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Winter Meeting General Information

Hotel Reservations | Dress Code | Transportation | Rental Cars | Driving Directions

 

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

BSA COMMITTEE PROJECTS
Make your voice heard as we continue BSA Committee Project work.  Click here to review the BSA 2016-2017 Annual Goals.  The future of BSA and the bearing industry is in your hands.

  • PAR to merge with BSA Distributor Report
    You are invited to join us at the PAR Workshop to be held in conjunction with the BSA 2017 Winter Meeting on Sunday, January 22. The BSA Profit Analysis Report (PAR) is THE bearing industry resource to benchmark your company.

    If you are a PAR participant, what do you benefit most from PAR participation? What about the PAR do you want to see improve?

    If you are not yet a PAR participant, what is keeping you from participation? What direction would you like to see in the future PAR in order to take advantage of this BSA member benefit?
  • Development of Product Information Exchange
    Learn the current status of the work in the PIE Task Force and take part in discussion for the future direction of the PIE.
  • Supply Chain and Technology Forum
    The complete forum program schedule will be reviewed.  Learn how your company will benefit from participation at this inaugural forum, scheduled in conjunction with the BSA 2017 Fall Meeting.
  • Website Redesign
    The BSA Marketing Task Force wants your input as this important project develops.
  • Importance of Buying from an Authorized Distributor
    Attend the Distributor / Manufacturer Relations Committee Meeting to hear the status of the Authorized Bearing Distributor Task Force and this campaign for the promotion and future of the bearing industry. 

PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Phone: (888)839-9145

Details from the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Website:

A grand hotel with a storied pedigree, the AAA Five-Diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn & Club brings to mind images of quiet opulence, grace, stateliness and history. Located on a sprawling beachfront site in northeast Florida, the historic Inn has offered a world of upscale oceanfront accommodations, paired with fine service and a wide array of leisure pursuits since its opening in 1928. 

At this year-round sporting paradise, active travelers can choose from seaside golf, tennis, fitness, swimming and cycling, while a luxurious spa, picturesque beaches and delightful dining options (including 24-hour room service) lure those in search of relaxation and indulgence.

BSA members are being offered an attractive rate of $199.00 per night single or double occupancy plus the discounted resort fee of $20.00 per night. This rate is available until 5:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  Click here to access the hotel website for complete information about their accommodations and services.

Click here to make your reservation online.  Please note: Your online reservation will show the resort fee of $29.00 per night.  The discounted BSA resort fee of $20.00 per night will be adjusted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your hotel room reservation, please contact Ali Novinger, BSA Association Meeting Manager at 630-858-3838.
To phone in your reservation call (888)839-9145 and refer to the Bearing Specialists Association to get the negotiated group rate.  

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The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (offering 249 luxurious rooms and suites) and its nearby sister property, The Lodge & Club (66 upscale oceanfront rooms and suites), comprise the oceanfront luxury vacation experience known as Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts. Hotel guests enjoy reciprocal access to the amenities of both establishments.  

SEAHORSE GRILLE

The Atlantic coastline serves as dramatic backdrop for the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club's signature restaurant - the Seahorse Grille. Located high atop the Surf Club and sporting dramatic ocean views, the Seahorse Grille is a delight for those desiring an upscale-but-casual dining and cocktail experience. The Chef's culinary styling results in boldly inspired flavors and an artfully imaginative menu. Expect eye-teasing and palate-pleasing presentations that dazzle with innovation. Bon appétit!

Dinner / Dessert /  Sunday Brunch

Dinner: Daily 6 - 10 pm
Sunday Brunch: 11 am - 2 pm

Reservations are recommended - please call 888-839-9145

Ocean Deck Grille Beachfront Bar in Ponte Vedra BeachOCEAN DECK GRILLE

Upscale, yet casual, full-service oceanfront dining venue featuring multiple TVs and Florida coastal cuisine, pairing local and sustainable ingredients with panoramic ocean views.

Serving Lunch & Dinner daily from 11:30am - 10pm (weather permitting)

Menu

THE GOLF CLUB RESTAURANT

Overlooking Ponte Vedra's blue lagoons and famous par-three "island" golf hole, the Golf Club Restaurant provides a refreshing change of pace where the atmosphere is casual, colorful and fun. This picturesque setting is complemented with an appetizing menu of soups, salads and specialty sandwiches for lunch. The popular and diverse dinner menu features a wonderful selection of steaks, local seafood and daily specials.

Lunch / Dinner

Lunch: Daily 11:30 am - 3 pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 9 pm

Dinner Reservations are recommended - please call 888-839-9145

THE TAVERN

This stylish lounge features billiards, multiple high-definition televisions, a eclectic small plates menu and innovative cocktails.

Open daily from 4pm - close

Cocktails and Small Plates Menu

The Surf Club Patio at Ponte Vedra Inn & ClubSURF CLUB PATIO

It’s delicious, it’s casual and it’s located outdoors under a canopy of colorful umbrellas. Experience our famous oceanfront breezes and azure blue skies while enjoying a wide selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and specials all served with a side of Ponte Vedra sunshine. Call (800) 234-7842.

Serving lunch daily March through October 11:30 am - 3 pm (weather permitting)

Menu

INN DINING ROOM

Greeting dawn is certainly more pleasurable with an enjoyable breakfast in the beautifully ornate and historic setting of the Inn Dining Room. Crisp table linens, glistening crystal, fresh flowers and a fabulous menu all combine to create a delightfully unique morning experience.

Breakfast served daily 7 - 10:30 am

Breakfast

SEAFOAM DINING ROOM

The Seafoam Dining Room, an oceanfront dining classic for more than a half century, has recently received an elegant makeover resulting in a room aglow in plush, sleek romanticism. Its intimate size is designed to pleasure only forty-five fortunate dinner guests.
Dinner served Saturday 6 - 10 pm

All About Style
This jewel-box of a restaurant is a visual delight to the senses. Featured are oversized oceanfront windows revealing surf and beach below, a vaulted ceiling, a cozy fireplace, oil paintings and rich, dark woods throughout.

Epicurean Delights
The décor's dignified grandeur is equaled by a sophisticated menu of European and Continental culinary favorites. The Chef earns a gastronomic gold star for his artistic blending of textures and flavors. A distinguished wine list makes for the perfect dining complement.

Jackets for gentlemen; ties encouraged. Reservations are recommended - please call 888-839-9145. 

Menu

The Gourmet Shop Cafe in Ponte Vedra Beach.THE GOURMET SHOP

The Gourmet Shop is a charming café environment sporting casual bistro tables, chairs and ornate ceiling fans. The popular Starbucks brand of coffee products is featured along with freshly baked muffins, tarts and the Chef's own homemade ice cream. A selection of wines and gourmet gifts are also available for purchase. The café also features wireless internet access, allowing for laptop use while snacking.

Open daily from 6 am - 7 pm

Menu

 

 

DRESS CODE

The Winter Committee Meetings are a casual environment. Men are invited to wear slacks, open neck, banded collar, polo shirts or sweaters for the committee meetings and luncheon. A jacket or suit is recommended for the group reception and dinner. Women may feel comfortable in slacks, skirt, blouse, sweater or dress.

The average temperatures in the area in January is 67 degrees as a high and 52 degrees as a low.

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TRANSPORTATION FROM JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

East Coast Transportation is the preferred transfer service. A shared ride is $49.00 and a private single ride is $98.00. Please click here or call (904) 525-8600 to make a reservation.

RENTAL CARS:
All major rental car companies are available at Jacksonville International Airport.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

For driving directions to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club from Jacksonville International Airport, please click here

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