Now is the time to start thinking about joining several OAB members in the beautiful, scenic area around Deadwood South Dakota , fromSaturday, January 21, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2017 for a fun-filled time cross-country (XC), downhill skiing, and snowshoeing and snowmobile riding with Black Hills Ski For Light Winter 2017! With two different venues provided skiers can choose to do both downhill and XC skiing, or just stick with one, but whatever you choose you are assured a fantastic time! Black Hills Ski For Light Winter Events 2017 page is the place to visit and make sure you bookmark the page so you… Continue Reading Get Ready, Get Set, Prepare to SKI!Read on here…

Betty Brocker has been an Omaha Association of the Blind member for 5 years, and she always comes to each meeting with a huge smile and warm personality. She is friend to all who make her acquaintance! Betty and her life partner Andrew are ready to pitch-in whenever necessary, helping in anyway needed. She is an avid walker, tandem biker and practices Yoga. She is an inspiration to everyone!Read on here…

KETV Channel 7 Covers OAB’s “We Bike Better Together” 3rd Annual Tandem Bike Ride Link to KETV News report video A BIG THANKS to our Sponsors. We couldn’t have pulled off the 2015 “We Bike Better Together” tandem bike ride without the donations from our sponsors and the help from all of our volunteers. If you would like to be involved in this event next year as a biker, volunteer or sponsor please contact us at info@omahaassociationoftheblind.org or 402-341-3017. Sponsors list of 9 items ◾ lead sponsor: Outlook Nebraska, Inc. ◾ Jodi Mackie ◾ Hyatt ◾ James Harvey ◾ Anita Stauffer ◾ Eric Stueckrath ◾… Continue Reading “We Bike Better Together!” 3rd Annual Tandem Bike Rally September 2015Read on here…

OAB members know how to give back, and pay it forward, proving it with the successful food drive at our Thanksgiving Dinner meeting in November. Everyone enjoyed an opportunity to help others, and the amount of food donated made this event a huge success. All of the food and cans collected will be donated to the Omaha Food Bank, serveing the Greater Omaha area. Hats off again to our dedicated membership for coming through with your heartfelt food donations, and helping to give someone else a happier, healthier Thanksgiving!. Here are some pictures from the meeting on November 19, 2015, courtesy of Megan M. This… Continue Reading Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Successful Food Drive 2015Read on here…

Barb Epworth is the November 2015 OAB Member of the Month. She has been a member of the Omaha Association of the Blind for 52 years, and is our longest standing member. She has given of her time and talents over the years by serving for several years on the OAB board, and for a time served as President. Barb answers the OAB phone, and helps with calling the OAB members when a dinner or other event is being planned. She also announces and welcomes all new members and guests. Barb cares greatly about the OAB members, and is dedicated to the continuing work of… Continue Reading Barbara Epworth November Member of the Month 2015Read on here…

James Harvey is the October 2015 OAB Member of the Month. James, also known as Jim, is a very dedicated member of OAB. He is in the front row at every meeting and is always happily singing and clapping along with musical guests and kindly compliments them on their instruments and song choices. Jim loves playing instruments and entertains OAB members playing his violin and ukulele. “I just like to make people happy with music,” Harvey says. Jim has been working hard to organize an upcoming bowling event, “This is How We Roll Holiday Bowl”. Jim has been fundraising, ordering t-shirts, making phone calls and… Continue Reading James Harvey Member of the Month October 2015Read on here…

Melissa Salzman is the September 2015 OAB Member of the Month. Melissa is originally from Milford, Nebraska, and studied at Rosedale Bible College, in Irwin, Ohio. Melissa now lives in Omaha and is employed with Outlook Nebraska, Inc. Melissa is outgoing, motivated and organized. Everyone who meets her likes her. She is the OAB’s Recreation Events Coordinator. Melissa recently was the lead organizer of the OAB’s 3rd Annual tandem bike ride. Melissa was monumental in raising money for this event as well as many others. As always anything Melissa puts her mind to, turns out to be a great success, and this was true at… Continue Reading Melissa Saltzman – September Member of the Month 2015Read on here…

Mary Sheldon is the July 2015 OAB Member of the Month. Mary always enjoys coming to the monthly meetings and brings her enthusiasm and optimistic attitude to each OAB meeting. Like so many other people with vision loss, Mary lives with other major health related issues. Even with the many challenges she encounters, She is always positive, courageous, and a source of inspiration to others. Mary is active in her church and strong in her faith. She frequently volunteers for opportunities to serve others, especially with children. Say hello to Mary at the next meeting and you are guaranteed a smile!Read on here…

The Omaha Association of the Blind met at Roberts Manor at 1024 S. 32nd St., in Omaha, NE for a demonstration of judo, tae-kwando, and other self-defense techniques from the Tae-Judo club on July 12, 2014. “This is a sport they can do equally as well as sighted peers,” said Kathy Brown-Hollins, a member of the Tai-Judo club since February 2014. Coach Wilbert Merriweather started reaching out and began working with people who are visually impaired to teach them the art of judo and to teach them self-defense. Coach Merriweather echoes that judo and tae-kwando can be used as self-defense. “All can be used as… Continue Reading Blind & Visually Impaired in the Greater Omaha area learn judoRead on here…