February 14, 2014 - President Jewell Thank You Tour, Santa Barbara, CA

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February 14, 2014 - President Jewell Thank You Tour, Santa Barbara, CA


Join us as we say thank you to President and Mrs. Jewell at the “home” of Ronald Reagan!

During your visit you will experience the dynamic Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara.  Be inspired as you explore the Reagan Ranch Center Exhibit Gallery and Education Center. The galleries tell the story of President Reagan’s time at the Ranch, feature hours of audio and video footage, original artifacts, an extensive letter collection and so much more. Following your time at the Center, you will enjoy an exclusive tour of President Reagan’s beloved Rancho del Cielo. President Reagan said, “We relax at the Ranch, which if not heaven itself, probably has the same zip code.” The 688-acre Reagan Ranch is kept just as the President left it. With original furnishings and artifacts in the rugged Western setting, you will see at once why the Reagan Ranch was such an important part of President Reagan’s life. You will explore the adobe home, tack barn, secret service command post, and take in the beautiful vistas of the Ranch and breathe in the fresh mountain air that was a balm to "The Gipper's" spirit and strength throughout his life.

Guests should reserve the entire day for this event - as it's so much more than just a luncheon! 
(Please note the time sensitive hotel discount information below.) 
Here is the program and schedule for those attending:
10:45 AM - Guest registration at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center
  • Open house tours of the Reagan Ranch Center Galleries from 10:45-12 noon
12 PM Noon - luncheon in the Outreach Center
  • Luncheon includes salad, steak, salmon, President Reagan's favorite chili, sides, dessert and beverages
1:45-2:45 PM - departure by bus to Rancho del Cielo
  • The Ranch is located north of Santa Barbara in the mountain range above the Santa Ynez Valley. For your comfort and safety, transportation is provided.
2:45-4:45 PM – Young America’s Foundation staff lead private tours of Rancho del Cielo
  • You will see the Reagan’s home, the Tack Barn, Secret Service Command Post, and other areas of significance.  We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring layers as the weather is unpredictable. We will be walking on uneven terrain, so please let us know of any mobility limitations in advance.
4:45-5:45 PM – Guests depart Rancho del Cielo and return to the Reagan Ranch Center
For overnight accommodations, a very limited amount of discounted rooms have been reserved for both Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th at:
  • The Fess Parker
    633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
    Santa Barbara, CA  93103

Registration deadline is FEBRUARY 7th - DON'T MISS OUT!

In lieu of gifts, donations are being accepted for the capital campaign to the newly established Dick and Dayl Jewell Scholarship Fund. You may give at the event or online at alumni.gcc.edu/givenow.

Contact Information
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City PA 16127
Date & Location
Date: 2/14/2014
Time: 10:45 AM to 5:45 PM
Location: The Reagan Ranch

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Contact Info

100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127

P. 724-458-2000
Alumni and College Relations Office
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA  16127

P. 888-GCC-GRAD (422-4723) or 724-458-2300
F. 724-458-3334
E. alumni@gcc.edu