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2021 State Convention Agenda Sunday, October 24

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          Information Table & Hospitality Suite

Coordinator, Allison Depner

Our virtual information table volunteers can answer questions about the agenda and convention activities.

Have Questions Call: 1-650-213-1339

Zoom Link:                  https://zoom.us/j/95603819710?pwd=TURETWJLNEVYVGNkZnd5V0F0Tm0xUT09

One Touch Mobile:     16699006833,,95603819710#,#

Meeting Id:                 956 0381 9710ting Id: 956 0381 9710

Dial In:                         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          Chapter/Division Caucuses

A final opportunity for members to meet with their chapter or division voting delegates prior to voting. Delegates may be asked to vote in a representative capacity by roll call for questions where the convention’s approved process for counting raised hands in Zoom cannot reliably indicate the result. Contact your delegate using the information posted on the affiliate chapters and divisions page: http://www.nfbcal.org/chapters-and-divisions/.

Information about caucuses will be posted on the main convention page (http://www.nfbcal.org/convention/) if provided by a delegate to the affiliate website team. Delegates should send their caucus information for posting to Christina Daniels, at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com or call 916-382-0372.

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        General Session III

President, Tim Elder

Zoom Link:                  https://zoom.us/j/97406774833?pwd=QTBhQmFnWHk2bkp0MFFVcjFrSXhRZz09

One Touch Mobile:     16699006833,,97406774833#,#

Meeting Id:                 974 0677 4833

Dial In:                         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Caption Link:               https://ennis.1capapp.com/event/general-session

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        General Session III

President, Tim Elder

Zoom Link:                  https://zoom.us/j/97406774833?pwd=QTBhQmFnWHk2bkp0MFFVcjFrSXhRZz09

One Touch Mobile:     +16699006833,,97406774833# US (San Jose)

Meeting Id:                 974 0677 4833

Dial In:                         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Caption Link:               https://ennis.1capapp.com/event/general-session

9:30 a.m. Invocation Ronit Mazzoni

9:40 a.m. Growing Our Treasury—Financial Report

Affiliate Treasurer Christina Daniels reports on our financial state.

10:00 a.m. Milestones—A Report from Your President

The President of the National Federation of the Blind of California provides an update on the activities of the affiliate, the financial state of the organization, and reflections for growth, adaptation and the future.

10:30 a.m. The Intersections of Our Journey—Resolutions

The convention votes on the proposed resolutions. Read the proposed resolutions here.

11:00 a.m. Leadership Direction—Election of the Organized Blind in California

An election will be run for the open positions including any nominations from the floor and short statements from the candidates.

Thank You to Our Convention Committees and Coordinators:

Scholarships: Chairperson Bobbi Pompey, Skylar Covich, Lisamaria Martinez and Cricket Bidleman

Resolutions: Chairperson Bryan Bashin, Shannon Dillon, Tim Elder, Ever Hairston, Rachel Grider, Cricket Bidleman and Miguel Mendez

Nominations: Chairperson Ever Hairston, Allison Depner, Tim Elder, Jim Barbour, Christina Daniels, Shannon Dillon, Rachel Grider, Juanita Herrera, Tiffany Manosh, Veronica Martinez, Michael Richardson, Robert Stigile and Cheryl Thurston

Exhibits: Cheryl Thurston

Hospitality Suite/Information Desk: Allison Depner

Banquet: Rachel Grider

Parents: Jeanette Jones

Diversity and Inclusion: Chairperson Edward Davis, Liz Campos, Juanita Herrera, and Michael Nunez

Spanish Translation: Veronica Martinez

Website: Christina Daniels and Tiffany Manosh

Social Media: Jennifer Gass

Logistics and Planning: Chairperson Jim Barbour, Brian Buhrow, Christina Daniels, Rachel Grider, Gene Kim, Tiffany Manosh, Bobbi Pompey, Michael Richardson, Robert Stigile, Allison Depner, Cricket Bidleman, and Jeanette Jones

Steering and Promotion: Many volunteers and strategic partners from inside and outside our membership, too many to name, joined this group to help provide feedback on the substance and core of our convention agenda topics and activities. Thank you to all who accepted the invitation to attend these meetings and provide your valuable feedback on convention agenda topics and activities.

Audio Video: Jim Barbour, Brian Buhrow, Christina Daniels, and Rachel Grider

Ambassador: Michael Richardson

Rookies: Rachel Grider and Bobbi Pompey

Door Prizes: Tiffany Manosh

Auction Baskets: Brian Buhrow and Michael Richardson

Zoom Training: Rachel Grider and Tiffany Manosh

PAC: Michael Richardson

Miscellaneous: Many others, too numerous to name, helped make this event a wonderful experience for all. Without a doubt, someone was omitted from the list above as we focused more on our work than on our titles. To all the unnoticed and unnamed leaders who work so hard to make our movement great, the blind of California owe our future to your selfless dedication.

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