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August Bulletin

by NFBCal

Greetings Fellow Federationists,
2013 Scholarships for Blind College Students
National Federation of the Blind of California scholarship applications are now available.  The deadline is September 15, 2013.
If you are planning to attend a post-secondary institution or online college in the fall and you are legally blind, you may be eligible for financial assistance.  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0, be a full time student, and show proof of legal blindness.  Please help us to spread the word about this great opportunity.  For more information, go to:
2013 NFBC Scholarship Guidelines
Pathfinder Chapter President, Rochelle Houston asked me to include the following information:
The Pathfinder Chapter of Los Angeles invites you to come out to our Game Day. We will play bingo, blackjack, LCR, etc. for prizes. We will fire up the grill and slap on hamburgers, hotdogs and all of the fixings. There will also be homemade ice cream and a cupcake bar. Doesn’t that sound scrumptious! Come and test out your voice with a little karaoke. But the most exciting thing of all, we will be holding a raffle of a men’s suit, tie and shirt for only one dollar. Come out and join us for a fun day!

When:  Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Location: 10526 Haas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Cross-street: 104th St.
Donation: $10

For further questions please contact President Rochelle Houston at 323-754-9689 or email or Vice- President Cathy Gaten at 310-291-0652 or email
Help “Catch Our Dreams” in Northern California
3rd Annual Luncheon and Auction to benefit education programs through the National Federation of the Blind of California.

WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2013, noon-4 p.m.
WHERE:  Courtyard Marriott, 1350 Holiday Ln, Fairfield 94534

Catered Luncheon and Entertainment
Live and Silent Auction featuring: Sonoma Raceway tickets, golf packages, fine wines, two-night stay at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, gift cards, two-night stay at Rosarito Beach Hotel in Mexico, limited-edition 49ers football, museum passes, two-night stay at Harrah’s or Harvey’s Resort & Casino … and much more!  To order your tickets, go to:
The Guiding Lights Chapter Invites You to Attend Our Hawaiian Luau
Wear your Hawaiian attire and join us for lots of fun, food, games, door prizes, and a raffle!

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time:   12:00 – 3:00 pm (lunch served 12:30 to 1:30pm)
Where:  828 West 124th St. (near Vermont), Los Angeles, 90044
Donation: $15.00
Contact:  Geraldine Croom, Chapter President (323) 418-7211.
Make Your State Convention Hotel Reservations Now
You are cordially invited to join the National Federation of the Blind of California at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento for the 2013 Annual Convention held on October 11, 12, and 13.  The address of the hotel is:
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.  It is across the street from the Arden Fair Mall.  The room rate is $89 for singles and doubles plus taxes.  You can now make your room reservations on a personalized website group page.  Go to:
If you choose to make your reservations by phone, you’ll need:
Group Name: NFBC – 2013 Convention
Group Code: NBF
Group Dates: 10/10/13 – 10/13/13
Reservations: 800-686-3775 or 916-924-4900

NOTE: You will need your hotel reservation confirmation number in order to register for the convention.
2013 State Convention Registration
The theme for this year’s state convention is
“Everything Works if You Do”.  Employment, education, and training will be the focus of our convention at the Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento.  Topics will cover job skills and blindness skills, as well as sharing our beliefs that blindness that can be reduced to a mere inconvenience with proper education and training.
Please join us on October 11, 12, and 13 to share your experience, strength, and hope.  Registration is now open.
Cost: $100 to pre-register for all events or $135 at the door.  Events include registration, Diabetes Action Network Luncheon on Friday, Monte Carlo Night, California Association of Blind Students Luncheon on Saturday, and the banquet on Saturday evening.  To purchase your all inclusive registration ticket, go to
Mary Willows, President
3934 Kern Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925) 462-8575


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