[Nfbmo] Hear Ye! NOPBC 2009 Annual Conference Schedule and Pre-Registration

Carrie Gilmer carrie.gilmer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 04:17:33 UTC 2009

Greetings Everyone!

I am very excited to send out to you all the schedule and 
registration forms for our 2009 NOPBC Annual Conference to be held as 
part of our Annual NFB National Convention this year in Detroit, 
Michigan. Details on the hotel and where to make reservations can be 
found on the home page of our NFB website at 
<http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org. We will be staying on the water's 
edge, with a beautiful walkway with a view to Canada across the 
water. Details about scholarships for first timers have been posted 
and reminders will continue to come. These details can also be found 
on the NFB site. Make your reservations for the hotel very soon. 
Convention attractions will come out in the April issue of the 
Braille Monitor.

Also get registered for the Independence March if you have not done 
so already! Everything that is "free" that we give to all who ask in 
literature and things like providing this list serv, and programs 
like Youth Slam! of course are not really free and pulled out of thin 
air. Even if you can not attend in Detroit, you can be a virtual 
marcher and help us raise funds to promote literacy, fight 
discrimination, develop and offer low or no cost programs, etc. Every 
penny and dollar counts and everyone can ask. How valuable are the 
NFB and NOPBC to you? Register today or this weekend at 

I am getting really excited for July and being with old friends and 
new, all the energy, all the resources and support, all the LOVE, of 
us together in one place! It gives me goose bumps thinking about it. 
Lives are forever changed every year; mine changed in 1999 in Atlanta 
when I attended my first one with my eight year old son. If we are 
old friends I can't wait to see you again, if we have not yet met, 
maybe only through this list, I so look forward to meeting you in person!

Save $5 per person by pre-registering. Spread out the cost and get 
this one out of the way! Do it very soon. Imagine planning a get 
together for several hundred people and they don't let you know they 
are coming until the last minute! Especially for the children's 
programs, we want to have the right count of materials, so everyone 
get registered as early as possible! Also Pre-registration ENDS June 
1st, it will be here before you know it. Don't delay and get busy 
with the other things of spring and forget!

Please feel free to post any questions about convention or the NOPBC 
conference to this list or to me personally.

Motor City here we come!

Carrie Gilmer, President
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
A Division of the National Federation of the Blind
NFB National Center: 410-659-9314
Home Phone: 763-784-8590
<mailto:carrie.gilmer at gmail.com>carrie.gilmer at gmail.com

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