Conference Sessions

CMA Charity Fundraiser


Last year’s 50/50 Raffle and fundraising event raised $3,075 for the Nevada Humane Society G.I. Dogs Program in Reno. This year we will again have a raffle to raise money for another great organization that works with Veterans and their families.

This year we are raising funds for the Gary Sinise Foundation and its many wonderful projects for Veterans. We are featuring one of these projects: R.I.S.E.

R.I.S.E provides specially adapted smart homes to America’s most severely wounded heroes & their families as well as home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes from all military conflicts. The simple tasks of everyday life are easy to take for granted. But living in total reliance of caregivers for even the most mundane, sometimes very personal tasks is a reality for many severely wounded veterans.

R.I.S.E. was established to provide these heroes and their families with the resources to overcome their new life challenges. The Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to helping our wounded heroes increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance.

We will sell raffle tickets during CMA for $5 each or five for $20. The drawing for the 50/50 Raffle will be held at the Annual CMA Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening. For an example of how R.I.S.E. helps our veterans have a look at the video below.

Watch this moving video from US Army Master Sergeant Cedric King’s home dedication

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CMA Advisory Council Lunch

The Advisory Council will meet over lunch on Wednesday, November 8th from 12:00PM – 1:20PM. Members of the Advisory Board are representatives from companies that are a CMA Silver Sponsor level and higher. The CMA Advisory Council was created by the CMA Board to gather recommendations to improve the annual CMA Conference.

The members of the Advisory Board are committed to ensuring that CMA continues to evolve. Are goals are to always provide excellent training and to support the ever-successful relationship between independent representatives, distributors and the manufacturers they represent

Working the RAP Room