"Living Your Best Life"

February 27 - March 1, 2020

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach | Cancun Mexico

Your Oasis Awaits...

    A Weekend Welcome

    Greetings!

    On behalf of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated and the National Associates Committee, we are excited to share with you our plans for the 4th Biennial Associates Getaway Weekend. We invite you to attend the picturesque and tranquil oasis of the all-inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach | Cancun Mexico nestled on an unforgettable beachfront February 27 – March 1, 2020.

    As Associates it is time to “Live Your Best Life!” And we are thrilled that you will do this with us. Our three days together we will be enjoyable, entertaining, and energizing. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect to old friends and meet new ones.

    You have earned the right to celebrate and Live Your Best Life! Let’s relax, renew and rejoice in friendship and motherhood; knowing that as Associates Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has blessed our families.

    Sincerely,

    Tanya Hand
    National Vice President & National Associate Liaison
    Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

    The National Associates Committee
    Jacquie Easley McGhee - Central
    Rose Richardson - Eastern
    Tracie Thompson - Far West
    Paulette Davis-Motley - Mid Atlantic
    Angelica Anderson-Tasker - Mid Western
    Brenda Kennedy - South Central
    Vickie Williams-Wiley - South Eastern

    Greetings Life and Associate Mothers!

    We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming 2020 Associates’ Getaway, “Live Your Best Life”! We are so excited to be able to share and fellowship with you and to explore your ideas regarding our goals and activities for the upcoming program year and our 2020 National Convention! We need your innovative ideas, constructive feedback, and to work towards the development of a roadmap to assist us in providing meaningful input as to the goals of our Associate Chapters and what we would like the Associates’ component of the National Convention agenda to be comprised of. 

    The 2020 Associates Getaway is to be held from February 27 – March 1, 2020, at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun. This is a beautiful, five star, all inclusive resort with a reputation for world class spa and restaurant services. Our package and hotel rates are very affordable with numerous offerings and perks included for our group! We look forward to seeing you in Cancun! So, get registered now and plan early so that you might be able to find the most affordable airfares.

    Again, I do look forward to having a great experience and seeing you all! We can accomplish some great milestones and have meaningful experiences and exchange of ideas collectively to assist us in moving forward! Associates, let's get ready to “Work, Play, and Live Together” at the Getaway!

    Sincerely,

    Brenda P. Kennedy
    National Associate Chair
    South Central Region
    Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

    The National Associates Committee

    Jacquie Easley McGhee
    Central

    Rose Richardson
    Eastern

    Tracie Thompson
    Far West

    Paulette Davis-Motley
    Mid-Atlantic

    Angelica Anderson-Tasker
    Mid-Western

    Brenda Kennedy
    South Central

    Vickie Williams-Wiley
    Southeastern

    Event Agenda

    Thursday | February 27

    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Lobby

    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Tarraza Sunset
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Hospitality Suite
    Penthouse Suite

    Friday | February 28

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Yoga / Pilates or Zumba
    Beachside
    Attire: Active Wear

    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Vina Del Mar Restaurant
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Salsa Dancing Lessons
    TBD
    Attire: Active Wear

    12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    “Bare Your Soles” w/ (bling beach footwear contest) & Book Discussion Time
    Terraza Sunrise
    Attire: Beach Lounging

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tequila Tasting & Mall / Beach / Free time
    La Joya for Tequila Tasting
    Meet in Main Lobby For Shopping
    Beach Cabana
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Spa Extravaganza - Hydrotherapy (included), Cocktails, & Other Spa Services
    Coral Beach Gem Spa

    8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Dine-Around - Based on Prior Restaurant Selection
    1. La Joya Restaurant (Mexican Specialties and Signature Cuisine)
    2. Isla Contoy Restaurant (Seafood and Steak Specialties)
    3. Viña del Mar Restaurant (International Buffet)
    4. Le Basilic Restaurant *(French Mediterranean Cuisine) Note: additional cost $45.00
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    Dining Option #1
    La Joya Restaurant
    Mexican Specialties and Signature Cuisine

    Dining Option #2
    Isla Contoy Restaurant
    Seafood and Steak Specialties

    Dining Option #3
    Viña del Mar Restaurant
    International Buffet

    Dining Option #4
    Le Basilic Restaurant
    French Mediterranean Cuisine
    Note: additional cost $45.00

    11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Hospitality Suite
    Penthouse Suite

    Saturday | February 29

    6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Breakfast or Room Service
    Vina Del Mar Restaurant
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Beach / Mall / Spa Time / Connection Time with Your Region or Excursions
    Meet in Main Lobby
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Closing Reception
    Meeting Rooms
    Attire: Cocktail

    8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Club Experience or Hospitality Suite

    Sunday | March 1

    6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Associates Getaway Brunch
    Vina Del Mar Restaurant
    Attire: Casual / Beach

    Resort & Travel

    Included In Your Room Rate

    Breakfast Buffet Everyday
    5 On-site Restaurants
    24 Hour Room Service
    In Room Mini Bar
    Beverage Services at Bars, Lounges, Coffee Shops and Cafes
    Water Sports at Beach

    Booking Your Room

    Group Code: JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA

    Attendees can also book the hotel by emailing rinternet@posadas.com using the reservations format and group code.

    Last day to book a room is January 27, 2020.
    Final refundable attendee room cancellation date is February 13, 2020.

    Junior Suite Single

    Junior Suite Double

    Master Suite

    Room Rates

    Junior Suite
    $353.00 per person, per day-single occupancy

    $254.00 per person, per day-double occupancy

    Master Suite
    $888.00 per person, per day-single occupancy

    $522.00 per person, per day-double occupancy

    Applicable government taxes included.

    Hotel Cancellation Policy

    Guest will authorize Grande Fiesta to charge penalty according to the following:

    + Individual cancellations made before 14 days prior to the arrival date will be charged for one night at contracted all-inclusive rate.

    + Individual cancellations made within 15 days prior to arrival will be charged for the total days of stay at contracted all-inclusive rate.

    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Resort

    Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    An Ultra Luxury, All Inclusive, Beachfront Resort

    The 5-star Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun boasts alluring amenities with an extra touch of luxury. Each of this resort's 602 suites offers expansive ocean views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as terraces and private sitting areas. The relaxing atmosphere extends into the 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, where you can enjoy a hydrotherapy treatment or a soak in the Sensations Pool.

    If it's sunshine you seek, head to the resort's lagoon-inspired pool or its palapa-studded beach, which hugs Caribbean waters and offers vistas of Isla Mujeras. Even dining at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an elegant affair; guests are consistently wowed by the French-Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Basilic, as well as the hand-rolled cigars and Mexican fare found at La Joya.

    There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops / cafés included in your all-inclusive room rate.

    Travel & Transportation

    Area Airport

    Cancun International Airport (CUN)
    Approximately a 30 minute drive to resort

    Please Note:
    We recommend that you depart from the Resort at least 1-2 hours prior to your flight departure time.

    Ground Transportation

    Amstar
    Individual, Shared or Private resort / airport transfers
    may be arranged online by contacting...

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q | When is the Associate Getaway Weekend?

    Thursday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st, 2020 and held at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, located in tranquil and beautiful Cancun, Mexico.

    Q | When should I arrive and depart?

    The event starts on Thursday afternoon and concludes on Sunday. Plan on departing on Sunday.

    Q | What Airport should I fly into?

    Cancun International Airport (CUN), is about a 30 minute drive to the resort.

    Q | What are the Transportation Options to and from the Airport?

    Ground Transportation:

    Amstar
    Individual, Shared or Private resort / airport transfers
    may be arranged online by contacting...

    Q | What is the Registration Fee?

    Visit the Registration Page.

    Q | When does registration open and close?

    Registration is OPEN from October 21, 2019 through January 31, 2020

    Q | Who can Attend?

    Registration is open to the following valid memberships in good standing:

    Lifetime MembersActive Associate MembersTenure CompleteSpouse / Significant Other

    Q | What are the valid Membership Levels?

    Associate Member
    An Associate member is when either the youngest child completes high school or when the youngest child reaches age twenty and the mother completes tenure in her chapter in good standing, by paying the national and regional per capita tax and any fees upon which the local chapter and associates mutually agree.

    Lifetime Member
    Lifetime member is one who has been a member in good standing for at least 10 years, has completed her tenure in her chapter in good standing, and has reached Associate status may apply for Life Membership. The 10-year service requirement can be satisfied by either membership as a member in good standing in a Chapter for a minimum of ten (10) years or by membership in a chapter of less than ten (10) years combined with membership as a Financial Associate member.

    Tenure Complete
    Tenure Complete member is when either the youngest child completes high school or when the youngest child reaches age twenty and the mother completes tenure in her chapter in good standing.

    Q | How do I Register?

    Use the online registration form to submit yours and your Spouse / Significant Other's registration needs. Be sure to include any dietary needs and make your selections to the events you and your Spouse / Significant Other will be attending during the weekend.

    For more instructions about registration click here.

    Q | My Spouse / Significant Other decided to attend after I submitted my registration. Can they still register?

    Spouses / Significant Others may register separately if they did not register at the same time the Associate did. Simply use the registration type of "Spouse / Significant Other" in the Registration Type drop-down field and submit a new registration using the online registration form.

    Note: This will create a separate registration from the previously registered Associate.

    Q | How do I book a hotel room for the Associate Getaway Weekend?

    There is a link on the website Resort & Travel page that will allow you to book directly or you can call in the hotel reservations at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach | Cancun Mexico Luxury Resort at +52 998 881 3200. You must indicate you are with Jack and Jill of America to receive the preferred group rate.

    Attendees can also book the hotel by emailing rinternet@posadas.com using the reservations format and group code.

    Last day to book a room is January 27, 2020.
    Final refundable attendee room cancellation date is February 13, 2020.

    Hotel Cancellation Policy:
    + Individual cancellations made before 14 days prior to the arrival date will be charged for one night at contracted all-inclusive rate.

    + Individual cancellations made within 15 days prior to arrival will be charged for the total days of stay at contracted all-inclusive rate.

    Q | Can I make my own hotel/housing arrangements or must I stay in the Jack and Jill hotel block?

    Associate Getaway Weekend attendees MUST register and stay at the contracted Resort.

    Q | What is the Deadline for booking my hotel room?

    Hotel Reservation cut-off date is January 27, 2020.

    Q | What’s the Hotel Room Rate?

    Junior Suite
    $353.00 per person, per day-single occupancy

    $254.00 per person, per day-double occupancy

    Master Suite
    $888.00 per person, per day-single occupancy

    $522.00 per person, per day-double occupancy

    Applicable government taxes included.

    Q | What's included in the Resort fee?

    The resort is All Inclusive. Included In Your Room Rate is the following...
    Breakfast Buffet Everyday5 On-site Restaurants24 Hour Room ServiceIn Room Mini BarBeverage Services at Bars, Lounges, Coffee Shops and CafesWater Sports at Beach
    Visit the Resort & Travel page for more information.

    Q | What is the weather like during the planned event?

    The estimated temperature for Cancun in February is a high of 84° F and a low of 67° F.
    Please bring a wrap for indoor facilities & evenings!

    Q | Do we have an Associate Getaway Weekend Agenda?

    Yes – the agenda (subject to change) can be found on the Agenda page.

    Q | Will we have Free Time during the weekend?

    Absolutely, Friday and Saturday offers free time for any optional off-site or on your own excursions. Also, there is plenty resort & beach activity to partake in.

    Q | What is the Refund / Cancellation Policy?

    Once event registration has been completed...
    There are NO REFUNDS!

    Individual room reservations may be cancelled according to the Hotel Cancellation Policy found on the Resort & Travel page.

    Please contact the registration team at Designer Events, Inc. by Online Form.

    Registration & Fees

    Registration is OPEN from
    October 21, 2019 - January 31, 2020

    Early
    October 21 - December 15, 2019

    Regular
    December 16, 2019 - January 15, 2020

    Late
    January 16 - January 31, 2020

    Registration Type EarlyRegularLate
    Lifetime Member / Active Associate$200$250$275
    Spouse / Significant Other$225$275$300
    Tenure Complete 2020$225$275$300

    ATTENTION
    No On-site Registration

    Registering your Guest:
    Once you have filled in all of the form's Attendee Information for your Associate entry, click the "Save Attendee" button at the bottom of the form and you will see a "Almost Done" pop-up window that will let you add your Spouse or Guest using the "Add Attendee" button or continue on to payment billing to complete your registration.

    Refund Policy

    Once event registration has been completed...
    There are NO REFUNDS!

    Individual room reservations may be cancelled according to the room cancellation policy found on the Resort & Travel page.

    Need Assistance?

    For registration assistance please contact the registration team at Designer Events, Inc. at (484) 919-3696 or by online form using the button below.

    Registration Reports

    Online registration view that allows for quick sorting and searching of registered participants. (Not best for printing.)

    Use this Excel report in order to be able to fully print & manipulate data in Microsoft Excel. (Best for printing.)

    Need Assistance?

    Let us know how we may help with your registration.
    Contact the registration team at Designer Events, Inc.

    Reserve Your Room

    Take advantage of paying your room rate directly to National by February 20th.

    Contact:
    Designer Events at
    yvette@designereventsinc.com
    to reserve your room by February 9th.
    +
    Please include the following information:
    Name, Email, Phone, Address
    Arrival / Departure Dates
    # of Adults per Room
    ...

    Toolbox

    ATTENTION

    Registrations require PAYMENT after form submission to be valid.
    You have the option of paying with a PayPal account OR using your credit / debit card. A link to payment by credit card is just below on the right side of the payment page. It may read, "Pay with Debit or Credit..." or "Don't have a PayPal account?". Highlight that link and it directs you to another page to input your card information for payment. You don't need, nor are you required to have, a PayPal account to pay your registration.

    Take advantage of paying your room rate directly to National by February 20th.
    You may now select your room type and pay for your 3 night stay directly at the same time that you register for the event.

    Contact
    yvette@designereventsinc.com
    to reserve your room by February 9th.
    +
    Please include the following information:
    Name, Email, Phone#, Address
    Arrival & Departure Dates
    # of Adults per Room