Letter from the President

Dear SEBWA Members,

In October 2012, our last meeting, Clay Bell of Melwood Springs really went out of his way in providing an outstanding fall plant tour. If you haven’t eaten his home cooked barbecue and stew, you don’t know what you’ve missed. We ha a real good group in attendance.

Our next meeting will be our annual meeting to be located at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 7-10, 2013. This is an outstanding facility. I am looking forward to this joint meeting with our MABWA partners. The program is going together great. I think we will have something for everyone to be able to take home and use to increase his or her business in 2013.

For those who need CEU credits we have approximately 8 hours available with speakers like Chris Dunn, NSF; Tamara Risser, IDEXX, and Bob Hirst, IBWA. We also have presenters like Peter Raisch, Kennedy Communication, Joseph Doss, IBWA, Allen Wankat, Culligan International, and Nathan Laverty and Marissa Murray, DW Waters. On the final day we will hear from Jim Lewandowski, Sparkletts®, with a review of the latest Beverage Marketing Report. This will all be followed by time for questions and answers.

For some fun in the sun, we’ll be holding a Golf Tournament, Fishing Tournament and a tour of the well-known Beauvoir.

We are looking forward to seeing you in May!

Fred Garrett
SEBWA President