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Grants For The Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind Are Now Available:
Your presence at the national convention is important! By your presence, you are a part of the largest gathering of blind people held anywhere in the world. The Federation needs your ideas and you voice, and you need the strength and knowledge that comes from common association and collective action. The NFB of California Board of Directors is hopeful that you will join us in the power and unity of purpose that we find at a national convention. Therefore, we are offering twenty grants in the amount of five hundred dollars to assist blind persons and their families to attend the convention inDallas,Texas. The convention will be held at the Hilton Anetole on June 30 to July 5, 2012. There are still a couple of grants available. Follow the link to
Join the Inland Empire for a Luau:
The NFB of California Inland Empire Chapter will hold a Luau on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. The location is the Veteran Foreign War Post 2070,825 South Magnolia AvenueinMonrovia,California,91016. The cross street is Chestnut. Tickets are ten dollars per person and must be purchased in advance. Spend a little time inHawaiiwith us, dress in your Hawaiian attire and listen to some Hawaiian music and enjoy a great meal. Aloha!
For more information, contact Cheryl Thurston at (909) 829—2481. Please RSVP by June 16, 2012.
Dream of Opportunity, Believe in Equality, Achieve Security:
Join the National Federation of the Blind of California as we Catch Our Dreams for the future.
Catch Our Dreams is a fundraising campaign to benefit the California Chemistry Camp. Established in 2011, Chemistry Camp is a groundbreaking Science Camp where young high school age blind students can learn to tackle the very visual subject of organic chemistry. Founded by Henry Wedler, recipient of President Obama’s 2012 Champions for Change Award. Henry believes that if blind students are prepared ahead of time for chemistry class, they will be empowered to succeed in Science.
Catch Our Dreams is a funfilled day of entertainment, a delicious lunch and an auction of many wonderful items. Your support and participation will ensure that Chemistry Camp will continue.
Purchase your tickets for twenty five dollars a piece at
to complete your registration for the 2012 Catch Our Dreams Event
Catch Our Dreams will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Marriott Courtyard located at 1350 Holiday Lane,Fairfield,California,94534from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The entertainment will be performed by singer songwriter, Jamie Clark. Jamie is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area. To listen to a sample of Jamie’s music go to www.JamieClarkMusic.com
Mary Willows, President
39481 Gallaudet Drive Apt. 127
Fremont, CA 94538