[Nfbmo] FW: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] National Federation of the Blind ofMichigan 2010 State Convention

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 29 23:55:51 UTC 2010

Just to show you how states do things differently, have some fun reading
this agenda from Michigan.




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[mailto:nfbaffiliatepresidents-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Larry Posont
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:39 PM
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Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] National Federation of the Blind
ofMichigan 2010 State Convention


    Here is some fun information that might interest you.

National Federation of the Blind of Michigan

2010 State Convention

Learning: the Key to Success

When: October 29th - 31st 2010

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 5801 Southfield Rd, Detroit MI 48228.  To reserve
rooms call 313-336-3340.  Nightly rates are $85 plus tax. 
You can make your reservations before Friday, October 15th to receive our
special rate.  When you make your reservations make sure to mention the NFB
of Michigan Convention to receive our room rates.

Preregistration is going on now through Friday, October 15th.  During this
time registration for convention is $15 and a banquet 
ticket is $35. If you wait after October 15th to register and purchase a
banquet ticket, you will pay $25 for registration and $45 
for a banquet ticket. To preregister fill out the attached form and send it

Paulette Powell

3253 Dolores

Warren, MI  48091

Make all checks payable to the NFB of Michigan. You may also preregister by
visiting our website at www.nfb.org. Free child care is 
provided during all seminars and banquet.

Our National Representative this year is Fred Schroeder, the keynote speaker
at our banquet Saturday evening.  Fred Schroeder is the 
first Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind, president of
the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia, and 
former Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) commissioner.

Preliminary Schedule

(This is a tentative schedule, times of events may change)

            Friday, October 29:

3 pm to 5 pm Resolutions Committee meeting - resolutions must be submitted
by October 15th to Dave Robinson.  Contact Dave by email 
at drob1946 at gmail.com or call 517-775-7943.

4:00 pm Registration starts

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Students Seminar.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Limo Scavenger Hunt for Youth, $20 to participate

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Parents Seminar

8:00 pm Harvest activities and games with raffle drawings - Participate in
Harvest activities such as pumpkin painting, dunking for 
apples, karaoke and other social opportunities.  In addition, come and
support our local chapters and divisions as we hold a raffle 
auction of various gift baskets.

9:30 Live entertainment featuring a local band

            Saturday, October 30:

8:30 am to 12:00 pm Morning General Session

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch break

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon General Session

7:00 pm Banquet

After the banquet there will be an auction where the money raised will go to
the youth outreach fund.

            Sunday, October 31:

9:00 am Business Session with elections and resolutions

Have fun attending the National Federation of the Blind Michigan State

Pre-registration Form
NFB of Michigan

2010 State Convention October 29 - 31

Pre-registration is available at www.nfbmi.org. You may also pre-register by
sending the form below, along with your check made 
payable to the NFB of Michigan, to Paulette Powell, 3253 Dolores, Warren, MI
48091.  If you have questions, you may call Paulette 
or Mike Powell at 586-754-1325. In order to qualify for early registration,
payment must be received by October 15th.

Name: ________________________________

Address:  _______________________________

                   ________________             ___________

                   City                                Zip Code

Phone: (____) _____-______   Cell: (_____) _____-_____

E-mail: __________________________________________

Number of guests: ______

Name of guests:  _________________________


Is child care needed?                               Yes _____   No _____

          If yes, number of children and ages:



Free literature is available at the Convention.   What is your preferred

          Print _____                   Braille ____         Computer

Do you attend a NFB Chapter?  Yes____        No___

          If no would you like to be part of a local chapter? Yes___

How would you like to be contacted in the future about NFB of Michigan

          Mail____             Phone____                   Email____

_____ Banquet tickets @$35.00 each             = $

          Your choice:  Chicken____   Roast Beef____

_____ Registration @ $15.00 each                  = $

                   Total amount paid                            = $

2010 State Convention - National Federation of the Blind of Michigan
Learning: the Key to Success

October 29th - 31st

Doubletree Hotel

5801 Southfield Rd

Detroit, MI 48228

Phone (313) 336-3340

Free Matter for the Blind

Larry Posont, President

NFB of Michigan

20812 Ann Arbor Trail

Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Website: www.nfbmi.org

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