GTSC is excited to offer the following activities and excursions during the 2024 Annual Meeting!

Help A Homeless Animal In Need!

Since 2015, the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage has been helping Animal Samaritans find shelter dogs with new homes. To date, over 160 dogs have been adopted through the resort – by hotel guests and staff. The resort hosts one dog at a time, housed in an enclosed area in the middle of the main lobby where they are easily seen – and visited – by guests. GTSC will collect dog/cat supplies and monetary donations, at our registration desk to donate them to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We're asking attendees to please consider bringing a donation as a nice way to give back to homeless animals in need and support this unique program. View their Wish List

Guests are also encouraged to take these homeless dogs for a stroll around the property, offering valuable socialization and exercise. Should a special bond form during the leisurely walks, guests have the opportunity to fill our an adoption application. Adoption applications are conveniently available onsite, initiating the heartwarming process of providing a furever home to a furry companion.

Discover the joy of making a difference in a homeless animal's life!


GTSC will hold its 2nd annual Exhibitor Wine Walk, exclusively for medical professionals and our exhibitors! After the Thursday educational program from 5:15pm - 6:15pm, medical professionals are invited to gather in the exhibit hall where they will be divided among the exhibit tables. Once the event has begun, attendees can enjoy a sample of the provided wine while listening to the exhibitor's 2–3 minute 'elevator pitch'. After three minutes, attendees will move onto the next table.


Join us for GTSC's Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 15th at 12:15pm, located at the Pete Dye Golf Course (held on property)! The Pete Dye Resort Course at the Westin Rancho Mirage first opened in 1987. One of the more tame Pete Dye designs in the portfolio, this Dye course is best described as "Potentially Diabolical, Yet Indescribably Playable."

The cost is $225/player and includes green fees, golf cart, boxed lunch, gratuity and applicable taxes. Club rentals will be available onsite for $65 and includes 6 balls.The course is on-property and walkable. Transportation is on your own.

Prizes for Top Team, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin will be given during our Gala Dinner on Saturday evening. All skill levels welcome!


The Palm Springs Aerial Tram on Mt. Jacinto is a true adventure. The rotating cable cars guide passengers 2 1/12 miles up the mountainside to a height of 8,516 feet. Once at the top, the Mount San Jacinto State Park wilderness offers 54 miles of hiking trails. Trails range from the awe-inspiring five and one-half mile trek to the 10,804-foot peak of San Jacinto to the just over one-mile nature walk through picturesque Long Valley, located just behind the Tram's Mountain Station. With dining options up top and boundless trails to explore, this trek to the top of our famous mountain is truly a singular experience! This excursion will take place on Friday, March 15 from 1pm - 4:30pm ET. Transportation leaves from the lobby. The average temperature over the GTSC meeting will be 80ish and it’s 30-40 degrees cooler at the top. Please dress accordingly.

The cost is $115/adult and $100/child and includes bottled water, round trip transportation and tramway ticket.

IMPORTANT: A minimum of 20 registered adults by February 19th is required for this excursion to take place. Max of 55 attendees total.


Go the extra mile with GTSC! Join us for our Annual 5K Fun Run, to be held Saturday, March 16th at 6:15am at the Westin Mission Hills!

This event is included with your meeting registration and includes bottled water and fresh bananas. Prizes to the top three fastest males and females will be given during our Saturday Gala Dinner.

All ages & skill levels welcome!


Join us on Saturday, March 16th from 1pm-4pm at the Westin Mission Hills courts for our first ever Pickleball tournament! Enjoy light refreshments while networking with your peers. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & and female winners will be given during our Gala Dinner on Saturday. The 2024 Pickleball tournament is sponsored by CEEVRA! Each attendee will receive a complimentary cooling towel, thanks to CEEVRA! This event is included with your meeting registration and includes light refreshments and paddles.

A limited number of spots are available. Kindly sign up only if you know you're going to play.


Sneak a peek at the architecture and design that evokes the fabulous lifestyle of mid-century Palm Springs. This personalized tour will take guests on a fun and educational 2.5-hour journey to explore homes with soaring rooflines and walls of glass to monuments of commerce and industry in dramatic gasoline stations, banks and more. This comprehensive tour covers more than thirty miles of treasures created by the innovative, award-winning local architects and world acclaimed masters who had extraordinary commissions here. This excursion will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 1pm - 4pm ET. Transportation leaves from the lobby.

The cost is $85/adult and $70/child and includes bottled water and guided bus tour.

IMPORTANT: A minimum of 20 registered adults by February 19th is required for this excursion to take place. Max of 55 attendees total.


A new adventure awaits you at The Living Desert! Guests will receive round-trip transportation to/from the hotel and 2-2.5 hours to explore the zoom on their own. Discover nearly 450 fascinating desert animals representing over 152 species including coyotes, big horn sheep, oryx, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and meerkats. Watch the beautiful animals in a natural setting enjoying their afternoon play time.

This excursion will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm ET. Transportation leaves from the lobby.

The cost is $120/adult and $110/child and includes bottled water, round trip transportation and Living Desert ticket.

IMPORTANT: A minimum of 30 registered adults by February 19th is required for this excursion to take place. Max of 55 attendees total.


GTSC Attendees can enjoy 10% off all services. Simply mention this promotion when booking your service.

We highly encourage you book your service well in advance and before the meeting as spots will fill up quickly!

Set amongst calming desert scenery, The Spa at The Westin Rancho Mirage, invites you to “get back to your best self.” Soothing scents fill the air and earthy tones create a tranquil spa environment. Upon entry, you will be greeted with a sense of calm as our experienced and attentive staff guides you along your spa journey. Engage all 5 senses with the exclusive HaloIR™, the first sauna to offer a synergistic combination of Infrared Saunas and Salt Therapy. Learn More


Indulge in a leisurely round of putt-putt at the enchanting Little Links Miniature Golf Course, conveniently located on property! Immerse yourself in the playful spirit of this delightful activity, perfect for guests of all ages. This activity is included with your resort fee!

To get started, simply see the bellmen for mini golf putters and balls.


Embark on a scenic adventure at the Westin Rancho Mirage by exploring the stunning property via complimentary bike rentals! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings as you pedal along the many winding paths, enjoying the picturesque landscapes and fresh air. With a two-hour bike rental included in your resort fee for up to two guests, it's the perfect opportunity to embrace an active and invigorating way to experience the resort.

See the bellstand to pick up your bikes and uncover the charm of the Westin Rancho Mirage on two wheels.

*Register for these events when you register for the meeting! Not sure if you want to attend at the time of registration or want to pay on a separate card? No worries - you can register for the meeting and then register for activities at a later time.

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1935 County Road B2 W, Ste 165 | Roseville, MN 55113
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