Professional and Commercial Sports Field Managers:
I’m honored and excited to serve as your NCSTMA president for the 2022 year, I believe we have a great opportunity to grow as a chapter and do some great things this year. I would also like to personally thank past president Scott Thompson for all the work he put into the organization during a very challenging 2021 year.
The NCSTMA board recently had our annual planning meeting, and we discussed our upcoming plans and where we see the organization headed in 2022. Our top priority will be getting back to hosting our quarterly chapter meetings in-person this year, as well as finishing off the year with our regional conference and trade show. (Southeast Regionals Sports Turf Conference – November 13-16, 2022). We are also working on a date to hold a social event for our members, so stay tuned for more information on those events!
We appreciate the support from our current members and encourage those who may not have renewed, or who wonder if they should join to consider it. The educational value alone more than compensates for the cost of a membership. Now that we plan to meet again in person, the additional value provided consists of networking with colleagues and vendors, as well as the opportunity to tour various facilities throughout our state.
Vendor sponsorship packages are available through our partners program (Partners Program). Your support makes it possible for our chapter to host affordable, quality events, and our members recognize the support. The partners program also offers branding opportunities on our website and at meeting venues, as well as the same educational and networking opportunities as our members.
It was also announced at the National SFMA conference in Savannah this year that NCSTMA made a $30,000 donation to the S.A.F.E. foundation to fund research on two different projects. One was “Evaluating the Playability and Lower Leg Forces during the Course of a Football Season”; and one on the “Impact of Turfgrass Species, Soil Moisture and Mowing Height on Athlete Performance and Perception.”
Information on a March 2022 is available now. You can also find information regarding events on our website (ncstma.org).
I look forward to seeing everyone in person again this year!