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NFB of North Carolina State Convention

2014 State Convention Details

The 2014 State Convention is coming in September. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Raleigh. Come and join us.

September 18 through 21, 2014

Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley, 4100 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612

Hotel Reservations
$69.00 (plus 12.75% Tax). To get the convention rate, reservations must be made by September 4, 2014. Prices are subject to change after September 4, 2014. The Group code for those wishing to make online reservations is NFB.

Hotel Phone Number:: (919) 782-8600

The Theme for our Convention is "Blindness Is Not a Capital Offense "

Mrs. Joanne Wilson from our National office is our National Rep.

The hosting Chapter, Wake County, wants to make this State Convention one to remember. To that end, they are changing things around and stirring things up!

Van transportation will be available all during the Convention so folks may go downtown for sightseeing or meals. James Benton will be Coordinating transportation so folks needing pickup from or delivery to the bus station or the train station should contact him at (919) 833-2259.

The Wake Chapter will host a good Hospitality Room on the main floor of the Hotel in the Crabtree Jones room. It will open Thursday and will be open periodically during the convention. It will close after breakfast on Sunday.

A visit to a bell ringing practice at a local church will be offered Thursday evening. A buggy tour of downtown Raleigh, a tour of the State Capitol, and a tour of the Natural History Museum will be offered Friday afternoon. The Friday afternoon tours have a minimum number of participants so reservations are essential. Call James Benton at (919) 833-2259 or Miriam Dixon at (919) 602-8715 for more details or to make a reservation. We will need to let the local Chapter know the things we want to do in order to help them plan for the events!

A Bluegrass concert will be offered during the dinner hour on Friday. We will have a business session at 7 PM on Friday, September 19 and hear reports from the Division of Services for the Blind, NC Central University, the Governor Morehead School, and the NC Library for the Blind. We will have a Talent Show after these reports. Call Robert Parrish for details at (919) 832-1226.

The Wake Chapter will have a Silent Auction during the Convention.

Our National Rep will do special sessions at the hotel Friday morning and Saturday during lunch. 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!

Informative workshops will be offered Friday afternoon. Contact Miriam dixon at (919) 602-8715 for details or to ask questions.

Boyce Locklear , our State Treasurer, and Sharon Weddington, our State Secretary, will hold their annual Chapter Admin Session Saturday from 11:30 AM to Noon. All Chapters are URGED to send a rep to this meeting.

On Saturday, beginning at 9:00 AM and running to 11:30 AM we will hear reports and other important information.

Our Students Division will hold its business session during lunch on Saturday.

We will have our Vender Hall from 2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday.

We will also have An Assistive Technology session from 2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday.

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

After the banquet, there will be an dance.

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 around Noon, we will have our Annual Business meeting.

For information about the convention, call Miriam Dixon at (919) 602-8715, Robert Parrish at (919) 832-1226, James Benton at (919) 833-2259, or Gary Ray at (828) 505-0299.


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


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

Sharon Weddington
137 Kristens Court Drive Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 302-7308

Use the link below to register online for the 2014 State Convention. You cannot pay online, but you may register. If you register online, you will receive a $5 discount on registration. Submitting the online registration form IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE DISCOUNT. The deadline for submitting online registration is Thursday, September 11, 2014. Call Gary Ray at 828 505 0299 if you have questions about this process.

Click Here to Register Online


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This page will be updated as more information is provided, but a final update will be put up on or before September 5, 2014. The agenda is subject to change

This page was last updated on August 19, 2014 by GHR.