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June Bulletin

by NFBCal

CATCH OUR DREAMS is coming soon-

Catch Our Dreams is a fundraising event to benefit the National Federation of the Blind of California.  In particular, it was organized to  sponsor Chemistry Camp.  Chemistry Camp is a three day excursion into the world of chemistry.  Coordinated by Hoby Wedler, UC Davis Ph.D. candidate.  During this weekend, high school age blind and visually impaired students learn how to conduct experiments, mix chemicals and prepare for taking a chemistry class in the near future.

Catch Our Dreams is a lunch and auction held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Fairfield, California.  The entertainment this year will be Jamie Clark, singer/songwriter from Napa.  Auction items are bid on and sold at the event.

Purchase tickets now for the 2nd Annual Catch Our Dreams Event


NFBC Membership Drive-

On June 1, community members will gather to discuss and learn about the philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind.  Persons who are interested in joining us for lunch should be at the Truxton’s Restaurant, 8611 Truxton Avenue, Los Angeles, California  at 11:00 A.M.

For directions or to ask any questions call Ever Lee Hairston at (213) 926-4720.


Wine Tasting with the Shasta Cascade Chapter-

On Saturday, June 2 Shasta Cascade Chapter President Karen Steele will once again host an afternoon of wine tasting and crafts in the mountains.  This year, there will be six wineries pouring samples and seven vendors selling homemade jewelry and beautiful artwork from the Redding/Shingletown area.  Learn about the work of the National Federation of the Blind of California while you browse exquisite hand-crafted items for sale.

For more information call Karen Steele at (530) 474-3885.


Sunday, June 3rd – San Fernando Valley chapter Pampered Chef fundraising party

Location: Stigile’s residence, 19831 Friar St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Time: 2 pm

You could order kitchen / cooking paraphernalia and portion of  the sale will benefit the chapter to support our projects and activities.  Even  if you cannot attend, you could place your order with Joy Stigile by calling her at (818) 996-6621..


San Fernando Valley Chapter Meeting-
Saturday, June 9, 2012 .  Location: 18425 Burbank Blvd., , suite 706 (CPS conference room) Tarzana, CA , 91356.  Time: 10 am to 12 noon (Please arrive by 9:30 am)
We have a special guest speaker from the Disability Rights of

Saturday, June 9, 2012 – Tech Talk

Location: 18425 Burbank Blvd., suite 706 (CPS conference room) Tarzana, CA 91356

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Peter Proscia with IRTI is doing a special presentation on the various assistive technology available with IRTI and we will also have a  chance to have some hands-on experience with these equipment.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 – an event planned and put together by our Sports and Activities committee

Location: San Antonio Winery 737 Lamar St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Time: still to be finalized-tentatively 11 am

Join us for wine tasting and lunch as we bond together by spending some time with each other joking and getting to know each other more.

I will send out in separate messages the flyers for these activities that would give you more details and contact information to whom you may RSVP or ask any question you may have.  Of course, you could email me  back as well or call me at 818-457-9449.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at all or any of these  dates!

Sincerely, Racquel Decipeda, San Fernando Valley Chapter
Alternate Email:
Alternate Phone: 818-457-1482


Empowerment for Blind Parents-


Seminar For Parents Who Happen To Be Blind-


On Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. blind parents will gather at the theater at the California School for the Blind at 500 Walnut Avenue in Fremont, California to learn about their rights as parents and share ideas for tips on techniques for raising children.  Speakers will include a Social Worker who will explain how to protect yourself and your children from unwarranted screwtany from professionals.  There will be door prizes and lunch.


For more information call Angela Fowler at (530) 902-0987


Pasta, Pasta and More Pasta

Join us for a pasta dinner to benefit the San Joaquin Chapter, NFBC from 5-8:pm June 16th.  The band hasn’t been firmed up yet, but there’ll be music for sure and maybe a couple of drawings.

Tickets will be available from members or at the door.  Cost is $15.00 for all the Pasta you can eat.  Now you can’t beat that deal.

RSVP to President Ken Volonte at (209) 464-6766 or e-mail at

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