HOSPITALITY (Sponsorship Available)
Welcome to Corpus Christi and the 2016 GCAGS Convention! All guests and spouses are invited to take part in the events that are included in your registration fee. In addition, two activities are available at extra cost that will give you the opportunity to learn more about the culture and local Corpus Christi area. The Guest Fee includes the Opening Session, Icebreaker, Exhibition Hall, all coffee breaks, and Happy Hour on Monday. Please note that professionals may not register as guests.
Join us in the Hospitality Suite at the Omni Hotel, Presidential Suite, from Sunday, September 18, through Tuesday, September 20. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be available daily. Our hostesses will be on hand to answer any questions about local restaurants and shopping.
|Hospitality Suite Hours – Presidential Suite, Room 1754, Omni Hotel
Sunday, Sept. 18
Monday, Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 20
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
8:00 am–10:00 am and 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
8:00 am–10:00 am and 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Guest Activity: Fulton Mansion Tour, Lunch and Shopping in Rockport-Fulton, Texas
Leader: Darlene Murry
9:30 am–3:30 pm • Monday, September 19 • Depart/return to Omni Hotel
$60 per person includes bus and tour entry. You cover lunch.
Maximum 14 participants, Minimum 9 participants
We will take a short bus drive up the coast to Rockport-Fulton for a private tour of the Fulton Mansion. Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, the Fulton Mansion must have appeared incredible in 1877, as it does today, with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting, flush-toilets, and other refinements were progressive and luxurious elements for this part of Texas. On a private tour just for GCAGS guests, you will get a glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s. You will journey through the restored home, learn about George Fulton’s engineering skills, and take a walk through Harriet Fulton’s gardens. After the tour, we will have lunch and spend time shopping the Art Galleries, Boutiques, and Antique Shops of delightful downtown Rockport. Rockport-Fulton is the 5th Best Small Coastal Town in America; 6th Top Destination in Texas; 7th Coolest Small Town in America; and one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.
Guest Activity: SEGWAY Tour of the Corpus Christi Bayfront
Leader: Darlene Murry
9:30 am–1:45 • Tuesday, September 20
$55 per person paid to SegCity Tours. You cover lunch.
Maximum 9 participants
There’s so much more to see than the sea in Corpus Christi. Do you know just how far Jupiter is from the Sun? What did Columbus’ ship look like? Have you seen our historic district? Easy, fun and utterly entertaining you’ll be talking about SegCity’s Award Winning city tour for years to come.
“I can’t ride a Segway!” If you can stand up unaided you can most likely ride a Segway. Remember that you don’t have to balance a Segway, it balances you backwards and forward so you’re in excellent hands. A Segway is reading your balance about 100 times every second and is working hard to keep you safe all the time. The SegCity Tour Guides are fully equipped to give you the best training experience to help you feel confident to operate a Segway before you go on a tour.