NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF FLORIDA
Resolution 2005-02

CONCERNING THE TIME OF YEAR AND DATE FOR FUTURE NFBF
CONVENTIONS

WHEREAS
the National Federation of the Blind of Florida traditionally holds its annual
convention over the Memorial Day weekend;  and

WHEREAS
the State of Florida was hit by four devastating hurricanes in the latter half of
2004 and this trend is predicted to continue according to the National Weather
Service with regard to future hurricane seasons;  and

WHEREAS
if the State Convention is scheduled in the Fall months when future hurricanes
are likely to strike Florida in the months of September, October and/or
November, resulting in not only significant financial losses to the affiliate but the
likely cancellation of the 2006 convention;  and

WHEREAS
serious repercussions would occur even if a hurricane strikes a few weeks prior
to the State Convention, making it unlikely that many members could leave their
damaged homes or secure transportation to the event;  and

WHEREAS
the NFBF would have to reschedule its 2006 convention months later because of
contractual agreements with hotels and a myriad of plans would have to be
cancelled and redone for a much later future date;  and

WHEREAS
there are virtually no such weather hazards in late May, over the Memorial Day
Weekend and members would not have to miss work or school if future annual
conventions continue to be held during this time frame;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
by the National Federation of the Blind in convention assembled this  30th  day
of May, 2005, THAT The NFBF  continue to hold its 2006 convention and
subsequent conventions in late May over the Memorial Day Weekend or in the
late spring with the time to be determined by the NFBF Board of Directors.