The Palmetto Blind

The Palmetto Blind

The voice of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina

Jennifer Bazer, NFB of SC President; as COVID restrictions subside, the NFB of SC transforms from all ZOOM meetings to hybrid ZOOM and in-person meetings, including a hybrid in-person and ZOOM North Charleston Marriott sixty-fifth annual NFB of SC convention in August.

SUMMER 2021

          The PALMETTO BLIND, published twice a year in large print, in digital format, email and Braille by the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina.  David Houck, Editor.  The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is chartered under the laws of the state of South Carolina to promote the spiritual, social and economic well-being of all blind South Carolinians.  The state organization is an affiliate of the nation’s oldest and largest organization of the blind–the National Federation of the Blind.

The PALMETTO BLIND is the voice of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina and is available free of charge to any blind individual or member in large print, Braille online, or text email format.  Other subscribers are encouraged.  If readers desire to do so, donations to cover the annual subscription cost of $10.00 per year may be made payable to the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina and sent to:  Valerie Warrington, Treasurer, National Federation of the Blind of SC, 119 S. Kilbourne Rd., Columbia, SC 29205.  Upon request, we can email a color photo version in a pdf format.  This version is not useful to adaptive technology like JAWS or Guide.  Braille or large print copies may be retained for personal libraries.  A special thank you goes to Shannon Cook who proofreads the Palmetto Blind.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS SUMMER 2021

PAGE        ARTICLE

4      JANUARY 9, 2021 FIFTY-FIRST STATEWIDE SEMINAR SUCCESSFUL by David Houck

8     LEGISLATOR APPRECIATES RECEIVING THE PALMETTO BLIND

8      TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK by David Houck

11     LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Ed Bible

13     APRIL 10 LEADERSHIP SEMINAR, EXCITING AND INFORMATIVE by David Houck

16     JOLENE MADISON NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE SC SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND  By Katie Rice, Director, Public Relations, SC School for the Deaf and the Blind News release April 26, 2021

17      THE AT-LARGE CHAPTER – THE MISSING FEDERATIONIST FORMATION  by Ed Bible, President

18     NFB OF SC MEMBERS SHOWCASING SPECTACULAR TALENTS AT FIRST VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW by Debra Canty

19     DEDICATED TO THE NEWLY BLIND – BE ENCOURAGED by Patricia Smith Jenkins, A Happy Retired Teacher

19     A GRAND OPPORTUNITY FOR THE AT-LARGE CHAPTER! by Ed Bible

21     FROGS by Pathronda “Tronda” Anderson

22     ODE TO VISION LOSS by Donna Jean Breece

22     PRESIDENT’S PONDERINGS by Jennifer Bazer

24    FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK by David Houck

25   FINAL THOUGHT

26    Giving A Dream

27     Honors and Remembrances