District 4 Spring Regional April 16-19, 2020 Gainesville, Florida
LPA District 4 and the North Florida Chapter invite you to the 2020 Spring Regional in Gainesville, Florida! Home to the University of Florida, the newly built Drury Inn & Suites is offering our group a fantastic room rate that includes several complimentary food and beverage options for everyone! Situated right off of I-75, the hotel is within close proximity to several area attractions like the Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, Paynes Prairie, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (home of the Florida Gators) and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. It's been a few years since our district has been to the area and with the North Chapter becoming active again, we are looking forward to hosting this event in their chapter!
We have a fun event planned and a special guests attending that's sure to make it a great time for everyone!
A few important things to know before you register:
- LPA Paid Membership & Registration is required for everyone attending the regional. - LPA room block reservation cut off date is March 27! - Register early and save! LPA Early Registration Deadline is March 31! - LPA Registration is online only. Paper form available by request. - Review the LPA Conference/Regional Membership Policy and Refund Policy. - 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 definitely won’t want to miss! If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out here. We look forward to seeing you in April!
LPA Standard Room Rate: $125/night plus tax Guest rooms feature either a king or two queen size beds with a refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and coffee maker.
LPA Suite Room Rate: $163/night plus tax Deluxe two-room suites feature a bedroom with either a king or two queen size beds. A separate living room area includes a pull out queen sofa sleeper.
Reservations: Call 800-325-0720 and ask for the Little People of America group #2385975 or book online using this link www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2385975. LPA room block reservation cut off date is March 27! If any rooms are still available after the deadline there is no guarantee the hotel will honor the LPA room rate. Don't wait to book your room!
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 EST on the day of your scheduled 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 Amenities: - Free Wireless Internet access - Outdoor pool and hot tub - Free Parking
- Free Hot Breakfast daily from6:00 AM - 9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM on weekends. Start every day with make your own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.
- Free 5:30 Kickback® daily from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Enjoy free hot food and cold beverages every evening at the 5:30 Kickback®. Featuring a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. View the Kickback Menu
- Free Popcorn & Soda Fountain drinks daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn and beverages in the lobby every evening.
TENTATIVE - Regional Schedule (Activities and Times may be subject to change.) IF ANYONE WANTS TO HELP W/ ANYTHING OR HAS ANY IDEAS LET ME KNOW VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED
Thursday, April 16
For those arriving on Thursday... Everyone will be doing their own thing either at the hotel or offsite. Perhaps meet up with others during the hotel Kickback from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, hang out by the pool or in the lobby area etc.
Friday, April 17
Offsite Group Activity(Optional)
Corn Hole & Boccia tournament??
Activities(On Your Own) - Visit area attractions or hang out at the hotel!
LPA Registration 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Pick up your welcome packet or register onsite at the registration table located in the main ballroom. Your packet will include name badges, tickets and schedule of activities.
Dinner or 5:30 Kickback (On Your Own)
Welcome Hospitality Social 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Come mingle with LPA friends and meet new ones! Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, April 18
LPA Registration 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Pick up your welcome packet or register onsite at the registration table located in the main ballroom. Your packet will include name badges, tickets and schedule of activities.
Kids Room - Ages 3-12 yrs. CHERYL BOGLER IS HEADING THIS! 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Children are invited to have some fun with arts, crafts, games, movies and hang out while parents attend the district meeting and doctors workshop. Children under 3 yrs old are welcome with parent supervision. 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 9:00 AM - 10:00 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 lead by the following team of dwarfism specialists from the LPA Medical Advisory Board.
PLUS several doctors from the skeletal clinic as well!! could have between 5-10 drs!!
Dr. Julie Hoover-Fong - Geneticist Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Dan Hoernschemeyer - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon University of Missouri Hospital Columbia, Missouri
Dr. George Jallo - Neurosurgeon Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital St. Petersburg, Florida
Group Luncheon (Onsite) 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Enjoy a variety of Sub Sandwiches, Chicken Tenders, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad and other Sides. Beverages and Dessert included. Tickets: Adults - $15.00, Kids 4-12 yrs - $8.00 and Kids 3 yrs and under - Free.
Lunch & Local Activities (On Your Own) - Visit area attractions!
Doctor Sessions 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - The doctors will be available for private one on one visits during this time. If you would like to sign up to meet with a specialist please fill out the online form below. For any questions please email Colleen Gioffreda.
Mix & Mingle 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Join us for a fun evening of music and socializing with everyone!
Bingo 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Hang out and have some fun playing bingo with friends. Bingo books and prizes will be available for those that want to play!
Sunday, April 19
Sunday Farewell Check out time is 11:00 AM. Thanks for joining us, see you next time!
LPA Registration Information
Registration Fees: Per Household
Early Registration - Before March 31 LPA Member: Single $40 Couple/Family $60 Inactive/Non-Members: Single $40 Couple/Family $60 + LPA Membership Fee $55
Late/Onsite Registration - After April 1 LPA Member: Single $50 Couple/Family $70 Inactive/Non-Members: Single $40 Couple/Family $55 + LPA Membership Fee $55
Additional Guests - $15 per person '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. Please add 'Spring Regional' and the last name your registration is listed under in the PayPal notes section.
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. Please add 'Spring Regional' and the last name your registration is listed under on your check. 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 $55 registration fee to the district, 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 and event fees will be granted before April 10. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests received after April 10 will be on a case by case basis. There will be no onsite refunds. Registrants who do not cancel prior to April 10 and do not attend the regional are still responsible for the full registration and event fees.