Welcome to an exciting venue of events that
will be unfolding for us from June 10 to June 13, 2015.
We will host the 111th Annual Convention 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 to all members around the end of March letting them know that
the brochure is online with full details about the convention.
Also voting for our Slate of Candidates will be done via email in
late April. The online convention registration form is ready to use or you can print out a form and send it to us. Click
for a printable convention registration form. Continue checking this website for new information and
announcements about the 111th Annual Convention.
The schedule this
year is similar to that of 2013 at Pinehurst, but we are moving
things up by one day. We are kicking off the convention on Wednesday, June
10, with the Opening Address in the Ross/Tufts/Olmsted Room.
Dr. Dietrich Tegtmeyer of LANXESS Corporation will give 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 pm followed by the Fun Run on
the Spa Lawn from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. That evening we will have
a cocktail reception at the Carolina Terrace followed by dinner
there. From 8:30 to 9:30 pm that evening you will enjoy
Chipping into the Fountain, something new for our group to do.
The entire evening will be a great time to have conversations with
old and new associates in the leather industry.
The second day of
the Technical Program will start at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 11.
This year's technical program is being organized by Vice President,
David Peters, and will offer a focus on Sustainability including
topics such as waste water technology, improved tanning systems and
auto trends plus 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 followed by lunch in
the Carolina Dining Room for non-golfers.
will be open for a variety of fun activities. The annual golf
tournament will be held at Golf Course No. 1 beginning at noon.
Pre-registration for golfers is a must to facilitate the start of
the tournament. Further information on the golf outing can be
found under this section as well as the brochure available in
late-March. Other activities will be announced as details
develop under the entertainment section of this website. That
evening we will again have Golf Pro Larry Shaver with his golf swing
analyzer from 7:00 to 10:00 pm along with a cocktail reception at
7:00 pm at the Resort Club Veranda followed at 8:00 pm by dinner at
the Donald Ross Grill. During the evening from 8:30 to 9:30
pm, you can do Nite Light Putting on the Resort Putting Green.
will resume Friday morning at 8:00 am with the Annual Business
Meeting following the technical program at 11:45 am. At noon
everyone is invited to attend the Activities Awards Luncheon in the
Cardinal Ballroom where prizes will be awarded for the Fun Run and
golf outing. Friday afternoon will be open for activities that
will be announced soon including a Tennis Tournament/lessons. Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
will be a social hour in the Cardinal Ballroom followed by the
Annual Awards Banquet at 7:00 pm. The convention will close
with check out on Saturday morning after breakfast.
Please make plans
now to join us for a wonderful return to Pinehurst.