2018 State Convention Registration Form

  • National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey
    November 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018

    515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830, 732-634-3600 (Use code NFB)
    Access Link accessible—cross street Gill Lane

    Join us at this year’s convention!
    Honoring Longtime Member BRIAN MACKEY

    LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT— BLIND WITH VISION will feature Carla McQuillan, NFB Board Member, President NFB of Oregon, & National Coordinator of the NFB BELL Academy, along with other experts on Braille, education, legislation, technology, employment, parents, students, seniors, diabetes, and much more!

    Please bring a nonperishable food, household, or personal item to donate to a local food pantry.


    • 2:00 to 6:00 PM—Technology Seminar: LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT
    • 3:00 to 9:00 PM—Exhibit Hall open

    FRIDAY, NOV. 2

    • 6:30 AM—Breakfast for those registered in the hotel
    • 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM—Exhibit Hall open—featuring accessible voting machine
    • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM—Division & Committee Meetings: Seniors, Technology, At Large, Sports & Rec, Diabetes, Braille
    • 12:00 to 1:45 PM—Lunch
    • 2:00 to 5:00 PM—Program—NJ Transit, Access Link, Library, EDGE (Employment Development Guidance Engagement) Program for Teens, Support Service Provider Program, iCanConnect, Entrepreneurs, & more
    • 5:15 PM—Dinner—$40—open to all who preregister
    • 7:00 PM—Resolutions Committee Meeting—open to all
    • 8:00 to 11:00 PM—Music, Dancing, Karaoke, Audio Darts, Trivia Game —Let’s Learn Federation History, door prizes, auction items, cash bar available; hosted by the State Affiliate and the Sports and Recreation Division


    • 6:30 AM—Breakfast for those registered with the hotel
    • 9 AM to 12 PM—General session—Presidential Report from President Joe Ruffalo, National Report from Carla McQuillan, Dept. of Human Services Update from Elisa Neira, Dep. Commissioner, DHS, CBVI Update from Dr. Bernice Davis, Acting Exec. Director, Scholarship Recipients, BELL Academy, Tech, Educational & Inspirational Presentations, door prizes, auction items, & more.
    • 12:00 to 1:45 PM—Lunch
    • 2:00 to 5:00 PM—Afternoon Session—Sports & Recreation 6-Dot Dash & Summer Challenge; 1st Timers Experience; door prizes, auction items, & more
    • 7 PM—Banquet, Keynote Address by Carla McQuillan, Scholarships, Distinguished Service Awards, door prizes, auction items, cash bar available

    SUNDAY, NOV. 4

    • 6:30 AM—Breakfast for those registered with the hotel
    • 7:00 AM—Devotions
    • 8:15 to 11:30 AM—Business Meeting—open to all—Chapter, Division, Committee Reports, Resolutions, Elections, door prizes, & auction items.

    SPECIAL ROOM RATE—$106 PER NIGHT (+ tax) Includes breakfast!

    Call 732-634-3600 to reserve your room right now. Use code NFB.
    Special rate good Wednesday – Saturday nights.
    Rate guaranteed till Oct. 5. After Oct. 5 rate may increase.

    Register by Oct. 20 to be entered into a special drawing for a prize & receive express registration at Convention.

    Can’t come to the Convention, but want to be placed on our distribution list?
    Submit the form below with your contact information, and we will add you to our mailing listing .

    Friday Dinner & Saturday Banquet tickets will be collected at meals. Pick up or purchase tickets at the Registration Table.

    Childcare will be available on Saturday only, by request. PLEASE CALL JOE RUFFALO at 973-743-0075 BY OCT. 15 TO REQUEST CHILDCARE.

    For more information on the convention, please contact Joe Ruffalo, NFBNJ President, at 973-743-0075, or visit www.nfbnj.org for updates and a list of board members, chapters, divisions, committees, programs, and projects.

    Come to the LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT—BLIND WITH VISION Convention You’ll find what you need to succeed.

    With love, hope, & determination, we transform dreams into reality.
    Live the life you want; blindness does not hold us back.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 42nd State Convention

November 1through 4, 2018
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Access Link accessible
Cross street: Gill Lane

For those arriving via Access Link, please reserve your trip with the hotel located in Woodbridge. Access Link won’t be able to find the hotel if you use Iselin.

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.