And the answer to the big question is...Jamaica!
That's right, the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, next February! The Board of Directors recently made the decision to head to Jamaica for the first time in the CCTA's history. The site hotel will be the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa (located right on the beach), while the Exhibit Hall and several sessions will be held at the beautiful Montego Bay Convention Centre just down the road. The exact dates of the three-day Annual Meeting are February 3, 4 and 5, 2015. So Save Those Dates. The host cable system will be General Satellite Network, so be prepared to enjoy some great Jamaican hospitality. More details on the 2015 Annual Meeting will be available later this year.
More great training just around the corner
Here are more dates to save on your calendar: July 15, 16 and 17! That's when the highly-successful Technical Training will take place, once again at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan. Associate Director John T. Kurpinski, Sr., will be developing the agenda and he is asking for suggestions for topics from the association's cable operators. For all you Active Members out there, you know what your staffs need in the way of education. So send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be forwarded to John. Whenever possible, John sources speakers from among our Associate Members. Registration and information on booking rooms at the Sheraton will be released closer to the dates.
2014 Community Charities Program underway
The 2014 Community Charities Program recently opened for nominations. Since 1993, the CCTA has contributed more than $281,000 to charitable organizations in the region. The charities are nominated by the Active Members and then reviewed by the members of the Board of Directors who make the final selection. Nominations for this year's program must be submitted by May 15, 2014. Over the years, the grants have ranged between $750 and $1,000 each. Active Members are urged to use the presentation of the checks to their nominated charities to promote their companies, the association, and the cable television industry in the Caribbean.
Did You Know...
... that Montego Bay is the capital of St. James parish, located on the northwest side of the island of Jamaica? Frequently called Mobay, the city is situated on the ocean and surrounded by majestic hills. The city has its own airport, Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Don't make the mistake of flying into Kingston, because then you'll have to rent a car and drive for hours before glimpsing enchanting Montego Bay.