Meetings & Event Calendar

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:

August , 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Please join us

Will Friesen will speak about coffee farming with vision loss.

2017 CALENDAR

January 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
Aug T B D           Macy’s Shop fur a Cause Sale, NFB Fund raiser
Sept 8                   Meeting – Jack Dixon speaks about Android Tools For Vision Loss
Oct 7/8                 State NFB Convention
October  13          Meeting
October TBD       White Cane Awareness Walk 
Nov   10                 Meeting 
Dec TBD                8:00 A.M.  Trim Charity Christmas tree at Mauna Lani
Dec 8                Meeting, Christmas Party
Dec TBD                4:30 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
 

 2016 CALENDAR

January 8      Meeting  
February 12   Meeting, Elections
March 11        Meeting, Deep & Beyond Snorkel Day presentation
May 13           Meeting , Voting Office demo of assistive devise
June 10           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 CALENDAR

January 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 CALENDAR

January 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 CALENDAR

January 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
 
 

2012 CALENDAR

January 9         –  Medting, Presentation on Service Dogs ~  and Elections

February 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