The Texas Cotton Association invites you to join us and the entire Texas cotton industry as we CELEBRATE COTTON WEEK in LUBBOCK, TEXAS, September 10-12th, 2015! 

Texas cotton industry partners have teamed up to host a TEXAS-SIZED -- CELEBRATE COTTON OPEN GOLF SCRAMBLE, on September 10, 2015, with a shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m., at the Rawls Course at Texas Tech! Calling ALL cotton producers, ginners, merchants, warehousemen, suppliers and service providers! Shot gun start will be at 1:00 p.m., and the format will include a 4-person Scramble. A Burger buffet lunch will be served at noon and the driving range will open at 11:00 a.m. Cost to play is $100/person. Registration is available on the Flow meeting online or paper registration forms and through the Lubbock Cotton Exchange at www.lubbockcottonexchange.com if you will just be participating in golf only. 

The Texas Cotton Association will kick off the annual CELEBRATE COTTON FLOW RECEPTION at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Overton Hotel in Sunset Ballroom A on September 10, 2015. The FLOW MARKETING MEETING will convene the next morning at a seated breakfast, Friday, September 11, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the same location. TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS and the TEXAS COTTON INDUSTRY present the fourth annual nationally televised "CELEBRATE COTTON GAME", as the Red Raiders take on the University of Texas-El Paso Miners on Saturday, September 12, at Jones AT & T Stadium at 2:00 p.m. Plains Cotton Growers invites YOU to join the tail gate party at noon before the game! "WE CLOTHE AMERICA" is our message! TEXAS COTTON is #1 in TEXAS and #1 in the U.S.A.! Follow the link through to our website for more details about each event during the week... 

The annual West Texas Flow/Marketing Meeting is scheduled to be held in Lubbock, Texas on September 10 & 11, 2015, at the OVERTON HOTEL, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas, 79401, 806.776.7000. The Flow/Marketing meeting is not just for merchant members. It is primarily designed to encourage discussion among cotton industry stakeholders involved in the movement of Texas Cotton. TCA members have an impeccable reputation of supplying grade A Texas cotton when our customers demand it. For forty years, the Flow/Marketing Meeting, has proven to be the right time and place to communicate and resolve problematic flow specific issues prior to harvest. Our General Session breakfast program will also include up to the minute estimated quality and anticipated yield reports for this year's crop, as well as other pertinent topics affecting the marketability and flow of Texas cotton. 

We will kick off the TCA WEST TEXAS CELEBRATE COTTON FLOW RECEPTION, scheduled to be held from 7-9:00 p.m., in the Overton hotel's Sunset A Ballroom on the lobby level and foyer area, for members, non-members and guests. One of the Texas cotton industry highlights of the year, this evening provides an atmosphere for attendees to meet and greet each other personally, trade ideas, get questions answered and concerns communicated. Besides all that, it's a great way to relax and have fun with our industry business associates and friends! 

The FLOW / MARKETING MEETING, a seated breakfast program, will begin at 9:00 a.m., in the Overton hotel's Sunset A Ballroom on the lobby level. Rick Stone of Cargill Cotton, Lubbock, Texas, will preside. A tentative agenda is posted in the drop down under FLow Meeting in the header of this website. We request that you reference a report of the Transportation Strategic Planning Committee (TSPC) also published on our website n an effort to reach beyond our membership and include a broader spectrum of our industry stakeholders for comment. The TSPC has been re-authorized by President Rick Stone to continue its strategic efforts. We encourage industry participation through comments that will be analyzed by the committee and addressed at the Flow meeting on September 11, 2015. You may reference the  report and blog by clicking this link: Transportation Strategic Planning Committee With the anticipation of another bountiful Texas crop, the necessity of smooth, efficient and timely flow of Texas cotton is imminent. The Flow meeting 2015 gives us the opportunity as an industry to come together to address the crucial care of Texas cotton movement to market, so that all involved can all be successful, and so Texas cotton can maintain its valuable reputation globally.
 
FLOW MEETING HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS may be made by calling the OVERTON HOTEL toll free 888.776.7001, requesting a room in the Texas Cotton Association - FLOW meting rate, an incredibly low special rate of $109+tax for a single or a double accomodations. You may also book your room online by clicking Online Hotel Reservations and the TCA page will appear! Our group code is 090915TCA for utilizing the online method for reserving your room nights. 

We have contracted rooms for the nights of September 9th through September 11th. Based upon availability, rooms will also be sold as early as September 7, 2015, for those wanting to come in early to survey the crop and visit with the local cotton merchants and Primary Marketing Member offices in Lubbock! We have secured a couple of rooms for $324+tax per night for those of you wanting to stay over for the COTTON GAME. Friday and Saturday night stay is required. The availability of these rooms over the weekend will not last! Please don't delay! In order to be assured of the reduced rate during the Flow activities, you must act no later than the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on August 24, before any remaining rooms in our block are cancelled and returned to the hotel for general sales. In making your plans, please also note that hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. 

FLOW MEETING REGISTRATION is available online or by selecting .pdf forms in the drop down menu under West Texas Flow Meeting 2015 located in the header on our website. Secure and easy to use online forms are also provided on the right hand side of the home page of our website. You can pay right there using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Upon receipt of your pre-registration fee, we will prepare a name badge for you which is your ticket to all functions including the Reception and Flow/Marketing Meeting. On site registration will be also be available, but will increase by $5.00. All registration fees are subject to a late fee if received after September 2, 2015. If you prefer to register by mail or fax, select "forms to fax or mail" in the drop down menu under West Texas Flow Meeting 2015. If you wish to mail your registration form, our address is The Texas Cotton Association, P.O. Box 765098, Dallas, Texas 75376-5098 or you may fax it to us at 972.283.3TCA (3822), indicating your method of payment. 

TCA CELEBRATE COTTON GIVEAWAY! Be sure to buy raffle tickets to enter the TCA CELEBRATE COTTON GIVEAWAY! Valuable prizes will be given away during the Cotton Flow Reception by TCA President, Rick Stone! Here's how it works: Winners will be announced at the Cotton Flow Reception, Thursday, September 10, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Great e-opportunity to purchase to play on the West Texas Flow Marketing Meeting online registration form. You may also buy tickets at the door. Buy raffle tickets priced at $5.00 per ticket. For each increment of 5 tickets that you buy, you will receive one ticket absolutely FREE! You may buy one ticket or as many as you like to increase your chances to win. Your ticket(s) will be placed in your badge holder that you will pick up at the registration desk on Wednesday night at the TCA Cotton Flow Reception! Simply remove one part of the two part ticket and place it in the raffle drum. Retain the other part and listen for your name to be called! Winners must be present to win. The TCA CELEBRATE COTTON Giveaway begins today and will end promptly at 6:00 p.m., on September 11, 2015. Go straight to the online registration form and enter for your chance to win!

THE COTTON CLUB! You will also find a place on the registration form to join the Cotton Club. The Cotton Club was established as an integral part of providing an exceptional organization for members. Since meeting registration fees don't cover the full cost of TCA meetings, these extra dollars create opportunities for industry cohesiveness and growth that may not otherwise exist. Participation in the annual meeting fund by members and other interested parties, is important because it indicates the depth and breadth of confidence by those closest to the association. Every donor and every gift is vital to maintaining the ongoing strength of The Texas Cotton Association...year after year. Simply join The Cotton Club and watch our network grow. Enjoy extra membership benefits during meetings and be eligible to be included in an extra drawing for prizes and gifts. The Cotton Club members will also be recognized in the printed materials at our meetings.

SPONSORS! We are inviting you to participate in a sponsorship to help-us-help-you get your firm's name in front of potential customers. Your gift enables our association to continue to have this meeting, incurring little or no cost. It provides a time and place for every segment of our cotton trade - producers, ginners, warehouses, merchants and those who help facilitate the movement of our cotton, to engage in discussion and to seek to eliminate any problematic issues standing in the way of efficient and timely movement of cotton. Your gift also helps us to maintain our reputation with our foreign buyers when they look to buy Texas cotton from TCA members. When our customers do business with TCA members, they are assured that the cotton purchased or sold will be promptly paid for and delivered pursuant to the terms and conditions of the contract. Most importantly, our members are required to abide by contracts and submit all disputes that are not amicably resolved through our arbitration system. TCA members are the key link in the cotton marketing chain representing one of the world's major cotton producing regions. Partnering with our suppliers and service providers is prudent business practice and protects the financial interests and good trading practices of our members. We encourage you to commit today and support the members of the TCA. The Officers, Directors, Merchant members and Primary Marketing members of The Texas Cotton Association, thank you for your partnership! Sponsor packages are detailed on the sponsorship form. Access the links in the box to your left to sponsor online or go to the West Texas Flow Meeting Page and download a form to fax 972.283.3TCA (3822) or mail a copy to P.O. Box 765098, Dallas, Texas, 75376-5098. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! We accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express! Please consider supporting at one of the following levels:

  • FLOW CHAMPION -- $1,500
  • FLOW AUTHORITY -- $1,000
  • FLOW PARTNER -- $500
  • FLOW FRIEND -- $250

Upon arrival, you will receive a name badge and a sponsor ribbon indicating that you are one of the contributors responsible for our success! Texas Cotton Association thanks you in advance for your continued support!


"CELEBRATE COTTON Game" & Activities
September 12, 2015

***** Celebrate Cotton Game Tickets On Sale NOW! *****

All TCA Flow Meeting Participants are invited to the fourth annual Celebrate Cotton Game as the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the University of Texas-El Paso Miners! The game begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Jones AT&T Stadium. Tickets start at just $35 and can be purchased online at http://www.texastech.com/promocode (code is COTTON15) or by calling 806-742-TECH and asking for the Cotton Game special rate. Plains Cotton Growers will host a tailgate event with Lone Star State Bank beginning at noon Saturday. Look for the bank’s “Big Red Fire Truck” on the north side of the lot west of the stadium. If you plan to attend the tailgate, please call PCG to RSVP at (806) 792-4904.
On  September 10, PCG will  host the inaugural Celebrate Cotton Runway Show beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Court of South Plains Mall, located at Slide Road and South Loop 289. If you or someone you know would like to participate as a model, please contact PCG as soon as possible.
  
Team up with TCA members and the Texas cotton industry during "CELEBRATE COTTON" week, September 10-12, in Lubbock, Texas!

The Officers and Directors of The Texas Cotton Associationthank you for your interest in TEXAS COTTON, our association, and our meetings. We are hopeful that you will be able to join us for another successful annual West Texas Flow/Marketing Meeting & "CELEBRATE COTTON" week!

  • Rick Stone, President, Lubbock
  • Cary Huff, 1st Vice President, Lubbock
  • Raymond Faus, 2nd Vice President, Dallas
  • Kandice Poteet, Executive Vice President, Dallas
  • Ross Barber, Past President and Director, Lubbock 
  • Shawn Canale, Director, Lubbock
  • David Edwards, Immediate Past President, Dallas
  • Hank Gray, Director, Dallas
  • Darren Newton, Director, Lubbock
  • Nick Peay, Director, Cordova
  • John Snead, Director, Montgomery
  • Josh Underwood, Director, Lubbock

Register and make your room reservations NOW! Head on out to the High Plains of TEXAS... where cotton is KING!