Braille Monitor                                                 November 2010

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News from the Federation Family

Register Now for the Braille Reading Pals Club:

Club Registration is now open for the year beginning January 1, 2011. The Braille Reading Pals Club is the NFB’s early literacy program encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low-vision children (ages infant to seven). Participating club members will receive:

The program’s mission is to introduce young children and their families to Braille; to provide parents with literacy strategies to use with their children; to direct parents to essential resources for promoting success for their young blind children; and to help parents promote early literacy skills, a love of reading, and a positive attitude about Braille through daily reading with their blind children.

To learn more about this exciting program or to register, visit <>, or call (410) 659-9314, ext. 2295. Sponsored in part by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) and the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF)


At its September 11, 2010, meeting, the Old Capitol Chapter of the NFB of Iowa elected the following officers: president, Priscilla McKinley; vice president, Donna Prime; secretary/treasurer, Jonathan Ice; and at-large board members, Intesar Duncan and Darrel Kirby.


At its convention held September 17 to 19, 2010, the NFB of Iowa elected the following to serve two-year terms: president, Michael Barber; first vice president, April Enderton; second vice president, Darrel Kirby; secretary, Scott Van Gorp; treasurer, Curtis Chong; and board members, Ted Hart, Priscilla McKinley, Miranda Morse, Tai Blas, and Randy Walker.

In Brief

 Notices and information in this section may be of interest to Monitor readers. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information; we have edited only for space and clarity.

Fragrant Candle-Like Warmers Available:

Scentsy is a line of flameless, wickless, fragrant candle-like ceramic warmers. Scentsy Warmers are a decorative, safer alternative to traditional candles and use a low-watt bulb to melt a special wax slowly while maximizing fragrance time. They are safer around animals and children because there is no flame and the melted wax does not get hot enough to burn. Scentsy bars are available in over eighty fragrances, and the warmers are available in a variety of styles and colors.
Visit the Website at <>. To discuss product selection, contact Jywanza Maye at (347) 878-6293.

NFB Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the efforts 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.

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