Affiliated Blind of Louisiana State Convention 2019

Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd


$65.00 On-Site Registration Fee

(NOTE: Children 12 and under admitted free)

All ABL Convention fees are non-refundable


Holiday Inn Houma

1800 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 601-4500

$89.00 Per Night

($102.30 per night including all hotel taxes and fees)

∑ Great Rates, Comfortable Rooms

∑ Free Hot Breakfast   

∑ Mini Refrigerators and Microwaves

Room Rates: $89 per night for singles through quads. Please make your reservations with the hotel at (985) 601-4500. When making your reservation, please identify yourself as an ABL Convention Participant. Rates and availability are limited. We are providing an overflow hotel at Homewood Suites of Houma, which is less than a mile from the Holiday Inn. Transportation will be provided to and from the overflow location to the Holiday Inn for all ABL convention meetings and activities. The rate of $89 including breakfast will be available at Homewood Suites where reservations can be made at (985)262-0145. Homewood Suites is located at 142 Citiplace Dr., Houma, LA 70360.


This year, ABL is charging a minimal fee of $10 to assist in transportation costs. If you need transportation to Houma, we ask that you pay this fee along with your convention registration. When we see that you have checked off that you need transportation on the convention pre-registration application, we will add your name to a list and call you with bus pick up and drop off locations at least two weeks prior to the event.

All ABL Convention fees are non-refundable.



This year you have the opportunity to pre-order your souvenir t-shirt commemorating the 2019 Houma Convention! Donít miss out on this chance to guarantee your size and receive a discounted price. Pre-sale shirts will be handed out at registration at the convention site on both Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21.

The $15 fee for your souvenir t-shirt is due by August 21, 2019 and should be enclosed along with pre-registration fees. Size choices are listed on the pre-registration application. After this date, t-shirt prices will be raised to $18 and sold in the registration area at the convention site.

ABL souvenir t-shirt pre-sales are non- refundable.


ABL Mystery on the Bayou Social

Who's Missing? One of our ABL members is lost in the bayous of Houma. Our members will engage in a thrilling, fun game of clues and activities to find our lost member. This Friday night social will include a buffet meal, annual silent and live auctions, music and much more! Free to all ABL registered members, guests $25.00 each.

Gator Bait

Act fast! Get that ABL member out of the alligator trap! In this frantic and zany fundraiser, with a minimal donation, you can either cast someone into the trap and /or rescue them out of the snares of danger!

Bon Vision

Low vision specialists will share beaucoup tips and products to enhance your best functional vision.Learn how low vision optical devices, better lighting, and other vision rehabilitation services can get you ready to laissez les bon temps rouler!

Whatís The Buzz On The Bayou?

Join your ABL friends and family for this year's general session and business meeting. Begin with a welcome from the ABL Bayou Region Chapter, learn about the growth of the organization, the 2019 bumble bee awards will be presented, and hear about the innovative programs and services provided by the ABL Training Center.

Discovering The Mysteries Of The Louisiana Gator

Are you ready for an adventure? Come spend an afternoon at the Greenwood Gator Farm! Take the opportunity to learn about the Louisiana gator, take a ride on an air boat and experience bayou wildlife. This fun filled escapade is included in your ABL 2019 convention registration.

More ABL 2019 Convention Highlights

You can also look forward to other fun and educational activities like:

∑ Great Vendors and Exhibitors

∑ Door Prizes and Bingo Games

∑ Guest Speakers and Product Demonstrations

If you have any questions, or need more information, please call the ABL State Office at (337) 234-6492 or (800) 319-4444.


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