[Nfbmo] NOTICE: Deadline to submit applications for Rittgers award only 5 days left!

DanFlasar at aol.com DanFlasar at aol.com
Thu Feb 20 19:41:03 UTC 2014

Hello fellow  Federationists!
It's that time again!  Time to spread  the word that our affiliate offers 
financial assistance to prospective -  or current - NFB-MO members to attend 
their first Missouri state  convention. Members who have attended before may 
apply - eligibility is  based on need and available funding.  Please note 
that the guidelines for  Rittgers award recipients were passed in 2012.  The 
relevant sections are  quoted at the end of this post.
     The deadline to  receive applications is Tuesday, 2/25/14 @ 5 pm 
Central time - don't wait  until the last minute if you're considering applying!
    To apply for a Rittgers Award to attend the 2014  NFB-Missouri state 
convention, to be held March 25-27 in Columbia at the  Holiday Inn Select.(see 
more at our website:
 http://nfbmo.org/drupal/2014_State_Convention_Information   )   
     please provide the following information to _danflasar at aol.com_ 
(mailto:danflasar at aol.com) :
Last Name
First Name
Address line 1:
Member of NFB of Missouri (Y/N)?   
NFB-MO Chapter name:
Have you ever attended an NFB of Missouri State Convention (Y/N)?
   If Yes, When?
Have you ever received Rittgers funding to attend an NFB-MO State  
Convention (Y/N)?
     If Yes, When?
Are you planning to join the NFB (if not currently a member (Y/N/Not  Sure)?
Why do you wish to attend an NFB-MO state convention?
Email applications are preferred, but if necessary, a phone application  
can be made.  Please contact 2014 Rittgers Committee Chairman Dan Flasar  at:
     Please leave voicemail leaving your name, that  you wish to apply for 
Rittgers funding for the 2014 state convention, your  phone number and the 
best day and time to call back.  Calls received  without a voicemail will not 
be considered or returned. 
All Applications must be received by 5 pm, February  25th.  Applications 
received after that time will not be considered  for any reason.   All email 
applications will be acknowledged upon  receipt.  If you do not receive an 
acknowledgement of your email  application within 48 hours after submission, 
contact the chairman at  (314)646-7128 and leave a message. Plan ahead - 
last-minute applications  could be delayed by your email server and may result 
in an email received  after the deadline and hence cannot be considered.  
Best to make a phone  application if applying the day of the deadline.
    The Committee will evaluate all eligible applications  within 24 hours 
of the deadline, and awards will be announced by email (or  phone if 
necessary) with 48 hours of the deadline (2/27/14).
      Spread the word!   Good luck to  all prospective applicants!
Rittgers eligibility rules voted in  2012:
Excerpt begins:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the  following standards be adopted to replace 
the standards adopted in 1989 for  allocating funds from the fund:  
1. The state board will allocate  the maximum amount to be used from the 
fund by January 31 of each  year. 
2. An individual application must  be made 30 days before the beginning of 
convention by the person requesting  the funds, or by their chapter 
president, which explains the reason for the  request. 
3. It is not intended that these  funds pay the entire cost of convention 
attendance and the committee is only  to allocate funds based on need and 
will not use the entire allocated amount  unless recipients needs justify it. 
4. The State President may  authorize funding after the deadline in 
extraordinary circumstances if funds  remain in the allocation. 
5. Whenever practical, funds will  be directly paid either to cover hotel 
costs or convention registration and  meals. 
6. New or perspective members will  be given highest priority in their 
7. Persons who have previously  attended a Missouri convention will then be 
given  consideration. 
8. No person shall receive funds a  second or subsequent time unless they 
experience an unexpected financial  crisis that would otherwise prevent their 
Excerpt completed.

Dan Flasar,  Chair, 2014 Rittgers Committee
Rita Lynch
Jeremiah Wells
Laura Rios
Gene Coulter
Penny Perr
Email applications may also be made to other members of the 2014 Rittgers  
Committee, listed below:
2014 Rittgers Committee members:
Dan Flasar, Lewis & Clark Chapter    _danflasar at aol.com_ 
(mailto:danflasar at aol.com)       Chair
Gene Coulter, Columbia chapter    _escoulter at centurytel.net_ 
(mailto:escoulter at centurytel.net) 
Jeremiah  Wells   Kansas City Chapter   _jeremiah54 at earthlink.net_ 
(mailto:jeremiah54 at earthlink.net) 
Rita  Lynch,  Jefferson City Chapter    _ralynch1950 at embarqmail.com_ 
(mailto:ralynch1950 at embarqmail.com) 
Penny  Perr,   St. Louis Chapter     _mperr01 at swbell.net_ 
(mailto:mperr01 at swbell.net) 
Laura  Rios   Springfield Chapter    _LauraRios at MissouriState.edu_ 
(mailto:LauraRios at MissouriState.edu) 

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