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CONVENTION

2018 NFB of New Mexico Convention

The 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico will be held from April 19-22, 2018. Everyone is invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 19th.

Join us as we work together to shape our future. Be a part of the largest gathering of blind people to be held in New Mexico!

Convention Location and Hotel Rates

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone 505-881-0000 or 1-800-325-3535

Convention hotel rates are $93 per night (plus tax) for singles, doubles, triples, and quads. Room reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 505-881-0000 or 1-800-325-3535. Please remember to inform the hotel that you want the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexicoā€¯ room block rate.

Meet Our National Representative

We are happy to welcome as our National Representative Amy Buresh, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska and a member of our national Board of Directors. Amy Buresh, a long time federationist, has the distinction of being the first winner of theNFB of Nebraska scholarship, which she received in 1993. Ms. Buresh, a mom and an advocate, is an outstanding leader at all levels of the federation.

Convention Highlights

Highlights planned for the convention include:

  • Exhibits displaying technology and other items useful to the blind
  • Meetings of seniors, students, and parents of blind children to discuss current successes and challenges
  • Program items dealing with the training, education, and employment of the blind
  • Information about how the blind will be able to independently mark the printed absentee ballot in the 2018 primary election

Child Care

Arrangements for child care should be made before March 20, 2018 by calling Christine Hall at 505-268-3895 or emailing her at c.tessa4@comcast.net.

Convention Registration

Pre-register now to attend the 2018 convention of the NFB of New Mexico to take advantage of our lower rates and meal availability. The deadline for pre-registration is March 20, 2018, after which there will be no refunds. While you can register for the convention after March 20 and during the convention, the cost will be higher, and there will be a very limited number of meal tickets available.

Click here to take advantage of our online convention registration. We are using PayPal to process convention registration payments. You do not need to have an established PayPal account to pre-register for the convention. If you experience problems with online pre-registration, please email Curtis Chong at chong.curtis@gmail.com.

If you prefer a more traditional method of pre-registering, you can Right click on this link to download a Microsoft Word version of the convention registration form. Fill out this form and mail it in, along with your payment. This form and payment for the convention must be received by Sarah Villavicencio by Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.

Convention Contacts

Sarah R. Villavicencio, Registration Chair
Phone: 505-550-4220
Email: NFBNM.ABQchapter.Treasurer@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
860 Manzano Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Christine Hall, Convention Coordinator
Phone: 505-268-3895
Email: c.tessa4@comcast.net

Chapter At Large

We have temporarily suspended the activities of our Chapter At Large, which is intended to provide a Federation chapter for those of our members who either have no chapter in their local area or are unable to attend meetings of a local chapter near them.

President Adelmo Vigil asks anyone who is interested in building the At Large Chapter to contact him, either by telephone or via email. Call 575-921-5422 or send email to NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com.

Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Alamogordo, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, Curtis Chong, at 505-508-1978.

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader

Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico 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 is not what holds you back.