[NFBC-Info] September Presidents Notebook

Joy Stigile joystigile at gmail.com
Sat Aug 31 23:21:39 UTC 2019




State convention time is here, November 7-10, 2019!  We now have
registration <https://tinyurl.com/nfbca2019>  and bus sign-ups available at
the following URL, soon to be posted on the main page of the NFB of
California website:


We also have amazing exhibiter and sponsorship opportunities available.  The
exhibiter and sponsor form will likewise be posted on the NFB of California
website <http://www.nfbcal.org/board-of-directors/> , nfb.cal.org, very

Please spread the word and make sure you register before October 15 to take
advantage of early discount savings.  More than 370 people from California,
were able to attend the national convention in Las Vegas; many were there
for the first time.  As we descend on Silicon Valley at the Embassy Suites
Milpitas, let's make this state convention our best yet.  Spread the word:
registration is open!  Invite a friend and introduce them to the
life-changing experience of our philosophy and collective action.  Topics of
interest will include: updates on self-driving vehicles currently in use,
the benefits of ABLE savings accounts, creative career options for blind
professionals, changes in Department of Rehabilitation services, assistive
technology tips, advocating for the rights of blind parents, Braille and
e-book access, and many other engaging and thought-provoking discussions
about blindness and self-determination.  The final agenda, website
convention page and other promotional resources will follow soon.


Tim Elder, President, National Federation of the Blind of California

E:  president at nfbcal.org <mailto:president at nfbcal.org> 

VM:  916.382.0372


The At-Large Chapter is having a virtual Pampered Chef fundraising party!
We'll learn new recipes, share cooking tips, shop, and spend time with
friends. Check in each day to see what's new! Don't miss it! Click here to
learn more or to place an order: https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/Jjnu0l

Place your order anytime between August 1, -September 7, 2019 and the
At-Large Chapter will earn 15% from your on-line order.  Call consultant
Marcine Campbell if you have questions or help with your order:
818.631.4125.  Be sure to mention the At-Large Chapter fundraiser.


Cathy Gaten, President At-Large Chapter


cathygaten1955 at gmail.com <mailto:cathygaten1955 at gmail.com> 


The San Joaquin County Chapter is having a "Dine for the Blind" fundraiser
on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00
p.m., at Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1000 West Robin Hood Street, Stockton,
95207.  For DINE-IN, CARRY-OUT OR, call 209.474.7470 for DELIVERY.  Present
the flyer or mention the National Federation of the Blind fundraiser at the
time of your order on September 5th and 6th and 30% of your purchase will be
donated to the National Federation of the Blind of  California!  Please also
check the Facebook link of this event
> https://www.facebook.com/events/400010244233677/?ti=icl


Joga Singh, President, San Joaquin County Chapter 

P:  209.203.2106

E:  <mailto:nfb.ca.sj at gmail.com> nfb.ca.sj at gmail.com


Come celebrate White Cane Safety Day with the Inland Empire Chapter.  The
purpose of this Walk a Mile in My Shoes event is to bring  awareness to the
community.  Our expectation is to have all sighted  attendees to interact
with blind technology and to take the Walk a  Mile in My Shoes blindfold
challenge.  You are cordially invited to the Walk A Mile In My Shoes Event
On October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Ever Lee Hairston, Board
Member, National Federation of the Blind will be speaking about "Success
Over Adversity".  Registration goes through September 30, 2019.  Held at the
Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind 359 Park Center Circle, San
Bernardino, 92408.  Please email your contact information to
nfbci.e.chapter10 at gmail.com <mailto:nfbci.e.chapter10 at gmail.com>  or leave a
message with Lori Dunlap, Chapter Outreach Coordinator, 909-414-6151.
Everyone who registers early will be entered in to a drawing for a $100 gift
card.  Rules for the gift card drawing are as follows:  You must be sighted
or registered with a sighted guest and they MUST take the Walk a Mile In My
Shoes CHALLENGE to be entered into the drawing.  Early Registration ends on
September 20, 2019.  Please include your T-shirt size.  Everyone who
participates in the event will receive a gift and a T-shirt.  LETS HAVE SOME


Cheryl Thurston, President, Inland Empire Chapter 

 Board Member, National Federation  of the Blind of California 


Cthurston74 at gmail.com <mailto:Cthurston74 at gmail.com> 


Do you love great food?  Do you like to socialize?  Then you will not want
to miss the next Fundraiser of the San Fernando Valley Chapter.  It will
take place at Bob's Big Boy 4211 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.  starting at 5
p.m.,  on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  The way that the fundraiser works, is
that you purchase coupons from the Chapter and use those for your food and
gratuity.  If you have any questions, contact Joy Stigile, Co-chair
Fundraising committee of the San Fernando Valley Chapter at 818.510.2353 or
by e-mail at joystigile at gmail.com <mailto:joystigile at gmail.com> .  They look
forward to having you join them and take part in the fun of socializing and
eating great food!


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

C:  818.381.9568

E:  rstigile at gmail.com <mailto:rstigile at gmail.com> 


The Pathfinder Chapter Los Angeles invites you to join them on their Viejas
Casino and outlet mall trip on Saturday, October 5,2019, from 7:30 a.m.
until 6:30 p.m.  They will meet at the greenline park-and-ride at 11901
South Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA. Cross street 120th St. Donation is $21,
which must be received by October 1.  There will be no refunds.  You must be
21 years of age and have a valid Government issued ID.  For more information
please contact Charlotte Caroll at C:  310.625.6558  

E:  charlottec916 at gmail.com <mailto:charlottec916 at gmail.com>  or 

Jannette Stewart at c:  310.293.1053 Titostewart08 at gmail.com
<mailto:Titostewart08 at gmail.com> 


Rochelle Houston, First Vice-President, National Federation of the Blind of

President, Pathfinder Chapter Los Angeles

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

C:  323.807.0300


Joy Stigile, Editor


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



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