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American Camellia Society - 2009 Annual Meeting - March 19-21, 2009

San Francisco, California – March 19 – 21, 2009

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, California

(650) 570-5700

Make reservations directly with Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City, CA (650) 570-5700. Ask for “ACS rate” of $109/night.  (All rates plus tax).

Complimentary Shuttle available from San Francisco International Airport to Crown Plaza Hotel.


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Day Rates - Primarily for Local Attendees
Except for Saturday the below cost entitles you to every event for the day.
On Saturday you can sign-up for the package or the banquet only.

DATECOST
Wednesday, March 18  $10
Thursday, March 20$120
Friday, Mrach 21$215
Saturday, March 22$200
 Sat. Banquet Only$85


SCHEDULE

              WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Registration - Hotel Lobby
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.Hospitality Suite - Crowne Plaza Hotel  

              THURSDAY, MARCH 19

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast - Hotel
8:00 -  9:45 a.m..State Directors Meeting - Hotel Crowne Room Working Breakfast
10:00 a.m.Leave from Crowne Plaza Hotel
to Ehrhart's Garden - Must provide own transportation - Carpool
11:00 a.m.Arrive at Ehrhart Residence
11:00 - Noon Cocktails on the Terrace &
Tour of the Ehrhart Garden
NoonWine and Lunch at the
Ehrhart Garden
2:00 p.m.Leave Ehrhart Residence
3:00 p.m.Arrive at Crown Plaza Hotel
3:00 - 6:00Registration - Hotel Lobby
 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  General Membership meeting - Hotel Crowne Room - "How Can We Make the ACS Better"
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.President's Reception - Hors d'oeuvers - Marco Polo Room
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.Hospitality Suite - Crowne Plaza Hotel

              FRIDAY, MARCH 20

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.General Membership Breakfast & Meeting - Bayview Room - Juice, Danish, Croissants, Fresh Fruit, Coffee & assorted Teas
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.Website Demonstration - How to get the Most from the ACS Website
Richard Buggeln -  Bayview Room
10:00 - 11:45 a.m.Hybridizing Educational Session - John Wang & Brad King - Bayview Room
10:00 1 1:45 a.m.Committee Meetings - Crowne Room
Noon - 1:00 p.m.Lunch - Bayview Room
Noon - 2:00 p.m.Trust Board Meeting - Crowne Room - Working Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Board of Director's Meeting -
Bayvioew Room
5:00 - 6;30 p.m.Hospitality Suite - Crowne Plaza Hotel
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.Dinner - Il Ristorantr Buffet - Marco Polo Room

              SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Prior to 7;00 a.m.Breakfast on Your Own
7:00 a.m.Bus Leaves Crowne Plaza Hotel for Modesto National Show
8:30 a.m.Bus Arrives at Gallo Winery
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Bloom Enrty for Modesto National Show - Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 a.m - NoonModesto Camellia Society National
Show - see Show Schelude
Noon - 1 :45 p.m.Lunch at Gallo Winery
see Menu
Garden Tour after Lunch
2:00 p.m.Wine Tasting - Underground Wine Room
NO ADMITTANCE AFTER 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.mBus Transportation back to
Crowne Plaza Hotel
 5:30 p.m.Bus Arrives at Crown Plaza Hotel
6:30 -7:30 p.m.Reception - Marco Polo Room
7:30 p.m.Banquet at Marco Polo Room - Grilled Chicken & Beef Tenderloin
Until 9:30 p.m.Hospitality Suite - Crowne Plaza Hotel

              SUNDAY, MARCH 22 - All Events are on your own

7:00 - 8:30Breakfast on Your Own
9:00 a.m.See Margie O'Malley's Camellias at
Strybing Arboretum - Free Admission
Noon - 1:00Lunch at Arboretum
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Optional Tour of Beautiful
Fioli Gardens - Woodside

Bob Ehrhart's Camellia Garden
A rare opportunity to see one of America's premier private gardens.
Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery
The National Show will be held at Gallo Winery on Saturday, March 21, 2009. There will be a wine tasting, luncheon and a tour of the camellia gardens at Gallo.
San Francisco Botanical Gardens - Camellia Gardens
You will have the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the American Camellia Trail gardens. Recently the Marge O’Malley’s camellia collection has been added to the already extensive camellia collection at the Botanical Garden. See the attached article form the June-August 2006 Camellia Journal.
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show - March 18-22, 2009
Another Event that you might want to attend while you are in town
Bouquets to Art
de Young Museum, San Francisco in Golden Gate Park right next to the Japanese Tea Garden, across from the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum and across from the newly reopened Academy of Sciences
San Francisco Area Events
San Francisco Landscaping and Garden Show in San Mateo, CA