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MEMBERS: Please review the proposed constitution changes prior to convention.

National Convention

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Kentucky State Convention

The purpose of the annual NFB of Kentucky Convention is to solidify the democratic direction of how the state affiliate will expend assets (time, money, effort) to improve the lives of blind individuals in Kentucky and in the US. The Kentucky convention is a chartered affiliate of the national convention (information available at NFB.ORG). During convention, we elect our leaders who guide our efforts and we vote on our resolutions which address state and local issues that affect blind individuals. Kentucky's state convention resolutions are voted on by the convention and, if passed, forwarded to affected organizations. See the National Convention Resolutions for more information about NFB national resolutions.

Our content at the state-level convention includes updates on previous convention years' resolutions, meetings of the various divisions as it is likely the only time in a year that all participating individuals from across the state can meet face to face, election of either the state officers or the state board (these elections alternate every other year for continuity according to the state constitution posted on the website), and speeches from officials from all facets of organizations and government that affect the daily activity of blind individuals. We will hear from our national representative who is sent by our national president. In order to keep the organization functioning, we also fund raise. We host a pledge drive for the affiliate during the Saturday night banquet to support the monetary expenses of mandates by the NFB convention members.

You can listen to the Convention Streaming on Spreaker, or by looking for NFBK & NFBGL Events on iTunes or iHeart.

2019 NFBK State Convention

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Hilton Garden Inn Northeast
9850 Park Plaza Ave
Louisville, KY 40241

(502)423-0018

Reservations must be made by Friday, September 6. Members who have payed their dues by August 1st will be given a $35 subsidy per night, per room. Members attending their first NFBK state convention should contact Cathy Jackson by phone or email for information regarding additional benefits.

  • Registration: $15
  • Friday Technology Assistance Division (TAD) Symposium: Free
  • Lunch (Saturday afternoon): $15
  • Banquet (Saturday evening): $18
  • Childcare: $20 for one child, $30 per family until September 10. Childcare deadline is September 10.
  • Reverse raffle tickets: $10 each
  • Registration: $20
  • TAD Symposium: Free, but $5 at the door
  • Lunch: $20
  • Banquet: $23
  • Reverse Raffle tickets: $10 each
  • Childcare: Sorry, you must register your children prior to September 10 or no childcare will be provided.

To register after September 16, please come to the convention. Registragion will be accepted at the door using the above guidelines.

If you have questions or problems, please email the NFB Kentucky Administrators for assistance.