Typically our HFA Annual Meetings run from Thursday to Saturday at some time in the late summer or early fall for that year. For those who do not live near the HFA Meeting site for that year, we typically stay in a convenient, nearby inn, motel, or hotel for lodging, business, and banquet.
We usually begin our 2 1/2 day meeting with a Thursday afternoon-evening Hospitality Room to meet and greet newcomers as well as veteran members. Activities this first evening are informal, and typically our bookshop with various Higdon-related books and other publications is open for your perusal.
On Friday, we usually have one, or several, tours of the local points of interest set up for members to participate in. Some tours are a half-day, some last most of the day. Friday evening dining is ‘on you own.’ The Hospitality Room, open in the late morning and afternoon, is still open after dinner for relaxation, conversation, and book-browsing.
Our official Business Meeting is usually held in the late morning on Saturday. When our morning meeting is done, you are ‘on your own’ for lunch and afternoon activities. On Saturday evening, we enjoy a dinner banquet together. Afterwards there are usually some announcements, and often we silent auction donated items from our members to benefit the Scholarship Program. Typically there is entertainment: some years we’ve had storytellers regaling us with local folklore, some years we have a more formal presentation of local history or other points of interest, some years we’ve had live music for listening, other years we’ve had live music for dancing. It’s a nice way to end our brief Higdon Family get-together.
Of course this is a general overview of our HFA Annual Meetings. Details may change due to where in general we are meeting, small towns, large cities, etc., and where specifically we are meeting in terms of inns, motels, or hotels.
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