With the new school year about to begin, it is time for our older members to start thinking about college plans and looking into the possibility of college scholarships. There are a number specifically for blind and visually impaired students. John Buckley has provided us with the following information to help you begin your scholarship search. 

The American Foundation for the Blind probably offers the single best source for locating college scholarships for blind and visually impaired students on its web site at  Other Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

While you’ll need to check with any college you’re interested in, the following are general guidelines for applying for college acceptance and scholarships:

–October-March deadlines for most college scholarships

–November 1-January 1 deadline for early college admissions

–January 1-February 1 deadline for most college applications

–May 1 deadline for transfer applications

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Wine Tasting at Pero's

The Cycling for Sight teams have completed their ride in California and are back in Knoxville. Here is a first hand report from Sue Buckley.

Our West Coast trip was a dream…

 Twelve Club VIBES Tandem Team Crew members traveled out to San Diego for the 10th annual Blind Stoker Club fundraising event in support of the San Diego Center for the Blind this last month. The trip was more than we expected. Every one of our volunteers as well as our visually impaired members had a total and complete blast. Not only did we have time to tandem bike prior to the two day event ride we also had a three hour surfing and boogie board lesson by the area Challenged Athlete Foundation team. Lunch on the beach was cooked for us and we enjoyed meeting new surfing friends.  We also visited the Mid-Way museum for a touch of history and walked in the sand along the beach at sunset. If you had a chance to see our amazing Facebook posts you will see the smiles across the miles that we had together. (Friend us on Facebook and come see)  What a wonderful bonding experience and learning opportunity for all of us!

One very important thing we learned; we have a tremendous group of Pilot volunteers dedicated to the program and our membership. Thanks to all who made this trip happen for our Club. We could never say thanks enough. It was truly a life changing trip with many new experiences that took us out of our comfort zone and made us tighter as a team. Rumor has it that many are already talking about a trip to Florida in our future. Stay tuned.

 Sue Buckley

Club VIBES President and Tandem Tailgunner

Cycling for Sight 2014

Helping Peggy McDaniel

Peggy McDaniel is a very special Club VIBES friend. An orientation and mobility specialist, she was with Club Vibes from the very start. She even served on our first Board of Directors. Peggy is now battling a rare form of cancer and, due to financial struggles, is on the verge of losing her home! Please take a moment to visit this page and help her stay in her home!

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