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MAKE YOUR MIRAGE ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW FOR THE 2014 WPMA CONVENTION
Plan ahead and make your reservations at the Mirage hotel now. Call before November 15, 2013 and ask for the WPMA rate of $165. Rates will go up after November 15, 2013. If you need to cancel your reservations, you can do so 48 hours prior to your arrival date and receive a full refund. Call The Mirage at 1-800-627-6667.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION!
In May 2014, the WPMA Scholarship Foundation will award $32,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The Foundation receives a large portion of its working capital through income from the annual Scholarship Silent Auction held at the WPMA convention in February. Please support the Scholarship Foundation by donating an item to the 2014 Scholarship Silent Auction.
Past Silent Auction donations have included tickets to sporting events, vacation packages, decorator items, electronics, sports equipment, logo clothing, jewelry, tools, accessories, etc. If you would like to donate an item, please fill out the Silent Auction Donation Form available under the Scholarship tab on the WPMA website: http://www.wpma.com/pdf/scholarship/SA14-DonationFrm0624w.pdf, or e-mail Kathy Michaelis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The value of items donated to the auction is tax-deductible.
WOMA HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE RACE TRACK
The WOMA Holiday Party will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Emerald Downs. The event will include a Mock Racing Program where you can sponsor a race horse. Name your own horse and bet on it to win.
PMAA PAC FUNDRAISER AT OMNI LA COSTA RESORT
PMAA Small Business Committee (SBC) Co-Chairs, Gerry Ramm and Michael Fields, invite you to attend an event in beautiful Southern California benefitting PMAA's SBC PAC.
The event will be held at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa ($209 per room) from November 20-21. The hotel rate is good three days before and after the event if you want to come early or stay longer. Cost is $500 per golfing registrant and $200 for non-golfing guests. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to support the industry and develop and strengthen your business relationships.
The event will start Wednesday evening, November 20 with a cocktail reeption from 6-7 pm and dinner immediately to follow on the resort. On Thursday, former two-time PGA Championship winner, Dave Stockton, will give golf lessons to attendees from 8-11 am followed by 18 holes of golf on La Costa's Champions Golf Course.
PMAA would like to thank Orion Food Systems, especially Tom Kaspar, for facilitating this special event for PMAA.
To participate, go to http://pmaa.org/pmaa_today/attachments/PMAALaCosta.pdf to fill out the registration form. To become a sponsor of the event go to http://pmaa.org/pmaa_today/attachments/LaCostaSponsors.pdf . If you have any questions, please reach out to Michael Fields at email@example.com or Rob Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org . We would greatly appreciate an investment in PMAA.
2014 WPMA CONVENTION & CONVENIENCE STORE EXPO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Start planning now to attend the 2014 WPMA Convention and Convenience Store Expo. It will be held at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark your calendars for February 18-20, 2014.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2014
May 8-9, 2014 - NPM&CSA Big Dogs event - Red Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
June 3-5, 2014 - MPMCSA Convention - Hilton Garden Inn - Missoula, Montana
June 16-19, 2014 - WOMA Convention - Suncadia Lodge - Cle Elum, Washington
August 6-8, 2014 - IPM&CSA Convention - Coeur d'Alene Resort - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
August 19-20, 2014 - NMPMA Convention - Marriott Pyramid North - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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