2014 GDA Annual Meeting

Friday, July 18

(8-11AM) Surf Fishing for Children Ages 5-12
Enjoy a morning of Surf Fishing on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. Each participant will receive instruction, bait, and an 8’ rod and reel they may take home for future use. We need 15 participants for this event to take place, and our maximum is 15. Please Note: Due to the size and weight of the rod, children must be 5 years of age or older to participate.

Saturday, July 19

(6:30-7:30AM) 5K Beach Fun Run
Each ticketed racer will receive a GDA T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners, and the male and female runners who finish closest to a time guessed before the race. The GDA requires a minimum of 10 registrants for this event. There is a maximum of 30 participants. Thanks to Wells Fargo for supplying chilled bottled water for our runners.

(6:30-11:30AM) Offshore and Inshore Fishing Excursions
Do you hanker to fling a hook into the ocean blue or the Amelia Island backwaters? Reserve a spot on a GDA fishing boat. Once you have your ticket, drive to the Fernandina Harbor Marina by 6:30A Saturday and go fish. Offshore boats must have six persons per boat; inshore boats must have four persons per boat. The GDA can only reserve full boats and must reserve ALL boats by July 3.

(2-3:30PM) "Salt of the Earth" Custom Blending Bar Experience
This fun and interactive experience includes your very own “Salt-Barista” who will demonstrate how to custom create your own body products using the Salt of the Earth Blend-Bar. Participants will personally learn to mix scents to create their own fragrance and bottle two 6-ounce Salt of the Earth products of their choice. Enjoy a Herbasway Health & Beauty Drink and light Spa snacks during your visit. As a special treat, participants will also receive complimentary access to the Spa amenities the day of the activity (a $25 value). Plus, participants will also receive a $10 gift certificate toward a Spa or Salon service of their choice and 10% discount on any retail items in the Spa Boutique. We must have a minimum of 10 participants by June 27 for this event to take place.

12:30-5:30PM Golf Tournament
Tee off on the Ritz property at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, this Amelia Island course's breathtaking landscape is as beautiful as it is challenging. Meticulously maintained greens, strategically bunkered fairways, and the ever-shifting ocean breeze ensure a challenging but satisfying round. The tournament format is a Modified Shamble. A minimum of 32 players is required for a SHOTGUN START. Your fee includes green fees, cart, and range balls. Thanks to Wells Fargo for supplying chilled bottled water for our players.

(1-4PM) Tennis Tournament
Register for the round-robin format tournament that takes place on the Ritz property.  Three new clay courts use state-of-the-art Hydro-cool technology that keeps the courts play-ready. Thanks to Wells Fargo for supplying chilled bottled water for our players.