The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado is pleased to announce that our news letter "The Blind Coloradan" will now come to you via our new blog. This exciting change will allow us a 21st Century platform to provide our readers with exciting, dynamic, and timely information in a manner that is interactive and easily sharable. Comment on our posts and let us know what you think.
Writer, aggregator Kevan Worley. Contributing editor Dan
Here is what you need to know.
Presenting our Message in a new more
approach the dog days of summer, we are trying to adjust the format of our Blind
Colorado Blog. We are striving for shorter announcement and stories. The goal
is to share with our current and potential readers, the headlines via email and
social media. We hope you will share our Blind Coloradan with others and we
look forward to your feedback and blog articles.
North Metro Chapter gives us something to
From Lisa Bonderson
The North Metro Chapter is returning to Spero’s
Winery for a wine tasting and feast
extravaganza. If you have never attended before, I can tell you that this
is a fun event and the food is really good. The wine is superb too. This
Wine Tasting Event will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 6:30pm to
9:30pm at Spero Winery located at 3316 W. 64th Avenue in Denver.
Tickets are only $50 which includes dinner, dessert and plenty of wine
tasting. There will also be chances to win excellent door prizes.
Do please encourage your
chapter and division members to come.
For more information call Jon Deden 303-722-2529.
Please RSVP by September 21.
National Federation of the Blind of Texas,
affiliate President Norma Crosby, named National Representative to NFBCO State
For decades, our Texas affiliate and National
organization has had the great fortune to have Mr. and Mrs. Glen and Norma
Crosby to provide strong, stable, gracious, and imaginative leadership. In
2019, our NFBCO affiliate will enjoy some of Norma’s Texas charm, wit, and
wisdom. President, Ricco Bono, has named National board member, Norma Crosby,
as his National Representative to our state convention.
The 65th Annual State
Convention will kick off Thursday afternoon, October 31 in Fort Collins.
Activities will continue all weekend long with exhibitors, informative
presentations, seminars, and much more! Join the largest gathering of
blind men and women in Colorado to make a difference in the lives of the blind
across the state!
will be demonstrating their products on Friday and Saturday.
Look for information
about our vendors times and location.
CONVENTION HOTEL:Our 2019 convention will be held at the Fort
Collins Hilton, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at 425 West
Prospect Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526.
HOTEL ROOM RATES:The
NFBCO room rate is $109 a night for singles and doubles; $119 a night for
triples and $129 a night for quads. Reservations MUST be made by
Wednesday, September 25. You must get your reservations in by the
deadline, because we will not be granted any extensions. We urge you to make
your reservation as soon as possible!!! There is a CSU Rams, home
football game going on that same weekend, and when our block expires, there
will be absolutely no further rooms available to us.
To reserve your room by
phone call: 970-482-2626 and mention that you are with the National
Federation of the Blind of Colorado.
Pre-registration will be
up and running later this summer.
Total: 130.00 (Save up to $20.00 and
Stay tuned to your email
and check our website at www.nfbco.org
for more information about convention registration. OR contact Lisa Bonderson
United States Association of Blind Athletes
(ABA) receives Bolotin Award
The 2019 Dr. Jacob
Bolotin Awards, announced July 12, 2019, recognize individuals and
organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose
work is advancing the ultimate goal of transforming our dreams into reality.
Colorado Springs based,
USABA, received a Bolotin Grant for the second time in three years. Kevin
Brousard, Programs and Finance Manager at the USABA, was at the national
convention in Las Vegas to receive the recognition. The award was given to recognize
USABA’s work on their National Fitness Challenge in partnership with the Anthem
Colorado Springs Chapter Picnic
the Springs Chapter for their annual Chicken and Potluck feast! It is at Thorndale
Park, W Uintah St & 24th St, August 10th between 10am-1pm.
Chapters buying the chicken! Folks who can are urged
to bring a side dish or dessert!
from the Blind History Lady
the most positive response to articles in our recent blogs has been about the
articles from Peggy Chong. Keep reading blogs for future submissions. In the meantime,