All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Membership is not required, nor is any degree of blindness.
Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
Our meetings are usually held the second Friday each month at 11:30 a.m., at Hale Halawai on Ali’i Drive (makai side), just south of the Hualalai Road intersection in Kailua Kona.
Our next meeting is:
November 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
N.B. There will be NO October meeting. Ironman will be using the meeting space.
Please join us
2017 CALENDARJanuary 13 Meeting, February 10 Meeting, Elections March 10 Meeting, AILH Presentation April 14 Meeting, Technology Update; Discussion: Denial works for Me May 12 Meeting, Down-loading from the Library Presentation May 14 The Miracle Worker at Aloha Theater June 9 Meeting, Coordinated Services Presentation July 4 NFB participation in the Kona Independence Day Parade July 5 Five year anniversary of Sylvia Abernathy’s passing July 10-15 NFB National Convention in Orlando, FL July 14 Meeting – Talk Story August 11 Meeting – Will Friesen speaks about Coffee Farming With Vision Loss Sept 8 Meeting – Jack Dixon demo Google Home & Android tools; Joel demo Aira Sep 30/Oct 1 State NFB Convention October No meeting October 26 Participate in Legislative Disabilities Forum at Old Airport November 3 Participate in Akamai Living Senior Health Fair at Civic Center Nov 10 Meeting Dec TBD 8:00 A.M. Trim Charity Christmas tree at Mauna Lani Dec 8 Meeting, Christmas Party Dec 21/22/23 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Gift wrapping Fund raiser at K-Mart
2016 CALENDARJanuary 8 Meeting February 12 Meeting, Elections
March 11 Meeting, Deep & Beyond Snorkel Day presentation
13 Meeting , Voting Office demo of assistive device10 Meeting, July 4 NFB participation in the Kona Independence Day Parade July 5 Four year anniversary of Sylvia Abernathy’s passing July 3-8 NFB National Convention in Orlando, FL July 8 Meeting, Speaker, HICounty teacher for visually impaired August 12 Meeting, Panel discussion on coping with vision loss Aug 26,27,28 Macy’s Shop fur a Cause Sale, NFB Fund raiser Sept 9 Meeting, Ho’opono Presentation Sept 9 3 – 7 PM Disability Legislative Forum; Kealakehe HS Oct 1/2 State NFB Convention, Elks Lodge, Honolulu October 14 Meeting, Virgil Stinnett, Update on NewsLine October 14 White Cane Awareness Walk Nov 18 Meeting, Ho’opono presentation Dec 1 8:30A.M. Trim Charity Christmas tree at Mauna Lani Dec 9 Meeting, Christmas Party Dec 10 4:0 p.m. Participate in Kailua Kona Christmas Parade Dec 21/22/23 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Gift wrapping Fund raiser at K-Mart
2015 CALENDARJanuary 9 Meeting, Elections February 13 Meeting, Speakers: How I learned to Live with Blindness March 13 Meeting, Resource Fair, Info on living with blindness April 10 Meeting, Aloha Independent Living presentation May No meeting in May June 12 Meeting, Assistive technology demo; Meet new Hoopono rep July 4 NFB participation in the Kona Independence Day Parade July 5 Three year anniversary of Sylvia Abernathy’s passing July 5-10 NFB 75th anniversary National Convention in Orlando, FL July 10 Meeting, Workshop Day August 14 Meeting, Eye health, keyboards August 29 Macy’s Shop fur a Cause Sale, NFB Fund raiser Sept 11 Meeting, Convention Report, Cane Navigation Demo Oct 10/11 State NFB Convention, Elks Lodge, Honolulu October 16 Meeting, White Cane Walk preparations October 16 Wellness Fair at Sheraton Hotel, Keauhou Bay October 18 White Cane Awareness Walk(1 PM) & Obstacle Course (2 PM) Nov 13 Meeting Dec 2 8:30A.M. Trim Charity Christmas tree at Mauna Lani Dec 11 Meeting, Christmas Party Dec 12 Participate in Kailua Kona Christmas Parade Dec 21/22/23 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Gift wrapping Fund raiser at KMart
2014 CALENDARJanuary 2 Meeting, Elections February 7 Meeting Valentine farewell for Brandi March 7 Meeting, Resources to manage living with blindness April 4 Meeting, Information Day May 1 Meeting, Speaker: Nani Fife, NFB State Affiliate President June 5 Meeting, Speaker: Mary Robblee July 3 Meeting, Prep for Parade July 1-6 NFB National Convention in Orlando, Florida July 4 NFB paeticipation in the Kona Independence Day Parade July 5 Two year anniversary of Sylvia Abernathy’s passing July 12 Sensory Safari ~ Hosted by Kona Lions & Eugene Yap August 7 Meeting August 23 Macy’s Shop fur a Cause Sale, NFB Fund raiser Sept 4 Meeting, Lions Club Update by Lona Johnson Sept 13/14 State NFB Convention, Elks Lodge, Honolulu October 2 Meeting, Rep from Voting Office: Assistive Voting October 19 CXL White Cane Awareness Walk & Obstacle Course Nov 6 Meeting, Virgil Stinnett, Newsline Coordinator, Demo Nov 16 White Cane Walk re-scheduled Nov 22 Participate in Health Fair at Konawaena Elementary Dec 1 8:30A.M. Trim Charity Christmas tree at Mauna Lani Dec 4 Meeting, Christmas Party Dec 13 Participate in Kailua Kona Christmas Parade Dec 20,22,23 Gift wrapping Fund raiser at KMart Dec 29 8:30 A.M. Take down tree at Mauna Lani
2013 CALENDARJanuary 14 Meeting, Yoga demonstration; Report on Disaster preparedness; Elections February 11 Meeting, Vocational Rehabilitation presentation March 11 Meeting, Resources to manage living with blindness April 14 Meeting, Update on transportation Issue May 12 Mothers’ Day ~ No meeting June 9 Meeting, Talk w/ Adam Fisher, Gio Hawaii Transportation July 1-6 NFB National Convention in Orlando, Florida July 4 NFB paeticipation in the Kona Independence Day Parade July 5 One year anniversary of Sylvia Abernathy’s passing July 14 Meeting, Useful apps for smart phones July 19 Picnic at Kahalu’u Beach Park 12-2 with Deep & Beyond July 26/27 Dragon Shrimp Chip Fund raisers 9-5 at Walmart August 11 Meeting, Convention report August 24 Macy’s Shop fur a Cause Sale, NFB Fund raiser Sept 5 Meeting Sept 14,15 State NFB Convention, Elks Lodge, Honolulu Sept 21 Anual Car Wash Fund raiser October 3 Meeting, Michelle Lee, HI Disability Rights Center October 4 Prime Time Wellness Fair at Sheraton Keauhou October 26 White Cane Awareness Walk Nov 7 Meeting, Debbie Wills, Hawai’i County Office of Aging Dec 5 Meeting, Christmas Party Dec 14 Participate in Christmas Parade Dec 20,21,23 Gift wrapping Fund raiser at KMart
January 9 – Medting, Presentation on Service Dogs ~ and ElectionsFebruary 13 – monthly meeting March 12 – Meeting, Presentation on Hawai’i Library for the Blind services by Irene Horvath, Kona Library Branch Mgr.; – An Introduction to Newsline presented by Milton Ota, NFB State coordinator for Newsline services March 27 – Raul Midon Concert, 10:30 AM at Kahilu Thatre, Waimea April 9 – monthly meeting May 12/13 – Gift wrapping fund raising events at KMart 10AM – 5PM May 14 – Meeting, Healing Touch presentation by Jean Cluff RN LMT CHTP June 11 – Meeting, Theraputic Horsemanship PresentationJ by Nancy Bloomfield Jun 30 – Jul 5 – National NFB Convention in Dallas, Texas July 4th – Kona Independence Day Parade ~ NFB participation July 5 – Passing of Sylvia Abernathy, W. Hawaii chapter Founde and President July 9 – Meeting, Federal Blind Vendor Program presentation by Joel Cho August 13 – Meeting, Kailua Kona Lions Club presentation by Lona Johnson August 25 – Macy’s Shop For a Cause Fund raiser Day September 8 – Car Wash Fund raiser at KMart, 9:00AM – 4:00PM September 10 – Meeting, Deep and Beyond presentation October 7 – Meeting, 1:00 PM at Mokuaikaua Church hall Dr. Kellen Kashiwa: Treatments and technologies for low vision November 12 – Meeting, Kalamaku presentation by Brandi; White Cane Walk November 23 – Gift wrapping fund raiser at KMart 12:00 – 4:00 November 24 – Gift wrapping fund raiser at KMart 9:00 – 2:00 December 10 – Meeting,Ho’opono resources and training presentation by Glenn Nakagawara and Christmas party December 15 – Kailua Kona Christmas Parade ~ meet at pool by 4:00PM December 21 – Gift wrapping fund raiser at KMart 9:00AM – 4:00PM December 22 – Gift wrapping fund raiser at KMart 9:00AM – 4:00PM December 23 – Gift wrapping fund raiser at KMart 9:00AM – 4:00PM January 14 – Meeting, Improving Balance through Yoga workshop with Qatsina