[nfbmi-talk] mcb activity list

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MICHIGAN COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND

ACTIVITY LIST

December 2010 Edition

October 1–

December 10, 2010 MCB Business Enterprise Program Managers Training is being held at the Ramada Inn in Lansing.  All Business Math Class grades must be
turned in no later than September 6, 2010.  For more information, contact James Hull (MCB) at (517) 373-2064.*

December 9, 2010  MCB Image & Identity Team Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon by teleconference.  To participate, call 877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991. This
group focuses on ways to increase awareness of the Michigan Commission for the Blind and its programs and services, such as through collaboration with
other organizations, publications, the MCB website, media, community events, and more. The committee is open to anyone who would like to participate, including
MCB staff, consumers, community partners, and others interested in these topics. For more information, contact Susan Turney (MCB) at (517) 241-8631.*

December 9, 2010  MCB Commission Meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lansing. To listen to the commission meeting over the telephone, please dial 1-877-873-8017
and enter passcode 7502991.  For more information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

December 10, 2010 MCB Commission Meeting and Achievement  Honor Roll Awards Presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Lansing. To listen to the commission
meeting over the telephone, please dial 1-877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991.  For live audio streaming over the internet during the meeting, the
URL is at the MCB website @ www.michigan.gov/mcb.  For more information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

December 11, 2010 MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL.  Topic:
 Windows 7 operating system.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.  Monthly topics range from presentations by vendors
on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to field trips to adaptive computer labs.  Everyone is welcome no matter their level of
computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

December 11, 2010     MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  This is the second
meeting of the book club.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris
(BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

December 14, 2010 MCB Service Delivery Design Team meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Statewide Independent Living Council located at 417 Seymour
in Lansing.  The Service Delivery Design Team meets to discuss MCB Services and improve delivery of quality services.  The group comprises MCB staff, consumers,
and other partners.  The meetings are open to all who wish to participate. To participate by teleconference, call 877-873-8017 and enter access code 3204437.
 If you plan to participate in the meeting, please contact Leamon Jones (MCB), (517) 335-4956 one week before the meeting.*

January 8, 2011           MCB Braille and Talking Book Library        Computer Club meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,
BTBL.  Topic:  Blogs, what they are and how to use them.  Presented by Sonya Schryer Norris, Web Administrator, Library of Michigan.  The MCB BTBL Computer
Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.  Monthly topics range from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft
Word to field trips to adaptive computer labs.  Everyone is welcome no matter their level of computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott
Norris (BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

January 8, 2011           MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book title
is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

January 18, 2011  MCB Consumer Involvement Council Meeting, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Victor Building, second floor conference room,
201 N. Washington Square, Lansing.  To participate by teleconference, call (877) 873-8017 and enter passcode number 7085546.  The CIC, made up of representatives
from organized consumer groups and current agency clients provides formal consumer input to the Commission for the Blind board.  For more information,
contact MCB Liaison Susan Turney at (517) 241-8631.*

January 21, 2011  MCB Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Detroit.  This committee works to ensure that MCB  services are available
to all eligible individuals in Michigan's diverse population. All MCB  staff, partners, and stakeholders are welcome to participate on the committee, and
the  committee is seeking new members.  To participate by teleconference, call 1-877-336- 1828 and enter access code 8434886.  For more information, contact
Debbie Wilson   (MCB) at 810-760-2035.*

February 12, 2011       MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL.  Topic:
 Braille or not Braille note takers, presented by MEE Inc.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.  Monthly topics range
from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to field trips to adaptive computer labs.  Everyone is welcome
no matter their level of computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

February 12, 2011       MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book title
is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

March 12, 2011            MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL.  Topic:
 CCTVs, What to look for and How to Look at, presented by Low Vision Solutions.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.
 Monthly topics range from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to field trips to adaptive computer
labs.  Everyone is welcome no matter their level of computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

March 12, 2011            MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book title
is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

March 17, 2011    MCB Image & Identity Team Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon by teleconference.  To participate, call 877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991. This
group focuses on ways to increase awareness of the Michigan Commission for the Blind and its programs and services, such as through collaboration with
other organizations, publications, the MCB website, media, community events, and more. The committee is open to anyone who would like to participate, including
MCB staff, consumers, community partners, and others interested in these topics. For more information, contact Susan Turney (MCB) at (517) 241-8631.*

March 18, 2011    MCB Commission Meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Lansing.  To listen to the commission meeting over the telephone, please dial 1-877-873-8017
and enter passcode 7502991.  For live audio streaming over the internet during the meeting, the URL is at the MCB website @ www.michigan.gov/mcb. For more
information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

March 20-26, 2011 MCB Mini Adjustment Program in Lansing.  This weeklong event will provide MCB clients with training in a variety of skills of blindness,
e.g., cane travel, Braille, adaptive kitchen skills, dealing with time and money, and adaptive computer technology.  For more information, contact Shig
Toda (MCB) at (269) 337-3601 or Bonnie Betz (MCB) at (269) 337-3858.*

April 9, 2011                 MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL.
 Topic:  Overdrive and Audible, Listening Beyond NLS presented by Scott Norris, BTBL Adaptive Technology Librarian.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on
the second Saturday of the month.  Monthly topics range from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to
field trips to adaptive computer labs.  Everyone is welcome no matter their level of computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

April 9, 2011                 MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book
title is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris
(BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

May 1-6, 2011     MCB Mini Adjustment Program in Escanaba (Gladstone).  This weeklong event will provide MCB clients with training in a variety of skills
of blindness, e.g., cane travel, Braille, adaptive kitchen skills, dealing with time and money, and adaptive computer technology.  For more information,
contact Shig Toda (MCB) at (269) 337-3601 or Bonnie Betz (MCB) at (269) 337-3858.*

May 7, 2011                 MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL. 
Topic: Where are we going? GPS will get us there, Presented by AT Guys.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.  Monthly
topics range from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to field trips to adaptive computer labs.  Everyone
is welcome no matter their level of computer experience.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

May 7, 2011                 MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book
is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

June 11, 2011              MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Computer Club meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan, BTBL.  Topic:
 Making online reservations for hotels/flights and filling out forms, presented by

Scott Norris, BTBL Adaptive Technology Librarian.  The MCB BTBL Computer Club meets on the second Saturday of the month.

Monthly topics range from presentations by vendors on new adaptive devices to hands-on training on Microsoft Word to field trips to adaptive computer labs.
 Everyone is welcome no matter their level of computer experience. For more information, contact Scott Norris(BTBL, MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

June 11, 2011              MCB Braille and Talking Book Library Book Club meeting to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Library of Michigan,  BTBL.  The book title
is to be announced.  The meeting can be attended in person, on site, or via the OPAL online meeting room.  For more information, contact Scott Norris (BTBL,
MCB) at (517) 373-5516.*

June 16, 2011     MCB Image & Identity Team Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon by teleconference.  To participate, call 877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991. This
group focuses on ways to increase awareness of the Michigan Commission for the Blind and its programs and services, such as through collaboration with
other organizations, publications, the MCB website, media, community events, and more. The committee is open to anyone who would like to participate, including
MCB staff, consumers, community partners, and others interested in these topics. For more information, contact Susan Turney (MCB) at (517) 241-8631.*

June 17, 2011     MCB Commission Meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Lansing.  To listen to the commission meeting over the telephone, please dial 1-877-873-8017
and enter, passcode 7502991.  For live audio streaming over the internet during the meeting, the URL is at the MCB website @ www.michigan.gov/mcb. For
more information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

September 11-16,

           2011                  MCB Mini Adjustment Program in Detroit.

                                     This weeklong event will provide MCB

                                     clients with training in a variety of skills of

                                     blindness, e.g., cane travel, Braille, adaptive

                                     kitchen skills, dealing with time and money,

                                     and adaptive computer technology.  For more

                                     information, contact Shig Toda (MCB) at (269)

                                     337-3601 or Bonnie Betz (MCB) at (269) 337-

                                     3858.*

September 15, 2011      MCB Image & Identity Team Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon by teleconference.  To participate, call 877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991.
This group focuses on ways to increase awareness of the Michigan Commission for the Blind and its programs and services, such as through collaboration
with other organizations, publications, the MCB website, media, community events, and more. The committee is open to anyone who would like to participate,
including MCB staff, consumers, community partners, and others interested in these topics. For more information, contact Susan Turney (MCB) at (517) 241-8631.*

September 16, 2011      MCB Commission Meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Lansing.  To listen to the commission meeting over the telephone, please
dial 1-877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991.  For live audio streaming over the internet during the meeting, the URL is at the MCB website @ www.michigan.gov/mcb.
For more information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

October 6-9, 2011 The Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MCBVI) will hold its 38th Annual state convention in Lansing, Michigan. For more
information, contact MCBVI President Joe Sibley at (616) 724-1650.

October 9-14, 2011      MCB Mini Adjustment Program in Gaylord.  This weeklong event will provide MCB clients with training in a variety of skills of blindness,
e.g., cane travel, Braille, adaptive kitchen skills, dealing with time and money, and adaptive computer technology.  For more information, contact Shig
Toda (MCB) at (269) 337-3601 or Bonnie Betz (MCB) at (269) 337-3858.*

December 8, 2011  MCB Image & Identity Team Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon by teleconference.  To participate, call 877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991. This
group focuses on ways to increase awareness of the Michigan Commission for the Blind and its programs and services, such as through collaboration with
other organizations, publications, the MCB website, media, community events, and more. The committee is open to anyone who would like to participate, including
MCB staff, consumers, community partners, and others interested in these topics. For more information, contact Susan Turney (MCB) at (517) 241-8631.*

December 9, 2011  MCB Commission Meeting and Achievement Honor Roll Awards Presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Lansing.  To listen to the commission
meeting over the telephone, please dial 1-877-873-8017 and enter passcode 7502991.  For live audio streaming over the internet during the meeting, the
URL is at the MCB website @ www.michigan.gov/mcb.  For more information, contact Sue Luzenski (MCB) at (517) 335-4265.*

* The meeting site is accessible.  Individuals attending the meeting

are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care

products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone.  People with

disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in

alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call

the number listed for that event at least five business days prior to the

meeting.




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