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December 2011 Bulletin

by NFBCal

To be read at chapter meetings:

Happy holidays, fellow Federationists. The month of December is always filled with excitement and anticipation for the season and new year. This year is certainly no different. On behalf of the Willows family, I wish all of you a safe and blessed holiday. Remember, no matter where you go or how you celebrate this year, you are never alone. We all carry each other as we go through this journey called life.

Vote for the Meet the Blind Month Favorite Event:
Tell your friends and family about the NFB Meet the Blind Month Challenge and let them vote for the event they feel best meets the spirit of the Meet the Blind Month campaign. Our very own Beach Cities Chapter is among the nominees. Juliette Cody and chapter members are shown surfing with children. Let us support them with a vote at the Meet the Blind Month Challenge website.

The Guiding Lights Chapter Celebrates Twenty Years of Service:
Please join President Geraldine Croom and the members of the Guiding Lights Chapter on Saturday, December 10, 2011, as they celebrate twenty years of service to the blind community in Los Angeles. All are invited to Truxton’s Restaurant, at 2:00 P.M. located at 8611 Truxton Avenue in Los Angeles. The cross street is Manchester.
To make reservations, please call chapter President Geraldine Croom at (323) 418-7211.

The National Federation of the Blind of California San Francisco Chapter Celebrates at Pier 39:
On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. the San Francisco Chapter will hold a Holiday Party and Fundraising Event. President Eric Holm promises to host everyone who can get there to entertainment and food galore from seven of the renowned restaurants on Pier 39. The gala event will be held on the second floor of the “Aquarium of the Bay” in the Farallon Room located on the Embarcadero. Tickets may be purchased in advance on our website for $40.00. This will include live entertainment, wine from many of the Napa wineries and all kinds of good food. You may also purchase a ticket at the door for $50.00.

For more information and tickets go to or

Chemistry Camp is Coming:
We are beginning to collect names of interested high school age students who would like to learn how to break through their own barriers. Held at the end of April, this three day working weekend will show young blind students that they are equal to sighted peers. Henry Wedler, PhD candidate, will demonstrate how chemistry can be done by a blind person. I recommend that you start looking around for eligible teenagers and forward the names to me, President Mary Willows. More information will follow next month.

Mary Willows, President
39481 Gallaudet Drive Apt. 127
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 248-0100

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