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is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of AR 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.

Upcoming NFBAR Events

2021 NFB of Arkansas State Convention

October 28, 2021 to October 30, 2021
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Anywhere & everywhere

The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.

Arkansas Association of Blind Students (ARKABS) Meeting

November 7, 2021
Repeats every month on the first Sunday 9 times.
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Zoom Conference Call

Contact President Elizabeth Sheeler for meeting details at 479-841-7193 or nfbarkabs@gmail.com.

NFB of Arkansas State Board Meeting

November 9, 2021
Repeats every month on the second Tuesday 9 times.
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Zoom Conference Call

Contact State President Nena Chadwick for meeting details at 479-435-8348 or nchadwick@nfbar.org.

Central Arkansas Chapter Meeting

November 13, 2021
Repeats every month on the second Saturday 9 times.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Conference Call

Contact Chapter President Cindy Scott-Huisman for meeting details at 501-920-7454 or crsh@att.net.

Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Chapter Meeting

November 13, 2021
Repeats every month on the second Saturday 9 times.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Conference Call

Contact Chapter President David Henry for meeting details at 479-426-7993 or dhenry@nfbar.org.

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Beware of Spam Messages

We have received several calls, text messages, and emails over the last few days asking about emails and text messages that look like they are coming from President Nena Chadwick or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Nena or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Nena or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address or phone number they are coming from is not Nena's or others listed on the affiliate website, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails or text messages.

If you ever do have a question about an email or text message that you receive from Nena or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Nena or the name in the email or text message prior to sending any information to it.

NFBAR At Large Chapter Meat Stick Fundraiser

The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas At Large chapter is selling meat sticks. Delicious flavors like Cajun Hot and Maple bacon are favorites but there are twelve flavors to choose from.

By using this link, our chapter will receive credit for your order.
https://www.countrymeats.com/fundraiser/at-large-chapter-of-the-arkansas-national-federation-of-the-blind

Country Meats has a great customer service department and will be happy to take your call if you do not wish to order on-line. You can reach them at 352-237-5232.

For additional information, please contact chapter president Tanya VanHouten at 501-680-7007 or Vanharris62@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Information & Announcements

National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.

COVID-19 Resources

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to communicationsteam@nfb.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.

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