Greetings Fellow Federationists
In keeping with the theme and attitude of “Spirit 2015,” the communications committee of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia aims to raise the bar on promotion and demonstration of independence, camaraderie, and empathy to the blind and sighted community. Using the platform of YouTube as a source of information, we have successfully captured the eyes of the federation on the national level. We plan to further expand our message’s horizon by hopefully involving all of you in our communications seminar at state convention.
In this seminar, which will take place Friday, October 30, 2015, we will reintroduce the committee and our goals to those who are familiar with it and introduce it to those that are unaware of its existence. We will be able to answer any questions you may have about our message, the social media mediums we use, and how often we update these platforms. We will also show you past work that has been done on our blooming YouTube channel. Finally, we request that attendees volunteer to share their feelings about the Federation and why they love being a federationist. This can be done in one of three facets:
- Shooting a short 1-2 minute video explaining why you are a
Federationist or what the Federation means to you.
- Taking a picture holding a bedazzled banner reading #Spirit2015 or
#NFBVirginia that will be shared on our Facebook page.
- Sharing a short blurb on what the Federation means to you and
identifying your chapter (Blurb will be placed on the Twitter page).
I would be elated if we have a large amount of people attending the seminar and volunteering to allow themselves, their children, or their family to be part of our state, national, and international that we have “Spirit” not just for 2015, but for years to come.
I look forward to seeing all of you at convention and can’t wait to experience “Spirit 2015” with each and every one of you. If you have any questions about the seminar, please feel free to e-mail the communications committee chair, John Bailey, at
or myself at
Robert Parsons Jr
Richmond Chapter Communications Delegate
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia