The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia
AGENDA & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, January 7th
6:00 pm Dinner – Restaurant of Your Choice
People who arrive early for Awakening can make reservations at a hotel cafe or Sea Island restaurant. We often dine in groups so let us know if you want to be included in a block of reservations. This is a “Dutch” treat where everyone is responsible for their own expenses.
The Cloister restaurants reservation number is: 855-572-4975
8:00 pm Fireside Chat
Coffee, Warm Cookies and Lively Discussion
Colonial Lounge, Fireside, The Cloister
After a scrumptious meal we will gather for a “Fireside Chat” led by Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard and on Fox News. This is a “No Holds Barred” session where the subject(s) are chosen by you, the participant. Discussing everything from the IRS abuse to Constitutional Conservatism to Cultural shifts to Economics: the floor is open for lively dialogue and intrigue.
“Awakening Official Start”
Friday, January 8th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration
Awakening has a long tradition of swapping books. There will be a table where you may bring up to three of your favorite books (fiction or non-fiction) and leave them. On Saturday morning you may choose as many books as you have brought to take home. Some of our most favorite books were found at this table.
Awakening Golf Tournament: Seaside Golf Course
Complimentary Shuttle from Cloister to Lodge Every 30 minutes
10:00 a.m. – tee times
Sea Island famed Seaside course is known for its natural beauty and spectacular marsh and water vistas. This windswept coastal links is home to the McGladrey Classic, a PGA TOUR event.
Featuring: Judith Pond Kudlow, NYC
Anthony Quickle, St. Simons Island
12:30 pm Luncheon
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
The Current State of Cancer Research
Dr. Wayne Glasgow, Director of Research for the Mercer University Medical School will lead this discussion. He will be joined by one of Georgia’s top cancer research doctors, Dr. Ed Jenkins of the Savannah campus of the Mercer University Medical School.
Hang at the Beach, Poolside or Lawn
Welcome Reception for Awakening First-Timers
Plenary Welcome Reception
Dress for this event is what we call in the South as “Sunday” dress. Men wear sport coats and ties and women wear dresses or slacks. The children can wear any attire that their parents deem appropriate
7:00 pm Family Dinner
Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressman Tom Price will open with a discussion of the Budget for the USA-Its Challenges and Perplexities. They are on the Senate and House Budget Committees
General John Allen, Retired
Just Retired as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and past Deputy Commander of the U.S. Central Command
At this dinner the children will sell stock options for $1(the maximum purchase is 5 shares) for their capitalist endeavor on Saturday. Larry Kudlow has said that this was his best stock purchase for the year, so bring your cash and be prepared to make a little money off your investment.
9:15 pm Dessert Extraordinaire and Coffee
What adjectives can you add to chocolate, coconut, strawberry, apple, whipped cream on the top of cakes, cookies, pies and ice cream? YUM
Saturday, January 9th
7:00 – 8:30 am Awakening Breakfast Buffet
This breakfast offers early discussion and meeting and greeting. The attire is resort casual!
8:30 am Book Swap Start
Across from Hospitality Desk
Okay, now is the time to go select the same number of books that you brought! Happy Reading!!!
8:45 am – 10:30 am
“Defining our Conservative Principals/Contrasting them to Libertarian Views”
Kevin Williamson, National Review and Author of The End is Near and It’s Going to be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier and More Secure
Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review and Author of The Conservatarian Manifesto
“Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door”
Amy Sobel, Human Rights First
Bradley Myles, CEO, The Polaris Project
General Charles Krulak, (Moderator)
Young Capitalist Corporation(Children 3-11 years old)
Ernest and Jan Taylor
Ernest Taylor will help you name your company/decide on costs/advertise and “manufacture” your goodies. At the session break you will sell your cookies and make some cash. Sunday, we will pay a good dividend to our stockholders.
10:45 am – 12:30 pm
“Political Forecasting: A Look at the 2016 Elections”
Steve Hayes, The Weekly Standard
Whit Ayres, North Star Opinion Research
“Let’s Make A Trip To Mars”
Dr. Deborah Barnhart, Executive Director, The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.
12:30 pm Low-Country Lunch
Weather Alternative: Cloister II Ballroom
Weather permitting we will have a low-country lunch outside with warm sunshine and a multitude of friends!
1:50 – 3:55 pm
“The Decline of our Country’s Culture-The Causes”
Mark Rodgers, CEO, The Clapham Group
“The Absolute Scoop on the Middle East”
General John Allen, Retired
Frank Gaffney, Founder and President, The Center for Security Policy
6:30 pm Reception
Cloister II Foyer
(Teens and Adults)
This reception’s attire is black-tie optional. This is a lovely occasion to “dress up” and enjoy the evening with conservative friends
Ages 3-11 (Sitter Required)
Pizza Party and Magic Show
Master Storyteller, Sean Driscoll, Savannah
Fun and Delight, Prizes, too
7:00 pm Black Tie Dinner
The Honorable Senator Tom Cotton, Arkansas
Great American Award Presentation
Awakening’s Great American Award sponsored in memory of William Amos, Senior a co-founder of Aflac will be announced.
Sunday, January 10th
7:45 – 8:30 am
Church Service –The Cloister Chapel
This non-denominational church service is led by Lucas Ramirez. Lucas is on the Awakening Advisory Board and Executive Director of The Gathering Place is a community-based ministry that has served the youth of Brunswick and the Golden Isles since 1981. Every year we come away grateful we attended this service.
8:00 a.m. Coffee & Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. -10:45 a.m.
“The USA Economy/Blueprint for a Real Recovery”
Larry Kudlow, Economist , CNBC’s Senior Contributor
Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, The Cato Institute