FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2006
Amy Buresh
President
National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska
(402) 465-5468

Congressman Lee Terry and Senator Lowen Kruse to Speak at National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska’s Annual Convention

Omaha, Nebraska (October 13, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska, 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 13 to Sunday, October 15.  The convention will take place at the Marriot Hotel - Omaha.  Anil Lewis, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia and a member of the NFB’s Board of Directors, will present the NFB national report and the keynote address at the convention banquet.  “Our annual convention is a great opportunity for the blind and visually impaired of our state to come together for a common cause,” said Amy Buresh, president of the NFB of Nebraska. 

Location:  The Marriot Hotel - Omaha
               10220 Regency Circle
               Omaha, Nebraska
Time:       October 13, 1:00 p.m. – October 15, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Registration: $10
               Banquet: $25

A workshop entitled “Blindness Throughout Life: From Birth Through Retirement” will take place on Friday.  The workshop will offer the opportunity to interact with and learn from a diverse panel of people with various degrees of vision loss and life experiences of living with a visual impairment.

The convention will also provide discussion on many other issues of chief concern to blind people and parents of blind children, such as education for blind children.  A breakfast meeting will be offered for parents of blind children to share support, encouragement, and important information for the advancement of opportunities for blind children.  And a conference for seniors who are losing or have lost vision, provided by the NFB of Nebraska’s Senior Division, will be held on Friday afternoon.

In addition to Anil Lewis, both the Honorable Lee Terry and the Honorable Lowen Kruse will attend and give presentations at the convention.
 
The convention will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and conclude on Sunday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Amy Buresh, president of the NFB of Nebraska.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit www.nfb.org.