Fall 2018 Rendezvous & Reunion
AGLCA's 2018 Fall Rendezvous
July 17, 2:45 p.m. eastern time: The Rendezvous is sold-out. Please add your name to our waiting list if you are interested in attending. You won't be obligated to accept a spot, but we'll let you know if one opens up for you. We often work our way through the entire list prior to the event. As spaces open up, we'll contact members from the wait list in the order that they signed up.
October 15 - 18, 2018!
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The Fall Rendezvous is being held again at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama, October 15-18, 2018.
As usual, this year's Rendezvous will include a series of educational seminars about the Great Loop route and how to plan and implement your adventure. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran or somewhere in between, the seminars and sessions will offer just the right balance of information for everyone to learn and enjoy. There will also be plenty of opportunities to swap Looping stories and experiences with others that love the Loop as much as you do! In addition to the seminars and social time, there will be time to visit the Ship's Store and the exhibit area to learn about the latest boats and products/services for the boating industry. Some vendors will highlight their offerings in more detail during the 20-minute "Show and Tell" sessions sprinkled throughout each day. The ever-popular Looper Crawls, where you have a chance to board some of the boats at the marina owned by other Loopers, and Vessel Safety Checks will be held in the afternoons at the marina and Looper introductions will be conducted at the various meals during the event. We'll even throw in a kayak race and dinghy race just for fun!
Once again, the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce is organizing a fun and exciting outing for the night on your own at the Rendezvous. Attendees have the option to attend a polo match and dinner at nearby Peytona Farms!
Always a member favorite, Joe Wheeler State Park offers spectacular fall scenery overlooking the beauty and serenity of Wheeler Lake, just off the main Tennessee River. The 2,550-acre resort park offers a stunning waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, a championship 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, a full-service marina with permanent and overnight docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, cozy cabins and a rustic group lodge. In addition to all the water activities, the park offers hiking and mountain biking trails that provide some of the best scenery north Alabama has to offer.
This is a members-only event. If you'd like to attend but are not yet a member, join now, so that you can be ready when registration opens.
We've got the route sessions all set! Get all the insider information for your cruise from Joe Wheeler State Park to Norfolk, VA!
- Joe Wheeler State Park to Mobile Bay ~ Larry Kreissler
- Mobile Bay to Tarpon Springs ~ Eddy Johnsen
- Crossing the Gulf Without the Drama ~ Eddy Johnsen
- Tarpon Springs to the Keys ~ Phil & Lynne Rains
- Miami to Jacksonville ~ Curtis Hoff
- Jacksonville to Norfolk ~ Robert & Kay Creech
Looping 101 Sessions:
As we did for the Spring Rendezvous, we will again be giving attendees an opportunity to decide what you want to learn about in the Looping 101 sessions! A week after registration opens, all registered attendees will be sent a link to a survey to vote on the topics that are of the most interest to you. We will work diligently to secure speakers for the topics with the most votes.
If you have not yet attended one of our Rendezvous, click here for last year's agenda to get an idea of what you can expect this year.
- Sign into your account on our website, www.greatloop.org
- Select the Events Tab
- Click on the Fall Rendezvous link
- Click the “Register Now” button, complete the registration form, and process your payment
- The registration fee is $359 per person and includes three lunches, three dinners, all seminars, and dock activities
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions including a link for reserving a slip and a phone number to reserve a lodge room. Please follow the instructions in the confirmation email carefully, because the staff at Joe Wheeler will not take reservations for rooms or slips unless your request comes to them through AGLCA.
**Please note: This is a very rural setting and cell/wifi coverage will be spotty at best.**
Accommodations: Lodge Rooms (Wait 48 hours after registering to call. See confirmation email for details)
Fall Rendezvous room rates from Sunday, October 14th - Thursday, October 18th, 2018 will be as follows:
Standard Double Queen $79.00/night
Junior Suite $99.00/night
These prices do not include taxes and fees. Any reservations made for outside of the days noted above will be at their regular rate.
Accommodations: Marina Slips (Request a slip during registration. The marina will call you to confirm. Please see instructions in your confirmation email.)
Fall Rendezvous slip rates are be $1.00/foot.
Register early - this event will likely sell out. If it does, don’t give up ~ add yourself to the Wait List because you still might get a chance to attend.
**Because the seminars and meals are held in a hotel/restaurant facility, and for the comfort of all attendees, only service animals are permitted in Rendezvous meal/seminar spaces. All animals must remain on leash at all times, particularly when taken to off-site activities.**