[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Cindy Handel cindy425 at verizon.net
Thu Nov 26 16:19:00 CST 2009


Brian,

You don't seriously think that anyone would go to a convention during a 
Christmas holiday! Now, just because you don't want to go to the convention 
in July, don't get ridiculous!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz at sbcglobal.net>
To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions


hi,

if you're going to state facts, what do you call approx. 12/23 to 1/3 every
year?

Bryan Schulz

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
To: <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions


> 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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