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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2012 / VOL 35 / NO.3


62 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK SEFA - PO Box 448, Elba, AL 36323 • Tel: 847.370.9022 • Fax: 847.516.6728 • Email: • SOUTHEASTERN FASTENER ASSOCIATION ROSS BRIDGE GOLF RESORT HOSTS GREAT CONFERENCE FOR SEFA This year’s spring conference proved to be a rejuvenation of the fastener industry and the SEFA. A larger percent of the member companies gathered at Ross Bridge Golf Resort in Birmingham, Alabama taking advantage of the many programs offered over a three day period. The opening reception, on April 11th provided great networking and reacquainting with fastener friends. A buffet dinner and cocktails were served but to top off the evening there was putt putt glow golf. If only we could have gotten pictures of that!! Dark had long fallen but the putting green was decorated with glow sticks, lit up cups and glow balls challenging even the best of golfers. The final hole was the toughest and no one was leaving until a ball was sunk. Thanks to Bob Bialas, the quest was met and the glow golf ended with another success!! Golfers enjoyed two opportunities to golf. The first golf event was at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and the second at Oxmoor Valley, both part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Ross Bridge being over 8100 yards long offered plenty of opportunities for the “perfect shot.” Oxmoor featured its’ own challenges with both courses offering great golf and a fun afternoon for all golfers. Congratulations to Golf Winners: 1st Place Glen Goins (Southern Fasteners and Supply) Steven Stewart (Southern Fasteners and Supply) Frank Male (F. R. Male Associates) Lee Parker (Vulcan Threaded Products) 2nd Place Donnie Shrum (Fastener Supply Co.) Tony Nelson (Fastener Supply Co.) Jim Witucki (Nucor Fastener) Don West (Nucor Fastener) Long Drive Bobby Fail (XL Screw Corp.) Closest to the Pin Don West (Nucor Fastener) Hole in One Putt Putt Glow Golf Bob Bialas Thursday evening’s dinner was an elegant affair with awards, raffles, silent auction and appreciation plaques presented to Ernie Pine for his terms as Chairman and Joanne Bialas’ terms as President. Both were gracious enough to serve two years to help the SEFA’s transition. Joanne, with pleasure, passed the gavel on to incoming President Tony Nelson. We thank all those who donated prizes, bought the many raffle tickets and silent auction items bringing in revenue for the scholarship fund. Watching Donnie Shrum and Pete Carlino check their block long strips of tickets every time a number was called was especially fun! Thank You Prize Donors: Ameribolt, Inc. Brighton-Best International Capital Marketing Divspec Elgin Fastener Group F.R. Male Associates Fastener Supply Co. Ford Fasteners Ifastgroupe International Fasteners, Inc. Kanebridge Corp. Metric & Multistandard Components Corp. Nucor Fastener Southern Fasteners and Supply Stelfast Inc. Vertex Distribution XL Screw Corp. Dan Reeves proved to be an interesting speaker as he spoke of his thoughts of football past and present, his experiences and respect for players. Once he made a commitment, as a kid, to play football there was no turning back. Commitments were to be followed through. He has great respect for football and all sports. He entertained with stories of players he was fortunate to play with as well as coaches he played for. After speaking to the audience and answering questions, he was affable enough to stay on to autograph photos as requested by attendees. please turn to page 96


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