2019 Chile Retreat (19th Annual Retreat) January 17-19, 2019

 

Save the date! The 2019 Annual Retreat will be located in the beautiful city of Santiago! Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 17 through Saturday January 19.

Click here to get more information on Chile and Santiago.

Articles on Santiago:
Welcome to Santiago- Lonely Planet
30 Things To Do When Visiting Santiago, Chile

Reasons to Travel to Chile

16b0e1ac112fb61d9cda6232c30576ac_9e5b77a72f41445de2d7d06ebdb5be57bb84dc88Our exciting Annual Retreat in Santiago, Chile offers stunning scenery, wine, and wonderful outdoor activities as well as fun time with your Grove friends.

Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. Set in the Maipo Valley (framed by the snowy Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west), Santiago captivates visitors with its arresting views, neoclassical architecture and imaginative cuisine.

Santiago’s hit restaurants source fresh, local ingredients. Here, you can savor local specialties like manchas a la parmesana (razor clams layered with cheese and lemon juice) and seafood stews prepared with freshly caught fish from the Pacific. Or you can indulge in meat-centric meals, such as a pastel de choclo (a pie made up of chicken, beef, boiled eggs, olives and corn).

Don’t forget about the wine! Flanked by colonial bodegas, a Pacific breeze and the dazzling backdrop of the Andes, wine never tasted so good! Any trip to Chile is not complete without exploring the aromas and flavors that flow out of the Chilean wine valleys. The Spanish first established the vineyards in Chile back in the mid-16th century, and since then the wine regions have expanded and flourished serving many international markets such as the United States and Europe.

As well as being one of the largest and best wine producers in the world, the wine regions of Chile are some of the most beautiful with such varied landscapes surrounding them.

Program

The Chile Co-Chairs and committee have been hard at work putting together a fascinating program for our members. Click here to view the program!

Art Gallery Tour & Panel: Fragility and Beauty – Chile’s landscape speaks to art, science and conservation
During the afternoon of Friday, January 18, we will be taking a tour of an art exhibit by the renowned Chilean Artist, Denise Lira-Ratinoff. To read more about the exhibit ahead of our tour, Click here.

Optional Pre-Retreat Session with Jose Stevens
Jose Stevens will be joining us again in Chile to give his overview of what to expect in 2019 in an optional pre-retreat session on Thursday afternoon, January 17 at the Marriott. He will also be holding appointments with members Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

If you would like a private appointment for a reading with Jose, please contact his office at 505-982-8732 or admin@thepowerpath.com. We recommend you book in advance. BG cannot make these appointments for you.

AFM 2019 Auction

Our Annual Retreat is approaching fast, and we’re about to reach a major milestone: $1,000,000 raised thanks to your generous support for AFM! Since AFM began the auction, we have been able to raise $935,000. The money that has been raised over the years has allowed AFM to continue to help women and girls in need across the globe! AFM funds organizations in the United States, Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean. These are organizations that are close to the hearts of members. The money that has been raised has gone to charities we have worked with in the countries we have visited, as well as your own local charities.

Won’t you make a donation and “take us over $1 million”?

It’s easy. Select something fabulous to donate, complete this quick and easy online form (submit photos and all; you can even click to get a copy of your responses sent to you). That’s it!

You’d rather print, scan and email the form and photos?  Click here.

To focus more fully on the retreat, we will do the majority of our auction online, in our new, user-friendly auction platform. If you still have not made your auction item donation, we have a few more days that we can still accept your items! So please, get them in!

In the next couple weeks, we will announce the details on how you can view and bid on the items. We have already received several exciting donations, including a weekend stay in Palm Beach; a summer weekend in Newport, Rhode Island; a fabulous stay in Napa; a stay at Casa des Artistas in Santa Fe; a week vacation at Lake Blue Ridge in the North Georgia mountains; and so much more!

Auction Spotlight
4 Passes to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Each pass encompasses the admittance of 2 people. The special weekend pass that allows the bid winners into regularly priced screenings, press screenings, the SIFF Lounge and Festival Forums on these 4 days, May 17-20, 2019. Four passes for two people each (8 people!) to this exciting Spring weekend celebration of the arts, the largest film festival in the US. Each pass is valued at $250+ (and hard to get!).

Pre & Post Trip Information

We have some exciting options for the Pre & Post Trips listed below!

The Belizean Grove will not be making the reservations for you. Contact information, forms, and information on the extensions are listed below. Please send your information to the appropriate party below. We are not able to forward your information for you.

Because we are working with Deb Carr, you can also reach out to Deb to book your flights to/from the extension trips.

Important flight info for the HOTEL ANTUMALAL, PUCON, CHILE trip:

It is important that all those going to Pucon are all on the same flight. If not, then the package of activities will not cover the transport to and from the airport – this would be around $100 additional cost.

The following flight is recommended:
January 19 – Santiago to Temuco – Latam 237 – 14:57 – 17:09
January 22 – Temuco – Santiago – Latam 32 – 17:00 – 18:24

Pre Trip: EASTER ISLAND – HOTEL HANGAROA ECO VILLAGE & SPA HOTEL

4 days / 3 nights
January 13-16, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out Pre & Post Trip Sign Up Form and send it to Fernanda Espinosa Muñiz (fernanda.espinosa@security.cl)

Post Trip: REMOTA HOTEL – PATAGONIA

4 days / 3 nights
January 20-23, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out Pre & Post Trip Sign Up Form and send it to Fernanda Espinosa Muñiz (fernanda.espinosa@security.cl)

Post Trip: EXPLORA SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

4 days / 3 nights
January 20-23, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out Pre & Post Trip Sign Up Form and send it to Fernanda Espinosa Muñiz (fernanda.espinosa@security.cl)

Post Trip: THE SINGULAR HOTEL – PATAGONIA

4 days / 3 nights
January 19-22, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out Pre & Post Trip Sign Up Form and send it to Fernanda Espinosa Muñiz (fernanda.espinosa@security.cl)

Post Trip: TIERRA ATACAMA HOTEL

4 days / 3 nights
January 20-23, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out Pre & Post Trip Sign Up Form and send it to Fernanda Espinosa Muñiz (fernanda.espinosa@security.cl)

Post Trip: HOTEL ANTUMALAL

4 days / 3 nights
January 19-22, 2019

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

To sign up for Hotel Antumalal, please send an email to Sarah White at marketing@antumalal.com detailing the following information:
Full name
Room type required (please specify whether you would prefer twin beds or a king bed for each room reserved)

*Hotel Antumalal is sold out. Contact Leslie Dube as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for the wait list!

ANTARCTIC PROGRAM

January Full Day Date Options:
January 1st (Tuesday) or January 13th (Sunday)

January Overnight Date Options:
January 6th (Sunday) – January 9th (Wednesday)
January 9th (Wednesday) – January 17th (Thursday)
January 17th (Thursday) – January 24th (Thursday)
January 24th (Thursday) – January 27th (Sunday)

Click here to read more about this location’s program and prices.

To sign up for the Antarctica trip, please fill out Antarctica Booking Form and send it to Catalina Navarrete (catalina.navarrete@dap.cl)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The 2019 Chile Retreat is subject to the following Belizean Grove cancellation charges if you cancel for any reason:

If your notice is received:                                                       You will receive:

30 to 59 days before Retreat…………………………………….. 50% refund of registration fees

29 days or less before Retreat………………………………….. No refund