NATIONAL CONVENTION
APRIL 23-27, 2019
Senior Employees and Retirees
The 2019 Convention hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express located at 4601 Best Rd. in College Park, GA. 
A limited number of rooms have been blocked using the Delta room rate which is $89 per night plus taxes.
Guests need to call 1-800-543-6431 to book their room reservation and request the group block code DP1 (Delta Pioneers 1).
The hotel's freshly updated guestrooms feature a coffeemaker, iron and board,
hairdryer, microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe, 43 inch flat screen SMART TV,
wireless HSIA with access point on each floor for strong connection, plush new bedding, pillow menu (firm or soft), blackout capabilities, double-paned soundproof windows (no shaking or rattling), soundproof interior corridors. 
Amenities for each room reservation include a complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle, complimentary wireless HSIA wifi throughout the building, and complimentary parking.
The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to the surrounding area within approximately a 3 mile radius from the hotel (this includes Malone's restaurant off Virginia Ave.).
There is a Ruby Tuesdays restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.

Note: The National Board will be covering the cost of bus transportation for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

TUES - APR 23     
12P-10P   Hospitality room (off hotel lobby)  
Attendees arrive into Atlanta and check into the hotel throughout the day.                                  
WED - APR 24       
8A-11A/3P-10P Hospitality room (off hotel lobby-closed 11A-6P)  
9A-10A              Presidents’ Meeting in Hospitality room
10:30A              Meet in Hospitality room for bus to Hapeville Chick Fil A
10:45A              Bus departs hotel for Hapeville Chick Fil A
11A-12:30P       Lunch (on your own) at Hapeville Chick Fil A (short tour)
12:45P              Bus departs for Chick Fil A Home Office Backstage Tour
1:30P-2:30P     Chick Fil A Home Office Backstage Tour
                         Note: This is 1 hour 1-2 mile walking tour. (NO seating available.)
                         Cost=$10 per person (includes bus from/to hotel)
                         NOTE: SORRY - TOUR IS SOLD OUT!!
2:45P                Bus departs Chick Fil A for return to hotel (arrive approx. 3P)
3P-5P                Free time
5P-6P                Cocktail hour (breakfast room)
6P-10P              Buffet Dinner (Hospitality room) (business casual-no jeans)
                          Cost=$20
                          Guest Speaker is Bob Coggin. There will be copies of his book
                          "Flying High Over the Cotton Field" available for purchase and
                           book signing.
THURS - APR 25   
8A-11A/5P-10P Hospitality room (off hotel lobby-closed 11A-5P)
9A-10:30A         Annual Business Meeting in Hospitality room 
10:30A               Meet in Hospitality room for bus to 57th Fighter Group 
                          Restaurant for Banquet buffet luncheon. The 57th Fighter Group
                          is a World War II themed restaurant with windows overlooking                              the runways of Peachtree-Dekalb Airport. Designed to look like
                          a European farmhouse and filled with WWII era decor, the
                          ambiance offers a unique experience.
10:45A               Bus departs hotel for 57th Fighter Group (arrive approx. 11:45A)
11:45A-12:30P  Social time/cash bar
12:30P-3:30P    Banquet Lunch Buffet (business casual attire-no jeans)
                          Cost=$30 (includes bus from/to hotel)
                          Guest Speaker is Steve Kremer, Delta Air Lines Specialist,                                    Passenger Facilitation, Customs and Border Protection Liaison
                          doing a biometrics presentation.
3:30P                 Bus departs restaurant for return to hotel (arrive approx. 5P)
5P                      Dinner suggestions will be provided in the Hospitality room
FRI - APR 26         
8A-9A/5P-10P Hospitality room (off hotel lobby-closed 9A-5P)
8:45A               Meet in Hospitality room for bus to Dahlonega
9A                    Bus departs for Dahlonega (arrive approx. 10:30A)
                         Dahlonega map and info will be given out on the bus!
10:30A-12P     Visit Crisson Gold Mine-pan for gold and gemstones
                        Cost=$7.49 (includes bus from/to hotel)
12:15P             Bus departs Crisson Gold Mine for downtown Dahlonega
12:30P-3P       Free time on your own - Lunch, Wine Tasting, Gold Museum  
3:15P               Bus departs Dahlonega for return to hotel (arrive approx. 5P)
5P                    Dinner suggestions will be provided in the Hospitality room  
SAT - APR 27        
Attendees check out of hotel and depart for home.
 Enjoy Southern food 
served family style at the 
SMITH HOUSE!
PHOTO BOOTH!!
FRIDAY DAY TRIP
 DAHLONEGA!
Pan for gold and gemstones 
then free time!
Shopping, Sightseeing,
 Lunch, Wine Tasting 
Numerous choices available!
57th Fighter Group
Restaurant
57th Fighter Group
Banquet room
GAMES!!
Join us in the Hospitality room in the evenings for cards, Uno, Jenga, and more.
(Family Feud, bingo anyone?)
SPECIAL RAFFLES
ADDED!
Criteria: Participants must be an out of state attendee with Holiday Inn Express room reservation and must be present to win:
1 - $50 AX Gift Certificate – drawn Wed. buffet dinner
1 - $50 AX Gift Certificate – drawn Thurs. lunch buffet