Be the Change / Bonita Springs, FL / April 28 – May 1

BSA 2018 Convention

Bonita Springs, FL / APR 28 - May 2




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tennis Clinic and Tennis Round Robin with Lunch, All Levels Welcome

Meet in Hotel Front Drive at 11:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

$120.00 per person

Tennis Chair: JP Bouchard, General Bearing Service

Meet in the hotel front drive and join the group to ride to the Raptor Bay Golf Club. Enjoy a buffet lunch with attendees of both the Tennis Event and Golf Clinic. The group will then begin with Tennis Clinic led by seasoned pros, followed by a friendly Tennis Round Robin.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Golf Clinic and 9-Holes with Lunch, All Levels Welcome

Meet in Hotel Front Drive at 11:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

$120.00 per person

Meet in the hotel front drive and join the group to ride to the Raptor Bay Golf Club. Enjoy a buffet lunch with attendees of both the Tennis Event and Golf Clinic. Golf lessons by a PGA Golf Professional from 1:30 pm -2:30 pm followed by 9-holes of golf at 2:45 pm. The Golf Clinic will follow an open-play, four-person scramble format. Tee time is 2:45 pm.


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golfMonday, April 30, 2018

Golf Tournament

Please plan to meet in Hotel Lobby at 11:30 a.m. for Transportation, Tee Time 12:30 p.m.

$235.00 per person (Boxed Lunch and transportation will be included)

Golf Chairman: Andy Nations, B&D Industrial

The golf tournament to follow an open-play, four-person scramble format. Tee time is 12:30 p.m. The registration fee of $235.00 includes transportation, golf, cart, practice balls, boxed lunch, tax and gratuity.

Designed in the spirit of golf and respect for the land, Raptor Bay captures the essence of nature at its best. With no residential sites on property, surround yourself in the beauty of nature and the tournament quality course conditions that give every player an enjoyable golfing experience.

Holes: 18

Transportation and Club Transfer:

Transportation will depart from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs at 11:30 am on Monday, April 30. If you would like to have your golf clubs transferred to the Raptor Bay Golf Course, please give them to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Concierge no later than 7:00 am on Monday, April 30, clearly labeled with the following:


Dress Code:

Golfers and spectators should at all times dress in  a manner appropriate  for the Raptor Bay Golf Club. Men must have a shirt with collar, or mock turtleneck. Women may wear a crew neck shirt, T-shirts of any kind are not appropriate.

Let BSA handle your golf club rentals!

Please indicate in your registration if you would like golf club rentals for the tournament. Let us know your preference for right-hand or left-hand, men's or ladies, and we'll handle the rest. Golf club rental requests must be submitted on or before March 20th. Club rental fees are $50.00 for the golf tournament.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 / 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Fishing Tournament- No Lunch

Meet in the Hotel Front Drive at 12:30pm

$200.00/per person

Fishing Chairman: Jim Scardina, Bearing Headquarters Company

Backwater fishing - center console - 4 passenger vessels. Join one of our seasoned veteran guides to see the real Florida while fishing the Captain's favorite holes to reel in the catch of the day.


Light colored comfortable loose fitting clothing that breathes and comfortable shoes. Don't forget sunscreen.


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Already Registered

  • Accurate Bushing Company
  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • American Roller Bearing
  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Baldor Electric - Dodge
  • Baleromex, S.A. de C.V.
  • BDI
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearings & Drives, Inc.
  • Bearings Manufacturing Co.
  • Bearing Specialty Company
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Climax Metal Products Company
  • Canadian Bearins
  • C&UAmericas.
  • DXP
  • Eastern Industrial Automation
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • General Bearing Corporation
  • Fukuda Corporation
  • Gipson Bearing Co
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • GGB
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Interstate BearingSystems
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Koyo
  • Loctite Industrial Div. Henkel Technologies
  • Lubriplate
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • motion
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NSK Corporation
  • NSK Corporation
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada
  • Oilite Bearing Division, Beemer Precision, Inc.
  • Peer Bearing Co.
  • Randall Bearings, Inc.
  • regal
  • RBC Bearings
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • Rolamentos CBF Ltda.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Ruland Manufacturing
  • Schaeffler Group
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • Symmco, Inc.
  • Standard Locknut, LLC
  • Thomson Linear LLC
  • The Timken Company
  • W.C. Du Comb Company, Inc.
  • Weimer Bearing

What They're saying

  • I thought assigned seating for Sunday evening was a great idea. The "team" event made it an even better experience!

    Jeff Williams, General Bearing Corporation

  • Great convention. Liked the change in the business program. Speakers were relevant to our industry. Social events were fun.

    – Jim Fitzpatrick, Bearing Specialty Company

  • The business program was probably the best I have seen BSA execute. Great job.

    – Randy Breaux, Motion Industries, Inc.

  • The entire event was world-class. The attention to detail, schedule and programming were well worth the time and financial investment. The location worked well.

    – Jeff Guritza, Osborn

  • I very much liked the assigned seating, and felt that pushed people to meet each other - as a first time attendee, I liked it very much.

    – Charles Estermann, Weimer Bearing &Transmission, Inc.

  • This was the best convention I've attended because of the meeting structure, content, activities and venue.

    – David Zoesch,  Schaeffler Group

  • It was a beautiful setting, very well run meetings, and some excellent group activities. The camaraderie throughout the organization and the fact that relationships do matter was very apparent.

    –Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Relationships Matter

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners.

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