Passing of a CASBA Member: Gene Veazey

We regret to inform that we recently lost a long time member, Gene Veazey.

Gene passed away on January 8, 2019. He was one of the founders of the Cookie and Snack Bakers’ Association in 1970 with John Murray, Jr., Bud Cason and Craig Parrish. He attended Southern College in Ooltewah, Tennessee where he met and married Phyllis Price. After a 2 year stint in the Army he was discharged in San Antonio,Texas, they moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where Gene began a career in the baking business that would extend for 60 years. 

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Passing of a CASBA Member: Craig Parrish

We regret to inform that we recently lost a long time member, Craig Parrish.
He passed Sunday November 4th at the age of 91. He was a 1947 graduate of Collegedale Academy and a 1951 graduate of Southern Missionary College.  He was veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Bishop Baking Company after 35 years of service.  Craig was a founding member and Executive Director for the Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (CASBA) and a retired Board Member of the Hiwassee Chapter of the American Red Cross for 44years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Craig Parrish’s name at the following:

Mail:     CASBA / Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 698
Richmond, IN 47375

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Mail:     American Red Cross/Hiwassee Chapter
PO Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037-0839


Summer 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

Hello Casba members!

Click here to download our summer 2018 quarterly newsletter!

Passing of a CASBA Member

We regret to inform that we recently lost a long time member, Thomas Lugar. He passed August 9th at the age of 85.
Thomas Riley Lugar passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 9, 2018. He was born in Indianapolis on August 8, 1933 to Marvin & Bertha (Green) Lugar. Tom graduated from Shortridge High School in 1951 and received a M.E. degree from Purdue University in 1955. After college, he briefly worked for Allison/Jet Engine Division until serving in the United States Army. In 1957 Tom joined his family business, Thomas L. Green & Co., Inc., a manufacturer of biscuit and cracker baking equipment founded by his grandfather. He served as president for more than 50 years. The company became a division of Reading Bakery Systems in 2001 and Tom remained active until shortly before his passing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Rotary Foundation (650 N. Meridian St., Indpls., IN 46204), the Crossroads of America Council – Boy Scouts of America (7125 Fall Creek Rd North, Indpls., IN 46256), Meridian Street Methodist Church (5500 N. Meridian St., Indpls., IN 46208), or your favorite charity.

New Item: A Quarterly Newsletter

Dear Members, we will begin sending out quarterly newsletters to keep everyone up to date on our latest actions. Please expect the first of those, The Summer Edition, to be sent out shortly. Thanks!

49th Annual CASBA Convention Forms

Click here to download 2018 Convention Notice Letter

Click here to find all of the downloadable information regarding the 49th Annual CASBA Convention.


During the 49th Annual CASBA Convention in February 2018, we have scheduled two afternoons of golf and invite you to join us for some fun and networking at two beautiful, world class golf courses.

The Kit Murphy Memorial Tournament will be played on Monday, February 19, at the Seaside Course.

The Captain’s Choice Scramble will be played on Tuesday, February 20, at the Plantation Course.

Note: All golfers will be responsible for your greens/cart fees for both days. You can charge them directly to your room at the Sea Island Resort. A Box Lunch will be provided to each golfer each day.

Coming to Sea Island early? Set up a tee time on Sunday by calling (912) 638-5118 (the Sea Island Pro Shop) and mention that you are with CASBA. You will receive a rate of $170.00 at Seaside (normally $240.00) and a rate of $120.00 at Plantation (normally $190.00).

We will again be offering Hole Sponsorships at $150.00 for both days and Mulligans are available for purchase for $10.00 each (Max. 1 per day). Please remember that the Hole Sponsorship proceeds go directly to the Kit Murphy Scholarship Fund, which has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to CASBA member employee families over the years. Please consider sponsoring a hole for this great cause.

  • Monday, Feb. 19, 2017: Kit Murphy Memorial Tournament – 12:00PM EST Tee Times Begin – Seaside Course
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017: CASBA Captain’s Choice Scramble – 11:45AM EST Tee Times Begin – Plantation Course

The way I hear it, the Kit Murphy Tournament Trophy may be up for grabs . . . the word out of Chattanooga is that Crockett Cobble is very down and upset over the play of his VOLS!

I’ll see you at Sea Island in February!

Mark Bartles
CASBA Golf Chairman

2018 CASBA Convention – Room Reservation Information

It’s time to Book your Rooms for the
49th Annual CASBA Convention at Sea Island, GA, February 18 – 20, 2018

Room Rate details are listed below for the block of rooms that are available for CASBA Convention attendees.

To make your reservation, call the dedicated Toll Free

CASBA Room Reservations Number: (844) 445-2186

  • The Cloister at Sea Island (Riverview Rooms and available Beach Club Rooms) at a daily rate of   $345.00/night *
  • The Cloister at Sea Island (Gardenview Rooms) at a daily rate of   $305.00/night *
  • The Inn at Sea Island at a daily rate of   $140.00/night **
*  (plus Resort Fee & Applicable Taxes
** (plus ApplicableTaxes)

49th Annual CASBA Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island!

Dear CASBA Member:

We have been busy making plans for the upcoming 49th Annual CASBA Convention at the Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia, February 18 – 20, 2018. Please take a moment now to mark your 2018 Calendar for these dates and get ready to make your plans to join us for a wonderful time!

Get a head start and download the 2018 Convention Registration Form link on this page, complete it and send it in with your payment.  Then, go ahead and call The Cloister at Sea Island on the Dedicated Toll Free Line (1-844-445-2186) and reserve your room(s) for the convention.  Come a day or two early and stay later to make the most of the beautiful Sea Island area!

We have room blocks for CASBA member registration at The Cloister main building, which include Riverview Rooms and the new Gardenview Rooms. We also have negotiated very competitive rates at the Inn at Sea Island, which is about two (2) miles from The Cloister and allows access to all CASBA functions.

For the most updated information on the 49th Annual CASBA Convention, check in often, as we will be adding updated information and details for the annual meeting on this page as they become available. We will also continue the mailing out information and forms.

Remember to submit your 2018 CASBA MEMBERSHIP DUES INVOICE and PAYMENT! If you don’t have your mailed copy, go to the “News & Events” tab on the website and download a copy. We encourage you to send your membership renewal by 12/31/17.  Just a reminder that paid up company members at the time of the Annual Convention will be eligible for the Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards for their employees.

I look forward to seeing you at the 2018 convention and ask that if you have any ideas or suggestions for our upcoming meeting, please share them with me or one of the other CASBA officers.

Best regards,

William Bennett
CASBA President

49th Annual CASBA Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island, GA, February 18 – 20, 2018

Mark your calendar NOW for the 49th Annual CASBA Convention, which will be held Feb. 18 – 20, 2018, at the Forbes 5-Star rated resort The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, GA.

Be sure to check back on this website often as we add new and updated information.

For more information, check out the links below for some general information about Sea Island.

Sea Island General Information: