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2021 State Convention Agenda Introduction & Thursday, October 21

by Christina Daniels

National Federation of the Blind of California, Live the Life You Want

Tim Elder, President
National Federation of the Blind of California
4226 Castanos Street
Fremont, CA 94536
(916) 382-0372

October 21 – 24, 2021
Virtual Meeting on Zoom, Telephone and Other Streaming Services \


The Long Haul to Freedom

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.

Convention Information

Convention Hosts & Delegates

President, Tim Elder
First Vice-President, Rachel Grider
Second Vice-President, Robert Stigile
Secretary, Shannon Dillon
Treasurer, Christina Daniels
Board Members: Jim Barbour, Allison Depner, Juanita Herrera, Tiffany Manosh, Veronica Martinez, Michael Richardson, and Cheryl Thurston.

Additional Convention Logistics and Planning Committee Members: Cricket Bidleman, Brian Buhrow, Gene Kim, Bobbi Pompey, and Jeanette Jones.

Delegates (Chapter & Division Presidents):
For a complete list of contact information for your voting delegate and the location or timing of any chapter/division caucus, please visit the following web page:

Convention Overview

Thursday, October 21: The evening includes an open meeting of the Board of Directors and a closed meeting for the Nominations Committee.

Friday, October 22: Includes the Exhibitor Showcase, exhibit hall hours, afternoon General Session I, Resolutions Committee meeting, evening group activities, and talent show and musical entertainment from artist Kevin Reeves.

Saturday, October 23: Includes groups and divisions, morning seminar breakouts, afternoon General Session II and the banquet.

Sunday, October 24: The morning includes the chapter/divisions caucuses, Presidential Report, business meeting, resolutions and elections.

Information Table & Hospitality Suite

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