Hawaii Association of the Blind Logo that has a colorful flower lei surrounding the letters HAB with a cane through the center

"advocating independence, equality and opportunity for the blind"


Saturday, March 17, 2007

C'est Si Bon Room - Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii

Convention Program: 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m // Banquet: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Part 1 (1 hour 37 minutes 38 seconds)  

* Warren Toyama - Welcome address

* Prof. Don Thomson - Walking Happily Down HAB's Memory Lane

* Robert Humphreys - Adverse Decision against Blind Vendors By Hawaii State Supreme Court

* Chris Gray - Accessible US Currency & Other ACB Issues

Part 2 (1hour 7 minutes 16 seconds)  

* Joe Cordova - Update on DVR and the Blind

* Patricia Hamamoto - Status Report on the Education of Blind Students

Part 3 (1 hour 6 minutes 57 seconds)  

* HAB Election of Officers & Board Members

* HAB Resolutions of 2007

Part 4 - intro to banquet  


Part 5 (1 hour 48 minutes 51 seconds)  

* Jeff Thom (President - California Council of the Blind)

* Message from Rosanne Gilbert (HAB Member)

* Presentation of award to Warren by itinerant teachers

* Message from Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Lt. Governor Duke Aiona

* Message from US Senator Daniel K. Akaka

* Message from US Senator Dan Inouye

* Message from Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hanneman

* Presentation of Eva Smyte Awards to Joe Cordova, Myles Tamashiro and Yolanda Phelan

* Presentation of HAB grants to itinerant teachers of Hawaii

* Chris Gray - American Council of the Blind Report

* Filo Tu - closing words

Hawaii Association of the Blind