AWCI's Industry Executives' Conference and Committee Meetings

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October 4, 10:15 a.m.—Noon

$50 per person

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Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game that Ellen DeGeneres plays on her show, and now you can play it with your AWCI CARES friends. From naming celebrities, to singing, to accents—guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the time runs out! The cost is $50 per person. All proceeds will go to support AWCI CARES. This event is open to guests of all ages.

AWCI IEC activities
Sponsored by:
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member

Spouse/Guest Welcome Reception

October 4, 12:30 p.m.—2 p.m.

AWCI first lady Rosie Sellers invites all spouses/guests to the president’s suite for a cool beverage and mouth-watering appetizers. Feeling lucky? You could win a door prize.

Rosie Sellers

President's Welcome Reception

October 4, 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Join AWCI President Ed Sellers and first lady Rosie Sellers for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

Sponsored by:
Lifetime Member
Ed Sellers


Lunch at Rocking K Ranch and “4-Wheeling” Jeep Adventure

Oct. 5, 12 Noon—4 p.m.

$165 per person
Deadline to register: September 27

Depart: 12 Noon
Lunch: 12:45 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
4-Wheeling Adventure: 1:30 p.m.—4 p.m.
Return: Approx. 4 p.m.

Meet at the front entrance of the Westin La Paloma at 12 Noon. Six-passenger open-air Jeeps with drivers will take you first to Rocking K Ranch.

“Four wheeling” is the perfect way to see the true Sonoran Desert. From the desert floor to the majestic mountains, the experienced Jeep wranglers are “outdoor” people knowledgeable in the field of native flora and fauna.

Once at Rocking K Ranch enjoy lunch under the pavilion. The menu includes tossed seasonal greens with tomatoes, cucumbers and choice of dressing; grilled chicken breasts; grilled beer brats; grilled all-beef hamburgers with all the fixings; Sonoran pasta salad; freshly baked cookies and brownies; iced tea, soft drinks and bottled water; coffee, hot tea, decaf; imported and domestic beer. Please advise if you have special dietary needs when you register for the tour.

Jeep Adventure Jeep Adventure

After lunch this rugged 4-wheeling adventure will take you through some of the most beautiful desert regions in all of Arizona. The desert is full of wildlife, and the wranglers are quick to point out any deer, jackrabbits, javelin or other wildlife that might cross your path. You will enjoy a botanical nature walk that will help you gain an appreciation of the lushest desert in the world, and the live critter demonstration will give you an up-close-and-personal look at some of the desert’s inhabitants.

Jeep Adventure
Jeep Adventure
Recommended Dress Attire:
  • Comfortable, closed toe walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hat
  • Sun Screen
  • Shorts & T-shirts

Foundation Golf Tournament

October 5, 12:30 p.m.—7 p.m.

$250 per player

Playing at La Paloma isn’t your typical experience. One of Jack Nicklaus’s earlier designs, the course earned the Signature distinction for his high level of involvement in the development of the course from start to finish. Mini-Verde Bermuda greens, dense fairways, seven sets of tee boxes per hole and pristine white sand bunkers all contribute to a premium round. Nestled into the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the spectacular panoramic vistas may just make you forget the challenges of the uniquely playable course. Join your fellow golfers on this must-play destination!

The golf course is on the conference’s hotel property, so no transportation is needed—it’s a short walk from the meeting space.

The winners will be announced during the Final Night Reception. Cost is $250 per player.

Foundation Golfers
Golf Course
Sponsored by:
Lead Sponsor & Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member


Lifetime Member


Foundation 50-50 Raffle
(Three Winners Split the Pot)

Win money for yourself as well as the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry! Cash prizes will be awarded to three winning ticket holders. Cost to enter is $100 per ticket or five for $400. Tickets are available in advance or onsite. Winners will be selected during the Final Night Reception. You do not need to be present to win.

The cost to enter is $100 per ticket or five for $400. Tickets are available in advance or on-site. Winners will be selected during the Final Night Reception. You do not need to be present to win.

FWCI 50/50 Raffle

Final Night Reception

October 6, 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Are you the big winner of the Foundation’s 50-50 raffle? Find out while enjoying a cold beverage and saying goodbye until next year.

2017 Sponsors

AWCI Conference

  • Lifetime Member
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  • Lifetime Member
  • Lifetime Member

Foundation Golf Tournament

  • Lifetime Member
  • Lifetime Member
  • Lifetime Member
  • Lifetime Member
  • Lead Sponsor & Lifetime Member