Things You’ll Want to Know Before Coming to Peachtreat 44

This page exists as our Mommy Letter, the final instructions preparing you for this year’s Peachtreat Gathering. As time passes, and the page evolves, there will be more and more instructions.

Primary Information:

Peachtreat 44: Double Trouble!

Friday 20 September 2019 through Sunday 22 September 2019

Committee:

Programming: Dave Markus & Joy Glucksman

Hospitality: Linda Schreiber

Paper Games: Freya Harris

Beverages: Mary & Steve Wolfe

Chocolate: Jan Frederickson

Registrar: Jolie Elder

Advisor: Lynne Masters-Lee

Location:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Duluth/Gwinnett Mall

3530 Venture Pkwy NW

Duluth GA 30096

phone number 770-623-9699 .

Rooms are $92 per night plus taxes and fees. (Plan for $105 per night.)

Our room block closes on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Registration should begin around 4:00 pm Friday, September 20, with the RG scheduled to end around noon on Sunday, September 22.

Driving Directions:

From Atlanta (and points and south):

Take northbound I-85 to exit 104 Pleasant Hill.

On the approach, keep to the next-to-the-right lane

as you pass exit 103 Beaver Ruin.

On the exit ramp, keep to the left lanes.

Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Pleasant Hill Road.

Get in the right lane with a quarter mile..

Turn right onto Venture Expressway,.

Go past Market Street on the left.

Turn right into the second driveway.

Turn left and follow the road around to the hotel entrance on the right.

From South Carolina (and points north and east):

Take southbound I-85 to exit 104 Pleasant Hill.

Notice this is a very long exit ramp.

On the exit ramp, keep to the right lane.

Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Drive

Turn right onto Venture Expressway.

Go past Market Street on the left.

Turn right into the second driveway.

Turn left and follow the road around to the hotel entrance on the right.

What to Wear

Whatever is comfortable for you, and neither shocks others nor defies common laws of decency. We have nothing planned that requires special attire to fit in, so be yourself, or whoever you want to be. We recommend bathing and exercise attire for the pool and gym, respectively, but if you want to wear your street clothes, well, that’s your decision.

There will be Food

Registration includes meals Friday evening, Saturday lunch, and Saturday evening as well as chocolate Friday evening and ice cream Saturday evening. There is a free breakfast for hotel guests. At least some meals will be carry out/delivery food. The plan is to place food on the buffet, have everyone eat, and then clear the buffet. If you like leftovers, please bring containers! (We will have a few different types available, so don’t worry if you left yours on the table when you left home.) There are small refrigerators in all guest rooms.

Games and Puzzles

Mensans like to play. This year room ___ will be our game room available all weekend.

Charitable items

Eyeglasses, hearing aids and cellphones

Our group currently collects these items to give to the Lions Club for their distribution. If anyone needs to clear out unused glasses, frames, sunglasses, cases, hearing aids, cellphones or accessories that are no longer being used, we will have a collection box for these.

Unopened Toiletries

We will have a box to collect unopened toiletries for veterans. If you aren’t using the toiletries in your hotel room, please donate them. If you’ve collected a stash over the years and multiple RGs (or other travels) and don’t know what to do with them, here’s your chance to make more room at home.

Non-perishable food

We will be collecting nutritious non-perishable food items for the local food bank. If you have non-expired food such as pasta or canned goods, this is an opportunity to free up space in the cupboard.

Mensa Admission Test

If a member of your party is interested in testing, we will have proctors and materials on hand to administer a test. Anyone taking the test may participate for the weekend at no additional charge. Contact us at PeachtreatRG@gmail.com to schedule the test session.

Packing list:

☐ Chocolate to donate to chocolate orgy

☐ Snacks to donate to the snack table

☐ Games to play

☐ Jigsaw puzzles to do

☐ Pens or pencils for paper games

☐ Pajamas for not-quite-midnight movie

☐ Swimwear for pool and/or athletic wear for gym

☐ Containers for leftover food

☐ No spill mug or bottle for water

☐ Badge holder, if you have a one from another Gathering

☐ Reading glasses

☐ Eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones to donate for Georgia Lions Lighthouse Recycling Center

☐ Unopened toiletries (travel or regular size) to donate for Atlanta VA Homeless Vets Project

☐ Non-perishable, nutritious food items to donate for Atlanta Community Food Bank; most needed list is here: link.