By CJP Executive Director Andrew Broom
Get out your calendars and block off some time for this year’s Summer CJP Regional Event, to be held June 23-26, 2017 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI and graciously hosted by CJP Member Steven Foote.
We return to Mackinac following overwhelming member response to past gatherings on the picturesque island venue. Owner members are encouraged to join in an all-inclusive weekend of fun, education – and, as always, an outstanding CJP experience – with friends new and old, for an experience you won’t want to miss.
You will have the option to land on Mackinac Island’s (KMCD) 3,501′ x 75′ runway, or at nearby Pellston Regional Airport (PLN) that offers runways of 5,400’ and 6,500’ in length. Regardless of which airport you land, we will pre-arrange transportation to get you to Grand Hotel located on the island.
Covering 3.8 square miles in land area, and located on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is listed as a National Historic Landmark and the only way around this island is by bicycle or horse drawn carriage. Motorized vehicles have been prohibited since 1898.
While the island might be small, the activities and schedule planned for you are anything but! Mornings will consist of education seminars, with afternoons providing numerous options for outdoor activities or relaxation. You will be treated to evening gatherings in incredible venues, where you may enjoy the camaraderie of fellow CJP Members coupled with fantastic meals, dancing, and other entertainment.
Additional information about the venue and scheduled activities, including how to register for the Mackinac Island regional event, is available here.
CJP Owner/Members and Platinum Partners have two other can’t miss events to plan for in 2017, with the final CJP regional event of the year planned for Napa, CA from Sept. 7-10. This event – which will take place at one of CJP’s most popular regional venues – will include a fabulous dinner hosted by CJP Gold Partner Davis Estates, winery tours, as well as a hangar party hosted by Ed Turley. Invitations to this event will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Of course, CJP also has a fantastic annual convention planned for later this year at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, taking place Oct. 4-7, 2017. We will be sharing additional details soon about the exciting events, speakers, and programs.