[nfb-talk] Future NFB Conventions

Powers, Terry (NIH/OD/DEAS) [E] Terry.Powers at nih.gov
Mon Nov 30 08:47:17 CST 2009


There are a lot more of us that would want to be with our family for Christmas rather than the Fourth.  Weather also counts a lot.  A lot fewer would be able to come in bad weather, such as those with more than one handicap.   
Wheel chairs and walkers can not function on ice and how could we have our March.

Terry Powers

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Schulz [mailto:b.schulz at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:33 AM
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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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