features steep elevation changes, two lakes, 69 bunkers and some unusual uphill/downhill shot opportunities not typically found in Tucson. The Sonoran offers spectacular vistas of natural beauty of the surrounding terrain. 

    The fee of $150 for members and $175 for non-members covers cart and green fees during the tournament and prizes.

    Golf Outing participants are required to wear clothing that is customary to golf. Players must wear collared shirts and golf shoes and may not wear sweat pants or cut-offs. Participants are expected to use proper conduct while on the golf course property. Players are responsible for obeying the posted daily cart path rules, replacing divots, repairing ball marks on the green and raking of sand traps. Unruly behavior, foul language, throwing of clubs, hitting shots into groups will not be tolerated. All golfers will be expected to adhere to proper golf etiquette including ready golf and keeping within sight of the foursome in front.

    Please note: Any optional activity not meeting minimum head count requirement may be subject to modification or cancellation.

     

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Dregs Event

    After four productive days of education and networking, let’s have one last HOORAH of fun at this year's Dregs Party. As we relish the last moments to bid farewell to old friends and new, we look forward to next year...Sarasota, Florida, here we come!

    The Dreg’s Party includes food and 3 drink tickets.