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Sports & Recreation calendar & More

The following information is being forwarded by the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Sports & Recreation Division as a courtesy, in accordance with our continued efforts to share information that may be of interest or of benefit to individuals who are blind and vision impaired.

Sports & Recreational Photos & Videos

Do you want to see the members of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey doing sports and recreational activities? If so, please visit our Sports & Recreational Photos & Videos page. If you want a picture or video to be added to this page, please contact Linda Melendez at lindamelendez220@gmail.com for details.

New Jersey NFB Book Club Registration Form

Are you interested in reading books that explain and promote the National Federation of the Blind philosophy of raising expectations and living the lives we want? This year, the Sports and Recreation book discussion group, sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports & Recreation Division, read and talked about four such books by conference call. In 2020, we’re looking forward to another year of book club meetings and all are invited.

Want to learn more about the National Federation of the Blind? Well you can by participating in the New Jersey NFB Book Club, sponsored by the Sports and Recreation Division. Jane Degenshein, our book moderator will host quarterly conference calls to discuss books from our recommended NFB reading list. Our goal is to learn about the Federation and our members through reading, discussions and sharing. All Are Welcome!

So that we have a general idea of who to expect, please complete the Book Club Registration Form. The meeting will take place on January 15th at 6:00pm. To access the call, please dial 515 604 9570 and then use the access code of 612068 followed by the pound sign. Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior for roll call and follow our conference call etiquette listed in the registration form’s confirmation email.

This quarters book is:


Title: “My heart is not blind: on blindness and perception”
Author: Michael Nye
NLS Book Number: DB94924
Reading time: 6 hours, 49 minutes
Book Description: Profiles of forty-five people who are blind or have low vision, including Larry Johnson, a longtime DJ in Mexico, and Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor who wrote about his lifesaving guide dog in Thunder Dog (DB 73300). Natalie Watkins, who has retinitis pigmentosa, is profiled twice, six years apart. 2019.

Archived New Jersey NFB Book Club Meetings

To listen to the archived meetings, please dial 515-604-9651, and entering the access code 612068 pound followed by the call reference code. You can also listen to the recordings on your computer or smart phone with the link listed with each archived meeting.

2019

  • September 18, 2019 – “Thunder Dog: a true story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust at ground zero”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 15
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • May 15, 2019 – “Out of Sight: Blind & Doing All Right”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 13
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • March 20, 2019 – “Outside Myself”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 11
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • January 16, 2019 – “The Power of Love: how Kenneth Jernigan changed the world for the blind”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 9 pound
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com

2018

  • October 10, 2018 – “Blind Ambition
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 8 pound
    Audio archive: FreeConferenceCall.com
  • June 25, 2018 – “The Blind Doctor”
    Moderator: Jane Degenshein
    Reference Code: 6 pound
    Audio Archive: FreeConferenceCall.com

NJ Theater Alliance

The websites and contact information for all NJ professional theaters associated with the NJ Theater Alliance can be found at https://www.njtheatrealliance.org. You can call to see if there are any audio described shows currently being offered.

Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s Golf Schedule

To learn what courses the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association plays at during its season and when the outings are taking place, please visit www.mabga.org/golf-schedule.

Calendar of Events

Our calendar allows for easy access and one central location to find everything Sports and Recreation related such as upcoming meetings, events, and activities. If you wish an event to be added to the calendar, please contact Linda Melendez at 732-421-7063 or lindamelendez220@gmail.com to learn what details is required for posting to the calendar.

December 18, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Winter Challenge Introductory Conference Call, Sponsored by the NFBNJ Sports and Recreation Division
    December 18, 2019  7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All Are Invited to learn about our 2020 Winter Challenge.

  • Sports and Recreation Division Monthly Conference Call
    December 18, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    NFB New Jersey Conference Call Line

    Call: 605 468 8005
    Access Code: 460994 followed by the pound sign
    Please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior for roll call and follow our NFBNJ conference call etiquette. All are invited to participate.

Blind Alive Workout Podcasts

You can view additional videos on the Eyes-Free Fitness YouTube channel.

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