Nashville Chapter March Meeting Agenda

Nashville Chapter Agenda March 2018 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 NFB Trivia Roll Call Approval of Last Month’s Minutes Approval of Current Agenda Additions Committee Reports Treaurer’s Report Public Relations Committee Fund Raising Report Dinner for a Week Membership Report Old Business Tech and Travel Grant Reminder Dues are Due Voting at Convention, Chapter Meeting, Board Positions Welcome New Members! New Business Guest Speaker Mohammad – Access Ride Next Month 3D Photo Works Convention Hightlights Sports and Recreation Exhibit Hall 4 Guide Dog Schools TABS TAGDU Country Carnival Guests Banquet Lyft Driver Court Hearing April 10AM National Scholarship due March 31st Chapter Donation of $500 to Bell Academy Program Spotlight Special Thanks – Carl at Financial Guidance Group Inc. Guest Speaker Carol Weslake – Disability Coalition Announcements Future Guests Richardson Prosthetics Vanderbilt Equal Action and Disability Office Karen Nelson – Mobility Specialist Lion’s Club of Davidson Able TN Superintendent of TSB


3rd Annual Braille is Hot Chili Cook Off! October 26, 2019

Dear friends! Please find after my message information on our upcoming chili competition and fundraiser. Information on how to sponsor and get exposure can be found below. The event will include the chili competition, live entertainment, and auction. Many of you contributed last year, and it would not of been so successful if it wasn’t for you! I truly appreciate your leadership in our community, fine example, and support! Even if you cannot sponsor, we would love to have you enter the chili competition! There is not an entry fee. Together, we will grow and strengthen our community! Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing you all soon! Now a note from our VP James Brown: Dear Community Partner, I’m pleased to announce that the National Federation of the Blind Nashville Chapter’s 3rd Annual Braille is Hot Chili Cook-off will be held on October 26, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville. Since this event can offer great exposure for your organization, I wanted to give you an early opportunity to help blind Nashvillians live the lives they want through a little friendly chili competition! The Braille is Hot Chili Cook-off is the chapter’s biggest event of the year, benefiting blind people through things like funding Braille camps for blind children, technology to help blind people access the world, and simply giving blind people access to tools that can help them live wonderful and productive lives. Your involvement will definitely help our programs be open to more visually impaired people across Middle Tennessee. The main ways to get involved are: • Become one of our sponsors. · Donate items for the Auction. • Come be a volunteer at the Chili Cook-off! Being a sponsor allows you to get your company on our website and name in front of hundreds of people the night of the cook off. And all sponsorship levels give you two complimentary tickets to our Chili dinner. Sponsor Levels · Gold: $750 can get your name published on our website for two months as well as the jumbo advertisement of your company name on our featured Braille Chili Cook-off placemats, and also get you four complimentary chili dinner tickets. · Silver: $500 can get your name published on our website for one month, advertise your company name on our featured Braille is hot Chili Cook-off placemats, and get you two complimentary chili dinner tickets. · Bronze: $250 will advertise your company name on our featured Braille is hot Chili Cook-off placemats and get you two complimentary tickets to the Cook-off. Call James Boehm if you’d like to help in any way. You can contact him at: 901-483-1515 or email at You can also donate electronically with PayPal at or send a check to NFB Nashville Chapter at: James Boehm 7303 Althorp Way Nashville, Tn 37211 Thank you for supporting the Nashville Chapter, National Federation of the Blind Tennessee. James Boehm NFB of Nashville president NFB of TN VP