Plan Now for 2011 Guide Dogs Banquet

The 31st William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA) will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The annual event is the premier fundraiser for GDA, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide guide dogs to visually-impaired individuals free-of-charge. Founded by an IAM member in 1948, GDA and the Machinists Union have been strong partners ever since.

This year’s fundraising activities begin Thursday, November 17, with the Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride, followed by the benefit golf tournament on November 18 and culminating with the banquet dinner and awards ceremony on November 19.

Invitations with complete details about this year’s events will be mailed out by mid-July. You can also go to for information as it becomes available.