The 2020 Convention hotel will be held at 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.
Attendees need to call 1-800-543-6431 to book their room reservation and request the group block code DP1 (Delta Pioneers 1).
In Georgia please call 404-761-6500.
The hotel's guestrooms feature a coffeemaker, iron and board, hairdryer, microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe, 43 inch SMART TV, 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.).Ruby Tuesdays is within walking distance of the hotel.
ATTENTION ALL CHAPTERS:
Convention changes for 2020:
The Delta Pioneers National Board is authorizing payment for each chapter for one room for one night, at the convention rate of $89.00 plus taxes, at the Holiday Inn Express Airport on Best Road in College Park. This will permit a Chapter participant to fly in the day prior to the meetings on Monday, April 20 and not have to catch an early flight on the day of the meetings. This offer applies to every chapter. Additional night/s will be at the attendees’ expense. Chapter Presidents: If you are unable to attend the Convention and are sending one of your members as your chapter's representative, they qualify for the offer. If you have multiple members including yourself attending from your chapter, please let the Board be aware of who receives the offer.
There will be no speaker this year. Instead we will have tables in the hospitality room with representatives from different companies available to talk individually with attendees.
MON - APR 20
12P-10P Hospitality room is open (off hotel lobby)
Attendees arrive and check into the hotel throughout the day.
TUES - APR 21
(All functions today will be in the Hospitality room off the hotel lobby.)
8A-9:30A/11A-10P Hospitality room (CLOSED 9:30A-11A for meeting)
9:30A-10:30A President’s meeting
10:30A-11A Vendors set up their tables
11A-12Noon Vendors available at tables for questions and information
12Noon-1:30P Buffet lunch at Holiday Inn Express catered by Hanna Brothers
1:30P-2P Annual Business Meeting, financial report, raffle drawings
2P-3P Vendors available for questions and information
WED - APR 22
8A-9A/7P-10P Hospitality room (CLOSED 9A-7P))
8:30A Meet in Hospitality room for bus to Warm Springs
9A Bus departs for Historic Little White House (arrive approx. 11A)
11:30A-1P Guided walking tour (90 minutes)
Cost=$20 per person (includes bus and gratuity)
1P Depart for downtown Warm Springs
1:15P-3P Free time for lunch on your own and shopping
3P Depart for Historic Pools Museum
3:15P-3:45P Self-guided tour of museum
4P Depart for winery
4:15P-4:45P Warm Springs Winery-free tasting of 6 wines
5P Depart for hotel (arrive approx. 6:30P)
THURS - APR 23
Attendees check out of hotel and depart for home.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement.
While posing for a portrait on April 12, 1945, FDR suffered a stroke and died a short while later. Today, the “Unfinished Portrait” is featured in a museum that showcases many exhibits, including FDR’s 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing over a 1930s radio, his stagecoach and a theater. Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs.