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It’s a Jungle Out There!

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Wild times were had by North and South Carolina jewelers at their Convention at the Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach

The North Carolina Jewelers Association and the South Carolina Jewelers Association were together again for their 5th year of fun in the sun with a walk on the wild side.

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(l-r) Kim Woods, Barry’s Jewelers, Charleston, SC pictured with Laurel Koenders, was the purr-fect choice for best dressed female at the Jungle themed NCJA/SCJA Convention Saturday Evening Gala.
Brad Huisken - IAS Training and Doug Johnson - Gemvision shared their expertise Saturday morning before golfers moved to the course and others went to the beach, shopping and spa.  Sunday morning roundtables covered many topics.  Ideas were shared as well as great southern hospitality.

The winning team in the Bulova Golf Tournament included Chuck Frey, Barry Woods, Fred Shuford and Mark Toupin.  Closest to the Pin winner was Chuck Frey.  The Longest Drive award went to Convention newcomer Cameron Baskin. Winners received engraved Bulova Clocks to commemorate their victories.

The Grand Prize of the weekend was awarded to the Saturday Evening Gala Best Dressed Male/Female.  No one could compare to Ken Kelly of Diamonds ‘n Dunes of Kitty Hawk for Best Dressed Male.  Kim Woods took home Best Dressed Female with her feline face paint, leopard dress and ears!

Many thanks to the Sponsors of the event which included: Platinum Sponsors - Bulova, Federated Insurance and JCK Events; 24K Gold Sponsors - Pease & Curren, SJTA and Star Gems; 14K Gold Sponsor - Royal Pacific Gems; Silver Sponsors - Camelot, Cargo Hold, Charms Plus, Dave Koenders, IDD, Jewelers of America, Jewelers Mutual, Namano, Samuel Spil, Signature Engraving, Southeastern Findings and SunRiver Creations; and Bronze Sponsors - Gunther Mele, Malakan Diamond and Michael Werdiger

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The winning team in the Bulova Golf Tournament at the NCJA/SCJA Convention: (l-r) Mark Toupin, Fred Shuford, Chuck Frey and Barry Woods.
Save the date for next year as the NCJA and SCJA return to Grande Dunes’ 4-Diamond Resort and their fabulous golf courses, May 18-20, 2012 (tentative).  Get your game on for 2012; they’re looking for fanatical COLLEGE TEAM FANS for a fantastic getaway following the graduation/Mother’s Day season next year.   For more information, contact Suzi Bevacqua ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 919-789-7979) or Jane Spencer ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 803-788-3142).
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Ken Kelley, Diamonds ‘n Dunes, Kitty Hawk, NC, was named best dressed male at the Jungle themed NCJA/SCJA Convention Saturday Evening Gala.

 
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