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AGENDA
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

67th Annual State Convention
October 24 – October 31, 2021

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
 10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D
and on the Zoom Platform, Anywhere and Everywhere

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT and Planning Our Future!

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.

 NFB Code of Conduct
All NFB members, employees, contractors, event attendees, volunteers, and program participants are subject to the NFB Code of Conduct.  Everyone is strongly encouraged to review the Code which can be found at:
www.nfb.org/codeofconduct.

COVID-19 Policy
The Board of Directors of the NFB of Colorado has adopted a policy requiring that all in-person Convention Attendees be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  In the alternative, attendees must have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attending the Convention.  Additionally, masks will be required at the Convention except when attendees are actively eating and/or drinking.


 TRIBUTE TO OUR SPONSORS
We extend our sincerest gratitude to our Title Sponsors,
Colorado Center for the Blind and ARISE Beyond Barriers.

Since 1988, the CCB has been helping the blind live the lives they want and reaching new heights of independence.  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.

ARISE Beyond Barriers mission is to encourage and educate people with disabilities to increase their health and well-being.

The goals of ARISE Beyond Barriers are to:   
-    Increase the well-being, happiness, confidence and health of people with disabilities living in Colorado.

-    Provide services to people with disabilities so they can find resources and support to become or maintain independence.

-    Educate the community on removing or preventing barriers which obstruct the participation of people with disabilities.

ARISE Beyond Barriers is a Non-Profit Partner with Trailhead Institute.

ARISE will stimulate a holistic-healthier-happier community of people with disabilities by utilizing and providing recreation, social events, life coaching and peer counseling.

We also thank our Titanium, Gold and Silver Sponsors:

JB&K Services, Titanium Sponsor
Food Services of Gainesville, Platinum Plus Sponsor
First Bank, Gold Plus Sponsor
Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor
Comcast, Gold Sponsor
Global Mobile, Gold Sponsor
LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor
Non-24/Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Gold Sponsor
Spectrum, Gold Sponsor
Ability Counseling, Silver Sponsor
eSight, Silver Sponsor

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
National Representative:  This year we are delighted to have Mark Riccobono serving as our National Representative.  Mark has served as the NFB’s national President since 2014 and is a graduate of our Colorado Center for the Blind.  President Riccobono encourages you to reach out to him while he is with us, and you are always welcome to contact him at our National Center at officeofthepresident@nfb.org or 410-659-9314.

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


CONVENTION ZOOM PLATFORM
Unless noted otherwise specifically in the agenda, most activities will be occurring in the NFBCO Main Zoom Ballroom.  Three large blocks of time have been scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the convention.  Every block has the same link, password, meeting ID, and telephone number except where indicated otherwise in the agenda.  The Zoom information that we generally will be using follows:

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ZOOM HELP DESK
If you are having trouble connecting to the Zoom platform, please contact Curtis Chong at our Help Desk at Chong.Curtis@gmail.com or by phone at 515-306-1654.


CLOSED CAPTIONING
We will be providing live closed captioning for our Opening Ceremonies, Live the Life You Want sessions, the DeafBlind Seminar and the banquet.  You can access the captions by using the Zoom caption feature or by opening the link below in a separate browser window. www.streamtext.net/player?event=NFBCO


CHILDCARE INFORMATION:

Please contact childcare coordinator, Pipi Adams,
785-231-4425 to make arrangements.
 
Childcare will be held in Hospitality Suite #428.

Thursday:  Childcare will be open from 6:00 p.m. until the end of closing ceremonies.

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 8:30 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:  
Monique Melton, Erin Daley and Brittany Savage serve as our Door Prize Chairwomen.  Door Prizes will be drawn in general Convention session and you must be present to win.  Please bring your prizes to Julie Deden 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, 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 Park Ridge Salon B throughout the 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:

ARISE Beyond Barriers, Title Sponsor (Friday afternoon)
AT Guys, Exhibitor
Audio Information Network of Colorado, Gold Sponsor
Beauty by Brittany, Exhibitor
Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and
DeafBlind, Exhibitor
CDLE, Colorado Business Enterprise Program, Exhibitor
eSight, Silver Sponsor
Global Mobile, Gold Sponsor
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Exhibitor
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Exhibitor
HumanWare, Exhibitor
Kustom Cane, Exhibitor
LaBarre Law Offices, P.C., Gold Sponsor
NanoPac / Magnisight, Inc., Exhibitor
The Seeing Eye, Inc., Exhibitor
Non-24/Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Gold Sponsor

The following NFB of Colorado Chapters will also have tables in the exhibit hall and would love for you to stop by and visit with them.
Aurora
Colorado Springs
Mile High
Mountains & Plains
Pueblo
Wild West & Ileen’s Tuppylove
Note:  Several of our Divisions are conducting their business meetings prior to the in-person portion of our Convention.  Please see below.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021
4:00 p.m.
COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF GUIDE DOG USERS ANNUAL MEETING
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7:00 p.m.
COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS
ANNUAL MEETING
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021
7:00 p.m.
ANNUAL COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND MERCHANTS MEETING

Pipi Adams invites all blind entrepreneurs and all who wish to support us to please join us.

We will be having a round table discussion focusing on where we would like to take the division in the next year.  We will also be making our annual pledges to the NFB, holding elections, and planning a holiday party.  Please join us for an evening of great discussion and idea sharing!

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021
6:00 p.m.
BLIND PARENTS DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING
The meeting will run from 6 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m. Following the meeting, we are hosting a game until 8 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021
1:30 p.m.
SENIORS ANNUAL DIVISION MEETING
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6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SPORTS AND RECREATION DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING
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THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 28, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT: The Key to a Happy and Healthy Life.
Littleton A

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Learn what steps you can take to make positive change in your life. Develop techniques to handle pressures and take care of tasks effectively. This seminar will give you some valuable tools to use.

Robin Ennis, LCSW; Julie Hill, Yoga Body LLC - Injury Prevention & Healing Yoga Therapist C-IAYT / E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance / ACE Personal Trainer Orthopedic Exercise Specialist / Reiki Energy Healer / NeuroKinetic Therapy Practitioner Level 2; Ryan Carsey, Braille Instructor, Colorado Center for the Blind

THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION, OPENING CEREMONIES, AND NFB TRIVIA NIGHT
Parkridge Ballroom, Salons C & D

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Come join us for a rockin’ celebration of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and our 2021 convention. There will be entertainment, auction, and more. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

We will kick off the evening with a terrific reception where we will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres and offer a cash bar.  Our opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by an NFB Trivia Night.  We will be having a team trivia contest with teams of 6 that have been formed prior to the event.  We will have one NFB category as well as a few other categories that will be detailed later. You won’t want to miss this opening event of the Convention!

FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 2021
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 Salon B
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 Sponsors, Colorado Center for the Blind and ARISE Beyond Barriers.  Our heartfelt thanks goes to Vanda Pharmaceuticals, JB&K Services, Food Services of Gainesville, eSight, Ability Counseling, Comcast, Audio Information Network of Colorado, Global Mobile and LaBarre Law Offices, P.C.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
Littleton A

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Dan Burke and Curtis Chong, 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 #428

Pipi Adams, Corral Leader
                    
This is our NFB of Colorado Childcare and it’s not just babysitting.  Pipi 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.

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
HOUR OF POWER
Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D

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Our Sponsors and Exhibitors will have a few minutes each to tell you all about their products and services.  




LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION I
AND OPENING LUNCHEON
Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D
Noon to 3:00 p.m.

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12:00 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER, WELCOMING REMARKS AND LOGISTICS

Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado

12:05 p.m.
LUNCHING IN STYLE

Note: throughout the lunch, we will conduct part of our Annual Auction under the stellar leadership of our Auction Chair, Maryann Migliorelli, Boulder, Colorado.  We will take up other relevant announcements and tidbits.

12:45 p.m.  
ASSESSING THE STATE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES IN COLORADO AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Cher Haavin, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Communications Officer, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Denver, Colorado; Krista Hedlund, Manager, Blindness and Low Vision Services, CDLE, Denver, Colorado

1:25 p.m.
PRESENTING THE 2021 NFBCO SCHOLARSHIP CLASS
Jessica Beecham, Chair, NFBCO Scholarship Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gabriel Gates Ed.D. student
Colorado Springs
University of Colorado at Denver
School of Education & Human Development
Executive Leadership

Deyannira Villa-Cazares
Denver, CO
Freshman, Business
University of Denver

Ellie White
Aurora, CO
Psychology
Community College of Aurora

We will also introduce you to Christina Ebersohl who is a 2021 NFB National Scholarship Winner.  Christina hales from Colorado Springs and is a student at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver.  Her major is the viola, and she is in her second year of a Masters degree and Performance Certificate.  

1:50 p.m.
ADVANCING OUR RIGHT TO READ AND SECURING OUR RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION

Debbi MacLeod, Interim Assistant Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education and Director, Colorado Talking Book Library, Denver, Colorado

2:10 p.m.
EXPANDING AND SOLIDIFYING OUR RIGHT TO VOTE

Curtis Chong, NFBCO Voting Rights Coordinator, Aurora, Colorado; Caleb Thornton, Legal, Policy, and Rulemaking Manager-Elections, Department of State; Senator Jessie Danielson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Lee Durham and Corbin Barret, Reps from Global Mobile
 
2:35 p.m.
COLORADANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: Expanding our Right to Live in the World

Senator Jessie Danielson, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Scott LaBarre, President, NFB Colorado, Centennial, Colorado; Other Speakers TBA

3:00 p.m.
ADJOURN LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT SESSION I
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 29, 2021
      
3:15 p.m. to 5:00p.m
GUN RIGHTS            
Littleton A

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Moderator Nathan Hecker will be joined by Daniel Perry from the Shootist Gun Range, Inc., along with panel members John Fritz, LaDonna Derocher, Andrea Fowler and Stephanie Baldwin.  They will inform blind individuals about their rights for carrying firearms. Whether it’s open carry, concealed carry and or hunting. They will also discuss the rights for purchasing and owning firearms and buying firearms as well.

3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Littleton B

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Monique Melton is the moderator for this session where you will get the opportunity to explore the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion through thought provoking discussion, engaging activities, and a little treat. We will look at the definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and discuss how to fight for all blind people while recognizing and embracing our differences.

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
CREATING ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY AT DVR
Lone Tree

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David Nietfeld, Assistive Technology Analyst, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Overview of how new programs and apps are being adopted at DVR.  Example of how to use electronic signatures in Adobe sign, our new electronic signature program.  Explanations of upcoming implementation of apps and systems to create an accessible business environment.

4:15 p.m.
“WHAT VEXES YOU ABOUT TECHNOLOGY: Ask an Expert!”

Come and ask questions about technology that might have been plaguing you for a while. If you have a niggling problem that simply can’t be solved or simply want to know something about the latest and greatest access technology you’ve heard about, be prepared to come and ask your questions. If Curtis Chong and Bret Boyer don’t know the answer, they will tell you. Otherwise, they will do their best to give you the most complete answer they can using language that everybody should be able to understand.
      

FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Littleton A
        
Cody Bair, 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 10:30 p.m.
NFBCO GAME NIGHT    
Park Ridge Salons C & D

Join COAGDU for a scavenger hunt, play back ball with ARISE Beyond Barriers, try your hand at audio games, place your bet on a winning horse, relax with friends around a board or card game, or just enjoy the cash bar. As always, we have a few fun surprises up our sleeve so come out and play!!!     
A cash bar and light snacks will be available throughout the evening.

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

Crafters of all ages are welcome to join ReNae Anderson,  Peggy Chong and Sandy Schleich for a craft creation and sale. Blind crafters from Colorado, as well as from the Krafter’s Korner, the crafters division of NFB, will have items on display and for sale.    We will have fun and easy crafts that you may create on the spot.  Everyone is welcome, including children, as there are crafts for all!


SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 2021
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 Spotlight Showcase
Park Ridge Salon B

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
DEAFBLIND ANNUAL MEETING: Communication, the Key to Staying Connected
Littleton A

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When you are hard of hearing and/or DeafBlind, communicating becomes more of a challenge.  Join the Colorado Association of the Blind, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind, along with the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind as we share some tips and tricks on ways to help you communicate.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
UNCONTRACTED VERSUS CONTRACTED BRAILLE USE AND ITS ACADEMIC IMPLICATIONS
Lone Tree

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M. Grace Gundel is the elementary teacher at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, in the Adams School for the Blind.  In the spring of 2021 she conducted a study on the knowledge of Braille contractions in the uncontracted format. The purpose of the study was to identify the gaps in literacy instruction.

LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION II
AND LUNCH, No. II
Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D
10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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10:15 a.m.  
LET’S GET STARTED

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFBCO, Centennial, Colorado

10:05 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT AND TRANSFORMING OUR DREAMS INTO REALITY ALL THROUGHOUT AMERICA AND THE WORLD: A Report from Our National Office

Mark A. Riccobono, President, NFB, Baltimore, Maryland

10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
TURNING FEDERATION PHILOSOPHY INTO THE REALIZATION OF OUR DREAMS: A Report from our Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Executive Director, Colorado Center for the Blind, Littleton, Colorado

11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
OUR OLYMPIC JOURNEY AND PERFORMING ON THE WORLD STAGE
(Members of the U.S. Paralympic Goalball Team)

11:40 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
OUR KIDS ARE THE FUTURE, ASSURING A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN

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

12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.
TIME TO GO BOXING, LUNCH THAT IS

We will pause our Convention consideration and grab our boxed lunches.  Bon appetit!

12:35 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
MY BLINDNESS, MYSELF

We will hear from two amazing Federationists who have been living the lives they want and making a difference all over the Globe.
Terry Smith, President, NFB of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Judy Mares-Dixon, Member, Boulder Valley Chapter, Boulder, Colorado

1:25 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
REFLECTING ON A JOURNEY AND WELCOMING OUR FUTURE: A Presidential Report

Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFBCO, Centennial, Colorado
2:15 p.m.
ADJOURN LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT SESSION II

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 30, 2021

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
RANDOLPH SHEPPARD ROUND TABLE
Littleton A

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Join National Association of Blind Merchants leaders Nicky Gacos and Terry Smith and members of the Colorado Association of Blind Merchants for an exciting and informative conversation about Randolph Sheppard and new and innovative ideas for growing the program. Come with questions, leave with a renewed passion and commitment for what has historically been one of the most successful employment opportunities for blind people.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS Littleton B

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Cynthia Coffin, President

Please join us for our CABS mini college seminar. We will discuss accessibility, how to get into college, and resources to help you have the best college experience.

2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COLORADO PARENTS OF BLIND CHILDREN:
Follow the IEP Road        
Lone Tree

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Join us for a discussion about the journeys you are taking with your children. We are excited to host a panel of professionals discussing the items to be considered on the journey, beginning with birth and continuing through adulthood. Panelists for this seminar are Tanni Anthony, Carlton Walker, Michele Reed, Michelle Chacon, Amira Lucas, and Anahit LaBarre, moderator.

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
MOUNTAINS & PLAINS AT LARGE CHAPTER ANNUAL IN-PERSON MEETING
Littleton A

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ReNae Anderson, President, invites you to join this chapter for its annual meeting where elections for vice president, secretary and outreach board member will take place.  There will also be business discussions and door prizes!


SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 2021
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 by socializing with one another.

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


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Master of Ceremonies, Kevan Worley, Executive Director, Project Literacy, NFBCO, Colorado Springs, Colorado
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Mark A. Riccobono, President, NFB, Baltimore, Maryland

Presentation of the Raymond C. McGeorge Award
Scott C. LaBarre, President, NFB of Colorado

NFB OF COLORADO 2021 SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS
Jessica Beecham, Chairperson, Committee on Scholarships, Colorado Springs, Colorado

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION
Maryann Migliorelli, NFB of Colorado Auction Chairperson

PAC IT UP!
Let’s build the Federation with our hearts, minds, and wallets.

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 2021
LIVING THE LIFE WE WANT SESSION III
Park Ridge Ballroom Salons C & D
8:30 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
NFB COLORADO ANNUAL CHAPTER AND DIVISION BREAKFAST

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Julie Deden, Mistress of Ceremonies, Second 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.

9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
RAISING OUR KIDS AND DEMANDING A BETTER FUTURE: A Report from the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Carlton Walker, President, NOPBC, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
SO YOU WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL: a Report from our National Association of Blind Students

Elisabeth Rouse, Treasurer, NABS, Columbia, South Carolina

9:45 a.m. to 11:47 a.m.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS

This is our Annual Business Session of our Convention.  We will hear a report from Kevan Worley and our Project Literacy.  Peggy Chong will brief us on the progress of our Preserving Historical Documents project and Michelle Chacon will tell us all about the Private School Initiative.

Next, we will turn to our elections and elect our leaders.

The Honorable Cody Bair will update us on our financial picture, and we will adopt our Annual Financial Report.  We will also hold our Honor Roll Call of Chapters and Divisions to support our affiliate financially.

Dan Burke and Curtis Chong will guide us as we adopt our policies for the coming years and beyond as we vote on our resolutions.

Maryann Migliorelli will auction off whatever fine items still must be sold.

11:47 a.m.
END LIVING THE LIVES WE WANT SESSION III AND ADJOURN THE CONVENTION

Personal Note from the President

It has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life to serve as your President.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and support.  You will never know how much it means to me.  We have done great things over the last sixteen years, but there is so much more important work to do.  I fully expect that we will elect Jessica Beecham as our next President, and her talents, energy, and passion will lead us to even greater heights.  Good luck, Jess; you’ll do a great job!!

With Love,

Scott