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NAPA Board of Directors 2022 Fall Budget Meeting & Inaugural Board Retreat

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We are looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Charleston and hope that you can experience some of the optional activities and events planned over the weekend. Please reference the information and action items below as the process is different.

Planning Your Schedule

Beginning this year, we invite you to register and select your personalized itinerary via a new system.

All at once, you’ll be able to:

  1. RSVP for the 4 hosted events (Saturday evening, Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, Monday lunch – details on each below)
  2. Purchase tickets to optional events

Below you will find:

  • Detailed descriptions of the weekend activities and events
  • Instructions for securing your hotel reservations
  • The link to RSVP for the hosted events and register for optional events
  • Whom to contact if you need help

Your Action Items

By October 11

  • Reserve your hotel room

By October 21

  • RSVP for the hosted events
  • Register for optional activities & events

BOARD MEMBERS: If you are bringing a spouse/guest, please note the following step-by-step guidance.

  1. Register/RSVP for your activities and events.
  2. Click “Add Guest.”
  3. After saving your spouse/guest’s contact information, you will see ”Questions?” and “Select Sessions” under their name. Click both links to complete their registration/RSVP.  

Host Hotel

181 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2644

Emeline is conveniently located just 20-25 minutes from Charleston International Airport with many notable points of interest nearby.

Valet parking is available for $42/night. Metered parking and hourly garage parking are available within walking distance.

NAPA Rates

These nightly rates are only available until October 11. The hotel is expecting to sell out over the dates, so be sure to reserve your room by October 11.

Friday & Saturday, November 11-12: $399
Sunday & Monday, November 13-14: $289
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15-16: $369

Hotel Reservations

To take advantage of the discounted rates, reserve your room in the NAPA room block.

You may also call the Reservations Department at (843) 577-2644 – be sure to identify yourself as part of the NAPA Meeting.


Saturday, November 12

8:30 am – 2:00 pm Golf at Wild Dunes Links Course optional; registration & payment required
9:30 am – 11:30 am Charleston Garden Tour & Indigo Dyeing optional; registration & payment required
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Wine Blending Experience optional; registration & payment required
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Evening at the Edmonston & Alston House hosted by Ingevity; RSVP requested

Sunday, November 13

8:30 am – 2:00 pm Golf at Wild Dunes Links Course optional; registration & payment required
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Charleston by Private Carriage optional; registration & payment required
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Board of Directors Dinner hosted by NAPA; RSVP requested

Monday, November 14

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting RSVP requested
8:30 am – 9:30 am Spouse/Guest Breakfast RSVP requested
12:00 pm Lunch Available for Everyone RSVP requested
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Candle-making Workshop optional; registration & payment required

Members of the APA Advisory Council, Go to Market Committee, and/or Marketing Council — please reference separate communication(s) from Ester Magorka for events on Tuesday, November 15.

Things to See & Do

Golf at Wild Dunes Links Course

Available Saturday and/or Sunday, November 12-13

With rolling fairways and picturesque finishing holes along the Atlantic, to challenging greens along the marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Links Course was Tom Fazio’s first and is still among his favorites. NAPA will arrange tee times and round-trip transportation from the Emeline.

Round-trip Transportation & Box Lunch: $125
Greens Fees: $190 (paid directly to club)
Club Rentals: $60 (paid directly to club)

See the course. 

Charleston Garden Tour & Indigo Dyeing

Saturday, November 12 only

Visit the private garden of Louisa Pringle Cameron. "Long famous for its charming courtyard gardens in the peninsula's historic district, Charleston, South Carolina, has a remarkable southern landscape that also includes dozens of exquisite private gardens, city parks, cemeteries, institutional gardens, and even an urban farm. In Charleston: City of Gardens, Louisa Pringle Cameron shares the splendor of these gems along with accounts from garden owners, an urban forester, a city horticulturalist, and other overseers of the Holy City's beautiful green spaces."

After touring the garden, hear the history of indigo and receive instruction of the indigo dyeing process while creating a neckerchief to take home as a gift or souvenir. Indigo has been central to South Carolina's history since it was first introduced to the then-colony in 1744. Over the remainder of the 18th century, indigo would become second only to rice among South Carolina’s most valuable exports. The vibrant blue colorant yielded by the indigo plant was in high demand for the British textile industry, and American growers shipped over one million pounds of indigo to England just before the American Revolution. Thousands – perhaps tens of thousands – of laborers were responsible for the crop’s cultivation and production during this period. Today, the cultural nod to this history and population is visible along this region’s Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage.

Activity Price: $225 per person

Wine Blending Experience

Saturday, November 12 only – 18 seats available

During this 90-minute journey into winemaking, you’ll learn how to blend your perfect glass, get a little winemaking history, plenty of tasting along the way and some hors d’ oeuvres to nibble on.

Activity Price: $150 per person

Evening at the Edmonston & Alston House

Saturday, November 12 only

Enjoy tours of the historic home with cocktails. The Edmondston-Alston House is located on the waterfront of the Charleston Harbor. Built in 1825, it was one of the first substantial homes along the city’s sea wall thoughtfully removed from the noisy wharves and warehouses further up the Peninsula. Originally built by Charles Edmondston, a successful commercial shipping merchant, success evaded him during the panic of 1837 and the house was sold to Alston and renovated in the Greek revival style. From any one of the three sprawling piazzas you can experience one of the best birds-eye views of the Charleston Harbor.

Sponsored by Ingevity

Charleston by Private Carriage

Sunday, November 13 only – 16 seats available

Relax on your private horse-drawn carriage as the guide takes you onto some of Charleston’s most beautiful streets. Learn about the city and nation’s history as you pass by beautiful antebellum homes. As you approach Battery Street, feast your eyes on famed Battery Row, known for its stately homes. The Battery is host to a line of towering waterfront mansions representing the height of Charleston wealth and opulence. Shaded by large oak trees and lined with Palmetto Trees that overlook the Charleston Harbor, homes here range in origin from 1735 to 1920. Each tour and guide is different, so even those who have been here before will see and hear new morsels of the Holy City's history.

Activity Price: $75 per person

Board of Directors Dinner

Sunday, November 13 only

Hosted at Élevé Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, the evening will include cocktails followed by dinner.

Hosted by NAPA

Spouse/Guest Breakfast

Monday, November 14 only

Hosted by Board Chairman Jim Mitchell’s wife Jill, come make new friends and connect with old friends by attending the group breakfast.

Hosted by NAPA

Candle Making

Illumination offers comfort and clarity. But the light of a candle offers much more. The twitch and flicker of the flame can hold you spellbound… or invite you into meditation. Add to the bewitching effects of the tiny blaze a subtle but undeniable fragrance, and the impact is truly multi-layered. This is what the makers at Candlefish count on. You’ll create your own candles by choosing scents that best speak to your senses, making you both artist and aromatherapist.

Activity Price: $125 per person

Can't find the answer to your question?

Please contact us as indicated below and we'll do our best to help!

Liz Price
Manager, Meetings & Education
(240) 825-4436
Monday's Board Meeting
Kim Williams
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
(240) 825-4451
All Other: Schedule, Hotel, Activities, etc.
Kimberly Sumner
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
(240) 825-4445