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
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