[Nfbc-info] September Presidents Notebook

Joy Stigile joystigile at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 23:37:12 UTC 2017



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.

You may be fairly new to blindness or you may have been living with it for a
long time. You may be comfortable in speaking about it or you may not yet
have found the words to do so. Regardless of where you are in your journey
of living with blindness, you have found a home where you are loved and have
the opportunity to show love to others in the National Federation of the



The National Federation of the Blind of California recognizes achievement of
blind scholars by providing blind college students residing in the state of
California, the opportunity to win a merit-based scholarship worth up to
$5,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community
service, and leadership. Finalists will be contacted as soon as possible
prior to the convention and specific monetary amounts will be announced at
the convention banquet on November 4, 2017.

This year's theme is No Boundaries: Release What Holds You Back. Please join
us November 2-5 at the Embassy Suites at 901 E. Calaveras Blvd. in Milpitas,

Follow this  <http://ulwxastpyh.formstack.com/forms/nfbc_scholarship_form>
link to apply online.

Applications must be postmarked by October 16, 2017 or uploaded to the
scholarship online form by midnight, October 23, 2017.

Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Jana Littrell at 510-847-1293 or
e-mail at janadlittrell at gmail.com <mailto:janadlittrell at gmail.com>  if you
have any questions.




I would like to express my sincere thanks to those of you who has
pre-registered for our 2017 state convention.  You can pre-register on-line
at:   <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
reservations and mention code: NFB.




I look forward to your active participation in the National Federation of
the Blind. You will come to know that as much as you need us, so too do we
need you. 


Warm regards,

Ever Lee Hairston, President

National Federation of the Blind of California

18440 Oxnard St

Tarzana, CA  91356

O:  818.217.8330

C:  323.252.918


Pathfinder chapter of Los Angeles 


Invites you to join them on their casino trip as they head to Viejas Casino
resort and outlet in Alpine, California. The Casino trip is on Saturday,
October 21, 2017. The bus will leave at 8 AM and return at 6:30 PM. The bus
will pick up at the greenline park and ride parking lot at 11901 South
Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA donation: $21. If you have any questions,
please contact Charlotte Carroll at 310-625-6558 or email
Charlottec916 at gmail.com <mailto:Charlottec916 at gmail.com> . Come join us in
our fundraising efforts to assist members to the state convention.


Rochelle Houston, Treasurer, National Federation of the Blind of California
President, Pathfinder Chapter of 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


Good Luck!


Allison Depner, President, AT-Large chapter 


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 $5.00 raffle tickets to win this unique piece. Please also share
far and wide so others can support our California Association of Blind
Students. Thank you for your support.


Should anyone require any additional information or assistance, please feel
free to contact me directly.  

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


Carla Scroggins, President California Association of Blind Students Division


California Association of Guide Dog Users Division


Members are having a fundraiser by selling raffle tickets during all NFB
functions. The tickets are 1 ticket for $5 and 5 tickets for $20.  The
drawing will be held at our state convention in November.

Winner not need to be present.

First Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize: $150 Target Gift Card

Third Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card

Good luck!


Christina Thomas, President, California Association of Guide Dog Users


Joy Stigile, Editor


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