2019 Convention

Friday, August 9th & Saturday, August 10th

This year’s convention will be held at the Unicoi State Park in Helen Georgia. This is a very nice venue that offers a great weekend get away for the whole family with many things for those in the family who have a life other than firearms but still want to spend a weekend with friends and family.

Room rate this year is $109.00. You can make your online room reservation at the link below:

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Start date: 8/9/19
End date: 8/11/19

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2019 GCO Convention Itinerary

FRIDAY – August 9, 2019

  • 3:30 – 8:00 PM – Registration Open- Fireside Lobby
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Dinner in Ballroom – Fireside Lobby
  • 8:00 PM – ? PM – Poker, Zombie Shoot and more in – Fireside Lobby Ballroom
  • Adjourn after Poker Tournament – Bar Upstairs open until 1 AM

SATURDAY, August 10, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Registration Open- Fireside Lobby
  • 7:00 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast – Fireside Lobby
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Vendors and Zombie Shoot

SATURDAY SEMINARS – Fireside Ballroom

  • 8:00 – 8:50 AM – “The Complete Combatant” – Brian Hill
  • 9:00 – 10:20 AM – “US Law Shield” Matt Kilgo & Michael Banja
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30  – “Lobbying – Grassroots Advocacy”
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Life Members – “Lunch with Stephen Gutowski” – Masters Ballroom Upstairs
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – BREAK – Members are on their own for lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM – “Meet the GeorgiaCarry.Org Board of Directors”
  • 2:00 – 6:00 PM –All membersare free to visit vendor tables, enjoy outdoor activities at the park or venture into Helen.

  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Pre-dinner Cocktail Hour / hors d’oeuvres / Silent Auction / Zombie Shoot- Fireside Ballroom
  • 7:00  PM – Gala Dinner Guest Speaker Stephen Gutowski,  Emcee Jerry Henry, Live Auction with Professional Auctioneer – Paul Fowler

GALA Dinner Outline

  • 7:00 – 7:05 PM – Emcee Jerry Henry will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, the dinner prayer will be offered, followed by welcome to everyone.
  • 705 – 7:30 PM – Dinner is served
  • 7:30 – 7:32 PM – Jerry Henry introduces Speaker Stephen Gutowski
  • 7:32 – 7:50 PM – Stephen Gutowski Speaks
  • 7:50 – 8:00 PM – Presentation of awards
  • 8:15 – 8:40 PM – Live Auction Part 1
  • 8:40 – 8:55 PM – Prizes from contests during the day; Texas Hold ‘em tournament will be presented
  • 8:55 – 9:10 PM – Live Auction Part 2
  • 9:10 – 9:15 PM – Presentation of door prizes

Thank you for your attendance.  It is greatly appreciated.  Bar upstairs will be open until 1:00 AM.

This year’s Speaker is Stephen Gutowski, Staff Writer at Freebeacon.com

Stephen Gutowski

About the Speaker: 

I’m currently a Staff Writer at the Washington Free Beacon where I focus mainly on gun policy but have done investigative work on military dog adoptions and other topics. I often freelance for other publications like National Review, The Federalist, and Opportunity Lives in my free time. I’ve been a founding editor at several major media start-ups including MRCTV, Twitchy, and The Capitol City Project. I also used to produce and host a show called Games and Guns.

My work has been read by millions of people and featured on major media outlets from ABC to The New York Times to USA Today to CBS to The Drudge Report to Fox News. It has been cited by some of the most influential political commentators and politicians. Jake Tapper, Ted Cruz, Erick Erickson, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Greenwald, and Charles Cooke are just a handful of those who’ve used my work.

I’ve was named the Second Amendment Foundation’s 2016 Journalist of the Year, one of BuzzFeed’s “19 People Who Forced Their Way Into The Political Conversation Through Twitter,” nominated for a Best Investigative Piece award by the National Bloggers Club, and picked for the inaugural Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 list.

In my career, which dates back to before I graduated college, I’ve had extensive experience writing, editing, reporting, and creating. I’ve also run a myriad of social media accounts, done on-camera work, and video editing. I’ve even done some site administration and design work.

I have been a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and credentialed by the Senate Gallery in the past.

You can find many of his articles here.

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