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2023 Workers for the Blind Events
If you would like to attend a luncheon you must contact Rose Baily at 260 492 5678 two weeks prior to the event so transportation and meal preparations can be made.
- April 27 Volunteer Expo: 3PM-6PM. Location: Glenbrook Mall Coliseum Boulevard and North Clinton Street.
- May 13 Disability Expo: 10AM-3PM. Location: Memorial Coliseum on Parnell Avenue.
- May 17 Luncheon and Elections: Noon-2PM. Location: Calvary united Methodist church on Winchester Road.
- June 10 Vision Walk: 9AM. Location: Headwaters Park on North Clinton Street.
- June 21 Luncheon: Noon-2PM. Location: Our Lady of Good Hope Church on Saint Joe Road.
- July 19 Luncheon: Noon-2PM. Location: Saint Judes Catholic Church on Pembelton Avenue.
- August 19 Annual Picnic: Noon-3PM. Location: David Hefner Pavilion on Saint Marys Avenue.
- September 16 and 17 Johnny Appleseed Fair: 8AM-5PM both days. Location: Memorial Coliseum on Parnell Avenue.
- October 18 Luncheon: Noon-2PM. Location: Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne on Winchester Road.
- December 9 Christmas party celebration: Noon-2PM. Location: Classic Cafe on Hillegass Road.
2022 Winter-Spring Update
To ALL WORKERS FOR THE BLIND MEMBERS, PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS
From: Kenneth R. Yahne, Chairman, Board of Directors
Date: March 11, 2022
BOARD MEETINGS: We continue to meet monthly at the Sunrise Cafe to discuss issues and the progress we are making on future activities and meetings.
If you have issues that you believe we should address, or any questions about what is going on, please contact any Board member. Also, we need people to step up and run for Board or Officer positions. Please feel free to call me at any time (9:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.) at (260) 438-9216.
Kenneth R. Yahne, Chairman, Board of Directors
The Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind (IAWB) was founded on December 12, 1912 in Indianapolis. Its first president was W. E. Metcalf. The stated purpose of the organization was advocacy for the blind in Indiana. It has since evolved to help all persons who are suffering from significant visual impairment (legally blind) to come together and discuss issues of common significance and to provide social activities geared for such persons.
Currently the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Workers conducts a monthly luncheon meeting for all members, annual indoor summer picnic and annual Christmas dinner.
To assist all persons who are suffering from significant visual impairment in coming together for the purpose of discussing issues of common significance and to provide ongoing social activities for members and charitable assistance where needed.
This organization is wonderful. I have a daughter who is totally blind and has become free and encouraged to try whatever her dreams maybe because of this group. She has made many friends and each one encourages the other.
Recent News and Events
November 2020 Update
To: ALL WORKERS FOR THE BLIND MEMBERS From: Kenneth R. Yahne Chairman, Board of Directors On Wednesday, November 4th, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind held its monthly Board meeting by telephone conference call. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all aware that the numbers in…
August 10 Letter to members
August 10, 2020 To: ALL WORKERS FOR THE BLIND MEMBERS From: Kenneth R. Yahne Chairman, Board of Directors On Wednesday, August 5th, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind held its monthly Board meeting by telephone conference call. One of the items on the agenda was the issue of how…