[nabs-l] Fwd: New Virginia At Large Chapter

Corbb O'Connor corbbo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 14:38:52 UTC 2010



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From: "Fredric Schroeder" <fschroeder at sks.com>
Date: March 10, 2010 7:44:20 AM EST
To: <nfbv-announce at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [Nfbv-announce] New At Large Chapter
Reply-To: NFB of Virginia Information and Announcements <nfbv-announce at nfbnet.org 
 >

Greetings all:

The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia is creating an at large
chapter for individuals in the state who do not have access to a local
chapter.  The chapter will meet by teleconference at 8:00 P.M. the last
Thursday of each month.  To join the call please follow these steps:

            Conference Details

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Start Time: 08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Dial-in Number: 1-219-509-8111
Participant Access Code: 3613754

What is the purpose of the At Large Chapter?
The At Large Chapter gives interested individuals an opportunity to
participate in the Federation even if there is no local chapter in their
community.

What will be discussed?
At each At Large Chapter meeting we will provide information about the  
state
and national activities of the Federation. We will also discuss our
philosophy about blindness and how it applies to our day-to-day lives.  
At
our first meeting on March 25, we will give a brief history of the
Federation and we will talk about how the Federation has expanded
opportunities for blind people in Virginia and the nation. Future  
meetings
will include presentations on programs like NewsLine (our dialup  
newspaper
service), summer youth programs and legislative activities.

Do I have to be a paid member of the Federation to participate?
As with local chapters, we hope individuals will join the Federation;
however anyone is welcome to participate in the At Large Chapter.

Is the call free?
No.  Each participant is responsible for any long-distance cost for the
call.

How long will the call last?
We plan to keep calls to one hour.

For more information contact:

Fred Schroeder, President
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia
(703) 319-9226
fschroeder at sks.com


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