[Nfbc-info] Introduction

Cricket Bidleman cricketbidleman at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 19:30:43 UTC 2016

Hi Ms. Willows,

I had a wonderful time at convention, and am incredibly honored to
have been chosen to speak there... I'm fervently hoping that it will
be the first of many conventions to come. I've been given so many
opportunities, starting from a very young age, so the very least I can
do is give back in any way possible. I will definitely keep an eye on
the scholarship site, and will apply as soon as I possibly can.
Regardless of whether or not I am chosen as a scholarship recipient,
I'll always be here to help in whatever capacity I am needed. Thanks
so much!

Cricket X. Bidleman

On 7/17/16, Mary Willows <mwillows at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Dear Cricket:
> It was a pleasure getting to know you at the national convention.  Your
> talk
> was one of the more inspirational ones on the agenda.  It is so rewarding
> to
> hear a young person express a desire to give back instead of take, take,
> take.
> Carla Scroggins is the President of our California Association of Blind
> Students (CABS)
> I know she will see this message and get in touch with you.
> Please apply for the California Scholarship Program.  The application will
> be out this week.  I can already recommend that you keep your calendar
> clear
> for the weekend of October 21, 22 and 23 so you can attend the California
> convention at the Embassy Suites South Hotel  LAX.  The focus this year
> will
> be on young people and you are definitely one of them.
> All the Best-
> Mary Willows
> 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
> 925-462-8575
> Thank you,
> Mary Willows, President NFBC
> mwillows at sbcglobal.net
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [Nfbc-info] Introduction
> Hi All,
> I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Cricket Bidleman... Some of you may
> remember me from convention. I live in Morro Bay, which is on the central
> coast halfway between San Diego and San Francisco. (A more common landmark
> is San Luis Obispo, which is the nearest large-ish
> town.) I'm seventeen, so I'm just about to apply for college. I'm also
> hoping to become more involved in the NFB in general, as I have recently
> attended some of the STEM programs. Hopefully I'll be able to make it down
> to the California convention in October as well. Feel free to email me on
> or
> off-list!
> Best,
> Cricket X. Bidleman
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