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NFB of Delaware 52nd Annual State Convention Agenda

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 – Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Anywhere – Everywhere
Theme: Live the Life You Want; Raising Expectations, Enhancing Your Independence.

NFB of Delaware Board of Directors

Kathryn Bottner
President, Newark, DE
Gary Warren
1ST Vice- President, Millsboro, DE
Darryl Garner
2ND Vice- President. New Castle, DE
Sylvia Reid
Secretary, Wilmington, DE
Jim Steele
Treasurer, New Castle, DE

NFB of Delaware Board Members

Art Cohen
Wilmington, DE
Vaughn Dashiell
Newark, DE
Lit’tle McBride
Dover, DE
Verita Turner
Dover, DE

NFB Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution

NFB One Minute Message

The National Federation of the Blind 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.

Please note, the NFB’s code of conduct will be in effect during this event. Have questions? See any member of the board.


Friday, October 30, 2020


9:00 – 9:15 Introductions, housekeeping rules
9:15 – 9:45 National Rep Gary Wunder, Editor of Braille Monitor
9:45 – 9:55 Fitbit and refreshment break
10:00 – 10:30 What is FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND, and how does it work?
Mark Anderson, Smyrna Post Office
10:30 – 11:00 Carlton Walker, How parents fit into the Federation
11:00 – 11:30 Kirby Lindgren, Hadley School for the Blind
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break


1:00 – 1:30 Matt Tseronis, DVI technology
1:30 – 2:00 Dr. Alex Cohen and Jason Barrett, Accessible Pharmacy
2:00 – 2:30 Maggie Felton, Vanda Pharmaceuticals
2:30 – 3:00 Michael Hingson, Independent Science
3:00 – 3:10 Fitbit Brief Break
3:10 – 3:40 Rachel Kuntz, Resource Development Coordinator, BLIND, Inc.
6:00 Banquet
Address, Gary Wunder, National Rep.

Saturday, October 31, 2020


9:00 – 9:30 What skills, talents, and strengths are you willing to bring to the Affiliate? (Group Activity)
9:30 – 10:00 Chapter Reports, Carol King- Ries, Northern Delaware Chapter President
Robert Paddy, Southern New Castle County Chapter President
10:00 – 10:45 Board Meeting, open to all
President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, and elections
11:00 – 11:30 Closing Remarks
Kathryn Bottner, Affiliate President
Gary Wunder, National Rep.

From our NFBDE President:

I’d like to thank the Board of Directors, State Convention Committee, and all members of our affiliate for another successful year and for creating a fantastic 2020 state convention.

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