[tabi] Fw: [fcb-l] Top Dog Workshop 2011 Registration

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:58:10 -0400

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From: Debbie Grubb 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 1:11 PM
Subject: [fcb-l] Top Dog Workshop 2011 Registration

Greetings from Guide Dog Users of Florida

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2011 Top Dog Workshop is 
now open.  

This event is created especially for guide dog handlers and friends and 
supporters of the guide dog movement. 
The registration fee for the 2011 Top Dog Workshop is $15.00. The program 
document will be available on-line and will be circulated on many list-serves. 
However, the document will be available to you at the conference in Braille, 
large print and on audio CD. The Conference Registrar is Sally Benjamin. If you 
have any questions about the registration process or if you would prefer to 
register over the telephone, contact Sally at 
(800) 267-4448. The on-line 
registration process will allow you to pay via credit or debit card. To 
register on-line, go to 


The conference hotel is the beautiful Four Points by Sheraton Studio City, 
located at 5905 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. The hotel is offering 
the very attractive rate for in-season stays near the Orlando theme parks of 
$79 per night plus applicable tax for sleeping rooms. When you reserve your 
room, one night's room charge will be billed to your credit card. To reserve 
your room, call (800) 327-1366 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 
to be connected with the Reservations Department. When reserving your room, be 
sure to tell the reservationist that you are attending the 2011 Top Dog 
Workshop, in order to insure that you receive the conference rate. Should you 
like to spend extra time in Orlando, the conference rates of $79 per night plus 
applicable tax will be available three days before and three days after the Top 
Dog Workshop. For purposes of hotel registration, the event will formally begin 
on Thursday, January 6 and will conclude on Sunday, January 9, 2011. The hotel 
and event registration cut off deadline is December 6, 2010. 

During the conference, five meals will be served. You are invited to purchase 
any or all of these meal selections. On Friday evening, you can choose from a 
trio salad plate consisting of Hawaiian chicken salad, tuna salad and seafood 
salad served with sliced fruit and a buttery croissant, or Chicken Marsala or 
Veggie Lasagna. Dessert will be bread pudding. The cost of the Friday evening 
meal is $20.00. During this time, we will socialize and listen to great music 
from the vast library of the Director of ACB Radio, Larry Turnbull. A plated 
breakfast consisting of orange juice, regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea, 
Breakfast Muffin, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Breakfast Potatoes and 
Seasonal Sliced Fruit will be served on Saturday and Sunday morning at $15.00 
per meal. 
Boxed lunches will be served on Saturday afternoon at $15.00. Choose between 
honey baked ham and Swiss, oven roasted smoked turkey, roast beef and Swiss or 
veggie wrap. Your choices for the Saturday evening banquet are Mahi Mahi, Prime 
Rib or Veggie Meal with baked apple in puff pastry with cinnamon, caramel sauce 
for dessert, at a cost of $30.00. 

This year's programming includes a variety of opportunities for attendees to be 
entertained, enriched and educated. On Friday morning, in order to prepare you 
for your adventures at the various Orlando based theme parks, learn about the 
access options specifically designed for people who are blind and visually 
impaired. The exhibit area will be open on Friday, providing you with 
opportunities to purchase wonderful products and services for you and your 
guide. After breakfast on Saturday, the Top Dog Workshop will present the very 
popular blessing of the guide dogs. We will learn about issues confronting 
guide dog handlers who face health crises in their lives necessitating that 
they reside in a health care facility or housing available to people and their 
families while they receive long or short-term care. Law enforcement, educating 
officials and guaranteeing enforcement is a battle that we each fight where we 
live, play and work. Learn valuable tips to assist you in this very laudable 
cause. The participating guide dog schools will present their reports. You will 
have the opportunity to meet wonderful puppy raisers from several schools who 
will share some of their life experiences with the adorable puppies who grow up 
to be our guide dogs. The exhibit area will be open during specific hours on 
Saturday. The Saturday evening banquet will be a special time to share and hear 
an exciting guide dog oriented presentation. 

Many people are working extremely hard to bring to you the very best 
programming and entertainment opportunities. Your participation in the 2011 Top 
Dog Workshop will make it even better. Thank you so much for your interest in, 
and support of the 2011 Top Dog Workshop. 


Debbie Grubb, 
Event Coordinator 



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