[Ct-nfb] FW: fund raiser

Nathanael T. Wales ntwales at omsoft.com
Wed Oct 9 01:52:42 UTC 2013


Trevor was talking about the tickets to the event for Gigi.


From: Stanley Torow 
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:17 PM
To: 'NFB of Connecticut Mailing List' 
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] FW: fund raiser

sorry i haven't been on the list serve for a while. so i'm not sure what fund raising you're talking about. but do you know the cost of a movie ticket? adult tickets in milford are very expensive.

From: Ct-nfb [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Trevor Attenberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:11 PM
To: 'NFB of Connecticut Mailing List'; 'Brian Sigman'; 'Steve Famiglietti'
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] FW: fund raiser

Good stuff, but wouldn’t they raise more money if they charged the adult price for blind attendees? It’d also make blind people seem more like equal adults than like kids under 14, right? I just thought I’d point this out.





From: Ct-nfb [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Rival
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:48 AM
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Subject: [Ct-nfb] FW: fund raiser




From: Elizabeth Rival [mailto:erival at comcast.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:52 PM
To: 'Elizabeth Rival'
Cc: 'NFB of Connecticut Mailing List'
Subject: fund raiser 



Tickets are $10 if you come in with a cane or guide dog. If you give a $100 donation then you get  2 free tickets.


“Songs from the Heart” Fundraiser

The Bridgeport Host Lions Club is having a fundraiser to help cover the travel expenses for Gigi and her sighted companion to compete in Poland in November. 

Date: Sunday, October 13th      Time:  2-5 p.m.

Place: Friend Hall at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, 06604, which is on the corner of Park Avenue and Capitol Avenues. The parking lot is on Capitol Ave. Refreshments will be served. 

Cost: $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students 14 and under and $10.00 for anyone with a visual impairment coming in to the event with a long white cane. With a $100.00 donation, you’ll have 2 free tickets sent to you or held at the door.


The First Lion’s World Song Festival for the Blind will be held Nov. 18-21 in Krakow, Poland. Gigi Yanez-Hamberger will be representing the U.S.A.

The aim of the World Song Festival is to promote awareness of the needs of those with their sight impaired and hope the festival will promote talented blind amateur artists, and enable them to begin professional vocal career on the international stage. The vocalists attending this Festival competed in their own countries and will now compete against each other. 

The venue for the festival will be Kraków, a city credited by the European Commission in ‘Access City Award 2011’ competition in recognition of its initiatives aimed at making life easier for handicapped individuals. The venue is the Juliusz Slowacki Theater. The vocalists will perform their original songs live in front of a wide festival audience.  A professional, international jury will pick the winners and people from the audience will pick their favorites, who will receive the audience award. Their website for more details is www.lionsfestival.jordan.pl

Gigi learned about this opportunity because she is an active member of the Southern Ct. chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Her chapter meets the second Saturday of each month in Milford, CT.

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States, with over 50,000 active members. Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to become independent and successful. Membership is open to all, both blind and sighted. The NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters.  Their website is www.nfb.org

Lions Clubs are community service organizations that provide services and programs at the local and international levels. The organization has 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members worldwide Members are volunteers. Their activities include: tutoring programs, international disaster relief efforts, an ongoing campaign to save the eyesight of people throughout the world through their Sight First Program, offer eye free exams to the public, providing education about eye disease, run the Lions Eye Bank which houses eye tissue used for medical research &  education and 30,000 surgeries each year,  recycle eyeglasses for the needy and provides assistance for people who need eye surgery, educate the public about environmental issues, run recycling programs, that plant trees and remove graffiti from neighborhoods, run camps for deaf children, a hearing aid recycling program and have educational campaigns for diabetes and breast cancer awareness. www.lionsclub.org



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