News & Updates

2018 National Federation of the Blind, Georgia Annual State Convention

Mark your calendars and make your room reservations for the 2018 National Federation of the Blind, Georgia Annual State Convention, being held in Albany, GA from October 5-7, 2018.

HOTEL

The NFBGA 2018 Annual State Convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Downtown

The deadline to reserve your room is September 5th, 2018.

Address:

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Downtown
101 South Front Street
Albany, GA 31701

Telephone Number: 229-888-1590

The room rates are $109 per night plus taxes and fees. To make your reservations, call the main hotel number and tell them you are part of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia room block for October 5-7, 2018.

If you also require this room rate for Thursday, October 4 and/or Sunday October 7. Or you require an accessible room, please ask for the NFBGA outside Block.

Please let us know if you have any difficulties making your room reservation by contacting the registration committee.

Convention REGISTRATION

The NFBGA 2018 Convention Registration rate is $40.00,
Your registration cost includes a box lunch, with a choice of either, Turkey, Ham, Roast beef or Veggie sandwich.

Banquet:
Banquet Ticket $45.00 per person
Please plan to attend this year’s banquet with us. We plan to have lots of fun and many prizes. You will have a choice of a Vegetable, beef, or Chicken plate.

You may process your 2018 NFBGA Convention registration by visiting the online registration form, Or you may send your registration information by mail to:

Natta Watkins
106 Lowe Stinson Road
Hogansville GA 30230

Telephone: 770-584-3953

All checks or money orders must be made out to NFB of Georgia.

You have the option this year to complete your registration form online, and mail a check or money order for payment. When mailing your payment, please remember to indicate that your registration was completed online, or make sure you include your printed registration form.
You can download the registration form here.

The final cut off date for registration will be Saturday, September 15, 2018 with no exceptions

Transportation:

The Affiliate will be sponsoring a bus to this year’s convention. This bus will be leaving from Atlanta, making one stop in Macon before continuing to Albany. If you would like to purchase a seat on the bus
Please contact Dorothy Griffin at 770-374-4832 or email at dgriffin@nfbga.org.

The cut off for registering for the bus is September 5th, 2018.

Ticket Price for the bus is $60.00 per person, this is round trip.

DEPARTURE DATE: October 5, 2018

Bus Report Time: 6:30 AM,
Bus Leave Time: 7:00 AM
Departing from:

Atlanta Five Points Station, 232 Forsyth St., Atlanta, GA 30303

Macon, GA pickup:

Georgia Academy for the Blind,2895 Vineville, Avenue, Macon Georgia 31204

Estimated time of arrival: 8:30AM

Note: Bus will be making one stop for breakfast

FINAL DESTINATION

Hilton Garden Inn, 101 South Front Street, Albany GA. 31701

Estimated time of arrival: 1:00PM


RETURN DATE: October 7,2018
Bus Report Time: 12:30pm
Bus Leave Time: 1:00 PM

Note: Bus will be making one stop for lunch

First Drop-off Location:

Macon, GA -Georgia Academy for the Blind,2895 Vineville, Avenue, Macon Georgia

Estimated Time of arrival: 3:30PM

FINAL DESTINATION:

Atlanta Five Points Station, 232 Forsyth St., Atlanta, GA 30303

Estimated Time of arrival: 7:00PM

If you are coming from Columbus GA, unfortunately the bus will not be making any stops in Columbus, you will have to travel by Greyhound.

Please come and join us and support the Federation.

For further information or questions, please contact the following:
NFB Georgia, Office – 404-371-1000
Greg Aikens, President – 404-444-8661
Dorothy Griffin, Secretary – 770-374-4832
Natta Watkins, Treasurer – 770-584-3953
Patrice Lewis, Administrator – 404-963-6442

GET THEM WHILE THERE HOT, HOT, HOT!

Join members, family and friends of the NFB of Georgia Senior Division as we sport our hotness in our NFB of Georgia t-shirts at community events, group activities or just because you’re proud to wear your red t-shirt with metallic printed words on the back that say:

Red Hot

Senior

The O in the word “Hot” will be in the shape of a flame.

Red Hot Seniors signify:

RED: Radiates Confidence
HOT: Fiery & Strong
SENIOR: Well-Seasoned & Wise

IF THAT’S YOU!

You can purchased your t-shirt pin short and long sleeve as follows:

Regular Short Sleeve T-Shirt:
* Medium – XL = $12.00
* 2XL = $14.00
* 3XL to 5XL = $15.00

Long Sleeve T-Shirt:
* Medium – XL = $15.00
* 2XL = $17.00
* 3XL to 5XL = $18.00

Ordering information for payment type and mailing instructions can be found on the 2 page Order Form.

For further information, you may contact Vanessa Meadows at 678-732-9067

Click here for ORDER FORM

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out the link below for eligibility information and to apply! 

https://nfb.org/scholarships

The application deadline is March 31, 2018. All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply!

National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

Release Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.Read more about National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

National Federation of the Blind 2018 Summer Internship Program

The National Federation of the Blind continues to raise the expectations of blind people by actively working to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

Release Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018Category: NationalMembers of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of taRead more about National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

Release Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind stated the following with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines on January 19:Read more about National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

Better with Age: The BrailleSense Polaris Shows Significant Improvement with Its Android Support

The BrailleSense Polaris has received several updates since our initial blog post on the Polaris at the end of August. Math support has been added to the word processor, 

NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

Release Date: Monday, January 22, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.Read more about NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

All parents have questions and worries about their children, no matter how old their children get. Is she eating enough?