Join the Journey / BSA 1966-2019

BSA 2019 Convention

Manalapan, FL / May 4-7

Tours & Activities

Please register in advance!

The 2019 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.

SUNday, MAY 5, 2019 / 8:00am - 9:00am

Yoga for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in the Courtyard

$30.00/per person

A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include towels, yoga mats and water. Please dress in comfortable clothing.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00am - 9:30am

Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions

Please meet in the Courtyard, Complimentary

Please join the 2019 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet in the Courtyard. Enjoy a Coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2019 Convention! Complimentary.


Sunday, MAY 5, 2019 / 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Flagler Museum Tour

Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15 p.m. for Transportation, Buses will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m.

$90.00 per person includes transportation, 60 minute tour and 30 minutes at your leisure to explore

A trip to Palm Beach would not be complete without a visit to "Whitehall," a historic Flagler Mansion. Henry Morrison Flagler, 1830-1913, was the founder of the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. When Flagler build this white palace for his bride, Mary Lily Keenan, as a wedding present, he spared no expense. This 75 room, 100,000 square-foot mansion was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed the Whitehall, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." In addition to the tour of the mansion, guests may explore the museum's changing exhibition gallery.

SUNday, may 5, 2019 / 12:30pm - 2:45pm AND 2:15PM - 4:30PM

Wave Runner Tour

1st Tour - Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:30 p.m. for Transportation, Bus will depart promptly at 12:40 p.m.

2nd Tour - Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 2:15 p.m. for Transportation, Bus will depart promptly at 2:25 p.m.

$275.00 per person includes transportation, 1.5 hour tour includes guide, bottled water, dry snacks, and towels,

Guests will take a 1.5 hour long tour through the intercoastal waterway, starting in lake worth north up to Mara Lago. Along the way guests will see wildlife and beautiful homes Palm Beach has to offer.

Monday, may 6, 2019 / 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Worth Avenue Experience Tour

Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15 p.m. for Transportation, Buses will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m.

$80.00/per person includes transportation, 75 minute narrated walking tour and 75 minutes of leisure and shopping.

Summon Henry Flagler, conjure up Addison Mizer and channel other characters as you stroll through Old Palm Beach on one of Worth Avenue Association's popular "Historical Walking Tours of Wonderful Worth Avenue." This tour provides a historical narrative of Palm Beach, a look at the Island's cultural attractions, examples of it famed architecture and some of its oft-unseen, including homes of rich, famous and infamous.

Monday, may 6, 2019 / 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Palm Beach Food Tour

Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 11:45 a.m. for Transportation, Buses will depart promptly at 12:00 p.m.

$200.00/per person includes a 3 hour food tour at 6 different locations with 13 food and drink tastings

Expect plenty of delicious food tastings that help tell the story of West Palm Beach. On a West Palm Beach Food Tour, you’ll learn about the origins of Key Lime Pie as you bite into that sweet, tart and creamy pie that is our state dessert. You’ll meet local restaurant owners and chefs, and you’ll taste a dish that’s been featured on the Food Network. You’ll walk by historically significant buildings and stop to take pictures of colorful street art. Discover what it’s like to live in West Palm Beach…discover our delicious Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour.

Our enthusiastic local tour guides are culinary storytellers, and we love to entertain and educate. At the end of the tour you’ll know what a tamarind is, you’ll be able to name a few of our famous residents and you’ll have a long list of things to do in West Palm Beach. We want you to go home with tasty memories of your visit! As Erma Bombeck said, “I am not a glutton – I’m an explorer of food.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 9:30am - 11:00am

Bunko with Blood Mary's and Mimosas for Spouses and Companions

Ocean 1

$35.00/per person

Spouses are invited to enjoy a morning of Bunko. Bunko is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. Coffee, tea, pastries and mimosas will be served.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Hakuna Matata Catamaran Sailing Tour

Please plan to meet in the Hotel Lobby at 12:15 p.m. for Transportation, Buses will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m.

$210.00/per person includes transportation to the marina, beer, soda and dry snacks

Hakuna Matata, A swahili phrase that means "No Worries" and that's exactly what you'll enjoy while aboard this catamaran. Due to the style and size of this catamaran, guests rarely experience the type of movement that may cause sea sickness and 1/3 of the boat is covered in shade..

Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after April 4th and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After April 4th, BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.

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Already Registered

  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearing Service Company of PA
  • DXP
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Schaeffler Group

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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