NFB of SC 2017 State Convention

Below is the link to listen to the NFB of SC state convention this weekend along with the agenda.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nfb-of-sc-2014-convention

 

SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Hyatt Regency Hotel

220 N. Main Street

Greenville, SC

August 18, 19 & 20, 2017

Live the Life You Want!

CONVENTION GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR

3-D Photo Works
Bringing the World’s Greatest Art to Blind People.
3D Tactile Fine Art Printing for Museums, Science Centers and Cultural Institutions

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017

Registration 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Meeting Planner Office
Catherine Williams, Chairperson

Exhibits, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Prefunction Area

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind Board of Directors Meeting – Frank Coppel, Chairman (open meeting to all) – Regency Ballroom F

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Board of Directors meeting – Frank Coppel, President (open meeting to all) – Regency Ballroom F

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Blind Seniors Division annual meeting – Shelley Coppel, President – Regency Ballroom G

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Resolutions – Valerie Warrington, Chairperson – Regency Ballroom H

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Student Division – Alexus Blanding,
President – Regency Ballroom H

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
RECEPTION AND HOSPITALITY – Food, Entertainment, and Dancing! – Studio 220 at Norma A

9:30 p.m.
White Cane Safety Day Walk-A-Thon Committee – JW Smith, Chairman – to meet in JW Smith’s Room

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

Exhibits, 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Prefunction Area

Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meeting Planner Office

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – served in back of meeting room – Regency Ballroom C

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION – Regency Ballroom C

9:00 a.m. Invocation,
Debra Canty, Second Vice-President, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

9:05 a.m. Welcome & Opening Ceremonies

9:20 a.m. Greeting by Host Chapter,
J.W. Smith, President, Greenville Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

9:25 a.m. Response,
Loretta Green, President, Upper Dorchester County Chapter National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

9:30 a.m. Convention Arrangements & Announcements

9:35 a.m. National Report
Ever Lee Hairston, National Federation of the Blind National Board member, State President, of the NFB of California

10:00 a.m. One-Minute Message

10:20 a.m. South Carolina Commission for the Blind,
James Kirby, Commissioner

10:40 a.m. South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind,
Dr. Page McCraw, President

11:00 a.m. Live the life you want
Hon. Parnell Diggs, Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio

11:20 a.m. Meet the Scholarship Class of 2017
Shannon Cook, Scholarship Committee, Chairperson

11:30 a.m. Presidential Report,
Frank Coppel

12:00 p.m. Adjournment

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. LUNCHEON – Regency Ballroom AB

Invocation
Shelley Coppel, President, Senior Division of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

Introductions

Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Former State Senator, Theo Mitchell, Greenville, SC

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION – Regency Ballroom C

2:00 p.m. Talking Book Services,
Sandy Knowles, Director

2:20 p.m. Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind Report,
Ed Bible, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors

2:40 p.m. Federation Center of the Blind Report,
Debra Canty, Chairperson, Ed Bible, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees

3:00 p.m. National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Successful Transitions,
Jennifer Bazer, Coordinator

3:20 p.m. Why am I a Federationist

4:00 p.m. Chapter and Division Reports

5:00 p.m. Adjournment

BANQUET – Regency Ballroom AB
SATURDAY EVENING
7:00 P.M.

Invocation
Dorothy Barksdale, Secretary, National Federation of the blind of South Carolina

Introductions

Banquet Address,
Ever Lee Hairston, Board member National Federation of the Blind

Awards & Presentations

NFB of SC 2017 Scholarship Class

The Nominating Committee will meet immediately following the Banquet in the Crepe Myrtle Room

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

Exhibits, 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Prefunction Area

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – served in back of meeting room – Regency Ballroom C

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION – Regency Ballroom C

9:00 a.m. Memorial Service,
Dorothy C. Barksdale, Secretary, NFB of SC

9:15 a.m. Annual National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina and Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind Financial Reports,
Valerie Warrington, Treasurer

9:30 a.m. Chapter and Division Reports

10:00 a.m. Stewardship – Doing Our Fair Share,

10:30 a.m. Resolutions, Elections and Other Convention Business

12:00 p.m. Adjournment

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

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.

Jacobus tenBroek Legacy Society

Help build a future full of opportunity for the blind by becoming a member of the Jacobus tenBroek Legacy Society. Your legacy gift to the National Federation of the Blind can be made in the form of a will or living trust, an income-generating gift, or by naming the NFB as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. You can also become a member of the Jacobus tenBroek Legacy Society by making a legacy gift to your state affiliate. By committing to support an NFB affiliate, your gift will benefit both local and national programs as all bequests made to affiliates are split evenly with the NFB national treasury. In addition to having the satisfaction of contributing to the future success of the NFB’s mission, tenBroek legacy society members will also receive a specially designed thank you gift and other benefits. For additional information about the Jacobus tenBroek Legacy Society, please contact Lou Ann Blake at the NFB Jernigan Institute by e-mail at lblake@nfb.org, or by telephone at 410-659-9314, extension 2221.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA
119 S. Kilbourne Rd.
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 254-3777
E-mail: nfbsc@sc.rr.com
Web Page: nfbofsc.org