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National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO)

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National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

 

63rd Annual State Convention

October 26 – October 29, 2017

 

Fort Collins Hilton

425 West Prospect Road

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

 

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT!

 

Scott C. LaBarre, President

2233 W. Shepperd Avenue

Littleton, CO 80120

303-778-1130

 

NFB PLEDGE

I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation and to abide by its constitution.

 

NFB MESSAGE

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and their dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

 

TRIBUTE TO OUR SPONSORS

We extend our sincerest gratitude to our Title Sponsor:

Colorado Center for the Blind

Since 1988, the CCB has been changing what it means to be blind one life at a time.  The Center has provided world class blindness training to students from all over the world.  Contact Julie Deden, Executive Director, jdeden@cocenter.org, 303-778-1130.  Also visit www.cocenter.org for more information.

 

WE ALSO THANK OUR TITANIUM, GOLD AND SILVER SPONSORS:

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Titanium Sponsor

Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor

Charter Communications, Gold Sponsor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

WE Fit Wellness, Gold Sponsor

Colorado Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, Silver Sponsor

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

Colorado State Ballroom Foyer Salons II & III

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Registration Fee:                                         $25.00

Friday Luncheon:                                         $30.00

Saturday Lunch:                                          $30.00

Saturday Banquet:                                    $45.00

 

CHILDCARE INFORMATION

Please contact childcare coordinator, Rebekah Felix, 719-306-5151 to make arrangements.

Childcare will be held in Hospitality Suite #232.

 

Friday:  Childcare will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Parents must provide meals for their children. 

 

Saturday:  Childcare will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parents must provide lunch for their children. 

Childcare will re-open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday:  Childcare will be open from 8:45 a.m. to Noon. 

 

DOG RELIEF AREA INFORMATION:

From the last automatic door on the West side entrance to the hotel go 23 feet (straight ahead) and on the left/South and the right/North are two mulch areas for dog relief. On the left on the rock pillar are “poopy pouches” on a dispenser attached about 5 feet up on the West side. On the left and right are also two outdoor trash receptacles. The one with a 3 foot hole is for recyclables and the one with the 8 inch hole is for trash/waste. The mulch to the right extends to the wall on the outside pool deck and on the left the mulch extends out to the 10 foot round gazebo.

 

DOOR PRIZES: 

Julie Deden serves as our Door Prize Chairwoman.  Door Prizes will be drawn in general Convention session and you must be present to win.  Please bring your prizes to Julie prior to the beginning of general sessions.

 

RECYCLING LANYARDS AND NAME BADGE HOLDERS:

If you do not care to keep your Convention lanyard and name badge holder, do please drop them off on the registration table at the ballroom entry as Convention winds down.  We will be able to use them for future Conventions.

 

EXHIBITS:

Exhibits will be open in the Hilton Atrium throughout the entire Convention at the discretion of the individual exhibitor and primarily when there aren't competing Convention activities. The times listed below are definitely scheduled and it is likely that exhibits will also be open during breakout sessions, especially on Friday.

 

Friday: Exhibit Hall open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday: Exhibit Hall open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

Please stop to visit the following exhibitors and sponsors:

AIRA Tech, Exhibitor

AKB Visions for NanoPac, Inc., Exhibitor

Ambron Products, Exhibitor

Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor

BAUM USA, Exhibitor

Blind Tech Training, Exhibitor

Charter Communications, Gold Sponsor

Colorado Business Enterprise Program, Exhibitor

Colorado Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, Silver Sponsor

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Exhibitor

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Exhibitor

HumanWare, Exhibitor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

MagniSight, Inc., Exhibitor

No Barriers: Leading the Way, Exhibitor

University of Maine, Exhibitor

US Association of Blind Athletes, Exhibitor

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Titanium Sponsor

WE Fit Wellness, Gold Sponsor  

 

Special thanks to Learning Ally for their support of this year’s convention.

Note:  This year we will again be conducting a door prize drawing for all those who can prove that they have visited at least twelve exhibitors.  You will be given a sheet to which exhibitors will affix a sticker.  When your sheet has twelve stickers return it to Lorinda Riddle and it will be placed in a drawing for a nice prize.

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 26, 2017

 

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FIND YOUR TALENT: PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY: An Employment Seminar

         Salons I & V

This seminar is for blind and visually impaired job seekers as well as employers and placement specialists.  You will learn more about how to obtain a job as well as trends in the marketplace.  Whether you are looking for your first job or have employment history and want to explore other kinds of job opportunities, then this seminar is for you.

Meet Julia Zanon, Manager of Blind and Low Vision Services, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Kevan Worley, successful business owner of Worley Enterprises and WE Fit Wellness, our facilitators.

There will be informative presentations by Renise Walker, Work Force Development Council; Jeff Sidders, Business Outreach Specialist, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Michael Hess, Blind Institute of Technology.

There will also be breakout sessions facilitated by Monique Melton, Employment Specialist, Colorado Center for the Blind; Jeff Sidders, Business Outreach Specialist, DVR; Julie Deden, Executive Director, Colorado Center for the Blind, and Laverne Dell, Supervisor I of Blind and Low Vision Services, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Following the seminar, we can relax and enjoy a networking reception where we will all have an opportunity to meet and learn about each other. 

 

THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 2017

 

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR RECEPTION

         Salon II

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while networking with your Federation colleagues and those participating in the employment seminar.

 

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NFBCO MOVIE NIGHT

         Salons I & V

We will screen the new hour long documentary,

“Do You Dream in Color?”

You are invited to share the story of four blind teenagers as they struggle to navigate the low expectations they confront in school and society. Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school.

For their work on this project, filmmakers Sarah Ivy and Abigail Fuller received a $15,000 Jacob Bolotin award at the 2017 National Federation of the Blind Convention for outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on the basis of equality. We will hold an informative discussion after the movie has concluded. Popcorn and a cash bar will be available at this picture show.

 

FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 2017

 

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.      

REGISTRATION

         Colorado State Ballroom Foyer Salons II & III

Pick up your pre-registration packets and register for door prize drawings.  If you didn’t register in advance, Convention Registration is $25.00, Friday Luncheon $30.00, Saturday Luncheon $30.00, and Banquet $45.00.

                                           

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.    

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS SHOWCASE

         Hilton Atrium

Peruse this year’s selection of Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors and find out what is new in technology, products, and services.  In particular, we want to salute our Title Sponsor, Colorado Center for the Blind.

 

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

         Salon I     

Brent Batron and Dan Burke, Co-chairmen

 

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.      

NFB OF COLORADO KID CORRAL

         Hospitality Suite #232

Bekah Felix, Corral Leader

This is our NFB of Colorado Childcare and it’s not just babysitting.  Bekah has planned a number of activities to keep the kiddos busy.  Although there is no charge for Corral, we ask that you register your children for the Convention.  Donations to NFBCO are welcome to help defray the expenses.  Kids in childcare will be eligible to receive door prizes through their parents if their names are called.  Also, parents are responsible for providing the children with meals, except for the banquet when pizza will be provided to the kiddos.  Snacks will be available throughout.

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION I

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

 

11:00 a.m.

WELCOME, LOGISTICS, AND OPENING CEREMONIES

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado; Cerridwyn Nordstrom, President, Fort Collins Chapter, NFB Colorado; Cathy Jackson, Member, NFB Board of Directors, President, NFB Kentucky; Alexander LaBarre and Emily LaBarre; Michelle (Showe) Trela, Treasurer, NFB Denver

 

11:15 a.m.

SERVING THE BLIND AND LOW VISION IN NORTHERN COLORADO

Denny Moyer, CEO/President, Ensight Skills Center Inc. for Visual Rehabilitation and Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired

 

11:30 a.m.

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS AND ACHIEVING TRUE SUCCESS AT THE BLINDNESS AND LOW VISION UNIT

Steve Anton, Director, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Julia Zanon, Manager, Blindness and Low Vision Unit

 

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

LUNCHEON: Commenced, Served, and Consumed

Jessica Beecham, Mistress of Ceremonies, Secretary, NFB Colorado

 

12:30 p.m.

PRESENTING THE 2017 NFBCO SCHOLARSHIP CLASS

Jessica Beecham, Chair, NFBCO Scholarship Committee

 

Pipi Adams

Englewood, Colorado
Nutrition Therapy Institute, Denver
Personal Chef with an emphasis on Holistic Nutrition 

 

Dora Lopez

Greeley, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Rehabilitation Counseling

 

Tabea Meyer

Littleton, Colorado
University of Denver
Masters in Social Work

 

Ashley Neybert

Greeley, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Masters of Chemistry

 

Maureen Nietfeld

Littleton, Colorado
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Human Nutrition and Dietetics

 

12:40 p.m.

WHAT’S UP AT THE COLORADO TALKING BOOK LIBRARY

Debbi MacLeod, Director, Colorado Talking Book Library

 

12:55 p.m.

AIN’T IT GREAT? 

A Report from Audio Information of Colorado

David Dawson, Executive Director, AINC

 

1:10 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED: What’s the Latest

Brent Batron, President, CAER

 

1:20 p.m.

HOW WE ARE CHANGING ACADEMIC LEARNING FOR THE BLIND AND LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT

Darick R. Williamson NOMC, NCRTB Instructor Louisiana Tech University/Louisiana Center for the Blind

 

1:30 p.m.

ADJOURN

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 27, 2017

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TACTILE GRAPHICS SEMINAR – Session 1

         Salon I

Julie Deden, Ann Cunningham and others

This seminar is about tactile literacy, the idea that through the sense of touch blind children and adults can experience art, maps, graphs and other objects that can open up the world around them.  In this hands-on seminar we will explore ways to develop tactile literacy and integrate it into the classroom and the world beyond.

 

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TACTILE GRAPHICS SEMINAR – Session 2

         Salon I

ACCESSING SCIENCE'S FULL INTEGRATION FOR BLIND STUDENTS

Ashley Neybert, Graduate student in Chemistry University of Northern Colorado and Daniel Burke, College Preparation Instructor, Colorado Center for the Blind

Participants will learn about technology and alternative techniques that blind scientists use in a number of scientific fields. We will have hands on demonstrations.       

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2017 NFBCO TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

         Salon V

Chip Johnson, Technology Instructor, CCB

Join us for the technology seminar and learn about what’s new in iOS 11. We’ll also discuss apps you can use to read printed material and identify products with your smart phone. Finally, we’ll give participants an opportunity to ask technology-related questions and discuss new apps and the latest assistive technology.

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SENIOR DIVISION ANNUAL MEETINGLive the Life You Want As a Senior

         Rams Room

Diane McGeorge, President NFBCO Senior Division

We have a lot planned for our Friday meeting. We will be discussing Senior living options in the Fort Collins area as well as throughout the state, where you can obtain mobility training from a certified instructor in the use of a white cane and the use of a guide dog. We will also discuss the importance of good brain health and understanding how the brain works as we age.

The old saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is absolutely not true. Our speakers are dynamic well informed professionals. Bring your ideas to share with seniors throughout our state. We want to see you there.

Elections will be held.  Dues are $5.

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BLIND PARENTS DIVISION

         Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

Nate Trela, President

Nate Trela, Englewood, Colorado; Cathy Jackson, Louisville, Kentucky; Dan Burke, Littleton, Colorado; Nathan Hecker, Grand Junction, Colorado

Come in to talk about the rights of blind parents, how the NFB is protecting them, being an active grandparent, raising school-aged kids and the adjustment to parenting after becoming blind. Join today and vote in our election.

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DROP-IN ART ROOM

         Research Room, 2nd Floor

Free for All! Come and get creative. Play with clay or have fun making a tactile drawing, cut, paste and color! Be sure to check out the American Action Fund's wonderful new Tactile Art Kit.

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

GUIDE DOG LOUNGE

         Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor

Considering a guide dog? Want to go for a test drive? Drop by the Guide Dog Lounge! Bring your questions and mingle with experienced users as well as staff from various training programs. Nail trimming also available for $1 donation to COAGDU.

 

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO PARENTS OF BLIND CHILDREN

         Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

NETWORKING INCREASES YOUR CHILD’S NET WORTH

Parents will have the chance to share ideas and experiences with one another.  We will also have a panel of blind adults who will share the experiences that shaped them into successful blind adults. We want to assist you in understanding the importance of setting high expectations for your child, both in the classroom and at home.  Help your child achieve age appropriate goals as they prepare for their future, no matter what their age.  

 

FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 2017

 

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

         Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

Julie Deden, Chairperson

(Note: This is the only closed meeting of the Convention.  Only appointed representatives from chapters and divisions are permitted to be in attendance.)

 

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

FRIDAY FUN: GAMES AND ADVENTURES!

         Salons II and III

Get ready for Friday night fun with our chapters and divisions. Whether you are looking for an exciting adventure or a fun evening socializing with friends, there is something for everyone. Hang on for a wild ride on the mechanical bull, compete with friends on the bungee run, knock down pins in the human bowling, and enjoy board games. Don’t forget to place your bet for the annual NFBCO Sports and Rec horse race!

A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

 

SATURDAY MORNING OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    

REGISTRATION

         Colorado State Ballroom Foyer Salons II & III

 

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.      

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE

         Hilton Atrium

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION II

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

 

9:00 a.m. 

GOOD MORNING AND THE DAY’S LOGISTICS

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado

 

9:05 a.m.

LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT THROUGHOUT AMERICA AND THE WORLD: A National Report

Cathy Jackson, Member, NFB Board of Directors, President, NFB Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky

 

9:35 a.m.

MY FIFTY-TWO YEARS IN THE FEDERATION: Reflections on an Amazing Journey

James Gashel, Secretary, NFB Board of Directors

 

10:00 a.m.

TRANSFORMING OUR DREAMS INTO REALITY HERE IN COLORADO: A Presidential Report

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado

 

10:30 a.m.

LIVING THE LIFE I WANT AND REALIZING MY FULL POTENTIAL WHILE CONQUERING SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES

Jessica Beecham, Secretary, NFB Colorado, Program Director, WE Fit Wellness

 

10:55 a.m.

BREAK

 

11:10 a.m.

RINGING THE BELL CLEARLY AND LOUDLY IN COLORADO

Michelle Chacon, Director, NFB Colorado BELL Academies

 

11:30 a.m.

GETTING OLDER AND GOING BLIND DOESN’T MEAN WE HAVE TO STOP LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT: A Report from Our Senior Program

Diane McGeorge, President, NFB Colorado, Senior Division; Duncan Larsen, Director of Senior Programs, Colorado Center for the Blind

 

12:00 p.m. 

A NEW TOOL IN THE TOOL BOX: AIRA, WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Kevan Worley, Board Member, NFB Colorado, CEO, Worley Enterprises

 

12:10 p.m.

TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT AT THE COLORADO CENTER FOR THE BLIND

Julie Deden, First Vice President, NFB Colorado, Executive Director, CCB

 

12:45 p.m.

MY BLINDNESS MYSELF

Three Federationists will share their inspiring stories about their blindness and the Federation’s role in allowing them to live the lives they want.

 

1:30 p.m. 

BREAKING UP IS SO EASY TO DO

Grab your boxed lunch and head toward our afternoon seminars.

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF GUIDE DOG USERS

         Salon I

Melissa, Green, President, COAGDU

Colorado association of guide dog users annual business meeting, seminar, and fun match. If you are a guide dog handler or are thinking about a guide dog, join us! We don’t bite. Learn tips and tricks, discuss grooming and health, and take part in our first fun match. Guide dog handler teams will go through their paces in a number of performance categories in front of judges from leading guide dog schools.

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Discovering Structured Discovery

         Salon V

Brent Batron, President, CAER

        

Session I – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CAER invites you to attend a seminar on structured discovery cane travel. The first part is all about the basics in the way in which NFB Centers teach cane travel. This session will integrate non-traditional teaching into the traditional teaching model.

 

Session II – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In this session participants will receive a more in-depth experience as you will travel outside of the hotel into the surrounding area. CAER is proud to partner with the NFB of Colorado to expand the knowledge base of CAER members. Professionals will receive professional development hours through ACVREP.

The cost for this seminar is separate from convention registration.  For CAER members the cost is $10 and $20 for non-members.

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS BUSINESS MEETING

         Rams Room

Anna Givens, President, CABS

We gladly welcome students, teachers, parents, or anyone interested in the well-being of blind high school and college students. We'll be teaching you how to advocate for yourself at school and in your life through hearing experiences of others and doing some fun activities. We want to see how we can help throughout the year. This is an excellent place to meet, socialize, and network with other blind students and mentors.

$5 registration.

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SPORTS AND RECREATION DIVISION MEETING

         Aggie Room, 2nd Floor

Maureen Nietfeld, President, Sports and Recreation Division

Come join the sports and recreation division to share your journey with wellness and exercise! Whether you are an avid runner or just getting started, we want to hear from you. Participate in a lively open discussion around advocacy in the gym and help us outline our goals for 2018. We hope to see you there!!

 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DROP-IN ART ROOM

         Research Room, 2nd Floor

Free for All! Come and get creative. Play with clay or have fun making a tactile drawing, cut, paste and color! Be sure to check out the American Action Fund's wonderful new Tactile Art Kit.

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

NON-24 CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDER EDUCATION PROGRAM

         Natural Resources Room, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Come learn more about a debilitating disorder called Non-24 from our nurse educator expert – Shauna Jatho. Non-24 is a serious, chronic circadian rhythm disorder that is very common in people who are totally blind. Non-24 causes nighttime sleep problems and a wide range of daytime difficulties, including an overwhelming urge to sleep during the day affecting the ability to do everyday tasks.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients.

 

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND MERCHANTS

         Vet Medicine Room, 2nd Floor       

Bradly Basta, President, Colorado Association of Blind Merchants

We will be discussing the ways in which we can strengthen and grow our BEP program and other entrepreneurs in Colorado, and many topics pertaining to this.

 

SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

PRE-BANQUET RECEPTION

         Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

Let’s get tuned up for our Annual Banquet with a cash bar and socializing with one another.

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

ANNUAL BANQUET

Master of Ceremonies

Kevan Worley, Board Member, NFBCO

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Cathy Jackson, Member, NFB Board of Directors; President, NFB of Kentucky

 

NFB OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS

Jessica Beecham, Chairperson, Committee on Scholarships

 

AWARDS AND OTHER SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB of Colorado

 

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION

Maryann Migliorelli, NFB of Colorado Auction Chairperson

 

PAC IT UP!

Monique Melton, NFB of Colorado PAC Chairperson

       

NFB OF COLORADO AMAZING RAFFLE DRAWING

 

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 2017

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION III

Colorado State Ballroom Salons II & III

 

8:00 a.m.

NFB COLORADO ANNUAL CHAPTER AND DIVISION BREAKFAST

Julie Deden, Mistress of Ceremonies, First Vice President, NFB Colorado and Executive Director, CCB

We will dine on a scrumptious breakfast and hear reports from all chapters and divisions of the NFB of Colorado. We will also be honored to hear a report from Kathryn Webster, President, of the National Association of Blind Students.

 

9:25 a.m.

LAST GENERAL SESSION

Brent Batron, Facilitator, Second Vice President, NFB Colorado

 

9:30 a.m.

PROTECTING AND ADVANCING THE RIGHT OF THE BLIND TO PARENT

Carla McQuillan, Member, NFB Board of Directors, President, NFB Oregon; Nate Trela, President, NFB Colorado Blind Parents Division

 

9:50 a.m.

THE BRAND NEW NFB APP

Rachel Olivero (remote appearance), Director of NFB Organizational Technology, Baltimore, Maryland

 

10:05 a.m.

THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN NFB NEWSLINE®

Chip Johnson, NFBCO Newsline® Coordinator

 

10:20 a.m.

NFB COLORADO BUSINESS SESSION

We will take up resolutions, conduct elections for our Board of Directors, review our financial report, and facilitate the Honor Roll Call of Chapters and Divisions.

 

11:47 a.m.

ADJOURN