Friday, March 29, 2013

Plan Ahead!

2013 Convention A Great Deal for You

Let's make a deal!!!  You come to the 2013 Conference and Convention of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Oklahoma City on September 20-22 and the Convention Committee promises to have great deals for you throughout the convention!

The theme is DEAL:  Development, Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.  You must be empowered to learn how to advocate, develop strategies and take leadership.  Doing all that is empowering to the max!

American Council of the Blind CEO Melanie Brunson will join us for the weekend.

Friday during the day everyone is invited to participate in a special employment seminar, with presentations from Ms. Brunson, Doug Ross who was responsible for finding cool jobs for blind people and other employment-related speakers.  Topics on Friday will empower counselors and consumers to work with clients and others to learn how to navigate while looking for and retaining employment.

The Visual Services Consumer Advisory Committee will also meet on Friday afternoon.  So, the deal is there is a lot to choose from on Friday.

Then the action begins Friday night with a special surprise.  It wouldn't be a surprise if I spilled the beans, now would it?

Sleeping rooms at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel are only $81 plus tax up to four people in the room.  Can't beat a deal like that in this economy.  When making your reservations, (405) 685-4000, please let the staff you are with OCB so you will get the special rate!

Details on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday agenda will be forthcoming, and we're lining up speakers and our special friend and auctioneer Pat Kelly plans to join us on Saturday night.  So, you know what that means . shopping for those special deals . so, don't go to the casino and lose to the dealer, instead, save up those pennys and take advantage of some good deals at the auction.

And the deal of the century is that registration for five meals hasn't gone up . It's still $80.  Can't beat a deal like that!!!!  The Heartland Council of the Blind generously plans to provide food on Friday night and whet your taste buds for four great meals at the hotel throughout the weekend!

So, can we cut you in on this great deal?  Want to help plan the convention? Have any suggestions for exhibitors?  Let the Convention Committee in on your ideas!  

Vicky Golightly,

OCB Secretary and Convention Committee Member

Julie Brantley, 2013 Conference and Convention Chairman