[Greater-baltimore] Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94, Issue 11

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue May 21 22:07:35 CDT 2013


I have used Craigs List to find readers.  You tend to get a lot of 
calls, I let them all go to voicemail, then call back a few that 
sound good.  Otherwise talk to friends, relatives, etc., to find 
somebody.  It helps if you are paying too.

Dave

At 02:08 PM 5/21/2013, you wrote:
>I apologize for being vague in my request fore a reader.? I need a 
>sighted reader to
>review real estate contract packages and personal mail.
>
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>    1. Reader Recommendations Needed for Realtor (tinacares4u at aol.com)
>    2. Re: Reader Recommendations Needed for  Realtor (David Andrews)
>    3. Re: Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94, Issue 10
>       (maryellethompson008 at comcast.net)
>    4. Re: Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94, Issue 10 (Danielsen, Chris)
>    5. Re: [Greater-Baltimore] Greater-Baltimore Digest, Vol 94,
>       Issue 10 (Othman, Ronza (CMS/OEOCR))
>    6. Re: [Greater-Baltimore] Greater-Baltimore Digest, Vol 94,
>       Issue 10 (Bernadette Jacobs)
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>Message: 1
>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 16:05:42 -0400 (EDT)
>From: tinacares4u at aol.com
>To: greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org
>Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Reader Recommendations Needed for Realtor
>Message-ID: <8D023AC8A63399A-1364-52158 at webmail-m292.sysops.aol.com>
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>Good afternoon members:
>?
>I am a Realtor in the state of Maryland's greater Baltimore area and 
>am in need
>of a reader.? Please let me know if you have any recommendations.
>?
>Thank you for your time.
>?
>Tina Gross-Jones
>Celebrity Associates Real Estate Service, Inc410-702-7272 (office)
>?
>
>
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>Message: 2
>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 18:29:09 -0500
>From: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
>To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] Reader Recommendations Needed for
>         Realtor
>Message-ID: <auto-000110043733 at mailfront4.g2host.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed
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>When you say a "reader" do you mean a human reader -- or a PC or
>phone based OCR system?
>
>Dave
>
>At 03:05 PM 5/20/2013, you wrote:
>>Good afternoon members:
>>?
>>I am a Realtor in the state of Maryland's greater Baltimore area and
>>am in need of a reader.? Please let me know if you have any 
>recommendations.
>>?
>>Thank you for your time.
>>?
>>Tina Gross-Jones
>>Celebrity Associates Real Estate Service, Inc410-702-7272 (office)
>>?
>
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>Message: 3
>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 23:47:44 +0000 (UTC)
>From: maryellethompson008 at comcast.net
>To: greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org
>Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94,
>         Issue 10
>Message-ID:
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>Chris, this is a deplorable situation. I am very sorry I wasn't able 
>to assist
>with the picnic. I intend to be on hand next year. We have been working on
>showing chapter members the workings on the kitchen, but to no 
>avail, obviously.
>Perhaps it is best to not use the kitchen (and maybe the dining room) for
>chapter breakfast.? I suggest that we begin to use the lunchroom 
>since we will
>be serving predominantly bagels, donuts, fruit, and the like.? It 
>should also
>prove to be less expense for the chapter to have a less expensive 
>menu. And with
>the coming nicer weather people can eat on the deck off of the 
>lunchroom. ?I am
>sorry it has come to this. We should talk about this at the chapter 
>meeting. It
>is obvious that our chapter doesn't understand the privilege we have 
>of using
>the National Center.
>
>
>
>Mary Ellen
>
>
>
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>Message: 1
>Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:14:23 +0000
>From: "Danielsen, Chris" <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
>To: "Greater Baltimore Chapter (greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org)"
>????????<greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>Cc: NCB Staff <NCBStaff at nfb.org>
>Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Chapter use of National federation of the
>????????Blind kitchen and facilities
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>Dear fellow Federationists:
>
>I have recently received reports from our staff at the NFB Jernigan 
>Institute
>that the kitchen has been left in a state of uncleanliness after chapter
>breakfasts and after the chapter picnic. In addition, after the 
>picnic, the oven
>and industrial dishwasher were left on, posing a serious safety 
>hazard. At the
>meeting on Saturday, we also discussed the fact that we cannot 
>continue to have
>events like the chapter breakfasts, and even the picnic and repast, 
>if people
>are not willing to take responsibility for them. As all of you know, 
>our staff
>compliment has been reduced due to finances, and that means that 
>staff at the
>NFB can't go behind everyone using the kitchen to make sure that 
>things are left
>in order and that there are no safety hazards. For the time being, I 
>am asking
>that those who have volunteered to deal with breakfast not plan to 
>cook anything
>on Center premises and to use the actual kitchen as little as 
>possible. In other
>words, plan to bring donuts, fruit, bagels
>  , and other items that are premade and can be easily served with existing
>chapter supplies. We will also soon discuss how we can implement proper
>procedures to make sure that events like the picnic and repast are conducted
>safely. We have conducted such events safely in the past and I 
>suspect we can do
>so again, but if we cannot find volunteers willing to take full 
>responsibility
>for making sure that our facilities are returned to the state of cleanliness
>that existed before the event, and that all appliances are turned 
>off and all
>other safety precautions taken, then we may need to reconsider 
>whether we can
>have such events, or at least whether we ought to scale them down 
>significantly.
>
>
>I am copying my colleagues on staff on this message as well. As chapter
>president, I am ultimately responsible for the chapter's activities, so I
>apologize on behalf of the chapter to you for leaving a mess for you 
>to clean up
>and for the risks to our personnel and property posed by the recent 
>incidents.
>
>Sincerely:
>
>Chris Danielsen
>
>
>Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further. Donate your car to the National
>Federation of the Blind today! ?For more information, please visit
>www.carshelpingtheblind.org<http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org> 
>or call
>1-855-659-9314
>
>Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
>Director of Public Relations
>National Federation of the Blind
>200 East Wells Street
>Baltimore, MD 21230
>Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>Mobile: (410) 262-1281
>E-mail: cdanielsen at nfb.org<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>
>www.nfb.org
>
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>Message: 4
>Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 00:20:00 +0000
>From: "Danielsen, Chris" <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
>To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94,
>         Issue 10
>Message-ID: <CF585319-6FC6-4EB9-ADCA-6A34F9289C13 at nfb.org>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
>Thanks Maryellen, for the help you have provided in the past and the 
>help you
>will no doubt provide in the future. I realize that my first e-mail on this
>topic took on a scolding tone, so I want to say that ultimately, as chapter
>president, I am just as responsible for what happened as those 
>involved, in the
>sense that I needed to do a better job of monitoring what was going on. The
>point is not to assign blame but to prevent similar incidents in the 
>future. We
>are just lucky that this one did not result in damage to life and 
>property I do
>believe that a moratorium on use of the kitchen is in order at least 
>until we
>can get a system in place for making sure that the facility is 
>properly cared
>for and, most importantly, that all appliances are turned off and things are
>left in a safe condition. That may involve drafting staff volunteers 
>to be on
>hand to make sure all runs smoothly, or preparing a checklist of 
>everything that
>must be done, cleaned, and/or put away before those
>  preparing any meal leave the kitchen or dining room. If anyone 
> believes that my
>reaction was too strong, please remember that cleaning up is one 
>thing, albeit a
>very important one, but leaving an oven on is potentially very 
>dangerous. I am
>sure that it was not done intentionally, but it was done nonetheless 
>and it must
>not happen again.
>
>Chris
>
>On May 20, 2013, at 7:47 PM, <maryellethompson008 at comcast.net>
>  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Chris, this is a deplorable situation. I am very sorry I wasn't 
>able to assist
>with the picnic. I intend to be on hand next year. We have been working on
>showing chapter members the workings on the kitchen, but to no 
>avail, obviously.
>Perhaps it is best to not use the kitchen (and maybe the dining room) for
>chapter breakfast.  I suggest that we begin to use the lunchroom 
>since we will
>be serving predominantly bagels, donuts, fruit, and the like.  It 
>should also
>prove to be less expense for the chapter to have a less expensive 
>menu. And with
>the coming nicer weather people can eat on the deck off of the 
>lunchroom.  I am
>sorry it has come to this. We should talk about this at the chapter 
>meeting. It
>is obvious that our chapter doesn't understand the privilege we have 
>of using
>the National Center.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mary Ellen
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>>
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>> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:00:32 PM
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>>    1. Chapter use of National federation of the Blind kitchen and
>>       facilities (Danielsen, Chris)
>>
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>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:14:23 +0000
>> From: "Danielsen, Chris" <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
>> To: "Greater Baltimore Chapter (greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org)"
>>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>> Cc: NCB Staff <NCBStaff at nfb.org>
>> Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Chapter use of National federation of the
>>         Blind kitchen and facilities
>> Message-ID:
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>>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>
>> Dear fellow Federationists:
>>
>> I have recently received reports from our staff at the NFB 
>Jernigan Institute
>that the kitchen has been left in a state of uncleanliness after chapter
>breakfasts and after the chapter picnic. In addition, after the 
>picnic, the oven
>and industrial dishwasher were left on, posing a serious safety 
>hazard. At the
>meeting on Saturday, we also discussed the fact that we cannot 
>continue to have
>events like the chapter breakfasts, and even the picnic and repast, 
>if people
>are not willing to take responsibility for them. As all of you know, 
>our staff
>compliment has been reduced due to finances, and that means that 
>staff at the
>NFB can't go behind everyone using the kitchen to make sure that 
>things are left
>in order and that there are no safety hazards. For the time being, I 
>am asking
>that those who have volunteered to deal with breakfast not plan to 
>cook anything
>on Center premises and to use the actual kitchen as little as 
>possible. In other
>words, plan to bring donuts, fruit, bage
>  ls, and other items that are premade and can be easily served with 
> existing
>chapter supplies. We will also soon discuss how we can implement proper
>procedures to make sure that events like the picnic and repast are conducted
>safely. We have conducted such events safely in the past and I 
>suspect we can do
>so again, but if we cannot find volunteers willing to take full 
>responsibility
>for making sure that our facilities are returned to the state of cleanliness
>that existed before the event, and that all appliances are turned 
>off and all
>other safety precautions taken, then we may need to reconsider 
>whether we can
>have such events, or at least whether we ought to scale them down 
>significantly.
>
>>
>> I am copying my colleagues on staff on this message as well. As chapter
>president, I am ultimately responsible for the chapter's activities, so I
>apologize on behalf of the chapter to you for leaving a mess for you 
>to clean up
>and for the risks to our personnel and property posed by the recent 
>incidents.
>>
>> Sincerely:
>>
>> Chris Danielsen
>>
>>
>> Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further. Donate your car to 
>the National
>Federation of the Blind today!  For more information, please visit
>www.carshelpingtheblind.org<http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org> 
>or call
>1-855-659-9314
>>
>> Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
>> Director of Public Relations
>> National Federation of the Blind
>> 200 East Wells Street
>> Baltimore, MD 21230
>> Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>> Mobile: (410) 262-1281
>> E-mail: cdanielsen at nfb.org<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>
>> www.nfb.org
>>
>>
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>Message: 5
>Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 00:27:33 +0000
>From: "Othman, Ronza (CMS/OEOCR)" <Ronza.Othman at cms.hhs.gov>
>To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] [Greater-Baltimore] Greater-Baltimore
>         Digest, Vol 94, Issue 10
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>Chris,
>
>I don't think your tone was too harsh at all, and I don't think you should
>shoulder any of the blame.  We, each of us who uses the kitchen, is 
>an adult,
>and we have been entrusted with the property of the entire organization's
>membership.  If folks don't know how to use certain appliances, they 
>should ask
>for help.  What happened this weekend was dangerous, it was 
>reckless, and it was
>unacceptable.  If we had been using a commercial space at which we 
>paid rent,
>we'd have been evicted, and we'd have deserved it.  Thank goodness 
>the NCB staff
>and leadership has decided to be generous and allow us to stay 
>on-site.  I for
>one, wouldn't blame them if they refused to allow us to use their 
>equipment ever
>again.
>
>Just my thoughts.
>
>Ronza
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Greater-baltimore 
>[mailto:greater-baltimore-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
>Of Danielsen, Chris
>Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 8:20 PM
>To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94, Issue 10
>
>Thanks Maryellen, for the help you have provided in the past and the 
>help you
>will no doubt provide in the future. I realize that my first e-mail on this
>topic took on a scolding tone, so I want to say that ultimately, as chapter
>president, I am just as responsible for what happened as those 
>involved, in the
>sense that I needed to do a better job of monitoring what was going on. The
>point is not to assign blame but to prevent similar incidents in the 
>future. We
>are just lucky that this one did not result in damage to life and 
>property I do
>believe that a moratorium on use of the kitchen is in order at least 
>until we
>can get a system in place for making sure that the facility is 
>properly cared
>for and, most importantly, that all appliances are turned off and things are
>left in a safe condition. That may involve drafting staff volunteers 
>to be on
>hand to make sure all runs smoothly, or preparing a checklist of 
>everything that
>must be done, cleaned, and/or put away before those
>  preparing any meal leave the kitchen or dining room. If anyone 
> believes that my
>reaction was too strong, please remember that cleaning up is one 
>thing, albeit a
>very important one, but leaving an oven on is potentially very 
>dangerous. I am
>sure that it was not done intentionally, but it was done nonetheless 
>and it must
>not happen again.
>
>Chris
>
>On May 20, 2013, at 7:47 PM, <maryellethompson008 at comcast.net>
>  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Chris, this is a deplorable situation. I am very sorry I wasn't 
>able to assist
>with the picnic. I intend to be on hand next year. We have been working on
>showing chapter members the workings on the kitchen, but to no 
>avail, obviously.
>Perhaps it is best to not use the kitchen (and maybe the dining room) for
>chapter breakfast.  I suggest that we begin to use the lunchroom 
>since we will
>be serving predominantly bagels, donuts, fruit, and the like.  It 
>should also
>prove to be less expense for the chapter to have a less expensive 
>menu. And with
>the coming nicer weather people can eat on the deck off of the 
>lunchroom.  I am
>sorry it has come to this. We should talk about this at the chapter 
>meeting. It
>is obvious that our chapter doesn't understand the privilege we have 
>of using
>the National Center.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mary Ellen
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>>
>> From: greater-baltimore-request at nfbnet.org
>> To: greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org
>> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:00:32 PM
>> Subject: Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 94, Issue 10
>>
>> Send Greater-baltimore mailing list submissions to
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>> than "Re: Contents of Greater-baltimore digest..."
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>>
>> Today's Topics:
>>
>>    1. Chapter use of National federation of the Blind kitchen and
>>       facilities (Danielsen, Chris)
>>
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:14:23 +0000
>> From: "Danielsen, Chris" <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
>> To: "Greater Baltimore Chapter (greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org)"
>>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>> Cc: NCB Staff <NCBStaff at nfb.org>
>> Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Chapter use of National federation of the
>>         Blind kitchen and facilities
>> Message-ID:
>>
>> 
><0A478175428EF04095FD2F9D8BC0105E3B7F882B at BL2PRD0710MB361.namprd07.pro
>> d.outlook.com>
>>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>
>> Dear fellow Federationists:
>>
>> I have recently received reports from our staff at the NFB 
>Jernigan Institute
>that the kitchen has been left in a state of uncleanliness after chapter
>breakfasts and after the chapter picnic. In addition, after the 
>picnic, the oven
>and industrial dishwasher were left on, posing a serious safety 
>hazard. At the
>meeting on Saturday, we also discussed the fact that we cannot 
>continue to have
>events like the chapter breakfasts, and even the picnic and repast, 
>if people
>are not willing to take responsibility for them. As all of you know, 
>our staff
>compliment has been reduced due to finances, and that means that 
>staff at the
>NFB can't go behind everyone using the kitchen to make sure that 
>things are left
>in order and that there are no safety hazards. For the time being, I 
>am asking
>that those who have volunteered to deal with breakfast not plan to 
>cook anything
>on Center premises and to use the actual kitchen as little as 
>possible. In other
>words, plan to bring donuts, fruit, bage
>  ls, and other items that are premade and can be easily served with 
> existing
>chapter supplies. We will also soon discuss how we can implement proper
>procedures to make sure that events like the picnic and repast are conducted
>safely. We have conducted such events safely in the past and I 
>suspect we can do
>so again, but if we cannot find volunteers willing to take full 
>responsibility
>for making sure that our facilities are returned to the state of cleanliness
>that existed before the event, and that all appliances are turned 
>off and all
>other safety precautions taken, then we may need to reconsider 
>whether we can
>have such events, or at least whether we ought to scale them down 
>significantly.
>
>>
>> I am copying my colleagues on staff on this message as well. As chapter
>president, I am ultimately responsible for the chapter's activities, so I
>apologize on behalf of the chapter to you for leaving a mess for you 
>to clean up
>and for the risks to our personnel and property posed by the recent 
>incidents.
>>
>> Sincerely:
>>
>> Chris Danielsen
>>
>>
>> Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further. Donate your car to the
>> National Federation of the Blind today!  For more information, please
>> visit 
>www.carshelpingtheblind.org<http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org>
>> or call 1-855-659-9314
>>
>> Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
>> Director of Public Relations
>> National Federation of the Blind
>> 200 East Wells Street
>> Baltimore, MD 21230
>> Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>> Mobile: (410) 262-1281
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>Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 12:00:12 -0400
>From: Bernadette Jacobs <bernienfb75 at gmail.com>
>To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
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>On 5/20/13, Othman, Ronza (CMS/OEOCR) <Ronza.Othman at cms.hhs.gov> wrote:
>> Chris,
>>
>> I don't think your tone was too harsh at all, and I don't think 
>you should
>> shoulder any of the blame.  We, each of us who uses the kitchen, is an
>> adult, and we have been entrusted with the property of the entire
>> organization's membership.  If folks don't know how to use certain
>> appliances, they should ask for help.  What happened this weekend was
>> dangerous, it was reckless, and it was unacceptable.  If we had 
>been using a
>> commercial space at which we paid rent, we'd have been evicted, and we'd
>> have deserved it.  Thank goodness the NCB staff and leadership 
>has decided
>> to be generous and allow us to stay on-site.  I for one, 
>wouldn't blame them
>> if they refused to allow us to use their equipment ever again.
>>
>> Just my thoughts.
>>
>> Ronza
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greater-baltimore [mailto:greater-baltimore-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>> Behalf Of Danielsen, Chris
>> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 8:20 PM
>> To: NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [Greater-baltimore] Greater-baltimore Digest, Vol 
>94, Issue 10
>>
>> Thanks Maryellen, for the help you have provided in the past 
>and the help
>> you will no doubt provide in the future. I realize that my 
>first e-mail on
>> this topic took on a scolding tone, so I want to say that ultimately, as
>> chapter president, I am just as responsible for what happened as those
>> involved, in the sense that I needed to do a better job of 
>monitoring what
>> was going on. The point is not to assign blame but to prevent similar
>> incidents in the future. We are just lucky that this one did 
>not result in
>> damage to life and property I do believe that a moratorium on use of the
>> kitchen is in order at least until we can get a system in place 
>for making
>> sure that the facility is properly cared for and, most 
>importantly, that all
>> appliances are turned off and things are left in a safe 
>condition. That may
>> involve drafting staff volunteers to be on hand to make sure all runs
>> smoothly, or preparing a checklist of everything that must be 
>done, cleaned,
>> and/or put away before those preparing any meal leave the 
>kitchen or dining
>> room. If anyone believes that my reaction was too strong, 
>please remember
>> that cleaning up is one thing, albeit a very important one, but 
>leaving an
>> oven on is potentially very dangerous. I am sure that it was not done
>> intentionally, but it was done nonetheless and it must not happen again.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> On May 20, 2013, at 7:47 PM, <maryellethompson008 at comcast.net>
>>  wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Chris, this is a deplorable situation. I am very sorry I 
>wasn't able to
>>> assist with the picnic. I intend to be on hand next year. 
>We have been
>>> working on showing chapter members the workings on the 
>kitchen, but to no
>>> avail, obviously. Perhaps it is best to not use the kitchen 
>(and maybe the
>>> dining room) for chapter breakfast.  I suggest that we 
>begin to use the
>>> lunchroom since we will be serving predominantly bagels, 
>donuts, fruit,
>>> and the like.  It should also prove to be less expense for 
>the chapter to
>>> have a less expensive menu. And with the coming nicer 
>weather people can
>>> eat on the deck off of the lunchroom.  I am sorry it has 
>come to this. We
>>> should talk about this at the chapter meeting. It is 
>obvious that our
>>> chapter doesn't understand the privilege we have of using 
>the National
>>> Center.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Mary Ellen
>>>
>>>
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>>>    1. Chapter use of National federation of the Blind kitchen and
>>>       facilities (Danielsen, Chris)
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>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:14:23 +0000
>>> From: "Danielsen, Chris" <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
>>> To: "Greater Baltimore Chapter (greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org)"
>>>         <greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org>
>>> Cc: NCB Staff <NCBStaff at nfb.org>
>>> Subject: [Greater-baltimore] Chapter use of National 
>federation of the
>>>         Blind kitchen and facilities
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>>> Dear fellow Federationists:
>>>
>>> I have recently received reports from our staff at the NFB Jernigan
>>> Institute that the kitchen has been left in a state of 
>uncleanliness after
>>> chapter breakfasts and after the chapter picnic. In 
>addition, after the
>>> picnic, the oven and industrial dishwasher were left on, 
>posing a serious
>>> safety hazard. At the meeting on Saturday, we also 
>discussed the fact that
>>> we cannot continue to have events like the chapter 
>breakfasts, and even
>>> the picnic and repast, if people are not willing to take 
>responsibility
>>> for them. As all of you know, our staff compliment has been 
>reduced due to
>>> finances, and that means that staff at the NFB can't go 
>behind everyone
>>> using the kitchen to make sure that things are left in 
>order and that
>>> there are no safety hazards. For the time being, I am 
>asking that those
>>> who have volunteered to deal with breakfast not plan to 
>cook anything on
>>> Center premises and to use the actual kitchen as little as 
>possible. In
>>> other words, plan to bring donuts, fruit, bagels, and other 
>items that are
>>> premade and can be easily served with existing chapter 
>supplies. We will
>>> also soon discuss how we can implement proper procedures to 
>make sure that
>>> events like the picnic and repast are conducted safely. We 
>have conducted
>>> such events safely in the past and I suspect we can do so 
>again, but if we
>>> cannot find volunteers willing to take full responsibility 
>for making sure
>>> that our facilities are returned to the state of 
>cleanliness that existed
>>> before the event, and that all appliances are turned off 
>and all other
>>> safety precautions taken, then we may need to reconsider 
>whether we can
>>> have such events, or at least whether we ought to scale them down
>>> significantly.
>>>
>>> I am copying my colleagues on staff on this message as 
>well. As chapter
>>> president, I am ultimately responsible for the chapter's 
>activities, so I
>>> apologize on behalf of the chapter to you for leaving a 
>mess for you to
>>> clean up and for the risks to our personnel and property 
>posed by the
>>> recent incidents.
>>>
>>> Sincerely:
>>>
>>> Chris Danielsen
>>>
>>>
>>> Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further. Donate your car to the
>>> National Federation of the Blind today!  For more 
>information, please
>>> visit 
>www.carshelpingtheblind.org<http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org>
>>> or call 1-855-659-9314
>>>
>>> Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
>>> Director of Public Relations
>>> National Federation of the Blind
>>> 200 East Wells Street
>>> Baltimore, MD 21230
>>> Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>>> Mobile: (410) 262-1281
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>Good Morning Chris and All!!
>
>Firstly, RE; being shown how to use the newly purchased kitchen
>equipment, I've never once been invited to be taught how to use it.
>Maybe if I had been, I might have been more inclined to volunteer to
>prepare something there.  I guess I never knew what it would take or
>what was required to be invited to learn how to use it.
>
>As for the tone of the rest of everyone's contributions here, I am in
>complete agreement except that prepared food, (ready-made), is far,
>more expensive than buying whatever it takes to prepare something.  I
>can't imagine going out to buy a hundred doughnuts or bagels, (for
>that matter).  It's a whole lot easier and far less work simply
>feeding my own children breakfast at home anyway, which is usually
>what we do.  I, too, wish to extend my appologies and condolences to
>the NCB Staff as I too, think that what happened was an absolute
>disgrace and certainly portrays a horrible immage of blindness which
>we've been trying to combat now here for the last 70-plus years???
>
>Bernie
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