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National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota 2020 Annual State Convention goes virtual!

September 11th and 12th 2020

We invite anyone and everyone to join with our federation family from across the nation to unite with us and gather via the Zoom platform for our 2020 state convention.

Join us to learn about the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota and why the federation is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself!

learn what is going on in North Dakota and beyond from some of our guest speakers including Pam Allen, the National Federation of the Blind Vice President and Executive Director of the Louisiana Training Center for the Blind who will kick off our convention on Friday morning following our welcome from our National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota President Jesse Shirek!  

We will hear an inspirational presentation from Michael Hingson the author of “Thunder Dog” on the 19th anniversary of 911. Michael and his former guide dog Roselle led a group of people out to safety. During the 911 attacks.

Our neighbors in Minnesota will be in attendance, including Executive Director, Jennifer Kennedy of BLIND Inc, one of the three National Federation of the Blind training Centers in Minneapolis.

There will be a session on Friday evening for parents of blind students’ and teachers of the blind.

Vendor presentations.

Saturday evening Banquet, and a brief presentation from the National Federation of the Blind National Scholarship winner Paxton Frankie of Fargo, followed by our featured banquet speaker who will stand in for our National President Mark Riccobono.

Our agenda is building each day, so register today to get the latest updates.

There is no cost to attend but you must register to be eligible for a chance to win door prizes and receive updates and the full agenda with access information to the Zoom rooms for each session.  The Zoom platform gives access via a computer and the internet, smart phone apps, dial-in on a mobile phone or land line.

Register here for free by filling out the secure Google form

We will hold elections this year for the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota. To vote, you must be a member in good standing prior to the start of the convention. You can still pay dues by credit or debit card using PayPal.

Pay your membership dues or renew your membership.

Donations appreciated and can be made through PayPal:

For any questions or inquiries about convention and/or membership, you can contact Sherry Shirek,

2020 Convention Planning and Membership Chair sherrybeth7@gmail.com or call/text 701-781-3055.

We look forward to your participation in the 2020 National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota state convention!

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