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16383 South Swan Road,
Gulfport, MS  39503
(228) 860-1825


Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Dispensing Opticians Web Site.  There are exciting things happening in the months ahead for opticians in Mississippi!  We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join MADO if you are not already a member. This site contains links to national organizations for opticians to join as well as to sponsors of our web site. If you are not an optician but need one we even have an address page for our members including links to their sites.


Letter from the President

Dear Mado Members and Friends,

We are very excited about this yearís MADO Educational Conference at t he Golden Nugget! We look forward to offering continuing educational classes & social networking events! MADO is an informative platform to learn about new technology and is such a great resource to receive outstanding educational credits, learn about new products in a fun & relaxing atmosphere with our colleagues. There will be ABO, NCLE and JCAHPO credits available plus a review course for anyone interested in taking the ABO test. All courses have been submitted for approval for ABO, NCLE and JCAHPO credits. If you need to know in advance if all courses were approved, please contact Julie. If you plan to take the ABO Review, we must have 10 participants. If you would like to receive a review book, you must be registered 2 weeks prior to the conference. Please call or email Julie @ jmw1825@aol.com or (228) 860-1825, or mark on your registration, to register for review. Be sure to check out all the vendors in the exhibit hall to see what is new.

A special thanks to Hoya for sponsoring our Friday night welcome reception for all attendees, exhibitors and their families. It will be held at the South Beach Hotel and Suites at 1735 Beach Blvd in Biloxi on the 3rd floor terrace at 6:30 p.m. It is very important to mark your registration form if you plan to attend & how many so we will have an accurate count for food. Please park in the outside parking lot and use the elevator inside to the terrace. South Beach is located next door to the big shark at Sharkheads souvenir shop at the intersection of Rodenberg and Beach Blvd. Thanks to Dr. Patricia OíKelly of Eyedok in Ocean Springs, she is sponsoring the band at the reception. We also want to remind everyone to come prepared to participate in our great raffle drawings & thank our Vendors for all they do to support our MADO organization! Be sure to make plans to attend this fun fellowship! A golf outing is planned for Friday @ 11 at the Preserve Golf Club. If you are interested please contact Julie before April 25, to schedule.

Hotel reservations can be made on line at www.goldennugget.com/biloxi or calling (800) 777-7568, mention group code S146015. The Golden Nugget is offering a room rate of $79.99 on Thursday and $149.99 on Friday and Saturday. Reservations must be made before April 1, to receive a discount rate. If you are more interested in a quiet family setting, we have a block of rooms a short drive away at South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites directly on the beach. They offer a variety of floor plans starting at $129, contact South Beach at www.sbbiloxihotel.com or (228) 388-2627 and mention group code MS Opticians for reservations before April 2.

MADO members, please make plans to attend our business meeting on Sunday morning. We will be electing 2 new board members. We value your opinions & encourage everyone to get involved in your association. Letís keep our association active with new ideas and suggestions from you! We appreciate all your support & commitment to MADO! Without you Ė we would not be where we are today! Donít forget to join us on Facebook @ Mississippi Association of Dispensing Opticians or through our website @ www.mado.org. If you have any questions, please contact Julie West at jmw1825@aol.com or (228) 860-1825.

Iím excited about this yearís convention and look forward to seeing you there.

Stephanie Gilbert
MADO President

Annual Conference Upcoming!

Download Mail-in Registration Form Here

Our annual conference will be held May 2-4, 2014, at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Biloxi, MS. Details Here!

    Your 2013 Officers


  Stephanie Gilbert
Vice President
  Linda Hartfield
Secretary / Treasurer
  David Saxton
Past President
  Carissa Gardner
  Susan Aldridge
  Brent Hammer
  Storm Floyd
Executive Director
  Julie West


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