FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Bob Kresmer
President
National Federation of the Blind of Arizona
(520) 733-5894

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona to Hold 61st Annual State Convention

National Representative Scott LaBarre to Speak at Banquet

Tempe, Arizona (September 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, 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, September 7 to Sunday, September 9.  The convention will take place at the Fiesta Inn Resort in Tempe.  Scott LaBarre, president of the National Association of Blind Lawyers, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “The annual convention allows us to renew our dedication of energy, time, and resources toward our work for the blind.  All blind persons and their families, as well as those who are losing vision and parents with blind children, are welcome and encouraged to attend,” said Bob Kresmer, president of the NFB of Arizona.

Location:  Fiesta Inn Resort
               2100 S. Priest Drive
               Tempe, Arizona 85282
Date:        September 7 – September 9, 2007
Cost:        Registration: $20
               Room fee: $89 per night plus tax

This year’s convention attendees will organize the first Parents of Blind Children division for the NFB of Arizona.  The convention will provide open dialogue on issues of importance to blind children and parents, specifically the transition process from high school and college to employment.  In addition to national representative Scott LaBarre, Debby Brackett, president of the Florida Organization of Parents of Blind Children, will also offer her expertise during the convention.

For more information, contact Bob Kresmer, president of the NFB of Arizona.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit www.nfb.org