The New Jersey Guardsmen invite you to join us for the

2019 National Weekend

April 25 - 28, 2019

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos | Hacienda del Mar

See you at Our HOUSE!

    President's Welcome

    There is an old Mexican proverb that reads: Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente. The crude translation is “The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current. You snooze, you lose.” We are thrilled that you all did not snooze and instead made the decision to join us for fun and sun in beautiful Cabo San Lucas.

    Jacques Costeau once called the Sea of Cortez "The Aquarium of the World” because of its beautiful sea life. It would have been hard for him to imagine that, for at least three days, this Aquarium would be inhabited by poorly-intentioned, wise-cracking, hard-partying Guardsmen and wives/significant others. Cabo ain’t seen nothing like a Guardsmen party……at least not in the past six years.

    We had such a great time in 2013 that we unanimously decided to DO IT AGAIN. This time we decided to buy out the entire hotel and invite you all to "OUR HOUSE". We wanted to provide the type of in-home entertaining that was a bedrock upon which this august organization was founded. So please, enjoy yourselves and make yourselves at home. Mi casa es su casa!!!


    Clifton E. Strain
    The New Jersey Chapter of the
    National Association of Guardsmen


    Weekend Co-Chair's Message

    Our Fellow Guardsmen,

    On behalf of the New Jersey Guardsmen we want to welcome you to “OUR HOUSE” in Los Cabos, Mexico. The beautiful turquoise waters, picturesque mountains and desert landscapes are a perfect backdrop for the first national weekend of 2019.

    Take a step back with us, to a time when home entertaining was a Guardsmen tradition. For this entire weekend, the Hacienda Del Mar will be exclusively Guardsmen and their guests, and our chapter intends to host and entertain you in “OUR HOUSE”. In keeping with the original purpose of The Guardsmen, we have worked to create a special environment where we all can party privately, purposefully and heartily.

    Thank you for accepting our invitation to join us. While you are here, make sure to obey the HOUSE rules; hang out, chill out and party by the sea. You are our guests and we appreciate you spending time with us. Every member of our chapter, and our significant others, are dedicated to making this a memorable weekend. Expect fine cuisine, top shelf libations, world class entertainment…and maybe some surprises. We hope you arrive rested because now, it’s on!

    Don’t let the weekend come and go without reflecting on the uniqueness of this social organization known as The Guardsmen; its rich history and accomplished members. As well, take in the overwhelming beauty of the Los Cabos area.

    The New Jersey Guardsmen look forward to continuing the rich tradition of impressive weekends our chapter is known for.

    Welcome to “OUR HOUSE”. If you need anything, just ask.

    David R. Jones & Miguel C. Thames
    Weekend Co-Chairmen

    Event Agenda

    Thursday | April 25

    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Guardsmen Weekend Registration - "Our Living Room"
    Living Room - Sheraton Lobby

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Opening Reception - “Get Ready To Relax At Our House!"
    Palapa Fiesta
    Attire: Resort Casual

    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    “Open House” - Sip, Sample, Socialize Throughout the House
    Various Restaurants on The Property

    10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Live Jazz Nightcap w/ Special Guests
    Infinity Pool

    A game room will be available daily. Please check with Guardsman registration for location and times.

    Friday | April 26

    Registration OPEN - "Our Living Room"
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Living Room - Sheraton Lobby

    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
    Breakfast for Golf & Tennis
    Tomatoes Restaurant

    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Come As You Are Breakfast
    Meet & Greet, Enjoy Fun Connection Activity
    Tomatoes Restaurant & Breakfast Stations

    7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
    Ladies Activities ❤
    Palapa Fiesta & Beach
    Attire: Workout attire based on "Activity"

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Golf Tournament - $250 Fee
    (Shotgun Start 8:00 AM - Shamble Format)
    Cabo del Sol Desert Golf Course
    Club Rentals: Available on-site - $75 Fee

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Tennis Tournament - $75 Fee
    (2 Options Available - Round Robin or Tennis Clinic)
    Cabo Tennis Center

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bridge Tournament
    Arcos 2
    Attire: Resort Casual

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sax Boutique Pop Up Shop ❤(Ladies Only)

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    “Dipping In Finesse” - Poolside Luncheon and Dancing
    Delfines Pool Deck
    Attire: Pool / Casual Wear - You may want to take a DIP!

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Presidents Meeting
    Arcos Ballroom

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    NBA Playoffs and Other Sports
    GMan Cave (Sports Bar)

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception
    Cabo Del Sol Golf Meadow

    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    "Naughty in Nature, A Seaside Affair" - Dinner and Dancing
    Cabo Del Sol Golf Meadow
    Attire: All Black Resort Chic
    Ladies wear comfortable shoes...of course they will be fly!

    11:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    “Club Zanzibar New Jersey House Party” - Afterparty
    Hacienda Ballroom 2

    11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    "New Jersey Chill Out" - Smooth Jazz, Drinks, Cigars and Conversation
    Tequilas Bar

    Saturday | April 27

    7:00 AM - 11 AM
    Come As You Are Breakfast
    Tomatoes Restaurant & Breakfast Stations

    7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
    Ladies Activities ❤
    Palapa Fiesta & Beach
    Attire: Workout attire based on "Activity"

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    National Guardsmen Business Meeting
    Hacienda Ballroom 1

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sax Boutique Pop Up Shop ❤ (Ladies Only)
    Room adjacent to courtyard and hotel front check-in

    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    “Jersey Sure” - Mimosas & Music, Pre-Lunch Live Jazz Concert
    Infinity Pool
    Attire: Wear your swim suit/cover-up or Pool/Casual wear

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    “Living The Luxe G-Life” ❤(Ladies Luncheon)
    The Plazuela
    Attire: Don’t change your outfit! Lunch, Lounge & Lots of Shopping!

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Men's Luncheon
    De Cortez Restaurant

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception
    Motor Courtyard

    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    “Aqua Boogie” - Dinner and Dancing Gala...“Try NOT to Get Wet!”
    De Cortez Pool
    Attire: By the Pool Chic - Casual Elegance

    11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
    "Oceanside" - Jazz Under the Stars
    De Cortez Restaurant

    11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    "New Jersey House Party" - Afterparty
    Hacienda Ballroom 2 & 3

    Sunday | April 28

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    "Adiós" - Farewell Brunch
    Both Tomatoes & Tequilas Restaurants

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    “The Lord's House”

    Ladies Activities

    Friday & Saturday

    Morning Activities
    Friday & Saturday Mornings - April 26 & 27
    7:45 AM - 8:30 AM - Yoga
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Meditation / Prayer
    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM - Power Walk
    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM - Zumba
    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM - Water Aerobics
    Palapa Fiesta & Beach
    Attire: Workout attire based on activity

    Spa Services – Body Treatments and Beauty Salon
    Friday & Saturday - April 26 & 27
    10 AM - 5 PM
    Cactus Spa
    Additional Fee: Receive discount on services
    Treat yourself; you deserve it! Enjoy 15% discount on the following SPA services at Cactus Spa: Massages, facials, body wraps, and salon services (manicure, pedicure, make-up, blow-dry, up-do) Make your reservation today!

    Sax Boutique Pop Up Shop
    Friday & Saturday - April 26 & 27
    10 AM - 5 PM
    Friday - Chapel
    Saturday - Room adjacent to courtyard and hotel front check-in


    “Living The Luxe G-Life” - Ladies Luncheon
    Saturday - April 27
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Plazuela
    Attire: Don’t change your outfit! Lunch, Lounge & Lots of Shopping!

    Around Town

    Area Self Tours

    On Your Own Excursions

    Resort & Lodging

    Making Hotel Reservations for April 25 - 28

    “Our House” is currently SOLD OUT April 25 – 28, 2019 and rooms are not available in the main hotel.

    Designer Events is maintaining a list of guests names to determine how many rooms we will need to secure at a site adjacent to the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar.

    One and two bedroom suites will be available and the additional block will be released on March 4, 2019. Please contact Sydnei Jones ( with your planned arrival and departure dates, and preferred room type. Room rates will range from $350-$450 pretax.

    Look forward to seeing you in Cabo.

    For the Cancellation Policy of the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, please refer to their website.

    About The Resort

    Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

    Corredor Turistico KM 10, Lote D, Cabo del Sol
    23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

    Explore the 28 seaside acres that surround our Mexican Colonial resort in the Cabo del Sol Golf Complex. We're 35 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the quaint San José del Cabo, and ten minutes from the always-festive Cabo San Lucas.

    Enjoy an amazing meal in one of our restaurants, mix and mingle at our bars, or make a splash in one of five pools. Ample meeting space, Cactus Spa and Sheraton Fitness, and our Sheraton Adventure Kids Club make this beachside resort perfect for work and play.

    The resort encompasses 270 spacious guest rooms and suites, each with its own private terrace overlooking lush gardens or the ocean. Stay in touch with High Speed Internet Access, or drift to sleep in the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.

    Travel & Transportation

    Local Airport

    Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
    (Approx. 12.4 miles NE of resort)

    Terramar Airport Shuttle / Luxury Transportation

    By using the link below Guardsmen guests can conveniently book reservations for local shuttles to and from SJD International Airport with Terramar. Both shared & private service is offered.

    Shared from $21 USD
    Private from $88 USD

    Local Taxis

    If you choose not to reserve with Terramar, when you get outside of the terminal please look for the local taxi station. Note that Terramar is only permitted to transport travelers with prior reservations.

    Important Arrival Instructions

    Immigration, Customs & Local Transportation

    Host Chapter

    New Jersey Guardsmen

    Founded • 1957

    Our History

    The New Jersey Chapter was sponsored by Manhattan and was installed by the National Officers on October 12,1957 at Teddy's Lounge in Newark. James R. Cowan spearheaded the concept and was considered founder, and became the first president of the chapter. The Chapter's first entertainment was in September 1959, at the Hollywood Hotel in Long Branch, New Jersey.


    Charter Members
    John Alexander, Walter Alexander, James Cowan, Al Cuyjet, Thomas Edwards, Phillip Gear, Hubert Humphrey, Robert Johnson, Lanky Jones, Junius Langston, Adam McDaniel, Harry Mickey, Huerta Neals, William E. Shelton, Paul Sinclair, Spurgeon Sparks, Frank Thompson


    President - Cliff Strain
    Vice President - Ron Bailey
    Treasurer - Les Hayling Jr.
    Secretary - David Stith

    Weekend Co-Chairmen
    David R. Jones & Miguel Thames


    Doug Anderson
    Ron Bailey
    Bill Borden
    Mark Carter
    Leroy Cody
    Jay Cowan
    Bobby Cunningham, Jr.
    Ken Dube
    Dale Favors
    Brian Freeman

    Steve Freeman, Jr.
    Ric Gomez
    David Grain
    Les Hayling, Jr.
    Janus Holder
    Ken Holley
    Edward Johnson
    David Jones
    Lance LaVergne
    Craig MacKay
    Bill McCoy

    Fred McDaniel
    John Mullins
    Mark Scotland
    Wayne Seaton
    David Stith
    Cliff Strain
    Al Sturdivant
    Miguel Thames
    Herb Thomas
    Craig Treadway


    Steve Freeman, Sr.
    Curt Gadsden
    Albert Holimon
    Woodrow Holmes

    James Lassiter
    Bobby Mann
    Arthur Powell
    Booker Rice
    Russelle Robinson

    Cecil Sanders
    Fred Schenck
    Joseph Tabourne
    Eleby Washington


    Q | How do I register?

    Use the online registration form to submit yours and your guests' registration needs. Be sure to include any dietary needs and make your selections to the events you and your guests will be attending during the weekend. For more instructions about registration