Important Rendezvous updated information: issued 10-11-2019
Latest Rendezvous updates:
> For our self contained campers: Because of a water line issue our campers have been upgraded to a prime area next to the main chapel, with much easier access to restroom, bath, dinning and meeting facilities.
> The silent auction: This year we've had a few interesting items donated to raise money for the Rendezvous, one item being a signed Al Weber special addition print. So... we thought we'd have some fun and do a silent auction during our social hour. Donator's choice.... With the proceeds going to either the Scholarship fund or FfPP (Foundation for Photographic Preservation [one of Al's pet projects]). Everyone can participate by either donating or biding on items at the auction.
The rules are are simple for the auction:
Bring the items you wish to donate, in good working order, to the Rendezvous during check-in (photographic related items proffered). Please! no big items like enlargers and print dryers.
> One more thing...
If your item doesn't sell at auction, you're responsible to take it home with you or find it an appropriate home with someone else.
> Important information for those registered Below
1.)Joan Steele, Director at San Antonio Mission would like us to all check in before they lock the gates at 4PM. If you are going to be late you need to call 831-905-0461 or 831-905-0820 to let us know.
We will arrange to have someone meet you at the locked gate.
2.) We will be in the dining room to check you in and let you know what room was allocated for you by the staff
at the mission.
3.) Each room has 2 single beds with fresh sheets, pillow, blanket, 1 towel and 1 washcloth. Please pack an additional towel if you need more.
4.) Directions. Exit 252 from either north or south Hwy 101.
Travel 26 miles on Jolon Road and take the entrance into Fort Hunter Liggett on Mission Road.
Continue on Mission Road approximately 5.75 miles.
The road dead ends at the Mission.
Please watch your speed on Mission Road as there are several speed changes.
5.) The weather is usually moderate this time of year but it can get hot in the afternoon and cold at night.
Please pack with layers of clothing. Please check the weather forecast before you hit the road.
6.) If you plan to stay an extra night you will have to make arrangements with the gift shop when you arrive.
They will take care of the arrangements.
7.) Camping: The campground has been shut down due to water problems. Self contained RV’s can use the parking lot adjacent to the mission. We have very few campers this year.
8.) The mission website for more information on the area can be found at http://missionsanantonio.net.
The phone number for the mission is 831-385-4478.
9.) The mission is closed on Mondays.
10.) 8:30-11:30 Final Presentation, Print Swap and closing comments.
(we may appropriate the dining room to lay out prints if we are short on tables)
10:00 AM Checkout - so rooms can be prepared for the next retreat. We can use the conference room until we are done. We will receive instructions for how to checkout from Joan Steele.
11.) Menu by Cork & Plough (if you have dietary restrictions, please provide your own special foods which can
be prepared in the kitchen). We've done our best to make sure there are vegan choices at each meal that you can supplement the Rendezvous Menu.
12.) Dogs are not allowed in the mission. They can be on the grounds outside the mission IE. parking lot. Please do not bring your pets unless you can provide for them. We have made this very clear on the letters, confirmations, website etc.
13.) Medical: Joan Steele informs me that if there is a medical emergency, the army will respond if called and an ambulance will come in about 30 minutes from King City. Please have all of your meds with you and let us know if you are not feeling well so we can keep a special eye on you.
14.) This is a rural area so wear sensible shoes. There are critters, snakes, bugs, foxtails etc. Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, etc.
Looking forward to seeing and sharing with all of you.
Barbara Moon Batista, Fernando Batista and Bruce Carter
Any questions please e-mail us at photographersrendezvous.com
Or call Barbara and Fernando at 831-905-0461 / Bruce at 510-219-0462