State of South Carolina
Whereas, established in 1944, the South Carolina Aurora Club of the Blind became a vehicle for collective action to promote the economic, social and spiritual well-being of blind South Carolinians; and
Whereas, in its charter as a statewide organization with chapters in Spartanburg, Columbia and Charleston, the Aurora Club became an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind in 1956 and began doing business as the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina; and
Whereas, over the past 75 years, the Federation’s advocacy has led to the enactment of over 40 pieces of legislation, including the creation of the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, the adoption of the Model White Cane Law guaranteeing blind South Carolinians the right to access public roads and facilities in the state, the adoption of the South Carolina Blind Persons Right to Parent Act, and has improved the quality of life for blind South Carolinians; and
Whereas, through its local chapters and statewide divisions, the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina has provided economic, social and spiritual enrichment to blind South Carolinians on an individual basis; and
Whereas, the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is holding its Diamond Anniversary Convention during the weekend of August 9-11in the city of Columbia, South Carolina.
Now, therefore, I Henry McMaster, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim August 9-11as
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA
75th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
Throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to congratulate the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina and its members on the 75 years of work, both individually and collectively, to improve the quality of life of blind individuals in the Palmetto State.
Henry McMaster, Governor, State of South Carolina