[Nfbmo] State convention past and future

Erin Joy Magoon erinjoy.magoon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 18:30:37 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

I had a lot of fun at this year's convention, as always.  I thought
the hotel was laid out very nicely, and it was easy to figure out
after a few hours.

I also really liked the way the dog relief area was set up.  There was
a trash can right there, and it was possible for a few dogs to relief
themselves at the same time.

I found the food very good, but a little on the pricey side especially
the dinner items.  I know that hotel restaurants are more expensive,
but even then I thought $23 for one glass of pop, and chicken alfredo
was a bit on the expensive side.

I found the servers to be very friendly, and very good at explaining
when they were reaching in front of me, and filling my glasses.

I did find the room, especially the closet and bathroom,a little
smaller than I would have liked.

I think the elevators were not adequate for both the size of the
hotel, and the amount of guests we had.

I did like the size of the meeting rooms, and they were very friendly
and helpful.

I agree with Gary Wunder that they did not have quite enough staff
working to clean up our rooms in a more efficient way.

For example, they did not clean up my room on Friday until sometime
after 3:00 PM, and the biggest problem is that they did not empty the
trash can which was filled to capacity.  However, when I called the
front desk they sent someone right up to rectify the problem.

All in all I think they did a good job, and the best they could given
what they had to work with.

On the other hand, I really enjoyed the convention from an agenda
stand point, and although I am disappointed we could not get to the
last wo things on the agenda I understand why that is.

I think Gene Coulter deserves a huge round of applause for everything
he did, and does, to help make convention a huge success and go off
with as few hitches as possible.

Your friend,

Erin Joy Magoon

On 3/30/15, Gary Wunder via Nfbmo <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I got a survey from the Sheraton and completed it. I liked the staff; there
> weren't enough of them. They did not get me in a room with a king size bed,
> nor did they get Erin Magoon in a room with two beds. This we were able to
> work out, and they were good about it.
> I think that they were very shortstaffed when it came to housekeeping and
> that the wait staff at the restaurant was really overworked. I didn't find
> one disagreeable staff member, but I did find myself feeling sorry for them.
> I found my room comfortable, but I thought the closet was very small given
> places I usually stay. I was placed in a handicapped accessible room, and it
> was impossible to take a shower without getting water outside the shower
> area.
> I was uncertain when it came to the question about whether or not I would
> recommend them.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nfbmo [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Eugene S Coulter
> via Nfbmo
> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 9:10 PM
> To: NFB of Missouri Mailing List
> Subject: [Nfbmo] State convention past and future
> If anyone has constructive feedback regarding this year’s convention
> facilities please make me aware of your concerns.
> Also,at the May board meeting I will request  authorization to seek bids for
> the 2017 convention
> In normal rotation that would be Kansas City. However, I am not assuming
> that they are only possibility. For example, our Show Me Chapter or  South
> Central Chapter may wish to host. Or, maybe those two chapters would want to
> cohost  perhaps in Rolla. Of course, Show Me could host anywhere in the
> state. I write this now to give folks a chance to think about things and the
> feasibility of  any such hosting.
> I just do not want to assume  that we have a closed loop of 5 chapters.
> Gene
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