One day to go!

In one day I will be attending my first NFB State Confrence in Fort Wayne, IN.

State Convention 2011

October 14-16


Hilton Hotel

1020 S. Calhoun St.

Fort Wayne IN.

(260) 420-1100




Registration 25.00 

Banquet 35.00





NFB Pledge


I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.



Friday Oct. 14, 2011


9:00 A.M.  Orientation to the hotel. Anyone needing orientation to the hotel please see Ron Brown.


Childcare will be provided in the suite (TBA) and  Sunday child care will be in the suite only.


Hotel staff asks that you take your dog guides out anywhere there is a grassy area.


12:30 P.M. Parents Division:

Amber Hall, President. Harrison

Room B.


All other Division meetings will

be held in Harrison A.


Registration will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. and again from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Registration: Will be in the foyer in front of Harrison Rooms A-B.



1:00–2:00 P.M. Performing Arts Division meeting. Jordy Stringer President. 


2:00-3:00–P.M. Seniors Division: Mamie Mason President.



3:00-4:00 P.M. Merchants

Division. Joe Higdon, President.


4:00-5:00 P.M. Diabetics Division. Jean Brown President. All interested parties welcome.


12:00 P.M. Until 5:00 P.M. Exhibits, Harrison A. Hospitality: will also be held in the same room. from 4:00-5:00 P.M.


We would like to thank our Exhibitors Bob Roe, Bosma Enterprises; Sara Croft, Crossroads Rehabilitation Center; Autumn Gonzalez, Indiana State Library. Bill Sparks, Old Time Radio. G. W. Micro.  Make sure to visit and thank them for taking the time to come show their wares.


Sign up for News Line. See Lee Martin at the Registration table.


5:00 P.M  Meeting of Blind Parents,  If you are a blind parent and wish to share ideas or want support from other parents. Please join us for this meeting. Harrison B.


8:00 P.M. Board Meeting:

Harrison B.


9:00 P.M. Scholarship Committee:

Tami Jones’s Room.


9:00 P.M.–11:30 P.M. Fort Wayne Chapter entertainment



Saturday, October 15, 2011


7:00 A.M. Breakfast and Resolution writing with Tami Jones. Location TBA. 



8:00-9:00 A.M. Registration:

The following Sessions will be held in Harrison A-B.


9:00 A.M. Convention called 

to order by Ron Brown, (President NFB of Indiana)   


9:05 A.M. Invocation.


9:10 A.M. Welcoming remarks from, representative from the Mayor’s office.


9:20 A.M. Welcoming remarks

from Patrick Robinson Fort Wayne Chapter President.


9:30 A.M. Dr. Fred Schroeder.

National Report from our National Representative


10:00 A.M. Students Will talk about their experiences at the National Convention.


10:30 A.M. David Nelson, Executive Director, From Allen County League for the Blind. Advocacy is Independence.


11:00 A.M. G. W. Micro, Technology in the workplace.


11:30 A.M. Alex Gilliaum, Living our philosophy Through Quality Training.  


Noon Lunch. On your own.


Students Division: Luncheon,

Mika Baugh President Location to be announced.


1:30 P.M. Panel discussion.  

Youth Slam. Dr. Mat Maurer, Mika

Baugh and Ashley Ritter.


2:30 P.M. Rebecca Huebley, Kids are people too. Advocating for kid’s Rights. 


3:00 P.M. Dr. Fred Schroeder,

Back to Basic Philosophy.


4:00 P.M. Tammy Hollingsworth, NFB Trivia.


5:00 P.M. Adjourn.


7:00 P.M. NFB Banquet: MC; Pam Schnurr. Key Note Speaker, Dr. Fred Schroeder. Progressive auction.  



Sunday October 16, 2011


The following Sessions will be held in the Harrison A-B.

8:00 A.M. Worship and Devotions, Led by Fort Wayne Chapter.


9:00 A.M. Convention called to

order By President Ron Brown.


9:05 A.M. Invocation.     


9:10 A.M. Nominating committee



9:15 A.M. Elections.


10:00 A.M. Audit committee Report


10:05 A.M. Tami Jones,

Treasurer’s report.


10:15 A.M. Dr. Fred Schroeder Closing remarks from our National Representative


10:30 A.M. Ron Brown, Presidential report.


11:00 A.M. Chapter and Division



11:30 A.M. Resolution committee



Noon Adjourn


Thanks to all of our committee’s

We couldn’t do this without all

Of your help. 


Thanks to our Ad Book contributors.

En-Vision 800-890-1180

Easter Seals Crossroads


CareGivers 317-252-5958

Low Vision Store 800-765-7483





NFB of Indiana

Executive Board

Contact Information


Ron Brown, President           ­        (317) 205-9226


Pam Schnurr, Vice President    (317) 322-0901


Mike Dixon, Second Vice President

        (317) 536-2933


Diane Graves,  Secretary           (317) 359-3140   


Tami Jones, Treasurer          (219)  548-0076



I am very hopefull that it will be informative.  I also attend the monthly NFB Fort Wayne Chapter meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.


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