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Updated February 5, 2019

Friday- Saturday, May 17-18th

Eastern Regional Meet

Helen, Georgia

Members of the Dixie Chapter are pleased to host the 2019 Eastern Regional Meet in the Alpine village of Helen, Georgia.  Located in the state’s northeast mountains, Helen is a regional tourist destination identified primarily by its Bavarian architecture and its annual month-long Oktoberfest celebration.  It is also a shopper’s paradise with many unusual stores and numerous outdoor sites and activities.

In addition to the charm of Helen, arrangements have been made to tour several outstanding nearby attractions, including the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, primarily a shrine to NASCAR; and Dixie Chapter member George Bugg’ s fabulous 150 multi-marque collection of vintage motor vehicles.

 Ladies will be attracted to Georgia’s “gold city,” Dahlonega, whose photogenic Public Square and shopping opportunities will be long remembered.  As the site of the nation’s first major gold rush and home to a 19th century US Mint, a visit to Dahlonega is not complete without accessing the town’s Gold Museum.  There, one may view a rare and complete collection of gold coins made at the mint almost two centuries ago.  On the return trip to Helen, a must see stopover is the iconic Tomato House, an almost indescribable purveyor of gourmet foods and other items.

Additional planned activities include an ice cream social Friday evening and a Saturday night banquet. 

A list of additional recommended attractions will be available in the registration materials.

Hotel Information:  The Dixie Chapter has negotiated a room rate of $109.00 per night + taxes at the Helen Holiday Inn and Suites; an expanded hot breakfast is included.  The hotel address is:

8100 S. Main Street, Helen, GA  30545.  Reservations may be made by dialing 706.878.1084 PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2019.   Please indicate you are seeking the Hudson Club rate. 

Click for Registration Form (  Dixie Chapter members and Holiday Inn Express personnel look forward to your visit to Georgia’s “Deliverance” country and to your participation in the 2019 Eastern Regional meet. Questions?  John & Becky Upchurch (706) 864-0164

Wednesday – Sunday, June 5-9th

Central Regional Meet

Findlay, Ohio

Host hotel:  Findlay Inn and Conference Center 200 E. Main Cross Findlay OH 45840.  This hotel has been a staple of small-town charm and downtown walkability. Findlay Inn’s friendly staff prioritizes in guest comfort and satisfaction. Only $99 per night + taxes with continental breakfast included! 1-800-825-1455 or 419-408-5343 use code HUDSON.  Click for Registration Form ( .  Questions? Jason McCleary 937-408-6970, or  Peggy Morgan 513-582-4408

Wednesday – Saturday, June 12-15th

Western Regional Meet

Butte, Montana

Host Hotel:  Quality Inn (406) 494-7800 Say “hudson” for a rate of $86.50 tax included.

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June 12th

·        Welcoming party with meal at 5:30

June 13th

·        2-hour Butte trolley tour with viewing of “The Pit”

·        Visit World Museum of Mining

June 14th

·        Driving tour to Deerlodge, Montana

o   Montana Auto Museum (over 160 cars!)

o   Old Prison Tour

June 15th

·        Driving tour to Headwaters of the Missouri River and learn about “Colter’s Run”

·        Lunch at historic Sakakawea Inn

·        Closing Banquet

Lots of other attractions to check out while you are there!!

·        Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (pool, waterslide, golf)

·        Ridgewater community pool (lazy river, waterslide & pools)

·        Copper King Mansion Tour

·        Silver Bow Drive In Theater (must have working FM stereo)


Sunday-Monday, July 14-15th

Big Country Regional Meet

Bettendorf, Iowa

Host Hotel: Isle Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Room Rates:  Sunday-Thursday - $84.99 - King or Two Double (tax and facility fee: $100.99/night) Reservations:  800-843-4753, use code HET2019.  Be sure to make reservations prior to June 28, 2019! Details will follow.


Sunday, July 26th

Eastern Regional Meet

Burlington, Vermont

Hosted by the New England Chapter at the Double Tree by Hilton. Rates: $129.00; Rates available 3 days prior and 3 days after; airport 1.9 miles with free shuttle. Call 1-800-560-7753 for reservations