[NFBC-Info] October Presidents Notebook

Joy Stigile joystigile at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 05:20:04 UTC 2019



Please note that the deadline to reserve your hotel room for the state
convention is quickly approaching on October 15.  Be sure to register
<http://www.nfbcal.org/convention/>  and book your room now to ensure you
get one of the group rate hotel rooms before they are gone.  Also, please
help us spread the word to find our favorite convention sponsors and
exhibiters.  The exhibiter and sponsor forms
<https://ulwxastpyh.formstack.com/forms/vendor_application>  are posted on
the convention landing page <http://www.nfbcal.org/convention/> .

Qualified blind students should apply for our scholarship program
<http://ulwxastpyh.formstack.com/forms/nfbc_scholarship_form>  before
October 20.  

The resolutions committee seeks proposed resolutions for consideration at
our state convention.  Members should send an email to our resolutions
committee chair, Bryan Bashin, at BBashin at lighthouse-sf.org
<mailto:BBashin at lighthouse-sf.org> .  

Chapters and divisions should begin assembling their auction baskets and
donations  for our fundraising efforts during the convention.  Karen Steele
and Michael Richardson are coordinating the baskets and can be reached
respectively at karenjsteele at yahoo.com <mailto:karenjsteele at yahoo.com> > and
Michaeljr66 at yahoo.com <mailto:Michaeljr66 at yahoo.com> . 

Chapters and divisions are also encouraged to bring desirable items to be
offered as door prizes.  You can drop your fabulous door prizes off with
Tiffany Manosh on site at the door prize table.

This is going to be one of our best conventions yet.  Don't miss out!


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

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

(916) 382-0372



The Bakersfield Chapter has two events going on this month.  On October 2,
Friday,  the chapter members will be participating in the Disability
Awareness Day at Bakersfield Community College from 7:30 a.m. until 1:00
p.m.  They will be presenting demonstrations using AIRA and showing how
different types of magnifiers work, making braille cards, and handing out
literature from the National Federation of the Blind.  The address  is 1801
Panorama Dr., Bakersfield. 

on October 11, Friday,  fellow chapter members Virginia Elliott and Veronica
Martinez, will be going to Veterans Elementary School, 6301 Old Farm Road,
Bakersfield for Meet The Blind Month.  They will read from a Twin Vision
book, demonstrate how to properly use a white cane and show how a guide dog
will guide a blind person in the classroom.  The time is at 10:00 a.m. to
approximately 11:30 a.m.


Veronica Martinez,  President, Bakersfield Chapter


veronica38martinez at gmail.com <mailto:veronica38martinez at gmail.com> 


Riverside san Bernardino chapter would like for you to join them for a
fundraising event.  At Chili's restaurant on Thursday, October 3, from 11
a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The address is 475 E. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino.
For more information or flyer contact Barbara Harrison 323.691.3948 or Kelly
Hill 909.831.8828 


Carmen M. Weatherly, president, Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter

C:  909.486.2004 

E: cweatherly101 at gmail.com <mailto:cweatherly101 at gmail.com> 


On October 5, the San Fernando Valley Chapter will host a fundraiser! At the
Bob's Big Boy restaurant, 4211 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.  (The cross
street is Rose Ave.)  An area has been reserved with a time of 5:00 p.m.
How this fundraiser works is that you purchase Bob's Big Boy gift
certificates from the chapter either with cash, check (made out to the SFV
Chapter) or by PayPal.  The chapter purchases the certificates ahead of time
with a 40% discount to the chapter.     when you receive your bill, purchase
enough certificates to cover your total bill and your tip and give it all to
the cashier in the lobby when you leave.


Robert Stigile, President, San Fernando Valley Chapter

Second Vice-President, National Federation of the Blind of California


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


The San Joaquin County Chapter invites you to celebrate "Meet the Blind
Month" with them!  On Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. until 

2:00 p.m.  They will host a table at the Multicultural Health & Resource
Fair in the Lord's Gym, 848 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton.  sharing information
and writing names in braille.


On October 11, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., chapter members will hand out "Etiquette
of Blindness" information, National Federation of the Blind brochures and
flyers for the White Cane Awareness Walk at three locations.  The first
location is Whirlow's Restaurant at the San Joaquin RTD's Union Station.
The second is at the Downtown Transit Center. The third is Hammer Triangle
and Transfer Station.

On October  15, the chapter will hold their White Cane Awareness Walk &
Celebration from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  The event kicks off with a ceremony at
Caldwell Park, 3021 Pacific Ave., Stockton and ends at Whirlow's Restaurant,
1926 Pacific Ave.  in support of our all-day 20% fundraising 


Joga Singh, President, San Joaquin County Chapter



The Pathfinders Chapter Los Angeles invites you to join them on their Viejas
Casino and outlet mall trip on Saturday, October 5, from 7:30 a.m. until
6:30p.m.  They will meet at the greenline park-and-ride at 11901 South
Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA. Cross street 120th St. Donation is $21.
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 charlottec916 at gmail.com <mailto:charlottec916 at gmail.com>

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

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



The Central Valley Chapter will have a booth at the Modesto Farmer's Market
(on 16th Street, between H Street and I Street) on October 10, from 8:00
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for "Meet The Blind Month".  Chapter members will be
demonstrating Braille, accessible technology, and of course, the white cane.
Stop by and get some of your questions answered, or just to say "hello".


On October 23, the Central Valley Chapter will have a fundraiser at The
Habit Burger Grill at 1801 McHenry Ave., Modesto.  Stop by between 5:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. to enjoy some delicious food and good company, and 20% of your
purchase will go to their chapter.  They hope to see you there!


Rachel Grider, President, Central Valley Chapter


Rachel.Grider at gmail.com <mailto:Rachel.Grider 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".  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.   LETS HAVE SOME FUN!!!


Cheryl Thurston, President, Inland Empire Chapter 

 Board Member, National Federation  of the Blind of California 


Cthurston74 at gmail.com


Joy Stigile, Editor


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