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How GDA’s Instructors Prepare For Class

Monday, August 29th, 2016

From personality to pace, new students to retrains, young adults to seniors, there’s a lot that goes into preparing for a class of 10 students and 10 dogs.

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36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet & Golf Tournament

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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
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In Remembrance: GDA Champion Fran Granger

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Dedicated Guide Dogs of America supporter Fran Granger passed away August 3, 2016, surrounded by her family. Guide Dogs of America’s Board of Directors and staff extend our deepest condolences to her husband of 46 years, GDA board member J. Weldon Granger, their children and their families.
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GDA Volunteers Pick Up “B” and “C” Litters!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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.
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Graduating Class #394

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Volunteers Host Open House, Puppy Trials

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s Ventura Puppy Raising Group recently held the 2016 Ventura Open House and Puppy Trials. The event theme was “Dog Days of Summer-Costa Rica Edition”
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Russ Gittlen to Succeed Dale E. Hartford at Guide Dogs of America

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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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GDA Volunteers Pick Up “T,” “V,” W,” and “A” Litters!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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 “T,” “V,” “W,” and “A” litters.
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Save the Date: 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Save The Date

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GDA volunteer protects service dogs in his home state

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Guide Dogs of America volunteer Adam Beasley is in the news for his successful effort to create a law protecting service dogs in his home state of Alabama. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ “Machinist News Network” reports:

“Thanks to IAM Local 2003 member and Guide Dogs of America volunteer Adam Beasley, Alabama now has a law specifically protecting service dogs from assault for the first time in the state’s history.
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