AFFILIATE NEWS

** Cruise with Guide Dog Users of Florida!

Guide Dog Users of Florida and Cruising Canines invite you to come cruising Sept. 10-13, 2010. We'll be sailing on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas, departing from Miami and visiting Coco Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.

Inside cabins starting at $276.50 per person; outside cabins starting at $306.50 per person. Rates are based on double occupancy and include cruise fare, tax, government fees and port charges. Valid passports are required by all humans. Guide dogs will require a Bahamian permit and international documentation stating that the dog is disease- and parasite-free, which is to be certified by a licensed veterinarian just prior to departure. Travelers are responsible for obtaining these documents at their own expense. To reserve your cabin, a $200 deposit is required. Final payment is due by June 30, 2010.

Trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional fee. This activity is a fund-raising opportunity for GDUF through Outta Sight Travel. Cruise Connection bus service is available from select Florida areas for $75 per person. Transfers from Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports are available through the cruise line. For more information, contact Gary at (772) 342-8246 or gmtravel@bellsouth.net, or Jackie at (772) 418-7937 or jacqueli0909@hotmail.com.

** ACB Diabetics In Action

We hope you all had happy holidays! It is now time to get back to work on this year's activities in ACB-DA. Our new president, Shirley Roberts, and the board of directors of ACB-DA have already started preparing for the informative programs and fun events that will be held in Phoenix this summer.

ACB-DA is a special-interest group designed to bring together folks who have diabetes or have an interest in this disease. ACB-DA holds a monthly conference call, and you're invited to participate. Topics vary from month to month. It is normally on the first Thursday of the month at 9 p.m. Eastern. The number is (218) 844-3388 and the code is Diabetics, 34223842. Dues are $10 a year. You can mail your check or money order to our treasurer, Alice Ritchhart, at ACB-DA, c/o Alice Ritchhart, 139 Alatama Connector, Suite 188, Brunswick, GA 31515.

ACB-DA has an e-mail list you can join, a quarterly newsletter and a web site. For more information, call Shirley Roberts at (937) 898-1989.