2021 State Convention

2021 State Convention Recordings


Saturday Morning Session


Welcome to the city of North Charleston and reading of proclamation, Ron Brinson, Member North Charleston City Council, Chair of Finance Committee and Mayor ProTempore


National Report, Scott LaBarre, President, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado


South Carolina Commission for the Blind, Darline Graham, Commissioner


Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, Kayleigh Joiner, Assistant Program Coordinator, National Federation of the Blind of Texas


South Carolina Talking Book Services, Kristin White, Director of Talking Books Services


Simple and Smart Independence, SuperSense App has You Covered, Shane Lowe, SuperSense Community Manager


Presidential Report, Jennifer Bazer, President, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina


Saturday Afternoon Session


Road Blocks or Stepping Stones, Regina Mitchell, NFB of Nevada board member and scholarship chair


https://nfbofsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DeriqueSimonDiversity.mp3Diversity and Inclusion, Derique Simon, Board Member NFB of SC and President, SC Association of Blind Students


10 Essential Tips for Blind & Socially Savvy Networkers, Eileen Rivera Ley, Master Trainer, Blind Savvy, USA Baltimore, MD


Launch Your Way to Success, Summer Teen Report, Student, Staff and Intern Presentation


Students Staying Strong Together, Logan Stenzel, Board Member,  National Association of Blind Students and Treasurer | Minnesota Association of Blind Students


Blessings from Adversity, Creating a Successful Future, Svetlana Ehlers, Student and Member NFB of Missouri

Update from the SC Department of Education Office of Special Education Services


Introducing the Scholarship Class, Shannon Cook, Secretary NFB of SC and Chairperson Scholarship Committee


Banquet Awards


Keynote Address, Scott LaBarre, National Rep and President, NFB of Colorado


Presentation of Scholarships, Shannon Cook, Scholarship Committee Chairperson


Educator of the Year: Marty McKenzie, Chairperson


Donald C Capps


Sunday Session


Remembering Those Who Went Before Us, A Memorial, Dorothy Barksdale, Board Member Columbia Chapter, We Care Committee Chair


Valerie Warrington Financial Reports and Resolutions


Rocky Bottom Report, Thom Spittle, chairperson. Federation Center of the Blind FCB  Report, David Houck, Executive Director, Federation Center of the Blind and Ed Bible, Chairperson, Federation Center Board