[Nfbc-info] August Presidents Notebook

Joy Stigile joystigile at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 05:22:14 UTC 2017

Dear Fellow Federationists,


I am very pleased that California had a large number of first-timers at our
2017 National Convention.   Thanks to all our mentors and leaders who helped
our rookies have a great experience.  For those who did not have the
opportunity to attend the 2017 convention, please enjoy the banquet speech
by our President, Mark Riccobono, go to
ml> the banquet speech, Innovation, Blindness, and the Emerging Pattern of




Now is time to register on-line for our 2017 state convention:
<http://www.nfbcal.org> www.nfbcal.org   I am happy to announce our national
representative will be Scott LaBaar, president, National Federation of the
Blind of Colorado.


Our theme is:


No Boundaries

Release What Holds You Back



Embassy Suites Milpitas - Silicon Valley

901 E. Calaveras Blvd. 

Milpitas CA 95035


King Room rates:

Single; double, triple, quad Non-smoking $119

Double-double Suite rates:

Single; double, triple, quad, Non-smoking $129


Closing date for reservations is October 12, 2017.   Call 408-942-0400 for





Please be advised that the National Federation of the Blind calls on those
who have already signed on as co-sponsors of the ADA Education and Reform
Act to withdraw their support and for those who may be asked to support it
in the future to refuse. To do otherwise is to scale back hard-won gains and
hinder our progress toward true equality.

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.


Ever Lee Hairston, President

National Federation of the Blind of California

18440 Oxnard St.

Tarzana, CA  91356

O: 818-217-8330  C: 323-252-9188



San Fernando Valley Chapter 


The members will be hosting a Yummy Fundraising event at Bob's Big Boy

The SFV Chapter looks forward to socializing with their members, families,
friends, and other Federationists while enjoying a great meal.

You can help raise funds for the chapter by purchasing $5 gift cards that
the chapter purchased at a discounted price, to pay for your meal and at the
same time help them to say good bye to chapter members Julian Vargas and
Jaymee Castillo as they will be moving to Florida later that week.

The Bob's Big Boy Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 5th at 5

The location is 4211 west Riverside Dr, in Burbank.

It will be a lot of fun, great food and an easy way of raising funds to
support members attending the State Convention later in the year.

See you there!

Robert Stigile, Second Vice-president, National Federation of the Blind Of
California, President, San Fernando Valley Chapter




Pathfinder Chapter of Los Angeles


Greetings Fellow Federationists family and friends 


The pathfinder Chapter of Los Angeles will hold their 3rd Annual End of
Summer Barbecue on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm. The location
of the event will take place at Pathfinder chapter member Jannette Stewart's
home at 2931 West 136th street, Gardena, California 90249, cross street
Crenshaw Blvd. There will be auction items to bid on. For the finale, when
you purchase a raffle ticket, you have an opportunity to win a $500 Visa
card, a TV or a gourmet basket.  The donation for the raffle tickets are $5
each and to attend the barbecue is $15. Hope to see you there.

rhouston58 at gmail.com <mailto:rhouston58 at gmail.com> 

323 807.0300

    Rochelle Houston, Treasurer, National Federation of the Blind of

President, Pathfinder Chapter Los Angeles



At-Large Chapter 


Could you use $100.00 worth of free Uber service?  If you use Uber, you'll
want to read on!


The At-Large Chapter has two $50.gift cards for some lucky Uber user.  For
every $5.00 donation to the At-Large chapter, you can receive one chance
drawing ticket for two $50.00 Uber gift cards.  Or, make a $20.00 Donation
for five tickets.  The drawing will take place during the National
Federation of the Blind of California State Convention this November.  To
make your donation and receive your tickets do the following.

Make your check payable to NFBC-At Large Chapter and write Fund Raiser on
the Memo line. 

Make sure to include a very clearly printed note with all of the following:

Your name, phone number, e mail address, return mailing address, and how
many tickets you want.

Send your check to:

Allison Depner

4943 West Point Loma Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92107

When you receive your tickets, send me an email or give me a call to

My contact information is: 

Adepner1425 at gmail.com <mailto:Adepner1425 at gmail.com> 

or 619.952.2352

Good Luck!

Allison Depner, President, AT-Large chapter 



San Francisco Chapter


The San Francisco Chapter partiscipated in the 105th annual Bay To Breakers
footrace on May 21, as a Blind centipede . The chapter competed for the
third time, They completed the 7 miles  footrace in three hours and forty
five minutes!  Congratulations to the chapter members for working together
on this event!

Christina Daniels, President San Francisco Chapter



Senior Division


The Senior Division will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, August
12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It will be held at Saint Rest Missionary
Baptist Church 709 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, 90044. Take advantage of
free screenings such as:  blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, hearing and
more. There will be a host of vendors like, Scan Insurance, Department of
Aging, New York Life, California Telephone Access Program, Herbal Life,
Community mobile unitss, United Healthcare, massage therapist, Project Angel
Food.  Refreshments will be served.  Please contact Cheryl Thurston
909.821.9589 or cthurston74 at gmail.com <mailto:cthurston74 at gmail.com> 

Charlotte Carroll, President, Senior Division



California Association of Blind Students


The California Association of blind students is hosting a raffle for a
handmade full/queen size quilt. This quilt features pinwheel and solid
blocks in vibrant colors of orange, green and blue offset with white. The
colors are drawn directly from the NFB logo. The large white center block
features, in beautiful embroidery, the NFB logo, above the phrase "live the
life you want" in print and immediately below, in braille. Add some
Federation flare to any space with this quilt. Please visit the link below
to purchase raffle tickets to win this unique piece. Please also share far
and wide so others can support our California Association of Blind Students.
Should anyone require any additional information or assistance, please feel
free to contact me directly. Thank you for your support.


Carla Scroggins, President California Association of Blind Students

A proud  division of the National Federation of the Blind of California

Carlalee1980 at gmail.com <mailto:Carlalee1980 at gmail.com> 


Joy Stigile, Editor


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