WTUI 2020: Special Events

Sunday

Golf. The Skylinks at Long Beach is the premier course in the area, with a demanding slope rating of 130. Designed by award-winning architect Cal Olson in 2004, it is said to challenge all levels of golfers. The championship links-style course extends 6909 yards and features narrow, rolling Bermuda fairways, over 70 bunkers, and well-guarded bentgrass and poa annua greens.

Format for the tournament will be a four-person (sometimes three or two persons), 18-hole shotgun scramble. You must pre-register for golf at www.wtui.com; fee is $100 per player.

Buses depart the Hyatt Regency Long Beach lobby entrance at 6:00 a.m. and the Renaissance Long Beach at 6:15.

Bowling. The WTUI tournament for the first 50 pre-registered bowlers takes place at Cal Bowl, located about 20 minutes from the Long Beach Convention Center. The facility is equipped with 68 state-of-the-art lanes. Registration is at www.wtui.com; fee is $30, including shoes and refreshments.

Welcome reception. Doors to the Convention Center Exhibit Hall open at 5:30, allowing all registered conference attendees and spouses/guests their first look at products and services offered by the more than 150 sponsoring exhibitors. Refreshment stations are located throughout the exhibit hall. Doors close at 8:30.

Monday

Spouse tour of the legendary cruise ship Queen Mary runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00, and includes lunch. Exhibits throughout the vessel chart the ship’s history from its launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner of its time, to her duty as a troop ship during WWII, and through the golden years of the 1950s.

Participation is limited to the first 55 pre-registered spouses/guests (sign up at www.wtui.com). Fee of $75 includes the tour and luncheon and bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach lobby entrance at 9:30.

Women in power, a special session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 in Promenade 102A, will be chaired by JoAnn Haynes of CleanAir Engineering.

Monday night reception, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30, in the Pacific Ballroom (adjacent to the Convention Center), features entertainment by the Spazmatics, a well-known chain band that plays cover songs from the 1980s. Sure to be a fun evening. Admission is restricted to conference attendees and registered guest/spouses 21 years and older; name badges or wristbands are required.

Tuesday

Recognition awards for service to WTUI and the industry will be presented at the luncheon, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00.

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