C. reticulata 'Miss Sally'
ACS National Convention & Camellia Show - 2012

March 21 - 25, 2012

Norfolk, Virginia


Norfolk Picture - 2012
Historic Downtown & Skyline - Norfolk


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

HOTEL LOCATION: Sleep Inn and Quality Suites at Lake Wright - 6280 Northampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA

PLEASE CALL: (800) 228-5157 or (757) 461-6251 to make your individual reservations.

GROUP NAME: American Camellia Society

CUT OFF DATE: Reservations received after Thursday, March 8, 2012 will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.

SLEEP INN: $79.00 + 13.5 % tax + $2.00 occupancy fee - with complimentary hot breakfast

QUALITY SUITES AT LAKE WRIGHT: $89.00 + 13.5 % tax + $2.00 occupancy fee - with complimentary hot breakfast

AMENITIES:
  • Free Full Hot Breakfast Buffet - both Sleep Inn and Quality Suites
  • Free shuttle to the Norfolk International Airport
  • Free USA Today
  • Free local calls
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Free Parking
  • Free indoor/outdoor pool
  • Free exercise room
  • All rooms come equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards
  • Free HBO
  • Refrigeration space for blooms provided by the hotel (15 ft. x 20 ft.)

For business travelers, this Norfolk, VA hotel provides a business center and access to copy and fax services.

Banquet and meeting facilities are also available.

Non-smoking rooms are available.

Guest laundry facilities and a convenience store are located on the property for added guest convenience.

There is also a Championship Golf Course at this hotel - Friday morning is open.

Sleep Inn - Norfolk - 2012
Sleep Inn and Quality Suites at Lake Wright


CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP

Baton Rouge Camellia SocietyACS Convention Sponsorships
Your Club/Society or Business can become a Sponsor of the ACS Annual Convention
more


JUDGING SCHOOLS

Baton Rouge Camellia SocietyACS Judging Schools
If there is enough interest, an ACS Novice Judging School and/or an ACS Judges' Re-accreditation School will be held on Friday. For each class there needs to be a minimum of six students.  Left click once on the blue type above or the "more" below to reserve yourself a spot in either of these classes.  The deadline to reserve a spot is March 10, 2012.
more
 

Register & Pay for Convention Online!


SPECIAL T-SHIRT OFFER FOR PICK-UP AT CONVENTION

Sleep Inn - Norfolk - 2012
The shirt is available for online ordering through the convention registration page above. The cost for each shirt is $15 (no tax, no shipping) and the available sizes are S, M, L and XL. Shirts can ONLY be picked up at the convention.

You can also order the T-Shirts separately from the home page.or by clicking here

SCHEDULE


             WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

6:30 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast at Hotel included with stay
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Convention Registration in Hotel Lobby
8:30 a.m.Bus departs for Isle of Wight
Mike Andruczyk - Tour Director
9:30 a.m.Pinkham Garden Tour
Suffolk
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Bennet’s Creek
Nursery Tour

Free Camellia Cuttings for
those in attendance
Lunch catered by Rodman's BBQ
Isle of Wight
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.Convention Registration at Hotel Lobby
3:30 p.m.Smithfield Gardens
  Tour and Talk by Les Parks
"Companion Plants"
Smithfield
5:30 p.m.Bus arrives at Hotel
 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Convention Registration in Hotel Lobby
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Hospitality Suite Socal
7:30 p.m.Dinner on Own

              THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

6:30 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast at Hotel included with stay
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Convention Registration in Hotel Lobby
8:30 a.m.Bus departs for Outer Banks
Larry Barlow - Tour Director
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Wright Brother’s Memorial
Kill Devil Hills, NC
11:00 a.m. - NoonLunch at
Black Pelican
Kitty Hawk, NC
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.Elizabethan Garden Tour
Manteo, NC

Educational Session
"Coastal Plants for Southeast Landscapes"
Debbie Grant - Instructor
 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.Convention Registration in Hotel Lobby
5:00 p.m. Bus arrives at Hotel
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Hospitality Suite Social
7:30 p.mDinner on Own
  

             FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

6:30 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast at Hotel included with stay
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Convention Registration in Hotel Lobby
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Board of Directors' Meeting
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.Re-accreditation for Judges (if needed) and/or Novice Judges' School (if needed)
Geary Serpas - Instructor
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Trustees' Meeting
11:00 a.m. - NoonGeneral Membership Meeting
 NoonLunch on Own
 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.Ride the Tide to Downtown Norfolk for Touring
Shopping or dining - You decide how to spend the afternoon
Check out the:
Nauticus Military Museum
&
Wisconsin Battleship


MacArthur Memorial
Shop at the MacArthur Mall
Choose a place to dine on Granby Street
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Honorary Guest Speaker
Gao Jiyin of The Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, CAF, Guangzhou, GNG China
"Current Situations of Camellia Development and Breeding in China"

Educational Session and Book Signing
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.ACS Building Committee Meeting
5:45 p.m.Bus Departs from Hotel Lobby for
Chrysler Art Museum
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.President's Reception with cocktails
and dinner at the Chrysler Museum
Museum is open for all to enjoy
Take a "Behind the Scene" Tour with docent
10:00 pmBus arrives at Hotel
  

            SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

7:00 - 10:00 a.mBreakfast at Hotel included with stay
7:00 - 10:00 a.m.Camellia Blooms to Show at
Rose Hall
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
and
Driving Directions - Hotel to Norfolk Botanical Garden
and
VCS National Show Schedule
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Educational Session
"Bees and the Plants they Pollinate"
Pam Fisher -  Instructor
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Plant Sale
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Educational  Session
"Mushrooms Around Us"
Theresa Augustin -  Instructor
10:05 a.m.Judges Assemble
10:15 a.m.Judging Begins
11:00 a.m.Tram Ride and Tour of
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Stop at Hofheimer Camellia Gardens
Dr. T. Winston Gouldin will be available to answers camellia questions
Sponsored by
Alison J. & Ella W. Parsons Fund
of the
Hampton Roads
Community Foundation

 
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon Buffet - Rose Hall
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.Camellia Show open to Public
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Educational Session
"Flower Arranging"
Betty Ann Galway - Instructor
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Educational Session
"History, Making and Tasting of Teas"
Cyndi Wyskiewicz - Instructor
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Educational Session
"Hydrangeas"
Moriah DiFernando  - Instructor
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Educational Session
"How to Run a Show"
Richard Mims - Instructor
  
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite Social
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.National Convention Banquet
Hotel Ballroom
with
Music provided by Strolling Strings

Keynote Speaker:
Bradford King
"The Six Most Valuable Camellias
in the World"

Honorary Guest Speaker
Gao Jiyin of The Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, CAF, Guangzhou, GNG China
  

            SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

7:00 - 10:00 a.m.Breakfast at Hotel included with stay
7:30 a.m.Optional Tour - Williamsburg, Virginia
Hotel Lobby
Dr. T. Winston Gouldin - Tour Director
9:00 a.m.Tour begins
Colonial Williamsburg
 NoonLunch
Shields Tavern
1:15 p.m.Guided Tour of Governor's Palace
 Tour Guide Provided by
Colonial Williamsburg
2:30 p.m.Bus Depart Colonial Williamsburg
4:00 p.m.Bus Arrives Norfolk
Guest can return to Hotel or Airport
  

Australian Origin Blooms

Baton Rouge Camellia SocietyAustralian Origin Blooms
Check out this list for the over 1000 Australian Origin Blooms - One of the Four ACS Awards at the ACS National Show - Excel Version
more
 
Ben_George-2709Australian Origin Blooms
Check out this list for the over 1000 Australian Origin Blooms - One of the Four ACS Awards at the ACS National Show - pdf Version
more
 

Virginia Origin Blooms

Baton Rouge Camellia SocietyVirginia Origin Blooms
Check out this list for the over 50 Virginia Origin Blooms - Special Carol Lee Sutherland Award at the ACS National Show - Excel Version
more
 
Ben_George-2709Virginia Origin Blooms
Check out this list for the over 50 Virginia Origin Blooms - Special Carol Lee Sutherland Award at the ACS National Show - pdf Version
more
 

Points of Interest in the Norfolk Area

Baton Rouge Camellia SocietyVirginia Camellia Society
Our host for the 2012 Annual meeting
more
 
Burden CenterNorfolk Botanical Garden
The Norfolk Botanical Garden was first called the Norfolk Azalea Garden, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Norfolk Botanical Garden opened in 1938, when the city of Norfolk set aside a 75 acres of high, wooded ground plus 75 acres of reservoir for a city garden. In 1958 the Old Dominion Horticultural Society took over maintenance and changed the garden's name to Norfolk Botanical Garden. The Garden includes the Hofheimer Camellia Garden (1992) - one of the region's largest camellia collection; more than 500 varieties. Predominant types are varieties of Camellia japonica and C. sasanqua.
more
 
LSURLMChrysler Museum of Art
The Chrysler Museum of Art is an art museum in the Ghent district of Norfolk, Virginia. The museum was originally founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. In 1971, automotive heir, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. (whose wife, Jean Outland Chrysler, was a native of Norfolk), donated most of his extensive collection to the museum. This single gift significantly expanded the museum's collection, making it one of the major art museums in the Southeastern United States.
more
 
RosedownDouglas MacArthur Museum
The MacArthur Memorial's extensive collection of military and personal artifacts allows visitors to discover the compelling story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the millions of American men and women who served our nation during the Civil War, Indian Wars, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War
more
HemingboughNorfolk Naval Base
Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia, is a base of the United States Navy, supporting naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command, those operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. NS Norfolk, also known as the Norfolk Naval Base, occupies about four miles of waterfront space and seven miles of pier and wharf space of the Hampton Roads peninsula known as Sewell's Point. It is the world's largest Naval Station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars, and houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.[.
more
 
Baton RougeMilitary Aviation Museum - Virginia Beach
The Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Airport is home to one of the largest private collections of World War One and Two era fighters, bombers, trainers, and seaplanes. All aircraft from the first half of the last century have been restored to their prior military condition and are on static display, available for movie productions, and perform occasional demonstration flights.
more
 
Baton RougeVirginia Aquarium & Marine Sciences Center
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, formerly known as the Virginia Marine Science Museum, is an aquarium and marine science museum located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, just south of Rudee Inlet. The exhibits at the museum are contained in over 800,000 US gallons of fresh and saltwater displays.
more
 
Baton RougeGreater Norfolk Information
Norfolk, Virginia is a friendly, modern port city nestled where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Vibrantly alive and bursting with opportunities, Norfolk offers its guests fun and adventure all day long and into the night.
more