Florida is Calling!
Sun, Fun, and Friendship on Tap for the 2013 GFWC Annual Convention
2013 GFWC Annual Convention | June 30 - July 2, 2013
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive | Hollywood, FL 33019
Phone: 954-602-6000 | Toll-Free: 1-888-627-9057
www.DiplomatResort.com | GFWC Room Block Page
NOW OPEN! Registration
Click here to complete your online registration. If you need assistance with your registration or are unable to register online, contact GFWC Headquarters at 1-800-443-GFWC (4392) or Convention@GFWC.org. Registration closes on June 7.
Registration to attend the 2013 GFWC Annual Convention includes:
- Admission to GFWC Business Sessions
- Admission to the Exhibitor Showcase
- Admission to Workshop Sessions
- Admission to the Welcome Reception
- Convention Welcome Bag, Convention Program, Convention Name Badge, and additional welcome materials
Girls Night In with Shot@Life Monday, July 1 from 10:00-midnight: Take part in games, pampering, and raffles while learning more about the campaign. Winners of the In Bloom Shot@Love Spring Contest will be announced during this event. There will be a requested $20 donation at the door which will cover your entry fee and raffle tickets. No pre-registration is required.
Shot@Life Champion Training Tuesday, July 2 from 7:15 -10:45 a.m.: Receive extensive training on advocacy, digital engagement, and fundraising so you are ready to spread the word about Shot@Life. This event is limited to 50 attendees and a $20 donation will be collected onsite. Breakfast will be provided. Reserve your spot now by contacting Adina Kauzlarich at AKauzlarich@GFWC.org or at 202-347-3168 ext. 142.
Call to Convention
The Call to Convention is your one-stop source for all things Convention. From hotel information, a preliminary agenda, resolutions, special events, and workshops, you can find it in the Call. The Call to Convention is also available as part of the March+April issue of GFWC Clubwoman Magazine.
2013 Call to Convention [PDF]
Book your GFWC group-discounted room today by visiting the GFWC room block page or calling 888-627-9057. GFWC’s group rate is applicable for Superior, Deluxe, or Grand Deluxe rooms at $139/night for single and double occupancy, and $159/night for triple or quad occupancy (plus applicable taxes) from June 27-July 6, and expires on June 4. When calling, mention the 2013 GFWC Annual Convention to receive the group-discounted rate and amenities. GFWC Convention attendees receive complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, a 20% discount on golf and spa services, and complimentary access to the WestinWORKOUT® fitness center. If you are experiencing difficulties with your reservation, contact The Westin Diplomat’s in-house reservation team, available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, at 954-602-8700. For further assistance, contact GFWC Convention and Meetings Manager Mary Louks at 202-347-3168 ext. 117. GFWC’s room block is not accessible through outside agents. Call the hotel directly, or visit GFWC’s room block page.
Here and There
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is easily reached by flying into Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (9 miles) or Miami International airport (22 miles).
Shuttle, Taxi, and Car Services
Upon arrival, follow signs in either airport for ground transportation services. Attendees can prearrange shuttle services to and from the airport by contacting one of the various transportation companies licensed to provide transportation pick-up. Visit either airport’s website for further information.
Click here for a Go Airport Shuttle discount voucher and save on your way to and from the airport.
The Amtrak station is located 6 miles from The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Visit www.Amtrak.com for schedules and pricing.
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is located just off Interstate 95. For assistance with driving directions call the hotel directly or visit an online travel website, such as www.Maps.Google.com
Dive in to the Gold Coast
Help support GFWC programs including the Success for Survivors Scholarship, disaster relief, and more by making a donation to our Gold Coast Raffle. All GFWC members who donate $100 or more worth of pizes will receive a complimentary sheet of raffle tickets. Prizes include designer purses, Girlfriends Weekend at GFWC Headquarters, an opportunity to have a book character named after you, and much more! Download the Donor Agreement Form below to get started or contact Executive Coordinator Asmi Patel at APatel@GFWC.org or 202-347-3168 ext. 124 for more information.
Gold Coast Raffle Donor Agreement Form [PDF]
Gifts to Headquarters
Invest in the future of GFWC Headquarters by making a contribution to the GFWC Pipe Project. Donations to this year’s Gifts to Headquarters Fund are designated toward replacing corroded water piping in 1734 N Street. Gifts to Headquarters donations will be acknowledged at Convention and donors will be printed in the Convention Program, as long as they are received at GFWC Headquarters by May 31.
2013 Gifts to Headquarters Donation Form [Word]
2013 Gifts to Headquarters Donation Form [Fillable PDF]
Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Convention Program Advertising
GFWC invites you to bring your message to our 90,000 members by participating in the 2013 GFWC Annual Convention. Download our Opportunities Brochure to learn how and to find your perfect opportunity.
Attendees can receive the most up to date Convention information through News & Notes and GFWC Clubwoman Magazine. Sign up for News & Notes (it’s FREE!) here. Subscribe to GFWC Clubwoman Magazine here. Or, contact GFWC Headquarters at 1-800-443-GFWC (4392).