[NFBMO] Rittgers Fund Convention Assistance application are now open

GeneCoulter at Charter.net GeneCoulter at Charter.net
Sun Jan 30 17:38:42 UTC 2022

Applications for assistance to attend the 60th annual convention of the
National Federation of the Blind of Missouri are now open and must be
submitted by 5:00 pm CST on March 2, 2022.  Funds are limited as these
awards    are intended to help make it possible to attend the convention and
are based, in large part, on financial need.  Priority is given to first
time attendees see below for the criteria used by the committee in making
the awards. Applicants will be notified of our decisions within two or three
days of the application deadline.
There are three steps in this process:
Applicants need to complete the online   form at  https://nfbmo.org/node/89
which is the preferred method or may complete the form below.
Second, make your hotel reservations by calling the Doubletree at
417-831-3131   and giving your credit card information, your card will not
be charged to hold your room.
Third, do not send in your convention registration form until you hear from
the committee as often the fund covers meals and registration as part of the

We hope to see everyone at our dynamic convention the first weekend in April
in Springfield.
Eugene Coulter, Rittgers Fund Committee Chair
Phone: 573-4743226
Email: GCoulter at NFBMo.org

5.00 George and Gwen Rittger's Stipends for state convention

5.01. The state board will allocate the maximum amount to be 
used from the fund by January 31 of each year.

5.02  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.

5.03 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.

5.04 The state president may authorize funding after the 
deadline in extraordinary circumstances if funds remain in the 

5.05  Whenever practical, funds will be directly paid either to 
cover hotel costs or convention registration and meals.

5.06 New or perspective members will be given highest priority 
in their request.

5.07 Persons who have previously attended a Missouri convention 
will then be given consideration.

5.08. No person shall receive funds a second or subsequent time 
unless they experience an unexpected financial crisis that would otherwise
prevent their attendance.

Complete and return to GCoulter at NFBMo.org


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Have you ever attended a Missouri State Convention?:

Have you ever received any Funds from the rittgers Fund?:
IS your chapter providing any financial assistance, how much, if known?

Why do you want to attend this Convention?:
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