The Texas Cotton Association invites you to join us and the entire Texas cotton industry as we CELEBRATE COTTON WEEK in LUBBOCK, TEXAS, September 15 -17, 2016! 

Texas cotton industry partners have teamed up to host a TEXAS-SIZED -- CELEBRATE COTTON OPEN GOLF SCRAMBLE, on September 15, 2016, 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! 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 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Overton Hotel in Sunset Ballroom A on September 15, 2016. The FLOW MARKETING MEETING will convene the next morning at a seated breakfast, Friday, September 16, 2016, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the same location. TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS and the TEXAS COTTON INDUSTRY present the fifth annual nationally televised "CELEBRATE COTTON GAME", as the Red Raiders take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, September 17, at Jones AT & T Stadium at 6:00 p.m. Plains Cotton Growers invites YOU to join the tail gate party before the game! "CELEBRATE COTTON" is the theme! TEXAS COTTON is #1 in TEXAS and #1 in the U.S.A.! A tentative agenda is available in the drop down menu in the header of our website under Flow Marketing Meeting 2016. 

The FLOW / MARKETING MEETING, a seated breakfast program, will begin at 8:30 a.m., in the Overton hotel's Sunset A Ballroom on the lobby level. Raymond Faus of OMNICOTTON U.S.A., Inc., Plano, Texas, will preside. 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 are known to have an impeccable reputation of supplying grade A Texas cotton when our customers demand it. For over 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. But WE ALL need to DIG DEEPER! This year, the first part of our seated breakfast program will include a quick overview of 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. After the brief informational session, we will move into a Town Hall Transportation meeting format where we will be informed about emerging issues, gauge where the industry stands and identify and implement solutions to the problems we face. The Town Hall setting will consist of a moderator managing the session and cotton transportation experts representing trucks, steamships, warehouses, ports and merchants, responding to questions presented. Questions will be gathered in advance of the meeting from each segment to be posed to other segments by completing the TOWN HALL TRANSPORATION QUESTIONNAIRE circulated to all members and others, registered or not, to participate in the Town Hall Transportation meeting. We will also accomodate questions from the floor and invite the audience to provide input. It is imperative that each voice count from each segment so that the entire cotton industry will benefit from these talks and perfect the movement of our cotton to market. We believe that this format will bring back a dialogue that has died over the years. Your attendance and participation will help us WIN a Town Hall VICTORY that will benefit ALL participating stakeholders in the movement of TEXAS COTTON! Let's join hands in the movement! 

In preparation of the meeting, we also request that you reference a report published by the Transportation Strategic Planning Committee (TSPC) a couple of years back, designed to reach beyond our membership and include a broader spectrum of our industry stakeholders for comment. You may reference the report and blog by clicking this link: Transportation Strategic Planning Committee .

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 $119+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! We have contracted rooms for the nights of September 13th through September 15th. We have secured a couple of rooms for $350+tax per night for those of you wanting to stay over for the COTTON GAME. Friday and Saturday night stay is required. Please let me know if there are any takers! This is the very best rate available at the Overton during the football season on home game weekends. In order to be assured of the reduced TCA special meeting rate during the Flow activities, you must act no later than the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on August 29, before any remaining rooms in our block are cancelled and returned to the hotel for general sales. This is a BUSY week in Lubbock and rooms go fast! 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 2016 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 $10.00. All registration fees are subject to a late fee if received after September 5, 2016. 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 2016. 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, Raymond Faus! Here's how it works: Winners will be announced at the Cotton Flow Reception, Thursday, September 15, 2016, by 8:00 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 15, 2016. 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 at our meetings.

SPONSORS! YOUR contribution to this year's meeting will help us WIN a Town Hall VICTORY that will benefit ALL stakeholders in the movement of TEXAS COTTON! 
Let's join hands in the movement! Advertise your company name to friends and potential business associates during the Flow activities September 15 & 16, 2016! 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 drop down menu in the header of our website under Flow Meeting 2016 to online registration or forms to fax or mail. 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 of the cotton merchandising segment!


"CELEBRATE COTTON Game" & Activities
September 17, 2016

***** 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 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs! The game begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jones AT&T Stadium. Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased online at Buy tickets (code is COTTON16) or by calling 806-742-TECH and asking for the Cotton Game special rate. Seats at this price are only available in certain sections. If a particular section is preferred, you must purchase tickets at the regular rate. Plains Cotton Growers will host a tailgate event with Lone Star State Bank on 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.

Team up with TCA members and the Texas cotton industry during "CELEBRATE COTTON" week, September 15-17, 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.

  • Raymond Faus, TCA President of Plano
  • Angie Goodman, TCA First Vice President of Lubbock
  • Alan Vinson, TCA Second Vice President of Lubbock
  • Kandice Poteet, Executive Vice President of Dallas
  • Rick Stone, Immediate Past President of Lubbock
  • Shawn Canale of Lubbock
  • John King of Houston
  • Koby Reed of Lubbock, Texas
  • John Romines of Houston
  • John Snead of Montgomery
  • Ray Ragsdale of Moody

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