CMSA will be holding its 95th Annual Convention from May 14-19, 2013
at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in beautiful Santa Barbara,
The convention theme, “Exiting the Comfort Zone,” is about
taking risks and trying new things to develop both professionally
and personally. It is the
goal of the convention to motivate you and to bring new energy into
At the convention, you’ll hear from a number of
industry experts; meet suppliers selling the newest products and
services and spend time networking with fellow CMSA members. There
will be many informational and educational forums planned as well as
fun social activities, including the Annual Convention Golf
Tournament, Exhibitor’s Welcome Reception and an evening at the
picturesque, oceanfront venue of the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center.
Enjoy the convention even more by booking your
stay at the Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort – a charming
mission-style Santa Barbara hotel on 24 magnificent beachfront
acres. Take advantage of
the rich amenities and extensive array of activities that are
perfect for any age. Lounge by the
Walk along the
Dine on delicious cuisine at one of the
Hotel highlights include:
with mountain, garden or ocean views
Patios or balconies in every hotel room
Located just half a mile from downtown Santa Barbara
Twenty minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) via
Hertz Car Rental location in resort lobby
The resort provides the perfect backdrop for a great time at the
CMSA convention! Convention attendees can take advantage of the
special group rate of $175 per night (plus tax). For those wanting
to extend their stay before or after the convention, the hotel is
offering rooms at the group rate three days prior to and three days
after the convention dates based on availability. To make
reservations, call (800) 879-2929 and request the California Moving
and Storage Association group rate, or go to www.thecmsa.org and
find the reservation link on our Convention Calendar web page.
This year’s golf tournament will be held on Thursday, May 16th,
at the Glen Annie Golf Club, a championship golf course located in
the rolling foothills of Santa Barbara. This challenging golf layout
is enhanced by breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and
Channel Islands. The golf tournament entry fee is $125
per person and includes
green fees, cart, range and a box lunch. Be sure to sign up early
and reserve your spot!
special Friday night off-site event will be held at the Cabrillo
Pavilion Arts Center, a 1920s Spanish-style landmark venue with
beach access. Patio seating provides spectacular views of the ocean
and sandy shores. You’ll enjoy a casual evening with a delicious
catered BBQ dinner, entertainment from well-known strolling magician
Mark Collier and soft music playing in the background. There will be
a shuttle service to and from the venue.
Convention registration forms are included in this edition of
The Communicator. For a
convention schedule, please see page10 of the Communicator. Visit
the CMSA website at www.thecmsa.org to access convention forms and
information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the
CMSA office at (800) 672-1415 (within CA) or (562) 865-2900.
Register by the early registration deadline of March 25, 2013 and be
eligible to win a $50 Visa gift card.
Individual event ticket purchases are ineligible. Only full
registrations paid by March 25, 2013 will be entered in the drawing.
see you there!