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SAFE Needs Auction/Raffle Items

The SAFE Foundation, which is STMA's charity, is seeking items for its auction and raffles. SAFE raises more than 80 percent of its funds during the events it holds at the annual STMA Conference. Please donate team gear, products, equipment, tickets to sporting events, gift cards, sports memorabilia...just about anything will be most appreciated. You can ship items to STMA's headquarters or bring it to the conference and drop it off at registration.

Renew your 2016 Membership; a Member Benefit that is not used much, thankfully!

It is that time of year -- membership renewal time. The easiest and fastest way to renew is to go on-line. Log in to your members only page. Click on the Membership, Merchandise and Online Registration and select the correct dues renewal category.

Send Your Photos & Videos

GrasStains Productions is working on the video for the annual STMA Awards Banquet. This video highlights you, your crew and your work! Please send in any photos or videos -- young and current photos of you and your crew, awkward 'oops' moments, beauty shots-- anything that tells your story.

Stay Current with Sports Turf Research!

The 2016 STMA Conference will feature a University Research Panel on Fri., Jan. 22, 8-10 a.m. Thirteen academic experts will take part in the panel to discuss the current sports turf research they are conducting. Following the presentation, the panelists will break out for roundtable discussions with attendees. Learn about the latest research taking place across the country by visiting STMA's website.

Free Webinars Are Online

This year speakers have volunteered to present short 15-30 minute webinars prior to the conference as an introduction to their education session. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to prepare for conference education sessions! Only 50 people can take part in the live webinar, so register today. Webinars will be recorded and available for On-Demand access in STMA's Webinar Library.

As the Weather Outside Becomes Frightful...

Refer to the Snow Removal on Natural and Synthetic Athletic Surfaces to help you address the variables that need to be taken into consideration to ensure efficient snow removal from your sports field.

Seeking an Intern Now or for this Summer?

STMA has a free, easy to use internship posting service. To have an open internship posted in the career center, send it to and we’ll post it. Be sure to include in your email how long to keep it up. We will also be tweeting out the opportunity, as we do for all new employment postings -- whether an internship or for an opening for a sports turf manager. 

Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month two speakers presenting at the 2016 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

Golf for a Good Cause

Please join STMA and the SAFE Foundation in its annual golf fundraising event, the Diamond Pro SAFE Golf Tournament. This event will be held on the Presidio and Mission courses at Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego on Tues., Jan. 19, 2016. The tournament will be a shotgun start beginning at 11 am. With a variety of great prizes, including a chance to win $10,000, this year's event promises to be a great success. Drink tickets and lunch will be provided.

Take Advantage of CEUs Offered at the Conference!

Increase your professionalism by taking advantage of the continuing education units (CEUs) being offered at the STMA Conference this year. Earn up to 1.5 CEUs through STMA. In addition to STMA, the following professional organizations have agreed to provide CEUs for attending education sessions at the conference:

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