A Personal Reflection
For me, summer began on Memorial Day, a traditional time to remember our service men and women who have given their lives for our country. For my father, who was in the Army Air Corps in WWII (stationed on Tinian Island where he worked as a welder repairing airplanes in the Pacific Theater…yes, tungsten runs in my veins), Memorial Day was sacred. Continue Reading
Where the Money Really Goes • Since its inception in 2000, GAWDA members have donated almost $1.5 million to charities located in the host convention cities through GAWDA Gives Back. In 2012, GAWDA President Bryan Keen chose two non-profits in Colorado Springs to receive a donation of $87,222 each. Recently Partners in Housing sent a letter describing how they are using the money. To learn how other GAWDA Gives Back charities used our donations, read "How GAWDA Gave Back." You may be in for a surprise.
Get a Place to Stay • The room block for GAWDA's Annual Convention is 90% sold! Make your hotel reservations today at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. Room rate is $229 plus fees and taxes for single and double. The hotel will honor this rate until Friday, August 15. Accommodations can be booked two ways: Online or by calling 877-622-3056. Mention GAWDA for discounted rate.