Unlocking Our Possibilities

63rd ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF VIRGINIA

Tracy Soforenko, President

 

Sunday, October 24 – Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

Virtually over Zoom

 

For assistance with accessibility features for Zoom--whether vision or hearing, please visit the Zoom accessibility page: https://zoom.us/accessibility

Our National Representative:

Denise Avant, Board Member, National Federation of the Blind and First Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Illinois


Table of Contents

Table of Contents                                      2

The Federation Pledge                              4

Convention Registration                           4

Zoom Meeting Access                              5

Door Prizes                                              7

Action Auction                                          7

Pre-Authorized Contribution Plan             8

Requesting Help or Assistance                9

Closed Captioning                                  10

Sunday, October 24, 2021                       11

Monday, October 25, 2021                      12

Tuesday, October 26, 2021                     13

Wednesday, October 27, 2021                14

Thursday, October 28, 2021                    16

Friday, October 29, 2021                         17

Senior Empowerment Seminar:.............................................................. 17

Unlocking the Best of the Rest................................................................. 17

Saturday, October 30, 2021                     23

General Session                                     23

Saturday Afternoon Seminars                26

2021 Convention Keynote and               26

Halloween Celebration                           26

Sunday, October 31, 2021                       28

General Session                                     28

 


 

The Federation Pledge

 

“I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its Constitution.”

 

Convention Registration

 

Convention registration is available online. We ask everyone, whether a Virginia resident or not, to register. If you register before October 18, you will be entered into a drawing for $100. Additionally, current members of a Virginia chapter or division will be eligible to vote for resolutions and in our elections.

 

Online registration is free and simple:

 

https://www.nfbv.org/registration

 

Inclusivity, Diversity, and Social Conduct

 

We are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone. Thank you for cultivating an atmosphere in which participants from diverse backgrounds can learn, network, and share with each other in an environment of mutual respect. We are committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas.

 

These principles have been outlined in our code of conduct found at:

 

https://nfb.org/code-conduct

 

We recognize a shared responsibility to create and uphold that atmosphere for the benefit of all. Prohibited behaviors include harassment, unwelcome sexual attention, and inappropriate use of the NFB of Virginia virtual convention platform. Prohibited behavior or misuse of the platform will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the convention and/or other consequences. For assistance or to report an incident at the convention, please call 703-672-1339, or email help@nfbv.org for immediate attention. All reports will be fully investigated according to the steps in our code of conduct. Thank you for doing your part to contribute to our community and the high expectations we strive to maintain.

 

Zoom Meeting Access

 

During the convention, we will be using one of three separate Zoom meetings to run all programming.  

We have embedded the Zoom links into the agenda to make it easy to just select the link and access your meeting.

 

There are three meeting rooms which are being used based on our requirements for certain features.

High-Capacity Sessions such as General Session and the keynote will use:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/9986261733?pwd=SFdxVkhKQ0tDTXg3MzVhMlE4OHp3UT09

Meeting ID: 998 626 1733
Passcode: 20201940
One tap mobile:  
+13017158592,,9986261733#

 

For many sessions, we will be using our Standard Virginia Zoom Room:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/8297256345?pwd=SFAyamlQNU44ZTJ6dUZNMTV4RmhCQT09

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

One Tap Mobile: +13017158592,,8297256345#

 

Finally, some additional meetings will use a third Zoom Room:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4926969418?pwd=dDdqOVRieXg4bXFwNmh1MjJyUGJ3Zz09

Meeting ID: 492 696 9418
Passcode: 20201940
One tap mobile: 
+16468769923,,4926969418#

 

For those using a land line telephone to access the meeting, we have made most of the information the same except for the meeting ID.

 

The telephone number to call for all meetings is: 301 715 8592

If prompted, the Password is always 2020 1940

 

 

 

Door Prizes

 

Door prizes will be drawn periodically throughout convention sessions on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday and at the banquet. To be eligible for door prizes, you must be registered for the convention and present on Zoom when your name is called. To claim your door prize, you will need to email our door prize team within 10 minutes of the announcement. When your name is called you will need to provide the following information in your email door prize team at doorprizes@nfbv.org

 

·     Your name

·     Your phone

·     Your email address

·     The special code provided at the time the door prize was called.

 

Action Auction

 

Beginning October 18 and ending at 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, October 31, 2021 we will be holding an Action Auction to raise money for our new Silver Bells program for blind and low vision seniors. Most auction items will be available through the online auction only, but some will be auctioned off on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31 in a live auction. The auction will be great fun with many valuable items up for bid. You will have a chance to review and bid on all auction items through our online auction platform.

 

https://www.32auctions.com/nfbv21

 

 

For more information, contact Renee Valdez, Fundraising Co-Chairperson at (703) 966-0836 or  

reneerome@yahoo.com or you can contact our auctioneer, Laurie Wages at (540) 287-5446 or

lburns24@yahoo.com

 

 

 Pre-Authorized Contribution Plan

 

The Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) Plan is a phenomenal and easy way to fund the vital efforts of the National Federation of the Blind.  Protecting our rights, providing advocacy, and being able to offer programs such as our efforts around voting access, remote learning assistance for parents and children, and the innumerable programs and services of the Federation cannot happen without financial support.  

  

Please consider joining the PAC Plan, or if you are already a member, please consider increasing your contribution. The recurring monthly contributions can be direct withdrawals from a checking account or charges to a credit card.  New members will be contacted for their bank account or credit card information.  Increased contributions from existing members will be debited from your existing account or charged to the card on file unless you wish to change this. 

 

Details of the program and a form to sign up or increase your contribution are available at

https://www.nfb.org/pac

 

Please select Virginia in the affiliate to be credited field.

If you have questions or would prefer to work with someone over the phone, call 877-NFB 2 PAC or 877 632-2722.

 

Once you have filled out the form or called and left a message, please send an email to our Virginia Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) Chair, Christine Grassman to tell her the following:

 

Email this information to Christine at:

cfgrassman@icloud.com

 

Requesting Help or Assistance

 

If you need assistance from the NFB of Virginia (such as helping a blind child get a strong education, getting access to blindness skills training, learning to use NFB-NEWSLINE®, or resolving an employment discrimination problem), please email our help line, help@nfbv.org. You may also call the NFBV Help Line at: 703-672-1339. You may use this line to ask technical questions if you are having trouble logging into any of our Zoom sessions. Any questions that require the attention of President Soforenko will be forwarded to his attention. In certain cases, please know your inquiry may not be addressed until after the convention.

 




 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opening the Doors on This Year’s Convention

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

All convention attendees are cordially invited to attend a welcoming Zoom meeting. President Soforenko will be on hand to preview convention activities and provide a historical perspective of the organization and how it grew into one of the leading affiliates it is today. If you are new to the NFB, come learn a little more about the extended family that could become your own.

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Advocating for your Blind Child, Part 1 of a seminar conducted by the Virginia Organization of Parents of Blind Children.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

We invite you to rejoice and celebrate children of all ages and endeavor to learn more about encouraging independence in our homes and communities.  Please join for part 1 of our parents’ program as we converse together and hear from guest speaker, Jordana Engebreston, the National Federation of the Blind 2021 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students. 

Monday, October 25, 2021

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Virginia Organization of Parents of Blind Children Annual Meeting, Beth Sellers, President, Virginia Parents of Blind Children.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

This is part 2 of the Parents Seminar.  Whether you have a newborn infant, or your child is a working adult, you are warmly invited to our annual parents of blind children meeting, where we brainstorm, reflect, and learn together to set our children up for success. Throughout the evening, we will hear from successful blind adults in the workforce and participate in interactive conversations on the school systems and supporting our children toward confidence and independence. The parents’ support network is stronger with your voice involved.

 


 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Embracing Our Diversity: Understanding distinctions between Prejudice, Bias, and Micro Triggers: Uricka Harrison and Chris Walker– Co-chairs, National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

 

The National Federation of the Blind recognizes that our diversity is a core strength. This interactive session, organized by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will cover prejudice, bias, and microaggression. How are they different and how are they intertwined?

Key discussion facilitators will include:

·     Denise Avant, National Federation of the Blind Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee National Committee Member, Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

 

Partnering with the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

 

7:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks: Tracy Soforenko, President.

 

7:05 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Initiating, Engaging, Thriving:  The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Partners with Stakeholders and Pursues Opportunities

- Melody Roane, Director, Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Moderator, Richmond Virginia.

- Bella Teta, Participant in the 2021 LIFE Program, Gainesville, Virginia

- Shayla Winn, Student in the Adult Training Program, Midlothian, Virginia

- Matt Harding, TVI and O and M Instructor for Roanoke Public Schools, Pearisburg, Virginia

 

7:20 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.  Rehabilitation Services for the Blind in Virginia. Raymond Hopkins, Commissioner, Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

 

7:35 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Questions and Answers with Commissioner Hopkins.

 

7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Public Meeting on DBVI Divisions, Programs and Services: Susan K. Davis, Policy and Training Coordinator, Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

 

We are grateful that DBVI will hold a public meeting where attendees can ask questions and speak with agency leadership. DBVI wants to hear from you so come and share your thoughts and ideas on how DBVI can better meet the needs of blind and low vision Virginians.  Let your voice be heard.

 

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Blind Parents' Annual Meetup: Virginia Blind Parents Seminar. Jessica Reed, facilitator.

Meeting ID: 4926969418

 

Just as there is more than one way to carve a pumpkin, there is definitely more than one way to blind parent.  Whether you are a blind homeschooler, blind father, and yes even a blind homesteader there is always something new we can glean from each other.  At times, we have all felt there is nothing scarier than parenting, so come on out for some sharing and exchanging of ideas on how to skin the cat.


 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Virginia Association of Blind Students Seminar and Business Meeting, Jacob Ham, President.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

 

If you are a student of any age, this evening item is for you! Join students across the Commonwealth to share, learn, and grow until late hours of the evening. During this seminar, you will be introduced to successful and ambitious blind professionals and students, confident and independent throughout their lives. At the end, make your voice heard by participating in the student division's annual election!

 

9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Scholarship Mixer: Jimmy Morris, Chairperson.

Meeting ID: 4926969418

 


 

Friday, October 29, 2021

 

Senior Empowerment Seminar:

Unlocking the Best of the Rest

 

Retirement does not spell the end of your productive years. It is the start of a fresh chapter, the freedom to live life on your own terms, and if you happen to be blind or low vision, there is a range of resources that is going to make independence taste sweeter than ever! Join us for an afternoon of interactive discussion and exploration. This is your time, your story, your opportunity to unlock the best of the rest!

 

While this seminar is targeting seniors, we believe that everyone could benefit from participating in the exciting programming we have defined.

 

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

1:00 p.m. The False Narrative - Tracy Soforenko, President, NFB of Virginia

 

1:10 p.m. Welcome to Our Family - Nancy Yeager, President, NFBV Seniors Division

 

1:15 p.m. Silver BELLS Are Ringing and What This Means for Your Independence - Sandy Halverson, Program Coordinator

 

1:30 p.m. Your Philosophical Spirit:  What is it and how does it guide you?

 

2:00 p.m. Who Says You Can’t Live Life the Way You Want? Cracking Down on How We Travel, Cook, and Communicate with Flare - Shimere Roberts, Moderator. Panelists: Chris Walker, Evelyn Valdez, and Wanda Taylor

 

2:30 p.m. Intermission. Take a moment to stretch, refill your beverage of choice, and come back to join us for more exciting programming!

 

2:40 p.m. Convention Weekend Previews

 

2:45 p.m. Controlling Your Health Using Audible Devices with Tactile Over the Counter and Prescription Medications - Accessible Pharmacy

 

3:00 p.m. Literature Unleashed: From the Classics to Contemporary Page Turners, Your library in your back pocket. - Joe Orozco

 

3:10 p.m. Get Plugged into Your Community: In Your Home and on the Go! - Karin Jernberg, Moderator

NFB Newsline: 500 Newspapers and Magazines at the Speed of a Finger Flick or Push of a Button - John Halverson, Coordinator

Virginia Voice: Your News Delivered with a Human Touch - Teresa Wray, Director

Access Virginia: From the Stage to Your Ears, Theater Description at Its Best - Jacki Bruce, President

 

3:45 p.m. Breaking Down Our Concerns and Building Up Our Confidence: An Interactive Dialogue. Keep your seats and allow a rotation of presenters to answer your most pressing questions about everything.

Team 1: Home Management Essentials

Team 2: Dealing with Your Family

Team 3: Managing Your health, Finances and Other Responsibilities

 

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Next Steps

 

 

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Resolutions Committee: Deepa Goraya, Chairperson.

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

We encourage the participation of all members in setting Federation policy, and the best way to influence policy is through resolutions. As a grass roots organization, we serve our movement through collective action, and such action begins with policy making and debate. Come help shape the policies of the NFB of Virginia. Please refer to the Principles of Engagement for details on how to voice your positions on the proposed resolutions.

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Virginia Association of Blind Merchants Division Business Meeting: Jimmy Cunningham, President, Virginia Merchants Division, Prince George, Virginia.

Meeting ID: 4926969418

 

The Merchants are as resilient today as we have ever been. Like everyone else, we continue to work toward improving upon our new norm. In doing so, we are reviewing new ideas and things that we can add to what we are presently doing to avoid pitfalls that we encountered from COVID-19.  free to join up at our Merchant meeting to hear and learn more.

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At-Large Chapter Meeting: Patrick Johnson, President.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

Come join the chapter for our annual reception and business meeting.

 

The virtual reception is open to all blind Virginians and family members regardless of where you live in the Commonwealth.

 

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Unlocking our Possibilities: A Federation Philosophy Seminar

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

Unlocking Our Possibilities

Three words. One theme. In this session, we will be analyzing this statement, breaking it down and creating meaningful discussion.  Our goal is to build collaborations that will connect to who we are and answer the question “who are we and what is next?” Come ready to speak your mind and be heard at this empowering session and work on unlocking your own possibilities.

 

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Virginia October Fest Party

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

Join us for this virtual house party where you can meet old friends, make new connections, and enjoy drinks and snacks from your personal collection.

 

We are planning a set of breakout sessions across three separate Zoom meetings with multiple break outs in each meeting.

A) Campfire Stories – Sharing Our Stories: Gather around the virtual campfire for engaging real-life stories from our lived experiences. Your stories must be told without notes and must be from your own personal experience, as you remember it. Stories do not need to be related to blindness. We encourage but do not require participants to practice with John Bailey, our story telling coach, to refine your story and ensure you fit into our strict 5-minute window. We want to hear from you but presenters who work with the story telling coach will be presented first. We are limited participation to 7 presenters so please reach out to John and secure your slot. Let’s hear your story. Organized by the Virginia Association of Blind Students. To reach John Bailey, please call him at (703) 994-2040 or email him at john_bailey17@hotmail.com

 

B)The Game Room – Join us for fun interactive games where you can compete against each other in team and individual settings. Details of the games to be provided later in October.

C)                  Making Connections – Would you like to meet Denise Avant (our National Rep) connect with students in the Virginia Association of Blind students, 

 

Each Zoom room will have multiple break out rooms with different themes and our organizers will move you into one of the rooms when you arrive. If you want to check out a different room, drop off and dial in again.  Join us for a fun evening to make connections and grow your network.

 

 

 


Saturday, October 30, 2021

 

General Session

 

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

9:00 a.m. Call to Order -Tracy Soforenko, President, NFB of Virginia.

 

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies:

·     Gavel Down - Nora Nadeem, BELL Academy In Home Edition Participant, Staunton, Virginia.

·     Invocation – Carshena Gary, Vice President, Peninsula Chapter, Capron, Virginia.

·     Presentation of the Colors and Veterans Salute.

·     Pledge of Allegiance, US Army Veteran, Joseph Hobson, Potomac Chapter, Arlington, Virginia .

·     Federation Pledge, Michael Matthews, Project RISE Participant, Yorktown, Virginia.

·     Star Spangled Banner, Julie McGinnity, Potomac Chapter, Arlington, Virginia.

 

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. National Report, Denise Avant, Board Member, National Federation of the Blind and First Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.

 

9:45 a.m. to 9:55a.m. Action Auction.

 

9:55 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. My Journey: From Where I was to where I am Now, A Confident Blind Senior- Karin Jernberg, Potomac Chapter, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

10:05 a.m.: to 10:20 a.m. Working to Move the Needle on Disability Employment and Close the Disability Wealth Gap Through Impact Investment: SmartJob - Regina Kline, Founder and CEO, SmartJob, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

10:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Volunteering Your Way into Gainful Employment

·     Brittany Ingram, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

·     Cynthia Brandon, Mechanicsville, Virginia.

·     Elana Crew, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

10:35 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Breaking Barriers: A Personal Story of a Blind Immigrant.

Sachin Pavithran Ph.D., Executive Director, US Access Board, McLean, Virginia.

 

10:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. A Friend in Congress. Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Virginia 10th District.

 

10:55 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. AIRA: Your Special Sneak Peak From an Insider's Perspective, Tracy Yeager, Agent, AIRA Tech Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia.

11:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. What Students Are Doing to Unlock Their Potential– Logan Stenzel, Board Member, National Association of Blind Students, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

11:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Introducing the 2021 NFB of Virginia James F. Nelson, Jr. Scholarship Finalists.

·     Jimmy Morris, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Glen Allen, Virginia.

·     Kailey Christian, Old Dominion University, Chesapeake, Virginia.

·     Chris Infante,  College of William and Mary, Henrico, Virginia.

·     Desmond Walker, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

·     Wayne Edward Williams Jr., Lord Fairfax Community College, Winchester, Virginia.

 

11:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Reports and Announcements.

 

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Unlocking Our Possibilities:

The Key to Results That Last, A Presidential Report, Tracy Soforenko, President, NFB of Virginia.

 

12:00 p.m. General Session Adjourns.

 

Saturday Afternoon Seminars

 

12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Big Money Made Easy. Brianna Murray, Facilitator.

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

The path to financial success doesn’t need to be difficult but it does require discipline. From the 10 lessons written on an index card to techniques used by blind role models, you can learn the techniques for financial success.

 

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Leadership Bootcamp: Everything You Didn't Want to Hear About Leadership, Joe Orozco and Domonique Lawless, Co-facilitators.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

 

Chapter meetings are boring. People complain but never want to volunteer. We always do the same things. Yep, we've all heard the typical gripes, but what if the problem is you? Buck up, buttercup. This is not your grandpa's feel good seminar. Come ready to listen, learn, and lend your voice to making the organization stronger. Platitudes are not welcomed. Straight talk is encouraged, and action items are a must.

 

2021 Convention Keynote and

Halloween Celebration

 

In Federation fashion, come dressed in costume and ready for a fine celebration with a keynote address by National Representative Denise Avant.

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Trick Or Treat: Speed Dining.

Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

 

Meet Old Friends, Make New Ones at this Virtual Banquet Meal. You will be moved to a new Zoom breakout table every 10-15 minutes.

 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Keynote Program – Sandy Halverson, Master of Ceremonies and First Vice President, NFB of Virginia:

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

·     Invocation— Christine Grassman, President, Potomac Chapter, Falls Church, Virginia.

·     Keynote Address – Denise Avant, Board Member, National Federation of the Blind.

·     2021 James F. Nelson Scholarship Awards Presentation—Jimmy Morris, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Glen Allen, Virginia.

·     Action Auction - Laurie Wages, Auctioneer

·     Drawings and Announcements.

 

 


Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

General Session

 

Meeting ID: 9986261733

 

1:00 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. Invocation – Stewart Prost, President, Tidewater Chapter, Norfolk, Virginia.

 

1:05 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. Unlocking the Power of Words: Using the Tool of Storytelling.

·     Qudsiya Naqui, Board Member, Potomac Chapter, Washington, District of Columbia.

·     Amir Rahimi, Greater Alexandria Chapter, Arlington, Virginia.

·     Althea Pittman, President, Eastern Shore Chapter, Melfa, Virginia.

 

1:25 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Learning by Doing: Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning (BELL) Academy In Home Edition.

·     Louise Walch, BELL Coordinator, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

·     Renee Valdez, Virginia Supplemental BELL Coordinator, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

1:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Unlocking Our Possible: Elevating the Education of Blind and Low Vision Students in Maryland.

·     Marcella Franczkowski: Assistant State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

·     Conchita Hernandez: State Blind and Low Vision Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

 

2:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Unlocking the Phoenix: Project RISE Reaches New Heights.

·     Brianna Murray, Project RISE Program Coordinator, Highland Park, New Jersey.

·     Ally Kelso, Project RISE student, Burke, Virginia

·     Aleyanah Holden, Project RISE student, Triangle, Virginia

·     Gheeti Nusrati, Project RISE graduate, Springfield, Virginia

2:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Collaborating to Increase Our Access to Sensory Trails:

·     Chris Walker, President, Winchester Chapter, Winchester, Virginia

·     Laure Wallace, Virginia master naturalist, sky meadow State Park, Delaplaine Virginia.

·     Tom Crosby, Winchester Host Lions club, Jim Barnett Park, Winchester, Virginia.

 

 

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Interactive Town Hall Discussion with Denise Avant, Bord member, National Federation of the Blind and Tracy Soforenko, President.

 

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Action Auction.

 

3:15 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Business Session:

·     Resolutions—Deepa Goraya, Chairperson.

·     Audit Committee Report—Sean McMahon, Chairperson.

·     Treasurer’s Report—Mark Roane, Treasurer.

·     SUN Committee Report: Sandy Halverson, Chairperson.

·     PAC Report: Christine Grassman, Virginia PAC Chairperson.

·     2022 Richmond and Washington Seminars.

·     2022 National Convention, July 5 - July 10, New Orleans, Louisiana.

·     2022 NFB of Virginia Convention, October 28– October 30, Westin Tyson’s Corner, Falls church, Virginia.

 

3:50 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reports and Announcements.

 

4:00 p.m. General Session Adjourns.