Annual Convention Events social and networking events abound for all attendees

Golf, Spouse/Guest & Optional Tours

Enrich your convention experience with these outstanding options

Thursday, October 31 @ 11:30 AM

2019 CCI Chemical Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament

A 12:00 pm shot-gun start by Joe Graffius of CCI Chemical will kick-off this year’s tournament at the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club. Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve in beautiful Carlsbad, California. The only coastal California course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara Golf Club features a memorable layout: par 72 over 18 holes and 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker and water challenges. Box lunches will be available at the course. Please note that if you’re planning to exhibit at Tabletop, you’ll be back from the tournament in plenty of time for the event.

Green Fees:$260 Per Person includes Lunch
Club Rental:$85 Per Person
Shoe Rental:$15 Per Person
No refunds after September 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 30 @ 9:00 AM

Design Your Own Cutting Board

Spouse/Guest Event

During this professionally guided class, you'll learn the basic techniques of wood burning, a decorative art form which dates back centuries and has been recently growing in popularity. Using a pen-like burning tool, your instructor will guide you step-by-step, teaching you the nuances of the craft. Create your own design or select your favorite phrase to etch onto a cutting board or decorative woodpiece.

Cost:$100 Per Person
No refunds after September 23, 2019

Thursday, October 31 @ 9:00 AM

Create Your Own Signature Scent

Spouse/Guest Event

Smell is the most important trigger to memory. During this fascinating session, experts will guide you through the process and artistry of perfume-making. You'll learn to sample, identify and combine your favorite scents like a perfumer, ultimately creating your own luxury signature scent to take home with you or gift to someone special.

Cost:$100 Per Person
No refunds after September 23, 2019

Thursday, October 31 @ 12:00 PM

San Diego Safari Park

Optional Tour

The San Diego Safari Park is a unique 2,200-acre wildlife preserve where over 4,000 rare and endangered animals can be seen in habitats replicating their native homelands. Go “nose to nose” with rhinos and look a sky high giraffe in the eyes on this photo caravan tour. Photo caravans are exciting, educational, and most of all a picture taker's paradise! Open air vehicles will take groups inside the East African and the Asian Plains, or South Africa and Asian Waterhole enclosures for breathtaking close ups of gazelles, impalas, zebras and gnus. The San Diego Safari Park keeper guides will accompany each photo caravan to help identify wildlife subjects and to point out interesting animal habits and natural behaviors.

Cost:$297 Per Person
No refunds after September 23, 2019

Thursday, October 31 @ 12:00 PM

Gotta Regatta

Optional Tour

The sparkling waters of the San Diego Harbor will provide a perfect place for a custom designed Sailing Regatta! It’s all hands on deck as each person will be fully engaged as the official “crew” of their vessel, vying to push their team into the winner’s circle. The teams will tackle an exciting four and a half mile course over a period of two hours. Captains will brief the crew on strategy, techniques and sailing instructions before the race.

Cost:$159 Per Person
No refunds after September 23, 2019

Annual Convention Special Events

the following events are included in your registration fee

Monday @ 10:00 AM

Canine Companions for Independence

This incredible tour of CCI's Oceanside Campus will feature CCI Pups showing their "stuff" during a training session.

Tuesday @ 3:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Meet & Greet

Join us for a lovely meet and greet where you'll have an opportunity to get to know fellow spouses.

Tuesday @ 6:00 PM

First Timer's Gathering

First year at Convention? Be sure to join us for this special gathering designed to welcome you into the NARA fold.

Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Reunite with friends and colleagues as we officially kick-off NARA's 86th Annual Convention with special entertainment by jazz Harpist Lori Andrews.

Wednesday - Friday @ 7:00 AM


Start your day off right with a delicious self-serve al fresco breakfast.

Wednesday @ 12:00 PM

Welcome Lunch

This lively and delicious luncheon is open to all attendees and will feature guest speaker Lowell Catlett.

Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Chairman's Reception

Review the day's events as you convene with fellow attendees at this relaxing event.

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Rendering for Good Annual Auction

The fifth annual auction benefits Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), which provides assistance dogs to veterans with physical disabilities.

Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Tabletop Exhibit & Reception

The perfect mix of business and pleasure. Visit suppliers' booths to learn about the latest advancements in the industry as you enjoy outstanding food and cocktails.

Friday @ 2:00 PM

Sip and Splash Pool Party

Join us for some family fun and refreshing beverages served poolside.

Friday @ 6:00 PM

Halloween-Themed Reception

Plan a theme for your company's costumes or come in your favorite get-up as you enjoy the camaraderie, laughter and fun.

Friday @ 7:00 PM

Halloween-Themed Dinner Dance

Wear your favorite Halloween costume as you compete for prizes and enjoy the music and merriment of the Zippers.