Dutch Treat Dinners at the Resort, Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 PM
Immediately after the Welcome Reception, join fellow OGR members at resort restaurants for dinner. Resort restaurants include High Velocity, Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse & Grille, or Siro Urban Italian Kitchen. We are currently only accepting reservations at High Velocity as Hawk's and Siro are full. Download PDF or register online. Contact Diane at membership@ogr.org for details.


Award of Excellence Scholarship (Auction Margarita Madness!), Thursday, April 23, 4:30 PM
Help support future generations of funeral directors, drinks some margaritas on OGR, and do some shopping all at the same time! This annual auction benefits the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation, which provides scholarships to mortuary students in their last year of school.

We need items to auction off! Got a travel voucher? Goodies from your hometown? An industry product that you can’t live without? Then donate to the auction (all contributions are tax deductible)! Click here for some great auction ideas. Contribute your item by completing this online form OR emailing the form to Jessica A. Smith at jsmith@ogr.org. Please ensure your items can be easily packed or shipped. (Proceeds will support the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation. Order of the Golden Rule Foundation is a tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible.)

Free Time, Friday April 24, 2:30 PM

OGR EXCURSION: Create Chocolate Confections at a Chocolate Factory!
At Farris and Foster's Chocolate Factory, you become the chocolatier and make sweet memories while creating your own chocolate confections. OGR members will learn to make delicacies with dark, milk, and white chocolate and take home a pound of their own chocolate creations at the conclusion of the workshop.

Details: This event is open to all ages. Wear comfortable clothing; aprons will be provided.
Cost:  $40/person (Pay OGR $20/person for transportation before you go and pay Farris & Foster’s Chocolate Factory $20/person after class on Friday, April 24). Sign up online.

Join fellow OGR members at the Richard Petty Race Track and get the experience of a lifetime. This excursion puts you in a NASCAR race car for an adrenaline pumping thrill of a lifetime that gets you as close to being in the race as you will ever be.

Details: This event is open to all ages. Wear comfortable clothing.
Cost:  Transportation is $20/person. Race packages may be purchased at the race track. Sign up online.

ON YOUR OWN: Explore the Parks
Want to visit the theme parks? After 2:00 PM tickets for Walt Disney World can be purchased at www.disneyconventiontickets.com/disneyworld/parks/tickets for $75/person. After 2:00 PM tickets to Universal Studios can also be purchased for $75/person at http://goo.gl/KiHVHv.


ON YOUR OWN: Relax at the Resort Pools, Spa,  or Green
Experience the luxury Orlando resort's newly renovated Falls Pool Oasis, their 18 challenging holes of championship golf, or rejuvenating full-service spa. Contact the hotel concierge for more details.

Luau-Themed Banquet
, Saturday, April, 25, 6:30 PM
Aloha! Our outdoor banquet will feature island entertainment and lots of good food. Dress code is dressy casual, but don’t be shy with dressing to the theme and adding a luau twist!  The banquet will be outdoors on the Marriott West Terrace Lawn, so choose your footwear accordingly.

For Men • Seasonal sport coat or blazer, and slacks • Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt • Optional tie
For Women • Dress • Skirt and dressy top • Dressy pants outfit