[Nfbc-info] June Presidents Notebook

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It is a national program.  Current members get coins by being on a chapter
database.  New members will get them by becoming a chapter member and
submitting information through the new online membership form.  

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What are membership coins? Is that a local project or national in scope? 

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Congratulations to all!  Because of your hard work and cooperation ,
California will be receiving its membership coins.  Please check in at your
June chapter meeting to see if your coins have arrived.  Many chapter
presidents will soon be receiving coins for the chapter.  Be sure to bring
them to Las Vegas.  New members will be able to join the organization and
obtain their own coin using the new member procedures and online form.  Ask
your chapter president for details.

This year, California has three national scholarship winners, eight Jernigan
Fund winners and 16 state grant recipients attending their first national
convention.  Please welcome them into our movement when you see them around
the convention hotel.

Over the past month I had an opportunity to visit the Central Valley chapter
and the San Joaquin Valley chapter.  I'm so encouraged by the energy and
enthusiasm that these relatively young chapters are reflecting in their
communities.  They are truly living the lives they want and integrating into
the community.  I look forward to visiting more chapters throughout the
state in the coming months.  

The regeneration of new membership and chapter growth is a reminder to me of
the strength of our work.  The movement isn't about any one person or group
of people.  Our philosophy is timeless and is being passed across the
generations.  If you haven't checked out the National Federation of the
Blind of California in several years, then come back and see how we're
moving forward with love and determination to let California know that
blindness is not what holds us back.



The Central Valley Chapter will be having a fundraising event partnering
with Lularoe, a clothing company known for their unique designs, on June
1-June 5.  A percentage of everything bought from our local Lularoe vendors
during this period will go to our chapter, and the company will match what
we make.  There are three ways to shop, and you don't even have to live in
the area to participate.  A link will be open for online shopping  from June
1-June 5.  There will also be a live Facebook shopping event on June 3, time
TBA, found at the link below.  On Wednesday, June 5, our vendors will open
their shop, 514 E Roseburg Ave, Modesto, from 6-8 p.m. for a fun evening of





On Saturday, June 15, the Central Valley Chapter will be sponsoring a rock
climbing trip for a group of local blind elementary school students at
Stonehenge Climbing Gym, 500 Ninth St, Unit L2, Modesto, 95354.  Many of
their chapter members will also be joining them on the climb, all NFB
members are welcome to come even if they will not be climbing and to
encourage those who do come, as this is an excellent opportunity to get to
know some of our local blind students and their parents.  The cost is $10
per person to climb, and they need to have a final count by Saturday, June


Rachel Grider, President, Central Valley Chapter


rachel.grider at gmail.com <mailto:rachel.grider at gmail.com> 


The Pathfinder Chapter of Los Angeles invites everyone to come out to their
June Chipotle fundraiser  <x-apple-data-detectors://9> on Saturday, June
8th.  Located at 2944 

W. Imperial Hwy., Inglewood, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  just let the restaurant
know that you are supporting the national Federation of the blind Pathfinder
Chapter before ordering your food.  For any questions please contact 

Charlotte Carroll at 310-625-6558 email:  charlottec916 at gmail.com
<mailto:charlottec916 at gmail.com>  or 

Jannette Stewart at 310-293-1053 email:   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

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

323 807-0300



The San Fernando Valley is having their first summer fundraiser!  They are
kicking it off with a great start with our fun-filled Shakey's night  in
beautiful Burbank.  Come one, come all!  Invite your  love ones, families,
friends & neighbors to cool your weekend off on June 23, Sunday From 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m.  The address is 1300 North San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank 91504,
818.848.5527.  Please contact  Sheila Castro at 818.404.7646 for any other


Robert Stigile, Second Vice-President, National Federation of the Blind of

President, San Fernando Valley Chapter


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


The River City Chapter's chipotle fundraiser will take place on June 24,
Monday,, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The fundraiser will be located at
1831 Capitol Ave., Sacramento.  Please bring a digital or print version of
the flyer to show to the cashier at the fundraiser.



Joy Stigile, Editor


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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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