[NFB-NM] From the Desk of the New Mexico Association of Blind Students President

President NM Association of Blind Students president.nmabs at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 19:45:24 UTC 2018

Hello all!

As most of you know, the delegation representing the New Mexico Affiliate
of the National Federation of the Blind is only days away from departing
for Washington, D.C. where they will be meeting with the Senators and
Congressmen who represent our state in our nation’s capital.  The group
going to Washington includes Adelmo and Soledad Vigil, Curtis and Peggy
Chong, and Kaity Ellis, who will be accompanied by her grandmother, Phyllis
Conner. Please wish them a successful trip, and safe travels.

The Student Division’s new year is beginning to look like it will be a busy
one. The University of New Mexico’s Mariachi La Plata will be hosting a
benefit concert on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the university campus in
Silver City. The concert is in honor of the Student Division of the New
Mexico NFB, and the proceeds will be donated to our division. Please keep
the date in mind, and try your hardest to attend. All of you who can make
the trip will be impressed by the band as they are considered to be one of
the best in the United States. I am sure all you will join me when I say
that their generosity is greatly appreciated.

Quick reminder! The date for our state convention is quickly approaching,
so please add it to your “Save the Date” list. The dates are April 20
through 22, and the convention will be held at the Sheraton Uptown in
Albuquerque. Please put your thinking caps on and contact me should you
have ideas for activities the Student Division can do for fun during the

Please forward your ideas to me by March 1, 2018, so the agenda can be
completed promptly.

Another quick reminder! Our Amazon Fund Raiser will be kicked off during
the first week of February. I will contact you later this week with the
exact date and details.

Please feel free to contact me at any time should need help, or have any
issues that I can assist you with  I am here for all of you.

Let's continue to move the federation forward!

Kaity Ellis, New Mexico Association of Blind Students President
Proud Division of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

president.nmabs at gmail.com

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends
who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. Every day we
work together to help blind people live the lives they want.

(National Federation of the Blind - Live the life you want.)
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