[PACapitalChapter] [NFBP-Talk] State Convention reminder

Ruth El eruth826 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 15:04:50 UTC 2020

Thanks you so much

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 12:20 PM Brian Mackey via NFBP-Talk <
nfbp-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> *National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania 2020 Annual STATE
> Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2020
> The 2020 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of
> Pennsylvania currently will be held at
> Sheraton Station Square
> 300 West Station Square
> Pittsburgh, PA 15219
> Please note that this might change due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will
> inform all if there is a change of venue.
> We are proud to announce that Jennifer Kennedy, executive director of
> BLIND, Inc., will be serving as our national rep this year.
> Mark your calendars and make every effort to attend the 2020 state
> convention of the NFB of Pennsylvania. Get Involved. Make a Difference!
> Please share with others, everyone is welcome!
> *Online Registration*
> Online Registration <http://nfbp.org/convention/reg> is now open for the
> 2020 NFB of Pennsylvania convention. Registration with the convention is
> required in order to be eligible for our discounted room rates at the
> hotel. Sponsor our event, sign up to be an exhibitor, register for
> professional technology training, purchase your convention meals, and
> register people for door prizes all through the online convention
> registration form <http://nfbp.org/convention/reg>.
> *Room Reservations*
> The Sheraton Station Square is now accepting room reservations for the
> state convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
> please dial 412-261-2000 and use the group name National Federation of the
> Blind 2020, or visit
> www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1582037683643&key=GRP&app=resvlink.
> The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
> The 2020 room rate is $115 a night. Hotel room rates are subject to
> applicable state and local taxes, which at present is 14% and will be in
> effect at the time of check-out. (Note: we have received this lower rate,
> and this does not include the breakfast buffet).
> For those considering arriving early, there is a limited number of
> available guest rooms as another group will be occupying most of the hotel
> on Wednesday, November 11. Don’t hesitate, please make your room
> reservations as soon as possible. Our block of rooms are available until
> Wednesday, October 21, and any remaining rooms will become available to the
> general public. You will need a credit card to secure your reservation,
> There will be no charge to your card until you arrive at the hotel.
> Refrigerators will be available in all sleeping rooms this year. In
> addition, there are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and if
> needed, make it known when you are making your room reservation.
> *Note:* if you can not attend and you have made hotel reservations, don’t
> call the hotel to cancel. Please call Lynn Heitz at 215-988-0888. Lynn
> usually has a waiting list to review as many learn about the state
> convention after Wednesday, October 21.
> *Additional Information*
> Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available at
> www.nfbp.org/convention.
> If you have any questions, please contact one of the following people:
> Joseph Drenth, Convention Chair
> Phone: 215-827-7787
> Email: convention at nfbp.org
> Lynn Heitz, NFB of Pennsylvania President
> Phone: 215-988-0888
> Email: president at nfbp.org
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