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January GDUA Board Meeting

The GDUA January board meeting will be held by conference call on January 21, at 7:00 PM. To participate call 605-562-0020. The passcode is 54063778, followed by the # sign. (Long-distance telephone charges may apply).

Take A Hike

GDUA is proud to announce our first event of 2015! Our members, friends and family will be "hiking" the Judith Tunnell trail located at South Mountain Park, on Saturday January 24 at 10:00 am. From the Central Avenue entrance to South Mountain Park, the trailhead is conveniently located next to the park's Environmental Education Center.

The trail is split into two loops. The first is quite flat and is considered the easier of the two. The second loop (referred to as the Challenge Trail) includes a number of ascents. There are frequent stops at armadas’ complete with informational plaques (with Braille) about the local wildlife and plants. There is a shaded viewing structure to see the ancient petro glyphs carved into the surrounding boulders.

The trail is marked with various SightCompass beacons that push information regarding the trail, including the plants, animals, and the petro glyphs to your smart phone. You can download the Sight Compass app from the Apple store for free at iTunes Store .

Direction to South Mountain Park: South Mountain Park main gate is on Central Ave. just past Ponderosa Stables an Scorpion Gulch.
- Turn at first left (Phoenix South Mountain Park Rd.)
- SMEEC is on the right and has an area where people can be dropped off. Just past SMEEC on the left is a large parking lot

After the hike, we are going to gather at Poncho’s Restaurant to have a delicious meal.

Poncho's Mexican Food & Cantina
7202 South Central Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85041
Poncho's Website

We ask for RSVPs to this event by Jan.21st, so that we can contact the restaurant to ensure plenty of room for all participants and their guides. RSVP to Liz Whitlock at hot

Join Team GDUA at the Arizona Vision Walk

“Team GDUA” will be walking alongside many others to raise money to continue the research in fighting blindness. The Arizona Vision Walk is being held Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road.
Phoenix, AZ 85012.

To join or support Team GDUA go to Vision Walk Arizona. On the top right of the page is the Find a Participant or Team Tab. You can find us under “Team GDUA:, or look us up under participant, just type Elizabeth Whitlock. Bring a sack lunch, and after the walk we can have a picnic lunch, and join fellow teams and walkers in celebrating the progress being made in the fight against blindness!

GDUA is seeking new members.

For the price of one GDUA membership, an individual will gain membership in GDUA, AzCB, GDUI and the ACB. Annual dues are $20, and the 2015 membership application is now available. Renew or become a GDUA member by clicking here.