ACTIVITIES AND NETWORKING

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
San Diego Trolley Tour
Sign up to take a day long trolley tour of the greater San Diego area. Want to stop at one location for longer than another? Let you current trolley go on schedule and hop on the next one that stops by!

11:00 a.m. Tee Time
CMA & PNMBA Golf Outing
If you’d like to hit the links and smell the fresh air before the convention, be sure to sign up for the California Monument Association and Pacific Northwest Monument Builders Association Golf Outing! Click here to download the registration form!

Friday, February 24, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Consumer Advocacy Art Tour

View sculpture and statuary from MBNA artists that has been donated to an auction with the funds going towards the Consumer Advocacy Fund. The artists will be on hand to talk about their sculpture and its inspiration on this walking tour so you can learn more about what you might want to buy at the auction on Saturday.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Certified Memorialist® Luncheon

Certified Memorialists are invited to enjoy an educational presentation, networking and camaraderie at this exclusive luncheon for those with the CM® credential after their name.

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception in Vendor Display Area

Begin your JAM experience by attending the Opening Reception from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24 in the Vendor Display Area. This networking event brings you together with manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and your peers to discuss business needs and opportunities in a casual atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to expand your universe of contacts and collect ideas to apply in your business. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and a cash bar will be provided.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception in Vendor Display Area

Enjoy drinks with the vendors and attendees before heading to the Installation and Recognition Dinner.

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Installation and Recognition Dinner

The Installation and Recognition Dinner provides you with one last chance to finish building business relationships started on the display floor. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, the event features an hour-long cocktail reception followed by dinner, installation and recognition programs for CMA, PNMBA and MBNA.

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dessert Cruise

Instead of the standard “dinner entertainment”, MBNA & CMA/PNMBA have elected to rent out the beautiful William D. Evans Sternwheeler to cruise around Mission Bay! Attendees will be able to enjoy scrumptious desserts and drinks while enjoying each other’s company and the spectacular view!

Sunday, February 26, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Worship and Memorial Services with Coffee

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Awards Brunch

The Closing Awards Brunch will provide time for additional networking and a chance for a renewed energy and understanding of our industry. What better way to unwind after an exciting MBNA and CMA/PNMBA JAM than a great meal and watching your peers honored?  The MBNAspire to Success Awards and Design Contest Awards will be presented and new Certified Memorialists will be recognized.

MBNAspire to Success Awards


MBNA’s Aspire Awards were created to recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns.

Up to three (3) winners will be awarded the handsome granite MBNAspire Award, a tall, polished trophy that adds elegance and interest to any member’s lobby or bookshelf. Honorable mention entries will receive a certificate of merit suitable for framing. All winning entries will be featured in MBNews.

MBNA 2012 Design Contest

All MBNA members are eligible the 2012 MBNA Design Contest. All entries are Finished Monuments that fall into one of nine categories (Public/Civic; Cremation; Hand Etched; Laser Etched; Hand Carved; Markers; Small Monuments; Large Monuments; Novice Monuments). Winners in all sub-categories will be awarded a handsome granite award for display in their office and the overall winner will receive the Bert Gast Memorial Biondan Bronze Trophy.

All designs must originate from a MBNA member firm. Entries must include either an 8 x 10 color print and/or high-res electronic image and be accompanied by a completed entry form. Contest judges will look at elements of proportion, balance and the story the monument conveys when judging entries.

All winners will be recognized during the Awards Brunch at the 2012 JAM.  Winners will be featured in MBNews, on the website and through industry-wide press releases.