Welcome to an exciting venue of events that
will be unfolding for us from June 20 to June 23, 2013.
We will host the 109th Annual Meeting at the beautiful Pinehurst
Resort at the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. It is a first
class facility that you can learn more about by logging on to their
Again this year will be an
email in April containing all details about the convention.
Also voting for our Slate of Candidates will be done via email in
late April. The online convention registration form has not
been updated as of this date. We are waiting on our web host
to do the updates. However, in the meantime you can register
for the convention at any time. Click
for a printable convention registration form. Continue checking this website for new information and
announcements about the 109th Annual Meeting.
The schedule this
year is entirely new including more time for social activities. The
convention will kick off on Thursday, June 20, with registration
from 10:30 am to noon at the Conference Center Foyer. Technical
Committee Meetings will be held from 11 am to 12 noon in the Dedman
Boardroom followed by lunch from noon to 1 pm in the Carolina Dining
sessions will commence at 1 pm on Thursday, June 20, with the
Opening Address in the Olmsted/Callaway Room. Elton Hurlow of Buckman
International will be giving the John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture
from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm followed by a short break and then Session 1
of the technical program. The technical program will conclude at
5 followed by the Fun Run on the West Lawn from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. That
evening we will again have Golf Pro Larry Shaver with his golf swing
analyzer from 7 to 10 pm at the Oakley Room where a cocktail
reception will also be held from 7 to 8 pm followed by dinner. It
will be a great time to have conservations with old and new
associates in the leather industry.
The second day of
the Technical Program will start at 8:00 am on Friday, June 21.
This year’s technical program is being organized by Vice-President
Steve Lange and will offer a wide array of leather technologies
covering tanning to finishing to environmental issues and can be
viewed in the coming months under this section of our website.
Technical sessions will conclude at 11:45 am following by lunch from
12 to 1 pm in the Carolina Dining Room.
will be open for a variety of fun activities. The annual golf
tournament will be held at Golf Course No. 5 beginning at 1 pm.
Pre-registration for golfers is a must to facilitate the start of
the tournament. Further information on the golf outing will be
found in your convention email going out in April. Also there will
be other activities that will be announced under the entertainment
section on this website as they become available. Dinner that
evening is included in your hotel package at any of the four
restaurants mentioned below, but it will be on your own.
Reservations are strongly encouraged to be made prior to arriving at
Pinehurst for Friday evening. You can make reservations by
calling 1-800-487-4653 and selecting Option #6. Dinner
reservations are required in the Carolina Dining Room (in the
Carolina) and The 1895 Grille (at the Holly Inn). Seating for
the Ryder Cup Lounge (in the Carolina) and the 20-seat Tavern (at
the Holly Inn) is on a first-come, first-served basis.
will resume Saturday morning at 8:00 am with the Annual Business
Meeting ending the Technical Program at 11:15 am. At noon everyone
is invited to attend the Activities Awards Luncheon in the Carolina
Dining Room where prizes will be awarded for the Fun Run and golf
outing. Saturday afternoon will be open for activities that will be
announced soon. Saturday evening from 6 to 7 pm will be a social
hour following by the Awards Banquet at 7:00 pm. The convention
will close with check out on Sunday.
Please make plans now to join us for a
wonderful time at Pinehurst.