[Central-md-chapter] June Minute Message

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June Minute Message from the Movement

 

Fellow Federationist: 

Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads and Granddads. It is not too late to
buy that gift for Dad or for the graduate in your life or to commemorate an
anniversary and help the NFBMD by using Amazon Smile. If you have not
already set up your Amazon Smile account to benefit NFBMD, use this link to
get started: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1301033
<https://smile.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=GWJ5YQKEU73G&C=1GAY0J721E4O0&H=5YJTHLZ
W1AOEGFUORKUVM399KBEA&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2Fch%2F52-1301033%
3Fref_%3Dpe_732550_140418350> .

Are you ready for the 75th Anniversary Convention of the National Federation
of the Blind? If you have not signed up to participate in breaking the World
Guinness Book Record at the Convention on July 8, please do so right away by
going to https://www.nfb.org/gwr
<http://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=4289&qid=837152>
. If you need assistance, call me or send me an email offline and I will
help you register. 

The best way to get from the airport to your convention hotel is to use
SuperShuttle, The rates are $16.00 one way and $28 round trip to the Rosen
Centre or the Rosen Plaza. Make your reservation by going to
http://groups.supershuttle.com/nfb75.html
<http://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=4292&qid=837152>
or by calling 1-800-258-3826.

You will not want to miss the Maryland Caucus. Date: Monday, July 6. Time:
9pm Location: Salon 4 at the Rosen Centre. Be sure to bring your banquet
ticket for banquet exchange.

We need lots of help at the Maryland table. Contact Darlene Barrett to let
her know when you can work at the table in the exhibit hall. Our table
number is B8. We have something for everyone. Need some cash? Buy our
instant lottery tickets and you could win $2, $5, $10, or $20. Need a pick
me up? We have snacks. For kids of all ages, we will be selling the
hard-to-get braille card games Quibbler and 5 Crowns. Enjoy a challenge?
Play Wooden Triangle Solitaire. Leave room in your suitcase for all of the
great things you will find at the exhibit hall.

The NFB of Maryland has a new local chapter.  On June 6 the following
officers for the Carroll County Chapter were elected:  Cathy
Orzolek-Kronner, President; Christopher Nusbaum, Vice-President; Brian
Keseling, Secretary; Christine Day, Treasurer.  I am sure we will hear more
about this new chapter in the coming months.  Welcome to the Federation
family.

Congratulations to Mark Durst who is the new President of the Greater
Cumberland Chapter.

We have a busy summer ahead.  After Convention we move to our BELL programs
at the end of July.  

The I C.A.N. Foundation helps blind students throughout the state get
technology and much more. Support this foundation by purchasing tickets to
the Frederick Keys baseball game on August 1. For more information, contact
Chris Nusbaum or Wendy Cox at  <mailto:dotmom66 at yahoo.com>
dotmom66 at yahoo.com

Start saving your pennies for the August 7 Crab Feast.  Tickets are $55 on
or before July 31.  After that tickets are $60.  Here is the calendar with
more specifics.

July 5-10. 75th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind in
Orlando. Florida.

July 20-31, excluding weekends. NFB BELL program in Salisbury.

July 27 thru August 7, excluding weekends.  NFB BELL programs in Baltimore
and Glendale. 

August 1. Frederick Keys baseball game to benefit the I C.A.N. Foundation

August 7. Crab Feast to be held at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21236. For the benefit of the John T. McCraw Scholarship and
Youth Empowerment Stipend program.

August 20. Possibilities Fair to be held at BISM, 3345 Washington Blvd.,
Baltimore, MD 21227.

October 3.  Dinner and Auction at the Knights of Columbus, College Park for
the benefit of the John T. McCraw Scholarship and Youth Empowerment Stipend
program.

November 13-15.  NFBMD Annual State Convention, to be held in Ocean City,
MD.

 

 

 

Sharon Maneki, President

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

410-715-9596

 

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