“Planting Seeds for Future Fairs” ANNUAL CONVENTION January 7-9, 2015

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“Planting Seeds for Future Fairs” ANNUAL CONVENTION January 7-9, 2015
ANNUAL CONVENTION
January 7-9, 2015
“Planting Seeds for Future Fairs”
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd., I-40 @Exit 282 Page Rd.
Durham, NC 27703
CONVENTION PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
Introduction of Showcase - Dale M cPherson
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Setup - Im perial Ballroom
2:00 pm
NCAOAF Board of Directors Meeting - R oyal A
5:00 pm
Emergency Meeting of NCAOAF Fairs, Associates and
Carnival Members to discuss important legislative issues
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome - R onnie T urner, NCA OA F East,
Vice-President
Invocation, M att Buchanan, Chaplain, NCA OAF
Introduction of Speakers - Bonnie Holloman,
Executive Director, NCAOAF
Senator Brent Jackson, District 10, NC General
Assembly; Peter Daniel, Assistant to the President,
NC Farm Bureau; NCDA&CS Representative
Registration Desk Open - Imperial Foyer
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Announcements - L loyd M oody, NCA OAF Board
Welcome Floating Reception - Imperial Ballroom
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Vinnon Williams, President, NCAOAF (heavy hors d'oeuvres)
Lounge Open - Bull Durham R oom
Trade Show Opens - Imperial Ball Room
1:30 pm Panel Discussions - Em pire Ballroom
Introduction of Showcase - Dale M cPherson
“Legislative Update and How to be Involved
with Your Legislators” - Moderator,
Milton Ingram, NCAOAF Board
Panel Members: Joy Hicks, Public Policy
Analyst, NCDA&CS; John Cooper, Partner,
Capital City Strategies; Jake Parker, Legislative
Counsel, NC Farm Bureau
Visit Hospitality Suites
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
7:00 am
Registration Desk Open - Im perial Foyer
7:30 am
Breakfast - Im perial Ballroom
8:30 am
2:45 pm
Opening Session - Imperial Ballroom
“Changes in Insurance - Are You Covered (Fair
and Associates) M oderator, V innon W illiam s,
President, NCAOAF
Panel Members: Joe Jam es, Haas & W ilkerson
Insurance; Sue Vereker, Allied Specialty Insurance
Introduction of Showcase - Dale M cPherson
Welcome - V innon W illiam s, President, NCA OA F
Invocation - M att Buchanan, Chaplain, NCA OAF
3:30 pm
Pledge of Allegiance - EC T oppin, Parliam entarian,
NCAOAF Board
4:00 pm
Convention Schedule Overview - M ilton Ingram ,
Convention Program, Chairman, NCAOAF Board
Introduction of Speaker - Coble W ilson,
Robeson Regional Ag. Fair
“Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Becoming a
Difference Maker - Chad Porter, Inspirational &
Motivational Speaker, Wilmington, NC
Announcements - Johnny L ove, NCA OAF
West Vice-President
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Trade Show Opens - Imperial Ballroom
10:00 am - 12 Noon
Lounge Open - Bull Durham R oom
12:00 Noon
Lunch - Im perial Ballroom
5:00 pm
Auction Items Received - Im perial Ballroom
East Meeting - A uditorium
West Meeting - R oyal A
Associate Meeting - Em pire Ballroom
Nominating Committee Meeting - R oyal A
Dinner on your Own
8:00 pm
Auction Reception - Im perial Ballroom
(light refreshments)
Introduction of Showcase, Dale M cPherson
Visit Hospitality Suites
CONVENTION PROGRAM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
7:00 am
Registration Desk Open - Im perial Foyer
7:30 am
Breakfast - Im perial Ballroom
8:30 am
General Session - Imperial Ballroom
Introduction of Showcase - Dale M cPherson
Welcome - A llen Faircloth, NCA OA F Board
Call to Order and Remarks - Vinnon Williams, NCAOAF
President
Invocation & Memoriam Bell - Matt Buchanan,
Chaplain, NCAOAF Board Member
Roll Call - Sherri V olk , NCA OA F Board
Financial Report - Bonnie Hollom an, NCAOA F
Executive Director
Scholarship Report & Pledge Request, Scholarship
Chairman, Allen Caldwell, Hickory American Legion
Invocation - Matt Buchanan, Chaplain, NCAOAF Board
East Report - Ronnie Turner, NCAOAF
East, Vice President
Introduction of Speaker - M ilton Ingram , Convention
Program Chairman, NCAOAF Board
West Report - Johnny Love, NCAOAF
West Vice-President
“30 Quick Ideas to Get the Creative Juices Flowing
When Planning Your Next Event” Danny Aguilar,
Assistant General Manager & Director of Marketing,
Delaware State Fair
Associate Report - Debbie Powers, NCAOAF Board
Announcements - R onnie T urner, NCA OAF
East, Vice President
10:00 am to 11:00 am - Auditorium
“Sales Tax Session - Understanding the Basic of Fair
Admission Sales Tax Collection and Payment”
Moderator, Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS
Panel: R epresentatives from the NC Departm ent of
Revenue
10:00 am to Noon
Trade Show Opens - Imperial Ball Room
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lounge Open - Bull Durham R oom
11:15 am to 12:15 pm Panel Discussions - A uditorium
“Promotional Ideas that Increase Attendance”
Moderator, Dixon Britt, Robeson Regional Ag.
Fair, Panel Members: Carnival Representatives
12:00 noon
Lunch on Your Own
12:30 pm
Past President Lunch - Piedm ont R oom
2:30 pm - A uditorium
Carnival Operators/NC Dept. of Labor Meeting
Tommy Petty, NC Department of Labor and
NCAOAF Board Members
3:30 pm
Business Session - Em pire Ballroom
Introduction of NCAOAF Board of Directors Dale McPherson
NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Fair
Coordinator Comments - Kevin Hardison, NCDA&CS
& NCAOAF Fair Coordinator
Remarks & Presentation of NCDA&CS
Certificates of Appreciation, Got to Be NC Agriculture
Awards, David Sm ith, Chief Deputy Com m issioner,
NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Media Award - Cheryl Hartley, Dixie Classic Fair
Youth & Agriculture Awards, K evin Hardison,
NCDA&CS
Nominating Committee Report, Don Deal, Past
President, NCAOAF Board
Old/New Business - V innon W illiam s, President,
NCAOAF
Announcements & Adjournment - Gary Price,
NCAOAF Board
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lounge Open - Bull Durham R oom
6:30 pm
Reception - Em pire Ballroom
Banquet - Em pire Ballroom
Introduction of Showcases, Dale M cPherson
Holmes McBride Awards
Image Awards, K evin Hardison, NCDA &CS
Recognition of Past President - R onnie T urner,
NCAOAF East VP
Installation of NCAOAF Board & Officers EC Toppin, NCAOAF Parliamentarian
Comments from Incoming President - Ronnie
Turner
50-50 Scholarship Raffle Drawing
Raffle Drawing for C-Zone Utility Car
Adjourn
Auction Items Information
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
8:00 PM
THANK YOU for your continuing support of the Scholarship Auction. We look forward to another successful year for fundraising. There will be lots of good food and entertainment! The auction committee is
requesting that all donated auction items have a value of at least $50.00 or more and to be only one item
per fair. Items not used in the Live Auction will be placed in our Silent Auction.
Reserve Your Table for the Friday
Banquet
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
This year to help out Fairs and Companies who have 10 or more attendees, we are offering the option for
you to reserve your Friday evening banquet table(s) in advance for a fee of $50.
This will be on a first come-first serve basis. There will be a table seating diagram at the Registration
Desk when you arrive to pick-up your packet. You will be able to select your table(s) at that time. We
hope this will be an added benefit for you and your attendees. If you plan to reserve a table, please include
your $50 in your registration fees.
In addition to reserving tables we will be opening the banquet doors at 6:30 p.m. which will eliminate
attendees having a lengthy wait in the hallways.
C-Zone Utility Cart Drawing
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
Tickets will be available to purchase at the Convention Registration Desk.
Cost of ticket $50.
50/50 Scholarship Raffle
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
Tickets will be sold during the banquet for $5 each or 6 for $25. Proceeds from this Raffle
will benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Hotel Information
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703
For reservation call 800-325-3535. Reservations must be received no
later than December 6, 2014. Please mention that you are with the NC Association of
Agricultural Fairs. You will receive the preferred group rate .
All reservations are based on availability. Room Rate: $97.00 plus taxes
2015 REGISTRATION FORM
This Form May be Duplicated.
Fair, Firm or Individual___________________________________________________________________
Contact Person__________________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________________________
City_______________________________ State_________________ Zip__________________
Phone_____________________________________ Fax _______________________________________
After December 1, 2014
Registration fee will be $100.00
Banquet Tickets $60.00
If someone else is paying for your banquet tickets,
please fill in their contact information below:
Company Name__________________________________
Contact_________________________________________
Address_________________________________________
________________________________________________
Phone___________________________________________
Delegate/Spouse/Guest
Registration fee includes all Convention
activities except
Friday evening
Banquet Registration
$95.00
Friday Banquet
Tickets
$55.00
Mail form & check to:
NCAOAF
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC 27658
Total
Reserve a table C-Zone Utility Cart
$50 per ticket
at the Friday
night Banquet Cash or Check
ONLY. Credit
10 seats at table
Cards not
$50
accepted for the
Raffle
$
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Grand Total
Method of Payment: Card Type:
Check # _________
Card#____________________________________________ Name of Cardholder____________________________
Billing Address of Card:___________________________________________________________________________
3 digit code on back of card ____________ Exp. Date ____________
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE:
ADDRESS:
NCAOAF
P.O. Box 58220 - Raleigh, NC 27658

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