Social events are critical to the success of every user group because they enable people to meet in a relaxed environment and expand their networks for problem-solving. The Western Turbine Users is hosting several “not-to-be-missed” functions in 2013 as part of the organization’s 23rd annual conference.
Golf tournament will be held at the Riverwalk Golf Club, Sunday, March 10, from 7:30 am to 12:30. Buses depart from outside the Omni lobby at 6 am and at 6:15 from outside the Hilton lobby. Tournament Chair is WTUI VP Jim Bloomquist. He expects more than 100 golfers for the event.
As in past years, the WTUI tournament will be a four-person (sometimes three or two), 18-hole, shotgun scramble format. Prizes will be awarded for lowest team score, men’s and women’s long drives, and closest to the pin.
Tennis tournament, Balboa Tennis Club, Sunday, March 10, from 10 am to 1 pm. Bus departs at 9:30 from outside the Omni lobby. Tournament Chair Jim Hinrichs expects about a dozen players.
Welcome Hospitality Reception, Sunday evening, will be held in the San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion Exhibit Hall, from 5:30 to 8:30. This event coincides with the opening of the exhibition hall All conference attendees and spouses/guests are invited.
Spouse tour on Monday is to Old Town San Diego, known as the “Birthplace of California.” Bus departs at 9 am outside the Omni lobby for a day of sightseeing, historic storytelling, entertainment, as well as shopping in 40 unique gift stores—including a few with working artisans. A highlight is the free museum that charts the history of the old city. There’s time for lunch, of course. Bus returns to the Omni at 3 pm.
The Monday Night Reception, sponsored by WTUI, will have a sports theme this year. The fun event, called “WTUI Sports Park,” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 in Ballroom 6 of the Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion—a little more than a baseball’s throw away from Petco Park. Imagine the largest sports bar you have ever seen, filled with your friends and colleagues. The evening will feature games, photos, and food—everything a sports bar and sports park would have.