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Save the Date for our 88th national convention!

June 20-23, 2018

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

 

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Ponte Vedra Beach is located off the east coast of Florida, approximately 35 miles away from the Jacksonville International Airport and Saint Augustine, America’s oldest city. In addition to a newly-renovated meeting and guest room area, the Sawgrass Marriott is also home to the award-winning TPC Sawgrass golf course, home to The Players Championship each May. With a variety of activities, including business meetings and the election of the 2018-2020 National Council, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with sisters, relax in the sun, or explore Northeast Florida’s beaches and sights.

 

  
  • Orientation Video: As you prepare for our exciting time together, check out this video for a few reminders and helpful tips.

  • What to wear: Florida in June will be hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid to high 80's during the day and slightly cooler temperatures in the evening. Make sure to bring a light jacket or sweater, as the meeting rooms tend to be cool. Don't forget to also pack your sneakers so you can start your day off with a morning walk or run around the resort property! 

 

  • Alumnae and Collegiate Achievement Banquet Seating: It’s time to reserve your seat for the Achievement Banquet! Group reservations can be made for up to 10 people. If you would like to sit with multiple people, please designate one person to make the reservation. That individual should have the following information ready for each individual in the group: first name, last name and email address.

    Please note, Eventbrite will automatically select the best available seat/s. If you wish to select a different seat/s, UNSELECT the preselected seat/s and reselect your seat/s of choice. Once the reservation has been made, Eventbrite will automatically send an email to each individual with their seating confirmation. Save the email to remember your table for the Achievement Banquet. It will not be necessary to show a ticket to enter the banquet. Please download the Achievement Banquet Seating FAQ document for additional information. If you have difficulty making your reservation, please email Marlee Jones at mjones@sigmakappa.org. You can also visit the convention hospitality desk on Friday, June 22 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. for in-person assistance. Click here to make your seating reservation. We are excited to share this special evening with you!
  • Headshot Sign UpNeed a new headshot? Sign up to have yours taken with our official convention photographer throughout the week! 
  • Yoga on the Beach: What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a morning yoga session on the beach? Don't forget to sign up to participate! All levels are welcome and all you'll need to pack is a beach towel.

  • Bylaws Amendments: The proposed Bylaws amendments, recording of the webinars and lists of frequently asked questions regarding the amendments can be found by clicking here and expanding the convention tab. If you have additional questions, please contact bylaws@sigmakappa.org.
 
Schedule and Program

Wednesday

  • Convention Registration
  • Shop Sigma Kappa
  • First-Timer’s Gathering
  • Opening Banquet

 

Thursday

  • Shop Sigma Kappa
  • Business Meeting Sessions
  • Volunteer Team Meetings
  • Educational Breakout Sessions
  • Sigma Kappa Foundation Banquet

 

Friday

  • Educational Breakout Sessions
  • Lifelong Luncheon
  • Confirmed Conventionite Banquet

 

Saturday

 

Can't-Miss Events

  • Confirmed Conventionite: One of the most memorable events of your Sigma Kappa lifelong experience. Celebrate the Sunshine State with your Florida-themed outfit. Tourist, mermaid or your favorite beach theme, it's up to you! Whether it's your first convention or your 21st, it's a cause for celebration.
  • First-Timers Gathering: Are you a first-time alumna attendee at convention? Then be sure to stop by the First-Timers Gathering for Alumnae!
  • CONNECT Event: Connect with alumnae on the Cascade Deck for cocktails and light appetizers before the Alumnae and Collegiate Achievement Banquet Saturday evening. This is a time to enjoy together, celebrate the bright future of Sigma Kappa, and receive a special gift from the national organization.

 

Free Time Activities

Throughout the convention schedule make the most of your free time blocks! There are a few options to consider participating in: 

  • Relax and visit with sisters poolside at the hotel.
  • Take the hotel shuttle to the Cabana Beach Club and dip your toes into the Atlantic Ocean or enjoy lunch with an ocean view.
  • Take the hotel shuttle to TPC Sawgrass and participate in a tour of the clubhouse with their storyteller docents to learn about great golf moments and view their wide array of PGA TOUR memorabilia. 
  • Participate in our service project, making lap blankets, on Friday afternoon. 

 

 
Ground Transportation

For those that have purchased ground transportation, you will be receiving a final email from Danielle Wieczorek, highlighting your specific shuttle assignment and pick up instructions at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

If you are not using the optional ground transportation service, there are other options for one way airport transport includes Uber (average cost range from $35-$46 for a standard Uber to $97-$130 for Uber Black), as well as rental cars (see the JAX airport website for a list of companies - link to rental car information is below. There is also an Enterprise rental car on site at the Sawgrass Marriott if you are needing to rent a car while at the resort; the link below will provide you with contact information should you wish to rent a car.

http://www.flyjacksonville.com/content2015.aspx?id=13

Finally, East Coast transportation is offering shared ride rates at $98 per single rider or $49 per rider for two or more people riding together one way. This option is for those guests needing shuttle transport that do not purchase our group shuttle as part of the registration process due to a different arrival or departure date than the group (traveling other than Wednesday, June 20, or Sunday, June 24).

For specific ground transportation questions, please contact Danielle Wieczorek at dwieczorek@sigmakappa.org.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our 88th national convention! For questions regarding convention, please contact Gina Farrar, meeting and events specialist, at gfarrar@sigmakappa.org, or at 317-381-5511.