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June 6th to 9th, 2019


Hello American Friends of Lafayette.   It's that time again!!!

President Alan Hoffman has organized a wonderful annual meeting for everyone this year in Savannah, Georgia.

Our host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn (80 Clyde E. Martin Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31408).

Alan has negotiated an amazing rate of $139 per night (+ taxes & fees). 

This rate expires on May 7th. 

Our hope is that you will stay at least Thursday (6/6), Friday (6/7) and Saturday (6/8) nights.  There should be a small number of rooms available at the same rate, several days before and/or after if you would like to extend your time in Savannah. 

You may reserve your rooms by either calling 912-964-5550 or by using this link:

Please make sure that you mention that you are with the American Friends of Lafayette ("group code": AFLA).

Please book your hotel soon.

Our itinerary looks like this:

Thursday, June 6th

  • 7:00pm: Welcome Reception at the Hotel

Friday, June 7th

  • 7:00am to 8:30am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • 8:45am: Bus from Hotel to Historic Savannah
  • 9:30am: Private tour of the Owens-Thomas House (Lafayette's Savannah Headquarters - see photo below)
  • Noon: Luncheon at B. Matthews Restaurant
  • 1:00pm: Bus tour of Historic Savannah (emphasis on Lafayette sites)
  • 2:30pm: "Hop on - Hop off" bus tour of other sites for example Telfair Museums and Juliette Gordon Low House (founder of Girl Scouts).
  • 4:45pm: Bus back to Hotel
  • 6:00pm: Cocktail reception
  • 7:00pm: Annual Banquet - Keynote Speaker President Emeritus, Professor Robert Crout

Saturday, June 8th

  • 7:00am to 7:59am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • 8:00am: Bus from Hotel to Edisto Island (where Lafayette's steamboat stopped in 1825).
  • 10:00am: Tour of Edisto Island Museum
  • Noon: Lunch at the historic  Edisto Island New First Missionary Baptist Church
  • 1:15pm: Tour of the Seabrook Plantation House (where Lafayette was hosted in 1825).
  • 2:30pm: Visit to Edisto Island Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery (Tomb of Carolina Lafayette Seabrook)
  • 3:45pm: Bus to Hotel
  • 6:30pm: Buffet Dinner at the Hotel - Surprise Speaker !!!

Sunday, June 9

  • 7:00am to 8:59am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • 9:00am: Annual Business Meeting

The cost for the above itinerary is $225 and includes seven meals, all entrance fees and two days of bus transportation.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you would prefer to spend Saturday touring Savannah on your own, you may deduct $60 from your per-person registration fee.  There is reasonable transportation from our airport hotel to downtown Savannah, including a free shuttle van which leaves our hotel around 9:15am and returns around 4:45pm, (in time to join us for dinner).



ANNUAL MEETING  - JUNE 6 - 9, 2019

REGISTRATION FORM: Deadline is Tuesday, May 7th, 2019


Street Address:______________________________________________

City:_____________________________State: _____________ Zip: ___________

Phone #: __________________   Email Address:____________________

Number of attendees: _____  X $225 per attendee = $______ total check amount.

Please make check payable to The American Friends of Lafayette

Please mail your check & this form to:

Chuck Schwam, 302 Hart Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Credit cards are not accepted for registration


I will be sending out meal choice options in a separate email at a later date, but for now, please indicate your food restrictions here:


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact....

Chuck Schwam...via phone at 240-676-5010 or email at

Thank you and vive Lafayette !!!

Chuck Schwam



(+1) 240.676.5010

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