ANNUAL MEETING and SEMINAR October 6, 7, 8 2016
You’re All Welcome In Billings
President Dick Paul P.P.
On behalf of the Board of SCAFRA and the members of Al Bedoo Temple let
me invite you to attend the 30th Annual Meeting and Seminar for the members
of SCAFRA. Our Director General, Larry Tipton P.P. and past Circus Chair
for Al Bedoo has the wheels in motion for a great and informative seminar and
a lot of fun in the off hours.
Our theme in 2016 is to go back to the 50s with a classic car show as well as
some of your favorite Juke Box music and tremendous western cooking. The
program is being finalized and we have a tentative program for you to review
in this edition of the Fund Raiser.
We in the Shrine are facing some very significant challenges with fund raising
the most critical for our operational survival. The key to all this is finding new
members and of course a lot of hard work. We hope we will have some new
ideas and showcase successful fund raising teams at this years seminar.
Come and enjoy some Western hospitality and take home valuable ideas for
TENTATIVE AGENDA OF SEMINAR FOR NOBLES October 6,7,8
We are pleased to confirm registration costs for both the Nobles and the Ladies will remain the same as in previous years: $330 per Noble and $150 per Lady.
The Hotel, we will be holding the seminar in, has been confirmed: the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings Montana, Great location!
The Billings committee have selected using the Al Bedoo Shrine Center for all events,which is a short 7 - 10 minute drive from the hotel. They will have a continuous shuttle service available that will be convenient and on time for all events. Al Bedoo is the host for the PNSA summer session
this year and they will be well practiced in shuttling members to and from the hotel and the Shrine Center.
Set up Wednesday October 05 1 pm to 9 pm
Set up Thursday October 06 8 am to 1 pm
Open for Business October 07 1 pm to 8 pm
Marketplace Mixer 6 pm to 8 pm
“Dinner on your own”
Marketplace will not be open Friday October 08, and the
Marketplace vacated prior to Friday, 8 am.
Registration & Information Desk Thursday October 06 9 am to 7 pm Friday October 07 7 am to 5 pm
Saturday October 08 9 am to 1 pm
Program: Thursday October 06
Transportation 8 am to TBD Marketplace open 1 pm to 8 pm Marketplace mixer 6 pm to 8 pm
Friday October 07 Transportation 7:30 am to TBD
08:00 to 09:00 am Breakfast
09:00 to 09:30 am Open Session -Colors/pledge
09:30 to 10:15 am Meet the Marketplace Q &A
10:15 to 11:00 am Approved Shrine Marketing
11:00 to 11:45 am A new Shrine Fund Raiser
“Shriners Blues, Brews & BBQs
Noon to 1:00 Lunch
1:00 to 1:45 pm How to promote an Event
2:00 to 2:45 pm Workshop Rotation #1
3:00 to 3:45 pm Workshop Rotation #2
Shuttle transport available continuous to hotel or Temple. 4:00 to 5:30 pm Mix and Mingle and share ideas from the day and from home. 6:00 pm Buses loading for a short ride
Reception time 7:00 pm Dinner 50’s Evening hosted by
Al Badoo Shrine Great night of Fun & Food
Return schedule will be announced
Saturday October 08 Transportation 7:30 am to TBD
8:00 to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:15 to 10:00 am Workshop Rotation #3
10:15 to 11:00 am Workshop Rotation #4
11:15 to Noon Wrap up & last chance for answers
“Bear pit session”
Noon to 1:00 Lunch
ANNUAL MEETING 1:15 pm Registration for the Annual meeting by the Voting Delegates
1:30 pm Annual Meeting
5:30 pm Transportation to Temple
7:00 pm Reception and Closing Banquet