2020 Annual Meeting

               October 22-25, 2020

General Information



Big-Cedar-Lodge-Logo 612 Devil's Pool Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739

www.bigcedar.com

*Please see PMPA's COVID-19 Safety Statement.


NEW THIS YEAR…
.Business Session Video Recordings
All business sessions will be recorded (except for Brian Moran) and the videos will be made available for download following the close of the meeting…at a fraction of the cost to attend the meeting.

We know that some of you may have concerns about traveling at this time and may be unable to join us at the Big Cedar Lodge. We also know that nothing can compare to the great networking that occurs at PMPA meetings, but we are always looking for new ways to provide our members with valuable information that they can take back to their shops, and we hope to provide you with some of the great knowledge and inspiration always found at PMPA national meetings, even if you can’t attend in person.  


Dining

There are multiple restaurant in and around inside the Big Cedar Lodge as well as private dining, in-room dining, and poolside dining.

Fine Dining

  • Osage RestaurantEnjoy upscale regional cuisine with a sweeping view of the Ozark Mountains.
  • The Wine CellarYou’ll find a full wine bar of unique higher-end wines offered by the glass, whiskey room, and a cigar humidor.
  • Lady Liberty Brunch & Dinner CruiseSet sail and dine on a beautiful 62-foot luxury yacht.
  • The Worman HouseWith central views of Table Rock Lake, this is the perfect space for your private celebration or group.

Casual Dining

  • Buffalo BarStep out onto the stone patio for breathtaking views and watch the sunset ceremony, complete with bagpipe performance and the firing of a Civil War cannon.
  • Arnie's BarnArnie’s Barn offers contemporary Mexican cuisine with magnificent views of the driving range and unique golf memorabilia.
  • Devil's Pool - Combines the best of southern homestyle cooking with rustic decor.
  • Buzzard BarDownstairs from Devil’s Pool, Buzzard Bar provides a warm welcome with comfortable seating and antique furnishings.
  • Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill Uncle Buck’s Grill offers a full-service menu of tasty favorites like burgers, salads, sandwiches and pizza as well as sweet treats such as shakes, floats and banana splits.
  • Truman Cafe & Custard - Stop by Truman Cafe & Custard to enjoy a meal, baked good, custard and a specialty coffee.
  • Mill & Canyon Grill Restaurant - Enjoy nature’s beautiful surroundings while looking out to the cascading waterfall as you savor Ozarks-inspired food.
  • Big Cedar Lodge - In-room dining experience where we’ll bring everything you need for a complete and delicious meal to prepare just as you like it. Choose from KC strip steak, all-natural chicken, fresh ground Angus burgers, hot dogs or a hearty breakfast.
  • Mountain Top Grill -  Perched high in the hills, overlooking the Mountain Top Course and Ozark’s National Course, Mountain Top Grill is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or small plates after a round on the links.

 

Big Cedar Lodge Entertainment

Big Cedar Golf

Inspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, has set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. Growing the game of golf while incorporating the beauty of the Ozarks into every shot, Big Cedar Lodge is quickly becoming known as America's Next Great Golf Destination, with NATURE'S FINEST™ courses designed by some of the top names in golf: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. 

  • Top of the Rock Golf Coursea Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, is the first-ever par-3 course to be included in a professional championship, featuring nature and golf at its finest. Perched high above Table Rock Lake, the peaceful waterfalls, wandering creeks, bass-filled ponds and pristine lakes of Top of the Rock complete a true celebration of nature, the Ozarks and the game of golf. Arnie’s Barn, a magnificent 150-year-old barn was relocated from Arnold Palmer’s backyard in Latrobe, PA and is complete with historic photos and memorabilia from Palmer’s career achievements. Book a Tee Time Here
  • Buffalo Ridge Springs - Already acclaimed as the region’s top golf course, Buffalo Ridge has been transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. Morris and Fazio have redesigned the course layout to bring players in close contact with nature, native grasses and free-ranging North American bison from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. The course has been rated the No. 1 Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and has been named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest since 2001. The course holds a Golf Digest rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Book a tee time here
  • Mountain Top - Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris teamed up with World Golf Hall of Fame legend Gary Player to create a world-class 13-hole short course that delivers an unparalleled experience for golfers. Sharing a similar passion for nature and golf, and through a joined pioneering spirit, they created a renowned golf experience for all skill levels. The course routes through unforgettable rock formations and includes some of the most dramatic views in the Ozarks while delivering a rewarding experience for all skill levels. Book a tee time here
  • Ozarks National - Adding to an amazing list of world-class golf courses, Big Cedar Lodge is proud to introduce Ozarks National, Missouri’s first and only golf course designed by architect duo Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Measuring 7,036 yards from the back tees, the course represents the terrain of the Ozarks with beautiful views.The 18-hole layout features challenging carries and a variety of visually appealing approach shots that are highlighted by the native habitat. The course also includes interesting features, such as a 400-foot wooden beam and plank bridge, which connects the tee box and fairway of the 13th hole that stands 60-feet above a flowing creek. Book a tee time here
  • Payne's Valley - Paying tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart, Payne’s Valley will be the first public-access golf course designed by 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and Woods-led golf course design firm, TGR Design. Payne's Valley will stand out with its inviting layout, pristine water features, large fairways and greens, and spectacular 19th hole… the Big Rock at Payne’s Valley™. Through the creation of PAYNE'S VALLEY GOLF COURSE™, Tiger Woods and Big Cedar Lodge will offer a course where players of all skill levels will be able to enjoy the game with each other in the beautiful Ozark Mountain landscape. Book a tee time here

Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy

This stunning, rustic setting truly embraces the beauty of the great outdoors.

  • Introduction to Clay Shooting - Children ages 12-17 can learn the basics of clay shooting at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy. Each participant will learn gun safety, how to use the equipment and the best techniques. Reservations are recommended.

  • Trap, Skeet and WobbleGreat for beginners, trap, skeet and wobble are forms of clay target shooting where the targets are dispersed from one or two locations.

  • 5-Stand Shooting- This form of clay target shooting uses five stations and multiple traps. Shooters take turns shooting five targets thrown from various locations and then move down to the next stand where they shoot five targets in a different formation.

  • Sporting Clays - This form of clay target shooting offers a more complex course than trap or skeet as it simulates the unpredictability of live birds with clay targets being dispersed from a variety of angles and vantage points.

Marina Activites

Long Creek Marina is the best place to start your day on the 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake. From veteran anglers to first-time fishers, we have something for everyone who enjoys the water. 

  • Skiing, Tubing & Wakeboard - Make the most of your day out on the lake with our pull tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, water ski set and reel rentals.
  • Boat Rentals - Cruise through open water with our boat rentals from Bent Hook Marina and Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina. We offer fully-equipped Tracker bass boats, ski or pontoon boats and canoes by the hour or the day.
  • Personal Watercraft Rentals - Complete your day on the lake with personal watercraft rentals from Bent Hook Marina and Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina. Rent a WaveRunner!
  • Table Rock Lake Fisher - Table Rock Lake is ranked nationally for its numbers and sizes of bass and crappie. Set out on the mesmerizing water and discover some of the best fishing spots in the nation.
  • Bow Fishing - Spend time learning to use specialized archery equipment to shoot and retrieve fish in Table Rock Lake. Bowfishing is offered seasonally and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
    Big Cedar Lodge offers 50,000 square feet of endless entertainment for you and your family. Open Dailt from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Fun Mountain

Big Cedar Lodge offers 50,000 square feet of endless entertainment for you and your family. This world-class attraction offers year-round fun for all ages. You’ll be delighted in the adventure of Fun Mountain, created for the kid in all of us.

  • Thunder Alley Go-Carts Designed by 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and NASCAR crew chief and former stock car racing driver Cole Pearn.
  • Timber Ridge Ropes Course Avoid swamp monsters and climb over 40 feet and four stories on Timber Ridge Ropes Course. This course Features elements like a rolling log, swaying ladder, balancing beam and two electronic Sky Rails.
  • BowlingFeaturing 16 full lanes, step onto our dock of lanes and throw strikes surrounded by sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
  • Laser Tag - Enjoy our 4-000-square-foot arena for a game of ultimate laser tag.
  • Arcade - Check out our hottest new games and your classic favorites in our 4,000-square-foot arcade.
  • Climbing WallScale your way to the top on our augmented climbing wall complete with projected graphics and proprietary body tracking.
  • Golf Simulator Visit world-famous golfing destinations in our full-swing golf simulator. From practicing and playing with friends to competitive tournaments, our dual-tracking technology will show the curvature of the ball and provide the most realistic effect, just as if you’re standing on the course behind the tee.
  • BilliardsRent your own billiards table by the hour inside Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Fun Mountain.
Cedar Creek Spa

Spoil yourself at the 18,000-square-foot, world-class Cedar Creek Spa & Salon. Complete with hand-hewn timber ceilings, natural stone floors, handcrafted stained-glass accents and antique-style chandeliers, the spa creates a luxurious and relaxing environment for a day of pampering. A grand, double staircase will lead you to one of 11 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, each featuring its own cozy fireplace. The full-service salon is also equipped with massaging pedicure chairs and sofas.

Horseback Riding, Fishing, Boat Crusies, Nature Excursions and much much more!

Inspired by the majestic beauty of Table Rock Lake and his own childhood memories, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge, decided to create a place for families to connect with nature, enjoy world-class recreation and build family traditions— that place is Big Cedar. Offering countless activities and attractions, Big Cedar is America’s premier destination for outdoor adventure.

Weather

Branson averages a daily maximum temperature for October that's between 68 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit.  The minimum temperature usually falls between 44 and 49 °F. The days in Missouricool down rapidly during October.

What to Wear

Resort casual is appropriate for business sessions and most evening events.  Dress for the Saturday evening Awards Banquet is "Cocktail Attire."  (No tuxedos/formal wear, but no jeans or casual-wear).

Travel and Transportation 

The Resort is about a 50-minute drive (60 miles) from Springfield-Branson National Airport in Springfield, MO. You will need to get a rental car (there is no parking fee at Big Cedar Lodge). The average Uber Fare from Springfield-Branson National Airport to Big Cedar Lodge is $105.00.

Considered a remote haven of natural beauty and rustic luxury tucked into the rugged landscape of the Missouri Ozark Mountains, overlooking Table Rock Lake. Inspired by a commitment to conservation, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, created Big Cedar Lodge as a destination all will enjoy!

Things to Do in Branson 

The city of Branson is approximately 10 miles north of The Big Cedar Lodge.  Check out all the activities, dining and entertainment available.

Explore Branson

Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

4100 Gretna Road
Branson MO 65616
417-334-4084 | 1-800-296-0463
ExploreBranson.com


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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 22
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Registration

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Technical Members Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Friday, October 23
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Call to Order & Announcements 

8:15 a.m.

Business Sessions:
The 12 Week Year
Brian Moran, Author of The 12 Week Year

How Governments Have Changed Since COVID-19
John Guzik & Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership

Top Ten Issues Employers are Facing in Today's (New) Working Environment
Melanie Webber, Fisher Phillips


12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Group Lunch / Women of PMPA Luncheon

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