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If you plan on mailing or faxing a conference registration form for the STMA annual conference, those rates increase on Dec. 16. However, you have until Jan. 6, 2017 before the on-line rates increase! This may allow you the flexibility to pay your conference fees from next year's budget, if necessary, and still pay the lowest rate of $375.
STMA in partnership with Turf Republic is seeking your input to the State of the Industry. Please take a few minutes to take the short survey. The results will help to benchmark where the profession of sports turf management is relative to size, equipment, products, employer perceptions and more.
- Participate in the STMA Scavenger Hunt!
STMA is introducing a fun, interactive game at the STMA Annual Conference. Take the challenge to complete tasks and answer questions. For example, you may be asked to: Attend the STMA General Session and snap a photo of the keynote presenters.
The 2017 Conference Education Program is packed full of exciting and informative presentations, and we have condensed many of them to free Webinars!
A highlight of the STMA Awards banquet each year is the unveiling of the new GrasStains video. Produced by member Steve Legros, it shows the wonderful passion of sports turf managers and the fun and challenges of the profession.
The SAFE Foundation, STMA's charity, is hosting a night of bowling on Tues., Jan. 24, at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Orlando during the STMA annual conference.
The Nominating Committee has announced the slate of candidates for the 2017 STMA Board of Directors. Electronic ballots have been sent to all voting members. Click here to review the candidates' bios and vision statements. Please contact STMA headquarters, STMAinfo@STMA.org, if you did not receive a ballot. The deadline to vote is Dec. 20.
Each month, speakers presenting at the 2017 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!
Don't forget to register for the STMA Student Challenge and take home a $5,000 award for your turf program plus bragging rights! The deadline to register is December 15. Registrations will not be accepted after December 15 or on-site.
STMA has begun its 2017 renewal process. For uninterrupted membership benefits, renew today! Go online, log-in, go to our shopping cart and select the membership renewal that is appropriate to your category. Changed categories? No problem, just select the renewal option of the new category.