NEW TRASA Mailing Address effective 11/1/2019
PO Box 2446
Cranberry Township, PA 16066



November 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to support us at our Fall Holiday Show at the Downtown Wyndham.  Although we realize that the Friday show date may not have been ideal for many distributors and/or suppliers, it was very well attended nonetheless.  Both suppliers and distributors enjoyed the holiday format and found the event to be a great way to kick off the holiday selling season.

We are already excitedly planning our shows for 2020 including a new Client Expo on August 13 in Erie, PA.  We hope that you have penciled this show and our other shows into your budgeting and traveling schedules for 2020, as we are sure they will be a great success!  See the show dates below in the TRASA calendar.
 
We hope to see you all at the holiday party on Tuesday, December 10.


Kristina Fredericks, MAS
TRASA President
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TRASA Holiday Party Tuesday Dec 10

Join us for the Holiday Party with a German Flair on Tues, Dec. 10, 2019 at the Teutonia Club from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost per person: $35 includes 2 drink tickets, appetizers, delicious buffet dinner and FUN entertainment.

Register by Nov. 18 to enter the early bird prize drawing. Prize for best holiday attire!  Click here to register.

Welcome New 2020 Board Members



Bernice Dysard
Mineral Springs Custom Labels

John Senkinc
American Solutions for Business

Sue Caruso
Aspire Creations

Thank You Business Builder Meeting Sponsors

Great conversation and networking was had by all at the Business Builder Meetings recently.  Thank you to all the distributors who attended.

Oct.3 Altoona Breakfast Meeting -- Co-Sponsored by Bernice Dysard, Mineral Springs Custom Labels & Mark Colfer, Showdown Display

Nov. 7 Wexford Lunch Meeting -- Co-Sponsored by Jack Pieklo, Alphabroder / Prime Line and Don Spencer, Fey Promo  




Exhibitor Registration is Now Open
March 3, 2020

TRASA Expo at Printscape Arena
Canonsburg, PA

Click here to register.
Fore for TRASA
Written by Linda Ruckert, Golf Classic Co-Chair
 
We ordered a beautiful day at Cranberry Highlands on September 19 and it was delivered! We had 35 golfers ranging in an assortment of handicaps to beginners out to have fun.
 
This spacious, green, and somewhat challenging public course has been popular with the members however, the TRASA Golf Committee would like to choose a different location for next year.
Please email me if you have suggestions - Linda@lindasimprintedproducts.com.

Congratulations to this year's winners - Sal Genilla, Apex; Matt Riehl, Jules Scheck Associates; and Joe Partyka, Partyka & Associates. This threesome owned the course! They each received a Cathedral Arch Award provided by Kris Fredericks, Moderne Glass.

Longest drive - Sal Genilla
Women's longest drive. Jackie Sorrenti
The ever popular Hit it to Win It par 3 hole sponsored by Jeff Colley, Imagen Brands, were two winners - Matt Riehl and Vito Celender

Thank you for the following product sponsors:
Shoe bag donated by Scott Schaefer/Debco
Microfiber waffle towel with Provision sublimation from Amy Tilley, Pro Towels.
Golf Balls from Rebecca McLaughlin, CPS Keystone
Drinkware from Jen Edwards, PCNA
Caps from Cap America/KC Fields
Pens from Goldstar
The Board members were well dressed with a Callaway golf shirt from Joe Partyka & Associates and decorated by Apollo Embroidery.




A special thank you to Jeff Colley from Imagen Brands!
Not only does Jeff sponsor the Hit it to Win It Holes, he sponsors our Coleman lunch coolers at the turn with our boxed lunches and other skill prizes ranging from chairs, thermos, cooler jugs and coolers on wheels. Everyone was a winner thanks to Imagen Brands.
 
Consider joining us next year. New to golf? No problem. Come out for fun, prizes and show your support to TRASA.  I hope to see you next year.



Thank You Show Sponsors










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Renew your 2020 Membership Today
If you already did, thank you!

2020 is going to be a BIG year for TRASA and we want you to be a part of it. We are expanding our reach into Erie, Altoona and Pittsburgh to better serve our entire membership area.

A new website, new networking and social events, professional development, and volunteer opportunities are some of the member enhancements headed your way. Now is the time to renew or join so that you don't miss anything. The 2020 membership coupon book will also be available in January for all of the distributor members to help save you money on your orders.

Click here to renew and/or join today!


TRASA Calendar
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December 10 - TRASA Holiday Party at the Teutonia Club from 6 to 9 p.m. $35 per person. Register by 11/18 and be entered into an early bird drawing. Click here to register.

January 14 - District 1 Cocktail Hour @ PPAI Las Vegas; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More details to be announced soon.

March 3 - TRASA Expo @ Printscape Arena, Canonsburg, PA

April 16 - TRASA Altoona Client Expo, Blair County Convention Center

NEW - August 13 - TRASA Erie Client Expo, Zem Zem Shrine, Erie, PA

Sept 2 - TRASA Holiday Showcase Client Show, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
  
 
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Contact Andy Evans, Sr. Strategic Account Lead, at 800-925-7243 x4526
Contact:
Patti Ward, TRASA Executive Director
patti@trasa.net
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