"The National Federation of the Blind - Greater Rocket City Chapter"
The of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of , 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.
People who are blind can experience all of the joys and empowerment of every day life, and the lack of eyesight can be the least problem of blindness. Great significance is a person’s misunderstanding and lack of information. For example, with proper training and opportunity, blindness is often regarded more as a nuisance than a disability.
The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is a self-help group of blind people who provide peer support for one another. The NFB of Alabama can help you understand that blindness need not be a tragedy. We work together to promote the goal of integrating blind people into society as equals and productive members. We work towards this goal by helping people utgrow their many misconceptions about blindness and by changing laws that affect the blind.
NFB Huntsville is an affiliate of the NFB of Alabama - visit http://www.nfbal.org/
Come join us at our next monthly meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m We will meet in the Conference Room of the Golden Corral Restaurant, 4920 University Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35816 - Phone (256) 430-9565. It is next door to the Verizon Store and the Waffle House. Don't forget our Christmas Party will be held with the Huntsville Pacesetters Lions Club Christmas Party. The Christmas party will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookdale Jones Farm Dinning Hall, located at 2815 Carl T. Jones Drive, Southeast, Huntsville, Alabama 35802. Our guest speaker will be Delegate Laura Hall. The cost of the dinner is $15 per person, inclusive. At our upcoming chapter meeting, we will talk about the now one year old Alabama Freedom Center for the Blind, our Structure Discovery Center in Birmingham, Alabama. A partnership between the National Federation of the Blind and Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. We will have a local artist talk to us about art for the blind and fundraising opportunities. We will discuss our upcoming National Federation of the Blind convention to be held in Orlando, Florida, in early July 2018. We will have several blind people speakers about their current jobs, Craig Moore a Blind Scientist with the Marshall Space Center. Susan Povinelli, an engineer with the Army Materiels Command and another a Program Manager with the Army. We will also have a panel regarding outdoor activities that the blind are a part of, including cross country skiing, beep baseball, white water rafting and kayaking. You won't want to miss out! We are here in the Rocket City to provide you with important information regarding blindness! We continue to blastoff with great opportunities for the blind.
Please visit our state affiliate website at http://www.nfbal.org/ for details on upcoming state activities, including our 2017 National Federation of the Blind convention and our 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Alabama annual convention to be held in Montgomery, Alabama.
At our 2017 National Federation of the Blind convention this past July in Orlando, which was the NFB's 77th annual convention, we had 55 Alabamians participated in the week long convention that offered numerous seminars and exhibits regarding blindness techniques and technology. We expect even more at our 2018 convention next summer in Orlando, Flordia. Please visit www.nfb.org/convention for more details. We are now in the 78th year of the National Federation of the Blind. You won't want to miss the review of accomplishments of the organized blind of the national over the past 77 years. It will be a celebration you will want to be a part of.
Our 2017 NFB of Alabama convention was another great success with a record 195 registered attendees. We are well underway in planning for our 2018 convention. The convention will be at the Embassy Suites, Montgomery, Alabama. It will be held March 16-18, 2018. You will find details of the Alabama convention at www.nfbal.org. Start saving your pennies and plan now to be a part of the largest gathering of blind people in Alabama. Our conventions are always exciting and energetic with many nationally known blind dynamic speakers. One such speaker is our own Milton Anthony. Milton's story is powerful and one that shows us about how we can all learn to over came all odds. Mr. Anthony overcame insurmountable odds to become an outstanding motivational speaker and professional counselor. Please visit his website at www.speakermiltonanthony.com/
Our chapter meetings are held in the Conference Room of the Golden Corral Restaurant, 4920 University Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35816 - Phone (256) 430-9565. It is between the Verizon Store and the Waffle House. The Golden Corral is a full all you can eat buffet. Here is a link to the Golden Corral. www.goldencorral.com
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