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The Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (CASBA) was established in 1970 to provide association members with a forum and atmosphere conducive to building relationships, sharing experiences, and exchanging information necessary to prosper our individual business and Industry.
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CASBA Member Letter – January 2016
January 4, 2016
Dear CASBA Member:
The holidays are over and we have now entered a new year. My wish for each of you is a safe, happy, and very prosperous 2016!
The last few weeks have been very busy for me, as I am sure they have been for you. It is amazing to think that in less than 6 weeks we will be holding our 47th Annual CASBA Convention at the Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia, February 14 – 16, 2016.
We are all very busy finalizing plans to make this year’s convention one of the best ever. To accomplish that, we need your help in getting your registration fees, sponsorships, and room reservations made as early as possible. The most urgent need at this time is to get your room reservations made at either The Cloister or The Inn at Sea Island.
Room Reservation Deadline for Sea Island –
The deadline for guaranteeing a room at the CASBA Convention rates listed below is FRIDAY, 1/22/2016, which is only a few days away!
We have room blocks for CASBA members to reserve in The Cloister Main Building and Beach Club on the Sea Island Resort property, as well as rooms at The Inn at Sea Island, a couple of miles away from the main resort.
If you haven’t made your reservations, please take a moment to call the number below and get your room(s) booked!
Call Toll Free 1 (844) 445-2186 and reserve your rooms now!
CASBA Member Room rates are as follows:
• The Cloister at Sea Island (Riverview Rooms and Beach Club Rooms) are available at a daily rate of $345.00/night. + Applicable Taxes and Resort Fees*
• The Inn at Sea Island (located about 2 miles from the Sea Island Resort) has room available at a daily rate of $140.00/night. + Applicable Taxes and Resort Fees*
* – For more information on taxes and resort fees, go to http://casba.us/news/casba-at-the-cloister.
For the most updated information on the 47th Annual CASBA Convention, go to our CASBA at The Cloister webpage (http://casba.us/news/casba-at-the-cloister). Check in often, as we will be adding updated information and details for the annual meeting on this page as they become available.
Be sure to check your regular mail, as well, as we will continue mailing out CASBA information and forms through USPS.
Sponsorship Opportunities – You should have received a Convention Sponsor form for the 47th Annual CASBA Convention back in November 2015. We have received some nice sponsorships so far, but our goal is to get every CASBA member company to be a sponsor of the convention at some level.
If you or your company has committed to a sponsorship, I want to say a hearty, “Thank you!”
If you have not yet done so, please consider a level for which your company could be a sponsor for this year’s convention, mark it on the request form, and return it to Tom Lugar (see form for address). If you have a particular activity or event that your company or you want to specifically sponsor, contact me directly and we will discuss options that are available.
If you need a copy of the Convention Sponsor letter, you can print one off of the www.CASBA.us website or you can contact me and I will send one via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CASBA Golf – Mark Bartles, that Great Golf Guru, has a program planned and ready to go for a couple of amazing rounds of golf during our convention. If you are planning on golfing, you may want to consider coming down a couple of days early to get in some practice on these courses. You may sharpen your skills enough to win one of the awards that will be awarded on Tuesday evening!
Non-Golfing Events – We are putting the final touches on a Monday event for non-golfers. Sea Island has many options available and as soon as the details are final, we will be posting the information on the CASBA website.
Program Itinerary & Dress – Our program itinerary should be completed in the next couple of weeks. We will then upload the program itinerary to the CASBA website for you to view in advance of your arrival.
We will have a buffet style dinner on Sunday night, as usual and we are moving the plated dinner from Tuesday evening to Monday night.
Since Monday has historically been our night with the most attendance, we are hoping that it will make for a wonderful evening of presentations, food, and fun for all. CASBA will present the Kit Murphy Scholarships during the evening.
On Tuesday evening, we will have a Closing Reception with heavy hors d’ouevres, at which time we will have the presentation of the golf awards for the Monday and Tuesday competitions. After the golf awards, the convention will be adjourned. There will be no dinner on Tuesday evening.
If you have any questions or ideas regarding the convention, please feel free to reach out to me, Craig Parrish, or any of the other officers of CASBA. We want and need your input.
Book of Memories Reminder
I want to refresh members’ minds about our CASBA Book of Memories. You can either send memorials to me (see email address below) or bring them to our February 2016 Convention in Sea Island!
-Craig Parrish ( email@example.com )