National Federation of the Blind of Oregon

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National Federation of the Blind of Oregon
2017 Annual State Convention
September 15-17
The Phoenix Inn
3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany, Oregon

Friday, Sept. 15

11:30 AM: Wine Tour
Join us for an afternoon of Oregon wine tasting. Your fee includes a sack lunch, transportation and tasting at 2 local wineries. The can will leave from the Phoenix Inn. Space is limited.

4:30 PM: At Large Chapter Meeting

5:30 PM: Resolutions Committee Meeting- Kristen Jocums, Chair
All resolutions that you wish to have considered by the Affiliate, must be submitted to Carla McQuillan
no later than Sept. 10.

6:00 PM: Auction
Join us for appetizers, entertainment, and a no host bar, while you help raise money for the NFB of Oregon. Bennett Prows and Craig Cooper, Auctioneers

Saturday, Sept. 16

8:00 AM: Registration: $10

General Sessions

9:00: Welcome

9:15: National Report- Pam Allen, 1st VP, National Federation of the Blind; President, NFB of Louisiana

9:55: Let’s Talk Golf- Britton Munoz, Blind Golfer

10:10: The Right to Parent- Kristen Jocums and Carla McQuillan

10:25: The 2017 BELL Academy- Craig Cooper and Vivian Carlile-Smith

10:35: Why an NFB Training Center? Roland Allen, Louisiana Center for the Blind

10:50: The Oregon Commission for the Blind- Dacia Johnson, Administrator

11:10: The Talking Book and Braille Library- Susan Westin

11:30: Presidential Report- Carla McQuillan, President, NFB of Oregon

Noon-1:30: Luncheon- Keynote Address- Carla Piluso, Oregon State Representative

Break out sessions
A. Guide Dogs for the Blind: Charles Nathan
B. Changes in the Business Enterprise Program: Eric Morse- Oregon Commission for the Blind
C. The ABC’s of Blindness: NFB 411- Pam Allen
A. Have Cane will Travel: Roland Allen, O&M Instructor, Louisiana Center for the Blind
B. Live the Life You Want: Philosophy Makes a Difference: Pam Allen
C. Arithmetic and other Graphics: Dr. John Gardner, View Plus

4:45: Announcements

5:00: Adjourn

5:00: Parent’s Division Meeting
Tracy Boyd, President

6:30: No Host Bar

7:00: Banquet: Master of Ceremonies: Craig Cooper
Keynote Address: Pam Allen- 1st VP, National Federation of the Blind

Sunday, Sept. 17

9:00 -11:00 AM: Business Meeting
Annual Meeting Minutes from Oct. 16, 2016
Treasurer’s Report
Chapter Reports

If you have any questions, please contact Carla McQuillan, President.
Phone: 541-653-9153

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of Oregon. Since 1971, an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

State President Carla McQuillan.

Affiliate office telephone, 541-653-9153.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pacific time.

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