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2018 Semi-Annual Meeting

October 3 - October 4

Renassiance Dallas Hotel

Save the dates, October 3 – 4, 2018, to attend SWARS’ 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting



RR 301 Syllabus      

Meeting & Golf Registration

Exhibitor Table Registration   Meeting Sponsorship Form      Golf Sponsorship Form  

SWARS Golf Information Dallas 2018    Bear Creek Golf Club-Directions

Note:  Early Registrations ends on September 14th for both Meeting and Golf Registrations; afterwards, rates will increase by $50.00 per registration.

We will be playing on 36 holes; registrations will be limited to 250 golfers!

No Meeting and/or Golf Registration Refunds after September 20, 2018.


Renaissance Dallas Hotel is offering a group rate of $219.00 per night.  Rates will be valid for stays from October 2 thru October 6.  This rate will be available until our block is sold out or September 11th, whichever occurs first.

  • Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.26%, in effect at the time of check-out.
  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance.

Hotel Guests will receive:

  • Guestroom internet included in our group rate
  • $10.00 flat fee for Overnight Self Parking

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October 3
October 4


Jack Dail


Renaissance Dallas Hotel
2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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(214) 631-2222
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