Celebrating 100 Years - July 2022

Fri, Jul 08, 2022 at 8:00AM

Joe Byrne, FRSA President, Owner, Byrne Roofing Inc.

As FRSA’s Centennial year President, it is an honor for my wife Vicki and me to welcome all of you to the 100th Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo being held, as it was 100 years ago, in beautiful Daytona Beach. Join us on Tuesday, July 19 as we kickoff the festivities at the host hotel, the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, with the Welcome Reception. Relax after a long day of sporting events – fishing, golf, pistol and rifle shooting tournaments. A 100 Year Celebration Luncheon will be held on Wednesday. Join us as the Expo opens with over 235 exhibitors and 458 booths. Daytona is known as the stock car racing capital of the world, where races first took place on the beach. The Affiliate Competition takes place on the show floor with affiliates’ competing in a slot car race to benefit the 2022 Charity of Choice, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

From Wednesday through Friday, there will be educational seminars held each morning. There are a total of 35 seminar hours available – 24 with continuing education credit and 11 hours of non-CE seminars.

There is a Kids’ Program that begins on Tuesday night with fun events planned through Friday afternoon. Events include Daytona Lagoon Amusement Park, Daytona Lagoon Waterpark, Water Olympics in the Hilton pool, creativity night, a funny magic show and an extreme video game night.

The Ladies Program will feature a Mixology Competition where teams participate to create the best cocktail using items supplied by McCoys Rum Room.

On Thursday, the Business Luncheon will include the election of FRSA’s Officers, Directors, the presentation of Honorary Membership and scholarship awards. DBPR Secretary Melanie Griffin is our guest speaker. On Thursday evening, the Officer Installation Dinner will include a video recap of the week’s events, the installation of the 2022-2023 Officers and presentation of the Campanella Award, followed by a live band, Derek and the Slammers. Read More.

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