National Federation of the Blind of Nevada
Live The Life You Want
Terri Rupp, President
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The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada 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 live the life you want; blindness does not hold us back. Together with love, hope and determination, we transform dreams into reality.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NFBNV
There are so many reasons why every blind Nevada should become a member. Let's review just a few.
Blindness respects no one. When it happens, the affected individual is thrust into an entirely new style of living. With the proper kind of help, that person will make the adjustment and go on toward productive and happy living. The NFB of Nevada provides a positive program of encouragement which emphasizes the respectability of blindness. The organization has more than its share of successful blind persons in all walks of life who have dedicated themselves to promoting the goals of the NFB of Nevada. Many of our member hold full-time jobs, have attained their advanced degrees, and raise their own families independently.
Opportunities for Service
The NFB of Nevada offers each blind person a wonderful opportunity to be of service with emphasis on involvement by the membership. The member may choose to serve on committees, as a chapter or state official, a director or even a national officer or director. The member's opportunity is limited only by their investment of time and energy.
Cash Awards & Scholarships
Cash awards and scholarships may be given at the annual state conventions including home awards and honor awards. We are confident that other cash awards will be offered in the future.
Transportation & Assistance Provided
The NFB of Nevada and its affiliates annually assist members to attend the national convention. This is a superb way to acquaint members with national programs and to put them into contact with other successful blind persons throughout the country.
Annual conventions, seminars and other important meetings are regularly scheduled to provide invaluable information and programs for the blind.
Greetings From NFBNV President
Each month, NFBNV President Terri Rupp writes a newsletter with state and national announcements and information on upcoming events. The current month’s newsletter can be read on our Presidential Greetings page.
National Federation of the Blind 2018 National Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out www.nfb.org/scholarships for eligibility information and to apply! All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind high school and college students are encouraged to apply!
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 and email to Nevada.NFB.BELL@gmail.com or visit www.nfb.org/bell.
Keep Up with the Activities of the NFB of Nevada
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