News from San Francisco Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind and Upcoming NFB Legislative Workshop.

A note from Jaime Tomasello, Secretary of the NFBC San Francisco Chapter

The San Francisco Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of California would like to extend an open AND FRIENDLY invitation to all whom are interested to join us for our monthly chapter meeting.

Who: The membership and officers of the San Francisco chapter of the National Federation of the blind of California (NFBCSF)

When: Saturday February 20, 2010 from 1-3 pm.

Where: The San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired 214 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 (415)431-1481.

Why:   to discuss matters of concern, share stories and experiences, as well as become more socially connected to other blind and visually impaired persons   in the San Francisco bay area.

How:  Just show up! – We are located Between Grove and Hays near San Francisco City Hall. We are accessible by SF muni lines 47, 49, 31 and F Market.  Also accessible via BART and Muni metro subway lines at Civic Center station

At our upcoming meeting we will have: Elections for all chapter board positions.  Discussions about current chapter business, updates on current organizational and state  Affiliate goings-ons.

If you have any questions about the NFBC San Francisco Chapter please contact our chapter president Eric Holm either at (415)425-5613 or at  We welcome your presence, energy, ideas and enthusiasm; and look forward to seeing you at our next NFBC San Francisco chapter meeting!!!!

National Federation of the Blind of California Legislative Workshop, 2010

When:     February 27, 2010
Time:        9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where:    The California School for the Blind, 500 Walnut Avenue, Fremont, CA 94536

Are you interested in helping to advocate for legislation which will positively impact blind people in California? Are you passionate about legislative issues, but not sure how you can help advocate for them? The 2010 NFBC legislative workshop is the place for you.

This workshop will cover the entire legislative advocacy process, starting with a lesson in resolution writing by former NFBC president Jim Willows, and climax in a series of debates on the important legislative issues which are facing us right here and now. This will be a hands-on workshop which will give you real practice in all aspects of legislative advocacy. Registration will begin at 9:30. The workshop will start at 10 and end at around 4:30. Lunch and registration is $5.

To sign up for this exciting seminar, please contact:

Bruce Sexton (Legislative Committee Chair)

Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.