27 Nov

2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party Weekend Schedule

2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party Weekend Schedule

30 Nov – 1 Dec 18

[This is the latest schedule for the St Simons Island Holiday Party at the King and Prince Resort.  Things can and do change so be flexible.

For those of you that haven’t attended a Holiday Party previously a dress code doesn’t really exist. Just wear whatever is comfy, festive and/or Morgan(ish)?  Some come fancy, others . . . not so much.

Don’t forget to bring cash (or Check) for the Trolley ($20 per person) and for the Banquet Dinner ($41 per person).  Oh, and $25 for 2019 MOGSouth Dues. (And, please keep these as all separate payments so we don’t get too mixed up.)   Cheers, Mark]

Friday –  30 November 2018

  • 3PM – Arrival & Check-In at the King & Prince Resort, St Simons Island GA
  • 3PM – MOGSouth ‘Hospitality Suite’ Open – Wesley Cottage
  • 5:30PM – ‘Hospitality Suite’ Closes for Dinner (Hotel Restaurants, Others in the Community)
  • 9PM – 10:30PM, MOGSouth ‘Hospitality Suite’ Open – Wesley Cottage

Saturday –  1 December 2018

  • Breakfast on your own (Hotel Restaurants, Others in the Community)
  • 10AM – First Trolley Departs Resort Front Door (10AM 1 Dec Trolley Listing)
  • 12PM – Second Trolley Departs Resort Front Door (12PM 1 Dec Trolley Listing)
  • 1PM – MOGSouth ‘Hospitality Suite’ Open – Wesley Cottage
  • 5:30PM – ‘Hospitality Suite’ Closes for Holiday Dinner
  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM, Cash Bar – Solarium
  • 7PM – 8:30PM, MOGSouth Holiday Party – Solarium
    • Mother Courage Award Presentation
  • 9PM – 10:30PM, MOGSouth ‘Hospitality Suite’ Open – Wesley Cottage

Sunday  –  2 December 2018

  • Breakfast on your own (Hotel Restaurants, Others in the Community)
  • Travel Home – Happy Holidays and Stay Safe !!
19 Oct

2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party – Updates (as of 19 October 2018)

Folks, just a quick update to remind folks to make reservations for the MOGSouth Holiday Party,  1 December 2018.  (FYI, Most folks have indicated that they will arrive on Friday, 30 November.)

The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at the St Simon’s Island King & Prince Resort (www.kingandprince.com) on Sat 1 Dec 2018. 

Unfortunately, the reserved MOGSouth block of rooms with the discounted rates are now all gone.  I understand that there are still rooms available at the King and Prince Resort, but not at the reduced rate.

Send Mark an email (series1@cfl.rr.com) as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.   Please let Mark know if you are staying in the King and Prince Hotel and will be attending the Holiday Banquet.

We will collect the money for the banquet at the door.  It will be 41$  per person.  Please bring cash or personal check to pay.  We cannot take credit cards.

Note MOGSouth will be subsidizing the banquet prices over and above the 41$.  We will also have a full bar available before and during the banquet.  This will be in addition to the traditional MOGSouth Hospitality Suite (The Wesley Cottage) which will be open at selective times throughout the weekend.   Wow!! Your dues $$ at work! 

FYI, the planned Trolley ride for Saturday morning (1 Dec) has been fully booked . . . twice (they added a second tour just for us).   Seats on the trolley may become available, but only if folks cancel.

Regardless, it will be a great time to come together as a group and rekindle old friendships and make new ones.  I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in December.

Cheers,
Mark

11 Aug

Final Details – 2018 MOGSouth Fall Meet, Augusta GA, 14 – 16 Sep.

FIRST THINGS FIRST Dorothy Needs to Know the following information for the Hotel, the Restaurant, the Hospitality Suite, etc.  

Please send her an email to moore_dorothy@bellsouth.net or call 678-513-2931, (c) 404-678-4236.  DO THIS NOW !!!

NAME:______________________________________________________

__(Check Mark for Yes) Staying at The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904 – 706-737-8888

__(Check Mark for Yes) No hotel needed, NOT staying at the Partridge INN, but attending the Fall Meet

__(Check Mark for Yes)Bringing a Morgan

(If Yes) Year ________Model__________Color____________

__ Number of People for Dinner Saturday evening at The Cucina 503

 

 

DETAILED FALL MEET ITINERARY

Friday September 14, 2018

Hotel Arrival – The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904

  • Registration/Check-In 3 PM
  • Parking – Lower Level of Parking Garage

Hospitality Room – The Cigar Bar – First Floor of Hotel (opens at 3:00 pm) No smoking allowed!!!

Dinner Options – (FYI, if not driving, book the Hotel shuttle)

  • Partridge Inn Bar and Grille with live local Jazz (second floor)
  • Raes Coastal Café (Mark Braunstein recommends)
  • Finch and Fifth Charcuterie
  • Ephesus Restaurant (Mediterranean)
  • Whiskey Bar Kitchen (Japanese and Burgers)

Evening Activities in Augusta                     

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open until 10 PM
  • Hotel’s Roof Top Lounge open until 10 PM

 

Saturday September 15, 2018

Breakfast – 6-10 AM, included with your Partridge Inn Room (or $12.99 if not a guest)

9:15 AM‘Group Photo’ on stairs at Inn Front Patio

9:30 AMDepart for Washington, GA

  • Travel over the bridge at Clark Hill Lake
  • Travel through Lincolnton, GA
  • Rest Stop in Lincolnton (if needed)

11:15 Lunch Options

  • The Hot Box Food Truck 20R West Robert Toombs Ave open 11-9 Washington, GA..alfresco dining deck  706-678-4269 please park your Morgans together for photos, Restrooms available
  • The Square Café 22 W Square 706-678-5908 open 11-3
  • The Jockey Club 10 W  Public Square 706-678-1672 open 10-2
  • Cade’s Home Cooking 9 E Square 706-678-5586

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Jones Auto Museum, 312 Thompson Hwy 25 Cars in Mr. J. Jones private museum and 50 more cars in his 2 other buildings, approx. 4 miles outside of Washington.  Mr. Jones is opening his museum just for our group free of charge.  He will leave the gate open to the gravel road up to his car barn.  Collection began in 2005, restored Fords, Chevy 409, 55 Chevy Convertible, 70 Chevelle, 69 Chrysler Hemi, etc.  Photos allowed, but requests they not be “splashed” all over the internet.

12:00 PM until whenever – if not going to Auto Museum

  • Stay and see Historic Washington’s museums or just drive and/or walk the town
  • History Was Made Here! Three Beautifully restored house museums and library along with the Revolutionary Battlefield at Kettle Creek share the tales of this small city with a big history, one filled with legendary feats, prominent families, and innovative discoveries.
    • Though Washington is proud of their history, their present has just as much to offer. Historic downtown Washington is filled with businesses offering a variety of unique shopping, delicious food, and convenient service options.
    • Washington was briefly the State Capital of GA and is the place where the Confederacy voted to dissolve itself.
    • Highlights – The Washington Historical Museum open 10 – 5 PM, The Robert Toombs House open 10-5 PM, The Callaway Plantation open 10-5 PM, The Fitzpatrick Hotel
    • Washington Plantation B & B, Campbell – Jordan House, Bolton – Green Plantation and the Water Street Homes

Afternoon in Augusta

  • Canal Boat Tours
  • The RiverWalk along the Savannah River
  • The Augusta Commons
  • Broad Street Park
  • SouthStar Trolley Tours

Evening Activities

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open at 3:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner at Cucina 503, 502 Fury’s Ferry Road Suite 503, 762-994-0142, private dining room, full menu, separate checks, if not driving please book the shuttle in advance
    • 18 minutes from the Inn; 7.43 miles

Evening Activities in Augusta (after dinner)

  • Hotel’s Cigar Bar (Hospitality Room) open until 10 PM
  • Hotel’s Roof Top Lounge open until 10 PM

 

Sunday September 16, 2018

  • Breakfast from 6 am – 10am included with room, $12.99 if not a guest at the Inn
  • Fall Meet adjourned, check out time is 11:00 am
  • Stay and see Augusta’s Broad Street downtown and maybe ride the Canal Boats or walk the Riverwalk

Looking forward to seeing you all at The Partridge Inn!!

Glenn and Dorothy Moore 

20 Jul

More Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party (updates as of 20 Jul 2018)

The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at the St Simons Island King & Prince Resort, on Sat 1 Dec 2018. 

It looks like this event will be a good one!  Responses so far have been amazing and we haven’t even had our Fall Meet this year! 

Most folks have indicated that they will 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.

The Trolley Tour is $20 per person.  This Tour has received numerous accolades, year after year.

Mark Braunstein has the list of who has already signed up to go on the Tour, and we have already filled one Trolley.  A second Trolley Tour has being arranged.  Space on the Trolley is limited so don’t miss out.

Send Mark an email (series1@cfl.rr.com) as soon as possible, if you want to go on the Tour.  If we fill a second Trolley, it will be the last.   Also, let Mark know if you are staying in the King and Prince Hotel and will be attending the Holiday Banquet.

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.

13 Jul

Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Holiday Party – Now on St Simons Island GA – 1 Dec 2018

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

11 Jul

Updates – 2018 MOGSouth Fall Meet, Augusta GA, 14-16 Sep.

The MOGSouth Fall Meet will be in Augusta, GA Sep 14 – 16

The Meet Host Hotel is The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904  (Tel. 706-737-8888)

The Partridge Inn is an historic southern style and quaint hotel, but now in the hands of Hilton and is efficient, clean and well-managed.  It has a roof-top bar that overlooks the city and balcony rooms that overlook the beautiful pool and lounging area.

We have negotiated superb Group rates for the rooms. This rate includes breakfast for either a single person or a couple in the room.

Standard Rooms are $139.00 per night, Suites are $149.00 and rooms with Balconies at $159.00.

Guests need to call the Partridge Inn directly (706-737-8888) for their reservations using the MOGSouth group name

These rooms will be held for MOGSouth until August 15 . . . so please make your reservations now to be guaranteed these great rates!

The Partridge Inn has also reserved secured, covered parking at no extra charge for our Morgans.

The Hospitality Room will be in the Partrirdge Inn’s  ‘Cigar Bar’ (not to worry it will be non smoking!) on the first floor.  It will be open to MOGSouth only, on both Friday and Saturday, 14/15 Sep from 2:30 PM until 10 PM.

In addition to the Partridge Inn’s own restaurant, there are a number of restaurants nearby.

  • Raes Coastal Café, 3208W. Wimbledon Dr. Augusta GA 30909 – 706-738-1313 (4 Miles)
  • Finch and Fifth, 379 Highland Ave., Augusta GA – 706-364-5300 (2 Miles)
  • Ephesus Restaurant, Mediterranean / Turkish, 3102 Washington Rd., Augusta GA  – 762-994-0180 (5 miles)
  • Whiskey Bar Kitchen, Japanese / Burgers, 1048 Broad St., Augusta GA 30901 – 706-814-6159 (3 miles)

We will have a group dinner at 6:30PM on Saturday evening at  Cucina 503, 502 Fury’s Ferry Road Suite 503, Augusta GA 30309 – 762-994-0142 (7.5 miles)

The Partridge Inn Shuttle is also available at no charge for those not wanting to drive out in the evening.  (You must go to the front desk and reserve a spot on the shuttle.)

If you are curious, go to the Hotel’s  website  The Partridge Inn and check out the photos of the Partridge Inn.

Come and luxuriate for a great weekend get together in Augusta!!!

Dorothy and Glenn Moore

01 Jul

2018 MOGSouth Fall Meet – Augusta Georgia

The MOGSouth Fall Meet has just been confirmed by the Hosts Glenn and Dorothy Moore.  The Meet with be held in Augusta GA, the weekend of 14 – 16 September.  

The Host Hotel will be the Partridge Inn (a Curio Collection Hotel by Hilton) and looks to be superb!  You really should ‘Google’ the hotel and you will soon see why this location is so special.

All the arrangements with the hotel and for the rest of the weekend are still being worked.   Glenn and Dorothy are working the details, etc., so a specific group rate will be arranged and will be announced, as soon as it is available.

In the meantime, you will want to pencil in the dates, and we will plan on seeing you there!

07 Dec

2017 MOGSouth Holiday Party – Athens, Georgia

The 2017 MOGSouth Holiday Party was held in Athens, Georgia while it was empty!

The entire town was away, in Atlanta, for the big Georgia – Auburn football game.  It was nice to have the town to ourselves!  And, we made the most of it!   We had 4 Morgans, a 4/4, a Plus 4, a Plus 8 and an Aeromax.  Well represented I would have to say, as Morgans are not all that common at our Holiday Parties.  The weather was fine, not hot and sunny but mild, mid 60s and, for the most part, dry.  Much better than the biting cold of the north. The cold is hard for us Florida types.  We never have the right clothes, etc.

This year we arrived at the hotel around dinner time on Friday.  We were parched and looking for something to eat. We opted for the Foundry, the hotel’s captive dining spot. It was also the music stage and concert hall so we had entertainment while we ate.  Actually we had three musical groups.  The first was merely a guitar and singer.  The guitar was better than the singer.  The second group was a bit of a country rock sort of band.  Loud but reasonable (at least to my taste).  The third, almost a blue grass band, had the best singer of the bunch.   Perhaps they just got better as the beer took hold . . . Once we had eaten, we found a large contingent of the MOGSouth revelers in the bar.  Back from wherever and as is the norm for MOGSouth . . . tales were told.  All good stuff.

We made the trek to the Holiday Party via car this time.  Athens is almost impossible to get to by air. Certainly for us coming up from Florida.  We normally fly but we just couldn’t make that work this time.  Too many things to fight.  Took too long, cost too much, too much hassle, required the big airport (not one of the smaller regional airports), etc.   Ian and Barbara Shelmerdine traveled with us, and they concurred.

We chose to come up from Florida through Macon, GA and visit the US Air Force’s Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins Air Force Base.   I had worked in Marietta, GA for years.  Marietta, GA is just north of Atlanta and is where Lockheed Martin builds the C-130 Hercules cargo airplane.  Warner Robins Air Force Base is where the US Air Force’s C-130 Hercules headquarters is located.  So my job necessitated quite a few business trips to Warner Robins Air Force Base, but I never stopped however to visit the museum.  Too busy, no time . . . you know the drill.   So now that I am retired and live out of state, I decide to go.  I guess I’m a bit slow.  Well, at least that’s what Andrea says.

It was great!  Lots of wonderful planes and well thought out vignettes.  We certainly didn’t have enough time to see it all. They had several buildings with hundreds of displays. I only worry about the planes displayed outside.

The weather must take its toll?  Regardless, I will have to come back.   What we did see was quite impressive from the very large and very well known to the smaller and lesser known aircraft.  A building was dedicated to World War II and another for Viet Nam, while other displays highlighted more modern aircraft.  A recommended stop should you venture nearby.

The MOGSouth Holiday party was held at the Graduate hotel, a property that we had visited years ago. It has changed names since.   The Holiday Party was nicely done and a big thanks go to Stacey Schepens who was our lovely host.  She had the traditional hospitality suite set up and it was a happening place Friday and Saturday evening, and again after the Saturday formalities.  The hospitality suite seems to be a MOGSouth necessity, a signature of our events.  It is different things to different people, and has changed over time, but it remains the ‘go to’ spot at a MOGSouth event.

Most notable this year was the football game on the big TV.   The conference championship game between Georgian and Auburn.   And, for those of you that haven’t heard, Georgia won.

The evening’s festivities were held in private banquet room at the hotel and everything was well organized and the meal was lovely.  They even had options for those with dietary restrictions.  It turned out that the only Georgia graduates in our group were Jim and Colette Clark.   And, Jim had the headphones on during the dinner to make sure we didn’t miss a significant moment.

A few minutes of remarks and then the Mother Courage Award ceremony.   This year was a bit of a challenge for MOGSouth.  Lots of Good Times and some not so Good.

The Good Times . . .

  • In March we had the MOGSouth Noggin at Cars in Coffee in Amelia and it was a huge success with nearly 50 attendees at the Friday Night MOGSouth Noggin and then there was the actual Cars and Coffee event on the golf course on Saturday.
  • In April we had a great Spring Meet in Greenville SC (Thanks to the Buckleys and Leos.)
  • In May we held the first ever US based Morgan Three Wheeler Convention in May in Augusta and; although it was not really a MOGSouth event, it felt like one with all the MOGSouth participation.
  • And, in September, a wonderful Fall Meet in Clayton GA (Thanks to Richard and Janet Ihns.)

The Not So Good Times . . .  It seems time caught up with us this year and that in itself has been a challenge.

  • We lost a few amazing members with Norris Haynes and Graeme Addie. They were more than just members, they were friends and they were family.  Jenny Addie attended the Holiday Party and it was wonderful to see her.  And, of course the dogs were in the van.
  • Some other MOGSouth members are dealing with life changing events and couldn’t be with us, but they too are family and always welcome.

As is the norm for the MOGSouth Holiday Party, we presented the 2017 Mother Courage Award.   The Mother Courage Award is our only perpetual award and is given in honor of Dan and Nancilee Kelly.   This year’s award went to the aforementioned Jim and Colette Clark.  Well deserved!!

After the official club business and other remarks it was back to the hospitality suite for more interaction and football games.  Now I think we had Clemson and Miami.  (Clemson won this one.)

Eventually, the masses scattered into the night.  Early departures were in the plan.  Everyone has lots to do this time of year.

Another wonderful MOGSouth Holiday party!!  Again, thanks to all who made this year a memorable one for MOGSouth.

Now let’s see what we can do with 2018!!

 

18 Nov

2017 MOGSouth Holiday Party (Last ? Update)

The Holiday Party is nearly here! (Saturday 2 December in Athens GA)

If you haven’t already sent your check to Stacey, you need to do so now.  She needs to finalize the head count.   It is $35 a person with a gluten free/vegetarian option for our Italian buffet.

Send checks payable to “MOGSouth Car Club” to Stacey Schepens  (Stacey Schepens, 2224 Street Deville NE, Atlanta, GA 30345).

The 2017 Mother Courage Award will also be presented during the Holiday Party.   Nominations are now closed and the voting committee is determining the 2017 winner.

If you need to anything, please ask.

Cheers,
Mark

10 Nov

2017 MOGSouth Holiday Party (November Update)

As has been previously communicated the designated  hotel for the 2017 MOGSouth Holiday Party, the Graduate, in Athens, GA is full and  there are no more rooms.

Never fear!  There are still lots of hotels in the Athens area.   Some suggestions below.

Here are hotels that are downtown:

Indigo, Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott. The Hampton Inn and Country Inn and Suites are farther out but a $5 Uber ride or super short drive.   A little further out are the Comfort Inn and Candlewood.  You can also try Georgia Gameday which is downtown condos.

And while you’re at it please don’t forget to send in your Holiday dinner money.  It is $35 a person with a gluten free/vegetarian option for our Italian buffet.   Send checks payable to “MOGSouth Car Club” to Stacey Schepens  (Stacey Schepens, 2224 Street Deville NE, Atlanta, GA 30345).   We need to know who’s coming to ensure we have the right headcount for the dinner.   We certainly don’t want anyone to go hungry!!

There will be an open bar and bartender, dedicated just to us,  in a lovely courtyard off the dining room.

The MOGSouth Holiday Party is one of the club’s highlights each year and you don’t want to miss it!!

As is the norm, the club will also present the 2017 Mother Courage Award during the Holiday Party.   If you haven’t already done so, get your 2017 Mother Courage Award nominees to Mark Braunstein, via email (series1@cfl.rr.com).  The last three recipients of the award will select this years recipient from the list of nominees submitted.

If there are questions, please ask.

Cheers,
Mark