You are cordially invited to Guide Dogs of America’s 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet honoring the 2016 recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:
- Mr. Gary Allen – General Vice President, IAM&AW
- Mr. Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and CEO, U.S. Sugar Corporation
Guide Dogs of America 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Rivoli Ballroom at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “B” and “C” litters.
IAM International President Bob Martinez announced this week that IAM District 15 New England Area Director and Local 447 Assistant Business Manager Russ Gittlen has been appointed Director of Guide Dogs of America (GDA) effective January 1, 2017. Gittlen will replace retiring GDA Director Dale Hartford.
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Having A Guide Dog Is Something Special For These Three 20-Something Graduates
Being blind was never an obstacle to achieving their goals for recent GDA graduates Adam Ohnstad, Rebecca Mendez and Constantine Greanias. All three were college graduates before they had their guide dogs and already pursuing paths to reach their professional goals and fuel their personal passions. Even though these young adults were independent in many ways, they all knew that having a guide dog would give them greater independence and so much more.
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The Orange County Quilters Guild crafted and generously donated a quilt, titled “Dogs Make The World A Better Place,” for raffle to benefit Guide Dogs of America’s program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge.
Guide Dogs of America is proud to announce that GDA Media Relations and Community Liaison Lorri Bernson has received the “Spirit of Accessibility” award from Access Services. Access provides complimentary transportation in Los Angeles for persons with disabilities who cannot ride the accessible public fixed route buses and trains.
GDA’s ‘No Upper-Age Limit’ Policy Keeps These Three Graduates Going and Going and Going
When Guide Dogs of America was founded more than 65 years ago, one of the founding principles was that no one would be denied a guide dog from the school based on his or her age. Joseph Jones, with the help of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW), founded our school and established the policy because he had been denied a guide dog from other schools due to the fact that he was “too old.” Jones was only 57.