[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 15:43:09 CST 2009


All very valid points,

  I think that  there is certainly alot of work to be done at
convention, many places to go, things to learn, people to see and this
is very important to think about.  If I  had never gone to Seattle and
wanted to see pike's market or some other attraction, i can check-in a
day earlier, or leave later; though I might be paying more to do so.
 I may find that I may have time during convention to  make the trip,
if nothing on the  ajenda truly  strikes an interest to me.  If  i am
a person who  finds  much of the ajenda of great interest, then this
may not happen.  But i think  it's fair for a person to  find what
they will truly benifit from, and  try to  learn new  things as well.
  I guess I am saying that,if we pay to go to convention,  then it's
perfectly fine to  take it as serious  as we wish.  I personally,
enjoy the interaction with everybody I've met at convention and have
enjoyed learning from the welth of informitive speaches I've heard.
I've also found some speeches were not so great, and maybe those I
could have missed.
 As  for leaving the hotel, I've  never really had an oppertunity to
leave because I've been so busy working here, or helping out there, or
socializing in the evening  with this group or that.   But, I just
figured to dream of a   west coast convention; unless that's  so
wrong.
 I  don't think you are  a... bad federationest   based upon how you
view conventions.  Then again, I am a kind of live and let live
person.
  Must be the west coast in me.
 Darian

On 11/27/09, Sarah Baughn <sarahb006 at comcast.net> wrote:
> New Orleans would be a good place, as someone who could possibly be a
> Louisianian soon.
> Sarah
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>>I would love to come there -- but because of its success as a tourist
>>destination, it is unlikely that we could get the hotel rates we are
>>accustomed to paying.
>>
>> The exception to this is New Orleans, but we haven't been there in about
>> 15 years.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> At 11:00 AM 11/25/2009, you wrote:
>>>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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