Can you believe Created For Care is just around the corner? In just TWO weeks you will be driving up that beautiful winding road overlooking Lake Lanier's waters! Sounds glorious, doesn't it?! We are busy getting ready for you guys, and we have a few important details we need you to help us with to make the weekend run as smoothly as possible.
1. Breakouts. Due to many different scheduling challenges, we had to rearrange MANY of our breakouts. We also realized it has been FOREVER since most of you registered for what you wanted to attend, and in that time, your needs may have also changed. If 2 sessions that you would like to attend occur at the same time--NO PROBLEM! You can purchase individual sessions that you are unable to attend at the retreat by completing the CD/DVD order form in your folder. PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS NEW FORM AT: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1406012-dEiEQQEnmo
It is VERY important for EVERY attendee to complete a form as soon as possible. We will individually check off names as they are completed and have to contact anyone who does not complete a new one individually so it would help us GREATLY if you could each do this as soon as you can. The deadline for completing this new form so we can begin working on table seating for the dinners, name tags and figuring out which sessions are in each breakout room is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US IN THIS WAY!!!
(Important announcement about the Domestic Open Adoption Session: Our speakers for the Domestic Open Adoption session had to cancel for both the January and March Retreat--but Andrea set up a special time for these ladies to connect over decaf in January and would like to do this for the March domestic moms too if there is interest. Should you be a mom who wanted to attend that session simply to connect with other moms in open adoption situations to share stories, ideas and encouragement--please let us know by emailing Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will set up a special time just for you guys to connect! We apologize for this session having to cancel.)
2. Hotel Rooms. Make sure you have your hotel room booked! Please call the resort today if you do not already have a room. The number for Lake Lanier Lodge is 800-677-5304. You may book a room all to yourself or you can find other registrants to share with (if you need roommates--we suggest giving a shout out on the Created for Care page on Facebook!). You will pay for your room when you check out--and if everyone in your room needs to checkout TOGETHER at the SAME TIME so they can easily split the costs for you.
3. Cancellations. If for some reason you cannot attend the retreat please let us know ASAP. We have a wait list and as long as we have people waiting, we will be happy to refund your money (minus a $6 Pay Pal fee) and let the next person in line register. Please do not transfer your spot without telling us. It is very important for us to know who is attending the retreat so we have name tags and breakout schedules ready for each attendee. It does get more difficult for moms on the wait list to be able to take cancellation spots the closer we get to the retreat as they have to work out travel plans, so if you are unable to come--please let us know this weekend if possible!
4. The Gear that Makes It Possible. Our on-line store for the 2013 retreat is open! In order to have retreats and continue to have retreats--we have to cover our additional costs not covered by registration fees. Attendees registration fees just cover their own personal food/beverage and welcome gifts costs. All the a/v costs, rentals, and other costs required to make it possible we must fundraise for. You can help us by shopping our gear! You will receive a welcome gift that is NOT available in the store (so don't worry about purchasing something you might get at arrival! Each year we change our welcome gift included with your registration and this year a tee is NOT included. S
Step out in Faith, Wait with Hope and LOVE BIG!