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2013 State Convention Details

The 2013 State Convention is coming in September of 2013. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Fayetteville. Come and join us.

September 12 through 15, 2013

Holiday Inn Bordeaux, 1707 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Hotel Reservations
$69 plus 13% Tax.. To get the convention rate, reservations must be made by August 27, 2013. Prices are subject to change after August 27, 2013.

Hotel Phone Number: (910) 323-0111.

The Theme for our Convention is "NFB of NC: Changing What It Means to Be Blind & Funding the Movement "

Our National Rep will be Ron Brown, President in Indiana, and a member of the NFB National Board.

We will have our usual Vender Hall on Friday, September 13, from 7 PM to 11 PM.

We will have a dance Friday night.

Our National Rep will do some special sessions at the hotel Friday. Everyone is URGED to either come to the hotel Thursday night or to be at the hotel by 8 AM on Friday morning. This is our way of "cramming" more and more into a jam-packed schedule!

Boyce Locklear , our State Treasurer, will hold his Annual Chapter Admin Session Friday night. All Chapters are URGED to send a rep to this meeting.

There will be a great Hospitality setup for the Convention.

On Saturday, beginning at 9:00 AM and running to around 5:00 PM we will hear reports and other important information.

Our Student's Division will hold a separate track of programming of interest to students Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday night, the NFB of NC will hear a rousing speech from our National Rep. We will award the Robert & Hazel Staley Scholarships.


We will have a non denominational church service on Sunday morning from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.

On Sunday morning, from 9:00 AM to Noon, we will have our Annual Business meeting.

For information about the convention, call Gary Ray at (828) 505-0299 or Tim Jones at (704) 491-1486.


If you would like to pre-register by mail for the state convention:

Pre-Registration=$13 (Payment must be included to receive discount. Pre-registration and check must be received by September 9, 2013)

Make your check out to NFB of NC, and send your name, address, phone number, email address, meal preference (meat or veggie),and program media preference (large print or Braille), along with your check to:

Sharon Weddington
137 Kristens Court Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115

(704) 660-3481

At the NFB state Board meeting on Saturday July 20 2013, it was approved to make a change to the NFB  state convention registration. While we encourage all members to register online and use pay pal for payment, we understand this is not working well for everyone. Starting today you can register online and mail your check prior to the convention and still receive your discount of $5. We hope this will encourage more members to register prior to the convention.  

Please remember if you register online, but do not pay by pay pal or your check is not received by September 9, you will not receive the discount of $5. All checks must be received by September 9. 

Checks must be made payable to the NFB of NC and mailed to Sharon Weddington 137 Kristens Court Drive,  Mooresville NC  28115. If you have any questions please contact Gary Ray at 828-505-0299 or Sharon Weddington at 704-660-3481.

Registration at the door is $15 and banquet tickets will be $30.


Banquet Menu:

To be posted later.

This page will be updated as more information is provided. The agenda is subject to change

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Gary Ray (828) 505-0299

Thank you for visiting us and remember that we are always delighted when you choose to visit with us. So, come back often.

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This page was last updated on August 18, 2013 by GHR.