Policies and General Information

While our convention is mainly about fun, friendship and dolls, it is necessary to have some general policies in order to have a smooth event. These policies are intended to ensure fairness and equitable treatment of each attendee and reflect the preferences gathered during the five opinion polls. Please understand that every effort has been made to accomodate the majority of the group.

Cancellation Policy

Please do not register unless you are truly planning on attending the event. That said, it is understandable that you may have to cancel prior to the event since it is six months away and we cannot foresee the future. A refund of your registration fee will be issued only if you cancel by August 25, 2010 and your spot can be filled by someone on the waiting list. Cancellations after August 25, 2010 cannot be issued any refunds.

No-Show Policy

If you are unable to attend the day of the event, you will be considered a no-show. No-shows are ineligible to receive refunds of any sort. Goodie bags, prizes and the convention doll will be forfeited.

Young Collectors (Children) Policy

Young collectors are invited to partake in the convention provided they attend with a parent. The young collectors must be supervised by a parent but will be seated at their own special table. The registration fee for a young collector is $65.00 and includes admission to the convention room, 3 meals on convention day, a young collector goodie bag, activities, and a special commemorative doll. Parents, please note that the evening activities may have a somewhat "more relaxed" atmosphere with an emcee. Young collectors are welcome to join the Everglades tour as well.

The young collectors activities coordinator is Lynn Trombley. She can be reached at catsrus4xx@aol.com if you have any questions or suggestions.

Guest Policy

Guests or non-collectors are not permitted to attend the convention since this is a Dawn collector event. However, some attendees may be traveling with a spouse, friend, significant other, cousin, or sibling. Your travel companions are welcome to join the Everglades tour, pop in and pop out to take a peek at the convention displays (due to limited seating they will not have a place to sit) and join the group for meals. The cost for breakfast is $15.00; lunch $20.00; dinner $30.00. You will have an opportunity to register for guest meals on your registration form. Please note that there are over 40 different eateries in the adjacent Sawgrass Mills Mall so if your travel companion is planning an excursion while you are at the convention, there are multiple options for meals. Other ideas for travel companions include golf, beaches, Flamingo Gardens nature tour, flea market, pool lounging and more. The South Florida area has many activities for guests!

Waiting List Policy

The convention is limited to 40 adult Dawn collectors. A waiting list will be compiled in the order in which registrations are received. If a cancellation occurs, the first person on the waiting list will be offered the spot and given 72 hours to complete the registration process. If the first person declines, the second person on the waiting list will be contacted, and so on.

Special Dietary Requests Policy

Every effort will be made to accomodate your special dietary requests. If you are vegetarian, lactose intolerant, Kosher, or have other dietary restrictions, please email Nancy Collins at nctherd@aol.com. Three meals will be served on convention day. The menus have been selected to represent a basic, healthy diet with balanced nutrition in mind.

Smile Policy

Keep smiling and understand that with a large group, it is difficult to please everyone on every detail but every effort has been made to ensure this a positive, memorable event!