I hope you have reserved the date and plan to join us for Founders Weekend at The Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 13 -15, 2018. Some of you may even want to extend your stay and arrive a day early, or stay later!

A welcome and registration table will be set up just off the Main Lobby between 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Friday. Please check into your room and then stop by the H-SC table for a detailed schedule and a list of all guests. The Welcome Reception will be from 5:30 until 7:00 pm at the Fountain Garden Terrace. Then you are on your own to explore dining options.

The annual golf outing will be a little different this year. All resort golf courses are booked for a "Kids Golf" regional tournament so the golf outing will be Saturday at Ford's Colony Country Club. A limited number of tee times have been reserved beginning at 9:00 am. The rate is $65 per golfer and includes tax and range balls. If golf is not your passion you can chose a tour of Westover Plantation, a visit to the Revolution Museum in Yorktown, a tour of Jamestown or, you can enjoy the shops and sights in Williamsburg. There is something for everyone!

On Saturday evening, we will gather in the Virginia Room for cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner.

This invitation includes all the information you need to make your travel plans. The special room rates will be honored until March 12, 2018 or until rooms are no longer available. Please call Colonial Williamsburg Hotels to make your reservation. Then return the enclosed reservation card so we will know you intend to join us and we can plan accordingly.

With best wishes,


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