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AGENDA

 

National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

 

64th Annual State Convention

October 25 – October 28, 2018

 

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows

 10345 Park Meadows Drive

Lone Tree, CO 80124

 

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

 

 

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

Comcast, Gold Sponsor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

Sprint Vision, Silver Sponsor

WE Fit Wellness, Silver Sponsor

 

THE FUTURE OF AWESOME

The First Annual NFBCO Comcast 6 Dot Dash was a huge success. Thank you, Comcast team for your heartfelt dedication to service and your corporate commitment to community. Special appreciation to those Comcast team members who volunteered or took to the road with us. Who is running with us next year?

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

REGISTRATION: 

Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer

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 #528.

 

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:

There are two dog relief areas.  The first is located off the restaurant patio, up a few steps and left a short distance to the grassy area.  There will be a trash can next to the railing.  The second location is out and to the right of the exit door that is between the Littleton and Englewood/Parker breakout rooms.

 

Please deposit all waste in the trash cans provided.

Contact Dog Guide Coordinators, Melissa Green or ReNae Anderson, and pay attention to general announcements.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL CONVENTION OFFER FROM AIRA:

Aira is proud to be a part of the NFB family. We are grateful to President Riccobono and all of you for being vital stakeholders in the creation of the Aira service, enhancing access to information; always on your terms, whenever you need it and however you want it. As part of our partnership, we are glad to offer Aira Access for the annual NFB of Colorado Convention.

 

What is Aira Access? It is the ability for anyone to download the Aira app and use Aira for free.  For example, you can use it to find a hotel room or a conference room, read a hotel menu, describe exhibit hall tables, or call an Uber or Lyft to get to the airport.

 

To download the Aira app go here: www.aira.io/app you will see a banner at the top of the app that says, “Tap to use Aira as a Guest for Free.”

 

EXHIBITS: 

Exhibits will be open in the Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer 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 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

Please stop to visit the following exhibitors and sponsors:

 

Aira, Exhibitor

AKB Visions for NanoPac, Inc., Exhibitor

Ambron Products, Exhibitor

AT Guys, Exhibitor

Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor

Blind Tech Training, Exhibitor

Charter Communications, Gold Sponsor

Colorado Business Enterprise Program, Exhibitor

Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and

Deaf-Blind, Exhibitor

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Exhibitor

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Exhibitor

Herbal Essences, Exhibitor

HumanWare, Exhibitor

JW.ORG, Exhibitor

LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor

The Seeing Eye, Inc., Exhibitor

Sprint Vision, Silver Sponsor

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Titanium Sponsor

WE Fit Wellness, Silver Sponsor

 

Note:  This year we will again be conducting a door prize drawing for all those who can prove that they have visited at least fifteen 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 25, 2018

 

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

KICK OFF CONVENTION AT THE PROJECT LITERACY RECEPTION

        Park Ridge Ballroom Salons A & B

 

Join the celebration as we announce new programs, honor our previous and current scholarship recipients, and highlight our NFB BELL Colorado Confidence Camp.  Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet and spend time with our national and state NFB leaders along with your friends and colleagues.

 

THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 2018

 

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

HOW DID WE GET HERE?   

Lone Tree

 

Dan Burke, Facilitator

 

We'll take a look back at various aspects of the history of the blind in Colorado and the United States before launching into the activities of celebrating our present and planning our future.  Our distinguished panel will include Dr. Marc Maurer, President Emeritus and the longest-serving President of the National Federation of the Blind; Diane McGeorge, Founder and now Chair of the Colorado Center for the Blind Board of Directors and long-time President of the NFB of Colorado; Peggy Chong, the Blind History Lady and Recipient of a 2018 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award; and Madeline Williams, Ph.D. candidate in history at Harvard. This will be a highly interactive session.  This conversation will be much more than a boring recitation of facts and figures but rather focus on philosophy and how our history affects us today. 

 

FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    

REGISTRATION

               Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer

 

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

Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer

 

Peruse this year’s selection of Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors and find out what is new in technology, products, and services.  In particular, we once again want to salute our Title Sponsor, Colorado Center for the Blind.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Comcast, Audio Information Network of Colorado, Charter Communications, LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Sprint Vision and WE Fit Wellness.

 

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

        RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

                Littleton A & B

 

        Brent Batron and Dan Burke, Co-chairmen

Come and help set the policy of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado!

 

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    

NFB OF COLORADO KID CORRAL

Hospitality Suite #528

 

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

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

11:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

 

This first general session of the Convention will be a working lunch.  Make sure you grab your delicious boxed lunch as you enter the ballroom.

 

11:00 a.m. 

OPENING CEREMONIES

 

Scott LaBarre, President, NFBCO, Centennial, Colorado; Pam Allen, First Vice President, President, NFB Louisiana, Ruston, Louisiana

Welcoming Remarks, Convention Logistics, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, NFB Pledge, Door Prizes, and More

 

11:15 a.m. 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY AND WHAT COMES NEXT?  A Report from the Blindness and Low Vision Unit of Colorado DVR

 

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

 

12:00 p.m. 

FROM STONE TABLETS TO TABLET COMPUTING: How Technology for the Blind Has Evolved and What the Future Portends

 

Curtis Chong, President Emeritus and Current Treasurer, NFB in Computer Science Division, Aurora, Colorado

 

12:25 p.m. 

OUR STATE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY: It’s More Than Just

the Law

 

Casey Carlson, Chief Enterprise Architect, State of Colorado, Denver, Colorado; Theresa Montano, Solutions Architect of Accessibility, State of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

1:00 p.m.

PRESENTING THE 2018 NFBCO SCHOLARSHIP CLASS

 

Jessica Beecham, Chair, NFBCO Scholarship Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Jedediah Holcomb

Haxtun, Colorado

Northeastern Junior College – Sterling, Colorado

Paralegal with Constitutional Law Emphasis

 

Christina Laty

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Arapahoe Community College – Littleton

Education

 

Carina Orozco
Centennial, Colorado 

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Social Work

 

Shalini Menon

Boulder, Colorado

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey

        Financial Engineering

 

1:20 p.m.

BRINGING LITERACY TO THE BLIND OF COLORADO: A Report from Our Talking Book Library

 

Debbi MacLeod, Director, Colorado Talking Book Library, Denver, Colorado

 

1:40 p.m.  ADJOURN SESSION I

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 26, 2018

      

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

        CHOOSING THE CAREER THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

               Littleton B

 

Presented by the staff from Blind and Low Vision Services, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Colorado Center for the Blind

 

Learn about how to use the career index to gain information about all types of jobs:  What should you consider when choosing a career? What qualifications should you have?  What kinds of jobs might be in the future?  This seminar will give you the direction that you have been looking for!

 

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

2018 NFBCO TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

Our Smartphones Are Getting Smarter

        Lone Tree

 

Chip Johnson, Technology Instructor, CCB

 

Join us for the technology seminar where we will discuss and demonstrate various apps you can use to get information with your Smartphone.  These will include well-known applications such as Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant as well as more specialized apps like Seeing AI, Be My Eyes, and Aira.  We want to hear from you!  Bring your questions and tell us about your favorite apps.

 

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

        SENIOR DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING:

        Live the Life You Want as a Senior

               Littleton A

       

Diane McGeorge, President

NFBCO Senior Division

 

We welcome all seniors, friends and family members to our annual meeting.  Come and find out about exciting programs for seniors across the state of Colorado.  We will also have a program on emergency preparedness. Attend our meeting and learn from an expert how you can be better prepared in case of an emergency. 

 

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BLIND PARENTS DIVISION

                Salon A

 

Nate Trela, President, Englewood, Colorado

 

Blind parents face several hurdles in getting their sighted children behind the wheel, with added costs and logistical challenges that parents who drive don't face.  We'll hear about the process from a blind parent's point of view, walk through the potential speedbumps to getting your child a driver's license with a rep from the DMV and discuss ways to keep down the thousands of dollars in annual car insurance costs.

 

Division elections are slated for 3:30 p.m.

 

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

ART FOR ALL: Drop by to find out what all the fun is about! 

               Englewood Room

 

The Drop-In-Art Room welcomes everyone.  Try your hand at making maps, drawing pictures, or creating key-chains, and cane decorations!  Free art making materials will be provided.  Art instruction will be shared.  This room is organized by Jenny Callahan and sponsored by the North Metro Denver NFB Chapter. 

 

3:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

COMING ACROSS WITH CONFIDENCE

        Littleton B

 

Presented by the staff from Blind and Low Vision Services, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Colorado Center for the Blind

 

Make the employer excited about hiring you.  Should you let them know that you are blind ahead of time? What should you wear?  How early should you arrive? Take steps to insure that you get the job that you want!  This seminar will be sprinkled with tips and techniques that you can use to get the job.

 

3:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

"Extra-Extra! Learn All About It!”

               Lone Tree

 

NFB-Newsline®--It's even greater than you think!

Learn how to maximize this most dynamic information and entertainment service.  Weather alerts, breaking news, department store ads, job listings, and much more!  NFB-Newsline® power-users Nijat Worley and Dorothy Griffin, NFB of Georgia Affiliate President, will give you the news....

 

4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS AT LARGE CHAPTER MEETING

               Littleton A

 

        ReNae Anderson, President

 

The At Large Chapter of the NFBCO will be having their annual in person meeting, where we will get to know each other better and hold our annual election of officers and board members.  There will be door prizes and information for everyone!  Come join us and remember to bring your annual membership dues.

You won’t want to miss this exciting meeting! Remember, we are the largest chapter in the state and we would love to have you join us!

 

4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

COLORADO PARENTS OF BLIND CHILDREN

          Salon A

 

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 children

achieve age appropriate goals as they prepare for their

future, no matter what their age.

               FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 2018

 

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

        NOMINATING COMMITTEE

               Lone Tree

              

        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 11:30 p.m. or Until the Cows Come Home

NFBCO CAFÉ AND MISSION TO NOCTERRA

        Park Ridge Ballroom Salons B, C & D

 

Join your Federation colleagues for a fun filled night where we can catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and blow off some steam.  We will have NFB musicians perform, open the mic to others who wish to do so, entertain some karaoke performers, and otherwise frolic.  Brett Boyer, Technology Instructor at the CCB, will be our Master Mixer and he will host the evening and otherwise spin the platters that matter all night long.

 

Experience an escape-type room in Salon B, called Mission to Nocterra, a pitch-black puzzle room intended to put sighted and blind people on equal footing.  As you walk in you are told about how we found an alien vessel containing samples of the Nocterran planet, whose sun emits all wavelengths except light.  Each of the five walls inside has a unique puzzle to explore and solve and each person entering gets one wall for himself for the 10-minute allotted time.

 

A cash bar and light desserts will be available throughout the evening.

 

SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 2018

 

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

ANNOUNCING NFB OF COLORADO PROJECT LITERACY SPEAKERS' BUREAU!

Lone Tree

 

How would you like to practice your presentation skills, build your confidence, and bring a positive voice about blindness to service clubs, schools, and civic organizations.  Join us for an exclusive continental breakfast workshop. Only 15 seats available.

The cost for the workshop is only $10 and includes a continental breakfast. RSVP is a must.

Email kevan@wefitwellness.com or call 303-929-2369.

 

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

REGISTRATION

Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer

 

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.    

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS EXCLUSIVE

SHOWCASE

Park Ridge Ballroom Foyer

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION II

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

9:00 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

 

8:45 a.m. 

A HEARTY GOOD MORNING AND OPENING LOGISTICS

       

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

 

8:50 a.m. 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT AND TRANSFORMING OUR DREAMS INTO REALITY ALL AROUND AMERICA AND THE WORLD: A National Report

 

Pam Allen, First Vice President, NFB; President, NFB Louisiana, Executive Director, Louisiana Center for the Blind, Ruston, Louisiana

 

9:30 a.m.     

EXPECTING AND ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY EDUCATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN IN COLORADO

 

Dr. Tanni L. Anthony, Director of Access, Learning and Literacy Team, Exceptional Student Services Unit, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colorado

 

9:50 a.m. 

FIGHTING FOR BLIND CHILDREN IN THE TRENCHES: The Perspective of a TVI

 

Nancy Cozart, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado

 

10:05 a.m.

FROM THE VALLEYS TO THE PEAKS: One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Our Education System

 

Brent Batron, Second Vice President, NFB Colorado, Immediate Past President, CAER, Member, Board of Trustees, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, Assistant Director, CCB, Centennial Colorado

 

10:25 a.m. 

THE NFB LEGAL PROGRAM: What It Is, How We Do It, and Why It Is Important 

 

Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President, Director of Legal Policy, NFB, Baltimore, Maryland

 

10:45 a.m. 

TAKING CHARGE FOR THIRTY YEARS: A Report from the Colorado Center for the Blind

 

Julie Deden, Executive Director, Centennial, Colorado and Students, Alumni, and Staff

 

11:30 a.m.

MY BLINDNESS, MYSELF

 

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

 

 

12:15 p.m. 

NFBCO LUNCHEON

 

As we dine, we will salute our Convention sponsors, give out door prizes, take up some auction items, and otherwise network with our Federation colleagues.

 

1:00 p.m. 

WITH LOVE, HOPE, AND DETERMINATION, WE CHANGE THE WORLD: A Presidential Report

 

Scott C. LaBarre, President NFB Colorado

 

1:35 p.m.  Adjourn Session II

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 27, 2018

 

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

NON-24 CIRCADIAN RHYTHM DISORDER EDUCATION PROGRAM

               Lone Tree

 

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.

 

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

BLINDNESS AND BEHAVIOR: A CASE STUDY

A Training Hosted by CAER

                Salon A

 

Paula Conroy, Ed.D TVI/COMS and Amber Rundle Kahn, TVI/COMS, Doctoral Student

A discussion of various approaches to working with blind students who also have challenging behavior, including current trends in the research behind the approaches. The presenters have been studying national trends in managing challenging behaviors for students with special needs. Time will be devoted to topics pertinent to both child and adult learners. Additionally, we will cover IDEA regulations around planning and providing services to students with challenging behaviors. Strategies will be shared and there will be time for discussion, questions and answers. 

       

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 3:30 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS BUSINESS MEETING

        Littleton A

       

Pipi Adams, President, CABS

Littleton, Colorado

Working to support all blind students in Colorado, through peer support and developing self-advocacy skills.  Join us as we empower blind students in their educational endeavors. 

 

The agenda will include guest speakers, a Presidential Report, advocacy in education and elections.

 

$5 registration

 

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

SPORTS AND RECREATION DIVISION MEETING

        Littleton B

 

Maureen Nietfeld, President, Sports and Recreation Division, Littleton, Colorado

 

Join Sports and Recreation for our annual meeting!

Hear about our successful first annual 5K, and how you can get involved for next year’s race.  Find out how you can get involved with blind hockey, and learn about essential oil‘s 101.  Find the motivation to get started on your New Year’s goals early and share your goals with us!  We hope to see you there!!!

 

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

ART FOR ALL: Drop by to find out what all the fun is about! 

               Englewood Room

 

The Drop-In-Art Room welcomes everyone.  Try your hand at making maps, drawing pictures, or creating key-chains, and cane decorations!  Free art making materials will be provided.  Art instruction will be shared.  This room is organized by Jenny Callahan and sponsored by the North Metro Denver NFB Chapter. 

 

3:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF GUIDE DOG USERS

                Lone Tree

 

Melissa, Green, President, COAGDU

Greeley, Colorado

 

Join the Colorado Association of Guide Dog Users for an afternoon filled with learning, support and fun.  You will become acquainted with other guide dog users, those who love and support them, and those who may become guide dog users themselves.  Lastly, your presence will enable you to help make decisions about the division going forward. 

 

Dues are $5 and gives you membership in both Colorado and with NAGDU on the national level.

 

3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND MERCHANTS

                Littleton B

 

Bradly Basta, President Colorado Association of Blind Merchants, Golden, Colorado

 

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.

 

 

 

3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        DEAF-BLIND SEMINAR

               Littleton A

 

Doula Jarboe, Denver Colorado and Paul Migliorelli, Boulder Colorado

 

Are you blind and also hearing impaired, or do you know someone who is deaf-blind?  Come join us for some wonderful presentations about how to live the life you want as an individual who happens to be deaf-blind.  You will have the opportunity to network with others who encounter the same issues as you do living with deaf-blindness.

 

SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 2018

 

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

        PRE-BANQUET RECEPTION

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

 

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, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Pam Allen, First Vice President, NFB, President, NFB Louisiana, Executive Director, Louisiana Center for the Blind, Ruston, Louisiana

 

Remarks from the Honorable Jessie Danielsen, Colorado House District 24, Speaker Pro Tempore

 

AWARDS AND OTHER SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB of Colorado

 

NFB OF COLORADO 2018 SCHOLARSHIP           PRESENTATIONS

Jessica Beecham, Chairperson, Committee on Scholarships, Colorado Springs, 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 28, 2018

 

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION III

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

8:15 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.

 

8:15 a.m.

NFB COLORADO ANNUAL CHAPTER AND DIVISION BREAKFAST

 

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

 

We will dine on a scrumptious breakfast and hear reports from all chapters and divisions of the NFB of Colorado.

 

9:30 a.m. 

MOVING MOUNTAINS AND DEMANDING HIGHER EXPECTATIONS

 

Kimberly Banks, Second Vice President, National

Organization of Parents of Blind Children, Geneva,   Florida

 

9:50 a.m. 

NFBCO PROJECT LITERACY: What It Is and Why It’s Important to Our Future

 

Kevan Worley, CEO, Worley Enterprises, Member, Board of Directors, NFB Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

10:10 a.m.

ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION

 

We will take up resolutions, conduct elections for our Board of Directors, review our financial report, facilitate the Honor Roll Call of Chapters and Divisions, and hear final remarks from Pam Allen our National Representative.

 

11:47 a.m.

END SESSION III AND ADJOURN THE CONVENTION