2000, was a monumental day in the AJGA's history.
That was the
day the Association took up official residence at Chateau
Elan Resort. The day was the final link in a chain of events
that began many years before.
At some point
in the mid-90s, although its hard to say exactly when, the
AJGA outgrew its headquarters at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell,
When that 4,000
square-foot brick colonial was built in 1983, it had the space
to comfortably accommodate about 15 people, three times the
number of AJGA staff at the time.
But after 10 years
in the building, the number of AJGA tournaments had skyrocketed
and, consequently, so had the number of staff. The building's
capacity had been reached.
So, in 1994, as
the building was starting to burst at the seams, the AJGA
began making plans to relocate to a larger headquarters. But
in the meantime, six members of the Tournament Operations
Department moved into a rented office building a few blocks
away to alleviate the overcrowding..
Fact: The AJGA's new $2.4 millon headquarters
is being completely funded by private donations through
the $3.2 million AJGA Capital Campaign.
time, everyone could breathe a little easier. But not for
plans for the new building were researched, the AJGA continued
growth of the AJGA had exceeded all expectations," said
AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. "Our old building
was largely responsible for the family atmosphere created
within the AJGA. This atmosphere played a large role in our
early success. But the need for additional space was vital
to our ability to continue servicing our membership."
an agreement was struck with Chateau Elan Resort, about 40
miles northeast of Atlanta. At last, the AJGA had a place
to construct its new headquarters.
building took shape, the AJGA's growth did not stop.
summer of 2000, the AJGA squeezed 24 people into the same
building that was built for 15.
the old brick colonial headquarters seemed to grow smaller
and smaller as the staff got larger and larger. Even the Tournament
Operations staff's rented office space became overcrowded
during the waning months.
the new AJGA National Headquarters at Chateau Elan was completed
on schedule in August of 2000. When the summer's final event
was completed on Labor Day, the long-awaited time had finally
a moment's rest, the AJGA packed up 23 years of history and
moved into the future.
hope is that the future is as good as the past.
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