2017 Convention

GDUI 2017 Convention First-Timers’ Winners!

We Have Winners!

GDUI Congratulates Sam Hoggle and Karen Wood, Winners of the GDUI 2017 Convention First-Timers’ Awards!

A Message from Caitlin Mongillo, Chair – GDUI First-Timers’ Committee

As you may recall, last summer Bob Acosta and the fabulous fundraising committee held a raffle in Minneapolis. The proceeds of this raffle were earmarked to send a GDUI member to convention for the first time. Bob’s raffle raised over $1900 last year. A committee was established to construct an application, decide how these funds would be utilized and seek qualified candidates to attend our 2017 convention in Sparks, NV. We are glad to say that we have found our two first time scholarship award recipients; Karen Wood of Maryland and Sam Hoggle of Georgia. Karen and Sam, along with their guides, will be flying off to Sparks, NV, this summer to participate in their first GDUI convention…(Continue Reading)

Dog Food Delivered to Your Hotel Room

Want a fast and easy way to have your dog’s food delivered to your hotel room door?

ScoopMasters will be maintaining our dog relief areas at the Nugget. Once again they will offer the opportunity to order and deliver dog food right to your hotel room.

To order your food visit Scoopmaster’s website at http://premiumpetfood.com/acb/ or call Tim at (800) 787-7667. The deadline for ordering food is June 20th. What a convenience for you and your dog!  Please place orders by June 15th.

Doggie Conference Call – Convention Promotion

Eavesdropping on the “Nyla-Phone” Conference Call …

“Great German Shepherds and Holy Retrievers, Hoppie, it’s that time again! My mom got the call a few minutes ago. The wonderful, fantastic, fun-filled, action-packed annual GDUI convention will be held at the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada from July 2nd until July 5 and we are definitely going!”…(Continue Reading)

Rosie’s Cafe Menu – At The Nugget

“Rosie’s Café isn’t just good, it’s great. From giant burgers to bountiful breakfasts, salads and steak, you will enjoy a value-packed, American-style meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Rosie’s is open around-the-clock and features delicious daily and late night specials.” (Click Here to Review)

Raffle Prize – Plush Golden Retriever Pup in Harness (Read More Here)

2017 Convention Details

**Conference & Convention Dates

GDUI dates: Sunday, July 2, 2017  – Wednesday, July 5, 2017
ACB’s dates: Friday, June 30, 2017 – Friday , July 7, 2017

Preregistration for the ACB Conference and Convention opens May 24th.

To make reservations via telephone, call 1-800-648-1177 and ask for group code GACB17. You may also make reservations online by visiting www.acb.org. Follow the 2017 conference and convention link.

**Convention location:

Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431

** Hotel Details

All rooms at the Nugget have refrigerators and safes. Room rates at the Nugget Casino Resort are $89 (single or double occupancy) with an additional $10 per person for up to four people per room. Room tax is currently 13.5%. There is also a $2 per day tourism tax added to each room.  When you book your reservation, one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card.

Included in the room rate is the hotel resort fee, which covers:

  • Round-trip shuttle transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms;
  • Daily complimentary bottled water, 2 bottles per room per day;
  • Unlimited use of the year-round Atrium Pool;
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center;
  • Full-service concierge; and
  • Valet and self-parking in the secured covered parking structure.

The airport will be staffed by Margarine Beaman and volunteers. To assist airline personnel and Margarine and her volunteers please provide the following information: Your name, the name of the airline you will be arriving on, your departure city, arrival Flight number, arrival date and time, departure airline, departure date, departure time, and your cell phone number.

Send Margarine an e-mail with “airline information” in the subject line at mailto:Oleo50@hotmail.com or call her at 512.921.1625.

Convention highlights include our famous GDUI Suite, a live auction this year, a game night that combines poker and pups in unique ways, the ACB-GDUI walk, a mock trial where attendees serve as jurors, the GDUI Breakfast Club at Rosie’s Café, Carla’s famous canine massages, a nearly life-size plush Golden guide dog to bring home with you if yours is the winning raffle ticket, the always popular guide dog schools updates, and so much more!

2016 GDUI Convention Presentations – Audio is available via the following link: