Industry Education • Premium Networking • Great Times! 2023 MID-YEAR MEETING Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California August 6 - 9, 2023
Home of the 2023 PCCA Mid-Year Meeting, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is the perfect blend of Southern California’s legendary laid-back luxury and sincerely elegant service. Perched on 175 acres atop a 150-foot seaside bluff and featuring a private beach club, this elegant AAA Five-Diamond retreat offers both indulgence and inspiration, from oceanfront culinary experiences to unique coastal activities and adventures. This award-winning Orange County retreat features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with refreshing coastal palettes, private terraces from which to take in the ocean breeze, plush bedding for restful nights, and spacious living areas to relax and relive the memories at the day’s end. Accommodations. Designed to embrace a coastal palette of cool blues, warm neutrals and crisp whites, the resort’s spacious guest rooms embrace the natural beauty of the seaside setting while featuring modern textiles and custom furnishings. To capture the refreshing coastal breezes, each guest room features a private terrace or patio. Flexible headboard reading lamps, a large desk, ample outlets, and televisions that stream content from personal devices, guests enjoy enhanced productivity and connectivity. Complimentary standard internet access is available to all guests. Spacious, stylish suites feature generously sized living and sleeping quarters. Luxuriate in the comfort of signature bedding and step out onto the breezy private terrace, where cushioned outdoor seating and enchanting views welcome the day. Marble bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs and signature spa bath amenities. Dining. With seven culinary concepts ranging from the elegant Bourbon Steak to the casual AVEO Table + Bar, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is a premier destination for restaurants in Dana Point. Bourbon Steak is classic Americana infused with Chef Mina’s arsenal of world flavors and flair for the dramatic, offering the best steak, seafood, and wine selection in Dana Point. Featuring fresh, local ingredients, the AVEO Table + Bar takes inspiration from Latin America’s rich culinary history and generations-old traditions with local seafood, prime filets, savory sandwiches, and fresh salads, while also introducing Latin staples such as patatas bravas and ceviche. At the Monarch Bay Beach Club, experience the warm ocean breeze through our indooroutdoor bar or the laid-back luxury of a sunset dinner on the spacious Beach Lawn. The poolside Sombra Cantina provides authentic fresh favorites such as fish tacos, salads, and ceviche for lunch and early dinners. At Club 19, enjoy outdoor dining on the picturesque patio while indulging in modern American entrees, appetizers for sharing, and handcrafted cocktails. Sparkling Pools. Facing directly toward the sparkling Pacific, the Monarch Pool is the perfect place to soak up sun, enjoy a refreshing swim, and relax in comfy lounge chairs, chic daybeds, and private cabanas. Two infinity-edge spas perch on the ocean view end of the pool deck, seemingly spilling into the panoramic landscape. Specially designed for children, the Family Pool is ideal for wading and swimming, with a graduated entry and cabanas dotted around the perimeter. Adjacent to the pool is a fun and lively Sprayground! Resort guests may access the adults-only Spa Lap Pool with the purchase of a spa treatment. Shopping. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is a shopping destination in and of itself, from various boutiques to the Golf Pro Shop, you’ll find beachwear, lifestyle and active apparel, jewelry, skincare products, gifts, and more, carefully curated from your favorite luxury brands and local designers alike. Waldorf Astoria Spa. Well-being has long been part of the coastal ethos. With the sea as a backdrop, it only makes sense that a setting so connected to life would inspire people to make the most of theirs. You are invited to immerse yourself in the Waldorf Astoria Spa, where curated experiences are personalized to usher all guests into moments of authentic peace and optimal living. Learn more at www.waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com/ experience/spa. Oceanfront Golf. Few California golf resort experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and the variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Along the dramatic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, master golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned a one-of-a-kind golf course design: challenging and fair, with views of surf breaks on every hole. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club: Celebrate Your Love for the Beach
Details Getting There: John Wayne Airport, Orange County is 23 miles from the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Weather: The average high temperature for Dana Point in early August is around 79 degrees, and the average low is around 60. What to Wear: PCCA meetings are largely resort casual, meaning that shorts, golf shirts, sandals, and sneakers are acceptable, but you wouldn’t look out of place in slacks and a dress shirt. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club 1 Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 234-3200 • www.waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com Boasting the “best beaches in Southern California,” Dana Point is distinguished by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. And there are plenty of things to do in Dana Point, whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping, shop with delight, or unwind with a cocktail by the beach. From Doheny State Beach and Dana Point Harbor to the Lantern District and Monarch Bay, there are a wide range of activities and the surfer chic lifestyle that the locals embrace day-in and day-out. Dana Point Harbor The Harbor attracts thousands of visitors annually for shopping, sport fishing, walking, bicycling, parasailing, and a host of recreational activities. The Harbor houses 2,500 boats within two marinas, inside a 1-1/2-mile jetty. The Harbor boasts 17 different restaurants to please every palate. And 30 intriguing shops are loaded with unexpected treasures, everything from custom-designed jewelry, Indian artifacts, and art collectibles to hand-formed chocolates, designer perfumes and sunglasses, and quality ice cream. Across the bridge to Dana Island, more walking paths lead to yacht clubs, a restaurant, and a continuation of the quiet waterside parkways. Beautiful Beaches & the Surfing Life Dana Point beaches are among the finest in the world, and the area is rich in surf history and is also popular for sunning, swimming, and tide pool exploration. County, state, and private beaches adorn the coastline, including worldfamous surfing spots at Doheny Beach, Dana Strands, and Salt Creek. Southern California is synonymous with surf culture, and Dana Point is at the heart of it all. You can take selfies with statues of early surf icons the “Dana Point Mafia” at Waterman Plaza and then hop over to Doheny State Beach for a surf lesson on beginner-friendly waves or surf at Salt Creek Beach, one of the “Endless Summer” film locations. In the neighboring city of San Clemente, check out the awesome collection of historic surfboards, art and other surf memorabilia at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, a muststop for beach bums and surf enthusiasts. Local Landmarks Learn local maritime history and ecology at the Ocean Institute, a community-based organization nationally renowned for its ocean science and maritime history educational programs. On weekends, they open the campus and welcome you to explore the site-wide, immersive journey into the mysteries of the Pacific Ocean. Learn all about Moon Jellies, encounter live animals in the Discovery Pool touch-tank, and the newly renovated Sahm Marine Education Center shark touch-tank experience. More info at oceaninstitute.org. Considered the Birthplace of Orange County, Mission San Juan Capistrano is the seventh of 21 Spanish missions established in California during the 17th and 18th centuries. Every year on March 19, the mission hosts the annual Saint Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows celebrating the mission’s beloved bird population. You can even sail on a replica 18th century schooner and experience the ocean as explorers did centuries ago. Don’t leave without hiking Dana Point Headlands Preserve. The trails boast iconic cliff, ocean and beach views of Dana Point’s famous Headlands. Dana Point: Harboring the Good Life
Schedule of Events Sunday, August 6 3 - 7 pm Registration 4:30 - 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting 7 - 9:30 pm Chairman’s Welcome Reception PCCA Chairman Ed Campbell and his wife Carolyn welcome you to Dana Point and the scenic Grand Lawn at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail overlooking the Monarch Beach Golf Links and the Pacific Ocean. Savor the delicious buffet created by the culinary team led Jean-Pierre Dubray, Executive Chef. Dubrey was named Outstanding Chef of the Year by Marin County Brand of the International Wine and Food Society, received the prestigious award of Le Merite Agricole by the French Minister of Agriculture, and was inducted “Maitre Cuisinier de France” (Master Chef of France) in 2019. Monday, August 7 7:30 am - 1 pm Registration 8 - 9 am Breakfast 9 - 10:15 am Opening General Session: Making a Difference with Steve Gilliland Focusing on the conscious choices we make every day that impact the lives of others, Making a Difference is an eye-opening and heartfelt keynote detailing how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Each of us has the potential to transform the culture of an organization through our actions and attitude. A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture, and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style—Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, in all 50 states and 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of a motivational speaker.” Gilliland has written six books—Detour, Enjoy The Ride, Hide Your Goat, Making a Difference, The Cherry on Top, and Turn the Page—perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with prominent national magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his presentations, books, audio products, and videos. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and other resources identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses. 10:30 - 11:45 am General Session: What Is Change Response Style? with Dr. Victoria Grady Even the most flexible, adaptable, unflappable employees form deep connections to the people, objects, and routines that represent their “normal.” When change disrupts one of these connections, it breaks the employee’s contract with “normal,” triggering a fight-or-flight response deep within their brain. Though powerful, this resistance to change is expected and therefore leverageable when practically addressed. This interactive session includes participants completing a sample version of the Change Response Style Assessment and a discussion of each Change Response Style and the nuances that leadership might expect from one change response style to another. Dr. Victoria Grady is the Academic Director of the MSM Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Management/Organizational Behavior in the School of Business at George Mason University. She is also the Professor in Residence for the Healthcare People and Change Practice for FORVIS. Victoria’s research portfolio focuses on the behavioral implications of organizations introducing and implementing organizational change. Her unique emphasis is the role of attachment behavior and transitional objects within the change process. 1 - 4:40 pm Laguna Beach Art Tour Tour lovely Laguna Beach! Learn a little history of this quaint town and visit art galleries, Heisler Park, and the Laguna Beach Art Museum. Tour guides provide interesting tidbits on the different areas, fun facts, and even town gossip! You’ll have a great time soaking in the sunshine and the arts! $310 includes transportation, guides, entry fees, taxes, and gratuities. 1:30 - 5 pm A Whale of a Good Time: Dolphin Safari Whale-Watching Tour Did you know Southern California has the largest dolphin population of anywhere in the world?! You can get up close and personal with them and possibly whales, too! Dolphin Safari offers you the opportunity to view the exquisite California dolphins and whales as well as other beautiful sea creatures. On the way home, the Captain will teach you about the animals with a collection of items from around the world, including whale baleen and teeth, vertebrae, fossils, a shark jaw, teeth, and scale models. You’ll touch and share these times and learn first-hand how these animals eat, sleep, and live. $260 includes transportation, marine naturalist, bottles water, taxes, and gratuities. 1:45 - 4 pm Kayaking in Dana Point Harbor Kayaking in calm ocean waters will surely relax and enthrall any PCCA member! You will launch in the calm waters of the protected harbor, easily cross the lapping surf line, and be out in the ocean water in no time, enjoying the beautiful view and ocean air. Instructors guide you and provide safety instructions prior to launch as well as guidance on the route. They’ll also point out local historical landmarks on the coastline and the wonderful wildlife. An amazing day in Southern California! $265 includes transportation, equipment, guides, towel, bottled water, taxes, and gratuities. Tuesday, August 8 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am - 12 pm General Session Roundtables This fast-paced and frank discussion moves through the various sectors of power and communications construction and elicits thoughtful insights and candid opinions from contractors and suppliers as well as
from experts representing the government, engineering, insurance, and legal sectors. All PCCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! 8:30 - 9:15 am Education Issues PCCA President & CEO Tim Wagner, Education Committee members, and the PCCA Education and Research Foundation report on PCCA’s workforce development initiative, U.S. DOL apprenticeship grant initiative, and the PCCA Scholarship Program. 9:15 - 9:30 am Break 9:30 - 10:45 am Government & Industry Issues Led by Jaime Steve, Zack Perconti, and the PCCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to power and broadband construction. 10:45 - 11 am Break 11 am - 12 pm Economic Issues Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital, leads a discussion on the myriad factors impacting the national economy and the markets in which PCCA members work. Bridgers’ in-depth knowledge of construction markets, owner concerns, and financial topics, combined with his ability to convey difficult topics to laypeople and professionals alike, makes him an intriguing speaker. 12 - 6 pm PCCA Golf Tournament PCCA members are serious about their golf, and they’re even more serious about having a good time so make sure to sign up for this tournament at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Renowned designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. modeled Monarch Beach Golf Links in the traditional Scottish links style. With tight fairways, firm greens, and striking scenery, the course is challenging yet playable. It was named one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and a GOLF Magazine “Gold Medal Resort.” $390 includes cart, box lunch, bottled water and 1 sleeve of balls. $90 for rental clubs. 1 - 5:15 pm Cruising the Harbor Casually cruise the harbor in an intimate electric Duffy boat while enjoying the scenery! And you’ll also have free time to explore Balboa Island. The many islands are lined with pricey, beautiful homes and yachts. Guides will provide facts about the canal, homes, and area in general during the cruise. Following the sightseeing trip around Newport Harbor, you’ll be dropped off on Balboa Island where they will find specialty shops, boutiques, and of course the original home to the Frozen Banana! Located within Newport Harbor, Balboa Island is quaint and scenic with a famous boardwalk. You will see beachfront homes and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean— a true paradise! $275 includes transportation, boats, bottled water, and a famous Balboa bar or Frozen Banana, taxes, and gratuities. 1:45- 4:30 pm Mission San Juan Capistrano Wine Tasting Start the afternoon at Mission San Juan Capistrano, known as the Jewel of the Mission System, where docents will lead you on a tour. Beautifully landscaped courtyards, old adobe buildings, and a chapel adorned with an ornate gilded alter are just a few of the sights you will enjoy. This mission is a must see and is the foundation of the city. It is also said to be where wine was first produced in California! Then walk over to Rancho Capistrano Winery in San Juan Capistrano Orange County’s emerging wine town. Rancho Capistrano Winery is a family-owned restaurant offering hand-crafted wines from grapes gathered around the world, as well as many picked in California. Each wine is blended, fermented, oaked, racked, filtered, and bottled in their Southern California facilities. You will enjoy appetizers and wine tasting out on the patio! $245 includes transportation, 1-hour docent guided tour, tasting of 4 wines with appetizers, taxes, and gratuities. 7 - 9:30 pm Farewell Dinner Join the group on the Grand Lawn for some wine and cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. Wednesday, August 9 9:15 am - 1:15 pm A Presidential Tour The late Richard Nixon will forever hold a significant place in history as a powerful dignitary who forged the pages of time through political and personal challenges. Guests learn much more about his multifaceted personality during a tour of the museum dedicated to his life. Featuring nine acres of magnificent gardens, fascinating galleries, archives, and Richard Nixon’s faithfully restored place of birth, the library is intriguing for everyone. Permanent galleries include The Wave of Change, The Oval Office, The Vietnam War, Domestic Policy Vision, Communism and the Cold War, First Lady Pat Nixon, Life in the White House, Watergate, The Lincoln Sitting Room, and more! Guests can explore the collection at their leisure and ask questions of the many well-informed docents throughout the galleries. $245 includes transportation, admission, 2-hour docent-guided tour, taxes, and gratuities.
Office Use Only Date In___________________ Amount In_________________ Confirm___________________ 2023 Mid-Year Registration August 6 - 9, 2023 • Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA Registrant Information Register no more than one couple per page 1. Registrant’s Name Badge Name 2. Spouse/Guest Name Badge Name 3. Youth 1 Name Age Badge Name 4. Youth 2 Name Age Badge Name Company Title Street Address City State Zip Phone Fax Cell Phone p I’m a First-time Conference Attendee Registration Info • Email this registration form to registration@ pccaweb.org OR • Mail this registration form with payment to: PCCA PO Box 638 Churchton, MD 20733 Registration Fees All attendees must be registered Registration Category By 6/30/23 After 6/30/23 Subtotal Owner/Employee Member $695 $795 Spouse/Guest (18 years old and above) $495 $595 Youth (7 - 18) $325 $425 Youth (under 6) $0 $0 Optional Activities Please enter registrant’s number (1-4) from above Fees Registrant # PCCA Golf Tournament (Tues.) $390 Golf Club Rental (Tues.) p Mens p Womens | p Right p Left $90 Laguna Beach Art Tour (Mon.) $310 Dolphin/Whale-Watching Tour (Mon.) $260 Kayaking in Dana Point Harbor (Mon.) $265 Cruising the Harbor (Tues.) $275 Mission SJC Wine Tasting (Tues.) $245 A Presidential Tour (Wed.) $245 Total Fees Cancellation Policy There is no charge for cancellations received before 6/30/23. After that date, no refunds will be given. Please confirm cancellation and refund request in writing. Questions? Call us at (800) 542-PCCA Room Type p Garden View Room $395 | p Resort View Room $425 p Pool View Room $450 p Fireside Terrace Room $500 | p 1-Bedroom Suite $750 p King Bed p 2-Queen Beds 2023 MID-YEAR MEETING Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California August 6 - 9, 2023 Hotel Registration Credit card is required to reserve rooms. This is a separately charged item. Card Type: p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Check-in Date Check-out Date PCCA Fees Payment must accompany this registration in the form of a check or credit card. Payment must be received by June 30, 2023, for early discount. p Check Please make payable to PCCA p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature CC Billing Addresswww.pccaweb.org