[NFBC-Pathfinder] Fwd: [NFBC-Info] President's notebook, may 2022

Rochelle Houston rhouston58 at gmail.com
Mon May 2 14:35:21 UTC 2022

Rochelle Houston,
National Federation of the Blind of California
President, Pathfinder Chapter Los Angeles
rhouston58 at gmail.com
323 807-0300
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> From: "Cricket X. Bidleman via NFBC-Info" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Date: May 1, 2022 at 9:01:23 PM PDT
> To: NFB of California List <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: "Cricket X. Bidleman" <cricketbidleman at gmail.com>
> Subject: [NFBC-Info] President's notebook, may 2022
> Reply-To: NFB of California List <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Dear all,
> Welcome to May. students on semesters are in their final stretch… And
> students on quarters, like me, are gradually working toward finals.
> Either way, the weather should be moving toward summer. Except up here
> in Palo Alto, where we’re alternating between rain and blistering
> heat. I wonder what that’s all about.
> May is National Asparagus month, according to a few online calendars.
> I roast mine with olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and garlic.
> I’m always looking for good recipes. Send me yours if you have
> something you think I should try.
> It’s also National Mental Health Awareness month. With all of the
> struggles that we face, and those we hear about, it is more important
> now than ever to take care of ourselves. Maybe that involves turning
> off those news alerts, or temporarily distancing yourself from social
> media, or cooking or taking walks.
> Below are updates from some of our chapter presidents. Don’t see your
> chapter listed? Let your chapter president know what you think should
> be included. I have also attached this bulletin in word format,
> although my email may be marked as spam. Sorry about that.
> Best,
> Cricket
> In this issue:
> Update from the president
> Parents Division Financial Assistance to National Convention
> Riverside/San Bernardino Popcorn Fundraiser
> River City Fundraiser
> Update From the President:
> Hello, friends!
> I can’t believe that it is already May and that convention is only two
> months away! Speaking of convention, if you have not yet registered,
> you can still do so at
> nfb.org/convention.
> Convention will be held in New Orleans from July 5 through July 12,
> and there will even be a virtual element if you are unable to attend
> in person. I hope that you will all take advantage of this opportunity
> to participate in the largest annual gathering of blind people in the
> nation.
> During the month of April, several NFBCA board members and I have been
> busy interviewing and writing letters for national scholarship
> applicants from California. We have immensely enjoyed getting to know
> many of our students in California, and we applaud them for the great
> work they are doing to break down barriers and to change perceptions
> about blindness in their chosen fields. Many of these students are
> already leaders in the blind community, and I am excited to see how
> their contributions will continue to help shape the future of this
> organization.
> We are busy negotiating hotel contracts for our state convention. I am
> excited to announce the location for our 2022 state convention in the
> coming weeks.  Stay tuned!
> As always, I appreciate all the work of our chapters and divisions. As
> many of us are able to move more toward in-person meetings, I hope
> that we can find new opportunities to organize activities that will
> build membership and bring us closer together. I look forward to
> personally attending some of these meetings as I start to travel again
> around the state.
> Sincerely yours,
> Tim Elder
> President | National Federation of the Blind of California
> Parents Division Financial Assistance to National Convention
> Hello everyone,
> I cannot believe that our national convention is right around the
> corner. I wanted to let you all know that the California Parents of
> Blind Children is offering a $300 stipend for anyone wishing to go to
> national convention. We are asking for one paragraph submissions,
> telling us why attending national convention is important to you.
> Please send your submissions to veronica38martinez at gmail.com
> Submissions must be received by May 15. The California Parents of
> Blind Children board will review and contact the winner shortly
> thereafter. See you all at the convention!
> Riverside/San Bernardino Popcorn Fundraiser
> The Riverside San Bernardino chapter is  hosting a Double Good Gourmet
> Popcorn Fundraiser!!
> When: May 1, 2022  4 PM to May 5, 2022 4 PM
> Link: https://popup.doublegood.com/s/zfxc3838
> If you have any questions contact Paulina Vazquez via phone or email.
> Phone: (310)-988-5437
> Email:  paulinav557 at gmail.com
> River City Fundraiser
> Angela's Awesome Jerky & The River City Chapter are joining forces for
> a fundraiser. Purchase Angela's Awesome Jerky during the months of
> April & May and a portion of the proceeds will go to the River City
> Chapter. If you would like to place an order please fill out the form
> below.
> Jerky Flavors:
> • Tantalizing Teriyaki: Tempt your taste buds with this tasty treat.
> Sweet and ‘smoky and completely non-spicy, this one is a hit with kids
> and adults alike.
> • Dad's Bragging Rights: The result of a father-daughter cooking
> competition in which father reigned supreme, it’s a perfect blend of
> sweetness and spice, with a somewhat fruity base and a pepper kick.
> • Ragin' Cajun: fasten your seatbelt and take a ride on the wild side,
> this one's as spicy as it is flavorful.
> • Tiffany's Best: a gluten free option with a sweet tropical taste
> which will take you straight to Hawaii. Its low sodium, gluten free,
> and will accommodate most diets.
> Pricing:
> 6oz Bag - $10.00
> By the Pound - $25.00
> Shipping Cost - $8.00
> Form URL:
> https://ulwxastpyh.formstack.com/forms/jerky_fundraiser
> Thank you for supporting the River City Chapter.  Enjoy your Jerky!
> -- 
> Cricket X. Bidleman, B.A (she/her/hers)
> M.A Candidate | Stanford Journalism Class of 2022
> Accessibility Consultant | Stanford University Computer Science
> Chairperson | Stanford Daily Editorial Board
> Co-Chair | Stanford Daily Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
> Member | Blind Advisory Committee, California Department of Vocational
> rehabilitation
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