GWA Annual Convention
January 29 – 31, 2021
King & Prince Resort St. Simons Island, Georgia
- Schedule of Events
- Conference Registration/Hotel Information
- Queen Contest
- Other Information
|Friday, January 29, 2021|
|10:00 AM||Exhibit Set Up - The Delegal Room|
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||GWA Board of Directors Meeting - Retreat Room|
|12:30 PM||Golf - King & Prince Golf Course - Register with GWA Office - Shotgun Start|
|12:30 PM||Charter Fishing Trip - Boat departs at 1:00 PM and will be on the water for 4 hours.|
|1:30 PM||Queen Orientation - Room 202/204|
|7:00 PM||President's Welcome Reception and Dinner - Lanier Ballroom|
|Saturday, January 30, 2021|
7:30 - 8:15 AM
9:15 - 10:00 AM
Educational Seminar - Retreat Room - Sausage Biscuits, Coffee, Juiced served.
15 Minute Break
|10:30 - 11:00 AM||Georgia Watermelon Association Annual Business Meeting - Rob Greene, President, Presiding|
|11:30 AM||Seed Spitting Contest - Beachside Lawn (weather permitting)|
|12:15 PM||Lunch Buffet - GWA Live Auction - Lanier Ballroom|
|6:00 PM||Reverse Ticket Raffle/Drawing - CASH Bar - The Delegal Room|
|7:00 PM||Banquet/Watermelon Queen Pageant - Lanier Ballroom|
|Sunday, January 31, 2021|
Safe travels home!
Sponsor / Exhibit / Advertise
Sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor opportunities are available for the 2021 GWA Annual Convention.
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2021 GWA Queen Competition
The Georgia Watermelon Association Queen Program is an outstanding opportunity for you to grow, be challenged, travel and excel as an ambassador for the association. The queen program is a part of the overall effort of the Georgia Watermelon Association to increase sales and awareness for the state’s watermelon production.
The Queen spends the year traveling to cities across Georgia and the nation, informing consumers in supermarkets, fairs and festivals of the nutritional benefits and economical value of watermelon. The Queen is available for media appearances, in‐store promotions, fairs, festivals or functions where watermelon is featured. You will be expected to participate in 30‐40 promotions throughout the state and nation. Some of these will be scheduled far in advance, some will be short notice.
After reigning and serving for a year as at the state level, the GWA Queen will be required to participate in the 2022 National Watermelon Queen Competition, which will take place February February 23‐26, 2022 at Marriott Marquis, Times Square in New York City, New York!
There is no cost to compete in this queen program contest. Contestants should expect to be sharing a room. The only people allowed in contestants rooms will be other competing individuals/roommates, the Queen Coordinator, and past GA watermelon queens.
For more information contact Dawn Cheplick, GWA Promotion Coordinator, email@example.com or call the GWA office at 706‐845‐8575.
Deadline for Entry: December 21, 2020
Call the King & Prince, conference host hotel at 1-800-342-0212 to make your hotel accommodations. Online room reservation will be available at a later date.
If rooms sell out at the King & Prince, please visit Homes2Suites or call (912) 638-0333.
Friday Group Outing Activities
An off-Shore Fishing Expedition -
THIS EVENT IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES. Details will be posted at a later date.
Golf Tournament - Details will be posted at a later date.