2020 State Convention

 

 

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

August 21, 22, 23, 2020

 

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.

 

Saturday morning, August 22, General Session

 

 

Welcome & Opening Ceremonies

 

National Report Everette Bacon, National Board Member, President of the NFB of Utah

 

 

Doing our fair share, Parnell Diggs, Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration

 

Darlin Graham Commissioner, Commission for the blind

 

Scott Falcone, Director of Outreach Services, SCSDB

 

Wayne Marshall My VOICE in the NFB

 

Presidential report Frank Coppel NFB of SC State President

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

Kristin White, Director, Talking Book Services

Shannon Cook, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Meet the 2020 Class

Steve Cook, NFB of SC State Newsline Coordinator

Frank Coppel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind Report

Ed Bible, Chairman Board of Trustees, David Houck, Executive Director, Federation Center of the Blind

Jennifer Bazer, Director, Successful Transitions Program

Valerie Warrington, Financial Reports,

Valerie Warrington, Resolutions

Banquet