[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Thu Nov 26 11:22:09 CST 2009


I don't go to conventions to make like a tourist; I go to listen, to learn and to get my vote in. Hence, the more isolated the hotel, the better IMO. Besides, in such situations, one actually gets to *meet* people because thaey're not galavanting all over!

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wm. Ritchhart " <william.ritchhart at sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Thursday, Nov 26, 2009 5:02:32
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

>
>
> I would only add to this string with the comment that at the last national
> convention I attended, this topic was brought up.  Both the issue of paying
> more and changing the time were presented.  Overwhelmingly both items were
> massively defeated.  
> 
> So long as the membership is determined to pay as little as possible and
> keeping the convention in the first days of July, choices will be extremely
> limited.  
> 
> I personally would rather undergo massive tooth extraction than spend a week
> in Dallas in July.  Especially when the hotel is basically isolated.  So
> that one cannot just walk out and access the city.
> 
> Orlando holds great promise.  Indeed I cannot believe that Marc allowed the
> convention to be booked in such a desirable tourist location.  Having stayed
> in Orlando when attending the Daytona 500, I am aware of all the
> distractions beyond Disney.  There is enough in Orlando to make skipping the
> boring guy from agency X look very attractive.  And there are enough tourist
> attractions to make skipping him easy.    
> 
> 
> Thanks, William
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Mike Freeman
> Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:43 PM
> To: nfb-talk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions
> 
> True enough! This stems from at least two factors: First, the number of
> convention attendees has increased greatly, making it harder to find a
> single hotel that will hold a majority of them. In essence, we're too big
> for the smaller hotels and not quite big enough for the megahotels.
> 
> Second, despite the severe economic down-turn (or, perhaps, because of it),
> hotels have become far tougher to negotiate with than in days of yore,
> necessitating making of contracts farther out in order to get anything like
> the rates NFB members are used to.
> 
> Mike
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerardo Corripio" <gera1027 at gmail.com>
> To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 11:32:06
> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions
> 
> >
> >
> > I've noticed that in the past more cities were sites of NFB conventions 
> > whereas since about 2004 or so the only cities I've heard where
> conventions 
> > are have been either Dallas, Atlanta whereas in years past I've heard that
> 
> > cities as Kansas, Houston, Denver and San Francisco I think was once site
> of 
> > a convention.
> > Gerardo
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Darian Smith" <dsmithnfb at gmail.com>
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> > Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:00 AM
> > Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions
> > 
> > 
> > You know, it might take some bit of nagotiation, but I would love to
> > see National convention in San Francisco. I mean, think of the
> > possibilities... You  can have people touring the city, students could
> > visit  both San Francisco state and UC Berkley,  Guide dogs for the
> > blind is  basically right across the goldengate bridge, oh, and did  I
> > mention the goldengate bridge? you can have  the march crossing the
> > goldengate bridge.
> >  and  for those people who like baseball and tend to visit the ball
> > yard... AT&T Park is about  as pretty of a park as they come. you can
> > take the bus and find some good food about anywhere in the city.
> >  Not to mention that you could  get alot of attention by just being in san
> 
> > fran.
> >  Besides,  one of our historically great leaders came from northern 
> > california.
> >  I think  that's  all amazing reasons  to  make  a national convention
> > a golden gate event.
> >   Darian
> > 
> > On 11/25/09, d m gina <dmgina at samobile.net> wrote:
> > > thanks Mike I will do just that.
> > > Sure would love to see NFB in Colorado again.
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