2019 Annual Convention of the
National Federation of the Blind of Oregon
October 11-13, 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel
14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Friday, Oct. 11
Noon to 5:00 PM
1:00 to 2:00
Ice Breaker Games: Kristen Jocums and Natalie Charbaneau
Get to know your fellow conventioneers with some games and welcome activities.
2:00 to 3:00
Northwest Association of Blind Athletes
Learn who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved.
3:00 to 5:00
Meeting of the Oregon Association of Blind Students
Sean Carlson, President
Auction Items for Viewing
No Host Bar
Saturday, Oct. 12
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Welcome: Carla McQuillan, President NFB of Oregon
National Report: Amy Ruell, NFB Board of Directors; President, NFB of Massachusetts
Talking Book and Braille Library: Susan Westin
Oregon Commission for the Blind: Dacia Johnson, Administrator, and SWEP Students
Discrimination at Home and in the Community: A Panel Discussion
Cases of Discrimination from denying parents rights to denying employment to blind people.
Introduction of Scholarship recipients
Presidential Report: Carla McQuillan
What the NFB of Oregon has been doing this year.
Afternoon Break Out Sessions
1:30 to 5:00
A) Young People’s Group: Ruben Flores
B) Examining What is Possible in Assistive Technology: Nik Peterson and Lisa Ferris, Miles Access Skills Training LLC
C) Parent’s Round Table: Tracy Boyd, President of the Oregon Parent’s Assoc.
A) Training Model to support Parents with Disabilities: Kristen Jocums, JD
B) New Accessible Prescription Law: Richie Lefebvre, En-Vision America
C) Student Round Table: Sean Carlson, President, OR Assoc. of Blind Students
A) Growing Members into Leaders: Learn what it takes to be a leader in your chapter, state affiliate, and Nationally: Amy Ruell and Carla McQuillan
B) Examining What is Possible in Assistive Technology (Repeat of session 1)
C) Non-24 Sleep Disorder: Amanda Cruz, Vanda Pharmaceuticals
6:00 No Host Bar
Keynote address: Amy Ruell, National Board of Directors and Massachusetts State President
Sunday, Oct. 13
9:00 to 11:00 Business Meeting
Annual Meeting Minutes
Member’s Seminar 2020
Registration: Before October 1: $10, Oct. 1 and after: $20
Meal Package: $65 (Includes Friday evening Auction; Saturday lunch and banquet)
Auction $20, Lunch $20, banquet $35
Members also receive continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
Hotel Room Rate: $99+ tax
Please register and make room reservations on line, or through the state office by email . OR
Go to web registration
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of Oregon. Since 1971, an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.
State President Carla McQuillan.
Affiliate office telephone, voice or text, 541-653-9153.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, pacific time.
Send Carla an email
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