Upcoming 2013 Regional Receptions
November 12th ~ Birmingham - To Be Announced
November 21st ~ Mobile - 5 Rivers
Past Receptions - Info & Pictures from 2012 and 2013
Brewton Regional Reception - July 18, 2013
AFA held its Brewton Regional Reception on Thursday, July 18 at the Country Club of Brewton. Special Guest Attorney General Luther Strange made the evening especially worthwhile. We were also grateful to have Representative Alan Baker with us. Our reception sponsors were Beard Equipment and John Deere, the City of Brewton, and the United Bank of Atmore. We appreciate all the support and the great turnout from our members and all those that made the effort to attend. With this reception being only our second time in Brewton and having such success, we are excited to see what next year will look like.
Birmingham Regional Reception - July 11, 2013
On Thursday July 11th, AFA held its Regional Reception at the beautiful Carraway Davie House in Birmingham, and it was a great success. Easily the largest attendance at a reception this year, the crowd included AFA members, prospective members and prominent public officials. Joining us as special guests were Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Luther Strange. They both made brief comments to the gathering and expressed their appreciation and support of AFA. Lt. Governor Ivey, accompanied by her chief of staff, Steve Pelham, has already been endorsed by ForestPAC, AFA’s political arm. Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Mike Bolin also attended. Legislators in attendance were Jabo Waggoner, Jerry Fielding and Scott Beason from the Alabama Senate and Jack Williams, Jim Carns, Jim McClendon, David Standridge and Paul DeMarco from the Alabama House of Representatives. Jefferson County Commission Chairman David Carrington was also there joined by fellow commissioner Joe Knight. We invite all of our local elected officials to our receptions and we were pleased with the turnout. Allowing these officials to mix and mingle with our membership is a great way for relationships to be developed that will prove beneficial in the future.
Local officials like Commissioner Stephanie Smoke, Representative Jay Love, county engineers Richie Beyer and David Bufkin, Judge Tom Parker and others made it a priority to attend and meet with the people who make up the 10% of Alabama residents who are a part of our industry. Thanks so much for our sponsors for the event; Balch and Bingham, LLP and First South Farm Credit.
Thank you to all who came out! Use the link below to see if you made out photo album.
See Birmingham Regional Reception pictures here
Mobile Regional Reception - June 27, 2013
AFA held its first Mobile Area Regional Reception of 2013 on Thursday, June 27. It was our third time being at the beautiful Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. We had an outstanding turnout with Attorney General Luther Strange highlighting the evening. We also had the opportunity to talk with significant members of our legislature, including Representatives Alan Baker, James Buskey, Chad Fincher, Jamie Ison, David Sessions, Harry Shiver, and Senators Rusty Glover and Trip Pittman. We are grateful for all they do for Alabama and for their attendance at the reception. Our sponsors for the evening were Adams & Reese, Allen Southern Electric Motor Service, Beard Equipment, Hancock Bank, Motion Industries, and Wesco Gas & Welding Supply. Without their support, our first Mobile Reception would not have been such a success.