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December Bulletin

by NFBCal

December 4, 2010

To be read at all chapter meetings:

I begin this monthly bulletin with a quote:

“May peace be your gift this holiday season and your blessing all year through”.

e-Bay/Entrepreneurs Project:

NFB and e-Bay have joined together for an innovative pilot program. We are
looking for blind people who are serious entrepreneurs with a burning desire to
expand existing businesses to include e-Bay selling. We will be offering
successful applicants intensive eBay training and connect them with successful
blind business people and other experts who will provide assistance in specific areas, such as business planning, development and working with accessible accounting software. Phase one will train blind business owners to be trainers of future blind
entrepreneurs. To learn more about becoming an eBay Certified Education Specialist,
go to or to receive an information packet, phone (410)878-2660 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (410)878-2660      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Scholarships for California’s legally blind students

Applications are being accepted for the National Federation of the Blind 2011
Scholarship Program. A total of thirty eligible college-bound students will be awarded
gifts ranging from $3000.00 to $12,000.00 at the annual convention of the NFB in Orlando, Florida in July, 2011. The application form and full details are available
online at Questions may be emailed to

Seeking participants for 2011 Youth Slam:

One hundred and fifty high school age students from across the country will be
selected to attend this five day adventure in Baltimore, Maryland. Spread the word to all Californians either entering, attending, or graduating from high school in 2011. This life altering experience uses science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to ncourage and develop leadership skills. If you are interested in attending the NFBYouth Slam, either as a student participant, or as an adult volunteer, visit to complete an online application. Applications are due by March 1, 2011. Our California Youth Slam coordinator is Serena Olsen. She can be reached at 831-917-5335.

Blindness 411 on Facebook:

Teenagers looking for yet another Facebook group, may be interested in joining “Bindness 411” on Facebook. The California Association of Blind Students (CABS) also has a Facebook page. Blind high school and college students can share their experiences navigating through school, social situations , the Department of Rehabilitation and anything else which only another blind student can understand.
The CABS Facebook page can be found at:!/group.php?gid=23442031813 or for more information, call CABS president , Angela Fowler at 530-902-0987.

Calling All Poets:

Please send your short original poetry to Artist will choose a poem as a theme on which to base an art piece, which will then be auctioned off as a fund raiser for our California Affiliate. The artist are looking for illustrative poetry.

To all Imaginators:

“He who has imagination without learning, has wings but no feet” – Joseph Joubert

Mary Willows, President
National Federation of the Blind of California

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