[Nfbmo] Applications for 2015 NFB National Convention Stipends now being accepted

DanFlasar at aol.com DanFlasar at aol.com
Tue Apr 28 08:06:09 UTC 2015

Greetings fellow  Federationists!
National  Convention is just around  the corner!  The convention runs 
from  Sunday, July 5th, through Friday, July 10th, being held at the Rosen  
Center Hotel in Orlando Florida.   See the link below for more  information:


The 2015 Rittgers  Committee will be accepting applications  for 
financial assistance to attend the  convention until 5 pm,  Wednesday, May 
First time attendees have  priority on  funding.  If funds are still 
available, members who  have  attended a national convention before can be 
considered if financial  need  and/or strong convention participation is  
demonstrated.   The  Committee will evaluate all applications  and notify 
no later than 10:00 pm Friday,  May 22nd  by phone or email.
    Please note that this stipend does not pay all costs of  convention 
attendance. Funding is based on early registration, half the  cost of double 
occupancy hotel room, banquet cost and some help with travel  expenses (book 
yor travel arrangements ASAP).

Following is  the 2015  Rittgers application.  Emailing forms is preferred 
but   applications can also be taken by phone (see contact  information
following  the application form below.

Please answer  all questions.   If a  question is not applicable, enter   
Incomplete applications will  be returned.  It is a good  idea to apply 
well before the 5pm May 20th  deadline - we cannot accept  applications 
after that  time/date.   If you do not  receive an acknowledgement from the 
Committee within 2 days after  sending your application, please contact 
Rittgers Chair Dan  
Flasar  at:
_  mailto:danflasar at aol.com   or 
    phone  (314)646-7128
Please leave a voicemail stating your name, reason you're  calling,  phone 
# and best 
time to return your call and I will get  back to  you.  Phone calls made 
without leaving a message will not be  returned.

 2015 NFB of Missouri National Convention Application Form

Last  Name:                                             First Name: 

Street Address 1: 

Street Address 2:  

Apartment/unit #:   

City:                             State:                                   

Home  Phone:                                           Cell Phone: 

email address: 

Are you a member of the Nfb of  Missouri (Yes/No): 

If so, what chapter do you  belong  to: 

If not an NFB Missouri member,  do you intend to  join soon (Yes/No/Not  

Have you ever attended an  NFB National Convention  (Yes/No) ? 
Were you a  member of the NFB  of Missouri at that time (Yes/No? 

Why do you  wish to attend the 2014 NFB national   Convention?


Please note that all awardees are  expected to  fully participate in 
convention each day and attend the banquet on   Saturday night.   Awardees 
may be 
asked to provide a written or  oral  description of their convention 
At the end of this  note, I have included the opening page of  the 
NFB's convention  information.

So, get your applications in  ASAP!    Pre-registration for convention must 
be postmarked or  received by May  31st.  Awards are based on 
pre-registration  costs  and (at least)  double occupancy.  

Good luck!

Dan Flasar, Chair, 2015 Rittgers   Committee
email:  __danflasar at aol.com_ (mailto:_danflasar at aol.com) _
Phone:   (314)646-7128 (leave voice mail - calls without  messages will not 
be  returned)

2015 Rittgers Committee  Members:

Dan Flasar,  Chair  - Lewis & Clark Chapter
Penny  Perr       St.  Louis Chapter
Rita Lynch  -           Jefferson City  Chapter
Laura Rios  -           Springfield  Chapter
Gene Coulter -       Columbia  Chapter
Ruby  Polk -           Kansas  City

Here's some Information on the 2015 National Convention from the NFB   

National Federation of the Blind
National Convention  2015
When:  Sunday, July 5—Friday, July 10, 2015
Where: Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Reservations: Call the Rosen Centre  staff at (800) 204-7234. 
Preregistration is now open. When purchased online by May 31st,  the 
preregistration fee for convention is $25 ($30 on-site) and the cost of a  banquet 
ticket is $55 ($60 on-site). 
_Preregister online_ (http://lx-web.nfb.org/convention/preregistration.php) 
 now or use the _mail-in PDF form._ 
Hotel Information and Room Rates:
The 2015 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will  take 
place in Orlando, Florida, July 5-10, at the Rosen Centre Hotel at 9840  
International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. The 2015 room rates are singles and  
doubles, $82; and triples and quads, $89. In addition to the room rates there 
 will be a tax, which at present is 13.5 percent. Make your room 
reservation  as soon as possible with Rosen Centre staff by calling (800) 204-7234. At 
 the time you make a reservation, a $95 deposit is required for each room  
reserved. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged against your 
 card immediately, just as would be the case with a $95 check. If a 
reservation  is cancelled before Monday, June 1, 2015, half of the deposit will be 
returned.  Otherwise refunds will not be made. 
Guest-room amenities include cable television; in-room safe;  coffeemaker; 
hairdryer; and high-speed Internet access. Guests can also enjoy a  swimming 
pool, fitness center, and on-site spa. The Rosen Centre Hotel offers  fine 
dining at Executive Chef Michael Rumplik’s award-winning Everglades  
Restaurant. In addition, there is an array of dining options from sushi to tapas  
to a 24-hour deli. The hotel has first-rate amenities.
Sunday, July 5            Seminar Day               
Monday, July 6            Registration Day 
Tuesday, July 7          Board Meeting and Division Day 
Wednesday, July 8          Opening Session 
Thursday, July 9          Business Session 
Friday, July 10          Banquet Day and Adjournment 
First Timer's Guide to the NFB National Convention:
View our beginner's guide to the NFB National Convention, intended  to give 
the first-time convention attendee some important information about  
national conventions of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). 
    *   _First Timer's Guide to the National Convention_ 
    *   _First-Timer's Guide to the National Convention (Audio)_ 
NFB Camp:
During conventions sessions, the National Federation of the Blind  offers 
NFB Camp for children between the ages of six weeks and twelve  years. NFB 
Camp is more than just childcare; it is an opportunity for our  blind and 
sighted children to meet and develop lifelong friendships. The  activity 
schedule is filled with games, crafts, and special performances  designed to 
entertain, educate, and delight. For more information and to  register your child 
for NFB Camp, please visit https://nfb.org/nfb-camp-registration-form.  
Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors:
If you would like to learn more about sponsoring our 2015 National  
Convention or becoming an exhibitor, please visit 
Local Restaurant Guide:
_Orlando restaurant guide courtesy of the Rosen Centre (Word)_ 
More Information:
Additional information as to meetings, schedule, hotel, etc., may  be 
obtained as it becomes available by contacting the National Federation of the  
Blind at 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore,  Maryland 21230, 
telephone (410) 659-9314.

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