[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Thu Nov 26 15:19:52 CST 2009


Right! And July 4 is the only holiday where kids have been off from school for a while and aren't going back soon after.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hingson" <info at michaelhingson.com>
To: "'NFB Talk Mailing List'" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Date: Thursday, Nov 26, 2009 12:43:19
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

>
>
> Hi,
> 
> As Mike said we choose a holiday so the amount of time away from work for
> many of us is minimized.  I would also point out something which is
> mentioned less and less at each convention that most of the time we also get
> to celebrate Dr. tenBroek's birthday, July 6, together.  This fact also
> makes for me each convention even more meaningful.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Mike Freeman
> Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:00 AM
> To: nfb-talk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions
> 
> With respect, that's nuts! We have traditionally chosen a holiday because
> many of us who are working can use the holiday for part of ourconvention
> time. The 4th of July is a good compromise between holidays and bad wether.
> 
> Mike
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Thursday, Nov 26, 2009 8:00:45
> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions
> 
> >
> >
> > hi,
> > 
> > nfb/blind people tend to isolate themselves from the sighted world and
> don't 
> > consider that some members prefer to spend their fourth of july events
> with 
> > sighted friends instead of sitting in a hotel.
> > 
> > Bryan Schulz
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Wm. Ritchhart " <william.ritchhart at sbcglobal.net>
> > To: "'NFB Talk Mailing List'" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:46 AM
> > 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>
> > >> To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
> > >> 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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