The Texas Cotton Association invites you to join us and the entire Texas cotton industry as we CELEBRATE COTTON TOGETHER during CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE WEEK in LUBBOCK, TEXAS! The Texas Cotton Association's annual FLOW/MARKETING MEETING will be held on September 4 & 5, 2019. This annual meeting is primarily designed to encourage discussion among cotton industry stakeholders involved in the movement of Texas Cotton. Since 1973, the Flow/Marketing Meeting has proven to be the right time and place to communicate and resolve problematic flow specific issues prior to harvest.  

The Texas Independent Ginners Association (TIGA) is hosting a GOLF Tournament to benefit the TIGA Scholarship, on September 4, 2019, with a shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m., at the RAWLS Golf Course, in Lubbock! Calling ALL cotton producers, ginners, merchants, warehousemen, suppliers and service providers! The format will include a 4-person Scramble. A buffet lunch will be served at noon and the driving range will open at 11:00 a.m. The cost to play is $100/person. Register to play by calling Vann Stewart at 325.647.3544 or selecting golf registration on the Flow meeting online or paper registration forms. 

The Texas Cotton Association will kick off the annual CELEBRATE COTTON FLOW RECEPTION from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Overton Hotel in Sunset Ballroom A on September 4, 2019. This is the largest industry networking event of the season where cotton transportation is the theme! Connect at this can't miss social and business annual occasion! 

SEATED BREAKFAST FLOW MEETING will be held in Sunset A, on Thursday, September 5, 2019,  featuring speakers addressing issues pertinent to our members. Seating will begin at 7:45 a.m and we expect to adjourn around noon or later. An agenda has been published under Flow Meeting 2019 in the header of our website and is accessible to members only of this association in order to protect the identities of those addressing our program. The program will accommodate questions from the floor and invite the audience to provide input. It is imperative that ALL stakeholders participate so that the entire cotton industry will benefit from these talks and perfect the movement of our cotton to its final destination. If you have any specific questions that you would like us to address or research prior to the program, please email [email protected] 

FLOW MEETING HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS may be made by calling the OVERTON HOTEL toll free 888.776.7001 or 806.776.7000, requesting a room in the Texas Cotton Association - FLOW meeting block, for a special rate of $129+tax for a single or double, $169+tax for a King Suite, $199+tax for a King Suite Preferred Level accommodations. For those wanting to stay over for the CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE GAME, the hotel has allowed for two rooms in our block at $180+tax per night, with a two night stay minimum and three week cancellation deadline. Please let this office know if you are interested in staying at the Overton over the weekend in one of the two rooms that we have been allowed at this deep discount. This offer is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may book your room in our block online by clicking Online Hotel Reservations and the TCA discounted room rate page will appear! In order to be assured of the reduced TCA special meeting rate during the Flow activities, you must act no later than the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2019, before any remaining rooms in our block, are cancelled and returned to the hotel for general sales. This is a BUSY CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE WEEK in Lubbock and rooms go fast! In making your plans, please also note that hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. 

Online Registration Form is available through this link and on the home page of our website in a drop-down menu at the top of the page displayed in menu items. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! Upon receipt of your pre-registration fee, we will prepare a name badge for you which is your ticket to all functions including the Cotton Flow reception and Flow/Marketing seated breakfast meeting. Onsite registration will also be available but will increase by $10.00 if purchased onsite or after the pre-registration deadline of August 28, 2019. Please remember to complete your profiles by including all of your contact information online at tca-cotton.org! Others are looking to connect with you! 

TCA CELEBRATE COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY! Be sure to buy raffle tickets to enter the TCA CELEBRATE COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY! Valuable prizes will be given away during the Cotton Flow Reception! Here's how it works: Winners will be announced at the Cotton Flow Reception, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, by 8:00 p.m. Great e-opportunity to purchase to play on the West Texas Flow Marketing Meeting online registration form. You may also buy tickets at the door. Buy raffle tickets priced at $5.00 per ticket. For each increment of 5 tickets that you buy, you will receive one ticket absolutely FREE! You may buy one ticket or as many as you like to increase your chances to win. Your ticket(s) will be placed in your badge holder that you will pick up at the registration desk on Wednesday night at the TCA Cotton Flow Reception! Winners must be present to win. The TCA  COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY begins today and will end promptly at 6:00 p.m., on September 4, 2019. Go straight to the online registration form and enter for your chance to win!

THE COTTON CLUB! You will also find a place on the registration form to join the Cotton Club. The Cotton Club was established as an integral part of providing an exceptional organization for members. Since meeting registration fees don't cover the full cost of TCA meetings, these extra dollars create opportunities for industry cohesiveness and growth that may not otherwise exist. Participation in the annual meeting fund by members and other interested parties is important because it indicates the depth and breadth of confidence by those closest to the association. Every donor and every gift is vital to maintaining the ongoing strength of The Texas Cotton Association...year after year. Simply join The Cotton Club network to work TOGETHER to excel in what we do best TOGETHER as a Texas cotton community. Enjoy extra membership benefits during meetings and be eligible to be included in an extra drawing for prizes and gifts. The Cotton Club members will also be recognized with a ribbon to attach to your name badge displaying your commitment to work TOGETHER seeking to further resonate the greatness of TEXAS COTTON around the globe. 

SPONSORS! YOUR contribution to this year's meeting will help us benefit ALL stakeholders in the movement of TEXAS COTTON! Let's join hands in the movement! Advertise your company name to friends and potential business associates during the Flow activities September 4 & 5, 2019! The Officers, Directors, Merchant and Primary Marketing members of The Texas Cotton Association, thank you for your partnership! Sponsor packages are detailed on the sponsorship form.  Online Sponsorship is available through this link or on the home page of our website. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! If you prefer to sponsor by mail, select  Sponsorship Form: Mail in or in the drop-down menu under Flow Meeting 2019. If you wish to mail your sponsorship form, our address is The Texas Cotton Association, P.O. Box 765098, Dallas, Texas 75376-5098. 

Please consider supporting the FLOW meeting at one of the following levels:

  • FLOW UNDERWRITER -- $2,500 (seated breakfast exclusive)
  • FLOW CHAMPION -- $1,500
  • FLOW AUTHORITY -- $1,000
  • FLOW PARTNER -- $500
  • FLOW FRIEND -- $250

Upon arrival, you will receive a name badge and a sponsor ribbon indicating that you are one of the contributors responsible for our success! Texas Cotton Association thanks you in advance for your continued support of the cotton merchandising segment!


"CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE GAME" & Activities
September 7, 2019

All TCA Flow Meeting Participants are invited to the nationally televised "Celebrate Agriculture Game" as the Texas Tech Red Raiders host UTEP Miners at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Jones AT&T Stadium.  We will announce where you can purchase discounted tickets for this special game featuring ALL Agriculture as soon as we have been notified! Team up with TCA members and the Texas cotton industry during "CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE" week, September 2-7, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas!

The Officers and Directors of The Texas Cotton Associationthank you for your interest in TEXAS COTTON, our association, and our meetings. We are hopeful that you will be able to join us for another successful annual Flow/Marketing Meeting & "CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE" week!

 

 Register and make your room reservations NOW! Head on out to the High Plains of TEXAS and let's ride TOGETHER... where cotton is KING!

"CELEBRATE COTTON TOGETHER" is the theme! TEXAS COTTON is #1 in TEXAS and #1 in the U.S.A.!