Callaway Family Association
The 39th Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas
Oct 2 - 5 2014
Meeting host: Joe and Barbara Cantley
Callaway Family Association
The 38th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
October 10 - 13 2013
Meeting host: Clay Callaway, CFA President
Callaway Family Association
The 37th Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia
October 11 - 14 2012
Callaway Family Association
The 36th Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC
The 2011 CFA Annual Meeting was held in Raleigh, NC from Oct 13 - 16.
On Thursday we greeted our Callaway family members and had a dinner to welcome everyone.On Friday for our tour, we set out from the Hotel and traveling to the Duke Homestead where we learned about the history of tobacco. From there we visited the world famous Duke Gardens and Duke Chapel. We proceeded to the famous barbeque restaurant called Bullocks. They have served their Carolina treats to many famous people, so we added our names to the list. Then we proceeded through historic Durham on our way to downtown Raleigh, where will got a tour of the Legislative Building. And on our way home we made one final stop at Krispy Kreme donut shop where they were making donuts and we watched and even bought some to eat. After all that we returned to the hotel to relax.
Across the street from the hotel is the Crabtree Mall. The hotel will provide you with a shuttle if you choose not to walk. This mall has many known stores such as Belks, Sears and Macys. There are several restaurants including Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, McCormick and Schmick, Panara Bread and a full food court to name a few.
Saturday night at our annual dinner we were entertained by a local blue grass band. It was a night to remember.
Callaway Family Association
Held its 35th Annual Meeting in Branson, MO.
October 14th thru 17th 2010
Your total Branson lodging experience awaits at Lodge of the Ozarks nestled in the heart of Branson's famous '76 Strip'. Come experience the Jewel of Branson hotels, with luxurious accommodations within walking distance of a variety of entertainment venues appealing to all ages. Enjoy outlet shopping, theatres, White Water theme park, go-carts, mini-golf, museums, and fine dining and lots more.
Meeting Planners: Joe and Barbara Cantley, Contact us at jbcantley @ windstream.net. (Remove the spaces)
2007 marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of one of the first million-copy selling books in the U.S., The Shepherd of the Hills. Based on actual events, the book sparked the beginning of tourism in Branson, Missouri and the Ozark Mountains. We will be attending the outdoor reenactment on Friday evening.
Today the great Titanic lives on. A towering symbol of hope and courage recreated in all its glorious splendor in Branson. Here guests will relive the last hours of that fateful voyage. Make haunting emotional connections to passengers and crew through their words and stories. And feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Thursday evening we start things off with a Buffet Dinner, special guest and a tour of the Titanic.
Come prepared to enjoy a fun filled tour on Friday with three meals, three shows and tour of Hard Work U. Saturday following the general session, you don't want to miss the noon lunch and great entertainment by a local Ozark Group. You might select the show or venue of choice for Saturday evening, just don't forget to come to the Sunday morning devotional before you head home or continue your stay.
Enjoy a great Ozark breakfast and see a Branson exclusive. Take a powerful journey through the rich history and heritage of the region with the GIANT-screen IMAX® adventure, “Ozarks Legacy & Legend.” as we start our Friday tour.
Then on to the College of the Ozarks campus, called Hard Work U for a reason. All full-time students work rather than pay for their tuition. History comes alive at The Keeter Center, a beautiful facility with remarkable architecture and interiors recalling memories of old Dobyns Hall. Its rustic lodge design will take you back to 1906. The Keeter Center is home to some of the Ozarks’ finest dining. I encourage all of you to partake of a sumptuous Sunday brunch if possible. It offers a perfect blend of personal attention and warm, rustic elegance. Tour will lunch there Friday. Williams Memorial Chapel is an outstanding example of neo-Gothic architecture. The Ralph Foster Museum, dedicated to the history of the Ozarks, is one of the most interesting I've seen. College of the Ozarks produces its famous fruitcakes on campus, and today bake more than 40,000 a year. Edwards Mill is powered by a twelve-foot water wheel turned by runoff water from nearby Lake Honor. The C of O Greenhouses, east of Edwards Mill, is home to the Clint McDade orchid collection.
That afternoon we step out of the present, away from modern hassles and headaches, and into the "Old West" with the Sons of the Pioneers. This cowboy show includes a delicious chuckwagon supper of chicken, beef, corn on the cob, and other authentic "Old West" dishes which you will partake of Friday, if you choose the full tour. Then mosey on over to the theater for the show of a lifetime with old cowboy songs and some of your other favorites. Fill this is a little much? Skip this and the bus will return to the hotel for you in time for the outdoor drama that evening.
Then it's over to the Sheppard of the Hills outdoor drama, taken from the novel that started it all. Set in the very hills where the story took place down the "holler" from Old Matt's cabin. As the story begins and the breeze blows through the leaves, listen closely and maybe you can hear the "haint" whose spirit drives the story until the mystery renders it's secrets before your very eyes!
The 34th Annual Callaway Family Association Meeting
was held in Birmingham, AL
October 15th - 18th 2009
Place: Birmingham, AL, Wynfrey Hotel which is located on Hwy. 31 So. (off I-65) at the Galleria in Hoover.
Free Shuttle bus from/to Airport
There will be sit-down, plated dinners both Thursday & Saturday evenings.
Bus tour Friday includes:
Linn-Henley Research Library
Alabama Theatre; Guided tour with Organ Recital
The Peanut Depot and “windshield” tour of Historic Buildings Downtown
Lunch at Historic Rucker House
Vulcan Park Tour
Museum of Art exhibit of Yale University collection on “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness”
The 33rd Annual Callaway Family Association Meeting
was held in Nashville, TN
October 16th - 19th 2008
Hotel Information -
The meeting was held at the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tn.
Meeting Agenda -
7:00 P.M. CFA Board Meeting - Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.
9:00 A.M. CFA Board Meeting - Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
3:00 P.M. CFA Registration
6:30 P.M. Welcome Dinner (Speaker)
8:00 A.M. CFA Registration - Friday, October
9:00 A.M. CFA Tour of Nashville & Belle Meade Plantation
3:30 P.M. Tour Return to Hotel
8:00 A.M. CFA Registration -
Saturday, October 18, 2008
9:00 A.M. CFA Business Meeting
12:00 Noon - Lunch on your own
2:00 P.M. - Genealogy Workshop
6:30 P.M. - Banquet/Entertainment
8:00 A.M. - Board Meeting -
Sunday, October 19, 2008
9:30 A.M. - Devotional Service
The 32nd Annual Callaway Family Association Meeting
was held in Atlanta, Georgia
October 18th - 21st 2007
The Doubletree Hotel, in the famed Buckhead District, was our base while in Atlanta. A beautiful small hotel, completely renovated with a lovely and competent staff, located near the sites for Friday’s Tour.
The 31st Annual Callaway Family Association Meeting
was held in Roanoke, Virginia
October 12th - 15th 2006
WYNDHAM ROANOKE HOTEL
2801 HERSHBERGER RD. NW
ROANOKE, VA 24017
CFA President: Judy Callaway Ostler
2006 CFA Meeting Coordinators: Russ and Heide Callaway
Welcome to “Callaway Country,” the home of many Callaway descendants. The meeting coordinators have worked hard to plan this special return of the CFA to Roanoke, Virginia, where many members of our organization have their roots.
The CFA 31st Annual Meeting will be held at the Wyndham Roanoke Hotel, 2801 Hershberger Rd., NW, Roanoke, VA, 24017. The hotel, surrounded by the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, is located one mile from Roanoke Municipal Airport and seven miles from downtown. Shuttle buses are provided to and from the airport.
The hotel has 320 guestrooms in two towers. All rooms feature view balconies, pillow-top mattresses, multi-line phones with voice mail, video game consoles, and available high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Refrigerators and microwaves are available upon request. Other amenities include cable/satellite TV, pay-movies, blackout drapes, coffee/tea makers, housekeeping, iron/ironing board, electronic/magnetic keys, rollaway beds, smoking rooms, premium TV channels, climate control, hair dryer, electronic check out, wake-up calls, desk, and cribs/infant beds available on request.
There are three on site dining areas:
- The casual yet refined restaurant serves American cuisine
for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Charades – Serving dinner, this lounge features music and satellite sports.
Whispers – Here guests can enjoy their favorite drinks in front of the fireplace. Lunch and dinner menu.
Recreational activities available on site or near the hotel are:
· Golfing nearby
· Golf – driving range nearby
· Swimming on site
· Tennis on site
31st CFA ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE
1:00 – 5:00PM CFA Meeting Registration - “Calloway Girls”
3:30 – 5:30PM CFA Board Meeting - CFA President: Judy C. Ostler
6:00 – 6:30PM CFA Welcome Reception
6:30PM CFA Buffet Dinner followed by program : MC, Heide Ann Callaway Stephenson
8:00 – 9:00AM CFA Registration - “Calloway Girls”
9:00AM – 4:00PM Historic Tour/Lunch - Tour Director, Patricia Schnurr
8:00 – 9:00AM CFA Registration - “Calloway Girls”
9:00 – 10:30AM CFA Business Meeting - CFA President, Judy C. Ostler
10:30 – 11:00AM Coffee Break
11:00AM – 12:00PM Guest Speaker, "Callaway Country", Charlie Perry, Local Historian
12:00 - 2:00PM Lunch
2:30 – 4:00PM CFA History/Genealogy/DNA - Sherrill Williams, CFA Genealogist
Workshops and Reports - Sherrill Williams, CFA Genealogist
6:00 – 6:30PM CFA Reception
6:30PM Buffet Dinner
7:30PM Entertainment - Blue Grass Special
8:00 – 10:00AM CFA Board Meeting - CFA President
10:00 – 11:00AM Devotional Service: Rev. Harold Cantley
Music: Lucy Cantley
CALLAWAY FAMILY ASSOCIATION,
Friday, October 13, 2006
Pat Schnurr, Coordinator
MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION
304 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
Located in Roanoke’s historic N&W Freight Station, the Museum is home to the largest collection of locomotives in the Southeast, with over 40 pieces of rolling stock in the rail yard, including diesel and steam locomotives and featuring the Class J No. 611 and Class A No. 1218 locomotives. Also on display are antique carriages, cars, trucks, buses, and trolleys; a miniature traveling circus, a large “O” gage model train layout with four levels for viewing by all ages; aviation equipment and interactive exhibits.
The tour will include lunch in this restaurant situated in a Colonial Revival building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“When finished it will be the best dwelling house in the state, except that of Monticello; perhaps preferable to that, as more proportioned to the faculties of a private citizen.” – Thomas Jefferson
Poplar Forest, Jefferson’s summer retreat in Bedford County, VA opened its doors in 1986 for tours on a regular basis. Through the years, Thomas Jefferson’s cherished retreat underwent many changes as the families who lived there remodeled the home to meet personal needs and changing fashions, and provide modern conveniences.
In the 1840’s, the Hutter family who owned the house took advantage of a fire and replaced Jefferson’s Revival balustrade on the roof with a Greek Revival style and dormers. They also converted Jefferson’s rotunda space in the dining room to two stories, and tore down parts of the wing of service rooms on the side of the house. Still, the house retained its original octagonal design and walls, and parts of the wing and its foundation survived.
The restoration of Jefferson’s villa is being done in phase for two reasons. In-depth research precedes hands-on work, and funding from mostly private sources is secured before the start of a major project.
Read all about Roanoke here.
The 30th Annual Callaway Family
was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 13th - 16th 2005
The Theme for this meeting was "We The People"
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Historical District Philadelphia. It is right in the center of the historical district at 400 Arch Street so it was easy to access all of the historic sites there by walking. There is indoor parking and shuttle bus available from the airport.
Read all about Philadelphia here.
The 29th Annual Callaway Family
was held in Charleston, South Carolina
October 7th - 10th 2004
The theme for this meeting was "The Heart of the Old South"
and the location, tours, and hotel certainly fit that description. The meeting was held at the Charleston Riverview Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29403. (Toll free phone # 1-800-968-3569) It is located on the Ashley River and just one mile from the historic district.
The tours included:
- tour of the city of Charleston and the Edmondston-Alston House
- buffet luncheon at Middleton Pavilion (traditional southern and "Low Country" food)
- tour of Middleton Plantation
- tour the location where the Civil War submarine H. L. Hunley is being preserved and studied
- a Full Dress Parade at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
The 28th Annual Callaway Family
was held in Salt Lake City, Utah
October 9th - 12th 2003.
The theme for this meeting was "The Crossroads of the West"
A wonderful meeting was planned, starting with the Thursday Family Night Buffet and opening and followed on Fri. by an all-day tour by bus in the Salt Lake area. Lunch was served during the tour at the Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg.
The annual business meeting was on Saturday - with speakers and a genealogical report of the English research Sat. afternoon.
The Sat. night Banquet and entertainment was at the hotel and the meeting closed on Sunday morning after the Devotional service.
Besides the wealth of
genealogical resources to be found at the LDS Library,
Salt Lake City has much to offer. Read all about it here.
The 27th Annual Callaway Family
was held in Baltimore, Maryland in October 2002.
26th Annual Meeting
October 11 - 14, 2001
The Richmond Marriott Hotel
Read all about
Richmond, Virginia and see where our 2001
Annual Meeting was held.
The Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond
The Floating Folk Festival in Richmond
Shockoe Bottom Arts Center in Richmond
Historic Scenes of Richmond
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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25th Annual Meeting
October 12 - 15, 2000
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Visit Callaway Gardens web site, and see where our annual meeting 2000 was held.
Here are some of the details of the sightseeing tours.
Friday, October 13 Tours:
Callaway Gardens covers 14,000 acres in the foothills of the Appalachians. Founded by industrialist Cason J. Callaway, in the 1930s, the area features beautiful horticultural displays and miles of scenic woodland drives. A large man-made sand beach borders Robin Lake. Other attractions include an early 1800s log cabin, Mr. Cason's vegetable garden, the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, an information center and facilities for picnicking, golf, miniature golf, bicycling, walking, racquetball, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, sailing and tennis. The gardens contain what is purported to be one of the world's largest collection of native azaleas, once plentiful in the natural woodlands of the Southeast. These rare varieties are usually more pure in color than cultivated shrubs. Greenhouses are filled with native and tropical floral arrangements. The grounds are the site of many events, including a steeplechase, fairs, concerts and the Buick Challenge golf tournament. The five mile Scenic Drive winds around Mountain Creek Lake, where canoes, fishing boats and sailboats are available for rent. Robin Lake Beach is the site of shows that include the Florida State University Flying High Circus.
Little White House, State Historic Site at Warm Springs, GA:
After contracting polio, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visited the springs in 1924 hoping to improve his health. A few years later he established the Warm Springs Foundation for the care and treatment of fellow polio victims who could not afford such medical help.
Springer Opera House:
The restored 1871 Springer Opera House is just outside Columbus' 26 block historic district. The opera house, which once featured such prominent figures as Edwin Booth, Oscar Wilde, Lily Langtry and Irving Berlin, now offers productions on a seasonal basis.
In addition to being the only U.S. Army training center for infantry, it also trains airborne troops. Visitors can go to the drop zone and watch the paratroopers land.
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CFA Annual Meetings Locations for 1976- 1999
1976 - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
1977 - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
1978 - Roanoke, VA
1979 - Roanoke, VA
1980 - Louisville, KY
1981 - Shreveport, LA
1982 - San Diego, CA
1983 - Athens, GA
1984 - St. Louis, MO
1985 - Austin, TX
1986 - Williamsburg, VA
1987 - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
1988 - Sacramento, CA
1989 - Orlando, FL
1990 - Philadelphia, PA
1991 - Knoxville, TN
1992 - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
1993 - Little Rock, AR
1994 - Frankfort, KY
1995 - San Antonio, TX
1996 - Boston, MA
1997 - Savannah, GA
1998 - Denver, CO
1999 - New Orleans, LA