NATIONAL BOND CLAIMS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING

THE RITZ-CARLTON REYNOLDS, LAKE OCONEE
GREENSBORO
706-467-0600
October 4-6, 2017

 

Dear Member:

We hope to see you at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee ("the Ritz") in Georgia for our 2017 annual meeting. The dates for this year's events are Wednesday, October 4 through Friday, October 6

As the cut-off date for reservations is September 1, 2017, we urge you to complete your application online and make your reservations with The Westin as soon as possible.  Every effort will be made to accommodate all member requests, but your cooperation is needed.  Given the reasonable rates, a great turnout is expected.

This site contains all pertinent information regarding the program, hotel reservations, travel and recreation.  Please read the information carefully and make sure your registration forms are correct.

In an effort to increase company membership and encourage younger individuals of the industry to become members of the NBCA, the organization has a scholarship program.  If you would like to nominate an individual for this scholarship, please click on the "Scholarship" link and enter the necessary information.  The scholarship will include the program fees, accommodations and program meals during the annual seminar.  A travel allowance of $300.00 will also be included.  Any member of the NBCA may nominate an individual; however, the nominee must be a "company" person.  

 

THE PROGRAM

The program dates are Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6.  The Board is committed to offering a quality program with topics and speakers that will provide a meaningful and worthwhile experience.  To view the listing of program topics and speakers, please click on the link entitled "Seminar Program."

Our program has historically qualified for CLE, CE and CPE credits in many states.  If you are interested in CLE and CE accreditation, please complete the information requested on the registration form or contact Jeff Price, our Program Chair, at 615-742-9358.  Please sign the roster sheets before the beginning of the scheduled program.  You only need to sign the roster sheets once; however, you will need to sign for each state from which you want to receive credit. 

REGISTRATION FEE AND FORM

The NBCA Registration Form for the NBCA Meeting, events and NBCA Memorial Golf Tournament can be found by selecting the link titled "NBCA Registration."

As in past years, you have the option of paying by credit card or by check.  If you elect to use a credit card, please fill out the NBCA Registration Form.  Once you click on the "Submit" button, you will be required to enter your credit card information.  If you wish to pay by check, please click on the link "Pay by Check", print the NBCA Registration Form, complete the form, and return it, along with your payment, to Alan Gray LLC (201 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, Attn:  Dina Massey) on or before September 1, 2017.  Please make all checks payable to "NBCA".

The registration fee is $995.00.  There will be a $100 early registration discount if payment is received on/before August 4, 2017.  The Registration Fee and the Thursday NBCA Golf Fee are waived for all surety company representatives.    However, company representatives must send the completed NBCA Registration Form in order to confirm attendance and event preferences.  (Due to the interest in golf, available openings will be filled on a "first come, first serve" basis.)

THE MEETING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.  NON-MEMBER SPOUSES AND HEIRS ARE NOT INVITED TO ATTEND THE FUNCTIONS.  IN KEEPING WITHIN THE NBCA GUIDELINES, ATTENDANCE OF NON-COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF SIX (6) MEMBERS FROM ANY ENTITY. 

 

HOTEL REGISTRATION

In order to obtain the best rates, the NBCA has guaranteed a minimum number of room nights with the Ritz.  We therefore require members to register for accommodations at the Ritz in order to help the NBCA fulfill its contractual commitment.

Each member will be responsible for making his/her own hotel reservation.  This can only be accomplished by calling the Ritz:

https://aws.passkey.com/e/14512291

or

1-800-944-5884 (be sure to reference the National Bond Claims Association)


The cutoff date for reservations will be September 1, 2017.  Room reservations requested after that date will not be guaranteed but will be provided at rates based on availability.  Rates are as follows:

Resort View King  - $249 per room per night (single/double occupancy)

Resort View 2 Queen - $249 per room per night (single/double occupancy)

Lake View King - $289 per room per night (single/double occupancy)

Lake View 2 Queen - $289 per room per night (single/double occupancy)

The above rates are for October 2 - October 6, 2017 (checking out on October 7) only  Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) as well as the State Hotel/Motel Fee (currently $5.00) per room/per night.

These rates include lodging and the following meals:

Wednesday (10/4) - dinner*
Thursday (10/5) - lunch* and dinner*

*  These are planned events by the organization.

       
CANCELLATION FEE

Seminar/Activities
Due to the various expenses and commitments, cancellation will only be allowed on/before September 15, 2017.  No cancellations will be allowed after that date for registration or any other NBCA sponsored activities.

Hotel
All reservations must be accompanied by a room deposit equal to each night's room and tax charges and guaranteed with a major credit card.  No-shows and cancellations will be charged to the individual credit card.

 

Travel
The Ritz is accessed by commercial air service via Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (approx. approx. 1 1/2 hours away). For driving directions, please refer to the link titled "Directions to the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee".

Shuttle Service
The Ritz does not offer shuttle service.

RECREATION

        NOTE:    There is limited space for golf, therefore, participation in the Memorial Golf Tournament and the NBCA golf tournament is on a "First Come, First Serve" basis, however, if you register by the cut-off date of September 1, 2017, you are guaranteed to play. After September 1, 2017, you will be placed on a wait list and will participate if space becomes available.

Memorial Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 we will hold the Twenty-first Annual NBCA Memorial Golf Tournament.  The tournament will be at the National Course with a 1:00pm Shotgun start. The cost is $250/player. Since its inception in 1996, this tournament has raised $250,500 for various charities.

NBCA Golf Tournament
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, we will hold the Annual NBCA Golf Tournament.  The golf tournament will be at the Oconee and Great Waters Courses with a 1:00pm Shotgun start. The cost is $250/player, with the fee being waived for Company personnel.

 PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY

  1. 1. Reserve your room by calling the Ritz or going online to https://aws.passkey.com/e/14512291. Reservations must be made by September 1, 2017. All rooms in the block will be released on that date.
  2. Please ensure you are registered on or before September 1, 2017.
  3. Address any questions you may have to Dina Massey at 856-528-5452 or dmassey@alangray.com.

See you in Greensboro!!!

Blake Wilcox, Chairman

 

Links:
NBCA Registration (Pay by Credit Card)
NBCA Registration (Pay by Check)
Schedule
Seminar Topics
Directions by Car
Speaker Bios
Scholarship

 

If you have already registered online and would like to reprint your receipt or confirm your registration please enter the below information and click on Submit

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