If you missed the  CRMCA Summer Convention at The Westin in Hilton Head Island, SC, you missed a great time.   The CRMCA Summer Convention brought industry professionals together for dynamic education on key issues, leadership development and team collaboration.  During the event attendees enjoyed multiple opportunities to network with one another and build lasting relationships.  This year’s line up of events and speakers made this convention one to remember.

On Thursday, The Past Presidents Reception was sponsored by GCP Applied Technologies, Hanson Aggregates Southeast, LLC, Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials Company with the following Past Presidents in attendance:  Randy Buchanan, Jim Combest, Ted Chandler,  Jerry Smeltzer, Jay Loftin, Van Smith and Mike Berry.

The Friday Fun Night & Luau was sponsored by Rush Truck Centers. Everyone enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner as well as the reverse raffle with Ed Rusch of Command Alkon winning the Yeti cooler and Shannon Sinclair winning the Beach Tote prize.  The winners of the Friday Golf Tournament were Billy Buchanan, Blake Crowder, Randy Buchanan and Scotty Showerman with a score of 57 – congratulations!  In addition to a great day on the course we added a little fun with a game that raised over $500 for the NC PAC.  Players who contributed $25 to the NC PAC got to put on a hula skirt and lei for a chance to hit from the ladies tee and receive a mulligan for use on the rest of the course.  Needless to say we had some fun and great entertainment!

Saturday’s Casino Night was sponsored by Roanoke Cement and included blackjack tables, Texas hold’em tables as well as Craps and a roulette wheel.  Members were each given $25,000 in play money for a chance at all the tables.  Following a few hours of play, members then cashed in their chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win over $2500 in donated prizes.  The night was filled with a whole lot of excitement and happy winners!  We want to extend a big thank you to our members who donated items to make this event a success:

Colony Tire  – Set of (4) tires; Concrete Supply Co. – 4 tickets to the Panthers/Buccaneers game; CRMCA – Yeti cooler and Ladies Beach Tote; Martin Marietta – $100 Amazon Gift Card; Peterbilt of Charlotte – 2 Digital Wall Clocks; Roanoke Cement Company – 2 $100 Target Gift Cards; Sioux Corporation – Golfer’s Tool Kit; Southern Tank Transport – Mudpie Cooler with Corkcicle canteen, tumbers and koozies; Thomas Concrete Inc. – 4 tickets to the Clemson/Citadel football game; Wiggins Concrete – crab pot.  The Grove Park Inn also donated an overnight stay and breakfast!

During the convention almost $3000 was raised to support the NC PAC and the SC PAC.  Melissa Swanson was the winner of the NC PAC raffle and Yeti cooler donated by Jeff Radack and Jerry Smeltzer won the SC PAC raffle and Yeti cooler donated by S. T. Wooten Corporation.

Many thanks to all who participated this year!  Catch a glimpse of all the fun in the online Summer Convention Photo Gallery.