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3/11/2015 to 3/13/2015
When: 3/11/2015 - 3/13/15
We meet at the Meridian dock at 3:00 PM on March 11
Where: Sapelo Island - Reynolds Mansion
Contact: Pamela Burnett

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Thanks again for saying “yes” to the meeting we are planning on Sapelo Island!  Some important logistical information is provided here, to help you prepare for our meetings at the Reynolds Mansion, Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13.  Details about the discussion topics will follow.

The Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island is a unique and beautiful venue. Click here for a brief description of the facility (including driving directions).  I had the pleasure of spending three days there last year and I am glad that you too will have the opportunity to see what makes the Island and the Mansion so memorable.  That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind: 

·        Sapelo Island is just that….an island, and the only way to get to and from the island is by ferry.  We will be meeting at the Meridian Dock, and taking the 3:30 pm ferry on Wednesday afternoon.  Driving directions to the dock are attached.  Please plan to be in the vicinity of the dock at least an hour before departure, in case you have trouble finding it and need help. We will arrive on the island, and take a van to the Mansion.  We will have your room assignment for you when we get to the Mansion. 

·        Cell service on Sapelo Island can be hit-or-miss and can vary based on your cellular carrier and physical location on the island.  If you are unable to place a call from the Mansion, you might be able to pick up reception by taking a short stroll to the beach.  And there’s hardly ever cause to complain about a short stroll to the beach! 

·        The Mansion is a former residence that has been converted to provide overnight lodging to its guests.  The rooms and bathrooms are laid out as you would expect to find in a private residence rather than a typical hotel.  We have limited our group size so that no one has to share a bedroom, but you may need to share a bathroom.  If you have a special need or request, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you. 

·        We will leave Sapelo Island on the noon ferry on Friday, and return to the dock around 1 pm.  

·        Driving time from GAWP to the ferry is 5 hours.   The address for the dock is:  1766 Landing Rd SE Darien, GA 31305.  (Not sure if that will help you, but that’s what it is!) 

·        Thanks for your help in covering the cost of your room and the ferry!!  The total amount is $335 ($160/night plus $15 for the ferry). If you need to handle the payment another way, please let me know. 

A general plan for our time is as follow (subject to lots of change!): 


·        3:30 pm - Depart Meridian dock

·        4:30 pm – Arrive at the Mansion, and get room assignment. 

·        5:00 pm – Happy Hour with hors d’oeuvres

o   Meeting overview, and initial discussions

·        6:00 pm – Dinner (classic southern buffet)

·        7:00 pm – Meeting


·        8:00 am – Breakfast (full hot breakfast)

·        9:00 am – Meeting

·        12:00 pm – Lunch (salad & sandwich buffet)

·        1:00 pm – Meeting

·        2:00 pm – Island time (possibly a tour of the Island?)

·        5:00 pm – Happy Hour with hors d’oeuvres

o   Tee-up topic for post-dinner meeting

·        6:00 pm – Dinner (Mansion seafood specialty)

·        7:00 pm – Meeting

·        8:00 pm – Island time


·        8:00 am – Breakfast (full hot breakfast)

·        9:00 am – Meeting

·        11:00 am – Conclude, and load van for ferry

·        11:30 am – Depart Reynolds Mansion (with a boxed lunch)

·        12:00 pm – Ferry to Meridian dock 

Bill and I will send details about the discussion topics soon.  In the meantime, if you need any other information to help you prepare for the trip to the Reynolds Mansion, please let me know.