The National Federation of the Blind knows|
that blindness is not the characteristic that
defines you or your future. Every day we
raise the expectations of blind people,
because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams.
You can have the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NFBNV
There are so many reasons why every blind Nevadan should become a member. Let's review just a few.
Blindness respects no one. When it happens, the affected individual is thrust into an entirely new style of living. With the proper kind of help, that person will make the adjustment and go on toward productive and happy living. The NFB of Nevada provides a positive program of encouragement which emphasizes the respectability of blindness. The organization has more than its share of successful blind persons in all walks of life who have dedicated themselves to promoting the goals of the NFB of Nevada. Many of our member hold full-time jobs, have attained their advanced degrees, and raise their own families independently.
Opportunities for Service
The NFB of Nevada offers each blind person a wonderful opportunity to be of service with emphasis on involvement by the membership. The member may choose to serve on committees, as a chapter or state official, a director or even a national officer or director. The member's opportunity is limited only by their investment of time and energy.
Cash Awards & Scholarships
Cash awards and scholarships may be given at the annual state conventions including home awards and honor awards. We are confident that other cash awards will be offered in the future.
Transportation & Assistance Provided
The NFB of Nevada and its affiliates annually assist members to attend the national convention. This is a superb way to acquaint members with national programs and to put them into contact with other successful blind persons throughout the country.
Annual conventions, seminars and other important meetings are regularly scheduled to provide invaluable information and programs for the blind.
National Federation of the Blind 2016 National Scholarship Program
Are you a legally blind college student living in the United States or Puerto Rico? This annual program offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2016, up through grad students working on their Ph.D. degrees. Google has committed to award an additional $1,000 to each of our winners in 2016. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive assistance to attend the July 2016 NFB annual convention in Orlando, Florida providing an excellent opportunity for high-level networking with active blind persons in many different professions and occupations. To apply, read the rules and the Submission Checklist, complete the official 2016 Scholarship Application Form (online or in print), supply all required documents, and request and complete one interview by an NFB affiliate president (unless the president requests a later date). Applications are accepted through March 31. Go to www.nfb.org/scholarships for complete rules and requirements.
RESOURCES FOR VISION LOSS
Terri Rupp, Parent Contact
Keep Up with the Activities of the NFB of Nevada
We are Changing what it means to be Blind!!!
What Is The NfB All About, (New One-Minute Message)
I am often asked, “What is the National Federation of the Blind all about?” I’m sure you are asked the same question. Our new one-minute message, which we have introduced as part of our new branding effort, is one way to answer that question. This message is meant to be shared with potential members, potential donors, and members of the general public. Here’s a link to a video (http://youtu.be/rRYPRbsA-wE) that we have produced with NFB members conveying the one-minute message. Please take a moment to watch this very short video, and then take just a few more minutes to share the link with your family and friends via e-mail or through your preferred social networking platform. Help us to spread our positive message about blindness and blind people: you can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back!
Kimie Beverly, President
6955 N. Durango Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
Cell Phone: 702-285-6672
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