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April Bulletin

by NFBCal

To be read at all chapter meeting:

Legislative update:
As many of you know, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review committee’s subcommittee on education held a hearing on March 22 to discuss a proposed
1.8 million dollar cut to the budget of the state special schools. Should
this cut go into effect, the California School for the Blind would be
among those greatly impacted. On March 21, members of the River City
chapter visited the offices of those senators on the committee, spoke with
legislative aids and passed out information detailing how these cuts would
affect blind students in California. On the twenty second, we attended the hearing
and many of us gave compelling testimony. The subcommittee decided to leave the item open until the budget is revised in May. This means we still have
time to speak with our senators about this important issue. We are asking
all of you to contact the members of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review
committee, and urge them to oppose cuts to the state special schools.

For more information, including instructions on how to contact senators on
the committee, visit: For Inot
If you have any questions, contact Angela Fowler at 530-902-0987.


River City Chapter Fundraiser:
Hey Baseball Fans
The River City chapter is teaming up with the Sacramento River Cats.  Come take part in this great fundraising adventure for the chapter. The River Cats will be taking on the Reno Aces during their home opener Friday April 13th – Monday April 16th, 2012. For each ticket purchased online the chapter will receive $5 bucks.

To purchase tickets for this fun filled event go to: then scroll down until you find a link that says National Federation of the Blind – River City Chapter. The promo code is NFBC.

Hope to see you at the ball park. Go CATS! Lets catch the fever


The San Fernando Valley Chapter will be hosting a Crime Prevention seminar:
Time:  10 am to 1 pm
Day:     Saturday May 12th
Location: Therapeutic Living Center for the Blind
7915 Lindley Avenue
Reseda, CA 91335

Participants will learn about crime prevention, Safety tips and
some self defense.
Please RSVP to Robert Stigile, President
San Fernando Valley Chapter by May 5th
phone 818-419-5331
e-mail: <a href=””>Robert Stigile</a>


Mary Willows, President
39481 Gallaudet Drive Apt. 127
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 248-0100
<a href=””>Email Mary Willows, President</a>

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