There is a full agenda scheduled for this year’s meeting. To see all we have planned, click the link below.View Schedule
The USPLTA Convention Committee found a gem in Washington state – the Semiahmoo Resort is the site for this year’s Annual Meeting. Semiahmoo means “hole in the sky” and the resort sits on a beach flanked by water. If you’re standing on the beach, you can see Canada across the water as well as the arch entryway at the border. Beach bonfires are offered every evening – a great way to end the day.
Please join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting October 3-5, 2018 and I’d encourage you to come one day early to take advantage of either a Whale Watching Excursion or a Fishing Excursion. This region is the best in the world for seeing orca whales and promises to be exciting. If smaller marine life is more to your liking, you can register for the Fishing Trip – salmon, crab, and other deep-sea fish will be the “catch of the day!”
The General Session opens on Wednesday afternoon followed by a Welcome Reception that evening. Jump start Thursday morning with the 3rd Annual USPLTA Fun Run at 6:00 a.m. A Members Lunch on Thursday, Honorary Member Reception and Dinner on Thursday evening balance the meeting and business agenda that day. After we wrap up business on Friday morning, golfers will head to the Semiahmoo Golf Course for the USPLTA Tournament – a beautiful course - where later that evening the dinner and golf awards banquet will be held. For non-golfers, if you’re into wine and/or paint – the resort has an entertaining option of “Sip & Paint”… or “Paint & Sip”… on Friday afternoon.
Have a great summer and we will see you in October!!
- Shawn O’Connell, US Pea & Lentil Trade Association Chairman