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Commitee Notes
Highlights from April 2015 MeeTing
submitted by RUSTY PARR

In April, the Party and Event Professionals Committee met in San Diego.

The following members were in in attendance: Janice Petersen, Dennis Wells, Kali Sarris, Don Cruikshank, Rusty Parr, Patricia Sarris, Dale Blackwell, Vicky Blackwell, Dave Dworschak, Tony Beringer, John Frantz, and Steve Garcia.


The following topics were discussed:

  • 2015 Rental Rally Party Tour Review
    Locations – Rebel Party Rents & Rio Hotel Back Tour
    Surveys – all reviews were all very positive

  • 2016 Rental Rally Party Event Attendees
    Tours - may not be time for tours based on the busy schedule with seminars and workshops.
    Seminars & Workshops (see MATRA)

  • MATRA Proposal
    Discussed the proposed 3 year agreement with MATRA to help with seminars and workshops as well as attracting additional Party & Event vendors to participate in the show.
    Discussed possible schedule of seminars and workshops in conjunction with Rental Rally schedule to insure broader attendance by rental stores, including employees.

  • CRA Event Photo Contest
    The committee is going to extend the 2014 Event Photo Contest into 2015, with the awards to be announced at the 2016 Rental Rally. All previously entered photos from 2014 will carry over to this year’s contest

  • CRA Facebook Listings “New Rental Trends”
    Encourage stores to send to CRA “New Rental Trends” pictures that CRA can Post to the CRA Facebook Page

  • Journal Party Article
    Need to have 2 to 4 articles a year that would be published in the Journal or possible Magazine. CRA members are encouraged to submit articles or even ideas for committee members to research and write about

  • Committee Chair
    Kali Sarris was appointed to the Committee Chair by Patricia Sarris.

Next Meeting: July 21, 2015 – The Cliffs Resort, Shell Beach, CA


Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Rusty Parr
Chairman, Party & Event Professionals Committee

President, A V Party Rentals


23800 Newhall Avenue

Newhall, Ca. 91321