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55th National Convention
Oklahoma City, OK
August 11-16, 2014
 
Renaissance Hotel (Main Hotel)
Oklahoma City, OK
405-228-8000
Important: When Calling for a Reservation for the Renaissance Hotel, the block of rooms are reserved under "FARM SERVICE AGENY".
 
Sheraton (Overflow for Tuesday Only)
405-235-2780
 
Important: When calling for a Reservation for the Sheraton Hotel, the block of rooms are reserved under "NASCOE"
NASCOE CONVENTION REGISTRATION
 
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 NAFEC SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION    

 NASCOE Night with the Oklahoma City Redhawks, Monday August 11 at 7:05 pm

Chickisaw Bricktown Ballpark

Be Part of the Fun...register by July 23, 2014!

NOTE: There will be a $500 drawing at the banquet

and another $500 drawing at midnight during the

 Saturday Night Dance

T-Shirts

There are the official 2014 Convention

T-Shirts @ $20/each.  These will be

 used for free admission on Oklahoma

Night at Remington Park, otherwise

there will be a $10 admission. 

Order forms are included in the registration form. 

They come in NAVY and ORANGE.


Tours(more information below)

Wed. Aug 13

8 am to 4 pm 

Ag Tour, OKC Stockyards

town and auction, Lunch at

Cattleman's, Braum's Dairy.

Express Ranch 

 $40/each

www.stockyardscity.org  

www.braums.com

www.expressuubar.com

Wed Aug 13 

8 am to 4 pm

Arbuckle Mountain Tour

Turner Falls and Chickasaw

Cultural Center 

 $40/eachwww.turnerfallspark.com   

 Wed Aug 13

8 am to 4 pm

OKC Tour, OK City Memorial

and National Cowboy and

Western Heritage Museum 

$40/each 

www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org 

www.nationalcowboymuseum.org  

Wed Aug 13

8 am to ? 

Golf Tournament $50/each  More information available at OKASCOE 

The 55th Annual NASCOE Convention and Wild West Show

The 55th Annual National Convention will be a very exciting time in Oklahoma.  We are working very hard to create some opportunities that you haven’t seen before.  So let’s get started with the convention week.

Tuesday- If you are flying in you will be met at Will Rogers World Airport and taken on a 15 minute ride to the hotel in one of our NASCOE Limos to beautiful downtown Oklahoma City.  Upon arrival you will be met by one of our welcoming committee members and taken to the hotel registration desk. Once you get your luggage in the room come back down to the second floor and someone will escort you over to the Registration booth, which is located across the skywalk in the Cox Convention Center.  For those who are driving please drive up to the front door and someone will meet you there and be given the same treatment.  You will also be guided to the Santa Fe parking garage, which is connected to the hotel by the same skywalk.  The parking garage is $10 daily or you can be valet parked for $25 per day by the hotel.

There are no planned activities Tuesday night; however who cares, with Bricktown only 1 block away.  A well trained staff member will be more than happy to give you some tips on what to do or where to eat. 

As you will notice on the registration form there are two hotels listed.  The Renaissance is the main hotel and the Sheraton is the overflow for Tuesday night only. The Sheraton is just across the street only a few feet away from the front door of the Renaissance.  For those of you that can’t get a room at the Renaissance on Tuesday, you need to make a reservation at the Sheraton.  If you are planning to go on one of the tours, golfing or another outing Wednesday you do not need to worry about your luggage or your rooms.  While you are out we will transfer your luggage from one hotel to the other, all you have to do is stop at the front desk and register.  The hotel problem is that we are short 60 rooms for Tuesday. The rest of the week all is good with the rooms.

 

Wednesday-This will start off will three separate tours. The Arbuckle mountains tour will take you one hour south of OKC to the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains to take a stroll thru Turner Falls Park and wade in the ice cold water of Honey Creek and view the 77 ft. water falls.  Once you leave there you will head east to the Chickasaw Cultural Center for lunch and to learn about our native people.

 

The Ag tour will be heading west, the wild west that is, to the Oklahoma City Stockyards.  There you can enjoy some of our unique country and western stores and visit the oldest livestock auction in the United States.  At 11:00 you will be at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Stockyard City for a great meal.  After the meal you will head over to Braum’s Dairy and tour the production plant where they produce all the products for the stores located throughout Oklahoma and some neighboring states. You can’t ever tell you might even wind up with a sample of the delicious Braum’s ice cream. Then your final stop will be Express Ranch, a multi-faceted beef production entity that is involved in all aspects of the beef production system feeding as many as 50,000 head per year.  The head of Limousine, Angus and Lim-Flex cattle has Express ranking as the second largest livestock operation in America.  Express Ranch is also known for the Express Clydesdales horses.  These gentle giants typically stand around 18 hands high and weigh nearly a ton.

The third tour will remain in Oklahoma City.  The day that forever changed our state is symbolized by the Oklahoma City National Memorial which will be our first stop, featuring 168 glass based chairs, gates of time, reflecting pool, survivor chapel and much more. The memorial offers a self-guided tour of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

We will then head a few minutes north to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum that is more than 200,000 sq. ft. of displays such as historical galleries, The American Rodeo Gallery, Native American Gallery, Weitzenhoffer Gallery of Fine American Firearms, and many more.

Also Wednesday morning the golfers will be headed out to smack the little white ball around at Silverhorn golf course. Each participate will receive his cart, green fees, range balls and a great lunch.

 

Wednesday afternoon, with the beginning of the famous hospitality rooms opening up and at 7:00 p.m., we will start our Southwest Area Night Masquerade Party/ Dance.  Come dressed in your favorite costume, enjoy some great food and dance the night away with all your NASCOE buddies. 

 

Thursday-The opening ceremonies for the 55th Annual Convention will take place and continue all day.

Thursday afternoon we will not have any scheduled events.  This will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy Bricktown and all the excitement that it offers and take your state and area pictures. Speaking of pictures, we have a great deal for you this year.  All you have to do is indicate on the registration form that you want to purchase a disc with all the convention pictures on it. Once the convention is over Mike Thomas and his wife Bev will start the process of mailing those discs to your home address for a low price of only $20.00.

 

Friday-The general session will continue followed by area and committee meetings and at 4:45 p.m. we will start boarding the buses to go to Remington Park. Remington Park is a horse race venue that also houses a casino.  We will start off with a great Tex-Mex buffet dinner followed by the Scholarship Auction and dance.  You will also be able to enjoy live Quarter horse racing during the night.   We have people available that night to offer several different activities for kids that will allow mom and dad time to slip off to the casino or shake a leg on the dance floor. We will finish up in time to be back around mid-night or if you feel like turning in early, we have made arrangements to get you back earlier.

 

Saturday- The general session will conclude around noon giving you plenty of time to get ready for the banquet and dance that night.  We are offering a little something special during the banquet and dance that night.  For everyone purchasing a banquet ticket will be entered into a drawing for $500 to be held at the conclusion of the banquet.  We will also hold a drawing for $500 from those in attendance at the dance at midnight. You must be present to win. We will also have hold our drawing for the side-by-side ATV, $750 Bass Pro gift card and $500 cash at the conclusion of the banquet.

 

Scholarship Auction- The auction is a little different this year. It will be held in two different places at two different times.  The silent auction items will be displayed at the Cox Convention Center, Thursday morning until Friday at 12:00 p.m. for you to place your bids.  You will be able to pay for and pick up your purchased auction item after the noon break Friday.   The live auction will take place at Remington Park Friday Night.  Among all the items to be auctioned off will be one special item that the proceeds will go toward Oklahoma to help pay for convention expenses. This special item is a handmade quilt that will feature state t shirts, bandanas, and scarfs from the past 26 years of national conventions, plus the 2014 shirt.

 

Kids Activities- All I am going to say about the activities that are being planned is it’s causing me to want to skip out of the convention and have some fun with them.  We are planning trips each day and games in the evening.  Some of the games will involve prizes that consist of headphones, TV’s and IPods.

 

 
 
 

 

2014 Convention Information
 

AG TOUR: OKLAHOMA CITY STOCKYARDS/COW TOWN:  STOCKYARD CITY IS THE HOME OF THE LARGEST STOCKER/FEEDER CATTLE MARKET IN THE WORLD.  ALONG THE STREETS ARE MANY UNIQUE STORES AND BUSINESSES WHICH CAN PROVIDE WESTERN CLOTHING, BOOTS, BELTS, SADDLE REPAIR, LEATHER WORKS, AND OTHER ACCESSORIES.  LUNCH WILL BE AT THE WORLD FAMOUS CATTLEMEN’S STEAKHOUSE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.onsy.com or www.stockyardscity.org.

 

BRAUM’S:  THE 10,000 ACRE WORKING DAIRY FARM HOUSES THE BRAUM’S PRIVATE DAIRY HERD, MILKING FACILITY, PROCESSING PLANT, BAKERY AND WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTION FACILITY, TRUCK MAINTENANCE FACILITY, WATER TREATMENT PLANT, AND ACRES OF CROPS WHICH PROVIDE THE MAJORITY OF THE FEED NEEDED FOR THE DAIRY HERD. BY MILKING 24 HOURS A DAY AT 1,600 COWS AN HOUR PROVIDES ENOUGH FRESH MILK FOR OVER ONE MILLION GLASSES OF MILK A DAY.   FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.braums.com.  

 

EXPRESS RANCH:  A MULTI-FACETED BEEF PRODUCTION ENTITY THAT IS INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEM FEEDING AS MANY AS 50,000 HEAD OF CATTLE PER YEAR.  THE HERD OF LIMOUSINE, ANGUS AND LIM-FLEX CATTLE HAS EXPRESS RANCH RANKING AS THE SECOND LARGEST LIVESTOCK OPERATION IN AMERICA. EXPRESS RANCH IS ALSO WORLD KNOWN FOR THE EXPRESS CLYDESDALES HORSES.  THESE GENTLE GIANTS TYPICALLY STAND AROUND 18 HANDS HIGH AND WEIGH NEARLY A TON. WHEN HITCHED TOGETHER AS A TEAM, IT’S LIKE WATCHING A DRAMATIC BALLET!  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.expressuubar.com 

 

ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN TOUR:  EXPERIENCE THE CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER FOR AN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL CELEBRATION OF THE CHICKASAW NATION.  THIS STATE OF THE ART CENTER HAS SHOWCASES, INTERACTIVE MEDIA STATIONS, AND HANDS-ON-CLASSES TO SHARE AND CELEBRATE THE CULTURE, HISTORY, AND TRADITIONS OF THE CHICKASAW PEOPLE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT.  www.chickasawculturalcenter.com  

 

TURNER FALLS IS SURROUNDED BY A PICTURESQUE TERRAIN THAT GIVES ONE A NATURAL VIEW OF BEAUTY.  THE TURNER FALLS PARK IS HOME TO THE LARGEST WATERFALL IN OKLAHOMA WHEN HONEY CREEK CASCADES DOWN 77 FEET TO A NATURAL SWIMMING POOL.   THE PARK OFFERS NATURE TRAILS, CAVES, AND MUCH GEOLOGICAL WONDERMENT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.turnerfallspark.com

 

 

OKC TOUR: THE DAY THAT FOREVER CHANGED OKLAHOMA IS SYMBOLIZED BY THE OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL FEATURING 168 GLASS BASED CHAIRS, GATES OF TIME, REFLECTING POOL, SURVIVOR CHAPEL, RESCUERS’ ORCHARD, CHILDREN’S AREA AND THE SURVIVOR TREE.  THE MEMORIAL OFFERS AN INSIGHT INTO THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE AND THE PROMISE OF COMFORT.  THE OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM OFFERS A SELF-GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE DAY OF THE BOMBING OF THE ALFRED P. MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING ON APRIL 19, 1995.  THE INTERACTIVE LEARNING MUSEUM DISPLAYS THE CHAOS OF THE BOMBING HAS TURNED TO HOPE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.  

 

 THE NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM IS MORE THAN 200,000 SQUARE FEET OF DISPLAYS SUCH AS  HISTORICAL GALLERIES, THE AMERICAN RODEO GALLERY, NATIVE AMERICAN GALLERY, WEITZENHOFFER GALLERY OF FINE AMERICAN FIREARMS, AND MANY MORE.  EACH COLLECTION FOCUSES ON THE PRESERVATION OF THE HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAN WEST.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.  

 

 

NASCOE GOLF

THE 2014 NASCOE GOLF OUTING WILL BE Wednesday, AUGUST 14TH AT 9:00 A.M. WE WILL LOAD UP IN THE VAN AT THE HOTEL AND TAKE A SHORT 10 MINUTE RIDE TO SILVERHORN GOLF CLUB WHERE EVERYONE WILL TEAM UP FOR A SCRAMBLE FORMAT TOURNAMENT, GUARANTEEING A FUN MORNING OF GOLF FOR ALL.  IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR ROUND, GOLFERS WILL BE SERVED A HAMBURGER/GRILLED YARDBIRD BUFFET, (THAT’S CHICKEN FOR YOU MORE REFINED FOLK) IN THE COMFORT OF THE CLUBHOUSE.  $50 COVERS EVERYTHING-GREEN FEES, ½ CART, RANGE BALLS, THE MEAL AND A GOODY BAG (JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT SOMETHING).

 

LOCATED IN OKLAHOMA CITY, SILVERHORN GOLF CLUB IS SET AMIDST 170 PICTURESQUE ACRES OF BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED TURF, NATIVE GRASSES, OAKS, ELMS, HACKENBERRIES, AND FOUR CREEKS THAT WIND THROUGH THE PROPERTY.  DESIGNED BY RANDY HACKENKEMPER IN 1991, THIS 18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE WAS BUILT TO CHALLENGE AVID GOLFERS WITHOUT FRUSTRATING MORE CASUAL PLAYERS.  SILVERHORN GOLF CLUB IS AN EXCEPTIONAL SETTING FOR A ROUND OF GOLF WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NASCOE MEMBERS. www.silverhorngc.com  

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

WE HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE READY TO SHOW YOUR KIDS A GREAT TIME IN OKLAHOMA. 

WEDNESDAY:           GET AQUAINTED PARTY                FREE

Thursday:                     ZOO & BURGERS                              $20.00

FRIDAY                      ICE SKATING/PIZZA                        $20.00

FRIDAY                      REMINGTON PARK                         FREE

Saturday                      TRAMPOLINE PARK & A MOVIE  $30.00

 

(CHILD CARE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE TOO YOUNG TO ATTEND THESE FUNCTIONS.)

 

RV PARK 

      RV Park—TWIN FOUNTAINS ($40 PER DAY, $37 W/GOOD SAM’S CLUB) $247 PER WEEK…MINIATURE GOLF, GAME ROOM, POOL, BIKE RENTALS.  LESS THAN 10 MINUTES FROM THE CONVENTION.          www.twinfountainsrvpark.com