[Nfbc-info] Introduction

Anita Ogletree anitaogletree at icloud.com
Tue Sep 9 21:03:02 UTC 2014

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Mary and Angela,

Thank you for the information. Yes, it was very helpful.

I look forward to the conference call Thursday evening.

> On Sep 9, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Mary Willows <mwillows at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hello Anita:
> Welcome back.  Yes, Amtrack is very accessible.  Especially from Oakland.
> The station is always manned orshall I say personed.  Everyone has to go up
> to the counter to purchase a ticket so you can ask for any assistance that
> you need at that time.  
> Btw, our state convention is coming up in October.  There will probably be a
> bus coming from northern California.  Here is the link to the
> pre-registration form if you would like to join us.  There are others coming
> from the Bay area.
> We now have an At Large Chapter which meets this Thursday by conference
> call.  Please join us and introduce yourself.  The number is 712-432-0175
> and the access code is 184220 pound.
> Hope to talk to you soon.
> Here is the link for registration.
> http://www.formstack.com/forms/?986187-OKrkn0JGXG.
> Best-
> Mary
> The National Federation of the blind knows that blindness is not the
> characteristic that defines you or your future.  Every day we raise the
> expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles
> between blind people and our dreams. 
> You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
> National Federation of the Blind of California (NFBC)
> 3934 Kern Court
> Pleasanton, CA 94588
> Thank you,
> Mary Willows, President NFBC
> mwillows at sbcglobal.net 
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:44 AM
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> Subject: [Nfbc-info] Introduction
> Sent from my iPhone
> Good morning!
> I have joined this list believing that by doing so I can finally get myself
> on track.
> Earlier this year I moved to Oakland and I spend my time between two of my
> sister's homes, one of which lives in Stockton. I have been on this list
> before so there may be some who recognize my name.
> Over the years I have travelled to California attending school in San
> Francisco some 20 years ago.  Unless there is a life-altering event that
> forces me to move to another state, I do not believe I will be moving again.
> So I am reaching out to those of you that have dealt with life in the
> transportation system and how accommodating the various services are for
> blind customers.  I am curious to know if anyone can (or is willing) to
> share their challenges with Amtrak.
> I would like very much to join a church in Stockton but I currently reside
> in Oakland. Is Zamtrak accessible for blind persons that utilizes this
> services?
> If I haven't caused everyon on the list to hit your delete button I'd
> appreciate some input concerning this.
> Thank you.
> Anita
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