...your invitation to attend...

 the 108th annual convention




President Alan Vinson has planned another exceptional convention experience for attendees this year!  The 108th Annual Convention of The Texas Cotton Association will meet at Horseshoe Bay Resort near Austin, in the beautiful Hill Country of TEXAS, on April 24, 25 & 26, 2019. Our theme this year is “TEXAS STRONG”! At the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON event, get ready to go for the gold and enter to SHOOT IT! SWING IT! CAST IT! Tailored especially for those in the cotton business who do not understand that one sport is hard enough, the TCA convention this year is Race Central to keep the spirit of our game on: “TEXAS STRONG”! Our agenda will include the usual three-day schedule of social networking and policy meetings. Please join us to re-fuel, re-hydrate and cool down at the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON Convention. 




Opening with the 1st event of the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON will be shooting sports.  The bus will depart the hotel entrance at 8:00 a.m., for Copperhead Creek Shooting Club. If you are planning to participate in this event, you will need to make your flight plans and hotel reservations to come in on Tuesday night. Cash prizes will be awarded and gold, silver and bronze medalists will be recognized.

The 2nd event of the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON will be a golf scramble, to be held at the premier resort course, SLICK ROCK. Bus transportation will leave the hotel entrance at noon to shuttle golfers to the course. Cash prizes will be awarded and gold, silver and bronze medalists will be recognized.

Later that night at the Palm D’Or Pavilion a special Welcome to “TEXAS STRONG” reception will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., for your networking enjoyment.



A networking breakfast lounge will be provided for attendees prior to and during the committee meeting breaks, from 8 - 10:00 a.m.

Following policy meetings which all begin at 8:30 a.m., the 3rd event of the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON, a Bass fishing tournament will launch the resort dock at 1:00 p.m., returning at 5:00 p.m.  A shuttle bus will leave the hotel entrance for the resort dock at 12:30 p.m. It is a short walking distance to the dock if you prefer. A Texas fishing license is required and may be obtained online at https://www.txfgsales.com. One day passes are available at a reduced price. Cash prizes will be awarded and gold, silver and bronze medalists will be recognized.

For those wanting a different kind of activity, a Texas Hill Country wine tasting will take place from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m, on the Whitewater patio.

The Transportation Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., on Live Oak Lawn followed by a seated dinner in the Pavilion, honoring President Alan Vinson and Mrs. Vinson from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., featuring entertainment from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.  Starring comedian Scott Long, noted for his appearances on NBC, FOX-TV, and for writing Frank Caliendo’s hilarious NFL sketches for 13 seasons. His inspirational standup show has taken him to states in 46 states and 5 countries, but his act always reflects the Fly-Over country values he was born and raised with. Following Scott’s performance, we will begin the dance party by spotlighting the ZIGGYBAND! This top five-star award winning eight-piece performing band on “the knot” from Houston, is most noted for being one of Texas’ best and most sought-after dance bands!  


FRIDAY, April 26, 2019

We will convene the General Session in a seated breakfast meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. In addition to hearing from Texas and ACSA cotton leadership, we will present our closing ceremony for the TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON.  Cash awards and recognition of medalists in each category will take place.

If you are a voting merchant member or primary buyer, we will meet immediately following, in executive session to consider proposed convention policy resolutions. in order to conduct the business of this association and adopt resolutions proposed, we need a quorum of voting members present. We expect the Executive Session to conclude no later than 1:00 p.m. Please make your flight arrangements home in accordance with the above two sessions, remembering that it will take approximately an hour to travel to the Austin airport.

We look forward to welcoming you to Horseshoe Bay in April! In keeping with the spirit of our TEAM TCA 2019 TRIATHLON: “TEXAS STRONG”, let’s remember and salute what makes the Texas economy so strong! TEXAS COTTON keeps TEXAS STRONG!