SCTPA is excited about our 19th Annual Meeting to be held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.
Our 2017 meeting welcomed a large crowd of over 420 attendees, 27 inside exhibitors and outstanding speakers. We are excited to be returning to the DoubleTree Resort which has again been remodeled after damage from Hurricane Matthew last Fall.
Rooms connected to the conference center are all double queen beds equipped with a full size refrigerator-freezer and two sinks and one inside bathroom. Rooms with king bed along with one and two bedroom suites are also available.
The Conference Center is remodeled after the Matthew damage and is impressive with plenty of exhibitor and meeting room space. SCTPA will utilize the second and third floors.
The second floor will be used for registration desk, exhibitors and speaker presentations. The third floor will be used for the Friday night reception with food and entertainment, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday’s prayer breakfast. The third floor has a panoramic view of the beach and Atlantic Ocean. The new registration building in the middle of the property now has a full service restaurant and bar with a deli located on the end of the building.
The usual flow of events will be scheduled. We’ve made arrangements with DoubleTree Resort to again utilize parking lot areas for outside exhibitors with equipment, trucks and trailers.
Room rates are shown below. Early room reservations are the best to get the best available rooms. Room accommodations are in the Live Oaks tower adjacent to the conference center and Palmetto tower located across the property.
Our SCTPA annual meeting Room Block Code is TIM. For SCTPA room block rates, the “Cut Off Date” is Wednesday January 17, 2018. Room reservations made for the annual meeting after January 17th will be at the normal DoubleTree Resort rates.
Meeting preparations and speaker invitations are underway. Speakers invited are Attorney Rob Moseley of Smith, Moore Leatherwood to talk about how to protect yourself when your truck is in a no fault accident, D. K. Knight of Hatton-Brown Publishers to speak about the state of the timber harvesting industry and either Lt. Roy Cloud of SC State Transport Police or Chris Hartley of USDOT and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration to speak about state and federal regulations. We’ve invited Arkansas U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman who is the only forester in Congress to speak at our Saturday luncheon about federal legislation and issues pertaining to our nation’s forests and environment.
Our Silent Auction will be back and our big prize drawings for a Honda ATV, Honda generator and three night four day stay at DoubleTree Resort.
We’ll have a raffle drawing for a “Very Special Rifle.” The rifle is The American Logger Rifle and is number 21 of only 50 rifles being made by American Legacy Firearms. Logging scenes are engraved on this beautiful brass Henry Big Boy 44 magnum lever action rifle. This rifle is awesome looking!
The SFI Trained Update DVD session will be conducted on Saturday afternoon to attain your SFI Trained status for the July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018 period.
Annual meeting registration packages will be mailed in October to all members. Sponsor, Exhibitor, Outside Parking Lot Exhibitors and Meeting registration packages will be mailed separately to Allied Suppliers and Allied Supporters. Registration forms and information will be posted to our website www.scloggers.com and on our Facebook page SCTPA.
We are excited and look forward to our 19th SCTPA Annual Meeting. Go ahead and mark your calendar to attend our 2018 annual meeting. Tell others who may not be members about our annual meeting and urge them to join us.
Brenda and I look forward to seeing everyone in Myrtle Beach for our 19th annual meeting.
President & CEO
2018 SCTPA Annual Meeting DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Room Rates
All rooms are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes and resort fee per guest room per night.
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SCTPA Room Block Reservation Code is TIM
Book Online at www.MyrtleBeachResort.DoubleTreebyHilton.com
For Reservations Call 1-800-770-6895