The meeting in San Antonio ended up becoming a remarkable event for Texas Fence Association members. On Friday, September 14th many enjoyed what San Antonio had to offer – the Riverwalk. Some went on a refreshing yet cool walk throughout the Riverwalk while others enjoyed socializing at local pubs, bars and restaurants. Those who had rooms in the higher floors at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio were given an amazing view of the downtown San Antonio skyline.
Saturday morning seemed to roll around quicker than the late night before. Though early, those attending the Board Meeting were treated with a nice breakfast at the Pavilion just across the street from the hotel. Saturday brought a day of business, member involvement, teaching and learning backed by the American Fence Association.
Jon Stiles, an American Fence Association director, taught a class on many key areas for fence installations (before, during and after the project) as well as safety (personal and private). He extensively noted the importance of helping others in the industry that would help to better the industry itself and for this reason Jon was the keynote speaker for the General Meeting at the Texas Fence Association September Meeting. His enthusiasm for the working in the fence industry was rewarding for us listening; it gave us a feeling that we should all excel in our business and as individuals as well.
Soon after the meeting at the Pavilion the men went to play at the La Cantera Golf Club just on the edge of northwest San Antonio (near Six Flags) and the women went to enjoy themselves in downtown San Antonio. The opportunities of networking and connecting with others in the fence association is truly rewarding – it is a priceless commodity.