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  December 2019


"The Show for the Tenting Professional 2019" was hosted in a brand new venue this year - the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, Raleigh, NC.  Experiencing some true southern hospitality, MATRA members, once again, enjoyed their annual gathering complete with networking, education, awards and fabulous sunny weather!  Installation began ...



Meet your 2020 MATRA Board

Elected during the Annual Meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019, Board members are (from left to right): Fred Tracy, George Poston, Pat Moughan, Billy Hill, Nelson Grandchamp, Keith Eismann, Dan Dalton, George Smith (Immediate Past President), Steve Campbell, Carol Cundey, CERP, Daryl Benz, Melani Kodikian (Treasurer) Ian Sherwood (Secretary), Liz Davis (Vice President), and Kenny Puff (President). We welcome everyone to the Board.


As Membership dues for 2020 must be paid by January 31, 2020.  You can pay on line through the MATRA website.  Make sure you update your profile information to include any changes in address, emails, websites or phone numbers.  If you are set up for automatic renewal, your credit card will be charged by 12/31/19.




Looking for one final tax deduction for 2019?  Consider donating to the MATRA Scholarship Fund!  Click here to go to the Delaware Community Foundation website and make your donation by December 31, 2019. Contributions can be made on the DCF Website up until midnight, December 31st!! Every contribution helps MATRA provide academic scholarship opportunities to its members, their family members and employees.  DCF will send you the appropriate allowable IRS tax deduction forms upon receipt of your donation. We thank you for your generosity.


Preliminary MATRA Scholarship applications are being accepted NOW for the 2020 academic year.  Serviced by Delaware Community Foundation on our behalf, the General Application format permits student applicants to establish their own account to complete the application process.  The MATRA Scholarship Committee will be awarding two (2) Scholarships of $5,000 each for 2020.  Apply early as the application deadline March 13, 2020.  Click on the link below to create your username and password to get started! Winners will be notified by May 15, 2020.

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Save the Date!!


Spring Training 2020 will be held at Special Events Virginia, Portsmouth, VA on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Put this date on your calendar! More information will be coming and Registration will be open soon. You won't want to miss this great one day education experience!


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Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 9826
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
Fax: 302-241-2177

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Mission Statement

The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.