by Dan Hicks
From the Editor: Dan Hicks is the president of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. Here is what he has to say about our upcoming convention in Orlando:
Some of you are reading this with your heat running, or wrapped in a blanket, or maybe both. This is a good time to stop thinking about the snow on the ground and the ice on the sidewalk and to start dreaming about the warm, sunny weather in Orlando, Florida.
For the second time this decade, the NFB’s Florida affiliate wants to invite each and every one of you to take part in the 2013 National Federation of the Blind Convention at the Rosen Centre Hotel on World-famous International Drive in Orlando. The convention will take place from July 1 through July 6 and will include all of the usual convention events that make our annual gatherings the envy of other groups.
The Central Florida Area, which is where you will find Orlando, is home to many outstanding theme parks and recreation areas, such as Universal Studios Florida, Disney World, and Sea World, just to name a few. Orlando is less than a two-hour drive from the award-winning Busch Gardens Tampa and Florida’s version of Legoland. Come a day or two early or stay a couple of days late. Play tourist for a while. Florida is the only state in the Continental United States to have two coasts. Enjoy either or both. Come help the members of the NFB of Florida celebrate the summer. We promise you sunshine, fun, and lots of chances to get wet.We are always looking for door prizes. Remember that they should have a value of at least twenty-five dollars, should be something that people can transport home. Please send them to Dan Hicks, president, National Federation of the Blind of Florida, 3708 West Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33639.