"The National Federation of the Blind - Greater Rocket City Chapter"
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/
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and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Visit the Pancake Breakfast link above for details!
Come join us at our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. at 6:45 p.m. We will hear from many blind folks employed in various professions right here in the Rocket City. You won't want to miss it! The meeting will also focus on our upcoming 2013 National Federation of the Blind convention. The convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, from Monday, July 1, through Saturday, July 6, 2013. Here is a link to all the details regarding our national convention. https://nfb.org/national-convention Please make your reservations by calling the Rosen Centre Hotel at (800) 204-7234. The room rate begins at $79 per night, plus tax.
It should be an exciting convention with many nationally know blind dynamic speakers. One such speaker is our own Milton Anthony. At our January 8 chapter meeting, we heard Milton tell us about how he over came all odds to become an outstanding motivational speaker and professional counselor. Please visit his website at www.speakermiltonanthony.com/
Our chapter has just completed a successful National Federation of the Blind of Alabama convention. We had a record attendance of 162 registered participants and 130 fellow federationists at the banquet. We heard from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. He plans to work with us to make Huntsville a more accessible community to the blind. We heard from our Anil Lewis about all our legislation and activities at the national level. This was the first time in eleven years that the Rocket City was home to the NFB of Alabama convention. We were truly blessed to have such a success. Folks were able to get an accessible tour of the Space and Rocket Center, a Huntsville number one tourist attraction. Convention attendees participated in seminars on Diabetees, Cutting edge technology to assist the blind to live productive lives, as well as a meeting of our Merchant's division. The division hightlighted the success of small blind business owners.
Our chapter meetings are held in the auditorium on the first floor of the Huntsville-Madison Public Library. The library is located at 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama 35801. Here is a link to the library, http://hmcpl.org/.
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