2024 CLFMI Summer Meeting

JULY 16 - JULY 19, 2024
Suncadia Resort
Cle Elum, WA

Register Online for the 2024 Summer Meeting

The 2024 CLFMI Summer Meeting will be a first for CLFMI members, as we hold our Summer Meeting in Washington state for the first time. Our headquarters hotel is the gorgeous Suncadia Resort, in Cle Elum, WA. Details for the event are listed below, and are also available on our website at www.chainlinkinfo.org/2024 Summer Meeting.

Both our Summer and Fall meetings were oversold in 2023, so please reserve your accommodations with the Resort as early as possible to assure you get the lodging of your choice. Suncadia is a unique destination, and all of the units are condominiums, with individual styles and amenities.

We look forward to seeing everyone July 16 -19, 2024, for a terrific CLFMI Summer Meeting experience.

Getting There

Suncadia Resort is located @ 90 minutes east of Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport, on the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade mountain range (note: that is the sunny side of the Cascades). SeaTac Airport is served by almost every major and discount airline, but we still recommend booking flights early as we are, as always, at peak vacation travel time and the most desired flights will fill up quickly.

The best way to get to the resort is via rental car, as public transportation is spotty and Uber/Lyft fares can be pretty high (although sharing with others makes them much more reasonable).

Note: Although we say this with many of our destinations, Seattle is truly notorious for its rush hour traffic. If you can avoid arrivals/departures during those times it could save you some additional time in transit. If you have never been to Seattle, you might want to consider spend a couple of days seeing the city after the CLFMI meeting.

The Resort

Suncadia Resort is a sprawling village, with a complete menu of indoor and outdoor activities, dining, entertainment, miles of hiking and biking trails, a full service spa, and numerous activities for children and families. There are 36 holes of mountain golf, the 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest right next door, plus an outdoor concert and cinema series, and ongoing nature programs.

Sleeping Room Reservations

The Lodge at Suncadia, where the majority of our rooms are blocked, is located high above the Cle Elum River with spectacular river valley and mountain panoramas. The Lodge features deluxe guest rooms, deluxe studios, and one & two-bedroom units offering first class mountain lodging accommodations. Most units include spacious kitchens with stainless steel European-style appliances, polished granite slab countertops, stack washer/dryer, and all utensils. Rooms also feature a deep soaking tub, private outdoor balcony; flagstone gas fireplace; flat screen television; sleeper sofa; and high-speed Internet access.


The Suncadia Resort is offering a special CLFMI rate of $346 per night for weeknights (Mon-Fri). There is also a 15% reduced rate daily resort fee, which includes self-parking, access to pools and the athletic club, WiFi access, printing services, and other amenities including the Resort Shuttle service, S’more Hour, Golf Bag storage and In-Room coffee bar. In order to get these rates, you must identify yourself as part of the CLFMI group. Reservations are being taken by phone at 866-904-6300. Pick Option 1, and reference the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Event or the G-H9IL room block.

To make room reservations online go to: CLFMI 2024 Summer Meeting Room Reservations. (When reserving online you will see our group ID, G-H9IL, on the first (calendar) page. The room rates listed are the CLFMI Rate with the Resort Fee already added in.)

The cutoff date to assure CLFMI rates and availability is June 14, 2024.

Note: If you are staying Friday and/or Saturday night(s), we have limited rooms blocked for the weekend Please book early.

Meeting Attire

CLFMI Summer Meeting attire is business casual for all events, except the Thursday afternoon Nelson Farm adventure, which is very casual. July temperatures usually average a high in the low 80’s, and a low in the mid 50’s, so bring a sweater/sweatshirt for the evenings.

The Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, July 16

Early Arrivals and Golfers

Tuesday, July 16

Wednesday, July 17

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLFMI Golf Outing (Optional Event)

The Rope Rider golf course, designed by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, is a classic mountain course, ready to challenge all levels of CLFMI members’ golfing skills. That is why we use the team/scramble format!

Wednesday, July 17

12:00 pm 6:00 pm

Arrival Day

If you arrive early and your room is not ready (check-in is officially at 4:00pm), leave your bags and take advantage of the many activities of the Suncadia Resort.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 pm

Welcoming Reception on the Strawberry Lawn, in the beautiful setting of the Cascade Mountains, followed by dinner.

Thursday, July 18

7:45 am

Breakfast starts

Thursday, July 18

8:30 am- 11:00 am

Member’s Business Meeting

Speakers will include:

– Representatives from one of the largest
steel companies in North America, who
will provide members critical information on
the current status of the worldwide steel
market and an “insiders outlook” for the
future of the industry.

– Think technology has been changing at a
rapid pace in recent years? You have not
seen anything yet. Wait until you see/hear
what our speaker on AI (Artificial
Intelligence) has to say.

– Our CLFMI Committee Chairs will bring
attendees up to date on the Institute’s
programs and activities that are designed
to make CLFMI a value-added investment
in your company.

9:30 am- 11:00 am

Spouses and Guests Program

For spouses and guests not attending the
Business Meeting, there will be refreshments and an exclusive CLFMI tour/activity.

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Special All-Attendee Afternoon Event:

All CLFMI attendees will head down to Nelson Farm for lunch, followed by an afternoon of team building activities, sports, competitions, and another gorgeous setting.


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free time

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Program


Friday, July 19

8:00 am – 11:15 am

Closing Breakfast and
Program for all Attendees


CLFMI President Bill Peterson will host an all-attendee breakfast and our closing program and speaker. Attendees will also get an update on plans for the CLFMI 2024 Annual Meeting, November 13-15, 2024, at the Hotel Sofitel in Washington, D.C.

Friday, July 19


The Suncadia Resort

3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922

Remember, you need to make your own room reservations directly with The Suncadia Resort by June 14, 2024, to guarantee CLFMI room rates. CLFMI reservations are being taken by phone at 866-904-6300. Pick Option 1, and reference the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Event, or the G-H9IL room block. If you need any customized assistance, ask for CLFMI’s designated reservations specialist, Jarod Tannenberg. 


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    Price: $849.75
  • *Includes: Wednesday evening reception & dinner; Thursday Breakfast; Thursday Spouse/Guest Program; Thursday afternoon luncheon and all-attendee activity; Thursday evening Dinner & /Program; Friday breakfast and program; all program materials.
    Price: $767.35
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