Please note: While the best experience you will have is by attending our meetings in person, we understand that sometimes due to illness, business, transportation barriers that attending in person is not always possible. Thus, we want to provide alternatives so that you can still join us and participate with either our chapter meeting line or Facebook Live Feed. Here are the details:
Meeting Line Details:
857-232-0158; Access code 253955
Facebook page and “live” feed:
OFFICIAL PLEDGE OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its Constitution. Presidential Report
President Riccobono reminds us that we are two months away from our national convention. He also discusses the blindness experience teaching internship, continued calls for advocacy, an NFB investigation of the IRS, and updates from our PAC program and Dream Makers Circle.
The national convention was held in Nashville in 1962. What hotel was the convention held the convention?
Play “Tap That What?”
Winner gets a door prize!
Roll call and comments to the following quote for thought:
IMPOSSIBLE IS JUST A BIG WORD THROWN AROUND BY SMALL MEN WHO FIND IT EASIER TO LIVE IN THE WORLD THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN THAN TO EXPLORE THE POWER THEY HAVE TO CHANGE IT. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A FACT. IT’S AN OPINION. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A DECLARATION. IT’S A DARE. IMPOSSIBLE IS POTENTIAL. IMPOSSIBLE IS TEMPORARY.
IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.
Approval of Last Month’s Minutes
Approval of Current Agenda
Public Relations Report/Social Media
Fund Raising Report
Presented by VP James Brown.
Great job by committee in calling, checking on folks, as well as sharing info on upcoming meetings.
- Reminder of stipend for attending national convention $250
- Meeting update with Representative Cooper to discuss NFB national issues. on Tuesday.
- Raffle tickets for purchase-1 for $10, 3 for $20; winner receives $2,500
Remember: This is different than our Dining for a Week tickets.
2 graduated- Stephanie Zundel and James Boehm- Steph moving to Denver.
-Step It Up and Wellness Chapter Challenge- Starts today and ends the day of our next meeting:
Point for each step-Use a pedometer on phone, watch, or unit (can be bought at Walmart or Maxi Aids)
30 minute run or job: 200 points
30 minute walk: 200 points
1 Hour Workout: 500 points
30 minutes of yoga or other physical activity: 200 points
You must keep up with your bonus points and turn them in, along with your steps to Allison White every weekend. Call or text Allison at 703-867-3779
There will be prizes for our top 3 winners. Prizes TBA.
Give Back Give and Play- Nashville Sounds- Suggested times coming out soon
Apple representatives coming to our July meeting.
Dr. Ho coming to our June meeting. Works at eye clinic. Demonstrate and inform about the tech she uses and different eye conditions.
Nashville is doing a metro self evaluation of their ADA status that will take place the first Tuesday in June. Everyone is invited. It will be in place of our neighbors advisory committee meeting.
Guest speaker: Ned Solomon
Birthdays or anniversaries
- Apple in July
- Vanda Pharmaceuticals
- Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Stay tuned to emails regarding upcoming meetings and schedule
- Be sure to welcome everyone at our meetings, including old and new faces.
- Make a call, send an email, mail a card to individuals not present at the meeting.
- Let’s go build the federation with love, hope, and determination-turning dreams into realities!
^^^^ Want to make a donation or join our Nashville chapter? You can easily pay your $15 annual dues on Pay Pal! Send your tax deductible donation in Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now you can make donations and pay your dues on Venmo! Type NashvilleNFB and the amount you want to send for no fees or charges!
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.