National Federation of the Blind Tennessee
The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind Tennessee is to assist all blind Tennesseans to live and work as equal participants of society. We aim to reap the full benefits promised to us by the Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
As a team, the mission of the National Federation of the Blind Tennessee is to do whatever we can to spread our positive blindness philosophy while also teaching people the truth about blindness. We will show through hope, love and our own personal examples that blindness is not the characteristic that defines our future because with proper training and equal opportunity, blind people can transform their dreams into reality. Please join us in helping to change what it means to be blind in the great state of Tennessee.
On March 31 through April 2, we will be holding our own state convention in Memphis Tennessee. Just a few blocks off of historical Beale Street, we will kick off the 48th consecutive convention of the Tennessee affiliate with a huge Federation party. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 901.525.1800. Rates at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown are $93 per night with an approximate 20% tax. For those of you driving, parking will be an additional $13.00 per day, though you can probably find cheaper accommodations in the area around the hotel. Don’t let transportation be an issue. If you need a ride to convention, make sure and contact myself or your chapter president.
Registration is 15 dollars while banquet tickets are 35 dollars. If you are not paying for registration and banquet through your chapter, please send payment to our state Treasurer Evelyn Hogue at: 1429 Reata Pass, Memphis Tennessee, 38109, and make your checks payable to, National Federation of the Blind Tennessee.
The 2017 Scholarship Program begins on November 1, 2016 and ends on March 31, 2017.
To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
The National Federation of the Blind Tennessee’s state scholarship application is also available.
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Join the Federation!
Any individual who is blind, or any individual who wants to further the pursuits of the blind in Tennessee, is encouraged to join the NFB of Tennessee by becoming a member of one of our local chapters or divisions, or filling out our At Large Membership Form by clicking the button below.