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Forming Our Future

Optional Activities

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spouse/Guest Brunch

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Flying V

Join PMA First Lady, Kathy Arndt, for brunch and explore the healing properties of plants in this fun, hands-on aromatherapy workshop taught by a certified aromatherapist. You will learn different ways to use essential oils to support physical and emotional well-being. Each attendee will create his or her own travel-sized aromatherapy product to take home!

Fee is included in spouse/guest registration. Please indicate if you will attend or not on the registration form.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Golf Shamble

12:00pm – 6:30pm / Shotgun start at 12:30pm Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Golf & Racquet Club
Canyon Course

Located just steps from the front lobby and in conjunction with the Ventana Golf & Racquet Club, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers two Tom Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf courses. Both courses are designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Weaving through desert cacti and scenic canyons, the courses embody the character of the Sonoran Desert landscape, as well as a unique variety of desert fauna. The Canyon Course winds through the inspiring beauty of the Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock.

Courses Mountain Course The 6,902-yard, par-72 course boasts the most photographed hole west of the Mississippi— #3, a 107-yard par 3 that plays across a plunging ravine to a granite-encased green.

Canyon Course This 6,836-yard, par-72 course winds through the inspiring beauty of Esperero Canyon and incorporates the massive rock formation known as Whaleback Rock. The par-5 18th hole showcases a partial island green and a steep, cascading waterfall. Pricing $200 per golfer and includes 18-hole greens fees, golf cart, box lunch, bag storage, unlimited practice range use and practice balls. Dress Code No denim. Collared shirt is required for men. Collared shirt, golf shirt or golf blouse required for women. Transportation The course is located on the grounds of the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and can be accessed via walking to the pro shop. Rental Equipment Rental clubs are available for $60 per player plus tax and includes a sleeve of 6 balls. Please indicate on the registration form if you will need rental clubs. Please note you will not pay for these clubs directly to PMA.

If you indicate your need rental clubs, your selection will be prepped and ready for you on your cart prior to the shot-gun start. Please visit the pro-shop prior to the start of the shamble to pay for your clubs. Club Storage If you are bringing your own clubs to Tucson, you can check them with the hotel bellman upon your arrival. Your clubs will be tagged and stored at the bag room at the Loews Ventana Golf & Racquet Ball Club. The bag room is secure; it is locked, has an alarm and includes video camera surveillance at all times. On the day of the outing (or if you choose to play additional rounds) call the pro shop before leaving your room and your clubs will be pulled and waiting for you. If you prefer to keep your clubs with you, simply bring them down on the day of the outing. Tee Times For individual tee-times throughout week of our meeting, you may begin to call the pro-shop 90 days in advance to schedule tee times. Be sure to mention the Precision Metalforming Association when calling. Discounted rates listed below will be honored.

    Before 12:00pm
    $139++ 18-hole greens fee & cart fee
    $60++ golf club rental/ includes 1 sleeve of balls

    After 12:00pm
    $99++ 18-hole green fee & cart fee
    $60++ golf club rental/ includes 1 sleeve of balls

    After 2:00pm
    $79++ 18-hole green fee & cart fee
    $60++ golf club rental/ includes 1 sleeve of balls
Prizes A $100 pro-shop gift card will be given to each foursome member of the winning team for the overall shamble.
A $50 pro-shop gift card will be awarded to each person mastering the following contest holes.
(2) Longest drive holes
(2) Longest put holes
(2) Closest to the pin holes

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Arizona-Sonora Living Desert Museum Tour

12:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sonora Desert

The New York Times refers to it as "the most magnificent Saguaro forest in the world" and it is Southern Arizona's most popular visitor attraction. A "living" museum nestled in Tucson Mountain Park, the Desert Museum exhibits the world of nature from fauna to live animals found in the Sonoran Desert Region. On your way to the museum, you will weave through Saguaro National Park, the most magnificent Saguaro forest in the world. The great Sonoran Desert region is filled with natural beauty and mystery and this outing provides a unique opportunity to see its comprehensive collection of plants, animals, and geology. This tour is an outdoor experience that requires walking.

$150 per person and includes transportation, boxed lunch, bottle water on the vehicles, knowledgeable guide, admission and gratuities.

Please meet in hotel lobby @ 12:15pm for a 12:30pm transportation departure.

Dress Code Dress comfortably with walking shoes. This tour is a rain or shine event.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Jeep Tour

12:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sonora Desert

Ride through the desert with the wind in your hair and the sun on your back during our fun-filled, educational, four-wheel-drive jeep tour. The tour begins when your guide arrives at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort to lead you through some of the most beautiful and rugged desert wilderness surrounding Tucson as you travel from civilization to primitive country inhabited only by wildlife and ghosts of days gone by. The ultimate way to "sink your teeth" into the Sonoran desert! Take a Four-Wheel-Drive to the upper Sonoran Desert and meet first hand, the indicator of the Sonoran, the Giant Saguaro Cactus. Stand at the base of a 30 foot Saguaro and learn of its growth, the natural habitat and the Indian legends surrounding this amazing beauty.

Your Cowboy or Native American Guide will entertain you as you learn the more modern “Wild West” history of the Arizona Territory, complete with stories of the outlaws, gunfighters, lawmen and range wars of this last-to-be-tamed territory.

Once deep into the desert an experienced Naturalist will lead the group on an extensive nature walk through the desert where you will learn about plants and cacti which are unique to this desert. He will talk of the ancient history of the desert and how the Native Americans used the desert plant life for thousands of years for food, medicine, tools and raw materials for much of their daily needs. You will also learn about the fabled “Water Cactus” (the real truth about it), and the one you can actually get moisture from. You will see Native American Petroglyphs and Mortar Holes left in the rock by ancient peoples. Bring your camera because the endless views of lush desert valleys and towering mountains are ones you won't want to forget.

$165 per person and includes transportation via open air 4 Wheel Drive Jeeps, boxed lunch, bottle water on the vehicles, knowledgeable guide, admission and gratuities.

Please meet in hotel lobby at 12:15pm for a 12:30pm transportation departure

Dress Code Dress comfortably with walking shoes. This tour is a rain or shine event.

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