SCACS is rolling out a new agenda featuring vendor presentations and incentives for new stores to join our conference. We are waiving membership and registration fees for stores that have not attended in recent years. WE WANT YOU HERE!
Make plans to attend the 2016 SCACS Annual Meeting at the Beach Cove Resort. Check back as we continue to update our plans.
Join us for a motivational breakfast on Thursday, 1 October 2015, at 7:30am, to hear Clebe McClary, one of America’s most inspirational speakers. Very rarely are most people today given the opportunity to listen to a true American hero. With the hectic pace of the world we live in, the word “hero” often gets lost in the headlines.
Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary was raised on a 10,000 acre plantation in the South Carolina Low Country. Young Clebe grew up hunting, fishing and excelling at sports. After fulfilling his dream of becoming a college coach, Clebe had plans to marry a beautiful Southern belle. Life was very good.
But only weeks before the wedding, Clebe witnessed a startling event on a college campus that changed the course of his life forever ¬the burning of an American flag by students protesting the Vietnam conflict. Dismayed by the lack of support for the country he loved, Clebe resigned from his coaching position and volunteered for duty in the Marine Corps.
Completing Officers Training School in Quantico, Virginia, First Lt. McClary said goodbye to his bride and became platoon leader of the 1st Recon Battalion in Vietnam.
On his 19th recon patrol, deep in hostile territory, Clebe and his unit engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. Suffering devastating injuries, which included the loss of his left arm and left eye, Clebe continued to lead his men. He was awarded three Purple Hearts, The Silver Star and The Bronze Star.
Clebe’s valiant battle with the pain and disabilities that followed is nothing short of amazing. He spent over two years in military hospitals, undergoing over 30 major surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Since then Clebe has used his powerful story of courage, determination and strength to motivate audiences the world over.
Once you’ve heard Clebe McClary speak, your life will never be the same . . .Only better! Dan Reeves, Former Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons
Clebe is a man who represents all that is good about this country, one of our best. The Reverend Billy Graham
Clebe McClary represents all that is good in America. His tremendous courage is an inspiration to all who have heard his story. I am privileged to know him personally and to call him my friend. Tom Landry, Former Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys
The fact that Clebe is even here to speak to us after what he’s been through is a miracle. He’s an inspiration to every American in every walk of life. Tommy LaSorda, Former Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers
Clebe’s presentation was the highlight of our meeting and that’s not only my view, but the view of all who were fortunate enough to hear him speak. Craig Camuso, Georgia Textile Association
SCACS is proud to bring innovative topics and networking opportunities to college stores. Our industry is changing and now is the time to share and learn how your store can remain relevant. We welcome store personnel and vendors to this unique setting in the beautiful Beach Cove Resort of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Check this SCACS website in the coming months as we share our 2015 plans.