April Message from the Movement

Fellow Federationists:

Many thanks to all who helped make the 2015 session of the Maryland General Assembly a very productive one for the blind of Maryland.  Gov. Hogan appropriated $250,000 to continue the work of the CENA, the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, Public Information, and Commerce.  The Maryland General Assembly kept that money in the budget.  We look forward to the great things that CENA will accomplish, especially its plan to provide access to the over 10 million books in the HathiTrust. 

February 2015 Minute Message from the Movement

Fellow Federationists,

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.  Amazon is a great source for everything including valentine treats.  Be sure to use Amazon Smile and help NFBMD put a smile on a blind child’s face.  We will use funds from this project to support our three NFB BELL programs in Maryland.  Please send this link to all of your relatives, friends and neighbors.

Minute Message from the Movement

Fellow Federationists,

As we prepare for the Holidays and the New Year, keep in mind the following Federation activities:

During this season of shopping, we have a new way to encourage family and friends to help the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland BELL Program. 

If you want to purchase something on Amazon, go to

Minute Message from the Movement

As we start the holiday season with Thanksgiving, I want to share some reasons for thanks.

I am thankful for the leadership of our immediate past president, Melissa Riccobono and hope to carry on her great ideas such as periodically writing these messages.  I look forward to the suggestions and ideas of all of our members so that we can continue to help all of the blind of Maryland live the life we want.

National Harbor Chapter Meet The Blind Month Activity

Members of the National Harbor Chapter participated in a Meet The Blind Month activity. They visited with students at the Dreams & Visions Christian Learning Center in Landover Maryland. 

Minute Messages from the Movement

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

Minute Messages from the Movement

Melissa Riccobono, President

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Note from the President

Thank you to all who provided such positive feedback regarding these One Minute Messages! Please keep your comments and ideas for content coming! Also, thank you to Mark Riccobono for helping with the template for these messages. It certainly makes my job easier!


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