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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:13 pm
by Usha77
Are you ready? Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

The 2011 SUGAR Group RRRoundup will take place on MARCH 11 & 12, 2011.

Details Coming soon!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:42 pm
by Usha77
2011 SUGAR Group RRRoundup Information

The 2011 RRRoundup will be unlike any event previously - bigger and better than last year's even!

This year's event will take place in Amarillo, Tx AND in Vero Beach, FL!

That's right - we will host our gathering in TWO places at the same time and video conference them together. So, no matter which venue you attend, you will not miss any of the educational or informational events!

ADDITIONALLY - the gathering will be available for you to participate from home if you aren't able to attend. For a small fee, those who can't physically be at the event can participate from home as they will be given access to all the educational materials, live chat interface with the event and live viewing of all the speakers and demonstrations. There are even a few activities and door prizes planned ONLY for those participating from home.

With a focus on research and rescue needs, this gathering will put strong emphasis on data collection and research planning. We have been hard at work for many months planning this gathering and assure you that you will want to be a part of this event.

Details will be revealed as we are able to confirm them. But, we wanted to give you this information right now so you can begin or continue your plans to attend knowing all the options available to you. We will post hotel information, FAQ and other exciting details in the next few weeks.

If you missed the date announcement before, the event will take place on March 11 & 12, 2011. Hope to see you there!!!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:40 pm
by Usha77


Ashmore Inn & Suites
2301 I-40 East, Exit 72-A    Amarillo, Texas (TX) 79104

Standard Features

    * Deluxe continental breakfast
    * Hospitality hour- (Monday through Thursday)
    * Microwave, refrigerator, and in-room coffee maker
    * High-speed Internet access in each room
    * Free local calls
    * Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness center
    * Outdoor courtyard with sundeck and gazebo
    * Meeting rooms
    * Airport Transportation
    * Guest Laundry facilities

Standard room $79.99 + tax (1-4 people)
Suites $99.99 + tax (1-4 people)

Reservations: 877-374-3344
To make room reservations, call the number above and give the guest service representative the SUGAR Group name to receive our group rate. Reservations made through a travel agency or through the internet will not receive the group rate.
Reservations must be made by FEB. 26, 2011 to guarantee the above rates.


Comfort Suites
6505 Metal drive,  Ft. Pierce, FL  34945 ... rida-FL733

Full-service amenities and features include:

    * Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
    * Free continental breakfast
    * Free weekday newspaper
    * Free local calls
    * Free coffee in the lobby

Guests of this Fort Pierce, FL hotel will also enjoy the fitness center, outdoor heated pool and hot tub.

Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like access to copy and fax services. There is also a business center available for guest convenience.

In addition to standard amenities, all spacious guest rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Guest laundry facilities are located on the property.

$109.00 + tax per night
This is an all suite hotel.

Reservations: (772) 409-1420
To make room reservations, call the number above and give the guest service representative the SUGAR Group name to receive our group rate. Reservations made through a travel agency or through the internet will not receive the group rate.
Reservations must be made by FEB. 18, 2011 to guarantee the above rates.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:14 pm
by Usha77

We will be offering free wellness exams on Friday again this year IN TEXAS ONLY.  Vet visits will be scheduled on a first come/ first served basis.  Again, free wellness exams will only be available at our Texas location this year.

Dr. Walsh will be on hand to provide wellness checks to gliders Friday. Wellness checks will include physical exam, weighing, consultation with a licensed veterinarian and fecal exams (read by the vet).

EACH glider will be given a wellness check form, filled out and signed by the vet at the end of the examination. The SUGAR group will collect copies of each form for our research.

Visits with the vets will be scheduled on a first come basis, and can only be scheduled once registration is paid in full. Vet visits will occur roughly from 9-3 with a break for lunch.


Q: Why are we offering free wellness exams:
A: Two reasons:
1) We believe that it is important to ensure that there are no active infections in gliders that will all be in the same conference room the following day. By doing fecal exams on Friday, we have a great assurance that all of the precious babies we see and love on during the event on Saturday are healthy and that we are not spreading a parasite rampantly through the conference room.
2) The primary purpose for the SUGAR group's existence is Research. We assume that those attending the conference are also interested in research. Therefore, we will take this opportunity to collect data in many different forms throughout the weekend. One such way is through wellness exams. We have asked for the past two years that people take these forms with them to each vet visit, have them filled out and returned to us. Several people do so. Many do not. This is one opportunity for us to get this information on many different gliders at one time.

Q: How do I schedule my free vet visits?
A: Register (on the SUGAR Group's website) and pay your registration in full.   While registering, you will indicate that you wish to see the vet and how many gliders you will need to have examined. Once your registration is paid in full, we will schedule you for the visits and you will receive your scheduled visit time in your registration packet. If we run out of time slots, you will be notified prior to the week of the RRRoundup.

Q: What about my privacy?

A: Vet visits will take place in a private room. The SUGAR group has always respected privacy and confidentiality. We have taken an oath to never reveal confidential information. IF your gliders test positive for a parasite, then the only people that will know are you, the vet and one staff member (Val or Jamie). You are not obligated to share any information with anyone at the event (but are required to allow the SUGAR group a copy of your vet form).  We will hold the same respect for privacy if any other health issue is indicated by the vet.
We will ask that anyone with gliders that test positive leave your gliders in your room Saturday rather than bring them to the conference venue.
IF medication is needed, we will be able to get it from Dr. Pearson's office by Saturday morning (so your babies will have it ASAP).

EMERGENCY visits (should one be needed) will be given immediate attention by the vets.