[Ohio-talk] Some Convention Reminders

Wanda Sloan wandasloan1 at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 1 01:36:33 UTC 2009


Give me and O H I O   What do you have?  Ohio
Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof,.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark McClain" <mcmcclain at charter.net>
To: "NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List" <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] Some Convention Reminders


Do you have a clue as to an approx. number for Ohio? 43 people are riding
the bus. Crystal
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Smith" <jwsmithnfb at verizon.net>
To: "NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List" <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 6:22 PM
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Some Convention Reminders


>
> 1 My cell number is 740.707.5114 so use it if you have to because it will
> be the best way to contact me at the Convention. Please share it with
> those that do not have access to email.
>
> 2 Our Caucus will be held in the LaSalle b room on Level 5 of the Mariott.
> It will start promptly at 5-30 and I will move it along as quickly as
> possible because I want as many of our chapter Presidents and leders in
> general, to attend as much of the Back To Basics seminar as they can.
> You might want to try and grab a bite before our meeting.
>
> 3 Bring your banquet tickets to the Caucus and give them to Crystal
> McClain with your name signed on the back if possible if yu want to sit
> with the rest of us. Whether you sit with us or not you will have to
> exchange the ticket you purchased for one that will get you a seat at some
> table.
>
> Please help our new people with all of this.
>
> 4 Richard and Cindy will be publishing instructions about selling candy
> and turning in money. Please sell it enthusiastically and as quickly as
> possible because if we run out we can always get more.
>
> 5 If you have Jernigan ticket stubbs and you want me to turn them in with
> the rest that I have get them to me.
> Just make sure you are in the drawing and make sure that Sherry has your
> checks made out to the NFB Of Ohio with raffle tikets in the memo line.
>
> 6 I am very serious about general session attendance this year especially
> if you are receiving financial assistance from us. I want our delegation
> area to be as full as possible as often as possible!Remember that it is
> sometimes very cold in the Ballroom so dress appropriately. Also, please
> be aware that not only should we dress appropriately for the sessions, but
> we should act appropriately too. Cameras are always on and not everyone is
> totally blind not to say that this should be an excuse for unacceptable
> behavior, but I hope you understand what I mean. For one example, we all
> get a bit tired sometimes and we might nod off briefly or yawn from time
> to time, but it has been my experience that some people literally camp out
> in the delegations and it can be quite embarrassing so let's not shine
> that  kind of spotlight on Ohio ok?
>
> 7 Finally I think for now, be very aware of who is around you and take
> care especially when leaving the hotels. I am not knocking Detroit, but I
> lived their for 3 years and it is imperative that you keep your wits about
> you at all times. This property has great security but they can't be
> everywhere all the time so be responsible and alert.
>
> We are going to have a great delegation this year and a wonderful
> Convention so get excited.
>
> JW
> Dr. J. Webster Smith
> President National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> P.O.BOX 458 Athens, Ohio, 45701-0458
> Phone Number - 740-592-6326
> "Changing What it Means to be Blind"
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