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Automation for the Win

SDA Annual Meeting

March 4-5, 2022
The Menger Hotel
San Antonio, TX

Network and socialize with other dry cleaners

Tour Culpepper Cleaners with their new automation

Election of new board members


Enjoy the Menger Hotel in the heart of the San Antonio Riverwalk

We look forward to seeing you in person

Join us in person March 4-5 for the SDA Annual Membership & Board Meeting, in the heart of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.  Let's take advantage of coming together again for camaraderie, share solutions, learn something and have a little fun.  The Riverwalk is filled with shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment.  This meeting is free for SDA members and $100 for non-members.

Travel advisory:  SDA is planning this in-person meeting; however, if the last 2 years taught us anything, things may change due to circumstances beyond our control.  Given COVID-19 is still around and government restrictions fluctuating with variants, the meeting may be restricted in some way.  

Meeting Sponsors
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Tour of Culpepper Cleaners

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It's a dry cleaner's favorite thing to do - see how another dry cleaner operates. Culpepper Cleaners recently installed two automated assembly systems - one for dry cleaning and one for laundry.

Since 1937, Culpepper Cleaners has been serving the San Antonio community.  DLI Chairman Jess Culpepper, a third generation dry cleaner, will be hosting attendees at the Callaghan Rd. plant. ​

16 Profit Activators

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Find the hidden money that is already in your business.  Learn how other dry cleaners are marketing and engaging clients that yields the best ROI.  Dave Coyle with Maverick Drycleaners will reveal the best offers that increase pieces from your current customers and entice new clients to bring their items to you.

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The Menger Hotel

204 Alamo Plaza   /   San Antonio, TX  78205

Located in the heart of the Riverwalk, close to restaurants, The Alamo and shopping, the historic Menger Hotel has all the amenities needed for an amazing visit.  Take advantage of SDA's discounted rate of $159/night by clicking the link below or calling 800-345-9285 with the name Southwest Drycleaners Association.  This rate is valid until February 17, 2022.

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Hotel Information

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Tentative schedule.  Details will be added as they become available.


8:00 am - Golf (FULL) - estimated time

4:30 pm - Executive Committee Meeting

5:45 pm - Meet in Lobby to walk to dinner at 6:15

6:30 pm - Dinner on the Riverwalk at Marguaritaville


8:00 am - Room open for breakfast 

8:30 am - Breakfast Presentation - "16 Profit Activators" by Dave Coyle, Maverick Drycleaners

9:30 am - Board of Directors Meeting (all attendees invited)

12:00 pm - Lunch on own & break

2:30 pm - Bus leaves to tour Culpepper Cleaners

6:00 pm - Bus leaves for dinner at Richard & Sharlene Thum's house

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