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
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
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
Are you a legally blind college student living in the United States or Puerto Rico? The National Federation of the Blind annual scholarship program offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2016, up through grad students working on their PhD degrees. Google has committed to award an additional $1,000 to each of our winners in 2016. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive assistance to attend the July 2016 … Continue reading Apply for an NFB Scholarship
The Oklahoma Association of Blind Merchants, (OABM) will meet this Saturday, January 23, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the future of the division. NFB Oklahoma President, Jeannie Massay says, “OABM is not just for BEP Managers. OABM is for any Blind entrepreneur. If you are a blind person who owns or would like to own their own business, this division is for you.” The OABM serves as am organization that is comprised of blind business persons collectively speaking and acting together to improve life and opportunities for blind people in Oklahoma. If you are interested in helping to build a … Continue reading Blind Merchants to Meet Saturday
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