[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Bryan Schulz b.schulz at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 26 16:35:05 CST 2009


hi,

i was just contradicting mikes fact that kids only have an extended break in 
july.
you bit as well.
it's so easy to stir the pot on here.
there's no need to be so serious all the time on here.

Bryan Schulz

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy Handel" <cindy425 at verizon.net>
To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions


> 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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