Events & Activities

(Tentative until we finalize it.)

(More information about speakers on Presenters page)

Friday, 20 September 2019

16:00 Registration opens

Game room (###)

Snacks room ####

Drinks in rooms (### & ###)

Charitable efforts begin: old glasses, cellphones, hearing aids and unopened toiletries in room ####

16:30 Assemble in Lobby for Wine Tasting.

Contact Dave Markus if interested in going so he can inform the Vendor on the number of people going

17:00 Puzzles & Punch

Enjoy Peachtreat punch. Settle in with ice breaker games and paper games in the goodie bags.

17:00 - 19:00 Wine Tasting with sommelier at vom FASS & Viola’s, $5 per person

This is an informal drop-in event about 10-15 minutes from the hotel in downtown Duluth. Gathering will reimburse receipts for Uber or Lyft.

19:00  Dinner (2 hours)

Probably sandwiches trays from Publix. Also maybe some crock pots with soup.

20:00  Team Trivia

21:00  Bridge immediately following trivia - novice and experienced friendly gaming

21:30  Chocolate Orgy

Saturday, 21 September 2019

07:00 Breakfast

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests until 10:00.

09:00         Double Trouble or Double Delight

Raising twins rather than a single child is more complicated than just doing everything twice. If you didn’t believe that before, you’ll believe it after this presentation.

Business between Strangers: The history of money and the future of blockchain.

The evolution of money has allowed us to go from family/tribal cooperation to a global economy. By doing for record keeping what money does for commerce, blockchain technology will transform business and other forms of cooperation.

10:00  Bar-b-two (Que) Nation

Barbecue is more than just grilling; learn about how sauces and rubs make this something special and unique.

        Double Helix: Genealogy and DNA (two 1 hour sessions)

Family history is fascinating and important.  You cannot see the future clearly unless you understand your past.  Who you are is a decision you must make for yourself, but your ancestors have a lot to do with who you are, and knowing who they are and understanding their world can help you understand yourself and your world better.

11:00  Living a Double Life

Life as a double agent for the Soviet Union and then the U.S.

12:00  Lunch

13:00  Local News: What’s Going On

Get the scoop from one of our honored local journalists


14:00  Root Causes of Conflict and Crime

A key theory in criminology is the Theory of Social Control. The theory suggests that grievances at the heart of a dispute must be confronted and addressed, because they will not merely go away. How do we identify grievances, particularly those rooted deep into history and not immediately evident in a contemporary events. Examples will include Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Iran's seizure of the US Embassy, and the 911 attack.

Provocative Propaganda

15:00  Non-Pretentious Red Wine Tasting

In this presentation participants will be able to taste the red wines and will observe non-cutting edge technology that will enhance their experience.

The DaVinci Mind

16:00  Origins of Rock & Roll (2 hours)

The presentation, a humorous and informative look at the music that is all about the dance floor and the boudoir will look at the people and music behind what we know as Rock and Roll from the beginning of the 20th century up through the 1960’s.

Jigsaw puzzle contest

Teams compete to complete the same puzzle, correctly, in the fastest time  

18:00  Dinner

21:00  Saturday Sundaes

23:59  Paper games due

Sunday, 22 September 2019

07:00 Breakfast

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests until 10:00.

10:00 Meet the RVC

11:00 Toast to friends at EG (Eternal Gathering)

Enjoy non-alcoholic mimosas (orange juice + sparkling cider) as we remember friends who made our group better. Followed by announcements including winners and upcoming gatherings.

13:20 Braves-Giants Baseball Game

Some members will be attending the game and will be seated at Section 323, Row 9. If interested, go to to pick up your ticket(s) and parking pass and coordinate with Dave Markus at for additional details.