Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation Info

The Annual Meeting will feature world-class training from the experts at GateHouse Media, parent company of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. In addition to the educational sessions and networking events, we'll present 800 awards at the Weekly & Associate Awards Luncheon and the Daily Awards Dinner. We can't wait to see you in Sparkle City! 

Check out the full schedule of events with times and locations.
Educational sessions are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are only required for meal functions and must be purchased in advance.

All functions, with the exception of the Friday night Group Dinner, will be held at The Marriott at 299 North Church Street in Spartanburg. The Marriott offers complimentary parking in its garage.

Attire: Friday's Board Meeting, Mix & Mingle and Group Dinner are casual dress. 
Saturday's Luncheon is Business/Sunday Best, but you won't be out of place in more festive attire! Saturday's Dinner is Cocktail or Business attire.

Seating at Ticketed Events: Because we're all friends, we don't offer reserved seating at our meal functions. However, the doors to each banquet function will open twenty minutes before the function starts. If your group wants to sit together, please arrive on time.

Table Decorations: We love it when you bring table decorations... Balloons, centerpieces, noisemakers, etc. are all welcome. Please remember no glitter, confetti or silly string.

Special Meals: If you ordered a special meal, you'll have a ticket in your nametag. Please present the ticket to your server once you're seated.

Cash Bar: Daily members, please bring CASH for the cash bar. The banquet bars will not accept cards this year. An ATM is located in The Marriott's lobby.

SCPA to elect new president
Read more about our 2018-2019 SCPA President Jane Pigg of The Link in Cheraw, and other board members who will be elected at the Annual Meeting. 
Here's Pigg's mugshot.
Please note release date of March 17.

We could not have a successful, affordable meeting without the help of these generous sponsors. Please take a moment at the meeting to get to know the representatives of these special organizations at our Annual Meeting!

Order duplicate awards and plaque bases
Purchase duplicate plaques, certificates and 2nd and 3rd place plaque bases. Order bases before or at the annual Meeting an pay only $20 per base. Order after Annual Meeting and the cost is $25 per base. Engraved plaques are also available for $35 and certificates can be reprinted for $2.

Photos from all Annual Meeting events will be live on  SCPA's Facebook page following the meeting so you can view, download, tag and share them. It may take a couple weeks to post all photos so if you need pictures for next week's edition, please bring your camera. Thanks to Gwinn Davis and Sarah Hinckley for doing a great job shooting this important event! 

Coming next week
By Tuesday, March 20, SCPA will post the News Contest Winners Tabloid containing secret winners and judges' comments, digital presentations from the Weekly Awards Luncheon and Daily Awards dinner and the program with list of attendees.

Full List of Winners
Google Doc with winners for proofing. Does not contain Best of the Best or secret awards. Please note release date of Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Contact us
Jen Madden • • 803.750.9561
Bill Rogers • • 803.750.9561