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October is an Important Month for All STMA Members!

October is a very busy month for a large swath of STMA members. On October 1st, online registration for the 2015 Conference opens. The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado Jan. 13-16, 2015. The hard copy brochure should be in your mailbox by the end of this month, and you will also be able to view the online digital version at that time.

"Night of Entertainment" Bowling for SAFE

Denver 2015

This year the SAFE Board of Trustees is holding their annual event with a little twist. Leave your golf clubs at home because this year the SAFE Foundation presents a "Night of Entertainment" at the 2015 STMA conference in place of its annual golf tournament.

Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month two speakers presenting at the 2015 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

New Educational Bulletin - Maintaining Athletic Fields on a Limited Budget

The priority when maintaining athletic fields at any level of play is to provide safe, playable fields for athletes. All too often, budgetary limitations get in the way of proper care and maintenance of fields. Click here to learn tips on how you can adjust your maintenance schedule and facility operations to still fit within the budget.

Start Preparing for the STMA Student Challenge!

The Student Challenge is presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and new sponsor Ewing. Each year students from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports turf industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member.

STMA Board Enhances its Mission

At the summer board meeting, the STMA Board of Directors participated in a strategic planning session to create the next three-year strategic plan. During this session, it became clear that STMA's mission needs to more strongly represent why STMA exists. The current mission has served the organization well, so well that it has been adopted as our vision statement.

Night of Entertainment

In beautiful Colorado, full of adventure, wildlife and snow!

This year the SAFE Board of Trustees is holding their annual event with a little twist. Leave your golf clubs at home because this year the SAFE Foundation presents a Night of Entertainment at the 2015 STMA conference in place of its annual golf tournament.

Sponsorship Opportunities Offer One-of-a-Kind Exposure for Your Company, Product or Service

Is your company exhibiting at STMA's conference this January in Denver? If so, you might want to augment those efforts with one of our full-featured conference sponsorship packages. These afford a unique opportunity to get in front of over 1,000 sports turf managers, academic, and commercial members at some of the lowest rates available in the national conference space; in fact, there are extremely visible sponsorship opportunities available for as little as $2,000.

Denver Seminar on Wheels Stops Selected

The committee that is organizing the popular Seminar on Wheels program has secured excellent tour stops in Denver during the 26th Conference and Exhibition. There will be a one-day tour and a half day tour for participants to see football, baseball, rugby, polo, and soccer fields at all various levels of play. The first tour, which is a full day tour, is set for Tues., Jan. 13. It includes lunch and will stop at:

REMINDER: Board Service Interest Due

The STMA Nominating Committee invites you to submit your interest in serving on the national STMA Board of Directors. Although the professional facilities, commercial, and K-12 category director positions are up for election, STMA also has an At-Large elected position that is open to any category of voting member.

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