Nashville Chapter Agenda August 18, 2018

Dear friends! Our next chapter meeting is a couple of days away! Please join us Saturday at 10:30am at 5501 Edmonson Pike at the library for an informative, educational, fun,and uplifting program. We welcome special guests Becky Rio from TRC and Johnny Neel for an interview. Please see the agenda below. If there is anything that you would like for me to add, please reach out to me. Following the meeting, we will go to the Las Palmas restaurant that is closeby. We usually finish up with lunch at the restaurant at 1:45. Anyone who wants to come is welcome! The address is 15560 Old Hickory. See you soon!

Nashville Chapter Agenda August 18, 2018

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:




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.


Inspirational quote

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”


― Mahatma Gandhi


Presidential report

Read outline  and key points

Listen to new PSA’s and feedback


NFB Trivia

Roll call

Left to right las and highs

Approval of Last Month’s Minutes

Approval of Current Agenda 


Committee Reports:

Treasurer’s Report

Public Relations Report/Social Media 


Ronald McDonald

October 5, cooking 30-35; Drop food off by 6

Grace Works Ministries

Twitter: Nashville National Federation of the Blind

Youtube coming!


Fund Raising Report

Chili Cook off October 13

Membership Report

Old Business

James Brown-national convention highlights

Update on Apple Store tech break out sessions-November

Baseball game???

New Business

James Brown- TN Association of Blind Students collaboration

TN Association of Guide Dog Users- Monday call with nationwide schools

Uber and Lyft ride share update

Leadership and Advocacy Award 2018- When, where, and how?

Update to Tech Grant



Welcome  Becky Rio from TRC

Johnny Nel  f-Interview


Welcome John Harris

Tyler Butler birthday

Future Guests:


 Dr. Martin from TSB in September


Paul Ojuwon, blind  , advocate from the country of Kenya

August-Precious Perez, 

August-TRC Becky Rio

Richardson Prosthetics

-Vanderbilt Equal Action and Disability Office

Lion’s Club of Davidson 

Able TN


Stay tuned to emails regarding upcoming meetings and schedule

Adjourn Meeting




-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!

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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.