FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2007
Anil Lewis
President
National Federation of the Blind of Georgia
(404) 371-1000

National Federation of the Blind of Georgia Holds 34th Annual State Convention

Dr. Joanne Wilson to Speak at Annual Banquet

Columbus, Georgia (October 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7.  The convention will take place at the Holiday Inn Columbus Airport in Columbus.  Dr. Joanne Wilson, executive director of Affiliate Action for the NFB, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia is an organization of blind people working to improve the lives of all blind people.  Please join us as we celebrate this year’s accomplishments and develop future goals for the blind in our state,” said Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia.

Location:  Holiday Inn Columbus Airport
               2800 Manchester Expressway
               Columbus, Georgia 31904
Time:       October 5, 3:00 p.m. – October 7, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Registration: $25

This year’s convention will feature sessions highlighting the importance of blindness training and offering dialogue on adult residential training facilities.  To offer the college perspective, blind college students will discuss transition tools and techniques for blind students and a panel of students from the Georgia Academy for the Blind will also share their experiences.  In addition to an exciting keynote address by Joanne Wilson and live entertainment from the Willie Moody Trio, the annual banquet on Saturday night will also include the distribution of two student scholarships.

For more information, contact Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, please visit http://www.nfbga.org.