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56th Annual Convention

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Capitol Plaza Hotel

415 West McCarty Street; Jefferson City, Missouri 65101


April 5-8, 2018


The Jefferson City Chapter would like to welcome you to the 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri. We are a thriving chapter and are working hard to make this a great convention for everyone.


When you arrive in Jefferson City, you are greeted by the majestic Missouri River, tree-lined bluffs, and, who could forget, the State Capitol. There are many historical buildings and sites in Jefferson City, including the State Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Governor’s Mansion, and the historic prison.


Amtrak stops in Jefferson City, with trains coming from St. Louis and Kansas City twice daily. We also have Uber and Lift available as well as Checkered Cab.


We Look forward to seeing all of you April 5-8, 2018 in America’s most beautiful small town.


Come share in the celebration from April 5-8, 2018 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Room rates are $89.00 a night plus 14.725% tax for up to four in a room. To make reservations call 573-635-1234. The Capitol Plaza is conveniently located in downtown Jefferson City.


The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, pet friendly, free parking, free Wi-Fi, a business center, and a 24-hour gift shop. This is a smoke-free hotel. Hotel Check-in is 4:00 PM and checkout is at 11:00 AM.


Located in the stunning atrium of the Capitol Plaza Hotel Jefferson City, Park Place is considered one of the best downtown restaurants in Jefferson City. For a quick meal, a snack, or your favorite cocktails and beverages, visit the Fountain Court Lounge, also located in the hotel’s atrium featuring appetizers, sandwiches a variety of cocktails, and an impressive wine list. Room service is available after 4:00 pm daily.


This year we are pleased to present a showing of the movie, “Do You Dream in Color.” Check your agenda for showtime.

There will be a wide range of activities on Friday including a seminar for families of blind children and a special event for students that evening. The Board of Directors will meet at 1:15 PM Friday. Convention registrations post marked on or before March 27, 2018 will be $15.00 after which the cost will be $20.00. Registration will be open on Friday morning from 8:15 to 9:00 and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Saturday morning from 8:00 to 8:30.


Hospitality and Exhibits will be open on Friday evening from 5:00 to 10:00.


We have several planned meals throughout the weekend at extraordinary prices. The highlight will be our Saturday banquet for $35.00. We will also have a planned lunch Friday and Saturday for $15.00 each and our annual Prayer Breakfast Sunday morning at a cost of $12.00. The planned meals are open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of these meals since there are not many other restaurants easily accessible. An important note: There will be an additional charge for meals purchased after the above deadline, therefore the banquet price will increase to $40.00, lunches to $18.00, and breakfast to $15.00.


We again will be offering child care for those children in need of supervised care. Exhibit tables will be available again this year. Please see the appropriate forms for more information. If you have door prizes to donate, please contact Door Prize Chair Nina Theroff 573-308-7682, to notify her of any donations.


Online Registration ends on March 27, 2018

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2018 Convention Packet