2020 SLMA Annual Conference

July 19-23, 2020
Sea Island, Georgia

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Sunday, July 19, 2020 to Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, GA 31561
United States

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The Cloister at Sea Island opened in 1928 and first promoted itself as a quiet, worry-free escape. In the 92 years since its founding, the resort has hosted US presidents, world leaders, a G8 Summit and more importantly, prior SLMA meetings. It has been far too long since the world class resort hosted our association.

This spring has been unprecedented in our country as we have adjusted to business, school and church restrictions, and to new social norms. SLMA is in discussions with the Cloister on how to manage this year's convention given today's new social distancing guidelines. The plan at this time is to move forward with holding the convention. 

MaryGoodloe, Clara, AnneMillen and I are excited to return to this seaside retreat that currently boasts as the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes-Five Star Awards twelve years in a row. Our meetings will be informative, our free time relaxing, and our social events fun and engaging. Join us to celebrate another successful year of the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association. 

David Tucker
C.M Tucker Lumber Companies, LLC
Pageland, SC


The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, Georgia 31561
For reservations, call (866) 867-0926 and mention the "Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association" for the following room options: 

Nature View Room - $349 per night
Water View Room - $379 per night
Nature View Suite - $449 per night
Water View Suite - $479 per night

Please be aware that the above rates are only guaranteed for the nights of Sunday, July 19, 2020 through Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (Thursday check-out). Booking nights outside of the conference dates is subject to availability and the standard going rate for July. 

All guestrooms are subject to any local, state and federal tax, and a discounted resort fee of $25 per day. The resort fee includes access to the Beach Club, Fitness Center, Business Center, wireless internet service in guest rooms, no charge for local or toll free calls, and nightly turn down service.

The last date to receive this discounted rate is Monday, June 22, 2020. 

Click here for the Sea Island Health and Hygiene Guidelines. 


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Sunday, July 19

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chairman's Welcome Reception
Join Chairman David Tucker and First Lady MaryGoodloe for cocktails as they kick off the week and honor conference sponsors.
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Past Chairman's Dinner
Invite only.

Monday, July 20

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sporting Clay Shoot-Out
One hour of interactive practice and clay target lesson; the second hour is competition. $285 per person
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Golf Tournament on the Seaside Course
This ocean-side links course combines its beautiful natural setting with a golf course that is both challenging and fun. $350 per person
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Captain's Choice Fishing Excursions
Sea Island's vast salt-water marsh creates nutrient-rich waters that make fishing for over 20 different saltwater species a unique experience. $300 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sea Island Explorer Yacht Cruise
The 71-foot, multi-level yacht, complete with a viewing deck and air conditioned cabin, is the perfect way to enjoy a mimosa and nature cruise. $185 per person
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Trade Expo & Reception
The conference trade expo will begin with a cocktail reception, creating a relaxed and engaging atmosphere to network with customers and learn about new products and services for the lumber industry. 
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PAC Fundraising Dinner
Invite only.

Tuesday, July 21

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Trade Expo & Networking Breakfast
The conference expo will continue with a full breakfast offering. 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Presentation with Jonathan Frisk
Jonathan Frisk will share his Active Threat Response Plan, designed to provide and empower individuals with option-based survival skills to stay alive until law enforcement arrives, and ultimately survive any violent incident. 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Southern Style Dinner
Networking and socializing will continue as SLMA comes together for a group dinner. All conference attendees are encouraged to attend!

Wednesday, July 22

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  SLMA Business & Board Meeting
Get an update on the state of SLMA by joining us in our Board of Directors meeting. All are welcome to sit in on the meeting, where we will discuss activities and programs.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Issues Forum
Get the latest updates on topics impacting the lumber industry. 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Children's Dinner
Before the night's festivities begin, drop your kids off with The Cloister's June Staff for a Kid's Night Out! Children will enjoy dinner, games, and movies. $150 per child.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Soiree
All are invited to attend a cocktail hour prior to the Chairman's Gala.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chairman's Gala
Help SLMA close out the week and witness the annual "passing of the gavel" to incoming SLMA Chairman David Richbourg. Enjoy a plated dinner and live music!

Please note that this agenda is subject to change.