2023 CLFMI Annual Meeting

The 2023 CLFMI Annual Meeting will be held November 14-17, 2023, at the world-famous La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

Make yourself at home in one of the guestrooms featuring refrigerators and complimentary wireless Internet access to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. At La Quinta, you’ll be onlyn10 minutes from the San Jacinto Mountains. This 5-star resort is 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from Agua Calinte Casino.

CLFMI has. a limited block of rooms reserved at the La Quinta Resort at the group rate of $329.00. This is going to be a VERY busy time in Palm Springs, and we expect the Resort to be completely full. Please note that the cut-off date for guaranteed sleeping rooms in the CLFMI block is October 13, 2023. Reserve your Hotel rooms now! (Please take note of Hotel cancellation policies, covid policies, etc.)

For room reservations, call
Be sure to identify yourself as
part of the CLFMI group.
or reserve online at

The Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, November 14

Early arrivals and golfers arrive.
Tuesday, November 14

Wednesday, November 15

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Optional Golf Outing

Golfers need to arrange to arrive on Tuesday to be there for our 10:30 am tee off time on Wednesday morning. We’ll be playing the famous La Quinta Nicklaus Course, known for its historic surroundings, and sweeping panoramic views.

Wednesday is also arrival day and Board Meeting Day.

Wednesday, November 15

6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Join the other CLFMI members and guests from North America for our Welcoming Reception, sponsored again this year by our friends at Fence News USA. 

Thursday, November 16

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Thursday, November 16

8:30am – 11:30am

Members’ Business Meeting

The morning is devoted to updating members on current business and economic trends and planning the CLFMI priorities for 2024. Other highlights will include the election of two new 2024 Board Members, a report on the 2023 Committee accomplishments, and a 3rd Quarter Industry Report, Analysis and Forecast from Economist Bernie Markstein.

9:30am – 11:00am

Spouses Event

  A special activity for spouses/guests not attending the Business Meeting will be held during the morning. Details are being finalized and will be sent as soon as they are confirmed.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon Program

One of the nation’s leading political commentators will give an analysis of the upcoming 2024 Presidential and Congressional Elections. There will also be a discussion of important matters that are scheduled to be brought before the Supreme Court.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Optional Group Activity

Join all the 2023 Annual Meeting attendees for an optional late afternoon of outdoor games, or just relaxing poolside with the beautiful desert background.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception and Dinner

Help CLFMI celebrate its 63rd Birthday and show our appreciation to outgoing CLFMI President Barry Marrs for his tremendous leadership these past two years.

Friday, November 17

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Friday, November 17

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Members Meeting

The Annual Meeting closing session will feature representatives from the fencing, steel, and infrastructure sectors of the industry. They will give members a look at 2024 from the perspective of what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the chain link fence markets.

11:00 am – Closing Remarks

Hotel & Travel Info

The Hotel

The La Qunita Resort is part of the Hilton Waldorf Astoria Collection and participates in the Hilton Honors Program.


The Resort is about 20 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (@ 35 minutes). Palm Springs is served by all major carriers, including United, American, Delta, Southwest, Alaska, and Air Canada.

LAX is about a 2-hour and 20-minute drive (138 miles).


Palm Springs weather in November should be very pleasant, with average high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70’s. Evenings will be cool, with temperatures dropping into the 50’s.

What to Wear

Business casual attire is appropriate for all the Annual Meeting functions and events, including our Opening Reception and our Thursday evening 63rd Anniversary Celebration.


NOVEMBER 14-17, 2023 La Quinta Resort Palm Springs, CA

Please use additional copies for other individuals or couples. Remember that this form goes to CLFMI Headquarters.
You must make your own room reservations with the at 760.564.4111    

or online at  https://book.passkey.com/e/50649380

Cut-off date to assure room rates is October 13, 2023

 (NOTE: PLEASE reserve your sleeping room right away. We have been in oversold situations several times recently and we don’t want anyone to be forced to use an alternative Hotel.)

  • Price: $818.85
    *Includes: Wednesday evening reception; Thursday and Friday breakfasts; Thursday reception and dinner; all program materials.
  • Price: $715.85
    *Includes: Wednesday evening reception; Thursday and Friday breakfasts; Thursday spouses’ program; Thursday reception and dinner.
  • Price: $231.75
    (Includes greens fee and cart)
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