SCTPA is excited about our 18th Annual Meeting to be held February 10 – 12, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.
Our 2016 meeting had our largest attendance ever. We are excited to be returning to the “New and Remodeled” DoubleTree by Hilton Resort (formerly Springmaid Beach Resort) for our 2017 venue.
Our meeting focus will look at issues in Timber harvesting… forest inventory and wood supply, compensation packages in logging versus other similar industries and loggers need to tell their story. Our theme will be… Loggers Are Heroes!
Friday’s schedule will be a board of directors meeting, afternoon registration and evening welcome reception with food and entertainment. Friday’s Welcome Reception entertainment will feature the No Holds Barred Band-DJ-KJ Mix.
Saturday general session speakers will be Pete Stewart of Forest2Market to talk about wood supply and markets, Dr. Shawn Baker, Forisk Consulting presenting the Compensation Comparisons research project completed for the Wood Supply Research Institute and Wendy Farrand, WFarrand Consulting presenting her rousing presentation … Loggers Are Heroes!
We’ll also hear at our Saturday luncheon from SC Third District U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan and former Florida U.S. Congressman Steve Sutherland about issues in Washington after the elections. Steve’s brother Tim is a professional logger in Florida.
Saturday’s association business session will feature the association’s 2016 financials, Board of Directors elections, any bylaws changes, awards and presentations. We’ll also have our prize drawings for the Honda Pioneer or ATV, Honda Generator and free stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. Saturday evening is free to enjoy Myrtle Beach.
We’re bringing back the gospel group Hi Cotton who blessed our Sunday Prayer Breakfast years ago. They’ll bless us with their Southern Gospel music and faithful testimony.
Our Silent Auction will be available with a variety of nice items for bidding. Please donate an item. The prize drawings and silent auction help the association financially.
Exhibitors will be on hand inside the conference center with their products and services. There’ll be no outside exhibits of equipment, trucks, etc. due to Hilton requirements and the new parking lot configurations. And of course there will be plenty of door prizes. We’ll draw a winner for another gun or nice item on Saturday during the business session.
Discounted Carolina Opry tickets for the Saturday evening show February 11th are available for $31 each and can be ordered with your meeting registration. That’s a $20 per ticket savings versus regular price.
Contact the Hilton World Wide directly to make your room reservations. SCTPA’s room reservation code is… SCT. Call Hilton World Wide Reservations at 1-800-774-1500. Book online at www.MyrtleBeachResort.DoubleTreebyHilton.com Room block cut off is January 10, 2017. After January 10, 2017, standard room rates apply. SCTPA has no flexibility on this cut off date. SCTPA room block rates are the same as February 2016 annual meeting.
Our meeting is a casual family atmosphere. We encourage everyone to bring your family and employees. Dress is business casual. We ask attire suited for a business meeting is worn.
Go ahead now and block the dates to join us February 10 – 12 for our 18th Annual Membership Meeting. Brenda and I look forward to seeing you in Myrtle Beach.
Please NOTE: Sponsor/Exhibitor Packages will be mailed separately to Allied Supplier & Allied Supporters
2017 SCTPA Annual Meeting
SCTPA 2017 Annual Meeting will be February 10 – 12, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Reservations are to be made directly with Hilton World Wide Reservations by calling 1-800-774-1500. The SCTPA annual meeting Group Code is… SCT. Provide Group Code SCT when making room reservations.
SCTPA room block rates cut off is January 10, 2017. After January 10, 2017, regular room rates will apply. SCTPA has no flexibility with this cut off.
There is no reservation form for use like in the past.
2017 SCTPA Annual Meeting DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Room Rates
Room Single Rate Double Rate Triple Rate Quad Rate
Deluxe Room $79 $79 $89 $99
Suites $149 $149 $159 $169
All rooms are subject applicable state and local taxes and resort fee per guest room per night. Hilton policies apply for room cancellations.