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The National Training Institute (NTI) will take place August 5-8, 2019, Dallas Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Dallas, Texas.  Volunteers are being requested to support the following Committees during the NTI:


Evaluations, Ms. Phadera D. Ponds at email:

Exhibits, Honorable Ms. Farnese Hicks at email:

Guest Services, Mr. Thomas Scott at email:

Health and Wellness, Ms. Anita Powell at email:

Inventory Control, Mr. Romeal Johnson at email:

Logistic and Automation, Mr. Al Taylor at email: or

Mr. Famous Johnson at email:

Plenary, Ms. Peggy Wilson at email:

Security, Mr. Arnold Taylor at email:

Special Events, Ms. Mae Frances Rowlett at email:

Workshops, Dr. Vera McKethan at email: 

If you want to serve on one of these committees and you are going to be at the National Training Institute, please submit your name to the chair that is in charge of the committee. BIG will not cover any lodging, travel, or parking costs.  There will be NO reimbursement for any costs. 


Richard L. Shields
Chair, National Training Committee