National Federation of the Blind of Kansas Annual Conventions
Wake up with gentle
stretches and chair based exercises before the exciting NFB of Kansas convention
At this year's State Convention in
Don't loaf around!
Sign up for the exercise session! Then fuel up and pump up your energy with a plump loaf of pumpkin bread!
This South-Central Chapter fundraiser
will be led by Dianne Hemphill. There will be a focus on providing clear verbal
instruction so everyone can follow the moves. Dianne has her under graduate
degree in physical education. She taught beginning and intermediate dance and
gymnastics to children for over 10 years and adult fitness classes for many
Though we welcome any donation that you might wish to contribute, we suggest a minimum donation of $3 for one class and a consideration of $5 for the two. See you there!
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From The Desk Of The President
By Donna Wood
The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas would like to invite you to our 43rd annual state convention. The state convention will be held November 9-11, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center 200 McDonald Drive Lawrence, KS 66044. Room reservations can be made at (785) 841-7077 at $89 per night. Reservations need to be made by October 26, 2012 to be assured of the reduced rate. If you find yourself short of funds this year we have a few scholarships available for attendance to the convention. Please present your need for a scholarship to the local chapter president. The local chapter president will then submit the requests to the convention committee for approval. Registration for convention will be $5 preregistration $10 at door. There will be a lunch for $10 and Banquet tickets are $20. Please see the pre-registration form in this newsletter.
have a full informative weekend planned for this years convention. Join us on Friday, November 9th in
Brazilian B from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm for a technology seminar. Presented by Rob Tabor of the NFB of
the seminar plan to stay for the evening events. We will have a hospitality room starting at
5:00 pm with plenty of snacks, drinks and fun. After that plan to visit the
Vendors in Brazilian C and then come back to Brazilian B for resolutions. We have the privilege of having two Orientation
and Mobility instructors from the
Saturday will be a full day of presenters in general session. This year we are honored to have Cathy Jackson as our National Representative. Please see her bio later in this newsletter. On Saturday evening the NFB of Kansas will be holding our traditional banquet with Ms. Jackson as our keynote speaker. Also at the banquet we will be presenting The Tede memorial scholarships. Come join us after the banquet for fun and entertainment.
Sunday we will wind up the convention with a worship service and a business meeting in the Regency A ballroom. Convention will adjourn at noon. The NFB of Kansas has arranged for a late check out of 1:00 pm from the Hotel. When checking in please remind the front desk that you will be checking out late on Sunday. Come and join us and help make this a great convention.
National Federation of the Blind
November 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
12:00 pm—Registration (Preconvene hallway)
12:00 pm—Registration (Preconvene hallway)
1:00-4:30 pm Technology Seminar,(Brazilian B)
2:00 pm—IOS (iphone, ipad, etc.)
3:15 pm—Daisy Players
4:15 pm—Q and A
5:00-7:00 pm—Registration (Preconvene hallway)
5:00-7:00 pm—Hospitality (Hospitality room)
7:00 pm—Resolutions, Chair Rob Tabor (Brazilian B)
9:00 pm--Nominating committee closed meeting chair Tom Page (location to be announced)
6:00-10:00 pm—Vendors (Brazilian C and D)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
(General Session Brazilian B)
7:00 am—Welcoming the Day with Stretching and Exercise (Brazilian A)
8:00 am—Registration (Preconvene hallway)
9:15 am—National Report, Cathy Jackson
10:00 am—State report, Donna Wood
10:30 am—Nano-Pac, Dave Wilkerson
11:00 am—Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB), Steve Patten and David Nietfeld, orientation and mobility instructors, Serena Nickell, student
11:45 am—Resolutions and Committee reports
Noon—Lunch (on site Brazilian C and D)
1:00 pm—Panel on Product use in the job Search, Employment and Academia.
1:30 pm—Panel on Low Vision Product Use in the job Search, employment and Academia.
2:00 pm—Presentation on
2:30 pm—How to finance technology Basil Kessler, PhD, Executive Director Kansas Assistive Technology Corporation, KATCO
3:15 pm—Blio, Chikako Mochizuki
3:45 pm—Newsline, Tom Page
4:30 pm—Committee reports and resolutions
(Brazilian C and D)
6:00 pm—Happy Hour (cash bar)
7:00 pm—Banquet, Master of Ceremony, Rob Tabor
Awarding of Scholarships
Following banquet there will be music for entertainment and dancing.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
(General session, Regency A)
7:00 am—Welcome the day with stretching and exercise (Preconvene Hallway)
8:30 am—Worship service (Regency A)
9:30 am—Business meeting
Secretaries report: Sharon Luka
Treasurers report: Martha Kelly
Nominations: Tom Page
Resolutions: Rob Tabor
The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas holds an annual convention usually in the fall. Visit this page for additional information about past and up-coming NFB of Kansas State Conventions.
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