58th Annual Convention National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
June 4-7, 2020
Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center 811 north 9th Street Saint Louis, Missouri
The Lewis and Clark Chapter would like to welcome you to one of the oldest cities west of the Mississippi. St. Louis was settled in 1763 as a Fur Trading Post. The delicious ice cream cone was introduced here at the 1904 World’s Fair. Anheuser Busch was founded in 1860.
We are also home to some more recent iconic attractions such as the Gateway Arch, which has a newly remodeled and more inclusive museum. The well-known Union Station has also been revitalized and now has an Aquarium which opened in December of 2019 and there is also a new 200-foot lighted Ferris Wheel. Do not forget our great sports teams. We are proud to be the home of the St. Louis Blues who are the defending Stanley Cup Champions, and our 2019 National League Central Champion Cardinals.
Come to the Holiday Inn Downtown with room rates of $104 a night (plus 16.929 % tax), make reservations by calling the hotel direct. The hotel features a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, guest laundry and free internet. The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Registration will be open from 8:15 to 8:45 AM Friday and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday and 8:00 AM to 8:25 AM Saturday. Hospitality will be open on Friday evening from 5:00 to 10:00. Come eat, drink, and enjoy the fellowship!
All attendees should plan to come to the banquet on Saturday evening which is the highlight of our convention. We will also have a planned lunch for Friday and Saturday and our annual Prayer Breakfast Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of these meals as there are not many other restaurant facilities nearby. After May 22 the cost for registration and banquet increases by $5, lunch by $4, and prayer breakfast by $3.
We will be offering the Kid’s Zone for children in need of supervised care. There is no cost for children who are registered for the convention. Registration for children 14 and under is $10.00. This year we are offering children’s pricing for our meals; check the accompanying children’s registration form for all of the details. Important: we must receive requests for child care by May 22.
Exhibit space and convention sponsorships are again available; see the accompanying Exhibit and Sponsorship Form for details. Exhibit and Sponsorship Forms and payment must be received by May 22, 2020.
To donate door prizes, please contact Door Prize Chair Jenny Carmack Phone: 314-239-9776.
THE NFB’S GOT TALENT
After Banquet Entertainment
The Lewis & Clark Chapter is excited to announce that there will be a talent show after the banquet on Saturday night. We know everyone has some kind of talent, and we invite you to show it off. For those who are not brave enough to show off their talent, stick around to cheer on your friends, your applause will determine the winners. The top 3 winners will receive a cash prize.
How it works:
You or a group of friends decide what talent you would like to show off.
Submit your performance plan to the Lewis & Clark Chapter by May 15.
Practice your performance, there are prizes.
Show off your talent to your federation friends, Saturday night after the banquet.
An applause meter will be used to rate your performance, so make sure to tell your fans to cheer loudly.
After everyone has a turn to show off their talent they will be ordered by their ranking from the applause meter. First place winner gets $30, second place winner gets $20. and third place winner gets $10.
Please submit a brief description of your talent and an estimation of length of performance along with any background music you may need, to Jenny Carmack at email@example.com by May 15th.
We hope to see all of you there for a fun and entertaining night!
Important Convention Dates
5/15/20, Last day to make your hotel reservations for state convention.
5/22/20, Online Registration & Pre Registration for state convention ends.
6/4/20 - 6/7/20, NFB of Missouri State Convention.
1. Only one registration form per household/organization. For additional households/organizations please submit separate registration forms.
2. All Children prices are for children ages 14 and younger ONLY.
3. Child care requests must be submitted no later than May 22, 2020.
Introducing, the new & Improved, all in one, Online Registration Form.
Online Registration ends 5/22/20