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News And Views July 2016

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona
News and Views
July, 2016

In This Issue
Greetings from Our President
Special Note from the Editor
Word on the Street
Guess Who Just Took Another Trip Around the Sun
HathiTrust and NFB Make Books Accessible to Blind Users
NFB Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards
NFB Newsline to Feature Walmart Ads
NFB Files Inaccessible Online Voter Registration Suit
Convention and Membership
VRATE Coming Soon
Uber Driver Refuses Blind Passenger with a Guidedog
The Book Shelf, 2 Selections
22 BELL Ringers Make a Big Noise

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Tucson Chapter

Tucson Chapter

  • Sami Hamid | President
  • David Robocho | Vice President
  • Lupita Hernandez | Secretary
  • Doris Martin | Treasurer
  • Joanne Gabias | Director
  • Tarik Williams | Director
  • Zenyep | Director

Meeting Information

The meeting is held on the first Saturday of every month from 1:00-3:30PM
The meeting is conducted at SAAVI, 3767 E Grant RD. Tucson AZ 85716.

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Phoenix Chapter


  • Bradley Kuhn | President
  • Emmanuel Caddy | Vice President
  • Joe good | Second Vice President
  • Donna Silva | Treasure
  • Ben Bloomer | Grin Secretary
  • Nicholas Fletcher | Director
  • Carrie Taylor | Director

Meeting Information

Meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 to noon.
Meetings are conducted at - Saavi Services for the Blind
4222 E. Thomas Rd., Ste. 130
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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West Valley Chapter

West Valley Chapter

  • Lisa Dugan | President
  • Kay Spears | Vice president
  • Lisa Dugan | Secretary
  • Marcus Schmidt | Treasurer
  • Kristen Johnson-Schmidt | Director
  • Lori Kirsop | Director

Chapter Meetings

In-person meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of Jan, April, July,
and Oct. from 10:00AM to noon.
Meetings will take place at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital,
conference room.
1, 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd in Glendale.

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August 1, 2018 Presidential Report

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

Presidential Report

August 1, 2018

Greetings Federationists,

Arizona is still riding our convention train right from our tremendous national convention to our action packed state convention at the end of this month. I am looking forward to our Arizona family reunion.


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Convention Information

Welcome To The Information Page For The State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

The 2018 National Federation of the Blind Of Arizona State Convention

The annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona will be held on
August 30, 2018 through September 2, 2018.
The convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix located at,
122 North Second Street Phoenix, Arizona, 85004

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State Affiliate Officers

  • Donald Porterfield - President
  • Marcus Schmidt - First Vice-President
  • Mark Feliz - Second Vice-President
  • Garret Mooney - Secretary
  • Donna Silba - Treasurer
  • Amy Porterfield - Director
  • Deborah Smith - Director
  • Sharonda Greenlaw - Director
  • Joe Goode - Director
  • Roxanne Torres - Director
  • Nikki Jeffords - Director
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