YOUR INVITATION TO THE 2010 STATE CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND OF TEXAS SUCCESS BEGINS WITH YOU!!! The ACB of Texas 2010 State Conference will be held in Houston, Texas, September 23-26, 2010, at the Hobby Airport Marriott Hotel, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017. To make room reservations call 713-943-7979 or 1-800-229-9290. To get the special group rate of $79.00 per night (single or double); state that you are attending the ACB of Texas Conference. Reservations with the hotel should be made by September 9, 2010. HOTEL CHECK-IN AND -OUT – Check-in time is 3pm or later. Check- out time is 12:00 Noon. A one-hour grace period will apply to Sunday check-out for those attending the post-conference board meeting. CANCELLATION POLICY– If you are unable to attend due to unexpected changes in plans, you must cancel your hotel reservation by 6pm on the day you were scheduled to arrive. Be sure to get a cancellation number in order to avoid charges or penalties. TRANSPORTATION – The hotel offers free shuttle to and from Hobby Airport. Metrolift Paratransit Services are available with a two-week prior arrangement for those who pre-qualify in your city. Please call their office at 713-225-0119 for more details and to register. Appointments must be made 1 day in advance of time needed. REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION The registration fee for this year is $40.00 (made possible by a generous donation from AT&T). ($50.00 on-site.) The fee includes: access to the conference, meetings and exhibits, Thursday night games, Friday night reception and entertainment, Saturday luncheon, Saturday banquet and theatre and Sunday awards breakfast. SPECIAL EVENTS (NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION PACKAGE) Walk-a-Thon (Saturday morning ACBT Fund Raiser) – $10.00 entry fee. (Must fill out the form enclosed and the Waiver Release.) T-shirt is included. Make this check payable to ACBT. T-Shirts will be sold at the conference for $10.00 for those who want one and are not participating in the walk-a-thon. T-shirt is yellow with black writing. MYSTERY CITY TOUR, HOUSTON, TX – Friday evening bus trip on a mystery tour and dinner. A fun night of unknown thrills and food in our city. Cost is $15.00 per person. Stay tuned for more details. 50 person capacity; first come, first serve. Saturday breakfast sponsored by the Guide Dog Users of Texas. FREE to GDUTX members or $18.50 for non-GDUTX members. To register for the Conference, complete the registration form and mail it with your check to: HOUSTON COUNCIL OF THE BLIND P. O. BOX 7482 HOUSTON, TX 77248-7482 Because the hotel requires a meal count in advance, registration forms and payment MUST be received by September 9, 2010, in order to guarantee that you receive tickets to the conference meals. NO REFUNDS! Registration at the door for conference meals will be accepted only if space is available. If you have special medical dietary needs, please let us know in advance. If multiple family members are attending the conference, each should fill out a separate registration form. Make copies of the form as needed. If you have any questions, please call or email Noelia Dillingham at 713-864-6274, email at Dillingham@hal-pc.org.
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