2017/04 - ARCS Annual Convention (San Antonio, TX)

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APRIL 18 - 21, 2017
"Southwest Textiles/Sustainability-Energy Efficiency-Savings"

Members - $575 per person + Optional Alamo Tour $25 
Non-Members - $875 per person + Optional Alamo Tour $25
The River Walk, San Antonio San Antonio
Mariott Riverwalk La Fonda on Main - view website
Southwest School of Art - view website

The Southwest School of Art is a nationally recognized leader in visual arts education, offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as studio art programs for adults, children, and teens. For over 50 years, the Southwest School of Art has helped thousands of people unlock their creative potential and develop fulfilling connections to the arts, whether as professional working artists, dedicated dabblers, or perpetual learners.  The school offers classes in Introduction to Weaving and On Loom Weaving.

San Antonio Museum of Art - view website
Welcome to the San Antonio Museum of Art.  It’s not unusual for the first-time visitor to be astonished at the size and scope of the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, as well as Asian, art in the southern United States. The Museum also has a significant collection of Latin American art, from Pre-Columbian times to the present, showcased in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art. Our growing contemporary art collection balances some true masterpieces with notable Texas and regional art.

Fiesta San Antonio - view website
What is Fiesta San Antonio?
Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of this nation’s premier festivals with an economic impact of more than $284 million for the Alamo City. Fiesta is the Party with a Purpose. and the funds raised by official Fiesta events provide services to San Antonio citizens throughout the year. That commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. 2017 marks Fiesta's 126th anniversary!

The Alamo - view website
Remember the Alamo! The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio), Texas, United States, killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.

April 18th, Tuesday

Registration and cocktails in the hotel bar 5pm-7pm

April 19th, Wednesday 
(Associate Members will have booths outside the door!!) 
8:30 – 9:00am   - Continental Breakfast - Meet and Greet your Assoc. members 
9:00–10:00am   - Randy Hyde, ARCS Pres -Annual Board Meeting (Finances, Tech Com., EDU Com. & New BoD)
10:00-10:15am - Robert Mann of Robert Mann Rugs - Recycling Water 
10:15-10:45am - Scott Ring of Woodard’s - Going Solar by 
10:45-11:00am - Bill Fould of Deep Eddy’s - Rain Water Systems
11:00-11:15am - Coffee Break 
11:15-12:00am - Robot Creative - Lara August - Advertising, branding and marketing 
12:00-1:00pm   - LUNCH 
1:00-2:30pm     - Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute - How To Build and Inspire Performance with Rich Diviney
2:30-2:45          - Break
2:45-3:30pm     - Josh Baer - Navajo Rugs 
3:30-4:30pm     - Robert Mann - Washing Navajo rugs

4:30-5:30pm     - Board Meeting (Board members only)
Dinner on your own

April 20th, Thursday – Tours
8:30am  - Catch Bus Hotel – Aladdin Cleaning & Restoration
9:00-11:30am  - Tour Aladdin - Demonstrations Clark Lancaster,  Centrum Force with strip agents.
11:30am  - Catch Bus
12:00-1:00pm  - Lunch at La Fonda on Main
1:00pm  - Catch Bus
1:30-2:30pm     - Southwest School of Art       
3:00-5:30pm     - San Antonio Museum of Art Tour & Cocktail reception
5:30pmCatch Bus back to hotel
Dinner on your own                               
April 21th, Friday

Tour of the Alamo / Fiesta!!!! (Optional Day!) 
9:00 – 10:00am 
Conference ends….You are on your own.  Enjoy Fiesta! 

Enjoy Speakers and Demonstrations!

Advertising, branding, and marketing by Lara August of Robot Creative 

 • Going Solar by Scott Ring
 • Rain Water Rug Cleaning by Bill Foulds 
 • Recycle Water Systems by Robert Mann
Southwest Textiles:
 • History and ID of Navajo Rugs by Josh Baer 
 • Washing Navajo Rugs with Robert Mann
About Aladdin

Damon Fortenberry, Aladdin’s plant manager has been with the company since 2003.  Damon has attended numerous ARCS classes including the Intermediate Rug Cleaning class in Austin and the Intermediate Rug Repair Workshop in Denver.  He has numerous IICRC certifications, including Rug Cleaning Technician.  He most recently received his Master Rug Cleaning certification in Dallas.  

Meg Walker, Vice President of Aladdin has been with the company since 2005.  Meg earned her BBA from Texas Christian University in 2004.  She most recently earned her Master Rug Cleaning certification in 2016.  She handles the non-rug related side of the business focusing on marketing, finance and HR.  Meg is the proud mom of Travis and Campbell.

Aladdin is a full-service cleaning and restoration company that has been providing services such as Oriental rug cleaning, carpet cleaning and more for residential and commercial properties in San Antonio and surrounding areas since 1956. In 1996, we expanded our services to include 24-hour Emergency water, fire & smoke damage repair. We are committed to providing excellent services at reasonable prices for the communities we have the opportunity to serve. Aladdin has offices in San Antonio, Boerne & New Braunfels to better serve our customers in those communities.

Bob Spalten, CRS purchased Aladdin in 1996.  Aladdin was started in 1956 by Tom Wright, a former president of ASCR.  Under Bob’s direction, the business has grown over 400%. Bob is involved in several civic associations in the San Antonio area. He is the past Chairman of big Brothers Big Sisters and the past president of Alamo Kiwanis Club.  He has been a member of the Texas Cavaliers since 1998.