[Ct-nfb] Quotes from a Michael Hingson seminar

Elizabeth Rival erival at comcast.net
Thu Oct 27 14:34:27 UTC 2011

Yes, we have several booths in the  hall from 8am. To 6pm. Kara's Braille t
shirts, Noreen's books, Steve Deltotto's technology and talk , Vision
Dynamic technology . hope this helps. Beth 


From: ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of James Scrimgeour
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:23 PM
To: NFB of Connecticut Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] Quotes from a Michael Hingson seminar


Beth, Do you have any more specific information about the technology
presentations at the convention? (time, place, content, etc.) Chrissy

On Oct 26, 2011, at 2:35 PM, Elizabeth Rival wrote:









November 5 & 6, 2011


Ramada Plaza - Hartford Downtown

50 Morgan Street

Hartford, CT 06120




National NFB Representative

Dr. Marc Maurer, President

National Federation of the Blind

General Information


It's time to gather for the 40th Annual State Convention of the National
Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. Each year we meet to share ideas, to
inform, to instruct and to have fun with our fellow Federationists, families
and friends. Our conventions include updates on topics of interest to us
including new technology, division meetings, personal anecdotes, raffles,
door prizes, vendors and much more.




Steve DelTatto

Silver Lining Technologies


Kara Euvino

Braille Tees


Tracy Andrews

Vision Dynamics


Noreen Grice

You Can Do Astronomy


Hotel Information


The Ramada Plaza-Downtown Hartford is located at 50 Morgan Street in
Hartford. It is conveniently located just off the intersection of Routes 91
and 84. Take Exit 32B from Route 91 or Exit 50 from Route 84.


Convention rates are $89.00 plus tax per room per night. Room rates apply to
Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations must be made by October 22nd in
order to receive the discounted room rates. Call the Ramada Plaza at
860-549-2400 and mention that you are attending the National Federation of
the Blind of Connecticut convention to reserve your room.


The Ramada Plaza offers free shuttle service from the Hartford Bus & Train
Station. If you want to use this shuttle, call the hotel when you get to the
station and you will get picked up.

Convention Agenda


We are not holding a hospitality night on Friday evening this year. Feel
free to join our state affiliate Beth Rival and our NFB president &
representative Dr. Marc Maurer in the hotel restaurant at dinnertime.


Saturday, November 5, 2011


Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM. During our
morning session, we will hear from Beth Rival, our State President; Dr. Marc
Maurer, our National Representative; Brian Sigman, Bureau of Rehab Services,
Board of Education and Services for the Blind; and Carol Taylor, Director of
the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.


Our afternoon session will start with what has become our annual fun game of
NFB Jeopardy hosted by Nathanael Wales and Carol Lemieux.


Our Saturday convention program will also include presentations about
technology, small business opportunities with E-Bay, the 2011 Youth Slam and
NASA's 2011 space launch, national scholarship winners' experiences at the
national convention in Orlando, and the Rolex 24 that was held in January.
Steve Thal will also host a panel on emergency preparedness.


The National Association of Guide Dog Users of Connecticut will hold their
annual meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. President Maryanne Melley will lead
discussions including topics such as 2012 National Guide Dog Month.


With the help of our scholarship winners, Kristen Giantonio and Krafters
Korner Joyce Kane will host a fun hour of games and crafts for children and
parents from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.


Saturday evening begins at 7:00 PM with a banquet followed by our keynote
speaker, Dr. Marc Maurer. Scholarships will be awarded, door prizes and
raffles will be drawn. We will also hear the winning entry from this year's
Writing Contest.


Please plan to stay after the banquet to meet and greet our scholarship



Sunday, November 6, 2011


At 8:00 AM, we will be serving a full breakfast, followed by our annual
board meeting, which will include the election of a secretarial and two
board member positions.

Registration Form


Name ________________________________________________________________

Street ________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip _________________________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________________________________

E-mail ________________________________________________________________


Please check the events you plan to attend, and the number of people

______ Complete Convention Package: $45.00

______ Saturday and Banquet: $37.00

______ Saturday Only: $15.00

______ Banquet Only: $25.00

______ Sunday Only: $10.00

______ Vegetarian meals requested


______ No, I cannot attend the 2011 state convention, but I am enclosing a
donation to the NFB of CT.



Sorry, we do not take charge cards. Make your check payable to the NFB of
CT, and mail it with your registration form to:


477 Connecticut Blvd, Suite 217

East Hartford, CT 06108


Registration deadline is October 26th. People registering at the door will
be charged an additional $10.00 regardless of meals desired. Save money,
register by mail. All questions concerning meals, registration, etc. should
be directed to our outreach office at 860-289-1971 or info at nfbct.org.






From: ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Terry Hulbert
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:38 PM
To: 'NFB of Connecticut Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] Quotes from a Michael Hingson seminar


Hey Elizabeth


Good job with the hotel and sorry for the bashing you took! Is there any way
that you could send us an agenda for the convention?






From: ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Elizabeth Rival
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:11 AM
To: 'NFB of Connecticut Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] Quotes from a Michael Hingson seminar


Yes he is. I talked with him and this year he can't make the convention but
he will try for next year , that would be great. Beth


From: ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Deb Reed
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 4:11 PM
To: nfb of CT list serve
Subject: [Ct-nfb] Quotes from a Michael Hingson seminar


Hi everyone,

I recently listened to a seminar given by the author of "Thunder Dog",
Michael Hingson and thought they would be empowering to all of us. These are
the two quotes given during the seminar provided by the Hadley School for
the Blind.


" Often a hero is just someone doing their job."


"Don't let your sight get in the way of your vision."


Wonderful words to live by.

Ct-nfb mailing list
Ct-nfb at nfbnet.org
To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://nfbnet.org/pipermail/ct-nfb_nfbnet.org/attachments/20111027/2a6093ea/attachment.html>

More information about the CT-NFB mailing list