Place: Durham, North Carolina
Dates: June 20-23, 2019
Hosting Club: The Durham/Chapel Hill Torch Club
Costs: Per person, $350 before May 14. May 15 and later, $450 per person.
Hotel: The Hilton in Durham, Near Duke University
Durham is Easy to ReachThe hotel is about 1 mile from the country club and offers free transportation to and from the country club.
There is also a Lot to Do in Durham: Come Early, Stay Late
Where We Will be Meeting
Headquarters for the 2019 Torch convention will be the Croasdaile Country Club. The club
offers dining facilities, a gourmet kitchen and meeting rooms. The facility has just undergone a
$1.6 million renovation and now boasts built-in video equipment.
The Hilton Hotel for the Convention
We have reserved rooms at the Hilton in Durham, NC. The address is 3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705.
How to Register
In order to keep our registration fee at the very low price of $350, we ask you to register early and use the from available HERE This is a fill-in form you can fill out on the screen. Then print it out and send it in by mail. (You can also print the form out and fill it out by hand). This greatly simplifies our bookkeeping costs and allows us to keep the registration fee very affordable. PLEASE NOTE FOR ANY REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MAY 15, 2019 THAT THE FEE IS $450.00.
On Friday, we will visit the Duke Lemur Center which houses nearly 240 rare and endangered prosimian primates and constitutes the world's largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar Then we travel to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Ellen Biddle Shipman, a pioneer in American landscape design, was chosen to create the garden, known as the Terraces, in the Italianate style. They are considered by many to be her greatest work.
On Saturday, we will tour the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
The Goal of a Torch Convention
At our conventions, we do conduct the business of running Torch. But a very important goal of all our conventions, besides having a good time, is to meet and talk with Torch members from different parts of the country and to share fellowship. Lifetime friendships develop from the conventions. So please come and enjoy Durham and the region, and enjoy meeting fellow Torch members from around the country.