[nfbmi-talk] Final Reminder Washington Seminar 2011

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Wed Dec 15 17:32:53 UTC 2010

Sorry J.J. as my mother has been in flux and I'm a caregiver I cannot attend 
this year. Just letting you know so that you can ensure openings for folks.

Thanks for the reminder.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.J. Meddaugh" <jj at bestmidi.com>
To: "NFB of Michigan List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>; "NFB of Kalamazoo 
Michigan List" <nfb-kzoo at nfbnet.org>; "Michigan Association of Blind 
Students" <mi-abs at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:27 PM
Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Final Reminder Washington Seminar 2011

> This is a final reminder for those interested in attending Washington 
> Seminar in 2011. If you wish to stay in the rooms provided by the 
> affiliate, please contact me by December 15. A committee will choose the 
> delegation shortly after. My original message is below. Note this deadline 
> is not for those who wish to go with the youth. Contact Melinda for 
> details on that.
> Hello List,
> Washington Seminar will take place from Monday, January 31to
> Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Washington, DC
> . It is one of our greatest opportunities to unite as an organization and 
> meet with
> our representatives on issues of national importance. Issues for this year 
> have not
> yet been decided, but in the past, they have included quiet cars, social 
> security,
> and a technology bill of rights.
> As always, we are looking for a mix of seasoned veterans and first-time 
> attendees
> for the 2011 event. Those who are chosen will be expected to attend 
> congressional
> appointments as assigned as well as a state caucus and other planned 
> events. To qualify
> for any financial support from our affiliate, it is preferred that 
> attendees arrive
> by
> 3 PM
> on Monday, January 30 and depart no earlier than 4 PM
> on Wednesday, February 2. Those interested in the national student seminar 
> will
> wish to arrive by Sunday evening, as the seminar is all day on Monday.
> Pending board approval, the Michigan
> affiliate may be able to offer you space in one of the affiliate hotel 
> rooms from
> Sunday through Tuesday evening. It will be expected that individuals will 
> be responsible
> for making their own transportation arrangements. Scholarships from the
> Michigan School
> for the Blind's Low Incidence Outreach may be available for youth and 
> families who
> wish to attend. If you require further financial assistance, please send 
> us a note.
> If you are interested in attending as a part of our affiliate, please 
> write to jj at bestmidi
> .com. be sure to include your name, where you are from, whether or not you 
> have attended
> Washington Seminar before, and why you would like to be a part of our 
> delegation.
> All messages of interest must be received by
> December 15, 2010.
> Pleas feel free to write with any questions.
> Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon.
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