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This Month’s At Large meeting features a Candidates forum

Hello NFB of Georgia family

The NFB of Georgia Affiliate at-Large presents a Candidate Forum for the upcoming elections

Sell them in NFB history, is leadership as important as right now. The Direction, focus and future of your affiliate is at hand. Next month when you determine who will navigate the terrain for the blind community of Georgia, Know what you are getting.

There are seven board seats and for executive board seats to be filled. If you wish to be a part of the leadership or informed as to who wishes to be your leaders please
Call 712-432-4857 and enter room 14 at 7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month September 29, 2016

2016 NFB of GA State Convention Info

The 2016 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia will be held October 7-9 in Savannah, GA.

The hotel information is as follows:

Savannah S. I95 Gateway Holiday Inn
11 Gate Way Boulevard East
Savannah GA 31419

Reservations must be made by September 9th, in order to get the rate of $108.00 plus tax.
Please provide our Group code when you call to book your room.

Group code: NFB

Phone: 912-925-2525
Toll Free: 1-800-Holiday

Registration for this year’s convention will be $30, and banquet tickets will be $35.

We will be posting the agenda, as well as the online registration form in coming weeks, so check back soon.

NFB Sports and Recreation Division and WE Fit Wellness Seek Health and Wellness Experts for the 2016 NF-BE Healthy Fair

On June 30, 2016, the NFB Sports and Recreation division will help kick off the 76th National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind with the first ever NF-BE Healthy Fair. The NF-BE Healthy fair is a health fair designed with the blind in mind. Instead of walking from table to table gathering print information, attendees will have the opportunity to receive a health assessment, nutrition information, put their hands on talking health and wellness related gadgets, try out accessible mechanisms for reading nutrition information, check out accessible activity trackers, and more.

In order to make the NF-BE Healthy Fair a huge success, we are seeking health and wellness professionals who are willing to show off their skills, sell their products, and help convention attendees find solutions, tools, and motivation to NF-BE Healthy!
We are looking for personal trainers, fitness instructors, people who sell health and wellness related products, life coaches, massage therapists, chiropractors, representatives from sports and recreation related community based organizations, recreational therapists, nutrition experts. Exercise enthusiasts and others who may add an exciting dimension to our 2016 NF-BE Healthy Fair.

For more information on how you can become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Jessica Beecham at 866-543-6808 x 105 or email jessica@wefitwellness.com.

Shingle Creek Raffle Reminder

Greetings Federationists

The Raffle for the Shingle Creek has two weeks remaining and we urge those individuals who are considering purchasing tickets to do so at your earliest convenience.

The deadline to Purchase tickets by check or money order is Saturday, March 26, 2016

However, you can still obtain tickets via PayPal using the following link:


And the tickets will be scanned and Emailed to the person. The deadline to purchase tickets via PayPal is Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Jorge Hernandez, Fundraising Chair at jeh1065@comcast.net or at the mobile 305-877-2311

The raffle is a 2 night stay during the 2016 NFB National Convention at Shingle Creek, plus $50 per diem, or$300 cash which is the value of the package.

The tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.

The winner will be drawn on March 31st, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and the video will be posted on YouTube. Also, the winner will be contacted by telephone.

Once again, the Florida Affiliate thanks you for supporting the work of the federation.


Jorge Hernandez
Fundraising Chair
National Federation of the blind of Florida