Positive Notes

August 8, 2022

Positive Note 1878

President Jennifer Bazer

803-960-9977

  Jennifer.H.Bazer@gmail.com

 

          Greetings Fellow Federationists:

We have this Positive Note along with two additional Positive Notes before our 66th annual state convention that will be held August 25-28 at the North Charleston Marriott. I thought it would be helpful to provide information about the convention during this Positive Note and the next two leading up to our NFB of SC convention. Spotlighting what chapters and divisions will be selling, fundraisers for the NFB of SC, and other happenings during the convention. If you wish to have your chapter or division information in the Positive Note regarding state convention, please email me by Sunday nights at 8:00 PM EDT and I will insure it is in the next day’s PN.

Speaking of state convention, our room block at the North Charleston Marriott has been released to the general public; however, that does not mean you cannot still make reservations. You may not get our state convention rates and your nights will not go toward our room block, but you can still call central reservations at 888-236-2427 if you plan to enjoy our convention. We would love to have you join us!

 

I want to thank all of you who contributed to our room block. We exceeded our 80% contracted 207 nights. On Friday at 5:00 PM, we had 191 nights booked which is nearly 90%. This means we will not be paying for rooms we do not use. I appreciate all of you working together to make this happen! We are going to have an awesome convention!

 

You can still register for our state convention by visiting our website at

www.nfbofsc.org

and completing our registration form. Please remember your registration is not complete until the electronic form has been submitted and your payment has been received.

 

Masks and COVID tests for State Convention

Ask and it shall be given to you. I want to thank SC DHEC and The SC Emergency team for donating 200 KN95 masks and over 50 COVID-19 tests for our state convention.

The health and safety of our members and guests are paramount.

 

 

We Care Concerns

Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers and please let Dorothy Barksdale, chair of the We Care Committee know of prayers and praises.

Albert (Verlene) Graham of the Sumter Chapter on his brother Mark Graham’s passing

The family of Herbert Boykin of the Sumter Chapter

Ernest Gallman of the Columbia Chapter

Marshall and Lois Tucker in Columbia

Dale and Pat Wolthoff of the Columbia Chapter

Beverly Allison of the Cherokee Chapter

Derique Simon and Allontate (Tank) Ellerbe on the loss of their grandmother, both of the Spartanburg Chapter

John Williams, husband of Casey (Rose Williams both of the Columbia Chapter

Dorothy Barksdale, member of the Columbia chapter

Charles Alex Reynolds of the Sumter Chapter.

Harriet Tucker of the Columbia Chapter.

The family of Juanita Frink on her passing of the Conway Chapter.

Those who are not on this list but need our thoughts and prayers for sickness, loss, recovery and other concerns that are not mentioned or unspoken.

 

August Birthdays!

Happy birthday to our members born in August!

Ronald Benjamin              9

Brookelynn Raulerson    9

Courtney Rone  10

Wilhelmenia Fulwood    10

Dora Pressley    11

Jerry Simon         11

Beatrice Gadson               15

Helen Burris        16

Ike Nelson           17

Grady “Bill” Dawkins       17

Jay Allison           17

Clifford long        17

Lula Bailey           20

Margaret Rae Cunningham          20

Janice Smith       22

Laura James       22

Stacey Fulwood 22

Carolyn Jackson 23

Eric Hilton            23

Jennifer Bazer   25

John Willis           25

Diane Railton     26

Summer Swayngham     27

Amber Paxton   30

Carey Burris        31

Neal Dorsey       31

 

Special Edition of Palmetto Connects, Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 PM

We will have a special edition of Palmetto Connects on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 PM EDT. We will have a $50 drawing from those who both completed the registration form and paid their registration fee from June 1-June 30.

We will also have a moderated session regarding elections. The moderator will not be running for a position on our NFB of SC board for 2022. Elections will be held on Sunday, August 28 during our business session at state convention and there are ten positions open for election.  This moderated meeting will give prospective candidates an opportunity to discuss their vision and plans for the affiliate, expand upon the personal qualities and experiences that make them an ideal candidate, describe their contributions to the NFB of SC, and provide an outline of their platform so that voters have the information they need to cast an educated vote.

Our goal is to be transparent and open so if you plan to run for one of the ten positions mentioned below, please join us on Thursday, august 18 at 6:00 PM. Those who are seeking a position will be given a maximum of two minutes to speak. All candidates and audience members are expected to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism at all times. If you are not seeking reelection, please let me know so that this information can be passed to our membership.

The following positions are up for election:

  1. President, currently held by Jennifer Bazer
  2. First Vice President, currently held by Lenora Robertson
  3. Second Vice President, currently held by Debra Canty
  4. Secretary, currently held by Shannon Cook
  5. Treasurer, currently held by Valerie Warrington
  6. District 2 Rep, currently held by Steve Cook

District 2 covers the counties of Barnwell, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Allendale and Calhoun.

  1. District 4 Rep,  currently held by JW Smith

District  4 covers the counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson.

  1. District 6 Rep, currently held by Marty McKenzie

District  6 covers the counties of Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Bamberg, Clarendon, Marion, Williamsburg and Marlboro.

  1. Member at Large, currently held by  Demetrius Williford
  2. Member at Large, currently held by Neel Sheth

As we prepare to vote in the upcoming elections, I hope voters will consider

  • Who would be the best candidate for each position.
  • Who attends most if  not all board meetings and other leadership meetings?
  • Who is qualified  for the position and wants the position?
  • Who has the skills to fulfill the duties of the position?
  • Who believes in the affiliate?
  • Who is dedicated to furthering the mission of the NFB of SC and is not simply seeking recognition?
  • Who comes up with solutions when there are challenges?
  • Who is ready to grow the affiliate, build the Federation and think outside of the box when needed?
  • Who is willing to make the personal sacrifices and time commitments needed to improve the lives of the blind in South Carolina?

I urge all members to attend this session in order to learn about the prospective candidates and cast an educated vote in our upcoming elections.

 

Memorial Service at the State Convention

Please contact Dorothy Barksdale at 803-765-1622 to let her know of losses/home goings  from the time our 2021 state convention was held until present so they can be remembered during the memorial service of our 2022 state convention.

 

Division Meetings at State Convention

I received the following information that these divisions will be meeting on Friday, August 26 during our state convention. If your division is not on the list, I did not hear from you before August 5. If changes need to be made to this list, please let me know as soon as possible since finalized meeting space and times will be done August 12 when I travel to the Marriott.

Computer Science & Technology

Seniors

Blind Merchants

Students

At Large Chapter

Resolutions committee

 

Calling all Interested Members in an SC Association of Black Leaders Division

As many of you are aware, during last month’s NFB National Convention a National Association of Black Leaders Division was officially created. After much discussion, we feel that such a division would also benefit the blind of South Carolina.

If such an association were to be created, the purpose of the association would be to serve as a chapter of the National Association of Black leaders (N.A.B.L.) and a division of the NFB of SC; to promote and encourage the full participation of black members within the NFB of SC;  to be a vehicle for collective action by the blind of South Carolina; to encourage and support black members in the pursuit of leadership roles; to educate others on the intersecting problems faced by blind Black Americans; to raise awareness of the contributions of the Black membership within the movement; and to do such things, and to take such actions, in furtherance of the goals of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina.

If you are interested in joining a division such as this, or if you would like more information, you can email either Derique Simon or myself (Kristopher Crawley) using the below contact information.

Although this is a division that focuses on the interests of black members within the federation, everyone is encouraged to join and participate.

An interest meeting will be held at the NFB of SC State Convention on Friday, August 26th at 9PM. More information to come soon.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Derique’s Phone: (864) 398-9437

Derique’s Email: DeriqueS@icloud.com

Kris’ Phone: (803) 220-1727

Kris’ Email: KICrawley.NFB@gmail.com

 

Come by the SCCOF Table at State Convention

We would like to encourage you to stop by the SC Communities of Faith Division table at this year’s State Convention. We will be giving out keychains, providing material such as prayer cards from different faith traditions, and information on how to order and obtain resources in accessible formats. We would just love to chat.  This division is to share information about faiths for better understanding, not as a recruitment tool, so please join us!

If you would like to donate anything for us to display or provide to interested parties, you can contact me in the following ways.

Email: KICrawley.NFB@gmail.com

Phone/Text: (803) 220-1727

Looking forward to seeing you there,

 

 

We Care Would Like Donations and Help for those at Christmas

The We Care Committee is one of the NFB of SC statewide committees. All funds are held in the NFB of SC account, earmarked We Care so that this committee can fulfill its project for Christmas.

The We care committee is sponsoring a prized drawing for an Apple TV, yes, an Apple TV!!!
Donations are as follows: one ticket five dollars, five tickets, $20.
All proceeds, 100%, from this fundraiser will go towards a Christmas project that is near and dear to us. We will be providing hygiene kits as well as gift cards for visually impaired and blind adults and children for Christmas.
The drawing will take place on Monday, October 5 at 6 PM on Federation zoom. You do not have to be present to win.
To contribute to this wonderful cause, you may:
1.    Log on to nfbofsc.org and tap donate. Please be sure to indicate we care committee fundraiser in the memo line
2.    Send check or money order too: Federation Center 119 South Kilbourne Rd Columbia, SC 29205
3. You may also contact the We Care committee and provide tangible items that they need for this project like gift cards or hygiene items.
Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Resolutions for 2022 State Convention

From Elizabeth Rouse

Miss Valerie and myself are excited to get to work on this year’s resolutions, and we are also hoping this year will serve as an opportunity for us to reorganize and rededicate the committee to follow-through and successful implementation.

With this goal in mind, we would love to get as much work done regarding the composition and revision of resolutions before the start of convention on Thursday, August 25. We ask that you send any resolution draft you have to both Valerie and myself at vwarrington@att.net and elizabethrouse.nfb@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday, August 22.

We will still be open to new ideas and suggestions for resolutions after this date; however, providing this initial deadline will allow for a great deal of respect to be shown to Valerie’s time, my own, and that of our committee members.

 

Senior Division Wants to Warm you Up

The Senior Division of the NFB of SC is ready to warm you up and get you going! We will be selling coffee and hot chocolate in whatever form you like (Ground, whole bean or K-Cups).

The name of the company is “White Cane Coffee”, founded by a blind woman. All the boxes are brailled, as are the individual K-cups. There are numerous flavored coffees to choose from, and the hot chocolate comes in either plain or a mint flavor. All coffee comes in regular or decaf and a variety of roasts are available as well. From a mild roast to “High Octane”, there is surely a coffee which will be right for you. Please visit our website at https://whitecanecoffee.com/ref/NFBSC-Seniors/

to order your coffee or hot chocolate today!

The ordering process and selection of coffee types are simple. You may order on-line only at this time, but we will expand it for ordering without a computer or smartphone later in the fall.

We will also have samples for you to taste at the State Convention, so stop by and visit us at the Senior Table. We will also be giving some out to lucky door prize winners there.

 

News From Spartanburg Chapter!

The Spartanburg Chapter announces a Fund Raising Drawing contest with the drawing to be held on August 27, 2022 during State Convention. How much for the entry ticket? The cost of the chance to win a prize is a donation of $5.00 and we hope you will enter as many times as you would like, the more entries the better your chances!

What do you win? The donation of $5.00 gives you a chance to win a

first prize :sixty-five inch  Smart TV

Second prize: Air Fryer

Third prize : fourth generation Echo

We are also excited to announce a second Fund Raising event to be offered at State Convention. One of our Chapter members has designed an incredibly special T-shirt logo honoring the blind movement in South Carolina.

What are the colors? Pink, yellow and white are the current offered colors  in sizes ranging from small to 2X with more colors and sizes available upon your order.

How much for this unique t-shirt? The cost is one for $20 and two for $35.00.

What is on the t-shirt which makes it so special? Our designer has provided the details:

The Logo on front is an Apple tree  and arched across the top of the apple tree will be the following quote: “That which is Essential is never invisible in our eyes”

On the left side of the tree trunk is NFB and the right side is SC

Below the tree are the words : Under the apple tree” and :Spartanburg Chapter” .

What if all the t-shirts are gone before you can purchase one or more? Do not fear, we can take orders in assorted colors and sizes, and we will ship to your home address. If you have any questions or wish to place an order, email the Spartanburg Chapter at spartanburg.chapter.nfbsc@outlook.com

 

NFB of SC Jackets at State convention

Frank Loza will have both types of NFB of SC jackets to show and order at our upcoming state convention. Please see him at the NFB of SC table in the exhibit hall or call him at 803-617-8016.

 

Pat Wolthoff Seeks Roommate for State Convention and Assistance

Pat Wolthoff is attending the upcoming state convention and would like to room with another lady to help split the cost.  She would also like someone with some sight to wheel her to and from convention sessions in her wheelchair.  Pat says she will pay someone well to help out in this manner. Please let us know if you or someone you know may be interested.

 

Anniversary Celebration for Marshall and Lois  Tucker

Marshall and Lois Tucker’s fiftieth wedding anniversary was July 29. The Tuckers were members of the NFB of SC in its earliest days.  They have both been long-time leaders of this affiliate.  Marshall is still not out of the woods from his recent fall and injuries and is recovering from COVID, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Lois is also recovering from COVID. We would like the NFB of SC family to help them celebrate their  fiftieth anniversary all across SC and beyond.

There are two things we wish to do.

The first is to make an audio collage of folks wishing them a happy fiftieth anniversary. You may send a short audio clip to Steve Cook at

cookcafe@sc.rr.com

Please make sure to include your name on the audio clip so the Tucker’s know who it is coming from.

the second is to put anniversary messages in Braille from individuals.

You may send those to me at

Jennifer.h.bazer@gmail.com

You may also text them to me at 803-960-9977. Or, call me and I will write them down.

Please include your name and the message so we can add it to the Braille text.

Those messages will be compiled to a booklet for them in Braille.

The deadline to submit all texts or audio files has been extended to August 12 at 8:00 PM EDT. This gives us time to put into Braille and make a quality recording for them on a thumb drive.

If you have questions, please give me a call at 803-960-9977.

Thank you all for making this special for Marshall and Lois Tucker.

 

2022 NFB of SC Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Committee thanks the Sumter Chapter and Columbia Chapter for their generous donations to the scholarship program During this past week.   Other donors received to date are Janice Smith, Ed and Julie Bible,

Mike Rundle (Jimmy Smith Memorial Scholarship), the Greenville Chapter, The Federation Center of the Blind, Belvedere Chapter, Chesterfield Chapter, Grand Strand Chapter, and the Computer Science and Technology Division.  The amount is now approaching $5000. In the short time announcements have been put in the Positive Note over the past few weeks, the Scholarship Fund has more than doubled.  Now this is how we build the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina!! Our most sincere and humble gratitude from the Scholarship Committee goes out to everyone who has worked hard to donate to these scholarships.  We accept donations from individuals, not just chapters and divisions.  Years ago, Carey Burris established the Metro Fund to allow for smaller donation amounts that can be added to named scholarships  to supplement the award amounts for individual students.  Please consider passing the hat at your chapter meeting or sending in a donation to help these students to offset their educational expenses.     Donations can be made via PayPal or by check.  Please call me, Shannon Cook if you have questions or want to let me know of a donation.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

 

Questions for State Agencies Presenting at Convention

Last year, Darline Graham, Commissioner of the SC Commission for the blind updated us on their current events and initiatives. This year, we hope that the Talking Books service new director Jennifer Falvey and new president of SC School for the Deaf and Blind will both join the Commission in updating us. If you would like to submit your questions for any of these agency directors in advance, you may do so.  They will each have approximately ten minutes on the agenda, with a few minutes reserved for the questions. Please email your questions to Elizabeth Rouse and Anna Price, co-chairs of Legislative and Advocacy committee at

Elizabethrouse.nfb@gmail.com

 

State Convention Banquet Fundraiser

Each year at our state convention, we raise money for the NFB of SC at our banquet on Saturday night. We usually raise around $10,000 in less than an hour which is impressive and shows the dedication to our affiliate by all of our members, chapters and divisions. Please consider what you may wish to contribute during our banquet. Contributions can be sent ahead of time to the Federation Center made out to NFB of SC. Please insure you write banquet fundraiser in the memo line so we can recognize the contribution. You may also send your donations through Pay Pal on our NFB of SC website. Please write banquet fundraiser in the comment section. Pledges can be made at the banquet. These should be fulfilled by December 31, 2022. All contributions by members, chapters and divisions will be recognized at the banquet.

 

 

Sports and Rec Division Fundraiser 50/50 Drawing

The Sports and Rec Division is having a 50/50 Drawing  

Prizes:

  • First prize is half/50% of the cash raised in ticket sales. 
  • Second Prize is a gift basket. 

The drawing will be held during the banquet at the NFB of SC State Convention on August 27, 2022.  .  You do not have to be present to win.
Tickets: 1/$5, 3/$10, 7/$20.

 

To purchase in advance of the state convention, you can pay via our Sports and Rec PayPal. The info is below. Please put in the memo line the money is for the S & R 50/50 Drawing.

https://www.paypal.me/sportrecnfbsc

 

If you have any questions, please email the Sports and Rec Division at srnfbsc21@yahoo.com

 

Thank you all. 

Sports and Rec Division 

National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina 

 

Braille Afghan Fundraiser

Do you or a family member read, write, or just simply have an appreciation for Braille? If so, the Braille Literacy Committee, in partnership with the NFB of SC Fundraising committee and the NFB of SC have a special announcement! A special Braille-themed Afghan has been  lovingly created by our very own Glenda Culick, featuring yarn from the personal collection of our beloved late Ellen Taylor. This one-of-a-kind, handmade item features a white background with hunter green Braille dots that are visual and touchable and a hunter green border. The Afghan is large enough to cover a twin size bed, but would also look great as an overlay on a full or queen sized bed. Coincidentally, the color scheme matches with that of the School for the Deaf and Blind, which has many alumni in the area. The cost to enter will be $10 per entry or you may purchase 3 entries for $25. The drawing to determine the winner will take place during the late fall season. If you’d like to examine the piece, it will be on display at the NFB of SC table during the state convention in August. The Braille Literacy Committee wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Glenda for taking the time to create such a beautiful piece and to the fundraising committee, along with the NFB of SC for partnering with us to extend this special opportunity statewide.

 You may enter the drawing by using Pay Pal on our affiliate website and please insure you put Braille Afghan in the comment section. You may also mail a check to the Federation Center made out to NFB of SC and write Braille Afghan in the memo line. One entry for $10 or three for $25.

 

NFB of SC State Convention Registration is Open

Registration is still open for the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina’s 66th State Convention! This year’s state convention will be held at the North Charleston Marriott 4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406.  The phone number is 843-747-1900. The dates are August 25, 2022 through August 28, 2022. Below is the link to the registration form for the state Convention. Just a reminder that your registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once you fill out the 2022 NFB of SC state convention registration form. You will need to also submit your payment in order to complete the registration process.

Acceptable payment methods include NFB of SC PayPal. Please  put in the message field “State convention registration” and include the names of those whose registration you are paying. You can also make a check payable to the NFB of SC and mail it to the Federation Center of the Blind (see below) and include the same info as stated above. 

 

Registration Rates:

Standard Registration: $100.

Student Registration: $60.  This includes college, graduate or doctoral students.

Children’s and Youth Registration: $30. This rate is for people 18 and under.

Click here for the 2022 State Registration Form

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Door Prize Collection:

It is time to begin gathering door prizes to distribute during the general sessions of the convention. Names for door prizes will be drawn electronically like last year. We are keeping consistent with our NFB national as they also draw electronically.  We like for the prizes to be  worth $10 or more.  Only new items please.  Keep in mind that men, women, blind, and sighted all will be in the running to receive them, so a variety of prizes is greatly appreciated. If you will be at the convention, you can bring them with you.  If not,

You can send them with someone or mail them to the Federation Center.  Address is provided later in the Positive Note.   If anyone has questions, please contact Steve and Shannon Cook who are coordinating door prizes again this year.  Their info is below.  Home: (803) 254-0222; his cell: (803) 260-1292; her cell: (803) 605-4250; email: cookcafe@sc.rr.com

  

Exhibit Hall Registration

Forms are available for exhibiting on August 26-28 at our 66th annual state convention in North Charleston. For non-members, agencies, businesses and other organizations, the cost is $125 per table. The cost for members, chapters and divisions is $40 per table. The forms are on our NFB of SC website, have been sent out on the list serve, or can be obtain from David Houck or me, Jennifer Bazer. We look forward to many reserved tables in our exhibit hall at this convention.

 

Sponsorships for State Convention

It is time again to seek sponsorships for our NFB of SC state convention held August 25-28 at the North Charleston Marriot. The chapter or division with the most money in sponsorships will receive 10% of the total sponsorship money raised. Last year, we raised over $6,200, the largest amount of sponsorships for one convention. Let’s see if we can reach $15,000! All funds raised will help defray the cost of a $25,000 to $30,000 convention. Thank you to the Sumter chapter who obtained the first sponsorship.

You may obtain an electronic sponsorship letter from the convention planning committee by contacting Melinda Jones or Andrew Adams or contacting me directly. If you need printed copies mailed, please contact David Houck at the Federation Center. Sponsorships should be paid using our NFB of SC pay pal link on our site.  Individuals or companies may also mail a check made payable to NFB of SC with “state convention sponsorship” in the memo line and mailed to the Federation Center. We had a large number of White Cane level sponsors last year at $100 from individuals in our own affiliate, chapters, divisions and other individuals in the community. Let’s work together to exceed last year’s goal!

 

          Zoom Events for the upcoming week!

Below is the list of NFB SC Zoom events for the month of August. Please read over them and let me know of any changes. Also, if you are a Division President and plan to meet in person at the NFB of SC State Convention, let me know in order to note this on the Google Calendar.

 

August 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Convention Planning Committee 8:00 PM Federation Center Zoom

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

At Large Chapter 7:00 PM Federation Center Zoom

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sports & Rec Division 6:00 PM Rocky Bottom Zoom

BEAM Committee 7:00 PM Federation Center Zoom

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

SC Tech Talk 3:00 PM Federation Center Zoom

 

Do you have a smart phone or tablet? How would you like to be able to look at your calendar on your smart device for upcoming events for the NFB of SC? Well, we have something that you will really like! Below is a link to the NFB of SC Google Calendar that you can subscribe to for upcoming events without having to visit our fabulous NFB of SC website to check the Events Calendar. Below is the link in which you will need to subscribe to the Events Calendar on your smart phone or computer.

 

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/nfbsouthcarolina%40gmail.com/private-4df60c862f41a1d9bf2e25ed4a6af1f2/basic.ics

 

 

          Federation Center Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8032543777?pwd=QTVQd2RzN3l6QnNmZ0FmSnp6NG8vQT09

Meeting ID: 803 254 3777 Passcode: 124578

One tap mobile +19292056099,,8032543777# US (New York)

 

          Rocky Bottom Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8648789090?pwd=QTVQd2RzN3l6QnNmZ0FmSnp6NG8vQT09

Meeting ID: 864 878 9090 Passcode: 124578

One tap mobile +19292056099,,8648789090# US (New York)

 

FCB Address:

Federation Center of the Blind

119 S Kilbourne Road

Columbia, SC 29205

 

NFB of SC PayPal:

Go to www.nfbofsc.org and  click on the “Donate with PayPal” button.  Enter the required info.  PayPal charges a 3% fee.  To ensure that the total amount you are paying is received, kindly add 3 cents for every dollar that is being paid.  We thank you for your support. 

 

 

NFB of SC State Convention Board Meeting:

Because of the increase in the number of divisions and committees, it is much harder to fit everything in on Friday, and still include time for the reception.  The board decided to have its meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. 

 

State Convention Voting:

Voting for the state convention will be in person only.  If someone wants to register and arrive at the hotel on Sunday for voting, the board decided that will be acceptable.  This will keep the spirit of the in person voting intact, and will help to accommodate those who may wish to lessen their face-to-face interactions.   As a side benefit, it could give more transportation options to members across the state for returning to their respective homes.

 

Voting Cards:

Everyone who votes at the state convention will receive one index card in an envelope. Once they make their selection, and tear the card accordingly, they will put the card back in the envelope for it to be collected.  This will give a higher level of secrecy to the votes.  Only the counters will be allowed to see the cards.  They will not know who gave which card.

 

Last Week’s Joke of the Week Answer

How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

Answer: none, there is no dirt in a hole 

Congratulations to Linda Jenkins for noticing there was no answer provided and inquiring about the answer.

 

Joke of the Week

You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

 

Fascinating Facts about the month of August!

The gladiolus, which represents tranquility, infatuation, and integrity, and the poppy, whose red varieties indicate peace, while the white and yellow varieties convey consolation, fortune, and prosperity, respectively, are August’s birth flowers.

       Final Thought –

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy

 

NFB 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.

 

          NFB 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.”

 

NFB of SC PSA

Click here to view the National Federation of the Blind of SC 2021 PSA!

 

More NFB of SC Information

          If this message was forwarded to you and you would like to receive it directly in your inbox, as well as, receive messages regarding the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina, please email Steve Cook at cookcafe@sc.rr.com