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American Clan Gregor Society 2014 Gathering Information:
The Gathering events will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac (www.stlouisfrontenachilton.com ) hotel. For individual reservation, call 1-314-993-1100 or 1-800-325-7800 and guest must reference AMERICAN CLAN GREGOR SOCIETY to receive the group rate of $102.00 or $117.00, plus tax. Reservation hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM. All reservations should be received by the hotel no later than Thursday October 16, 2014. You may also make reservations via the website. This hotel offers an airport shuttle free of charge, plus free parking. Their shuttles can also conduct you to local shops and restaurants free of charge within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. During off shuttle hours, if you arrive after 9PM and before 6AM, there is Chesterfield Taxi and Luxury Car Service. Contact them at 314-738-0100. Their service is less expensive than a regular taxi which is approximately $22.00 one way.
Registration forms for tours and meals will be mailed in August. You do not have to be a member of ACGS to attend. However, if you are not on our current mailing list, contact Keith Gregg (listed above) for those forms.
There will be a new agenda item to this year’s Gathering. An additional Council meeting will be conducted from 2PM through 5PM on Thursday. This is to allow more free time for Council members to socialize with friends and family during the Gathering. The Meet and Greet Chieftain’s Reception will follow early Thursday evening. We will be serving St. Louis heavy appetizers (local fare) to include several unique items such as gooey butter cakes, fried ravioli and mini hot dogs. All these appetizers are St. Louis originals. They are in celebration of the area’s history and the 1904 World’s fair.
Friday morning will be the Council meeting, followed by the bus tour for all attendees. Under consideration are a tour of the 1904 World’s Fair grounds and remaining attractions. The traditional stop at a church remembers ACGS members who have passed away recently, with wreath services at the Burns statue, and accompanied by our piper. There is a possible tour of the Cathedral Basilica with its stunning mosaics, plus a VIP tour of the Budweiser factory.
Friday evening is the ceilidh featuring a local band, which is the traditional one we have come to enjoy with music and dance on the dance floor. A cash bar will be available for refreshments.
Saturday morning the Annual General Membership meeting will be held, with all members expected to attend to learn of yearly reports, hold elections, and make changes to our Bylaws. A luncheon will follow in the hotel. After lunch, there is a Genealogy/Antiquities report, then a much looked forward to pipe band concert. The evening banquet will be preceded by a reception, when we traditionally mingle in our best highland formal attire with our friends and family, with many snapshots being taken and lasting memories being made. Haggis, here we come.