Sep 22 - 25, 2019 | National Harbor, Md.

Optional Activities

We want you to have a customized and personal experience at Annual Convention, and that’s why we provide a variety of fun and educational optional activities to round out your time with us. Whether it’s casually connecting with your peers or seizing the opportunity to learn more about the state of our industry, we’re sure there’s an event designed to pique your interest and enhance your experience.

Already registered for NAMIC's Annual Convention? Add optional activities to your registration by using the Registration Additions form.

NAMIC ANNUAL CONVENTION GOLF OUTING BENEFITTING THE NAMIC MUTUAL INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

The golf outing is always a great opportunity to reconnect with NAMIC friends and kick off Convention week. This fun, low-key golf scramble will be held at Renditions Golf Club, which features replicas of holes from major championship venues, all located in a serene corner of Maryland.

This year, the outing will benefit the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation, as a portion of the proceeds will go to the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Scholarship to help provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing insurance/risk management careers. By 2023, the foundation expects to raise $50,000 annually for the scholarship fund through events such as this golf outing and contributions from company and personal donors. Please join us to become part of the solution to our industry’s need for talent. For more information about the scholarship program or how to support the outing by hosting a foursome, please contact Tonya Suits.

Registration for the golf outing is available as an event option on our Annual Convention registration form. You can register just yourself or multiple golfers at once. If you are already registered for Convention but not the golf outing, you can add it by using the Registration Additions form.

If you have questions about registering for the outing, please contact Julie Bacher.

Register for Golf Outing

NAMIC Prayer Service & Breakfast

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

A Sunday morning tradition, this event is non-denominational and includes song, scripture readings, and a brief presentation from an inspirational leader serving others in need. It is a calming, spiritual moment of peace in the midst of a busy event, and we encourage you to come together to celebrate your beliefs, whatever they are. More information on this year’s special guest will be available soon. If you are interested in participating in the NAMIC Choir, please indicate so on your registration form. Please contact Larry Baile if you have any questions.

Tickets to this breakfast are $53 and can be purchased when registering for Convention. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale on-site at the NAMIC Event Information Desk.

“Funding Our Future” Lunch

Monday, September 23, 11:30 a.m.

Each convention attendee is invited to participate in the first fundraising luncheon at Convention to support the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Scholarship program. This function is brought to you by the NAMIC Merit Society, and replaces the traditional NAMIC Merit Society Luncheon. All convention attendees are encouraged to attend! A portion of the proceeds from the lunch will “fund it forward” by providing scholarships to deserving students pursuing insurance/risk management careers. By 2023 the Foundation expects to raise $50,000 annually for the Scholarship fund through events like this luncheon, and from contributions from company and personal donors.  Please join us and become part of the solution to our industry’s need for talent.  For more information about the luncheon or scholarships, please contact Tonya Suits.

Tickets are $125 for attendees — and because it is for a good cause, you will receive a tax deduction for a portion of your ticket price. Guests may attend for $75. Tickets can be purchased when registering for Convention (and a limited number of tickets will be available for sale at the NAMIC Event Information Desk).

Fun Run and Walk to Benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 - 7:45 a.m.

When we come together, we can achieve great things. It’s true for our businesses and the world around us. Help us achieve something truly great by joining us for the 16th annual Fun Run and Walk benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund children’s cancer research. Choose between a 5K run or a 3K walk for a health break during your busy convention schedule. If you would like to attend, make sure to select this activity on your Convention registration form. You can also sign up on-site at the NAMIC Event Information Desk, starting Saturday, September 21 through Monday, September 23.

Registration cost is $50 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Tentative Agenda

6:30 – 6:50 a.m.

Check-in and race day registration

6:50 – 7:00 a.m.

Race instructions and announcements

7:05 a.m.

Race Starts

7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Race finishes – walkers and runners return to their hotel

St. Baldrick’s Foundation is just one example of the good our industry is doing. Founded by members of the insurance industry, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most-promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer — one in five does not survive. Since 2006, St. Baldrick’s has committed more than $101 million to research grants. The foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

There are numerous opportunities to support this great organization. Check out more details here.

Optional Tour Information

NAMIC has worked with Hello! Washington D.C. to offer a wide variety of optional activities and tours for convention attendees. Hello! Destination Management will handle all arrangements, including the processing of advance requests, assisting in answering questions about the tours, and distributing pre-ordered tickets on-site at a tour desk, which will be located close to the NAMIC Event Information Desk in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. This desk will open beginning Saturday, Sept. 21. For more details and to register for tours, click here.

Tours being offered include:

Saturday, September 21

America’s Heroes Tour | 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This tour will honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women across the nation who dedicated their lives for the protection of our freedom. Guests will begin their tour at the World War II Memorial, where they will be able to honor those who have fallen and served in the war. Next, guests will visit the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Memorial before heading over to the Marine Corps War Memorial. The Marine Corps War Memorial is more commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, a striking sculpture based on the iconic photo “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.”
Guests will finish their afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of America’s greatest heroes. Guests will visit the gravesites of the two United States presidents who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery — John F. Kennedy and William H. Taft. Guests will also visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is guarded by a solitary soldier at all times.

Sunday, September 22

America’s Heroes Tour | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This tour will honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women across the nation who dedicated their lives for the protection of our freedom. Guests will begin their tour at the World War II Memorial, where they will be able to honor those who have fallen and served in the war. Next, guests will visit the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Memorial before heading over to the Marine Corps War Memorial. The Marine Corps War Memorial is more commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, a striking sculpture based on the iconic photo “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.”
Guests will finish their afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of America’s greatest heroes. Guests will visit the gravesites of the two United States presidents who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery – John F. Kennedy and William H. Taft. Guests will also visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is guarded by a solitary soldier at all times.

D.C. Highlights Tour | 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Guests will be introduced to our nation’s capital and hit all the must-see spots. A dedicated certified guide will begin the tour with an overview of Washington, D.C., and entertain the group with unique, historical, and entertaining facts about the city. They will pass by iconic D.C. memorials and buildings, with views of the White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Smithsonian museums, and many others. From there, the group will see the U.S. Capitol before experiencing the Lincoln Memorial and war memorials.

Lincoln Assassination Tour | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Join our specialized guide, one of the most educated in D.C. on Lincoln and his leadership, for a tour of one of America's most horrific assassinations. Behold a stop outside of the famous Ford’s Theater where on April 14, 1865, Booth, a well-known actor, carried out an assassination of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Learn about Booth’s escape route, Baptist Alley, where after leaping onto the stage, Booth exited the building from a small stage door, mounted his horse and galloped away down the alley. This is a walking tour, and as your group explores stops outside of sites such as The National Theater, Ford's Theater, Baptist Alley, Peterson Boarding House, White House, Lafayette Square, Star Saloon and the U.S. Treasury Building, our historic guide will not only let you in on the well-known details but the little-known secrets of Honest Abe.

Monday, September 23

D.C. Highlights Tour | 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Guests will be introduced to our nation’s capital and hit all the must-see spots. A dedicated certified guide will begin the tour with an overview of Washington, D.C., and entertain the group with unique, historical, and entertaining facts about the city. They will pass by iconic D.C. memorials and buildings, with views of the White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Smithsonian museums, and many others. From there, the group will see the U.S. Capitol before experiencing the Lincoln Memorial and war memorials.

Tuesday, September 24

D.C. Scandals Tour and Lunch | 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If the headlines of today’s political scene make you shake your head in disbelief, wait until you hear Alice Roosevelt Longworth “dish the dirt” on scandals of yesteryear. On this unique city tour, a certified guide portrays the eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt while leading guests through popular D.C. landmarks, entertaining them with historical facts and scandalous stories along the way.
Alice is uniquely qualified to share stories, as she was a witness to the goings-on in Washington, D.C., for most of her 96 years — from 1884 until 1980. Alice starts with her own scandals. She then continues retelling the scandal that led to the death of a congressman, President Warren Harding and his mistresses, the love affairs involving Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, the person –other than Mamie — who really liked Ike, the women linked to John F. Kennedy, the Capitol Hill employee who couldn’t file, type, or even answer the phone, the story of the congressman, Fannie Foxe, and the Tidal Basin, and more. During the course of the tour, guests will visit famous D.C. sights, including the White House, Lafayette Square, Capitol Hill, the Tidal Basin, the FDR Memorial, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. With so much to see and hear, this is one tour that is sure to leave guests gossiping.
Following the tour, guests will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Georgetown Club. Known as one of the most elegant dining clubs in the United States, the Georgetown Club is patterned after the finest clubs in London and Paris. The club was established in 1966 to bring together leaders who impacted the United States, and the world through their work in various business, professional, civic, social, and political environments. The Georgetown Club has been a focal point for entertaining prominent Washingtonians, diplomats, socialites, and leaders in all fields. It offers its members a warm, elegant, private retreat with fine cuisines, gracious service, and a setting that fosters relaxed and personal enjoyment.

Wednesday, September 25

U.S. Capitol Tour | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
A historically-trained private guide will lead the group through the U.S. Capitol, the home to the U.S. Congress’ two legislative bodies — the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Guests will tour the Rotunda, Statuary Hall, the Crypt, and the halls outside the House and Senate chambers where Congress meets and makes decisions. If the House or Senate is in session, the group may be able to watch from the gallery above. The guide will discuss how Congress works, the history of the building's architecture, and how ordinary citizens participate in the process of our representative democracy. The group will also be accompanied by a former member of Congress for an added level of exclusivity and perspective.

Thursday, September 26

Mount Vernon Tour and Lunch | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Guests will experience the historic Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former home, and all its iconic sites, from the mansion and gardens to the meticulously curated education center and more. This beautiful property is situated along the banks of the Potomac River and presents details of the daily lives and historic impact of George and Martha Washington.
Upon arrival to Mount Vernon, guests will have time to explore the grounds or visit the Ford Orientation Center to learn about the estate and “meet” the real George Washington through an action adventure movie titled "We Fight to Be Free." At the group's designated tour time, guests will meet a character guide, such as Washington's granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, who will guide them across the estate as he or she goes about the daily activities. Following the tour, guests will have additional time to visit the education center and gift shop. Guests will also receive a lunch voucher to use during this time.

For more detailed information on these tours, and to register with Hello! Washington D.C., please click here.

Contacts

Julie Bacher
Customer Service Coordinator

317.876.4279

  Julie