Annual Convention Events social and networking events abound for all attendees

Golf, Spouse/Guest & Optional Tours

Enrich your convention experience with these outstanding options

Thursday, October 21 @ 11:30 AM

CCI Chemical Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Tournament

A 12:00 pm shot-gun start will kick-off this year’s tournament at the Oconee Course. Designed by Rees Jones, the Oconee Course challenges golfers with distracting views and tempts them to shorten holes by taking more direct routes over watery inlets. The par-72 layout has captured the attention of the golf industry due to its stimulating, challenging and playable layout, rating in the top 100 "You Can Play" courses by GOLF Magazine and the "Best Resort Course" by Golfweek.

Box lunches will be available at the course, which is within walking distance of the resort. Please note that if you’re planning to exhibit at Tabletop, you’ll be back from the tournament in plenty of time for the event.

Green Fees:$275 Per Person (includes lunch)
Club Rental:$100 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Friday, October 22 @ 2:00 PM

Game Day At the Sporting Center

Friday Afternoon Tournament

Join us for a private and exclusive experience on the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds. Mingle and form new connections while enjoying some casual competition on this perfect scenic location. Woven into 100 acres of beautiful countryside, these pristine grounds feature an unmatched multifaceted selection of shooting challenges and sporting endeavors! Shuttles with refreshments will transport you to the off-property Sporting Center while you will compete in the activities of your choice! Choose up to two activities in which to complete, including, Clays, Riflery, Archery and Fishing. When you wrap up one activity, golf carts will be available to transport you to the next activity. Between activities, take a break at the Sandy Creek Barn, a magnificent 6,750-square-foot, completely restored wood-beam barn, whose picturesque, rustic motif will have you snapping photo after photo.

Fees:$200 Per Person
Limited to 40 registered participants. No refunds after September 18, 2021. Guests are welcome to bring their own shotgun for use in the Clays activity – please notify Guest Services upon check-in to make arrangements.

Wednesday, October 20 @ 9:00 AM

Madison Tour & Shop

Spouse/Guest Event

Join us on a tour of the sprawling plantations and Antebellum architecture unique to Madison, Georgia. We'll stop in a local shopping district to get our fill of Madison's finest antiques, art, jewelry and much more!

Fees:$125 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Thursday, October 21 @ 9:00 AM

Floral Workshop

Spouse/Guest Event

The Ritz-Carlton's own master florist will teach you flower arranging techniques and offer step-by-step demonstrations on how to create your own floral arrangement. During this hands-on class, you'll be given your own fresh flowers and container with which to work. Embrace your creative talents and be sure to show off your creation with the rest of the Convention attendees!

Fees:$125 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Thursday, October 21 @ 1:00 PM

Guided Kayak Tour

This beginner’s kayak tour navigates the beautiful waters of Lake Oconee in search of relaxation while focusing on kayaking basics. Roomy, 2-person (tandem) recreational kayaks will provide you with plenty of leg room and stability.

Fees:$75 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Thursday, October 21 @ 1:00 PM

Hike at Rock Hawk

Join our experienced trail staff on a relaxing, 30-minute pontoon boat ride over to Rock Hawk Park. Guests will begin the hike with an easy 3/4 mile warm up on McLean’s Loop, which leads to the Orange Trail. The Orange Trail is a 3.6-mile, multi-use trail that loops around to The Rock Hawk Effigy Viewing Tower and interpretive centers. Prefer a more relaxing adventure? We'll guide you to to the Red Trail, a one-mile path that loops around the southwest corner of Rock Hawk Park.

Fees:$235 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Thursday, October 21 @ 1:00 PM

Tritoon Scavenger Hunt

This perfect mix of competition and relaxation allows teams of up to 8 to participate in fun. Enjoy refreshments and the lake breeze as your team solves a series of puzzles taking your team across Lake Oconee from one destination to the next. The first team to reach all destinations, wins! Onboard, each team will have an Activity Leader, who will provide clues, keep time and verify each location has been found.

Fees:$235 Per Person
No refunds after September 18, 2021.

Annual Convention Special Events

the following events are included in your registration fee

Tuesday @ 3:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Welcome Event

Join us for a lovely meet and greet where you'll have an opportunity to get to know fellow spouses.

Tuesday @ 6:00 PM

First Timer's Gathering

Convene with all first time attendees at our 30-minute welcome event to bring you into the fold and form new friendships.

Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Reunite with friends and colleagues as we officially kick-off NARA's 88th Annual Convention.

Wednesday - Friday @ 7:00 AM


Start your day off right with a delicious self-serve breakfast.

Wednesday @ 12:00 PM

Welcome Lunch

This lively and delicious luncheon is open to all attendees and will feature our guest speaker.

Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Chairman's Reception

Review the day's events as you convene with fellow attendees at this relaxing event.

Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Tabletop Exhibit & Reception

The perfect mix of business and pleasure. Visit suppliers' booths to learn about the latest advancements in the industry as you enjoy outstanding food and cocktails.

Friday @ 6:00 PM

Closing Festivities

Enjoy a barbecue buffet, drinks, dancing and fireworks as we wrap up the week.