Awakening 2005

January 6th – 9th

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 6, 2005 

(Pre-event arrivals)

7:00 pm                        Dinner - Cloister Gazebo

                                    Come visit with old friends and meet new acquaintances!

9:00 pm                        Fireside Chat - Ocean Room

                                    Coffee, Cookies and Conversation 

Friday, January 7, 2005

11:00 am - 6:00 pm      Registration - Gazebo

12:30 pm                      Luncheon and Speaker - Ocean Room

                                                Michele Arwood, Designer and Innovator

12:30 pm                      Awakening Golf Tournament

                                                (Lunch included at Seaside Course - cart fee extra)

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 pm     Seminar Dr. Paul Meier

                                                How Depression and Politics Influence Each Other

6:00 pm                        Reception of Welcome

7:00 pm                        Family Dinner: Cloister Pavilion - Speaker: Coach Lou Holtz 

9:15 pm                        Dessert Buffet and Coffee

9:00 pm                        Teenagers Movie in St. Simons (12 and up)

Saturday, January 8, 2005

7:00 a. m - 8:30 a.m.    Awakening Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am                        Book Swap Begins - Gazebo Commons

8:30 am                        Coffee - Gazebo Commons


8:45 – 10:30 am                                       SESSION   I

                                    The 2004 Elections: How it Happened and What It Means

Dr. Whit Ayres, Nationally recognized pollster

                                                Rich Galen, Political commentator        


                                    Islam Rising: Peace Train or Demolition Derby?

                                                 Dr. David Forte, Cleveland State University

                                                  Dr. Paul Marshall, Center for Religious Freedom 


                                    High Cost of Healthcare: I Am Spending & I Can’t Give It Up

                                                   Dr. Stormy Johnson, Past President of the AMA

                                                        Dr. Regina Herzlinger, Author and Professor,

                                                                   Harvard Business School


                                    Mars, Space Potentials (Ages 12 and Up)

                                                   Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Astrophysicist, Harvard University

                                              Walt Cunningham, former NASA Astronaut


                                    “Now I Know!” Fun Etiquette for Kids (Ages 6-11)

                                                   Carolyn Luesing, President, Carolyn Luesing



                                                A Puzzling Revelation (Arts and Crafts) (Ages 3-5)

                                                    Linda Newberry & Katrina Chapman

                                                                 Awakening Instructors

10:45 am – 12:20 pm   SESSION II

                        Stem Cell Research: Embryonic Journey or for Adults Only?

                                                Phil Coehlo, CEO, ThermoGenesis

                                                Dr. Kelly Hollowell, Scientist and Ethicist


                        Deficit Spending: Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?

                                                Larry Kudlow, Economist & Co-Host, Kudlow and Cramer

                                                Gresham Barrett, U.S. Congressman (R- SC)


                        Moore is Less: Hollywood or Hollyweird?

                                                Dave Johnson, Producer, Writer & Director

                                                Tim Goeglein, Deputy Director of the White House Office

                                                           of Public Liaison


                        Low Country Memories: Watercolor Creating (Teens & Adults)

                                                            Millie Wilcox, Artist and Instructor


                        Thinking Out of the Box: Letterboxing…An International Scavenger Hunt

(12 and up) Janet Douglas, Sea Island Instructor


                                    Second Amendment Practice: Air Rifle & Clay Targets(Ages 6-11)

Jon Kent, Jeff Thomas, Jake Duncan, Jimmy Duncan

                                                            Sea Island Shooting Instructors


                                    Chefs in the Making (Ages 3-5)

                                                Cloister Cookie Cutters


12:30 pm                      Lunch on Rainbow Island


1:50 – 3:55 pm             SESSION III

                                    Seminar: Reid Buckley

                                    The Art of Persuasion: Or How Ronald Reagan Became President


                                                Battling Obesity: Second Thoughts or Second Helping?

                                                Dr. Michael B. Zemel, Director, The Nutrition Institute,

                                                            The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


                                                Ken Barun, President & CEO McDonald’s Charities


                                                From Dixie’s Diner to the White House (Teens and Adults)

                                                            All You Ever Need to Know About Table Etiquette

                                                            Carolyn Luesing, President, Carolyn Luesing & Associates 


                                   Second Amendment Practice: Clay Target Shooting

                                                            (Teens and Adults) 

                                      Jon Kent, Jeff Thomas, Jake Duncan, Jimmy Duncan

                                                       Sea Island Shooting Instructors

                                                      (Teens and Adults) 


                                    An Old Adventure Made New: Art of Letterboxing (Ages 6-11)

                                                Janet Douglas, Sea Island Instructor


                                    Sand, Swings and Slides…Play on the Beach (Ages 3-5)

                                                Linda Newberry and Katrina Chapman

                                                Awakening Instructors


6:30 pm                       Kid’s Pizza Party (Ages 11 and under) Sitter Required

                                                            “Beathooven and The Big Note Band”

                                                               Sean Driscoll,  Magician, Story Maker and Musician


6:30 pm                        Reception for Teens and Adults

7:00 pm                        Black Tie Dinner

                                    Guest Speaker: The Honorable Edwin Meese, III

                                                75th Attorney General of the United States of America, 1985-1988

                                                  Distinguished Fellow of Ronald Reagan Chair of Public Policy

                                                  Of the Heritage Foundation


9:00 pm                        Dancing - The Ocean Room


Sunday, January 9, 2005

7:45 am                        Christ Episcopal Church Service

                                                One of the Oldest Churches in America

                                                            Buses depart Cloister Pavilion (Limited Seating)

8:30 am                                    Coffee – Gazebo Commons

9:00 – 10:45 am           SESSION IV

                                    Space Exploration: Mars, Nice Planet, We Will Take It!

                                                            Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Astrophysicist, Harvard University

                                                            Walt Cunningham, former NASA Astronaut   


                                                Marriage Under Fire: Standing Our Ground

                                                            Dr. Matt Daniels, President, Alliance for Marriage



                                    Time with the General: Directions for Life (Ages 6-18)

                                                            General Chuck Krulak (USMC Ret.) No adults permitted


                                    Fun With the Senses: Music, Crafts, Games and Play

                                                                      (Ages 3-5)

                                                Linda Newberry and Katrina Chapman

                                                                 Awakening Instructors


11:00 am                      Family Brunch

                                                            Speaker: Lt. General James T. Conway

                                                            Director of Operations & Commander of Marine Forces,



1:00 pm                        Awakening concludes

Important Note:
Babysitters are necessary to accompany all children 4 and under to their programs. Babysitting services are available through The Cloister by prior arrangement. Please call The Cloister prior to arrival to arrange for babysitting: 800-732-4752.