[Nfbc-info] March President Notebook

Tiffany Manosh tmanosh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 04:36:12 UTC 2017

Greetings Federationists:

I am filled with Hope, Energy and Love by participating in the National
Federation of the Blind because my expectations are raised, my
contributions make a difference to me and to others, and I can celebrate
the realization of my dreams with my Federation family.

It is my pleasure to announce that our 2017 National Federation of the
Blind of California convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Milpitas
Silicon Valley, 901 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035 on November
2, 3, 4 and 5, 2017.

Room Rates:

Double Suites (no smoking) $129.00

Including Single, Triple and Quad (no smoking)

King Suites (no smoking) $119.00

8.5 percent tax not included

All reservations must be made on or before October 12, 2017

Call toll free: 1-800-445-8667 <(800)%20445-8667>

2017 National Federation of the Blind Convention

When:   Monday, July 10—Saturday, July 15, 2017
Where:  Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 9939 Universal Boulevard Orlando,
Florida 32819-9357

Hotel Information and Room Rates:

The 2017 room rates are singles and doubles, $83; and triples and quads,
$89. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is
12.5 percent. No charge will be made for children under seventeen in the
room with parents as long as no extra bed is requested. Please note that
the hotel is a no-smoking facility.

For 2017 convention room reservations you can call the hotel at (866)
996-6338 after January 1. You may also write directly to the Rosen Shingle
Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819-9357. The hotel
will want a deposit of $95 for each room and will want a credit card number
or a personal check. If you use a credit card, the deposit will be charged
against your card immediately, just as would be the case with a $95 check.
If a reservation is cancelled before Thursday, June 1, 2017, half of the
deposit will be returned. Otherwise refunds will not be made.

Delta Discounted Airfare

Members of the National Federation of the Blind, and all individuals
planning their travel to attend our annual national convention, are being
offered discounted airfare from Delta Air Lines through their Delta Meeting
Network. Those interested should simply go to www.delta.com/meeting to book
their flight and enter the meeting event code: NMPWS. The discount will be
calculated based on your specific travel arrangements and could range from
two percent to ten percent. If you have any questions, please call the
Delta Meeting Network, (800) 328-1111, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. central time,
Monday through Friday.

*Reminder:* Preregistration for the 2017 National Convention opens Wednesday,
March 1.

Your in the Federation,

Ever Lee Hairston, President

National Federation of the Blind of California

18440 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA  91356

(818) 343-2022

Ever.Hairston at gmail.com

Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter

Fourth Annual Membership Recruitment Event.

March 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rochelle Houston, President Pathfinder Chapter and Treasurer, National
Federation of the Blind of California will be speaking about how the
National Federation of the Blind has changed her life.

Refreshments will be served.

Janet Goeske Center 5257 Sierra Street Riverside, CA

For more information contact: Paul Howard 219-789-8138 <(219)%20789-8138>

Carmen Weatherly President Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter

California Association of Guide Dog Users Chapter

The CAGDU meeting will be held via phone conference call on Tuesday March
14 at 7:30PM. The call in information is as follows:
(605) 475.4700 <(605)%20475-4700> pin: 405682# (pound sign)

CAGDU members Tina Thomas, Roger Oberholzer, Shannon Dillon, Carla
Scroggins, Debbie Worstman and Mike Kelley will speak about their
experiences meeting with the Business and Professions Committee at the
state capital, to abolish the California State Guide Dog Board.

Tina Thomas, President California Association of Guide Dog Users Chapter

River City Chapter

Join the River City chapter for a fundraising event and have a fun day at
the ball park!

Who:  Oakland A's vs San Francisco Giants

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  12:05 game start
Cost:  $40
The ticket cost is for this game on April 1st and for an additional game
that will be determined by the Oakland A's.  So, you'll get two great games
of baseball!  If you would like tickets please contact Tiffany Manosh at:

tmanosh at gmail.com

to reserve your ticket.  The deadline is March 11th.

 Tiffany Manosh, President River City Chapter

Edited by Joy Stigile

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