[Nfbnet-members-list] Be a part of the history of 75

Kevan Worley kevanworley at blindmerchants.org
Mon Jun 16 17:36:48 UTC 2014

We are looking for at least 75 extremely committed Federationists to 
join the select committee of 75. Our work starts at the National 
Convention. Have you heard about the 75 Days of Action Fall campaign? 
With your help we will organize 75 new chapters and help to build and 
strengthen 75 chapters which already exist. Organizing chapters is 
fun. It can be one of the most rewarding parts of our Federation 
service. We invite our Federation brothers and sisters to take a lead 
role in a monumental effort. From September 2nd through November 16th 
we will take individual action collectively focused leading up to the 
beginning of the 75th year of the National Federation of the Blind.

Attached and pasted below, please find our special Call to Service 
Invitation. After reading the invitation, draft a very brief response 
if you are interested in becoming a member of the select committee of 
75. Send your brief paragraph to 
<mailto:75days at nfb.org>75days at nfb.org. Do not try to answer every 
question. The invitation is simply a way for you to indicate your 
desire to serve. The questions are there to stimulate thinking. They 
are to serve as a starting point to help us formulate the 75 Days of 
Action campaign.

Then, get ready for convention. Please attend one of the Spirit of 75 
chapter building training sessions. They are scheduled throughout the 
convention. Please check the agenda. Please encourage your colleagues 
who are interested in growing the movement to attend. There will be 
exciting presentations and small group activities at each session. A 
number of NFB leaders will be there to facilitate and share ideas 
about how best to build at the grassroots level. You do not have to 
be a part of the committee of 75 to attend these training sessions at 
convention. The more the merrier.

We do need at least 75 committed members of our movement to move 
forward. Get your state president to nominate you and please write 
your brief response to the Call to Service Invitation today.

As we prepare to begin our 75th year, let's build our movement in 
spectacular fashion. For more information, email 
<mailto:75days at nfb.org>75days at nfb.org or call 866-543-6808. You may 
also wish to join one of the Spirit of 75 open-line conference calls 
on Wednesday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time; Thursday, June 19 at 
8:00 p.m. Eastern time; or Sunday afternoon, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern time. Members of the 75 Days of Action steering committee 
will be on hand to facilitate the conversation and answer questions. 
To join any of these three calls dial 877-394-5901, code 4857026#.

Call to Service Invitation

Greetings fellow Federationists. More than in invitation, this is a 
call for individual action collectively focused. We are at the 
beginning of a campaign which will organize 75 new NFB chapters and 
target at least 75 existing chapters for significant increased 
development. We need at least 75 extraordinarily committed members of 
our movement to take real ownership of this campaign.  Join the 75 
Days of Action committee and be a part of history. With your 
dedicated effort, this can be one of the most significant programs 
ever undertaken in the National Federation of the Blind. But, we 
really do need volunteers from our Federation family to own the campaign.

If you are interested in being one of the committee of 75, please ask 
your affiliate president to nominate you. Please write a brief 
paragraph, using the below questions as your guide. Please send your 
paragraph to <mailto:75days at nfb.org>75days at nfb.org. We need folks who 
are willing to give a significant commitment of time, imagination, 
and energy. Are you able and willing to travel across your state to 
help organize? Does your schedule allow and are you willing to spend 
a few days this fall in another city to help organize? Are you 
willing to spend even a little of your personal funds to help others 
live the life they want?

What does the Federation mean to you?

What leadership roles have you held in the National Federation of the Blind?

Have you helped to organize a chapter in your affiliate? Another 
affiliate?  If so, which chapter and affiliate?

What activities, fundraisers, or events have you organized or helped 
to organize with your chapter or affiliate?

How many hours a week are you willing to commit to the 75 Days of 
Action campaign?  (There is no minimum or maximum.)

If you want to be a part of the Pride of 75 please write us, no more 
than a page, and provide at least some of the answers to the above 
questions. If you have questions about the process and the campaign, 
please email <mailto:75days at nfb.org>75days at nfb.org  or call 
866-543-6808.  The action is ours to take.

Kevan Worley

Executive Director

National Association of Blind Merchants


<mailto:kevanworley at blindmerchants.org>kevanworley at blindmerchants.org

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