NATIONAL BOND CLAIMS ASSOCIATION
October 10-12, 2018
We hope to see you at Pinehurst in North Carolina for our 2018 annual meeting. The dates for this year's events are Wednesday, October 10 through Friday, October 12.
As the cut-off date for reservations is September 7, 2018, we urge you to complete your application online and make your reservations with Pinehurst 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 dates are Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12. 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. Please remember, your card will charged an extra 2.5% for fees associated with processing the credit card. 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 Matson Driscoll & Damico, 399 Market St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Attn: David Stryjewski on or before September 8, 2018. 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 10, 2018. 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.
In order to obtain the best rates, the NBCA has guaranteed a minimum number of room nights with the Pinehurst. We therefore require members to register for accommodations at the Pinehurst 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 or faxing (preferred) the Room Reservation Form to Pinehurst at:
By Fax: 910-235-8240
By Phone: 1-855-606-4500 (ask for Conference or Convention Reservations)
The cutoff date for reservations will be September 8, 2018. Room reservations requested after that date will not be guaranteed but will be provided at rates based on availability. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Rates are as follows:
Villa Rate - $389 per room per night (single/double occupancy)
Carolina Rate - $339 per room per night (single/double occupancy)
Holly Rate - $279 per room per night (single/double occupancy)
Manor Rate - $239 per room per night (single/double occupancy)
The above rates are for October 8 - October 13, 2018 (checking out on October 8, checking out on October 13) only. Rates do not include applicable fees or state and local taxes: Resort Fee of 10% per room/per night, NC sales tax (currently 6.75%) and Moore County Occupancy Tax (currently 3%).
These rates include lodging and the following meals:
Thursday (10/11) - lunch* and dinner*
* These are planned events by the organization.
Link to Room Reservation
Due to the various expenses and commitments, cancellation will only be allowed on/before September 8, 2018. No cancellations will be allowed after that date for registration or any other NBCA sponsored activities.
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.
Pinehurst is conveniently accessed by commercial air service via Raleigh-Durham International Airport. For driving directions, please refer to the link titled "Directions to Pinehurst by car".
To secure shuttle service from Raleigh Durham International Airport, please refer to the link titled "Pinehurst Transportation Shuttle Service" for rates and relevant information.
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 8, 2018, you are guaranteed to play. After September 8, 2018, you will be placed on a wait list and will participate if space becomes available.
Memorial Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 we will hold the Twenty-second Annual NBCA Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will be Courses #1 and #4 with a 1:00pm Shotgun start. The cost is $275/player. Since its inception in 1996, this tournament has raised $255,500 for various charities.
NBCA Golf Tournament
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, we will hold the Annual NBCA Golf Tournament. The golf tournament will be at Courses #6 and #8 with a 1:00pm Shotgun start. The cost is $275/player, with the fee being waived for Company personnel.
This year we will be trying something new. There will be some prizes awarded via a raffle. The cost of the raffle will be $20.00 for 5 tickets. Purchase of the raffle tickets MUST be made at the time of your registration, with payment included in your registration costs. Dina Massey will be handing out the tickets to those who purchased any when you check in with her. The drawing will be held at dinner on Thursday, September 11, 2018 at dinner. The prizes being offer are:
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY
- Reserve your room by calling Pinehurst or completing the reservation form and faxing to Pinehurst. Reservations must be made by September 8, 2018. All rooms in the block will be released on that date.
- Please ensure you are registered on or before September 8, 2018.
- Address any questions you may have to Dina Massey at 856-528-5452 or email@example.com.
See you in Pinehurst!!!
By: Blake Wilcox
Blake Wilcox, Chairman