Letter from Chairman Ellis

I hope you have reserved the date and plan to join us for Founders Weekend at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs Virginia, on April 8-10, 2016. Some of you may even want to extend your stay andarrive a day early!

A registration table will be set up in the Dominion Room between 3 and 5 pm on Friday. You will check in there for a detailed schedule and a list of all guests. You are invited to the Welcome Reception at 5:30 pm at the Mt. Vernon-Stratford Room and Lawn. Then you are on your own to explore The Homestead dining options.

The annual golf outing will be held on Saturday morning. Hampden-Sydney has reserved 20 tee times; guests will tee off at 9 am on the Old White course. Be sure to check out the fly-fishing excursion with Lee King and the various treatments offered in the award-winning spa.

On Saturday evening we will gather in the Commonwealth Room forcocktails at 6 pm, followed by dinner.

This website includes all the information you need to make your travel plans. A special room rate of $199 a night will be honored until March 7, 2016, or until rooms are no longer available. Please call the Omni Homestead Resort to make your reservation. Then return the reservation card so we will know you intend to join us.

If you have questions about the activities or room reservations, please call Candy Dowdy (434) 223-7140. I look forward to seeing you on April 8-10.

With best wishes,

Chairman Ellis

John C. Ellis, Jr. '70
Chairman, The Society of Founders