President's Report - Feb/Mar 2013

WCTA12-Tab-Buckner-HS sideWCTA President Tab BucknerPrepared by Tab Buckner

As the WCTA celebrates 50 years as one of the premier non-profit associations in Canada for individuals who manage turf, it continues to invest in Research, Education and Discussion. Currently for 2013, your Board is working on new opportunities and activies for the membership to participate in. Your association is only as strong as the membership. 

On behalf of the WCTA Board of Directors and the Conference Committee, I strongly encourage you to attend the WCTA’s 50th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Penticton, B.C.

The Conference is going to be kicked off with our President’s Reception which will include the Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation on Sunday even at the Lakeside Hotel. This is a great event to attend to socialize and network with other members.

Your Conference Committee has been able to secure great speakers in all four Conference Tracks (Golf, Sportfields, Mechanics and Horticulture) which translates into 30 hours of seminars being offered.

The Trade Show is currently 95% sold out. There are 26 new exhibitors attending this year. The Trade Show provides excellent opportunities for networking with both WCTA commercial members and industry vendors. Be sure to spend time on the Trade Show floor; there you will be able to meet with vendors and find out about products, equipment and services that can make your job a little easier.

By attending the WCTA 50th Conference and Trade Show the Board and the Conference Committee hope that it gives you the opportunity to recharge yourself and your career for the up and coming 2013 growing season.


Tab Buckner, WCTA President