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Make Plans to Join APA for Mardi Gras in June!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Leisa Johnson
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We couldn't be so close to the home of America's original Mardi Gras without celebrating. Join us June 10 – 13, 2018 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa and “laissez les bons temps rouler”!


Speaking of history – the Grand has quite a story of its own. It’s been a fixture in Point Clear since the 1840s and has survived fires, floods and hurricanes. It’s been used as a hospital, as a training base for the military, as well as being known as the Queen of Southern Resorts. It’s been described as the kind of place “where you just want to slow down, watch the water, and smile.” Who can resist that description?   


As if Mardi Gras in June and being back at the beautiful Grand hotel isn’t enough of a reason to save the date of this year’s annual convention…

We’re excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Brown. Kevin's unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life.


If you’ve been to an annual convention recently you already know that this is where you want to be to connect with friends and colleagues, check out the newest products and services and learn a few things from really interesting people in our CPE programs.


Now back to Mardi Gras in June…

There are a lot of different ways to celebrate Mardi Gras. You may want to dress for a ball or dress for a parade. Maybe you want to be

 the king and queen of your krewe or a float rider. The best beads may be your claim to fame or you might have the most fantastic mask. I’m quite confident that we have a few jesters in our group as well. Long story short – there’s no wrong way to celebrate with us at our Fat Tuesday Bash!


APA has secured reduced room rates at the Grand. Look for a link on the APA website in the coming days to book your room online. Look for further convention registration information soon. 

APAREF Silent Auction Items Needed

The silent auction benefiting the Research and Education Foundation (APAREF) is a big part of the convention and trade show each year. Please plan to join us for spirited bidding and just plain fun. Start your wish list and get ready to bid on a variety of weekend getaway packages as well as unique gift ideas, gift baskets, tickets to various sporting events and so much more! Don't Miss out on the FUN!

Donate an item today! The auction is made possible by individual and corporate donations. Please consider donating to APAREF today. Your gift could be a vacation rental, timeshare services, items from your gift shop, or you could make a cash donation! All donations are tax-deductible and help us fund a variety of programs sponsored by the APAREF. If you wish to donate an item or make a cash donation, please contact Kelly Findley via email, or by calling 334-271-4222 ext. 1. 

ALL donations are 100% tax-deductible and benefit the APAREF