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UPCOMING EVENTS

GCCS MEETING IN PENSACOLA FLORIDA ON OCTOBER 15-16, 2018

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!  The Sole' Inn and Suites has a special rate of $89 and $99

Come early and spend the weekend relaxing. The Palafox Market is alive on Saturday morning w/ not only farm goods, but baked goods, sweets, artisan items and live music.  All across the street from Sole'!  Conference has 2 camellia auctions, silent auction, yummy dinners, educational sessions, lots of fun for our members and friends.  Lots to do in Pensacola.  Check this out  Visit Pensacola

GCCS Meeting Information

 October 15 & 16, 2018

Location:  Sole’ Inn and Suites, 200 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501

Reservations: 1-888-470-9298 or 850-470-9298, mention Camellia Conference special rate, $89 for Monday and Tuesday, $99 for weekend if coming early, Continental breakfast, and 5-7 happy hour. Reservations must be made by Oct.2.

General:  Please remember that the GCCS does not accept credit cards.  We do accept personal checks and, of course, cash. Tickets for dinners, lunches, Bloody Breakfast which is optional, will be in your name tag. Hospitality Room will be available.  Questions: mruthmd@gmail.com,   bdhooton@cox.net

Raffle: This year’s raffle piece is a handmade wooden tray by artisan Leland Leonard. Tickets are available for purchase via the registration packet or at the meeting until the time of the drawing at the President’s Banquet Tuesday evening.

Silent Auction:  Items will be displayed in the Palafox House all day Monday and Tuesday. Bidding will end by 4:30 Tuesday and must be paid for by 5:00 pm. Prior to the meeting, let Bette Hooton know what items you will be bringing. Her contact information is: bdhooton@cox.net, 850-969-0001, text 850-554-4447. Please bring the item for auction to the GCCS registration area when you register and Bette or one of her assistants will accept it. Palafox House will be open Sunday to accept silent and live auction items.

Plant Auction:  If you are bringing plants for either of the live auctions please bring them to the GCCS registration area at Palafox House. Dick Hooton or one of his assistants will be there to receive them. Prior to the meeting, please let Dick know what plants you are bringing. You may contact him at:  bdhooton@cox.net

                                                                                                                      

GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE 

 

Monday, October 15:

1:00-4:00   Registration at PALAFOX HOUSE, DIRECTLY ACROSS STREET FROM HOTEL

We will be accepting silent auction and plant auction items at Palafox House beginning Sunday.

 

2:30   GCCS Board Meeting in the SOLE’ INN AND SUITES HOSPITALITY ROOM

 

6:00   Beverages and dinner at PALAFOX HOUSE

 

7:00-8:30   Live plant auction #1 at PALAFOX HOUSE. Hospitality room open!

Tuesday, October 16:

8:00-8:45   Registration at PALAFOX HOUSE, DIRECTLY ACROSS STREET FROM HOTEL

 

 * Hotel guests provided free continental breakfast or;

7:00-9:00   BLOODY BREAKFAST OF YOUR CHOICE: (SEE REGISTRATION FORM FOR CHOICES)                                             at Polonza Bistro, 286 N. Palafox, 2 doors north of Sole’ Inn, BMary’s and Mimosa’s--$5

 

9:00   Business Meeting at PALAFOX HOUSE

10:00   Live Plant Auction #2 in the PALAFOX HOUSE

12:00   Lunch in the PALAFOX HOUSE

1:15-4:00 Educational Sessions; PALAFOX HOUSE

          Speakers include Dr. Mack Thetford discussing pH.

 

4:30   Silent Auction Ends Promptly !!!  Located in PALAFOX HOUSE

 

6:00   Reception with cash bar at VPAUL’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE, 29 Palafox Place

 

7:00-9:00   President’s Banquet. VPAUL’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE

Presentation by Brie Arthur, nationally recognized author and PBS correspondent

*Hospitality Room at Sole’ Inn will be open after events. We encourage you to ‘walk Palafox Street’ and see what Pensacola has to offer. Several activities are planned, but we hope you will take advantage of this time to wander.

CLICK LINK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM

Gulf Coast Camellia Society Registration Form


 

AMERICAN CAMELLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING IN MOBILE ALABAMA FEBRUARY 15-19 2019

FURTHER INFORMATION AT  https://www.americancamellias.com/news-events/acs-national-convention

 

February 15-19, 2019: National Convention and Camellia Show, Mobile, Alabama

 

February 15-19, 2019 National

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