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 25 @ 11:30 AM

2018 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 Monarch Beach Golf Links, a nationally recognized championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Resting on a California Riviera bluff with sweeping views to the sea, this par-70 course offers an unending variety of play for golfers of all skill levels. 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:$295 Per Person
Club Rental:$85 Per Person
No refunds after September 20, 2018

Wednesday, October 24 @ 9:00 AM

Tour of San Juan Capistrano

Spouse/Guest Event

Located south of Laguna Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano is a unique landmark that dates back to 1776. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds, which include the Serra Chapel, as well as remnants of an 18th century Spanish encampment and various courtyards and exhibits.

Cost:$100 Per Person
No refunds after September 20, 2018

Thursday, October 25 @ 9:00 AM

Design Your Own Handbag

Spouse/Guest Event

Laudi-Vidni is "individual" spelled backwards, and their custom leather goods bar will allow you to choose the handbag style you want and customize it with gorgeous leathers, lining and other details. A portion of this event will be donated to the Grace Tsao-Wu Differencemaker Fellowship at One Million Degrees, an organization that empowers low-income, community college students to succeed in life.

Cost:$100 Per Person
No refunds after September 20, 2018

Thursday, October 25 @ 11:30 AM

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Optional Tour

For the finest in first-class luxury, this fun and relaxing electric boat cruise is a must-try! Tour the seven islands of Newport Beach Harbor, which hold some the most valuable real estate in Southern California, while enjoying the gossip column stories of today and yesterday. Learn who owns which yacht, how they made their money and which celebrities currently own homes in the harbor.

Cost:$154 Per Person
No refunds after September 20, 2018

Thursday, October 25 @ 11:30 AM

Ocean Strokes

Optional Tour

Following a brief orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to kayak through Dana Point Harbor. Enjoy incredible views and local sea life as your experienced guide offers an amazing and informative experience with a personalized 1:6 instructor to student ratio. This is one experience you'll always remember!

Cost:$196 Per Person
No refunds after September 20, 2018

Annual Convention Special Events

the following events are included in your registration fee

Tuesday - Thursday @ 7:00 AM


Start your day off right with a delicious self-serve breakfast available ocean-side.

Tuesday @ 3:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Meet & Greet

Join us in the Chairman's Suite 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 NRA fold.

Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Reunite with friends and colleagues as we officially kick-off NRA's 85th Annual Convention!

Wednesday @ 7:30 AM

Spouse/Guest Breakfast Table

Stop by and meet fellow spouses and guests at our special breakfast table.

Wednesday @ 12:00 PM

Welcome Lunch

This lively and delicious luncheon is open to all attendees and will feature guest speaker Greg Schwem.

Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Chairman's Reception

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

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.

Thursday @ 8:00 PM

Rendering for Good Annual Auction

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

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

Get ready for an evening of great camaraderie at this ocean-side reception.

Friday @ 7:00 PM

Halloween-Themed Dinner Dance

Bring your favorite costume or nab a few items from the Costume Corner before the music and merriment get underway.