National Federation of the Blind of Nevada
Live The Life You Want
Terri Rupp, President
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BELL Academy 2018
Do you know a blind/VI student between the ages of 4-12 who is not receiving enough Braille instruction during the school year? The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada is partnering up with the Nevada Blind Children Foundation to bring a week of fun Braille instruction that sounds like the ringing of BELLs. To learn more about the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning Academy to be held in Henderson June 16-23, to register your child, or to volunteer send an email to Nevada.NFB.BELL@gmail.com or visit www.nfbnevada.org/bell-academy.html.
2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada Scholarships
Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada UNITY SCHOLARSHIP
The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada has broadened its commitment to blind college students and would like to recognize their achievements by awarding three students merit-based scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. To learn more about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please visit www.nfbnevada.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is August 31st.
Now accepting applications for the 2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship
Are you a new member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada interested in attending your first NFB of Nevada State Convention? Have you been involved with the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend a state convention due to financial restraints? Are you a parent of a blind child in Nevada seeking support in advocacy and positive blind role models for yourself and your child? We have great news for you!<
The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada will be supporting five first timers in attending our 2018 State Convention, which is to be held October 5 - 6 at the Nugget in Reno. Through our Silver State Federation Family First Time Convention Scholarship, we will provide five qualified applicants stipends in the amount of $250.00 each. To learn more about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please visit www.nfbnevada.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is August 31st.
2018 National Federation of the Blind of Nevada State Convention
Save the date for Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th for our 2018 State Convention to be held at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Room rates are $119 for singles and doubles, and $129 for triples and quads. Room reservations are now open until September 5th. For more information, please visit www.nfbnevada.org/convention.html.
Northern Chapter Events
Pretzel Necklace Making
Our pretzel necklace making event will be on June 9th from 11am till 3pm at NNCIL at 999 Pyramid Way in Sparks. As most of you know, the NFB makes pretzel necklaces to sell as our fundraiser for the year. We need your help. So even if you can only stop by for an hour or two we could use the help. We will be providing both pizza and chicken wings for the volunteers. it has been a ton of fun for the membership. We always could use more help staffing the booth, so if you could join us stay tuned for further announcements.
Bird Listening Trip
We are in final discussions to have a bird listening trip with a couple natualists to learn to identify our feathered friends right here in one of the great birding habitats in the Western US. THE date and details will be coming shortly.
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