AGENDA & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Revised: December 30, 2019

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

12:05 PM   Awakening Golf Tournament
Location: Sea Island Plantation Golf Course

Tee times begin at 12:05 pm and a complimentary shuttle will run from the Cloister to the Lodge every 30 minutes. Join us for a competitive yet friendly round of golf. Sea Island’s famed Plantation course is known for its natural beauty and spectacular marsh and water vistas. Dulany and Sue Hall, former head of the Senior Golf Association, will be coordinating the tournament. Box lunches are included.

6 PM CASUAL DINNER
Location: Restaurant of Your Choice

People who arrive early for Awakening can make reservations at a 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

7:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
Location: The Spanish Lounge

Early attenders will gather for a “Fireside Chat” led by Mollie Hemingway of Fox News and Senior Editor of The Federalist Mollie’s succinct views on the conservative issues are so refreshing and well read.
Join us for coffee, and lively discussion. This is a “No Holds Barred” session where the subject(s) are chosen by you, the participant. Discuss everything from terrorism to Constitutional Conservatism to Cultural shifts to Economics: the floor is open for lively dialogue and intrigue.

Awakening Official Start
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020

10AM-6PM REGISTRATION
Location: Hospitality Desk, Sapelo Room

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.

Art Presentation
Location: Cumberland Room

Anthony Quickle, sculptor & curator proudly presents an outstanding collection of work from The Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island.  The Parker Gallery exhibits regional paintings and sculpture, has a local education outreach program, and hosts non-profit events.  In its now twelfth year, the gallery is in The Shops at Sea Island, on the corner of Sea Island and Frederica Roads. The gallery is honored to be part of Awakening 2020

Stop and take in the breath-taking creations these artists are exhibiting and much is for sale.

12:30 PM LUNCHEON
Location: Cloister Ballroom II

Keynote: Janine Maxwell: Co-founder of Heart for Africa, a faith-based humanitarian organization which focuses on the areas of orphans, hunger, poverty and education in Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, and Kenya.  Janine and her husband, Ian, moved from an epiphany to action ten years ago. She is the author of two books, It is Not Okay with Me and Is It Okay with You?  Get ready to be inspired.

2:00-4:00 PM PRESENTATION ON CANCER GENETICS
Location: Clubroom

Dr. Kenna Shaw, Executive Director, Institute of Personalized Cancer Therapy, MD Anderson
Moderator: Ernest Taylor, Awakening Board

Some types of cancer run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents.  Gene changes that start in a single cell over the course of a person’s life cause most cancers.  Learn more about the complex links between genes and cancer. Much hope and much to learn.

6 PM WELCOME RECEPTION BY AWAKENING FOR FIRST-TIMERS
Location: Cloister Patio

6:30 PM PLENARY WELCOME RECEPTION
Location: Cloister Patio

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 PM FAMILY DINNER
Keynote The Honorable Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida
Location: Cloister Ballroom

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
Location: Cloister Foyer II

Enjoy a decadent assortment of desserts including whipped cream topped cakes and pies, warm cookies, ice-cream and more.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020

7:00-8:30 Awakening Buffet Breakfast
Location: Cloister Ballroom II

This breakfast offers early discussion and meeting and greeting. The attire is resort casual.

8:30 Book Swap Start
Location: Sapelo Room

Bring a book to swap, fiction or non-fiction. You may take home the same number of books you bring. Happy Reading!!!

SESSION I, 8:45-10:30 AM

NATO AND OUR ALLIES
Location: Clubroom

Admiral James Stavridis, COO, The Carlyle Group, Former Allied Supreme Commander of NATO
Moderator: Todd Gardenhire, Tennessee State Senator, Awakening Board

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGE OUR OPINIONS AND ATTITUDES?
Location: Cloister Ballroom I

Ory Rinat, Chief Digital Officer, The White House
Josh Althouse, Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Rob Bluey, Vice President Communications, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

Teen Discussion; The World Needs Your Leadership
Location: Summit Room

Discovering how you are wired to make an impact in the world.

Lucas Ramirez, Awakening Advisory Board, Executive Director, The Gathering Place
Thea Ramirez, Awakening Advisory Board, Founder/CEO Adoption Share

Young Capitalist Corporation
Location: Oglethorpe Room

(Ages 3-11 years old)

Ernest Taylor

Our young capitalists will explore what it takes to build a company. Ernest Taylor will help you name your company/decide on costs/advertise and “manufacture” your goodies.  At lunch you will sell your cookies and make some cash. Sunday, we will pay a good dividend to our stockholders.

SESSION II, 10:45-12:30 PM

2020 ELECTIONS AND THE IMPACT
Location: Clubroom

Charlie Cook, The Cook Political Report
Whit Ayres, Ph.D., President, North Star Opinion Research

FROM ABORTION TO EUTHANASIA: END OF LIFE ISSUES
Location: Cloister I

Farr Curlin, Duke University
Carter Snead, Notre Dame University
Moderator: Dr. Bob Moffit, Awakening Board

Teen Discussion: What Say a Conservative?
Location: The Summit Room

Applying conservative principals to today’s headlines
Eric Ireland
Student will learn how to think critically about current events through the lens of the conservative pillars explored.

Children’s Activity:  Let’s Learn About our Patriotic Symbols
Location: Oglethorpe Room

(Ages 3-11 years old)

Allie Hinson, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire
Gretchen Hagen, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire

The children will learn about the history behind some of our most well-known patriotic symbols with a wide variety of learning activities.

12:30 pm Low-Country Lunch
Location:  Mizner Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Doug Collins (R-GA)
Minority Head of the Judicial Committee, Congress of the United States of America

We will have a low-country lunch with a multitude of friends!  This is your opportunity to purchase cookies from the American Cookie Company that the children have formed.  They will be donned in chef hats offering their wares. It is difficult to say “no” to them.

SESSION III, 1:50-4:05 PM

SOUTH AMERICAN HOTSPOTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE USA
Location:  Cloister I

Dr Antonio Cabrera, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Evan Ellis, US State Department
Moderator: Dr. Alex Chafuen, Awakening Board

KNOWING THE ENEMY: UNDERSTANDING PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGY AND METHODOLOGIES
Location: Clubroom

Dr. Mary Habeck, Associate Professor Johns Hopkins University
Dr. David Azerrad, The Heritage Foundation
Moderator: Doug Tatum, Awakening Board

WORLD CHANGERS: DISCOVERING HOW YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD 
Location:
Summit Room
Lucas Ramirez, Awakening Advisory Board, Executive Director, The Gathering Place
Thea Ramirez, Awakening Advisory Board, Founder/CEO of Adoption Share

Children’s Activity: Beach Club Game Room
Location: Meet at the Oglethorpe Room to be Transported to the Beach Club and back at the end of the session

(Ages 3-11)

Allie Hinson, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire
Gretchen Hagen, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire

This is fun time! Come join in the fun at the Beach Club Game Room. All games are free and there is entertainment galore!

6:30PM RECEPTION
Location: Cloister II Foyer

This reception’s attire is black-tie optional. This is a lovely occasion to “dress up” and enjoy the evening with conservative friends. Teens welcome.

7 PM BLACK TIE DINNER

Keynote Speaker: Governor of Tennessee: Honorable Bill Lee 

Great American Award Presentation:

Awakening’s Great American Award sponsored in memory of William Amos, Senior, a co-founder of Aflac will be announced

9:00-12:00 pm Awakening’s “Silver Ball”
Location: Mizner Ballroom

Featuring: “The Freudian Slip”

Trip the Light Fantastic; Boogie Down; Swing with the Two-Step or just sit at a table and enjoy the music, the camaraderie and the blessings of the United States of America. Whether you enjoy dancing or just listening to great well, performed music this band is a real treat.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020

7:45 AM CHURCH SERVICE
Location: 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 which 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 AM-8:50 AM COFFEE AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Location: Cloister Foyer

SESSION IV, 9 AM-10:45 AM

CHINA UPDATE-REVIEWING USA STRATEGY
Location: Clubroom

Lieutenant General Robert Walsh, US Marine Corp (Ret.)
Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Chinese Political and Security Affairs, The Heritage Foundation
Moderator: Dr. Wade Horn, Awakening Board

ECONOMIC FORECAST-IS A RECESSION IN VIEW

Dr. Dan Mitchell, Freedom and Prosperity Foundation
Paul Winfree, The Heritage Foundation
Moderator: Allen Taylor, Awakening Advisory Board

Children’s Activity: STEAM Engineers
Location: Oglethorpe Room

(Ages 3-11)

Allie Hinson, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire
Gretchen Hagen, Awakening Teacher Extraordinaire

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, math. Join for some exciting hands on brain activities. Come put your STEAM skills to the test,

11 AM FAMILY BRUNCH
Location: Cloister II Ballroom

Molly Hemingway, The Federalist
Carrie Severino, Judicial Watch
Moderator: Michael Collins, Awakening Advisory Board

 

12 PM AWAKENING CONCLUDES

 

AWAKENING 2021
JANUARY  7 - 10, 2021
The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia

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