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October 2015 Bulletin

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Greetings Fellow Federationists:

Have you made your hotel reservations?
Doubletree by Hilton in Newark, California. (510) 490-8390, group code NFC

Did you submit your pre-registration form?
There is still time! Go to: to Pre Register Now!

Did you find a winning costume for the Masquerade Ball and Costume Contest?

It will take place Friday, October 30 at 8:00 P.M. You wont want to miss out on all the fun!

Transportation Information
If you are pre-registered and wish to ride the bus from either northern or southern California, the following is schedule for pick up:

Bus 1- Southern California- San Diego, 8:00 A.M., October 29. Denny’s at 4365 University Avenue. Next stop is:
Escondido- 9:00 A.M. Casa Escondida Senior Apartments at 715 N. Broadway. Next stop:
Riverside- 10:30 A.M., Janet Goeske Center at 5257 Sierra Street. Next stop:
Ontario- 11:15 A.M., 9147 Central Avenue, Montclair.

The bus will not make any stops before getting to Newark.

Bus 2- Los Angeles – 10:00 A.M. at Green line Park and Ride, 11901 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Hawthorn.

Bus 3- Northern California bus: I am still working on pickup locations and times.

The National Federation of the Blind of California
Uniting Blind People through Love, Hope & Determination
To Live the Life We Want

The National Federation of the Blind of California will hold the annual state convention from Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1 at the Doubletree by Hilton, in Newark, California.

This convention promises to be action-packed and full of fun. For the first time, Wells Fargo will educate, train and interview perspective qualified blind people to apply for jobs at Wells Fargo.

In addition, Jerry Gibbens, Acting Chief Manager, Disability Management Program Office of Civil Rights California Department of Human Resources/CalHR. Will introduce attendees to the LEAP Program (Limited and Examination Appointment Programs) guidelines and tell attendees how to apply for jobs with the State of California.

The Social Security Administration will have a speaker who will explain how SSI and SSDI is affected when you become employed.

The Department of Rehabilitation will introduce program services and employment opportunities through DOR. Rehabilitation Counselors will be available to take down contact information and follow up with referrals after the convention.

From a masquerade ball to a room full of exhibitors, meetings by students, blind parents, guide dog users, and so much more—everyone will find something exciting and new!

For hotel reservations at the Doubletree by Hilton in Newark/Fremont, call:
(510) 490-8390
Press 2 to make your reservation with the front desk.
Group code: NFC
Room rates are $109 per room without breakfast buffet or $129 with breakfast buffet for 2 guests.

Pre-register now $20 to get the best hotel rates!
You will need your hotel confirmation number to complete convention pre-registration. You can find the form at . Pre Register now!

This year, bus transportation to convention will be provided to anyone who pre-registers, so hurry and pre-register to save your seat on the bus.

For more information and to learn about convention activities, please visit or call President Mary Willows, President of the National Federation of the Blind of California, at 925-462-8575.

President Mary Willows
3934 Kern court
Pleasanton Ca. 94588
Home: (925) 462-8575
Cell: (925) 895-2778

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