[NFBWATlk] NFB of Seattle Chapter Picnic!

Jim Portillo portillo.jim at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 13:04:45 UTC 2019

Greetings fellow Federationists!

Wow!  What a fantastic time many of us had at this year’s NFB convention in Las Vegas!  Perhaps the biggest highlight was President Mark Riccobono’s speech, which some have begun calling a Freedom Manifesto.  He talked about the importance freedom plays in the life of a blind person and how we need to exercise our own freedom!  The convention and speech brought us back alive and vibrant and ready for new activities!

We will begin these new activities this coming Saturday with our fun annual Seattle chapter picnic.  Jamal and Susan Mazrui have graciously opened their home to NFB members, along with friends and family members!  It will be a grand time for everyone to get together, learn more about the organization, ask questions about the recent convention, or simply have a burger and drink while catching up with friends.

Details follow, including directions to the Mazrui house.

What: 2019 NFB of Seattle picnic!

When: Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Time: 3:00 to 10:00 PM

Where: 7749 Jones Ave. NW.

Phone: 703-380-3145


The picnic will be in the Crown Hill neighborhood.  Jones Avenue is a north-south road, one block east of 24th Ave NW.  The block of the Mazrui house is bordered by NW 80 St at the north and NW 77 St at the south.  The house is the third one south from 80th St on the west side of Jones Ave.  It has a red front door and a few steps.  A path to the left of the house leads to the back yard.

If you are taking the 40 bus from down town, after getting off the bus, head south, towards the back of the bus. At the next intersection, you will be facing Nw 80th St. Cross Nw 80th St and make a left. At the next intersection, make a right on Jones Ave Nw. The house will be on the right.

If you have further questions, call Jamal at the above listed phone number or email him at jamal.mazrui at outlook.com .

Finally, the Seattle chapter will provide the drinks, along with burgers, hot dogs and fixings.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

See you Saturday!!


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