2016 Convention

When
Friday, August 5th & Saturday, August 6th

Where
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
1-888-391-8724

Book your room at the Waverly.

Ticket pricing and registration information.

GCO will again certify Georgia Firearms Carry Course instructors at 8th Annual Convention

From GCO Life Member and Board Member, Chuck Turney:

GeorgiaCarry.Org will be certifying Georgia Firearms Carry Course instructors during this year’s convention.

 This twelve-hour course has been developed to provide the student with the basic knowledge of both responsible and legal carry of firearms within the state of Georgia and to impart the fundamentals of personal safety, situational awareness, and legal use of force.  Topics covered are; Georgia Carry Laws, Handgun Safety, Basic Marksmanship, Carry Methods and Concerns, Presentation Techniques, Cleaning and Maintenance, Ammunition, Dry Fire Drills/Practical Application and Live Fire Drills.

Instructor certification will be conducted during our 8th Annual Convention.  A special, reservation only, instructors workshop will be held Saturday, August 13th.  Members holding a certification in firearms instruction are invited to RSVP for this workshop by email to training@georgiacarry.org.  Acceptable Instructor credentials include but are not limited to: NRA Instructors, Military and Law Enforcement Instructors, etc.

This course is free to those qualified that are attending the convention.

  The course will run 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the number of attendees.

Itinerary

FRIDAY – August 5, 2016

•  3:30 – 8:00 PM – Registration Open – Rooms A & B (Second Floor)
•  6:00 – 8:00 PM – Dinner in Ballroom 3 & 4
•  8:00 PM – ? PM – Poker, Zombie Shoot and more in Ballroom 3 & 4
•  Adjourn by midnight

SATURDAY, August 6, 2016

•  7:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Registration Open – Rooms A & B (Second Floor)
•  6:00 – 9:00 AM – Vendor Show Set Up Ballroom 4
•  7:15 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast – Atrium
•  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Vendor Show and Zombie Shoot in Ballroom 4

SATURDAY SEMINARS
•  8:00 – 9:50 AM – Civilian Response to Active Shooter – Highlands Room
•  10:00 – 10:50 AM – US Law Shield – Highlands Room
•  10:00 – 10:50 AM – Chuck Turney – “Georgia Firearms Certification Course” – Board Room
• 11:00 AM – 12:00  – Women and Firearms Q & A Panel – – Highlands Room

•  12:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Life Members – “Lunch with AWR Hawkins” – Ascot Room
•  12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM – BREAK – Members are on their own for lunch

•  1:30 – 2:20 PM – Non-lethal Force Self-defense – – Highlands Room
•  2:30 – 3:20 PM – Highlands Room – William Woodall; Alan Powell – “Lobbying – Grass Roots Advocacy” – – Highlands Room
•  2:30 – 3:20 PM – Ladies Concealed Carry Fashion Show – Stanhope Room
•  3:30 – 4:30 PM – “Meet the GeorgiaCarry.Org Board of Directors” – Highlands Room
•  4:30 – 5:00 PM – “Make that purchase you are considering at the Vendor Show!” All members are asked to visit with the vendors in the vendor show

SATURDAY EVENING

•  5:30 – 7:00 PM – Pre-dinner Cocktail Hour / Silent Auction / Zombie Shoot in Garden Court
•  7:00  PM – Gala Dinner in Ballroom4 with Guest Speaker AWR Hawkins,  Emcee Mark Walters, Live Auction with Professional Auctioneer – Paul Fowler

GALA Dinner Outline
•  7:00 – 7:10 PM – Emcee Mark Walters will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, the dinner prayer will be offered, followed by Mark Walters’ welcome to everyone.
•  705 – 7:25 PM – Dinner is served
•  7:25 – 7:30 PM – Short welcoming video from Senator David Perdue
•  7:30 – 7:32 PM -Mark Walters introduces Speaker AWR Hawkins
•  7:32 – 7:50 PM – AWR Hawkins Speaks
•  7:50 – 8:00 PM – Presentation of awards
•  8:15 – 8:40 PM – Live Auction Part 1
•  8:40 – 8:55 PM – Prizes from contests during the day; Texas Hold ‘em tournament will be presented
•  8:55 – 9:10 PM – Live Auction Part 2
•  9:10 – 9:15 PM – Presentation of door prizes
Thanks and Good night!

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