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									USA Rice Millers’ Association
c/o USA Rice Federation
4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 425
Arlington, VA 22203
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               Carlsbad, CA
               La Costa Resort and Spa
               June 20-24, 2010
                 BROCHURE
                 REGISTRATION
                                     USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                              111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA


  Why Attend the RMA Convention?
  The USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) will hold its 111th convention this year. The
  convention’s longevity speaks to the value of this annual professional forum for the U.S. rice
  milling industry and allied businesses, including domestic and international customers for
  U.S.-grown rice.
  The convention features an educational program and a trade show, and provides an excellent
  meeting ground to strengthen business ties and pursue new opportunities. For more information,
  contact Jeanette Davis, jdavis@usarice.com.


Hotel Information                                                        Make Your Reservations Early
The RMA Convention will be held at the La Costa                          Reservations must be made no later than May 21,
Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. La Costa offers                          2010. Reservations made after May 21, 2010, and/or
convenient access to San Diego attractions. The hotel                    after the convention’s room block is filled, are subject
is located approximately 35 miles from the San Diego                     to availability. Please make your reservations early.
International Airport.
    La Costa Resort and Spa                                              Registration Information
    2100 Costa Del Mar Road                                              There are three ways to register for the 111th RMA
    Carlsbad, CA 92009                                                   Convention:
    Hotel Main Line: (760) 438-9111                                      Online: Online registration is the easiest way to
    Hotel Web site: http://www.lacosta.com/                              register, especially for multiple attendees. To register,
                                                                         visit www.usarice.com and click on meetings.
Room Rates, Dates and Availability
                                                                         Fax: Pre-registration forms with credit card information
A special RMA Convention rate of $259* is offered
                                                                         for payment can be faxed to (703) 236-2301.
on a limited number of rooms from Sunday, June
20, through Thursday, June 24, on a first-come, first-                   Mail or Delivery: Completed RMA Convention
served basis. This rate also may be available for up                     registration forms with check payments can be sent
to three days before and after the official convention                   via mail or delivery to:
dates, based on hotel availability. The $259 room
                                                                            RMA Convention
rate covers a resort, plaza or spa room, based on
                                                                            4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 425
availability upon check- in at the resort. To inquire
                                                                            Arlington, VA 22203
about hotel rates for suites, villas and to guarantee
a specific hotel room contact Jeanette Davis at
                                                                         Payment Information: MasterCard, Visa, Discover or
(703) 236-1447.
                                                                         American Express payments are accepted for both
Note: The spa rooms are newly renovated. The plaza                       advance and onsite registration. Check payments
rooms have a shower only (no bathtub). Adjoining                         for advance registration are accepted by mail or
rooms may be available upon request.                                     delivery when accompanied by completed registration
* There is also a resort fee of $11 per night for each room. The
                                                                         forms. Cash and checks also are accepted for onsite
resort fee includes complimentary toll free calls, credit card           registration.
access calls, local calls, high speed Internet access, entrance to
the La Costa Athletic Club, in-room coffee, and daily newspaper.         Please Note: Checks must be made payable to
As a “per room” charge (versus per person), the resort fee covers        the USA Rice Millers’ Association. Any checks not
all registered room guests.                                              payable in U.S. funds and/or drawn on a U.S. bank will
                                                                         be assessed all applicable processing fees charged to
To Make Hotel Reservations Call                                          RMA.
(800) 854-5000
Ask for the special USA Rice Millers’ Association or
RMA Convention rate. Please request a reservation
confirmation number and keep it for your records.

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                                          USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                                   111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA


  REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE                                                          IMpoRTANT INfoRMATIoN To kNoW
Register by May 21, 2010, and save up to $50 per                                  Hotel Check-In/Check-Out: Hotel check-in time is
person. Whether registering online, by fax or by mail,                            4 p.m. and check-out time is noon. Guests arriving
you must list each person covered by your registration.                           earlier will be checked-in as rooms become available,
Check payments must be postmarked no later than                                   but are not guaranteed check-in prior to 4 p.m.
May 21, 2010, to ensure the early registration rate.                              Additional charges will be assessed to those staying
Checks must be made payable to the USA Rice                                       beyond check-out time. To request a late check-out,
Millers’ Association.                                                             please inquire at the front desk on arrival.
                                                                                  Airport: San Diego International Airport is located
Late and Onsite Registration: After May 21, 2010,
                                                                                  approximately 35 miles from the hotel.
the member and non-member registration fee
increases $50 per person. Onsite registration will be                             Transportation: A rental car is suggested, agencies
available with payment by cash, check (in U.S. funds)                             are located at the airport. Enterprise Car Rental
or credit card.                                                                   agency is located on La Costa’s property. Driving
                                                                                  directions are available on the hotel Web site:
Your Registration Fee Covers: The registration fee                                www.lacosta.com.
provides a name badge that grants admission to the                                Parking: Self parking is $12 a day; Valet parking
general sessions, seminars, trade show, continental                               is $25 per night, and self parking at the Villas is
breakfasts, receptions listed in the convention                                   complimentary.
schedule, and the annual dinner dance. All convention
events require a name badge for admittance. Your                                  Taxi service is available; the fare is approximately
name badge will be included in your convention                                    $90 plus tip for two passengers.
registration packet, which can be picked up at the                                The Super Shuttle can be reserved. The cost
convention registration desk onsite. Your registration                            averages $30 per person one-way and the shuttle
fee does not include optional tours and/or events                                 will make several stops to drop passengers off at
for which there is a separate participation fee (see                              their respective locations. If interested, you can call
registration form).                                                               (800) 974-8885. Super Shuttle’s Web site is
                                                                                  www.supershuttle.com.
 Fee Categories                    Early Registration Late and On-Site
                                   by May 21, 2010 Registration after             Restaurants: A list of local area restaurants is
                                                      May 21, 2010                available on the RMA Convention Web site at
                                                                                  www.usarice.com under meetings. The hotel operates
 RMA Member *                      $375 per person       $425 per person
                                                                                  two dining options. Legend’s is open for breakfast,
 Non-Member                        $600 per person       $650 per person          lunch and dinner and is located in the same building
 Spouse/Dependent (over 18) $250 per person              $250 per person          as check-in. Blue Fire Grill is located in the plaza area
 Child (under 18 years of age) $ 85 per person           $ 85 per person
                                                                                  and is only open for dinner on specific nights. The
                                                                                  Blue Fire Grill will be open for our group on Sunday
* For convention registration, RMA members are defined as mill members,           night. There is also room service and pool restaurant
associate members, or individuals who are registered and paid for by an RMA       service.
mill member or associate member.
                                                                                  Reservations: Please make your dining, golf and spa
Registration Refund Policy: To be eligible for a                                  reservations well in advance.
registration refund, cancellation notices must be                                 Spa: The La Costa Spa is offering our group special
received in writing. A full refund minus a $50                                    promotions. Monday through Friday, the spa is
administrative fee will be made for cancellation                                  offering $125 for your choice of a 50-minute La Costa
notices received on or before May 21, 2010. Fifty                                 massage, 50-minute custom facial or a 50-minute
percent of the registration fee will be refunded for                              California Renewal services. In addition, the spa
cancellation notices received May 21–June 18, 2010.                               is also offering an 80-minute La Costa massage
No refunds will be made for cancellation notices                                  or custom facial for $85, a 100-minute La Costa
received after June 18, 2010.                                                     massage or custom facial for $250. Make your spa
                                                                                  appointments early. For the discounts, please let
                                                                                  them know you are with USA Rice. Call (800) 729-
                                                                                  4772 to reserve your spa appointments.

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                                 USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                          111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA

Weather: The average high temperature in Carlsbad              Wild Animal Park and the aquarium. Disneyland is
in June is 76 degrees and the average low is 55                a two-hour drive from Carlsbad. La Costa Resort
degrees. Average rainfall for June is 0.1 inch.                offers children’s programs at KIDTOPIA (ages 3-12).
                                                               The hotel also has Splash Landing, with water slides
Attire: Convention dress is business casual, with              and interactive play. Vibz is a teen lounge and game
coat and/or tie optional for gentlemen throughout              area. La Costa has daily activities for children and
the convention, including dinner and dancing on                adults that include golf and tennis clinics, fitness and
Wednesday evening.                                             nutrition classes.
What is there for the kids? Some of the top                    Photo Release: Any photographs taken by RMA/USA
recreation destinations in the San Diego area are              Rice Federation may be used in publicizing RMA/USA
Lego Land, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, San Diego                 Rice Federation events, including conventions.


                                      RMA SpECIAL EVENTS

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   n addition to the annual golf tournament, five special guest events are offered this year. All event
   participants must be registered for the convention. Special events each have a separate fee that must be
   paid with registration (see registration form). To ensure your space, please register early. Onsite registration
for special events will be subject to space available. Special Events may be cancelled if minimum sign up is not
met. Full refunds will be issued if a special event is cancelled.
Event Refund Policy: To be eligible for an event refund, cancellation notices must be received in writing. A full
refund minus $50 administrative fee will be made for cancellation notices received on or before June 1, 2010.
Fifty percent of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellation notices received June 1-20, 2010. No
refunds will be made for cancellation notices received after June 20, 2010.

La Jolla Art Walk                                              Sailing In Style
Date:         Sunday, June 20, 2010                            Date:         Monday, June 21, 2010
Location:     Meet at RMA Registration Desk at                 Location:     Meet at RMA Registration Desk at
              1:15 p.m. for departure                                        12:45 p.m. for departure
Time:         1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                           Time:         1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Price:        $95 per person                                   Price:        $145 per person
Beautiful La Jolla…Southern California’s “Jewel” by            During the sailing excursion, guests will enjoy the
the Sea is home to numerous boutiques, galleries               sights along the beautiful San Diego Bay. The bay
and artists’ studios. Treat yourself to an exclusive           is considered one of the finest natural harbors on
insider’s tour of local artists’ studios and some of the       the Pacific Coast. It is a bustling commercial port
most spectacular galleries in town. Along the way our          for shipping and fishing, host to the U.S. Naval First
knowledgeable art walk guide, Michael Jacques, will            Fleet, and protected home for thousands of luxurious
share colorful anecdotes about this seaside getaway,           private sailboats and yachts. The AOLANI Catamaran
making for a truly unique and personal experience.             will sail along the Bay, and guests will be able to take
                                                               advantage of all that San Diego has to offer with one-
Minimum: 25 guests/Maximum: 45 guests
                                                               of-a-kind views of the Downtown skyline, the Coronado
Tour includes:                                                 Bridge and Coronado, and all of the military aircraft
•	Walking tour of five La Jolla galleries                      carriers along the Embarcadero.
•	Tour guide – Michael Jacques
                                                               Note: It is recommended guests dress in layers
•	Transportation to and from hotel
                                                               suitable for an activity on water.
•	Snacks and water on bus
•	Applicable taxes and gratuities                              Minimum: 25 guests/Maximum: 45 guests
                                                               Tour includes:
                                                               •	Private charter of the AOLANI Catamaran
                                                               •	Non-alcoholic beverages (Alcoholic beverages
                                                                 available for purchase)
                                                               •	Transportation to and from hotel
                                                               •	Tour guide

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                                USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                         111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA

Beginner’s Golf Clinic                                         When you walk the fairways of La Costa, you are
Date:        Monday, June 21, 2010                             following the same paths that the legends of the game
Location:    Meet at the Golf Pro shop                         have travelled for more than 30 years. The two PGA
Time:        1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                            championship 18-hole golf courses are both beautiful
Price:       $165                                              and traditional in design, providing a formidable
                                                               challenge to a golfers’ shotmaking ability, both off the
The La Costa Golf Academy is pleased to host an
                                                               tee, and around the greens. Plus four sets of tees
afternoon of golf instruction. This clinic will focus on
                                                               provide a golf course length for all players to enjoy. La
your long game, short game, and on-course instruction
                                                               Costa is the home of the LPGA Kia Classic.
for all levels and abilities. Top-level instructors will
help you with all areas of your game in this informative
                                                               photo Tour of San Diego North
and fun golf learning experience.
                                                               Date:        Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Golf clubs can be provided. Please wear a shirt with           Location:    Meet at RMA Registration Desk by
a collar and no denim. Shorts are fine and athletic or                      12:45 p.m. for departure
tennis shoes are also appropriate.                             Time:        1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                                               Price:       $140 per person
Minimum: 3 guests/Maximum: 20 guests
                                                               Award-winning local photographer Andrew Hudson
Golf Clinic includes:
                                                               guides guests to the best photo spots in San
•	Driving range privileges & clinic (with PGA pros)
                                                               Diego North. A resident of San Diego, Hudson has
•	Golf clubs if needed
                                                               photographed, written and published eight books on
•	Greens fee (up to 6 holes)
                                                               California. He’ll give on-the-spot photo tips and reveal
                                                               the secrets to better travel photographs.
Tennis Social
Date:         Monday, June 21, 2010                            The first stop is the Mission San Luis Rey. Known
Location:     Meet at the La Costa Tennis Courts               as “King of the Missions,” it is the largest and most
Time:         1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                           successful of the 21 California missions and features
Price:        $65                                              several unique architectural inclusions and a sunken
                                                               garden. The next stop is the Oceanside Pier which
La Costa Resort has earned the distinction as a
                                                               is the perfect spot for a classic postcard view of
premier tennis resort destination. With 17 hard and
                                                               San Diego. Dating from the 1890s, Oceanside Pier
clay court surfaces and 7 lighted courts, it has been
                                                               is the largest over-water pier in Southern California.
host to many prestigious and professional tennis
                                                               Finally, the Quail Botanical Gardens has one of the
tournaments, such as the Acura Classic. Our Tennis
                                                               most diverse plant collections in the world, including
Social will be a round-robin type event.
                                                               California native plants, exotic tropical, and palms.
Minimum: 20 guests/Maximum: 24 guests                          A scenic trail takes visitors to a 60-foot waterfall
                                                               and North America’s largest display of bamboo, with
Tennis Social includes:
                                                               wonderful photo opportunities.
•	Tournament director
•	Court and set up fees                                        Whether you’re a novice or a shutterbug, you’ll have
•	All equipment                                                fun and come back with great pictures!
•	Non-alcoholic beverages
                                                               Note: Participants must bring their own cameras
                                                               (digital or film).
RMA Annual    Golf Tournament
Date:          Tuesday, June 22, 2010                          Minimum: 20 guest/Maximum: 24 guests
Location:      La Costa’s North Course
                                                               Tour includes:
Time:          12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                                               •	Guided tour of San Diego with award-winning local
Price:         $275 per person
                                                                 photographer Andrew Hudson.
RMA’s annual golf tournament is a four-person                  •	Stop at Mission San Luis Rey, approx. 45 minutes
scramble with a shotgun start format. This year’s              •	Stop at Oceanside Pier, approx, 45 minutes
tournament will be held at La Costa Resort and Spa’s           •	Stop at Quail Botanical Gardens, approx. 1 hour
North Course.                                                  •	Transportation to and from the hotel
                                                               •	Applicable taxes and gratuities




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                                    USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                             111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA


  Schedule-at-a-Glance
Times or rooms may be adjusted. Check your Convention Guide onsite.

  Saturday, June 19, 2010
  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                    Registration (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer)

  Sunday, June 20, 2010
  9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.                    Registration (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer)
  1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                    Special Event: La Jolla Art Walk*
  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                    Grand Opening Reception (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Salons E-H)

  Monday, June 21, 2010
  7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.                   Registration (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                   Exhibit Hall Staffed (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.                    Time to visit exhibits (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                   General Session (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Special Event: Beginners Golf Clinic (Meet at Golf Pro Shop)
  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                    Special Event: Sailing in Style *
  1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                    Special Event: Tennis Social (Meet at Tennis Courts)
  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                    Buhler Sortex Reception (Terrace Lawn)

  Tuesday, June 22, 2010
  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                   Registration (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer)
  7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                   Exhibit Hall Staffed (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.                    Seminar: New Milling Products and Technology
                                            (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)
  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                   Time to visit exhibits (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Salons E-H)
  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                   RMA Board Meeting (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Salon A)
  12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.                   Special Event: RMA Golf Tournament (La Costa’s North Course)
  1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Special Event: Photo Tour of San Diego North *

  Wednesday, June 23, 2010
  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                   General Session (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons F-H)
  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                   Satake Reception (Poinsettia Ballroom)
  6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.                    Cocktail Reception (Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer)
  7:00 p.m. to Midnight                     RMA Dinner/Dance (Costa Del Sol Ballroom, Salons E-H)

  Thursday, June 24, 2010
                                            Departure
*Meet at RMA Registration Desk at Costa Del Sol Ballroom Foyer for departure.


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                                            USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                                     111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA


Registration Form                                                                                      Online registration available at www.usarice.com

Please Print (Primary Registrant)

Name (A):                                                                                       Name for Badge:

Company/Farm:                                This will appear on all name badges
                                                                                                      Telephone:

Address (P.O. Box):                                                                                       Mobile:

Address (Street):                                                                                            Fax:

City/State/Zip:                                                                                           E-mail:

Web site:

Please check your appropriate affiliation:
    Grower                            Broker                                       Port                                 Inspection Service
    Miller                            Exporter                                     Bag Manufacturer                     Packaging Supplier
    Government                        Chemical Company                             Rough Rice Merchandiser              Other (please specify below)
    University                        Equipment Supplier                           Food Manufacturer

Billing Information (if different from above)

Name:                                                                                                     Phone:

Company:                                                                                                     Fax:

Address:                                                                                                  E-mail:

City/State/Zip:


Additional registrations: Up to 5 additional participants from your company can be registered on this form. Please list individually.
Please Print
    First Name                                        Last Name                          Badge Name (if different)      E-mail
B

C

D

E

F




                   Register and pay online at www.usarice.com or mail/fax completed registration form, and payment to:

                                                             USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                                                    4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 425 • Arlington, VA 22203
                                                         Phone: 703-236-1447 • Fax: 703-236-2301
                                                     Make checks payable to USA Rice Millers’ Association
                                       Please keep a copy of the completed registration form for your records.




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                                     USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA)
                              111th Convention • June 20-24, 2010 • Carlsbad, CA

Registration Form (continued)
Check all relevant boxes for participant(s). Please indicate all
functions the participants(s) will attend, to ensure accurate food and    CREDIT CARD:
seating arrangements for all conference events. Please note: Mark                  AMEX         MC   VISA        DISCOVER
for primary registration on registration form under A below and for
any additional registrants as listed B through F on the registration      Credit card number:
form.
                                                                          Security Code:
PAYMENt: Payment must be received with the registration form
to be considered. RMA is exempt from federal income taxes as an
                                                                          Name on card:
IRS 501 (c)(6) organization. However, contributions to the RMA are
not deductable as a charitable contribution for federal tax purposes.
                                                                          Expiration date:
Make checks payable to: USA Rice Millers’ Association. Please
note: Any checks not payable in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank
will be assessed all applicable processing fees charged to RMA.           Signature:



 A B C D E F             Event                                                               Fee            total Amount
                         Member Registration (Before May 21, 2010)                           $ 375
                         Member Registration (After May 21, 2010)                            $ 425
                         Non-Member Registration (Before May 21, 2010)                       $ 600
                         Non-Member Registration (After May 21, 2010)                        $ 650
                         Spouse or Child over 18 years old                                   $ 250
                         Child (under 18 years of age)                                       $ 85
                         Special Event: La Jolla Art Walk                                    $ 95
                         Special Event: Sailing in Style                                     $ 145
                         Special Event: Beginner’s Golf Clinic                               $ 165
                         Special Event: Tennis Social                                        $ 65
                         Special Event: RMA Annual Golf Tournament                           $ 275
                         Special Event: Photo Tour of San Diego North                        $ 140
                         Golf Club Rental – Left Handed                                      $ 95
                         Golf Club Rental – Right Handed                                     $ 95
                         Please do not publish my name in the attendance listing
                         GRAND TOTAL SUBMITTED




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                                   RMA 112TH CONvENTION (2011)
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