Virtual Convention for the NFB of SC 2020!

64th ANNUAL NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA VIRTUAL STATE CONVENTION!

August 21, 22, 23, 2020

         

 

 

 

OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

THEME “working together to help blind people live the lives they want”

 

 

Integrity and Respect

To allow all attendees the chance to benefit from all aspects of the convention, we are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone. We appreciate your assistance in cultivating an atmosphere in which participants from diverse backgrounds may learn, network, and share with each other in an environment of mutual respect. Thank you for doing your part to contribute to our community and the high expectations we strive to maintain.

 

One Minute Message

 

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.

 

Thank you to Sponsors

 

VANDA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 

ALL STATE CONVENTION ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD VIA THE Zoom platform

 

Instructions to Join all Zoom Meetings

https://zoom.us/j/8032543777 Meeting ID: 803 254 3777

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Meeting Id no. 803 254 377

 

Instructions for listening on an Echo device

 

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Meeting ID when prompted, then say wake word Alexa: Press 803 254 3777pound

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Wake word Alexa: Press *6 to mute and unmute

 

Friday August 21, 2020

 

All times are EST

 

1:00p.m. – 2:30 p.m. South Carolina Association of Blind Students – Derique Simon, President

 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Parents of Blind Children Division – Jennifer Duffell Hoffman, President

 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Annual Seniors Division Meeting

Shelley Coppel, President

 

5:10 – 6:20 p.m. Resolutions Committee meeting

Valerie Warrington, Chairperson

 

6:30 – 7:20 p.m. Computer Science and Technology division meeting

Thom Spittle, Chairperson

 

7:30 – 8:20 p.m. – Blind Merchants Division – Belinda Banks, Coordinator

 

8:30 p.m. National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Board of Directors meeting – Frank Coppel, President

Open to all!

 

Saturday morning, August 22, General Session

 

9:00 Call to order

 

Invocation

JW Smith, Member of the Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

 

Pledge

 

9:05 a.m. Welcome and Opening Ceremonies

 

9:15 a.m.  Greetings from host chapter

Laverne Addison, President, Charleston chapter, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

 

9:20 a.m. Convention Arrangements and Announcements

 

9:30 a.m. National Report,

Everette Bacon, Member Board of Directors, National Federation of the blind,

President, National Federation of the blind of Utah

 

10:15 a.m. “Doing Our Fair Share and then Some” A Tribute,

Parnell Diggs, Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration,

Immediate Past President of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

 

10:35 a.m. Update from the South Carolina Commission for the Blind,

Darline Graham, Commissioner

 

10:55 a.m. Update from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind,

Scott Falcone, Director of Outreach Services

 

11:15 a.m. My “VOICE” in the National Federation of the Blind,

Wayne Marshall, Independence Training Services LLC

I.T.S. “It’s For You”

 

11:30 a.m. Presidential Report

Frank Coppel

 

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

 

The Nominating committee will meet via Zoom fifteen minutes after the adjournment of the morning general session

 

 

Saturday Afternoon General Session

 

2:00 p.m. call to order

 

2:05 p.m. A Report from The South Carolina Vision Partnership, Celebrating Twenty Years of making a difference in the lives of blind students in South Carolina

Marty McKenzie, Principal of Statewide Blind and Visually Impaired Education and Vision Consultant

 

2:20 p.m. A Report from Talking Book Services

Kristin White, Director

 

2:40 p.m. Meet the Scholarship Class of 2020

Shannon Cook, Scholarship Committee Chairperson

 

2:50 p.m. What is Happening with Newsline,

Steve Cook, NFB of SC State Newsline Coordinator

 

3:00 p.m. Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind Report

Frank Coppel, Chairman, Board of Directors

 

3:20 p.m. An update from the Federation Center of the Blind,

Ed Bible, Chairman Board of Trustees, David Houck, Executive Director

 

3:40 p.m. A Report from the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina’s Successful Transitions Program

Jennifer Bazer, Director

 

4:00 p.m. Financial Reports,

National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina, Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference center of the Blind, Successful Transitions,

Valerie Warrington, Treasurer, National Federation of the blind of South Carolina, Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind

 

4:15 p.m. Resolutions

 

4:30 p.m. Stewardship, Doing Your Fair Share,

Dale Wolthoff and David Houck, PAC Plan committee co-chairpersons

Shelley Coppel, SUN Shares committee Chairperson

 

5:00 Adjourn

 

 

Saturday Evening Banquet

 

 

7:00 p.m. call to order

 

Invocation

Debra Canty, Second Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

 

Introduction of Head Table

 

Banquet Speaker

Everette Bacon, Member of the Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind

 

Awards

 

2020 Scholarship Class

 

Banquet Fund Raiser

 

 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

 

2:00 p.m. Call to Order

 

2:05 p.m. Memorial Service

Dorothy Barksdale, Columbia Chapter

 

2:15 p.m. Elections, and Other Business

 

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

 

 

 

National Federation of the Blind Pledge

 

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.

 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA

119 S. Kilbourne Road

Columbia, SC 29205

803-254-3777

Fax 803-252-5655

nfbsc@sc.rr.com

www.nfbofsc.org

 

If you would like to download a copy of the above agenda, click the below link.

 

2020 State Convention Agenda