The first organizational meeting of the SCSTMA was initiated by Dr. Trent Hale on April 15th, 2003 at the Clemson University Turfgrass Symposium held at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence, SC. Only eight or nine people attended this meeting from the hundreds of invitations mailed, but it was enough to form a steering committee for the South Carolina Chapter. Alan Wilson, Bruce Suddeth, Bruce Viehman, Mike Burgess and Trent Hale comprised the steering committee.
The first meeting was held at the Horry-Georgetown Tech Grand Strand Campus on September 30th, 2003 where officers were elected. The first officers of the SCSTMA were Alan Wilson (President), Bruce Suddeth (President-Elect), Bruce Viehman (Commercial Vice President) and Mike Burgess (Secretary/Treasurer). Trent Hale appointed himself Executive Director.
Partnership Program News
SC STMA Members,We are proud to announce the NC/SC Partnership Program has been launched via Eventbrite. The link is https://carolinasstma-partners.eventbrite.com .We want to ensure that you are getting the best value for your dollar. The Partnership Program is set up for a one-time payment for the entire 2017 year. By signing up for Presenting, Presidential, and Platinum Levels your company will get exposure at 10 or more NC/SC events throughout the year. Also you will get exclusive benefits that the regular chapter sponsors do not get.For those companies that want to remain a sponsor of either the NC or the SC Chapter we are offering GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE levels as previous years.Please sign up through the Eventbrite website. This will help us in accounting for sponsorships. We prefer payment in the form of a check, but will also take credit cards. Please make checks out to SC STMA and mail to:NC/SC STMA Partners ProgramPO Box 161023Boiling Springs, SC 29316***Note on the check which sponsorship level that you are signing up for. This will help us match it with the Eventbrite website.***Being that this Partnership Program is a new program this year, we are trying to eliminate as much of the problems/issues as we can during this transition. Thank you for your support over the past years and as we work through this program into the future. Our members recognize the important role that vendors have in our Chapters. Without your support we would not be able to put on meaningful events for our members. We are in this together and we value your sponsorship!If you have questions please contact Sean Veilleux, Justin Raney, Robbie Miller, or Scott Stevens.Thank you for joining us for the 2017 year!Sean Veilleux firstname.lastname@example.org , Justin Raney email@example.com
Robbie Miller firstname.lastname@example.org ,Scott Stevens email@example.com
Thank you, World Class Athletic Surfaces has joined as a Platinum Partner to the NC/SC Partnership Program.
Members of the South Carolina Sports Turf Managers Association (SCSTMA) manage the sports fields of schools, universities, and parks and recreation departments, as well as those used by professional teams throughout South Carolina.
This organization of professionals combine scientific agronomic principles with technical expertise to develop and maintain safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces for ALL levels of play. Our Chapter offers its members the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss and develop athletic field programs and share their expertise to best serve athletes at all levels. We are one of 34 recognized chapter affiliates of the National STMA.