Category «Chapter News»

Refunds and Reservations

Update: March 18, 2020 To those who had registered for our conference next month in Daytona Beach, Florida, I thank you for your support and apologize again for the inconvenience that the necessity of having to cancel that meeting has caused you. Credit Card PaymentsAll credit card payments have now been refunded. You should have …

2020 Annual Conference is Cancelled

An Important Message from 2020 Annual Conference Chairman Bobby Powell: March 16, 2020 Dear Friends and Members of the Southeastern Chapter: In 2018 I was forced to cancel our Fall Conference due to Hurricane Florence. Now, with careful consideration for the safety and wellbeing of our members and attendees, and after a consultation with the …

80th Annual Chapter Conference!

Please start planning now for the 80th Annual Southeastern Chapter Conference. It will be held April 16-18, 2020 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. Our room block is expected to sell out early, and there will be no rooms added after November 30, so please book now! You can make …

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!

Those who attended the 2019 “Early Conference” probably remember seeing me. It was a difficult trip, due to a disk in my back (L4-L5) that had completely ruptured and was causing serious pressure on my nerves. I was actually under orders from my surgeon to notify him immediately if certain symptoms appeared, because only surgery …

2019 “Early Conference” News

The 2019 “Early Conference” is now history, but although it got off to a shaky start after being blown from September 2018 into the spring of 2019, it was very successful. More than one hundred people (over half motor shop personnel) attended Managerial, Technical and Spouse/Guest programs at the conference in Myrtle Beach. It was …

“Come Hell or High Water…”

Well, it wasn’t hell, thank goodness, but the high water has done us in. We were going to wait until Monday to make the final call, but Conference Chairman Bobby Powell has been closely watching the road closures and evacuations, and has decided to give everyone as much notice as possible that we are going …

We’re On!

Hurricane Florence mostly gave Myrtle Beach a pass, and while our hearts go out to those affected by the storm in North Carolina and other parts of South Carolina, we’re glad that the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is still there and in good shape. The 2018 Fall Conference will continue as planed, …

Southeastern Chapter Board Adopts New Privacy Policy

The board of directors has adopted a new Privacy Policy to keep the Southeastern Chapter in line with privacy and data security requirements specific to the European Union (EU) but which will also be beneficial and information for our members in the United States. The impetus for this change is the European Union General Data …

Southeastern Chapter Website gets a “facelift”

If you are reading this now, then you are looking at the newly revised Southeastern Chapter website, now published in WordPress. At this time, it is essentially the same information that was present on the “old” website, but as time passes the webmaster (me) intends to keep it more up-to-date with frequent posts about the …