The National Federation of the Blind
of Connecticut
Announcements
Lake Zoar Water-Ski Clinics

The Lake Zoar Water-Ski Club will be holding several events over the coming months. Including their summer camp for visually impaired children, held July 8 through July 12. On June 22, the club had an open water-ski clinic for any interested in learning the sport or just trying their luck. They plan another open clinic later in the summer. For details about The Lake Zoar Water-Ski Club and their upcoming events, call Allan Golabek at (203) 743-9238.

Lake Zoar Water-Ski Club
90 Housatonic Drive
Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06492
(203) 426-0666
Email: lakezoarwaterski@aol.com


Books

The Stratford Library Association Children's Department now has a selection of popular children's Books in Braille. These are available to patrons and circulate for
Three weeks. In addition, the Stratford Library has a variety of books on tape for
Children, teens, and adults.

For further information, please call the Children's Department at (203) 385-6165, or visit the library.

Stratford Library Association
Children's Department
2203 Main St.
Stratford, CT 06615
www.stratford.lib.ct.us


White Cane Bank

Thanks to a generous donation from "Help for the Blind of Eastern Connecticut", the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut has been able to revitalize the "White Cane Bank". If any blind individual needs a new long white cane or if a blind child needs to exchange his/her white cane for a longer one, please call our community outreach office at 860-289-1971.


Volunteer Readers

The community outreach office of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut has compiled a list of volunteer readers throughout the state. Through a public service announcement on radio and television, many people have called our office and have offered their time to read to blind people. Any blind person who is in need of a reader for any purpose, call our office at (860) 289-1971


Scholarships Available:

Scholarships are available to legally blind individuals who live in or are attending school in Connecticut: post secondary, secondary and personal advancement scholarships. Deadline: September 15, 2002. For further information, call the community outreach office of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut at (860) 289-1971.


Contribute to the Federationist in Connecticut

The Federationist in Connecticut welcomes contributions. Please make checks payable to NFBCT and send to Bruce Woodward, Treasurer, 18 Boulter Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109


In Your Will

If you or a friend would like to remember the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut in your will, you can do so by employing the following language: "I give, devise and bequeath unto the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, 580 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108, a state of Connecticut nonprofit corporation, the sum of $____ (or "____percent of my net estate" or "the following stocks and bonds") to be used for its worthy purposes on behalf of blind persons."


Submission of Articles

The Federationist in Connecticut welcomes submissions from anyone in Connecticut who has an issue or story of interest. Send submissions to: swesthaver@earthlink.net

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For more information, E-mail us at: info@nfbct.org


The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 289-1971

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Updated August 16, 2002