Association Committee of 100 at The Resort at Pelican Hill

C100 at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Thank you for joining us December 8–10, 2014, for the Association Committee of 100 (C100) meeting at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. The meeting includes dynamic speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and exciting activities in sunny California.



Bruce Josten's Speech: 

Marty Regalia's Presentation: 



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Transportation to The Resort at Pelican Hill is only provided from the John Wayne Airport (SNA). 

One complimentary round-trip car service to/from SNA is provided (15 minutes from Pelican Hill). Please keep your travel information up to date on the registration form to ensure proper transfers.

If your guests plan to arrive or depart at a different time than you, we are happy to arrange ground transportation for them, but we need to add this transportation cost to your room bill.

Cost of additional ground transportation to Pelican Hill:

  • One-way town car from SNA: $115 (including driver meet and greet, gratuity, taxes, and airport fees)
  • One-way Taxi from SNA: $30–$35 (not including gratuity)

If you are driving, valet parking is included in the room rate.



The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, California  92657

The room rate is $295 per night; taxes and gratuities are not included. A one-time fee of $35 will be charged to cover porterage, housekeeping, and room deliveries. Valet parking is included in the room rate.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon.

Based on availability, a group room rate is available from Saturday, December 6 to Sunday, December 14. 



The hotel deadline to make or change your reservation is Friday, November 14. At that time, the hotel will charge your credit card for the first and last night’s room as a deposit. 

Cancellations must be made seven days in advance of your first night’s stay. If you cancel after this deadline, you lose your deposit. 

No-shows lose their first night’s deposit and entire reservation. If you decide to reinstate your reservation for subsequent nights, please notify U.S. Chamber staff. If you do not attend both nights, your deposit is forfeited. 

You are able to transfer the name on the room reservation through December 5. After this time, your room will be released and you will lose the group rate. 



Dress for all general sessions and Monday evening dinner is business casual. Tuesday evening dinner is smart casual. Men are not required to wear jackets or ties; sport coats are optional. Women may wear casual dresses or slacks and a blouse. 

The temperature in Newport Coast, California, in December ranges from the mid-40s to the mid-60s. A jacket or coat is recommended for evening events as they will take place outdoors if weather permits.



All general sessions are open to adult guests of committee members and sponsors. Monday and Tuesday evening receptions and dinners are open to guests and children as well.



Deep ocean views to the horizon guide all 18 tee shots on the North Course. Open canyons and elevated plateaus with a palette of a hundred colors contrast the distinct green edges of the fairways and greens. One can feel complete isolation on this course—save for the sound of birds’ wings and the refreshing perfume of unique flora. With several holes on the cliff’s edge, the Pacific Ocean draws focus from the green, beckoning players to experience one of the finer points of the course. This par 71 course, designed by Tom Fazio, is nearly 7,000 yards.

Monday, December 8
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Ocean North Golf Course

7:00 a.m. Breakfast in Hospitality Suite
7:45 a.m. Shuttle to Course
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Golf Pavilion

Breakfast is served in the Hospitality Suite, and lunch is served at the Golf Pavilion.



Spa treatments are available Saturday through Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C100 members and their adult guest may choose one of five treatments.

AMBER GOLD SIGNATURE MASSAGE (50 minutes): Dry brushing exfoliation and enhanced oils amplify Swedish massage techniques for an integration of mind and body that improves circulation and relieves stress.

CALIFORNIA SUGAR GLOW (50 minutes): This deliciously pampering, antioxidant treatment leaves skin satiny smooth and radiant with a completely natural body polish of pure sugar cane, followed by a wonderful skin quenching lotion.

CLASSIC CLEANSING (50 minutes): Designed to refresh, clear, hydrate and refine skin, this facial increases circulation and prevents damage from daily environmental skin stressors.

PRONTO AGRUME MANICURE (25 minutes) and PRONTO OLIVO PEDICURE (40 minutes): Heal the hands with an olive‐based express manicure, infused with specially sourced citrus. Includes cuticle care, nail filing, buffing, and nail lacquer, excluding French polish. Revive tired legs and feet with an olive‐based express pedicure, including a Skin-quenching foot treatment and pampering massage to restore healthy circulation. Includes cuticle care, nail filing, buffing and nail lacquer, excluding French polish.

MEN’S GROOMING FACIAL (50 minutes): This deep cleansing treatment includes exfoliation and extractions, a relaxing scalp and facial massage, a skin‐conditioning mask, and grooming details, such as eyebrow trimming.

To see all of The Resort at Pelican Hill spa offerings, please visit



One-Hour Balanced Wellness Class (Yoga, Stretching, and Meditation)
Sunday, December 7: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Monday, December 8: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Enjoy the benefit of three classes combined into one, designed specifically to C100 attendees. 

Dynamic Yoga—addresses the cumulative importance of balance, flexibility, and strength.
Functional Stretch—demonstrates a combination of exercises to complement and reinforce daily expectations on the body.
Meditation and Restorative—open your mind, open your heart, and be grateful just for a moment or for an hour.

10-person capacity.


Pasta Making Class
Sunday, December 7: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Monday, December 8: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A hands-on participatory cooking class held in the kitchen of one of Pelican Hill’s private villas. Learn pasta making tips and techniques from Pelican Hilll chef’s in an intimate and friendly environment. The experience is followed by a light luncheon on the terrace with Prosecco. The class also includes a complimentary Pelican Hill apron and pasta recipes for you to take home. 

20-person capacity.


Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Tour
Sunday, December 7: 1:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

The Nixon Library is dedicated to educating others about the 37th president through historical stories of government and public affairs. At this marvelous site, guests can interact through 22 high-tech galleries, the spectacular First Lady’s Garden, the restored 1910 birthplace, and various exhibits, including the Structure of Peace, the Watergate Gallery, and the Hall of World Leaders. Plus check out the restored boyhood home of the president with the original furniture and setting.

23-person capacity.


Crystal Cove State Park Fitness Walk
Sunday, December 7: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Nurture the adventure within by exploring 3.5 miles of pristine coastline on the guided Crystal Cove Fitness Walk. The walk is tailored to the group’s athletic fitness ability and preference. It departs outside the spa, where you are transported to the beaches of Crystal Cove. 

20-person capacity. Please wear appropriate footwear.


Wine and Cheese Pairing and Tasting
Sunday, December 7: 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Experience esoteric wines and unusual cheeses while learning about the nuances of pairing wine and cheese. Hosted by a cheese professor and sommelier on a sun-filled ocean-view terrace. Perfect for that December Newport sunset.

20-person capacity. Guests must be 21 years old to attend.


Golf Shotgun
Monday, December 8: 8:30 a.m.

Set among over 400 acres of the most stubbing land in Southern California the Tom Fazio golf courses provide a truly unique golfing experience. The North course features ocean views from every tee and is a par 71.

60 person capacity.


Coastal Highlight Tour
Monday, December 8: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

See the best that the Orange County coast has to offer. Your local tour guide and architectural historian conduct this tour, visiting Balboa Island and its quaint shops and homes, Crescent Bay Point and Heisler Park for its stunning coastal views, and Top-of-the-World’s Alta Laguna Park overlook at 1,000’ elevation. Snack stops include date shakes, a burger at Husky Boy’s, or a chocolate-covered banana on Balboa Island.

25-person capacity.


Farm to Fork Cooking Class
Monday, December 8: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A participatory cooking class is held under the guidance of Jean Pierre Dubray, the executive chef, and his brigade in the kitchen of a private villa. Guests prepare a light Italian-style lunch and then dine al-fresco with a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio on the terrace. The class includes a complimentary Pelican Hill apron and recipes for you to take home. 

20-person capacity.


Additional Activities

  • The Resort offers:
    • Multiple body sculpting and yoga classes in the Fitness Center
    • Art and Prosecco tours and tours to Fashion Island 
    • Bicycle rentals from The Spa
    • Private golf lessons at the Golf Academy

To see all activities Pelican Hill has to offer, please You can schedule activities through the Committee of 100 concierge in the Hospitality Suite or by calling 888-507-6427.



Sunday, December 7
Dinner is on your own.

The Resort at Pelican Hill’s excellence is perhaps best exemplified by the exceptional dining experiences provided in its restaurants, bars, and lounges.

For dining reservations, call 855-315-8214.

Here is a selection of Pelican Hill’s restaurants:

Andrea Ristorante

Andrea Ristorante skillfully recreated storied culinary traditions in classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy. Savor the regional cuisine of Northern Italy and gracious service in this casually elegant atmosphere. Like in Italy, Andrea creates handmade pastas made fresh daily in a temperature-controlled Pasta Room, as well as artisan-style gelato featuring seasonal flavors.  Andrea offers a sophisticated wine list, a full-service lounge, and a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an exquisite private dining room.

Pelican Grill

Located at the Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of coastal California dining with fresh seafood, handmade pastas, the finest beef, and a variety of side dishes. An open-concept display kitchen, heated ocean-view terrace, and an extensive wines-by-the-glass menu complement the restaurant’s Napa-inspired cuisine.

Piccolo at the Villas

Located in the Villa Clubhouse, Piccolo offers a globally inspired menu of shareable petite portions, perfect for sampling a taste of the world’s most celebrated culinary traditions created from the finest locally sourced ingredients available. This restaurant, only open to Resort guests, also features an extensive list of beverages to accompany your experience.

The Great Room

Our Great Room is a relaxing place to gather warm residential-style comforts and a grand fireplace framed with Renaissance tapestries that serve as an inviting spot to enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment.  Chef Marco also invites you to sample one of the world’s finest culinary delicacies from his exclusive Il Menu Del Caviale.