[NFB-NM] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] Happy New Year: News and Notes from the Community Service Division

Tonia Trapp tltrapp.7.467 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 04:26:42 UTC 2017



From: NFBNet-Members-List [mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Darian Smith via NFBNet-Members-List
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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Happy New Year: News and Notes from the Community Service Division


Fellow Federationists,

The Community Service Division is excited to start 2017 off strong with our federation family!
 We are excited to let you know what  we’ve been up to over the past few months, keep you up to speed on what we are  doing now, and give you a quick look at some of what is in the works  in the near future.
 Take a look back at the Community Service Division’s 2016 with our annual year in review here: http://nfbcommunityservice.org/blog_2016_Reflecting_Building_Succeeding . 

Join us for an exciting and interactive conference call to start off the new year!
On February 19th at 7:00 PM eastern, The Service Engagement Committee of the NFB Community Service Division will be hosting a call for those who would like to involve themselves, or  their local chapter in a community service project or two,  but could use some tips on how to overcome doubts they might be having about actually giving back. Dial (712)432-0140 and enter access code 808277.

Did you know we have a blog ( http://www.nfbcommunityservice.org/blog <http://www.nfbcommunityservice.org/blog> ) where we host, and are always looking for community service stories and experiences that communicate that through giving back we as members of the federation live the lives we want?  If you have any, please send them to us at blog at nfbcommunityservice.org .                                               Looking for some topics to get you started?  check out these three from our blog editor Chris Parsons, pick the topic(s) you like and submit it for posting!     January: National Mentoring Month (mentoring experiences or tribute to your mentors).                            February: National Green Week/Great American Cleanup (spring, time to be outside; green- or nature-themed experiences; gardening).                   March: Alternative spring break projects.
Finally, Please take a few moments to tell us how we’re doing by filling out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TR88XPL.  This will help us see where we are doing well, and where we can improve.  

Thank you so very much for your time, and we wish you a wonderful beginning to your 2017. 

Yours in The movement, 
 The Community Service Division Leadership Team:
Darian Smith, President
Dacia Cole, Vice President
Chris Parsons, Secretary
Jonathan Franks, Treasurer,
 Tara Abella, Board Member
Ronnie Bellomy, Board Member
Kyra Sweeney, Board  Member
Johna Wright, Social Media Coordinator

Darian Smith
President, National Federation  of the Blind Community Service Division

Web: www.nfbcommunityservice.org

Twitter: @NFB_CSD, at goldengateace

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CommunityServiceDivision"

E-mail: president at nfbcommunityservice.org



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between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
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