AMERICAN CLAN GREGOR SOCIETY
September 28 – September 29, 2018
The Host Hotel
The host hotel is the Embassy Suites Buckhead. Each “room” consists of 2 rooms, a king bedroom and a fully equipped living/kitchenette containing microwave, small refrigerator and coffee making equipment. There are a limited number of double suites available also. A fully cooked to order breakfast is included in your room cost. Breakfast is served from 6:00 am to 9:00 am Thursday and Friday and 7:30 am to 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday. An added bonus is inclusion (at no cost) of the manager’s reception each evening between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
The rooms, king and double, cost $145 per night (plus taxes) and include breakfast. Self parking is available at $20 per day with in/out access. Valet parking is also available.
Reservations for rooms must be made by September 6. Click on the Book Online button to be taken directly to the American Clan Gregor Society Hilton Honors website to make your hotel reservation.
Room availability after September 6th is regular hotel rate. A deposit is required on reserving the room which is fully refundable up to 21 days prior to the Gathering (that is September 6th). The Embassy Suites is situated at 3285 Peachtree St, the iconic street in Atlanta. It is a 10 minute walk to Lenox Plaza and a 15 minute walk to Phipps Plaza. There are about 30 quality restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Not to mention that the in-house catering and restaurant is Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with reasonable prices.
Friday, September 28
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Council meeting
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Manager’s reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Chieftain’s Reception/Ceili
(No, this is not a misspelling. It is a “mini-Gathering” and a “mini-Ceilidh”)
Saturday, September 29
7:00 am – 10:00 am, Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am, Flowers of the Forest Memorial Service
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Annual General Meeting
11:30 am – 12:00 pm, ADC meeting
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Luncheon
Guest speaker: Michael Newton, Ph.D.
Our Guest Speaker is Michael Newton, Ph.D., noted Gaelic Scholar who was awarded a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 and was an Assistant Professor in the Celtic Studies Department of St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia 2008-2013. He has written several books and numerous articles about Gaelic culture and history and is the leading authority on Scottish Gaelic heritage in North America. His books will be available for purchase at the Gathering. He will present a Multi-Media Presentation titled
“Minstrels, Ministers, and Refugees:
A Short History of Clann Ghriogair Contributions to the Native Musical and Literary Traditions of the Scottish Highlands”