Oklahoma invites you to its 2022 conference and convention, which will be held in Lawton Sept. 16-18. This year’s theme is “Back Together, Better than Ever” which reflects anticipation of an outstanding in-person gathering.
Make room reservations by Sept. 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 135 N.W. 2nd Street by calling (580) 280-2100. Room rates are $110 plus taxes for one to four people. Please let the hotel staff know you are with the OCB.
Our convention registration form is available on our website, www.okcb.org. You may also request the form by contacting Vicky Golightly (contact information listed at the end of this article). Registration is $65 if you are only attending the consumer/professional seminar on Friday, $100 if you attend only the convention, and $120 if you attend the entire weekend. Registration must be completed by Sept. 1.
There will be a consumer/professional seminar on Friday, sponsored by Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Presentations will include information on coping with eye disease and treatments, groups such as My Limitless Vision and Jeri’s House, SBVI services and how former clients became employed and what the counselor did to facilitate this outcome, and much more.
The OCB convention will convene on Friday night, beginning with a dinner sponsored by the Lawton Council of the Blind, a welcoming session, and some fun activities. Saturday morning features an early breakfast followed by the presentation of colors by the Buffalo Soldiers, welcome from the Lawton mayor, and possibly a presentation from the Lawton Chamber of Commerce. There will also be agency updates, exhibits and much more programming on Saturday, followed by an awards banquet and a live auction on Saturday evening. You will not want to miss auctioneer Pat Kelly, who might have you bidding against yourself if you are not alert.
Our featured speaker is Deb Cook Lewis, ACB’s first vice president, who will update us on the latest initiatives of ACB and a wide variety of topics.
Most importantly, OCB’s business meeting takes place on Sunday morning, and will feature election of officers, resolutions, and updates on our many activities.
For more information, visit our website or contact Vicky Golightly, Convention Co-Chair at (405) 740-6227 or email her at [email protected].