NFBOK Urges Veto of HB 2230

Despite all of our work, HB 2230 has passed through the Oklahoma Legislature. The fight is not over. The following letter was sent to Governor Fallin urging her to veto HB 2230 which exempts county jails from the BEP program and puts blind business owners to work in certain vending facilities in government buildings. We still need your help contacting the Governor and demanding a veto. You can call the Governor’s office at (405) 521-2342 or fax a letter to Governor Fallin at 405-521-3353. Unfortunately, the Governor does not have a direct email address however you can fill out this … Continue reading NFBOK Urges Veto of HB 2230

Blind Push Back on HB 1861

The National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma with support from the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association issued the below letter in opposition to HB 1861 currently pending in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. This bill will go before the House Committee on Appropriations and Budget on Wednesday, March 1. We encourage all our members, family and friends to contact your Representative and tell them that this measure will limit services to the older blind of Oklahoma and that you oppose the bill. If you do not know who your representative is, you can search by visiting … Continue reading Blind Push Back on HB 1861

Call to Action: Blind Push Back

The Blind Push Back in Oklahoma! CALL TO ACTION! We need you, Wednesday, March 1st! If you are Blind, know or love someone who is blind, you need to be at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to let our legislators know that we, the blind of Oklahoma, are not OK with legislation being written about us without our input, expertise and experience of living as blind people. Further, that we do not want or need either of the bills currently in question. We need everyone to show up in opposition to HB 1861 and HB 2230. … Continue reading Call to Action: Blind Push Back

Chili Supper Rescheduled

Due to the threat of inclement weather due to hit the Oklahoma City metro this weekend, the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind has elected to reschedule its annual chili supper fundraising event. The Chili Supper, originally scheduled for January 14, 2017 will now be held on February 18, 2017. Chapter President Rex Schuttler stated, “The Chapter board reached the difficult decision to reschedule the event in order to ensure the safety of our guests. The likelihood of icy road conditions was significant enough that we felt it was in everyone’s best interests to do what … Continue reading Chili Supper Rescheduled

2017 Central Oklahoma Chapter Chili Supper

2017 Chili Supper The Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is hosting its annual Chili Supper. This fundraising event supports the programs and initiatives of the chapter, including the Elmer Wright Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, awarded annually to a deserving blind Oklahoma college student, was created in loving memory of Elmer Wright. Mr. Wright was a founding member of the Central Oklahoma Chapter. His passion and enthusiasm were instrumental in the chapter’s formation and growth. He was particularly concerned with the education of blind children and ensuring that blind students are given opportunities to succeed. He … Continue reading 2017 Central Oklahoma Chapter Chili Supper

National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Category: Events Contact: Audrey T. Farnum Communications Committee Chair National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma (405)590-6110 Audrey@nfbok.org National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause The National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma is partnering with S&B’s Burger Joint for Pay It Forward Night on Tuesday, November 15 at the S&B’s located at 7640 Northwest Expressway. Each Tuesday, S&B’s supports a local organization by setting up a Pay It Forward box at the register. Customers are asked to drop their receipts in the … Continue reading National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause

Chili’s Give Back Night, October 17

NFB Oklahoma is pleased to be participating in Chili’s Give Back Night all day on Monday, October 17. Enjoy a fantastic meal with friends and family at any of six Oklahoma Chili’s locations and support NFB Oklahoma. Simply go to Chili’s and mention that you are there for the NFB Oklahoma Give Back Event and NFB Oklahoma will receive 10% of your check. You can also print this flyer and give it to your server. There are participating Chili’s locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore, Lawton, Muskogee and Norman. NFB members from these local areas will also be on site … Continue reading Chili’s Give Back Night, October 17

Lawton Chapter Organizational Meeting Saturday

As you may have noticed, NFB Oklahoma has recently had several events in Lawton. Our fantastic fundraiser at Boss Go Kart Speedway kicked off our activities in Lawton and helped NFB Oklahoma raise funds to help support a chapter. The Blindness resource Fair brought blind people in the area together and provided valuable information about blindness. The recent ice cream social continued the introduction to NFB Oklahoma and gave area blind residents and their families a chance to get to know each other. All of these events have been leading up to the formation of a NFB Oklahoma chapter in … Continue reading Lawton Chapter Organizational Meeting Saturday

NFBOK to Host Informational Meeting in Lawton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 Category: Affiliate Contact: Audrey T. Farnum Communications Coordinator National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma (405)590-6110 Audrey@nfbok.org National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma to Host Blindness Resource Fair – Lawton, Oklahoma –The Oklahoma Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind is hosting an informational meeting to answer common questions about blindness and give information about resources and techniques for living independently as a blind person. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 4 at Comfort Inn and Suites, 201 S.E. Interstate Drive in Lawton and will begin at 1:00 … Continue reading NFBOK to Host Informational Meeting in Lawton

President’s Notes, February 22, 2016

Federation family, I hope that each of you is having a wonderful Sunday afternoon! We are gearing up for our 42nd Annual National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma state convention to be held the evening of March 31st thru the 3rd of April at the Holiday Inn City Centre located in downtown Tulsa. Sessions will be  fun and interactive. There will be items of interest for all blind persons and those who WORK WITH THEM. Additionally, there will be sessions specific to blind students as the Oklahoma Association of Blind Students are holding their first Student Seminar on Friday, … Continue reading President’s Notes, February 22, 2016