Special Events

All participants in the RMA Golf Tournament and other special events must be registered for the convention. Special events have a separate fee that must be paid with registration. Onsite registration for events will be subject to availability. A special event may be cancelled if the minimum sign-up is not met.

The following events are offered for registered attendees and guests:
Event Refund Policy:  To be eligible for a full event refund, cancellation notices must be received in writing on or before May 31, 2022. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 31, 2022. Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled.
RMA Convention June 6-9, 2022 in Napa Valley

Breakfast of Champions

Date:   Tuesday, June 7
Time:   8:15 to 9:30 AM
Price:   $25
Location:  Silverado Ballroom
This seated breakfast program will feature Jean Fruth, sports photographer for National Geographic.  What goes into making an iconic picture?  Whether you are shooting the World Series or a Little League game, the goal remains the same:  to make startling, unforgettable images, full of energy and light.  Sony Artisan and leading MLB photographer – one of only a handful of women to break through – Jean will share her insights on what constitutes a great picture and how to shoot one.
Woman with camera taking a photo on a baseball field.

Afternoon in Wine Country

Date:   Tuesday, June 7
Time:   11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Price:   $250
Location:  Fairway Deck for Box Lunch
Maximum Participants:  50 people (two tour groups of 25). 
Fee Includes:  Transportation to Lobo and Trefethen Wineries, tour, tasting, and box lunch.
Close up view of grapes on a vine.
First stop is the estate vineyard that produces the Lobo flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.  With 4 rugged acres planted to Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot on steep slopes looking over south Napa, you will taste a range of varietal wines all produced from the Wulff Family Vineyards both here and on the valley floor.  Each are extremely small production wines, crafted by winemaker Victoria Coleman.  Next stop, Trefethen Family Vineyards, which is family owned and celebrates more than 50 years of winemaking.  You will be greeted at the entrance to the Historic Winery by a wine educator who will take you to their “petting zoo” vineyard for a brief introduction to the history of Trefethen, as well as, a tour of the winery.  At the completion of the tour, the wine educator will provide a tasting of five Trefethen Family Vineyard wines.

Please note:  This event is not available to anyone under the age of 21.

Golf Tournament

Date:   Wednesday, June 8
Time:   8:00 AM Start (please arrive to course by 7:30 AM)
Price:   $350
Rental Clubs:  $85
Location:  Silverado North Course
Maximum Participants:  144
  • Tournament fees and cart
  • Boxed breakfast
  • Beverages and snacks on the course
  • Lunch
  • Awards
Two men and two women playing golf together.
RMA’s annual golf tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun format.  This year’s tournament will be held at the North Course at Silverado Resort. This 18-hole championship course opened in 1955 and was designed by Ben Harmon and John Dawson.  In 1966, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. redesigned the North Course and added the South Course.  In 2011, Johnny Miller made several changes to freshen up both courses.  The North Course has played host to several PGA Tournaments, including the Fortinet Championship in 2021. 

If you are bringing your clubs, make sure to check them into the resort the night before the tournament and tell them you will be playing in the RMA Golf Tournament on Wednesday morning.

Award Lunch will be held at the Arbor located near the mansion.

Golfing Attire:  Men must wear collared or mock neck golf shirts, slacks, or bermuda shorts. Women must wear proper golf attire and collars must be present on sleeveless shirts. Soft spikes on golf shoes or flat tennis shoes must be worn. Blue jeans or denim, athletic wear, halter tops or T-shirts are prohibited.

Persons requiring special accommodations or having any dietary restrictions to attend or participate in this conference should contact Jeanette Davis at (240) 682-0059, or e-mail jdavis@usarice.com.

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