This set of pictures stats with a tree or all the Council Medallions. New York Life Council gold-plated medallions distributed to council qualifiers and presenters during Chairman's and President's councils. No one could ever forget one of the minutely well planned and executed New York Life Council meetings.
NYLIC 1997 Chairman's Council was at the Greenbrier. The Greenbrier is a Forbes four-star and AAA Five Diamond Award winning luxury resort located just outside the town of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States.
NYLIC 1997 President's Council was in the culturally diverse and bustling city of San Antonio, Texas. The official brochure asks 'what casts a romantic spell over you? Idyllic walks along the lush river bank, a special dinner for two on a moonlit terrace, a picnic and fine bottle of wine in a picturesque vineyard or an extended walk around the Alamo?' For those of us who were making presentations and meeting with agents, we could only wish.
NYLIC 1999 President's Council was in the middle of Theme Parks USA Orlando, Florida. Fantastic workshops in the mornings were followed by shorts and sandals for great golf, family outings at one of the many Theme Parks, photo shots with Mickey and Minnie or Donald & Goofy or was it Cinderella and Jasmine? An evening of food and entertainment at Universal Studios. Who could ask for better family memories?
NYLIC 2000 Chairman's Council was on a beautiful shore in Geneva, Switzerland. You can find the whole of Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva, snowy mountains, bucolic wine-villages, city nightlife, the sound of cow-bells in rolling pastureland, castles, cathedrals and the dreamily beautiful, cerulean blue lake itself.
NYLIC 2000 President's Council was in Acapulco. Acapulco is famous for its explosive nightlife, postcard beaches, unlimited water sports, first-class hotels, gourmet restaurants and the breath-taking physical beauty of Acapulco Bay! Some of us remember it for its clay tequila shot glasses and the fantastic food. Of course there was a condition that you didn't drink the water which some of us didn't heed.
NYLIC 2002 Chairman's Council was in the fascinating city of Paris, France. Lingering over pain au chocolate in a sidewalk café, relaxing after a day of strolling along the Seine and marveling at icons like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… the perfect Paris experience combines leisure and liveliness with enough time to savor both an exquisite meal and exhibits at the Louvre. The tour of the palace at Versailles was a real treat.
The 2002 President's Council was in Puerto Rico. The meeting lived up to the hype of the travel brochure which claimed, 'Amazing experiences abound, from beautiful beaches to natural rain forests and a richness of history and culture to be found nowhere else.' The trip through the El Yunque National Forest was very popular as was the golf course just outside the hotel compound.
If my memory serves me the NYLIC 2003 Chairman's Council was changed from the hurricane bull's eye of Bermuda to the wild fire plagued dry desert and verdant mountains of Rancho Mirage, CA. Just 100 miles east of Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage spreads its verdant carpet across the desert floor between the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south and the snow-capped San Jacinto range on the west.
NYLIC's 2003 President's Council was in awesome Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel: iconic beauty amidst snow-capped peaks, enchanting lakes and pristine wilderness. The majestic 'Castle in the Rockies', located in the heart of Alberta in Canada's Banff National Park - provided legendary hospitality and unsurpassed dining experiences. And the trip to Lake Louise where we saw moose, bear and a glacier was pretty awesome as well.
NYLIC 2004 Chairman's Council was in the bustling city of Rome, Italy. Rome, or Roma in Italian, is a great city for sightseeing because you can get to many locations on foot and you can stumble upon ruins in the middle of the city. Amazing places such as The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, Vatican City, The Pantheon, and The Etruscan Museum are all found within the ancient city. And the entertainment sounded just like The 3 Tenors in a beautiful and romantic outdoor theater.
NYLIC's 2004 President's Council was in Cancun. The brochure wasn't wrong when it claimed that Cancun was home to the world's second largest barrier reef and an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling. But it was much more. Cancun also provided exciting nightlife, golfing, tennis, fishing or even horseback riding. If you wanted something a tad tamer, there was also great shopping, sun-bathing, and dining. A truly beautiful setting with the greatest of ocean views.