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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Presenting our Message in a new more accessible way

Blind Coloradoan Blog, July 30, 2019
Writer, aggregator Kevan Worley. Contributing editor Dan Burke.
Here is what you need to know.

Presenting our Message in a new more accessible way

As we 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 Wine About
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 Convention
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!

NOTE:  Exhibitors will be demonstrating their products on Friday and Saturday. 
Look for information about our vendors times and location.

THE NFBCO 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.

Pre-registration fees:  BEFORE October 18
$20 registration
$25 Friday luncheon
$25 Saturday luncheon
$40 Saturday banquet
Total:  $110.00

Registration fees AFTER October 18
$25 registration
$30 Friday luncheon
$30 Saturday luncheon
$45 Saturday banquet
Total:  130.00 (Save up to $20.00 and pre-register!)

Stay tuned to your email and check our website at for more information about convention registration. OR contact Lisa Bonderson at

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 Foundation.

Colorado Springs Chapter Picnic
Join 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!

More from the Blind History Lady
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