Are you ready to get back to normal? We are!
As we all begin looking ahead to the summer, AGC Georgia is excited to offer an Annual Convention. We're working hard to find the most practical ways to bring our membership together. It's important to us to produce an event that will result in an enjoyable experience for those who attend. We want to be transparent on what we hope to offer and what we are unable to control. After reviewing this information, we hope you, your family and your co-workers will consider joining us for a great line-up of activities in Ponte Vedra.
We are encouraged to see vaccines becoming more readily available and declining COVID cases, but we understand the pandemic isn't over. While the resort has protocols they are adhering to and we will benefit from those guidelines, we want to share some of our plans for the Annual Convention and help you make an informed decision on whether you want to participate. Perhaps the biggest question most of you will have - AGC Georgia will not require participants to wear masks. By mid-June, all adults in Georgia will have the opportunity to be vaccinated. We will respect everyone's choice on whether they care to wear a mask or not.
We are exploring options of hosting several gatherings outside. However, it's important to remember coastal weather is unpredictable and some of those best made plans may not come to fruition. We are also working to find ways for those who prefer to not have several of our breakfasts with the larger group, to enjoy a meal in various locations on property before we start morning programs. We are also looking at ways to minimize passing of awards between presenters and honorees during ceremonies. The list goes on and on and should you have specific questions, please reach out to our team. We share this sampling of ideas we are exploring to help you get a better idea of what to expect.
If we miss you this time because you aren't quite ready for large events, we understand and respect your decision. It just means it'll be that much sweeter when we see you down the road at another one of our events when you are ready to join in!
Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch
As portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth in the major motion picture, 12 Strong, Mark Nutsch (aka Mitch Nelson in the film) shares lessons learned in the now-declassified saga of a U.S. Special Forces team that overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to help achieve a historic military victory. The film is based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.
Mark Nutsch shares the true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history, a victory that changed the course of our country and the world.
In October 2001, Nutsch led a heroic 12-man team of U.S. Special Forces on a covert mission to Afghanistan, where they would ride to war on horses to fight the enemy—side by side with their Muslim counterparts—capture the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif within a matter of weeks, and successfully overthrow the Taliban. Now a consultant to Special Operations Command, he earned a Bronze Star with valor for his bravery.
On stage, Nutsch enthralls audiences with an edge-of-your-seat, behind-the-scenes account of how this almost unbelievable event played out and impacted the world. He also shares perspectives on preparing his team of “guerrilla diplomats” for ever-evolving on-the-ground circumstances, and how resourcefulness, inventiveness, and commitment, along with adaptability, a diverse team, and a capacity to persevere enabled them to successfully accomplish their mission.
Business registrants are allowed to attend this event during Tuesday morning's Awards Program. Registration is required for this event and will be adhered to.
After Party presented by
Immediately after adjourning from our closing dinner on Tuesday evening, all guests are invited to The After Party, featuring Band of Gold.
Band of Gold, from Lawrenceville, GA, is performs all of your favorites from the 1940's to today. Since 1999, the group has entertained audiences in the Southeast with their wide variety of music. They recently earned an award for The Best Live Band In Georgia.
Their action packed shows are designed to pack dance floors with perfect song choices from their extensive catalog of music and their fun personalities. The group's incredible musicians and state of the art sound and lighting system will impress.