[NFBOH-Cleveland] Cleveland Chapter Weekly Announcements May 7th

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Mon May 7 20:52:38 UTC 2018

May 7th, 2018 Weekly News


The National Federation of the Blind Board of Cleveland wishes all
mother’s a “Happy Mother’s Day”. We hope your day is very special and
memorable. The birthstone for May is emerald: which is bright and
green in color. This color depicts mothers: extraordinary and free

The National Federation of the Blind of Cleveland is extending a
cordial invitation to all Federationists to participate in a New
Member Orientation Teleconference Call that will take place on May 14,
2018 at 5:00 to 6:30 PM. We will hear from John Pare, Executive
director for Advocacy and Policy, Lou Ann Blake, Deputy Director of
The Jernigan Institute, Ron Brown, Second Vice President of The
National Board of Directors,  Ohio Board of directors and more.

The NFB Gear has been ordered and will be here in ten days. Again, our
apologies for the inconvenience. The Branding of the NFB is important
and Cleveland wanted to adhere to its policy in keeping the logo and
the tagline “live the life you want” included on the Gear. If you have
not paid for your polo, and or T Shirt, please bring your funds to the
next meeting on May 18, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00 PM at 1909 E 101st
Street, Cleveland Ohio 44106. Note! The Fund Raising Committee is
working on the jackets and more details will be coming forth.

 On Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 7:00 PM, The Ohio Blind Senior Committee
will have a teleconference call discussing mobility. Please look out
for the announcement with more details coming.

Attention! Attention! The last day to preregister for the National
Federation of the Blind 2018 National Convention is May 31, 2018. If
you are attending, you might want to consider taking advantage of the
preregistration. The preregistration is $25.00 and the banquet is
$65.00. However, on-site registration is $30.00 and the banquet is

Calling all Cleveland members! The Cleveland Chapter is requesting
your participation in attending several outreach efforts in attending
neighboring community centers. Cleveland has been requested to come
and provide Awareness to Seniors on May 16th and May 23rd. If you are
available, please contact Suzanne Turner at 216-990-6199. Materials
will be provided to the seniors along with demonstrating hand on
technology during a presentation on “blindness”.

Cleveland’s monthly Chapter meeting will be a cool one. I am glad
you’ve asked why. We will have a guest speaker along with cool ice
cream for a treat. Do not miss this meeting. It will be awesome. We
meet monthly at the Cleveland Sight Center located at 1909 E 101st
Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Bring a friend,
relative or both on May 18, 2018.

Purchase your Afternoon Senior Gala tickets this week!
There are less than 15 days until the May 20th deadline.
 Afternoon Senior Gala Saturday June 9th Time 2 P.M.-6 P.M.
For flyers and tickets Contact:
Tereasa McKinney    216-862-7046
Natassha Ricks     216-376-9863            Rebecca Russell        216-581-0076
Joanne Williams   216-229-4733

Stay current, Read The Spring Buckeye Bulletin and the April Braille Monitor

Listen to the Presidential Release on NFB Newsline, Amazon Echo and on
line at NFB.ORG

Quote of the Week:
I believe that every single event in life happens as an opportunity to
choose love over fear.
--Oprah Winfrey

Don't forget to vote tomorrow!
Tuesday May8th Mid Term Primary
Registration for the November 6th Mid Term Election is still open!

Don't have a smart phone and want to use Huber and Lyft?

Use "Go-Go Grandparent's" toll free number is 1-855-464-6872. You'll love it!

Book Discussion Comming Soon: Learn More about the Federation, Read
Walking alone and marching together : a history of the organized blind
movement in the United States, 1940-1990 DB31066

Call OLBPD at 216-623-2911 to request a copy of the book or download
at nlsbard.loc.gov.

Mending members, Rosa Jones, the Kirks
Grieving families,  Theresa McKenny and Shawanna Griffin
Keep these members, our elders and those that are home bound in your
thoughts and prayers.

Accessible Television thru Spectrum:

If you are a Spectrum custumer, it is time to give them a call.
To make the program guide accessible and other features of the service
to visually impaired and blind people, Spectrum is installing Roku.

Call: Spectrum Vision Solutions at 1-844-762-1301  for details.

Tip of the Week:
Travel Tips from Cheryl.
1. Be attentive of your children and grandchildren.
Nobody likes a seat kicker.

2. Leave the perfume at home, it may give others a headache.
Use a small amount of a relaxing essential oil, if necessary.

3. Bring your own comfort items.
Blanket, travel pillow and noise cancelling headphones

4. be aware of personal space violations.
 Always, always ask the passenger behind you before you recline the
seat and share the arm rest.

Finally, have a great time traveling remember,  be sincerely polite,
use empathy and patience.

Cleveland Chapter Calendar:

Friday May 18th Chapter Meeting Time: 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
Location: Cleveland Sight Center 1909 East 101st Street

Bring your Loose Change, chapter dues and NFB Gear Payments

Monday May 14th New Member Orientation Teleconference

Sunday May 20 NFB Ohio Senior Division 7 P.M. Teleconference
Topic: Mobility

Saturday June 9th Cleveland Senior Gala  Time: 2 P.M.-6 P.M.

Dinner, Live Music and Door Prizes
 Speaker Barbara Pierce President NFB Ohio Senior Division

Tickets $ 35.00 (No tickets will be sold at the door)

Location: Mitchel's Lounge

, 24900 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44117

Ohio Affiliate Calendar:

Sunday June 24th thru Saturday June 29th Braille Enrichment Learning
and Literacy Academy BELL
Held in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio State School for the Blind ossB
 Volunteers Needed Contact Rachel Kuntz 937.245.0547

Friday November 2nd thru Sunday November 4th NFB Ohio State Convention
Holiday Inn, Cleveland-Strongsville 15471 Royalton Rd. Strongsville, Ohio
Call and reserve your room: 440-238-8800
Rate: $82.00 per night, Includes Breakfast

 Use Amazon Smile!
 Keep on shopping, what about Mothers Day and Graduations?  Ask your friends and
family to go to amazonsmile.com and choose the Ohio Council of the Blind as
their charity of choice.  Sherry

Ohio Affiliate Donations
Please mail Convention Pledges, BELL, Script, Washington and Columbus

Seminar Donations to:
NFB Ohio Treasurer Sherry Ruth
6922 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035
Purchase NFB Ohio Scripts Gift Cards
Contact Shari Ruth for details:

National Calendar:

MAY 31:                 Deadline for preregistration for the 2018
National Convention

JUN 3:                   NFB 6 Dot Dash, Baltimore, MD

JUL 3-8:                National Convention, Orlando, FL

JUL 29-AUG 4:     NFB EQ, Baltimore, MD

NOV 13-16:           BLAST Conference, San Antonio, TX

Mail your 2018 Chapter Dues, and other Donations to:
 National Federation of the Blind of Cleveland
 PO Box 141077 Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Experience the Cleveland Voice Box and Share with Fellow Federationists:
(641) 715-3900
Extension: 582705#

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines blind people or their future. Every day we
raise the expectations of and for blind people, because low
expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. We
can live the lives we want; blindness is not what holds us back.

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