[NFB-NM] NFB National Convention: general information, and criteria to receive $300 stipend from the NFB of New Mexico

nfbnewmexicosecretary at gmail.com nfbnewmexicosecretary at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 16:06:45 UTC 2022

Hello All,
We want to urge all of you to consider attending this year's NFB National
Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana July 5 through July 10, 2022. This
email contains general information about the convention, as well as the
specific criteria to receive a $300 stipend from the NFB of New Mexico after
attending the convention.


The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest
gathering of blind people in the world. It is the premier event for
training, support, and information for the blind community. It also serves
as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing
each year's organizational priorities.

Reserve Your Stay

The Main Hotel: New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans,
Louisiana, 70130. Reserve a room now at the Marriott by calling 855-821-4288
ensuring you'll be in our headquarters hotel. If you wish to stay in our
overflow hotel directly across Canal Street, call 855-516-1090 to book a
room at the Sheraton New Orleans.
More information available in the January 2022 Braille Monitor article,
<https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm22/bm2201/bm220102.htm> New
Orleans Site of 2022 Convention.


The schedule for the 2022 convention is:
*	Tuesday, July 5: Seminar Day
*	Wednesday, July 6: Registration and Resolutions Day
*	Thursday, July 7: Board Meeting and Division Day
*	Friday, July 8: Opening Session
*	Saturday, July 9: Business Session
*	Sunday, July 10: Banquet Day and Adjournment


Registration is now open until May 31, 2022. Registration for the 2022
National Convention is $25 per person. Banquet tickets for Sunday, July 10,
are $70 per person. Please review our
afety-protocols> 2022 National Convention Safety Protocols and the
<https://nfb.org/about-us/history-and-governance/code-conduct> National
Federation of the Blind Code of Conduct prior to registering. 
 <https://nfb.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=479> Register online

Criteria to Receive an Attendance Stipend from NFBNM for Attending the
National Federation of the Blind Convention


Each member of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico (NFBNM)
who attends the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) convention will be
eligible for a stipend after the national convention provided that all of
the following requirements are met.
1.            The individual must be an active member in good standing of a
local chapter or division of NFBNM; the determination of good standing will
be made by the president of the local chapter or division. If the member is
an at large member and does not belong to a local chapter or division, the
determination of good standing will be made by the NFBNM president. In
either case, the individual must be current in the payment of their dues.
2.            The member must have attended the state convention in the year
during which the national convention occurs.
3.            The member must not have been awarded a scholarship from the
NFBNM or the NFB in the year in which the national convention has occurred.
If the member is awarded a Jernigan Scholarship, the NFBNM president may
decide to waive this requirement.
4.            The member has not received financial assistance from another
organization or agency to attend the national convention; this requirement
may be waived at the discretion of the NFBNM president.
5.            The member must send an email to the NFBNM president
indicating that he or she plans to attend the national convention and that
the stipend will be requested. This communication should be received on or
before May 31st.
6.            The member must have registered or pre-registered to attend
the national convention.
7.            During the national convention, the member must:
a.                work at least one shift at the NFBNM exhibit table,
assuming that the affiliate is operating such a table at the convention;
b.               attend the affiliate caucus held at the national
c.                attend all three days of general sessions and, for every
session, notify the NFBNM delegate or alternate delegate of their presence;
d.               attend the banquet at national convention.
8.            The member must send an email to the NFBNM president
requesting the stipend within 30 days upon their return.
Best wishes,
Tonia Trapp, secretary
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
nfbnewmexicosecretary at gmail.com
Live the life you want.
The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. Every day we work
together to help blind people live the lives they want.
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