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2019 NFB of New Mexico Convention

The 2019 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico will be held from April 4-7, 2019. Everyone is invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 4th.

Join us as we work together to shape our future. Be a part of the largest gathering of blind people to be held in New Mexico!

Convention Location and Hotel Rates

Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel and Spa
1000 Woodward Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-245-7100

Convention hotel rates are $93 per night (plus tax) for singles, doubles, triples, and quads. Room reservations must be made no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 505-245-7100. Please remember to inform the hotel that you want the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico” room block rate.

For those of you who are driving to the hotel and parking their overnight, the hotel will charge an overnight parking fee of $10 per night.

click here to make your hotel reservation for the NFB of New Mexico State convention.

Meet Our National Representative

We are happy to welcome as our National Representative Ron Brown, Second Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind. Mr. Ron Brown is a long time federationist, an advocate, and owns two successful businesses. He has been quoted as saying, “Becoming a member of the national board is the fulfillment of a life dream.” Come meet him and learn how being a member of our empowering organization has changed his life.

Convention Highlights

Highlights planned for the convention include:

  • Exhibits displaying technology and other items useful to the blind
  • Meetings of seniors, students, and parents of blind children to discuss current successes and challenges
  • Program items dealing with the training, education, and employment of the blind
  • Feature Event: Ballroom Dance demonstration by our very own Joanie Martinez, formerly of New Mexico

Convention Agenda

The agenda for the 2019 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico is now available for reading and download. Click to read or right click to download the convention agenda.

Child Care

Arrangements for child care should be made before March 1, 2019 by calling Christine Hall at 505-268-3895 or emailing her at c.tessa4@comcast.net.

Register For The Convention

Pre-registration for the convention is now closed. If you would like to register, please come to the registration table when it opens on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 AM, or see the agenda for other times when registration is open.

Convention Contacts

Sarah R. Villavicencio, Registration Chair
Phone: 505-550-4220
Email: NFBNM.ABQchapter.Treasurer@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
860 Manzano Ave. SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Christine Hall, Convention Coordinator
Phone: 505-268-3895
Email: c.tessa4@comcast.net

Chapter At Large

We have temporarily suspended the activities of our Chapter At Large, which is intended to provide a Federation chapter for those of our members who either have no chapter in their local area or are unable to attend meetings of a local chapter near them.

President Adelmo Vigil asks anyone who is interested in building the At Large Chapter to contact him, either by telephone or via email. Call 575-921-5422 or send email to NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com.

Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Alamogordo, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, Curtis Chong, at 303-745-0473.

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader

Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.