The 2019 FCBA Annual Seminar will be held at the Omni Homestead Resort on May 17 – 19.  The Annual Seminar Committee is planning what promises to be an outstanding program filled with the latest information on telecom issues and great networking opportunities.  Be sure to watch the FCBA website in the coming weeks for more details.

Important Room Reservation Information: The FCBA special group rates will only be guaranteed through Thursday, April 25.  After this date, it is likely that the room rates will increase.

You may make reservations online by accessing the following link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/meetings/fcba-2019-spring-meeting.  Room rates are based on the number of people staying in the room.  The single adult rate is $235.00, double adult rate is $260.00.  There will be an additional charge for children: up to 6 years of age is free; 6-12 years of age is $12.00; 13-17 years of age is $25.00.  Please make sure to indicate the exact number of guests to ensure that each person has access to breakfast each morning.  Please note: Internet Explorer is not compatible with this website. Please use a different browser to make reservations.

Rooms for government employees are available at per diem rates.  Contact Kerry Loughney (kerry@fcba.org) for more information.  Please reserve your rooms now!

Annual Seminar Registration Form 2019

Click here to download the sponsorship form if you are interested in sponsoring the Annual Seminar

The seminar’s social events will begin with a reception on Friday evening followed by our traditional family BBQ dinner.  Following dinner, attendees will have an opportunity to compete for unique prizes at the always popular Bingo Party.  Later in the evening the FCBA’s Club Karaoke will provide the opportunity for one and all to showcase their singing talents for their colleagues, families, and friends.  Saturday will open with a breakfast buffet and the afternoon will feature FCBA golf and tennis tournaments, in addition to the Omni Homestead Cascades Gorge Hike.  Saturday evening will feature a reception followed by a dinner buffet and evening activity.  Sunday morning the seminar closes with a breakfast buffet.

Saturday Afternoon Activities

Golf and Tennis.  Participate in the golf outing and enjoy an afternoon on the Omni Homestead Resort’s Old Course, completed in 1892 and distinguished as home of the nation’s oldest first tee in continuous use.  If you would rather play tennis, join your fellow FCBA friends in a round robin tournament.

The Omni Homestead’s Naturalist Hike in Cascades Gorge.  On this three-hour tour designed for adults and children alike, you’ll be led and entertained by a naturalist through a series of waterfalls alongside a deep gorge trail in the Allegheny Mountains.  Learn about unusual flora and fauna in this semi-tropical environment, as well as the medicinal and edible properties of many local plants.  It’s a three-mile journey and one of the most beautiful in the region.  There are two departure times: 1:15 or 1:45 p.m.  Bottled water is provided.  Thanks to Lynne Milne for sponsoring part of the activity!

Visit the Bacova Beer Company and Mini Golf.  Bacova is a small, family run brewery in Bath County, Virginia, about a mile away from the Omni Homestead.  They operate a five-barrel brew house with the purpose of creating small-batch, wonderfully flavorful beers.  All their equipment is made of the highest quality, food grade stainless steel and is purposely made to brew beer.  After sampling a taste of the region, join the group for a game of mini golf at Mini Cascades Miniature Golf Course on the Homestead property.  Individuals are responsible for their own food, beverage, and golf fees on-site.  Although there is no up-front registration fee for these, we request that you sign up on the registration form, so we know how many people to expect.

About the Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and is known for its Southern hospitality and charm.  The resort has been designated a National Historic Landmark and makes up most of the city of Hot Springs, Virginia.  Located across more than 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape, the resort provides timeless comforts and access to an exciting array of activities no matter the season of your stay.  There is something for everyone at the resort and its family friendly atmosphere makes this the perfect weekend getaway.

To learn more about The Omni Homestead and its amenities and activities, go to: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia.

Activities at the Omni Homestead

The Spa at the Homestead is an expansive, state-of-the-art facility for guests to experience wellness activities, decadent treatments, and unique features, including the Aqua Thermal Suite and a year-round, adults-only Spa Garden.  For spa appointments, please call (877) 479-8517.  Appointments are sure to book up quickly, so call as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation.

Allegheny Springs, the two-acre water park fueled by crystal-clear springs, features two water slides, a lazy river, a water play zone, and a sandy beach for the kids, along with a cozy whirlpool and private cabanas.  Allegheny Springs will be open Saturday and Sunday during the seminar, weather permitting.  The property also has an indoor pool built in 1904 and is fed by the naturally warm mineral spring waters upon which our resort was founded.

Outdoor Activities at the Homestead can be as leisurely or as fast paced as you desire.  There is something for everyone, including miniature golf, ziplining, horseback riding and carriage rides, a shooting club, fly fishing, miles of scenic hiking trails, falconry, Segway tours, kayaking and canoeing, paintball, archery, mountain biking, and more.  Activities are sure to book up quickly, so call as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation.

The resort also features a family game area with mini bowling, a pool table, shuffleboard, air hockey, and arcade games; a nightly movie shown in the theatre; and Southern Social Hour where guests can enjoy a special treat created by the pastry chef along with a selection of hot and iced teas from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. each afternoon.

KidsClub and Babysitting

The Omni Homestead provides special activities for your children while you are in the seminar sessions, at the spa, playing golf, or just enjoying the tranquility of the resort.  To learn more about KidsClub, go to:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/things-to-do/resort-activities/kids-club

We hope you join us for the 2019 FCBA Annual Seminar!