2007 Annual Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association Convention & Trade Show June 7-9, 2007

A warm thanks to all who made this CECA Convention a great success!

Enjoy the many great photos from this years event!

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Hoyt Stephens presented the Lifetime Membership Award to John Moore. John is the first Associate Member to be inducted as a Lifetime Member of CECA

Hoyt mugging the spotlight with John Moore

John Moore thanked the CECA Board for voting him as a Lifetime Member

John Moore explained why he started the John Moore Electrical Industry Assistance Fund and how it is designed to help those in the electrical industry that experience a life changing event.

We had fantastic turnout for our 2007 Summer Convention. It was one of the largest conventions in CECA’s history

We had a great Friday Morning Breakfast Meeting.

Everyone enjoyed the Marriott Grande Dunes

All of the meetings were very well attended

Listening to Sheriff Pendergraph comments on Immigration

Our Breakfast Buffet was great

Mr. Pendergraph’s nephew, Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, Jim Pendergraph talked on Immigration Issues at our Friday morning breakfast

Mr. Pendergraph thanked everyone for their attendance and support of CECA.

Everyone was interested in what the Sheriff had to say.

Mr. Pendergraph introduced the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, his nephew Jim Pendergraph

Mecklenburg Sheriff, Jim Pendergraph with CECA President, Robert Pendergraph

The Sheriff gave a very informative and educational talk

We had a great turnout. Thank you to Federated Insurance for sponsoring the Friday Morning Buffet Breakfast

Thank you Federated Insurance

Thanks to all of our Sponsors!!

Thank you to Morrow and Brian Reep

The Fashion Show by Coldwater Creek turned out very well

Opening Night Reception sponsored by SimplexGrinnell

The Associates Members Meeting - Dennis Fowler with Cooper Wiring Devices; Phillip Poston with HDSupply; John Moore, Lifetime Member; Ron Hinson of Hinson Electric; Jamie Grosso with Hunt Electric Supply; Glenn McCarter and Ben Burr with Graybar; Brian Reep, Morrow Insurance

The ladies enjoying the Coldwater Creek Fashion Show

Coldwater Creek gave the attendees a gift bag

All eyes are on the new fashions

Thank you to Coldwater Creek for a great show!

Lunch and clothes – a great combination

The Associates Members Meeting – Bob Belk and Kent Young of Thomas & Betts; Eddie Jones of Mayer Electric Supply; Derek Duin and Paul McCracken of GE Consumer & Industrial; Andy Nobles of ERICO Inc.; Craig Myers of Watson Electrical; Robert Pendergraph of Pendergraph Electric; Keith Brokke of CED

Associate Member President, David Myers conducts the meeting

Attendees of the Educational Sessions received 2 hours of continuing education credit with the State Electrical Board

Al Windle and Derick Thurman of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP gave a great talk on immigration and union issues

Al Windle addresses the group

Derick Thurman talks to the attendees

Frank Cannon of Federated Insurance entertains the crowd and gives away prizes all while sharing valuable information on insurance.

Saturday everyone headed for the beach

Welcome to Stephensville, hosted by Hoyt and Patsy Stephens

Beth Hargett, David Myers and Hoyt Stephens having a great time on the beach

David Myers in the 1st CECA Summer Convention T-Shirt

Thanks to all of the sponsors of the t-shirts. All of their logos are on the back of the shirt

Golf Prizes sponsored by Morrow Insurance

Matt and Tisa Graves. Matt is with Federated Insurance. Thanks to Federated for the sponsorship of the Hospitality Suite and the Friday Morning Buffet Breakfast

Jerri Latour, Becky Blackmon and Miriam Allen chat while Patrick Latour looks on.

Brian Reep of Morrow Insurance, Ray Kimball of Gexpro, Jeff Hinson of Hinson Electric and David Latour of Howard Brothers Electric

The crowd watches the History of CECA Powerpoint show as David Myers heads toward the bar

Everyone at the Final Night Reception

Brian Reep presented the Longest Drive Award to John Sanders of Newcomb/IES

David Latour heads to the front to collect the prize for Closest to the Pin

Brian Reep presented the prize to David Latour for Closest to the Pin. Thank you to Morrow Insurance for the Golf Prizes

Hoyt Stephens, Bill Powell and Brian Reep. Bill won Closest to the Pin also

Everyone watching the antics of Hoyt Stephens