Hello Federation Family.
We are so excited for our upcoming hybrid state convention! We hope that you have already made your hotel reservations, or will make them soon. We understand that not everyone can attend in person. We hope that next year we will not have to miss any gatherings because of a health crisis.
The NFBMA leadership loves working with everyone to make these conventions happen. We do our best to have engaging presentations, fun activities, beneficial exhibitors, fun door prizes, and a fulfilling banquet meal. Unfortunately, this does not happen for free. However, because of your financial contributions, and your fundraising efforts, we are able to partially fund our upcoming convention. Our convention recharges us to do even more advocacy work such as sending people to Washington Seminar, helping send people to our national convention, lobbying for state legislation, awarding college scholarships, and supporting each other in various ways. If you register before February 9, to participate fully in this year’s convention is only $80. After this date the cost will be $100. We are also kindly suggesting that our virtual convention participants make a $20 donation. This will enable us to continue working with you to do even greater things after our convention. If you have any questions, please reach out and we will answer them to the best of our ability.
With hope, determination, and above all, love,
Your NFB of Massachusetts Board
Please note that all boxed lunches will include one sandwich or wrap, one piece of whole fruit, one chocolate chip cookie, one bag of cape cod kettle chips, and one bottled water. You can choose Turkey, roast beef, or chicken salad. If you require a vegetarian lunch, you can request the vegetarian wrap options of balsamic glazed veggie and hummus or cucumber and feta with avocado. With meat choices you can choose American, provolone or gouda cheese. In addition, with meat sandwiches you can choose White, Wheat Sour dough or a wrap . The wrap option consists of wheat, sun-dried tomato, or spinach. All fixings will come on the side.
Hotel Room Reservations
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport is now accepting room reservations for the State Convention. To make your reservation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please dial 617-567-5000 and use the group code of NF2, or visit https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/bosapes-nf2-d32ee23a-7487-4d39-b8be-237a8baa26c0. The best time to call is during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 2023 room rate is $149 a night for a room with one king bed or $159 a night for a room with two queen beds. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which at present is a total of 14.45% and will be in effect at the time of check-out.
Don’t hesitate, please make your room reservations as soon as possible. Our block of rooms are available until Wednesday, February 1, and any remaining rooms will become available to the general public. You will need a credit card to secure your reservation, There will be no charge to your card until you arrive at the hotel. In addition, there are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and if needed, make it known when you are making your room reservation. If you cannot attend and you have made hotel reservations, don’t call the hotel to cancel. Please call Shara Winton at 617-600-8130. Shara usually has a waiting list of people hoping for a room. as many learn about the state convention after Wednesday, February 1. If you are a student in Massachusetts, please contact Shara rather than the hotel for your hotel reservations.
Local government rules for this hotel require proof of vaccination to access certain on-site amenities including dining, bar, meeting rooms and fitness facilities. Please check the evolving health and safety requirements in effect where the hotel is located for specific rules and exceptions before traveling. We are committed to providing you a safe and relaxing hotel stay. For information about our initiatives related to COVID, please visit http://covid.hilton.com.
This online registration form must be submitted by or before Midnight on February 9, 2023 for the reduced registration fees. In order to guarantee food counts, the hard deadline for submitting this form at the walk-up registration rates is midnight on February 20, 2023. If you are registering multiple people for the convention, you MUST fill out a separate form for each attendee. All required fields are marked with a *.
After completing this form for all registrants, you will be redirected to www.nfbma.org/cart to review your order before proceeding to the checkout process.
If you wish to submit payment for your convention registration via check, please make checks payable to NFB of MA with "state convention reg" in the memo field. Checks can be sent to:
National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts
ATTN: Kobena Bonney, Treasurer
117 Trenton Street, Unit 2
Melrose, MA 02176
You must submit payment after completing this form in order to be considered fully registered for the convention.