[Nfbc-info] Be a mentor at National Convention!!

Serena Olsen starbellyserena at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 19:45:32 UTC 2009

Greetings fellow California Federationists!

Being a mentor is one of the most important things you can do, not
just for your mentee, but for the success of the National Federation
of the Blind.  As a STEP) instructor at LCB and two-time Youth Slam
mentor, it has also given me a great sense of accomplishment and is a
meaningful way of giving back to the movement for all that we receive.
 My now five-year participation in this organization is a direct
result of initially two, then several other people, who took me under
their wings and showed me the ropes of National Convention and the NFB
more broadly.  NFBC needs you to step up and share your Federation
love with someone new!

NFBC is looking for expert national convention-goers to share their
wisdom, experience, and passion for the Federation with newcomers!  If
you are interested in sharing the thrill and excitement of the NFB
National Convention in Detroit this year, then the NFBC needs you!
We are looking for veteran convention-goers to connect with newbies to
be sure their convention experience is maximized, enjoyable, and
Mentors will be expected to be sure that first-timers get to events
like the Rookie Roundup, the California Caucus, etc. and otherwise
guide them through the agenda and events, as well as including them in
some of your social activities and introducing them to other
Federationists.  Please email me at olsen.serena at gmail.com if you have
more questions or want to throw your talents in the mix--type "NFBC
Mentor" in the subject line.  Tell me your name, age, gender, your
career/job description, hobbies and interests, and anything else that
makes you unique.  Also be sure to include contact email and phone
number.  The mentor committee will match mentors to first-timers based
on these characteristics and connect you prior to convention.  Also
indicate whether you are willing to be included as a backup/alternate
mentor should we not match you directly with a mentor.

Thanks for your contribution to the Federation and have a great convention!

Serena Olsen, MAIPS
Braille Institute, volunteer
National Federation of the Blind, representative

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body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, "Wah Hoo!
What a ride!"

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