Come Join us atthe 2014 Zone 4 Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC
scheduled for September 27, 2014 Check back for upcoming information!
2014 Zone 4 One-Day Conference
The Zone will be hosting an open forum board and member meeting on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 a m until 3:00 p m. This meeting will be held at Prince Resort, located on Ocean Boulevard in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ( http://www.princeresortonline.com) The main objective will be to formulate a plan and decide the future of our organization. All active board members, vendors, and fabricators are encouraged to attend. Anyone needing accommodations can book reservations for a one, two or three bedroom unit; oceanfront or ocean view. Holding this event later eliminates the two-night minimum, which lowers costs for all. Reference the Virginia/Carolinas Canvas Products Association at booking. A buffet style lunch will be served to all who attend.
Cost to attend, enjoy lunch, and be involved in decisions/discussions to save this organization will be $50.00 per person. Registration forms are not required, but email confirmations must be sent to Linda Hodgkiss (secretary) at email@example.com by September 6, 2014. If you would like to prepay, send checks to John Pierce (treasurer) % Safety Components Fabric Technology, 40 Emery Street, Greenville, SC 29605. Or, payment can be made Saturday morning, 8-9:00 a m, at the Carolina Room prior to the start of our meeting. Hopefully, if we all show a sincere effort as a group, Zone 4 will be able to host its normal style convention in 2015.
I apologize for such late notice but budgetary constraints have made planning difficult. Zone 4 needs your help to continue future conferences.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, More News for the Zone 4 One Day Conference
We would like to entice everyone to join in the meeting on September 27, 2014 by offering several raffles. There will be a 10 a m drawing for a $50 gift card. Another $50 gift card will be given away at noon. Finally, there will be a $100 gift card drawing at the 3 p m closing of the meeting.
Since there won’t be a “market day” this year, we are asking for any vendor having a new product to offer a 15-20 minute talk/demonstration. We will need to know in advance, for scheduling. Please email Linda Hodgkiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone wishing to make reservations at the Prince Resort, please use group code #1949610.
Again, we appreciate your support. “Let’s Save Zone 4!”
The annual board meeting was held on Saturday March 15, 2014 at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Plans for the convention in September were discussed along with the financial status of our Zone 4 organization. Unfortunately we have lost a rather large sum of money in the last 2 years and no longer have funds available to plan for a multi-day event.
The board members proposed a 1 day convention for 2014, but this will only be possible if existing zone 4 members are willing to pay the $50.00 membership fee no later than May 30, 2014. This should add enough money to our existing account for the one day event only.
We also need all active members and suppliers to pursue new members to join our organization to increase attendance at the one day event and all future conferences. The board decided to encourage individual membership for anyone working at a company that may choose not to join our organization. Anyone who recognizes the important value of the zone 4 should make a concerted effort to help increase membership and hopefully we can save this organization. New members will be welcome from all southeast Atlantic states including Va, NC, SC, GA, and FLA. Please remember that without membership dues paid by 5/30/2014 we may not be able to hold a one day event in September and zone 4 CPA may cease to exist. It would certainly be a tragedy to allow such a valuable part of our trade to no longer be a vital function to our industry. Let's all roll up our sleeves and work hard to save the zone 4 organization. Sincerely, Ed Chandler President Zone 4
WHAT IS ZONE 4?
We are the VA-Carolinas Canvas Products Association, an organization of both suppliers and fabricators of "canvas" products.
Our Supplier members manufacture and/or sell fabric, hardware, or other goods and services to the industrial fabrics industry.
Our fabricator members construct and sell goods in the industry. This includes awnings and canopies; marine covers, tops, and upholstery; camping, party, rental and military tents; banners and flags; truck covers and tarpaulins; and many other items.
We are called Zone 4 because we are affiliated with the Industrial Fabrics Association International. They have designated us "Zone 4" out of the many smaller regional organizations who have chosen to be a part of their association. As a Zone member you are "affiliated" with IFAI but need not be a member of IFAI to be a Zone Member. Many of our folks are members of both and many are only Zone 4 Members.
We meet together once a year, usually in September. We enjoy sharing our experience and knowledge, and learning about new products and techniques. We enjoy the fellowship of others who have something in common with us making a living in an interesting and ever-changing industry.
We invite you to take part in our organization. Join us in September at Convention and see if it isn't worth your time and money. We think that you will come away with some information useful in your work, and that you will also have fun at the same time.
Zone 4 is both "a place" and "people" to foster and build professional and personal partnerships beneficial to our ventures individually and collectively. In other words.....
GOOD FOLKS ENJOYING AND SUPPORTING EACH OTHER TO THE BENEFIT OF ALL. Come be a part of all this and see why so many of us wouldn't miss a single year!
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
ZONE 4 VIRGINIA-CAROLINAS CANVAS PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION 2014 MEMBERSHIP FORM
(MEMBERSHIPS RUN FROM MARCH TO MARCH EACH YEAR)
If you haven't done so already, it's time to renew your membership. You all know what a great organization this is, and $50.00 is a deal, you know that too. Click on the link below to download your membership registration form and follow the directions to mail it back. This organization is here to support you, but at this time of year, we need YOUR SUPPORT! Thanks