[Nfbc-info] January Presidents Notebook

Joy Stigile joystigile at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 01:16:58 UTC 2019


Dear Friends,


As a new year begins I consider how we can all work together to empower
blind Californians to live the life they want.  Our first action of 2019 is
to converge on Washington D. C.  on January 28-31, 2019.  in support of our
legislative priorities before the U.S. Congress.  We have a fabulous
delegation from California leading the way.  If you are interested in
joining the group, then please contact me as soon as possible at
president at nfbcal.org <mailto:president at nfbcal.org>  or 916.382.0372.  


Our national scholarship application
ERNFdpek7yiLDeGRcoXwy5YIGsobT9xXGDmTrXKWhguLbR4HKKQMHisaAiQuEALw_wcB>  is
available.  Please encourage qualified blind students to apply and forward
the information to your networks.  Students seeking letters of support from
the California affiliate are strongly advised to seek their letters early.
Affiliate letters requested near the application deadline are not


We are working on state legislation in California to amend the education
code so that blind students are no longer unreasonably restricted in the
environments in which they receive orientation and mobility training.
Shannon Dillon is leading our efforts and you will hear more from her once a
bill is formally introduced.


I and our affiliate Board of Directors are planning for a successful and
productive 2019.  We look forward to working with you to make this a
fabulous year for blind people in California.

Tim Elder

President, National Federation of the Blind of California

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



The Inland Empire Chapter will start this year off by hosting a Health and
Wellness Seminar.  Each year most of us make a New Year's Resolution that
consist of dieting, exercising and eating healthy.  Some of us can stick to
the commitment and others fall off the wagon.  On Friday January 4, 2019.
Time 12:30p.m.  to 2:00p.m.  Held at the Service Center For Independent
Living.  107 Spring Street

Claremont, California 91711, cross street is Green.  Everyone is welcome.


Cheryl Thurston, President Inland Empire Chapter

Board Member National Federation of the Blind of California

P:  909.821.9589

cthurston74 at gmail.com <mailto:cthurston74 at gmail.com> 



California Association of Blind Students (CABS) 

CABS will kick off 2019 with a Membership Call on Sunday, January 20th at 7
p.m., pacific time.  The topic of discussion will be on the NFB National
Scholarship.  We will have four past scholarship recipients on the panel and
they will share their experience as scholarship winners and encourage
students to apply for this amazing opportunity.  Every year, the National
Federation of the Blind offers more than $120,000 in scholarships to blind
students across the country and  students will have an opportunity to attend
the 2019 national convention in Las Vegas for a magical experience.  Call
712.770.4130 followed by access code 868746 and we would love for you to
join them! 


Matthew Gip, President California Association of Blind Students 

Board Member  National Federation of the Blind of California 

Co-chair | National Association of Blind Students Outreach Committee 

P:  559.375.2068

Email:  matthewhgip at gmail.com <mailto:matthewhgip at gmail.com> 


Joy Stigile, Editor



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