President Sam Clay of The Texas Cotton Association, cordially invites you to join us at the annual FLOW/MARKETING MEETING to be held on August 31 and September 1, 2021, at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock, Texas! This annual meeting is primarily designed to encourage discussion among cotton industry stakeholders involved in the movement of Texas Cotton. Since 1973, the Flow/Marketing Meeting has proven to be the right time and place to communicate and resolve problematic flow specific issues prior to harvest.  

The Texas Cotton Association will kick off the annual TEXAS COTTON FLOW RECEPTION from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Overton Hotel in Sunset Ballroom A on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. This is the largest industry networking event of the season where cotton transportation is the theme! Connect at this can't miss social and business opportunity! 

SEATED BREAKFAST FLOW MEETING will be held in Sunset AB, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, featuring speakers addressing issues pertinent to our members and a moderated Flow Panel of experts. Breakfast program will begin at 8:00 a.m and we expect to adjourn around noon or later. A tentative agenda has been published under Flow Meeting 2021 in the header of our website. The program will accommodate questions from the floor and invite the audience to provide input. It is imperative that ALL stakeholders participate so that the entire cotton industry will benefit from these talks and perfect the movement of our cotton to its final destination. If you have any specific questions that you would like us to address or research prior to the program, please email [email protected] 

FLOW MEETING HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS may be made by calling the OVERTON HOTEL toll free 888.776.7001 or 806.776.7000, requesting a room in the Texas Cotton Association - FLOW meeting block, for a special rate of $129+tax for a single or double, $169+tax for a King Suite, $199+tax for a King Suite Preferred Level accommodations. You may book your room in our block online by clicking Online Hotel Reservations and the TCA discounted room rate page will appear! (Please note:  When you click the link it will automatically put the check in date; you will have to click the check-out date and add the second night. It does this to give guests the option of staying 1 night or 2 nights.) 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 Monday, August 16, 2021, 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. 

Online Registration Form is available for members of this association and non-members alike through this link and on the home page of our website in a drop-down menu at the top of the page displayed in menu items. The registration fee for Merchant, Primary Buyer and Associate members is $80.00. The non-member rate is $95.00. If you are a TCA Honorary member, retired member, a principal of a cotton organization, government, press or academia, you are invited as a guest of this association and your registration is complimentary. If you are considered a guest, please fill out the registration form and select "guest registration" so that we can prepare a badge for you and make necessary food and beverage accommodations. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! If you prefer to register by mailing your check, select Registration Form: Mail in or in the drop-down menu under Flow Meeting 2021. Upon receipt of your pre-registration fee, we will prepare a name badge for you which is your ticket to all functions including the Cotton Flow Reception and Flow/Marketing seated breakfast meeting. Onsite registration will also be available but will increase by $10.00 if purchased onsite or after the pre-registration deadline of August 16, 2021. Please remember to complete your profiles by including all of your contact information online at tca-cotton.org! Others are looking to connect with you! 

The Texas Independent Ginners Association (TIGA) is hosting a GOLF Tournament to benefit the TIGA Scholarship, on August 31, 2021, with a shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m., at Meadowbrook Golf Course, in Lubbock! Calling ALL cotton producers, ginners, merchants, warehousemen, suppliers and service providers! The format will include a 4-person Scramble and includes green fee, cart fees and a burger buffet beginning at noon. The cost to play is $100/person. Register to play by calling Vann Stewart at 325.647.3544 or by selecting golf registration on the Flow meeting online or paper registration forms. 

TCA COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY! Be sure to buy raffle tickets to enter the TCA COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY! Valuable prizes will be given away during the Cotton Flow Reception! Here's how it works: Winners will be announced at the Cotton Flow Reception, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 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. The ticket(s) that you purchase will be placed in your badge holder that you will pick up at the registration desk on Tuesday night immediately prior to the TCA Cotton Flow Reception! The other part of the two-part ticket will be placed in the raffle drum from which the winning ticket will be drawn. Winners must be present to win. The TCA COTTON FLOW GIVEAWAY begins today and will end promptly at 8:00 p.m., on August 31, 2021. Go straight to the online registration form and enter for your chance to win!

THE TCA COTTON CLUB! You will also find a place on the registration form to join the TCA Cotton Club. The TCA 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 TCA Cotton Club network to work TOGETHER to excel in what we do best TOGETHER as a Texas cotton community. Enjoy extra membership benefits during meetings and be eligible to be included in an extra drawing for prizes and gifts. The TCA Cotton Club members will also be recognized with a ribbon to attach to your name badge displaying your commitment to work TOGETHER seeking to further resonate the greatness of TEXAS COTTON around the globe. Join the TCA Cotton Club no later than 8:00 p.m., August 31, 2021, to be entered in the drawing at the TCA Cotton Flow Reception.

SPONSORS! YOUR contribution to this year's meeting will help us 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 August 31 and September 1, 2021! The Officers, Directors, Merchant and Primary Marketing members of The Texas Cotton Association, thank you for your partnership! Sponsor packages are detailed on the sponsorship form.  Online Sponsorship is available through this link or on the home page of our website. You can pay using your credit card. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa & Discover. Remember, our website is secure, offering fast checkout! If you prefer to sponsor by mail, select  Sponsorship Form: Mail in or in the drop-down menu under Flow Meeting 2021. If you wish to mail your sponsorship form, our address is The Texas Cotton Association, P.O. Box 765098, Dallas, Texas 75376-5098. 

Please consider supporting the FLOW meeting at one of the following levels:

  • FLOW UNDERWRITER -- $2,500 (Exclusive Wednesday morning seated breakfast sponsor) 
  • 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!

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 TCA FLOW MARKETING MEETING! 

 Register and make your room reservations NOW! Head on out to the High Plains where

TEXAS COTTON: WHITE GOLD IS KING!