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The new NFB logo, nicknamed WHOZIT, is a dynamic abstract figure suggesting confident
blind person walking with cane. The figures' head yellow-orange half-moon shape,
his right arm red and holds light gray cane, left shoulder leg are violet in color,
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National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii
Affiliate, Divisions, and Chapters

ALOHA!

Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii! We are the Hawaii affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind NFB.

The NFB of Hawaii has chartered a Merchants Division and Students Division and four chapters.

Please be patient as this is a mere beginning of our web site and we guarantee that in the near future there will be lots more information about our great state and our growing NFB affiliate! Please visit our little corner of Paradise often!

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF HAWAII IS NOT AN ORGANIZATION SPEAKING FOR THE BLIND--IT IS THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES.

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.

Announcements

July 1-6, 2014:
National convention

The 2014 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Orlando, Florida, July 1-6, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Mark your calendar now - you won't want to miss the largest gathering of blind people in the country! The hotel is now accepting reservations; call (800) 204-7234. Preregistration is also now open at www.nfb.org/registration. Visit www.nfb.org/national-convention for more details as they develop.

NFB Announces 2014 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program. Each year the National Federation of the Blind presents cash awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of blind people in the United States. Recipients of the 2014 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards will be determined by the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Committee of the National Federation of the Blind. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014. Individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply on behalf of themselves or others. To submit a nomination or learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/bolotin-award-main.

National Federation of the Blind Vehicle Donation Program

As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax deduction on your federal income tax return.

For more information, or to donate a vehicle:

Complete Form Online

Call 1-855-659-9314 and a representative will assist you with your vehicle donation.


NFB of Hawaii, Honolulu chapter

The NFB of Hawaii Honolulu Chapter holds its regular meeting on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Come join us at our next meeting.
  Aloha All,
Our next NFB Honolulu chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The time is from 5PM to 7PM.
The place is at St. Andrew’s Cathedral at 220 Queen Emma Square. It is a potluck meeting so, bring your favorite dish. We look forward to seeing you all.
Mahalo and Aloha,
Virgil
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
We look forward to seeing you all there.
For more information on the chapter meetings, contact the chapter President.
President, Virgil Stinnett
phone: (808) 722-4243 Cell
E-mail: Virgil Stinnett

NFB of Hawaii, Anuenue (Rainbow) Chapter

The next regular meeting of the NFB of Hawaii Anuenue Chapter will be on:
Saturday, March 15, 2014
From: 8:30 AM to 10:25 AM
This meeting will be via "Free Conference",. To participate call (857) 232-0300 and enter the conference code 9381122# (be sure to add the pound sign or cross hatch symbol at the end of the number). You will need unlimited long-distance calling on your phone service or you will incur long distance charges to your phone bill.

For more information about the Anuenue chapter, Contact: Ann Lemke
Phone: (808) 232-4040 (cell)
E-mail: Ann Lemke

Kauai Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii

Our next meeting will be on December 6, 2012 at Gaylord's Restaurant at 10:00 AM. We will be having election of officers, and also a guest speaker from the West Kauai Lions Club. We will also be collecting Toys For Tots, so bring a unwraped toy.
For more information about the Kauai Chapter, contact Patricia Shaddock:
For E-mail contact: Kauai NFB

NFB of Hawaii West Hawaii Chapter

We have an adjustment to our meeting day for February, March and April. We will meet the first Friday of the month until we resume our first Thursday schedule in May.
Our meetings are normally held the first Thursday each month at 10:00 a.m., at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive (makai side), just south of the Hualalai Road intersection in Kailua Kona.
Our next meeting is on:
Friday, March 7, 2014
Please join us!
For more information about the NFB of Hawaii West Hawaii Chapter contact:
Ms. Sally Hamond, Chapter President
E-mail: President
Phone: (808) 345-7065

Links

THE HO'OPONO STORY

  • A story of how consumers voices in the NFB in partnership with a state blind training agency, can IMPROVE THE opportunities of blind consumers receiving services resulting in more productive and independent lives. By Dave Eveland former Branch manager of Ho'Opono Services for the Blind.

  • Blind Driver Challenge

  • The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research
  • The Jacobus tenBroek Research Library/NFB - WebOpac
  • Technology Center

  • Braille Monitor - NFB
  • Presidential Releases - NFB
  • Kurzweil - National Federation of the Blind Reader Website
  • NCBYS National Center for Blind Youth in Science
  • NFB Link - Linking Individuals to a Network of Knowledge - Become a Mentor
  • NFB - Braille Initiative
  • Hear in 30 Parts the book Walking Alone and Marching Together by Dr. Floyd Matson
  • NFB - Free Cane Program
  • NFB Newsline® Online
  • The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research

  • NFBShareBraille.org Home



  • The National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii is a 501(C)(3) Not-for-Profit tax exempt organization.

    All donations to the National Federation of the Blind of Hawai`i are tax deductable. If you wish to make a donation, please contact us using the information below.


    Contact Us at:

    NFB of Hawaii
    PO Box 4482
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96812
    Oahu: (808) 595-6123
    Voicemail Toll-free: (866) 595-6123
    Fax: (808) 595-6664
    President Nani Fife


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