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55th Annual Convention

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Adams Mark Hotel

9103 E 39th street; Kansas City, MO 64133


April 7-9, 2017


The Kansas City Chapter is excited to host the 2017 Annual State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, April 7-9, 2017, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Our chapter members are preparing for our Federation Family to join us in Kansas City where history is saluted throughout the metropolitan area. Whether your interests are jazz, barbecue, sports, the arts, or history the Kansas City area has lots to offer. The historic Liberty Memorial recognizing World War I Veterans the Harry S. Truman Library, and the Negro League Baseball museum are just a few attractions that are unique to our area.


Did you know, Kansas City has been the site where Federation history has occurred as well? Plan now to come and be a part of the happenings at the 55th Annual State Convention as we celebrate our accomplishments and continue making history that allows blind people to live the lives we dream.


You are invited to share in the celebration from April 6-9, 2017 at the Adams Mark Hotel. Room rates are $87.00 a night plus 15.85% tax plus an additional arena tax of $1.73 for up to four in a room. To make reservations call 816-737-0200. The Adams Mark is conveniently located at exit 9 along Interstate 70 across from the Truman Sports Complex.


The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, and a business center. This is a smoke-free hotel. Hotel Check-in is 4:00 pm and checkout is at 11:00 am.


The KC Sports bar and grill is open from 6:30 am until 10:30 am, 11:30 until 1:30 pm, and 4:00 pm until 10:00pm daily. Room Service is also available from 7:00 am to 10:00pm. The Market is the gift/snack shop in the lobby selling coffee, soft drinks, breakfast items, lunch items, ice cream and sundries.


This is also the home of the Coco Key Water Resort. Admission to the water park for our members staying in the hotel has been discounted to $12.00. Special for this year is a “One Touch” self defense seminar with sessions being held tentatively Thursday evening and Friday. There will be a wide range of activities on Friday including a seminar for families of blind children, a diabetes seminar, and a special event for students that evening. The Board of Directors will meet at 1:15 pm Friday. Convention registrations post marked on or before March 27, 2017 will be $15.00 after which the cost will be $20.00. Registration will be open on Friday from 8:15 to 9:00 and from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and 8:00 to 8:30 Saturday morning.


Hospitality and Exhibits will be open on Friday evening from 5:00 to 10:00.


We have several planned meals throughout the weekend at extraordinary prices. The highlight will be our Saturday banquet for $30.00. We will also have a planned lunch Friday and Saturday for $15.00 and our annual Prayer Breakfast Sunday morning at a cost of $12.00. The planned meals are open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of these meals since there are not many other restaurants easily accessible. An important note: There will be an additional charge for meals purchased after the above deadline therefore the banquet price will increase to $35.00, lunches to $18.00, and breakfast to $15.00.


We again will be offering child care for those children in need of supervised care and exhibit tables see the appropriate forms for more information. If you have door prizes to donate, please contact Door Prize Chair Jeff Giffen at 517-575-1213 to notify him of any donations.



Ends 11:59 PM March 27,2017


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