"Advocating Independence, Equality,
and Opportunity for the Blind"
Next HAB General Meeting - February 4, 2023
HAB 56th Annual Convention at Ala Moana Hotel - March 3rd and 4th, 2023
Link to interview with Dave Lawrence and Vickie Kennedy regarding our upcoming Convention
HAB Committees and Their Descriptions
The purpose of the Advocacy committee is to lend support, testimonials, and membership presence to legislative bills that support blind and visually impaired persons in Hawai'i. The committee also provides advocacy education to blind and visually impaired persons in the state of Hawai'i.
Link to Supporting Docs for Legislative Bills
The purpose of the Contact committee is to inform members of upcoming events, meetings, and information regarding the blind community at large.
The purpose of the Events committee is to host all special events, including, but not limited to, the HAB annual convention, Thanksmas and New Year's parties, and other social events.
The purpose of the Fundraising committee is to continue mini-fundraisers, such as cookie sales, Zippy's tickets, etc. The committee will also continue to put on potential mega-fundraising events, such as auctions, luau dinners, Amazon smiles, etc.
Gadgets and Gizmos Committee:
The purpose of the Gadgets and Gizmos committee is to provide educational updates on daily living and technology aids.
The purpose of the Membership committee is to promote and educate potential members to the Hawai'i Association of the Blind. The committee will also lend support to members by reporting all birth announcements, marriages, and member passings as needed.
Parents and Youths Committee (PAY):
The purpose of the Parents and Youths committee is to facilitate relationships with parents and their blind or visually impaired child or children. The committee will also dedicate themselves to holding sessions that will provide information and education that will enrich the lives of parents and blind and visually impaired children.
Publicity and Media Committee:
The purpose of the Publicity and Media committee is to provide information and historical and pertinent information to anyone interested in the Hawai'i Association of the blind by way of the HAB website, Facebook, Instagram, Newsletter, and any other forms of social media. Any reports, informational notices, etc, will be reported through the Publicity and Media committee as needed.
The purpose of the Scholarship committee is to promote and review applicant submissions and the ultimate selection of scholarship recipients.