District 4 Spring Regional April 17-19, 2020 Gainesville, Florida
Welcome! LPA District 4 and the North Chapter are excited to invite you to the 2020 Spring Regional in Gainesville, Florida! It's been a few years since our district has been to the area and with the Southwest Chapter recently becoming active again, we are looking forward to hosting this event in their chapter! The Drury Inn & Suites is in a great location just minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment at the Gulf Coast Town Center. This newly built hotel is offering our LPA group a room rate of $125/night which includes several complimentary food and beverage options as well! The hotel is located at I-75 and SW Archer Road, Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville is just minutes from the University of Florida, UF Health Shands Hospital and several attractions, including the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
We have some fun things planned and a few special guests attending that's sure to make it a great time for everyone!
Regional Highlights: Welcome Meet & Greet, District Meeting, Doctors Panel Workshop, Doctor Consults, Boccia Ball, Bingo and more!
A few important things to know as you go through the registration information:
- LPA room block cut off date is April 12! - LPA Registration is online only. Paper form available by request. - Register early and save! LPA Early Registration Deadline is April 23! - Review the LPA Conference/Regional Membership Policy and Refund Policy. - LPA Registration is required for everyone attending the regional. - LPA name badges must be worn at all events. - Read and sign the LPA Code of Conduct required by LPA.
It’s going to be a great weekend and one you won’t want to miss! If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out here. We look forward to seeing you in May!
Check-In/Out Times: Check-In time is 3:00 PM. Check-Out time is 11:00 AM.
Cancellation Policy: You must cancel before 12:00 PM hotel time on day of arrival to avoid a charge. Cancelling your reservation after this deadline or failing to show will result in a non-refundable charge for 1 night per room to your credit card.
Hotel Information: - The Drury Inn & Suites is conveniently located right off of I-75 and adjacent to the Gulf Coast Town Center with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby for everyone. - Hotel is moments from historic attractions and beaches. - Free wireless Internet access. - Outdoor pool and hot tub. - Free Hot Breakfast daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Free 5:30 Kickback® daily from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMKickback Menu - Free Popcorn & Soda Fountain drinks daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Free Parking
Regional Schedule (Events and Times may be subject to change.)
Friday, May 3
Registration 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Pick up registration and name badges or register onsite during this time.
Meet & Greet and Hospitality Suite 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Come mingle with LPA friends and meet new ones. Join us during the hotel Kickback from 5:30 - 7:00 in the lobby area and then stop by upstairs from 7:00 - 8:30where refreshments will also be served.
Saturday, May 4
Registration 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Pick up registration and name badges or register onsite during this time.
Kids Room - Ages 2-12 yrs 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Children are invited to have some fun with arts, crafts, games and hang out while parents attend the district meeting and doctors workshop. Children under 2 yrs old are welcome with a parent. The kids room will be staffed by adult volunteers. Parents must remain in the hotel. Sign up on the registration form.
District General Assembly Meeting 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Hear what’s going on at the chapter, district, and national levels. All members are encouraged to attend this open discussion and learn what is next for LPA.
Doctors Medical Panel Workshop 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - An open discussion and Q&A with a few specialists in our LPA community that have experience with those that have dwarfism.
Olive Garden Luncheon - Onsite Group Event(Optional) 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Enjoy a delicious catered Italian buffet that includes House Salad, Breadsticks, a variety of Pastas, Marinara/Meat/Alfredo Sauces, toppings of Grilled Chicken, Meatballs, Italian Sausage, a Beverage and Dessert. Tickets: Adults - $15.00, Kids 4-12 yrs - $8.00 and Kids 3 yrs and under - Free. **Note: The last day to sign up or recieve a refund for the luncheon is Thursday, April 25!**
Doctor Consults 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - The doctors will be available for private one on ones during this time. If you would like to sign up to see a specialist please fill out the form below. For any questions please email Colleen Gioffreda.
Boccia Ball & Corn Hole 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Hang out, play and enjoy games with friends.
Dinner or 5:30 Kickback (On Your Own)
Mix & Mingle 7:30 PM -10:00 PM - Join us for a fun evening of music, Bingo and socializing with everyone! Bingo books will be available for purchase at the event for those that want to play.
Sunday, May 5
Sunday Farewell Check out time is 11:00 AM. Thanks for joining us, hope you had a great weekend! Have a safe trip home and see you next time!
LPA Registration Information
Registration Fees: Per Household
Early Registration - Before April 23 LPA Member: Single $30 Couple/Family $45 Inactive/Non-Members: Single $30 Couple/Family $45 + LPA Membership Fee
Late/Onsite Registration - After April 23 LPA Member: Single $40 Couple/Family $55 Inactive/Non-Members: Single $40 Couple/Family $55 + LPA Membership Fee
Additional Guests - $5 per person before April 23/ $10 after April 23 'Guests' are relatives or friends not living in the same household. They are subject to a guest fee when attending Regional events with an LPA registration. Ages 3 and under Free.
How to complete your registration:
1. Register Online & Pay via PayPal - Click on the button below to fill out the online registration form. Then click the PayPal Donate button below and pay online using PayPal. Enter your total registration and event fees amount.
2. Register Online & Pay with a Check - Click on the button below to fill out the online registration form and then email here for mailing address to mail your check to. Make checks payable to: LPA District 4
LPA Members - Register your HOH (Head Of Household) first. The HOH is the person the LPA membership is listed under. Ex: The person that the LPA Today and Conference Book is addressed to. You will then register and add additional household members or guests.
Inactive/Non-Members - Please read the LPA Membership Policy below before registering. Then register your HOH (Head Of Household) first and add additional household members or guests.
LPA Membership and Regional/Conference Attendance Policy: In 2016, the LPA National Board established a policy that an additional fee for non-members attending a regional/conference will be charged. The difference in price for non-members is a one-year LPA membership fee. All registrations will be checked on the LPA national membership database. Instead of paying the extra registration fee, it is preferred that registrants join to become a member of LPA or renew their LPA Membership. If you are not a member at the time of registration you will need to either contact LPA or pay the additional fee when you register.
LPA Membership: $55 a year per household. A three-year membership is $120(Save $45). Lifetime membership is $750. Senior memberships (age 65+) are $20 a year. International Members and full-time college or vocational students are $35 a year. Join or Renew today!
If you're unsure about the current status of your LPA Membership, please contact LPA National. For more information, questions or to join LPA visit the LPA national website or call the National Office at 714-368-3689.
REFUNDS: A full refund of registration/event fees will be granted before April 25. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests received after April 25 will be on a case by case basis. There will be no onsite refunds and registrants who do not cancel prior to April 25 and do not attend the regional are still responsible for the full registration and event fees.