Join us for the Jaguar Club of North America’s 2020 Annual General Meeting!
Join us for a fun, productive Annual General Meeting in Columbia. Late August highs average 90 degrees and overnight lows around 70. Standing on shaded Main Street outside the Marriott Columbia, there are views of the capital’s copper dome, just three blocks away, through the canopies of live oaks.
Friday, August 21
Friday, starting at noon, Coventry Foundation will host an open house with activities, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Frequent shuttles will be provided. Several Jags, the factory tool collection, rare Jaguar literature, media, and collectibles, as well as the JCNA archives, will be on view. There will be a silent auction, and perhaps even a ‘garage sale’ of extras. With model cars supplied by the Foundation, a remote-controlled car slalom will be held and champions will be crowned! Attendees may drive their Jags to the Foundation, regardless of condition, for a ‘People’s Choice’ award. Friday evening, JSSC will host a Southern BBQ Dinner and speaker at the Foundation, in an airy and air-conditioned tent. JSSC member and pit master Doug Mills will slow-cook BBQ along with traditional sides. The speaker will be Dave Yarborough from Charleston, who, with David Heinz, won the 1979 Cannonball Run in an XJ-S. Dave was a Jaguar dealer throughout the 1970s. There’s talk of a movie, too!
Saturday, August 22
Saturday, the AGM will commence at 8 a.m. following the delegate breakfast. There will be a break for lunch and then an afternoon session. After the AGM, there will be two seminars from 3 to 4 p.m., and two from 4 to 5 p.m., covering Social Media, Insurance, Slalom and Membership. At 6 p.m., a cash bar cocktail hour will be opened, followed by a buffet banquet dinner, a speaker TBA, and JCNA annual awards.
Expecting improved COVID-19 conditions by August in most of North America, the AGM has been planned to distance our group from public contact, prudently and with safety in mind. Airlines, airports and hotels have implemented cleaning and safety protocols. Columbia is “off the beaten path” and the Columbia Municipal Airport is a small facility with low traffic and quick exit and entry.
The venue is the Downtown Marriott Hotel.