Memories on Mackinac Mother Daughter Event 2017-06-21T12:25:45+00:00

A Multi-Generational Getaway, June 25-26, 2017
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Creating a memory with your daughter that will last a lifetime!

Connecting with your daughter on a deeper level!

Creating that memory at a one of a kind location!

Connecting that memory to Solid Biblical teaching on becoming a woman of God!

Well…Imagine no more!

Shana Laura GraceI (Laura) would like to personally invite you to Memories on Mackinac – a Mother Daughter Event at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Mothers and Daughters of all ages are invited to this one-of-a-kind event at this one-of-a-kind location June 25-26, 2017 as I host a women’s event where you will make memories on Mackinac.

There is a special bond between a mother and daughter and I and want to help you Celebrate that relationship.  From the moment you step off the ferry until the clip clop of the horse drawn carriages fades away, you will be creating fabulous memories that will last a lifetime.

Set at beautiful Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan your memory making trip begins with a fabulous reception hosted on the porch of Grand Hotel.

“Dress-up” for dinner at Grand Hotel’s fabulous Salle à Manger.  You will feel like a princess during this 5 course dining experience.

After dinner enjoy a fun-filled session that will have you laughing till your sides hurt and shedding tears as we bare our souls over the joys and challenges of this special mother daughter experience.

After breakfast enjoy your choice of breakout sessions for all to attend! Breakout sessions to be announced soon.

Finish your morning with a final combined session where you will laugh together … and perhaps cry a bit, too.

Spend the afternoon at the Hotel pool, riding a bike or a horse or touring the Island.  Your Mother Daughter memories will last a lifetime!

Please join us!

Laura Laffoon


Laura Laffoon
Laura LaffoonAuthor, Speaker, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Laura is a real life woman with real life stories! Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. It was there in Atlanta that Laura forged through her youth and teenage years allowing God to refine her into a woman after God’s own heart. She went off to college earning a degree in Social Ministries. It was then that she met the man of her dreams, Jay…..Now that is a great story!

Laura’s infectious humor makes people laugh until their cheeks ache! Her no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase approach brings Biblical truths to life! For nearly 20 years, Laura has been fulfilling her mission to “Uniquely Honor Christ” while challenging others to live an abundant life in Christ.

Through her latest series, Laura desires all women to be strengthened and encouraged to be comfortable in their own skin … or shoes!

Find her online at

Kate Connors, SRAS
Kate Connors, SRASSpeaker
Growing up Kate had a chalkboard that her grandpa built in a “classroom” in her parents’ basement with textbooks from a school’s dumpster. She had a heart for teaching right from the beginning. With a degree in Earth Science and Chemistry, she does teach, it just is not about the kind of chemistry she thought it might be.

At Life Choices of Central Michigan, a nonprofit pregnancy resource center, she spends her days sharing a sexual risk avoidance message with students that focuses on optimal health.

Because of her love for Jesus and families, she also serves as part time children’s ministry director at MP Nazarene; it is a heart mission for her to teach practical ways families can demonstrate their faith in their everyday lives. From presenting fun and creative ways to worship in a monthly family focused service to sharing ideas on how to serve others and highlighting God honoring activities at the holidays, Kate is passionate about leading others to Christ and knowing Him more.

Kate and her husband of nearly 16 years, Jason, and their three children have intentionally built a life on God’s timing and provision.

Jill Almasi-Dole
Jill Almasi-DoleSpeaker
Jill Almasi-Dole is a wife, mother, daughter and a child of the King. She spends her days running kids to practices, teaching at the local university, and trying desperately to remember a recipe for dinner- any recipe will do. When she’s not folding laundry, grading papers or cheering on her children she can be found at the closest thrift store hunting for the next bargain. And avid reader, constant prayer worrier (not a warrior…yet), and a life long learner she has a passion for women and friendships. As an only child, Jill recognized early on what it meant to her to have quality friends and mentors in her life.
Brush With Bravata
Brush With BravataMother daughter team : Deborah and Rachel Rutkowski
Giving opportunity to anyone who want to learn how to paint. Allowing each person to create with boldness.

Who this event is for?

  • Moms of all Ages
  • Tweens and older
  • Stepdaughters
  • Daughters-in-law
  • Married daughters
  • Grandma’s
  • Grand-daughters
  • Aunts
  • Nieces

Grand Hotel Package includes:

Grand Hotel Room Rate for Memories on Mackinac includes your overnight accommodations, the welcome reception, dinner, and a full breakfast.

Grand Hotel Room Rates*

Hotel room rates are based on the number of adult women staying in the room PLUS the number and age of the children in the same room.

2017 Cost for adults (18 and older):

  • Rooms with one adult woman = $315 for the adult plus the cost for any children 17 and under
  • Rooms with two adult women (18+) = $195 per adult plus the cost for any children 17 and under
  • Rooms with additional adult women (more than two women) receive a discounted rate of $139 per additional adult
    • Ex) 4 adult women (18+) = $195 (1st woman) + $195 (2nd woman) + $139 (3rd woman) + $139 (4th woman)

2017 Cost for children (17 and under):

  • Rooms with children 9 years and younger = $0 per child with two paying adults at the double rate or one adult at the single rate.
  • Rooms with teenage daughters (10-17 yrs old) = $59 per child with two paying adults at the double rate or one adult at the single rate.

Reserving Your Room

Memories on Mackinac Room Grand Hotel Reservation Form will emailed to you with your ticket purchase confirmation. Room reservation form and other event details will be delivered to you by email from “” Please add this email address to your contacts or watch your spam folder. Unsubscribing from emails from “” will include unsubscribing from email information that is pertinent to the event.

You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel by email, fax or postal mail with a room reservation form provided upon purchase of conference tickets. A discounted room rate is available until 5/25/17, then standard hotel room rates may apply.

Event Tickets

Tickets are $49 per person. ($59 per person after May 25, 2017.)


Making Memories at Memories on Mackinac

Our Schedule

1:00pm – 2:00pm Registration in the Garden Terrace Area near the flower shop on the lower level.

2:oopm – 4:00pm Selfie Scavenger Hunt. (Be one of the top 3 photos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #momgh2017 to win prizes.)

4:oopm – 4:45pm “Be Still” presented by Laura Laffoon in the Grand Pavilion

5:30pm Welcome Reception on the East Front Porch

6:30pm Dinner (included for guests staying at Grand Hotel)

9:00pm General Session: “Brush with Bravata Painting Party” in the Grand Pavilion

7:30 – 8:45am Breakfast (included for guests staying at Grand Hotel)

9:30am Choose a breakout session:

  • Kate Connors, “BE Pure” in The Cottage Restaurant
  • Jill Almasi-Dole, “All about the BE” in the Grand Pavilion

10:30am Break

11:00am “Be still…”  presented by Laura Laffoon in the Grand Pavilion

Schedule is subject to change.

Here are a few ideas for activities to add to your excursion and make even more great memories.

  • Sunbathe by the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Swim in the cool water of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Enjoy the sauna or hot tub near the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Relax in a rocker on the front porch
  • Visit Grand Hotel’s Fitness Center
  • Stop by Grand Hotel’s horse stable, home to twelve horses and open to the public. It is located at Surrey Hills just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.
  • Try your hand at the games in T.Richards Arcade
  • Take a stroll through the legendary Grand Hotel gardens
  • Shop in Grand Hotel’s lovely stores – don’t miss the Outlet Store located behind The Gate House!
  • Rent a bike and tour the island
  • Rent a horse and buggy
  • Tour the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory up-island at Surrey Hills and the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World downtown.
  • Shop downtown! Don’t forget to buy some fudge
  • Browse The Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum located on Main Street just east of downtown free admission for Grand Hotel guests.
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Grand Hotel Parlor
  • Walk to the West Bluff, it’s lined with quaint summer cottages built in the 1880s and 1890s, and it’s the perfect way to enjoy the scenery and sneak in a great workout.
  • Play a game of Bocce Ball and Croquet at the Tea Garden and Lawn

*Grand Hotel 2017 Room Rate for Memories on Mackinac is $195.00 plus taxes per person daily. 19.5% hotel added charge and Michigan 6% Sales Tax applies to all charges. There is also a 2% Mackinac Island Assessment charge on the per person daily room. There is a one-time charge of $8.50 per person for transfer of luggage from the dock to the Hotel and return.