The 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party details have finally come together.
The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at the St Simons Island King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, on Saturday 1 Dec 2018.
[Note: We were trying to have the Holiday Party on Jekyll Island but there seems to be no availability. A large insurance corporation is having their annual conference there and has the entire island booked. As it turns out, St Simons is actually better! More to see and do! Mark]
Although the Holiday Banquet is on Saturday evening, 1 December, for even more fun, it is recommended you arrive on Friday 30 November. There is a trolley tour scheduled for Saturday morning that gives you great views and lots of historic insight into St Simons Island. This is not something you will want to miss. The Trolley Tour is $20 per person. FYI, this Trolley Bus has received numerous accolades, year after year. We will collect the money as we get on the Trolley Bus. Please bring cash or personal check to pay. We cannot take credit cards.
Be advised, the trolley may not be able to handle our entire group in one trip, so if interested, you have to send an email to Mark Braunstein so he can put you on the trolley list. First come, first served. If you want to go with friends, make sure you let us know.
We have commited to fill at least one trolley bus which is scheduled to go out at 10:00 AM (hotel’s front door) and should we fill a second trolley bus, the second group will go out at 12:00 PM. Who knows, things could change but this is the plan. We will let you know if something changes.
The trolley isn’t the only thing to do on St Simons Island. Among other things, there are museums, a lighthouse and the lovely Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Go to the St Simons Island Website to see all there is to do.
The weather in St Simons Island, during our visit, should be superb. The temperature is moderate (High/Low °F) – 70°/ 53° and, on average, it’s the period of the lowest rain fall all year. Anything can happen, but it’s well worth the risk. Bring your Morgan!
Holiday Party Hotel Details: The full name of the hotel is The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. It ls located at 201 Arnold Rd., St Simons Island, GA 31522, 800-342-0212, www.kingand prince.com
Call to make reservations. We have negotiated a group rate at the hotel so be sure to mention Morgan Car Club and/or MOGSOUTH when making your reservations. You will have to call and reserve and pay for your rooms individually. These room rates are as follows.
Standard Rooms at $139, Partial Ocean View at $154 and Ocean Front Rooms at $169, plus taxes and fees. It is recommended that you use whatever discounts, AARP, Military, etc., you have. The view of the ocean is superb!!
If you are coming to St Simons for the Holiday Party please send an email to Mark Braunstein so he can keep a total for the hotel. The Hotel needs to know how many folks are coming so that they can order sufficient food. That, and MOGSouth will have to pay for meals that aren’t eaten so please let Mark Braunstein know if you are coming or must cancel.
The Holiday Banquet will be a buffet dinner, and will include a choice of Chef’s Garden Salad, a Holiday Waldorf Salad, Roasted Turkey, or Sunset Farms Queen of Dixie Smoked Ham. The banquet is $41 per person plus tax. Again, we will collect money at the door to the Banquet. Please bring cash or personal check to pay. We cannot take credit cards.
- Side dishes include Buttery Whipped Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Spouts in Pecan butter, and Green Bean Casserole.
- Dinner Roles and Desserts (Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Red Velvet Cake) will be offered as well. Of course there will be Coffee and Tea available.
- A Cash Bar will also be available prior to and during the Holiday Banquet.
In keeping with tradition there will be a MOGSouth Hospitality Room open at appropriate times during the weekend. Tentatively it will be in the Wesley Cottage, but do check with the Hotel’s front desk when you check in to verify.
[Be advised that MOGSouth is subsidizing this event. (In case you wondered where your dues went!) There may be cheaper budget hotels down the street that look appealing, however, if we don’t reach our targeted attendance at this hotel, we will have additional fees to pay and everyone else’s costs will go up. Please don’t do it! Mark]
Looking forward to seeing everyone!!! Chuck and Karen Bernath