Captain Pete Wakeman of the 2019 Daytona Beach Quarterback Club.
The 73rd season of the Daytona Beach Quarterback Club is upon us. Are you ready for some football?
It is my honor to be the captain for the 2019 season. A great speaker list has been completed and is highlighted by Don Beebe, Charlie Ward, Reidel Anthony, Eli Gold, Bob Stoops and of course, Lee Corso.
This has been a very busy off-season for the Quarterback Club. The entire team has worked tirelessly implementing several improvements that should enhance our club for the years to come.
Among the largest was the development and implementation of our first online payment platform. This will allow you to quickly and easily pay dues and sponsorships online. This streamlines many of our procedures and eliminates the majority of our paper and postage costs. Special thanks go out to Zach Chalifour and Shawn Brown for making this happen. Check out the new payment portal here.
Audio/visual will be improved this year as well. All new members will have a photo (with their name and occupation listed at the bottom) placed on the A/V rotation that normally runs prior to our meetings. A video highlight of that night’s speaker will also be added and played prior to their introduction.
Membership and sponsorship committees creatively developed ways to make our sponsorships more valuable and profitable. Special thanks to John Adams, Tom Gilbert and Shawn Brown for their creativity. Remember, 85% of your dues are absorbed by food and venue charges alone. The majority of everything else, such as speakers, is paid for from our sponsorships.
This year any member who refers a new member to the club will receive $30 of the newly developed Quarterback Club poker chips. These are redeemable at the bar during meetings. Several people have already taken advantage of this offer.
This will be our sixth consecutive year at the renovated Plaza Resort & Spa located at 600 N Atlantic Ave. As in years past, parking is available in the parking garage to the south of the property and the parking lot to the north of the main entrance. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with the meeting starting at 6:30 pm. The Streamline Hotel has already renewed their commitment to sponsor our post meeting party at their hotel again.
Please direct any and all membership questions or concerns to John Adams at JohnAdams@adamscameron.com.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing everybody at the first meeting on September 9th at the Plaza Resort & Spa.
Captain Pete Wakeman