[Nfbc-info] You still have time to support the NFBC

Gardner, Ron RGardner at nfb.org
Tue Jun 7 21:53:29 UTC 2011


Nice job, this looks like a lot of fun. Wish I could be there.

Ron Gardner 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mary Willows
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 12:45 AM
To: NFB of California List
Subject: [Nfbc-info] You still have time to support the NFBC

              "CATCH OUR DREAMS"  2011

                   DREAM of OPPORTUNITY

                             BELIEVE in EQUALITY

                                          ACHIEVE SECURITY

Join the National Federation of the Blind of California for an afternoon 
"Pasta Lunch" and Auction, on Sunday,June 12th 2011, at the Courtyard 
Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield, Ca 94534, from, 1:pm -5:pm.This fund 
raising event will be hosted by the River City Chapter. Tickets are $25.00 
each, Enjoy entertainment by Baca and his Ventriloquist, Bill Passmore.

This years theme is "Catch Our Dreams". According to legend, a Dream Catcher 
filters in good dreams. We in the NFB, dream of opportunities for all blind 
people to receive education or training which will lead to jobs.  We believe 
in the equality of all blind people to compete with sighted peers. We work 
to achieve security so that all blind people can live and travel wherever 
they choose.

The purpose of this fund raising event, is to bring awareness to the public 
about the need for Braille, so that all blind people can compete on terms of 
equality.  Proceeds from this event will go towards: (1) Chemistry Camp for 
high school students; (2) Braille Seminars for Parents of Blind Children;(3) 
Advocacy workshops to empower blind individuals to take control of their 
lives; and (4) Scholarships for blind college students working to achieve 

The auction will be facilitated by our very own auctioneer, Everlee 
Hairston.  Auction items have been donated by generous businesses in the 
Fairfield /Napa region.  Some of the auction items include: an autographed 
football signed

by Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Andy Lee, and Justin Smith who 
play for the San Francisco 49ers; a San Jose Shark's hockey puck signed by 
#40 Kent Huskins; a Weekend stay at the Omni Hotel & Resort in either San 
Francisco or San Diego; 4 Tickets to the Indy Grand Prix Sonoma at Infineon 
Raceway; Calvin Klein "Man" Cologne; Calvin Klein "Euphoria" Perfume for 
Women; One night stay at the Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa; 1 Day 
Pass-(Admission for 2) at Great America; 2 Night stay in Las Vegas; 4 
Tickets to an Oakland A's game; 1 Pound of Coffee every month for 1 year; 
and Various Vintage Wines from the Region.

Come to our Pasta Lunch, participate in our auction and enjoy the 
entertainment.  There will be a no host bar available.

Location:           Courtyard Marriott

                             1350 Holiday Lane

                             Fairfield, CA 94534

Date:                   Sunday, June 12th,  2011

Time:                  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Phone:                707-422-4111

If you wish to come in the night before and enjoy the area, the hotel has 
given us a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $89.00 a night.  Please 
tell them that you are with the National Federation of the Blind of 

Directions: Take I-80, exit Travis Blvd, merge onto Travis Blvd. West, turn 
left on Holiday Lane to Courtyard Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield.

Amtrak:  Get off at the Fairfield/Suisun station and call the hotel for the 
shuttle.  Phone: 707-422-4111

To purchase a ticket for the luncheon show at $25.00 each, go to: 

For more information, call the NFBC office at: 

Mary Willows, President
National Federation of the Blind of California
mwillows at sbcglobal.net 

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