by Alfred Falligan
From the Editor: Al Falligan is the indefatigable chairman of convention arrangements for the Georgia affiliate. Here is his first communication to 2000 convention attendees:
Greetings, fellow Federationists. As you ring in the New Year, I am sure that memories of our last convention are still ringing in your mind. We, the Georgia affiliate, are doing our best to make sure that the 2000 convention will be even better than our effort in 1999, in fact, that it will be the most memorable convention the NFB has ever had.
If we had a theme for our hospitality suite, it would be "a taste of Georgia." Come and experience some of our local specialties such as sweet potato pie, fresh Georgia peaches, peach cobbler, Georgia goobers (peanuts), and our world-famous Coca-Cola. For you early birds, coffee and pastries will be available each morning.
This year additional volunteers will be available to assist conventioneers at the three hotels and at the Peachtree Center Food Court. We also plan to offer group orientation to the hotels. In addition, more Braille copies of the Marriott Marquis guide will be available this year.
Come and let us show you what true southern hospitality is all about.