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Spouse/Guest Tour at Chateau Elan

Northeast Georgia History Center 

Spouse/Guest Tour Saturday, October 29, 2016

At the First Quarter Conference “First Sister” Sara Bannister will host a Spouse/Guest tour at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Participants will enjoy a self-guided tour exploring the stories of the many people who have called Northeast Georgia home. Exhibits and videos will introduce them to the early Paleo-Indians, the Cherokees, the devastating tornado of 1936 and the many other events that made the Northeast Georgia Region and Gainesville the thriving area it is today. Participants will also have a chance to browse the Center’s gift shop, stroll the gardens and historic buildings located on the Center’s grounds.

houndstooth-grillFollowing the tour, a luncheon will be held at “Houndstooth Grill” restaurant in Braselton. The tour will return to the hotel at approximately 2:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you on October 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Bannister at or 770.287.5620.

The group will meet in the hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 9:45 a.m.

Participants will return back to the hotel at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Make your reservations today! Be sure to indicate “Spouse/Guest Tour” on your registration.

Celebrate the 60’s at Chateau Elan!

Optimists Celebrate the 60’s

We’re celebrating the Sixties at the GATEway District’s First Quarter Conference at Chateau Élan Winery and Spa in Braselton, Georgia, October 28-30, 2016. Join Governor Rudy and your fellow Optimists from across Georgia and East Tennessee as we come together to get that groovy Optimist feeling! Enjoy a weekend of fun, fellowship and outstanding training as the GATEway District kicks off the 2016-2017 Optimist year. Saturday evening you’re invited to an “I Love the 60’s” party – there will be games, bubble gum, popcorn, hula hoops, costume contests and dance competitions. So grab your bellbottoms, Mary Janes, Go Go Boots, tie-dyed shirts and let the celebration begin! Make your reservations today!

Spouse Tour at Savannah Convention!

The City Market…

The Art and Soul of Savannah!

Spouses and guests attending the First Annual GATEway District Convention in Savannah, Georgia, August 12-14, 2016 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel are invited to join First Lady Laura Bell on the spouse/guest tour to visit Savannah’s historic City Market – known as the art and soul of Savannah. City Market 1The tour will begin with a ferry ride from the hotel and a short walk to the Market. Participants will enjoy a stroll through the market’s shaded courtyard, surrounded by bistros, shops, and art galleries while being serenaded by local musicians. At 12:00 noon everyone will gather at historic Belford’s Savannah for lunch and experience some of the south’s finest cuisine.Belford's 1

First Lady Laura is looking forward to seeing you on August 13th. If you have any questions please contact her at or 302.981.5447. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Savannah’s art and soul.

The group will depart from the hotel lobby

at 9:45 a.m. Participants will return back

to the hotel at approximately 1:30 p.m.