Naval Order Congress - 2017
18-21 October 2017
The 2017 Naval Order Congress is planned for the beautiful city of Jacksonville Florida; a city bisected by the magnificent St John's River and bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the East.
Jacksonville is home to Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville (Original Home of the Blue Angels), Marine Corps Logistics Base Blount Island, and just to the north is Naval Submarine Base, King's Bay Georgia. I-95 passes through the heart of the city and it is the end point for Interstate 10 which began in Los Angeles.
Arrive early and take advantage of what Florida has to offer. Take a day trip to the Magic Kingdom (4hrs away in Orlando); the Oldest City: St Augustine (1 hr down beautiful A1A); Kingsley Plantation (20 min from the hotel); Jacksonville's Beaches (20 min from the hotel); World Golf Village and the PGA Hall of Fame (25 minutes south of Jax); Daytona International Speedway (90 min South of Jax); Theatre (walking or water taxi distance from the Hotel); and so much more! How about a Deep Sea or River fishing experience? Captain Steve at FishHunter.net knows the best spots and can get you there on a half day charter out of Mayport.
Much more information to follow on the CONGRESS which will be posted soon.....check back with us!
Reservations: The CONGRESS Hotel will be the 'Doubletree Riverwalk' in Downtown Jacksonville and is open for Reservations. Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Worldwide Reservations for $129/night at 800.222.TREE (8733) ask for “Naval Order of the US Congress 2017”
or do it on-line at the "CONGRESS link" . Use the Reservation Group Code: NOU
Please submit ideas and desires to email@example.com
Coming to Jax Early or staying late? Take a look at the opportunities to enjoy the area:
Visit Jacksonville: Explore our site before you explore our city
After your meetings:
Make Your Way Though Jax:
NOUS 2017 Congress: Jacksonville
´Tues 17 Oct
Local Excursions (own cognizance)
1900-2200 Pre-event –Wine Tasting / Painting with a Twist (Tentative)
´Wed 18 Oct
0800-1700 Registration Open
Trip to St Augustine (TBD)
Executive Committee Meetings
1715-2200 Dinner at the Alhambra Dinner Theater for the production of "The Addams Family"
- The Alhamabra will be donating a portion of the gate to the USS Charles F Adams (DDG-2) Museum.....
´Thurs 19 Oct
General Council / other Committee Meetings
1300-1400 Opening Ceremonies
Welcome by the Mayor of Jacksonville (Tentative)
1800-2100 CG Reception at Hotel Pool Deck
´Fri 20 Oct
0800-1600 General Session /
1130-1330 DSSA-SE / LCDR Lee Douglas Award Luncheon (Ruth's Chris Steakhouse)
Re-Dedication of the Liberty Hound Statue' at Jacksonville Navy Memorial
1900-2200 Jacksonville Symphony (Couriered by Water Taxi) (Tentative)
´Sat 21 Oct
0800-1430 General Session / Speaker Presentations
1130-1330ADM George Dewey Luncheon (Ruth's Chris Steakhouse)
1730-2200 DSSA Formal Cocktail Reception / Banquet (Doubletree Ballroom)
Tours and Specific Speaker information will be added as details are firmed up. Send ideas and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org .