Congratulations to our newest national board member!
At the 2010 convention of the National Federation of the Blind held in Dallas, Texas, the
general assembly unanimously voted Ever Lee Hairston to the board of directors of the
NFB. We are so proud to have Ms. Hairston in our affiliate. Currently, in California,
she serves as second vice president of the NFBC. We are proud to have her wisdom and
leadership in our affiliate.
NFBC 2010 Convention
Our 2010 NFB of California annual convention is not too far away. The convention will
be held October 21 through 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 17941 Von Karman
Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. Make hotel reservations before you pre-register for the
convention. You will be asked to provide your hotel confirmation number on the pre-
registration form. Call the hotel directly to make your reservations. That number is:
(949)863-1999. Be sure to say that you will be attending the National Federation of the
Blind of California Convention. Pre-registration for the entire package is $95.00. That
includes registration, banquet, 1 lunch, 1 breakfast, and the Play, “Blind, Sealed, and
Delivered, I’m yours.” Room rates are: $84.00 for singles and doubles.
At our banquet this year, we will draw a ticket for the lucky winner of an Asus Netbook.
The Netbook features 1GB DDR2 RAM, upgradable to 2GB. 10.1 inch 1024X600
WSVGA LCD display. Windows 7 Starter Operating System. 250 GB SATA Hard
Drive plus 500 GB Web Storage. 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth Enabled. High capacity 6 cell
battery up to 14 hours of battery life.
Tickets are $5.00 for one or three for $10.00. Contact your local chapter president for
drawing tickets or call the state office at 510-248-0100.
Please bring them to the convention or mail in the stubs by October 15, 2010. Send ticket
stubs and money or checks payable to NFBC to:
NFB of California
Attn: Mary Willows
39481 Gallaudet Drive #127
Fremont, CA 94538.
Start collecting door prizes for our 2010 convention. Each person registered at the
convention has the opportunity to be chosen for a door prize throughout the convention
sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Prizes should be labeled in Braille with description,
donor, and value. Bring them to the convention and give them to either Jana Littrell or
Guiding Lights Chapter Hawaiian Luau
When: August 7, 2010
Where: 828 West 124th street, (Cross Street Vermont) Los Angles, CA 90044
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
There will be music, games, and door prizes, which will benefit the Guiding Light
The California Association of Blind Students announces the “Call to Action Seminar”
which will be held on September 18, 2010 in Riverside. This informative day long event
will bring together students and interested persons with leaders of the NFB of California.
The key note speaker will be Dr. Louis Lucero, Director of Disabled Student Services,
Antelope Valley College, and member of the NFBC. Participants will learn how to
become empowered in our lives and take control of career decisions, and education goals
for success. For more information call Angela Fowler, president CABS at (530)902-0987.
The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind.
Blind Americans travel to Washington D.C. during the first week of February to educate
congressional representatives about the issues concerning blind people. to introduce the
agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over
the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and
may address concerns in the following areas: Social Security and Supplemental Security
Income programs; relevant civil rights issues. If you are interested in applying to be
part of the California delegation, please visit http://sixdots.org/events/ . The deadline is
October 15, 2010.