[NFBOH-Cleveland] NFB Cleveland Chapter Weekly News-Thanksgiving!

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:03:40 UTC 2018

National Federation of the Blind Cleveland Chapter
Weekly News: Monday November 19th, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Cleveland Family and Friends!

I hope you are healthy, safe and filled with gratitude during this season.
It was great to have mending members Norma Turner, Rosa Jones and
Cecil Dukes join us this month. Please keep Evelyn Eddie in your
thoughts and prayers, while she recuperates.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winner of the Gavel Award! Cleveland is
Building the Federation!

Kudos! To Ali the 2018 Hadley Student of the Year! You’re a Rock Star!

Applause! President Suzanne Turner was elected to the Ohio Affiliate
Board of Directors!

Suzanne, Sandy and everyone else that helped, the Cleveland chapter
would like to thank you for the preparation and planning you put into
making the 2018 convention the Best EVER!

Don’t forget, all Walgreen’s stores have free AIRA access! Download
the AP, register for free as a guest and use your phone to navigate
the store!

Continue reading for a few important dates and other items of interest.

Have a great holiday Gobble! Gobble!

Special Invitation:

Thursday November 29th-Cleveland Sight Center Winner’s Club
Time: 9:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. fun, food prizes and a speaker from the
natural History museum.

Reserve your space by contacting Alicia Howerton at 216-658-4587 by
Wednesday November 21st, 2018.

Join the Book Discussion group on Tuesday December 11th Time Noon
until 3:00 P.M. at CSC
Book: Red Notice
We are ordering lunch, if you would like to be included please contact
Cheryl or Gloria before December 1st.
Cheryl- 216-566-4317 or e mail: cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com.

Gloria-phone: 772-882-1654  e mail: edgarsfarm at aol.com

For more Cleveland Sight Center recreational activities, call
216-658-4600 or call 791-8118 and ask for Alicia.

Join St. Augustine’s at Karamu House Sunday December 9th
The Black Nativity Tickets $ 30.00 each Time: 3:00 P.M.
Mail checks to:
St Augustine’s c/o Pat Fields
2486 West 14th Street Cleveland, Ohio44113

Cleveland Sight Center invites you to join CSC and Westfield Insurance
for an Employment Seminar!
December 14th Time: 9:15th until Noon
Contact CSC at 216-791-8118 for details.

Quote of the Week: An attitude of gratitude brings great things.


January 29th thru January 31st Washington Seminar-Experience the
excitement on Capitol Hill as the NFB lobbies for change!

If you are interested in participating, contact President Richard
Payne at rchpay7 at gmail.com or phone:
On or before December1st deadline.

Affiliate Committee Choices: Deadline December 1st, 2018 Contact
President Richard Payne at rchpay7 at gmail.com phone: 937-829-3368 or phone:

Committee Choices: Awards, BELL Academy, Convention Planning, Constitution,
Education, Financing the Movement, Fundraising, Legislative, Promotion
and Publicity, Membership, Resolutions, scholarship, Web Site and
Newsline, Special Projects, Transportation, Vehicle Donation, Domestic

Chapter Committee Choices: Deadline January 18th, 2019 Contact
President Suzanne Turner
Phone: 216-990-6199 or e mail: smturner.234 at gmail.com
Committees: Membership, Employment, Legislative, Seniors, Community
Engagement, Social Media

If you are interested in chairing or serving on these committees,
contact the appropriate people off list, prior the deadlines listed

Community Engagement:
An Afternoon at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Thursday January 3rd,
2019 Time: 2:00 P.M.-4:00P.M.
If you are interested, contact Secretary Cheryl Fields at 216-566-4317
or e mail: cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com.

St. Adelbert’s Elementary? School: Celebration of Louis Braille
Birthday Date TBA
Please contact Cheryl if you have your puzzle donation. Thank you!

January 4th Louis Braille Birthday: Celebrating Brail Literacy!

If you are interested in sharing the value of braille literacy with
your family, friends, colleagues, church or other organizations,
contact: Secretary Cheryl Fields
at 216-566-4317 or cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com

Coming Soon: Love Birds Weekend!

The chapter has committed to this fundraiser. Tickets will be
available at the next meeting, January 18th, 2019.
Next Chapter Meeting: Friday January 18th, 2019

Time: 5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.

Location: Reserve Square Community Room Downtown Cleveland

For additional information, contact: President Suzanne Turner

Phone: 216-990-6199 or e mail: sm.turner.234 at gmail.com

Spread the Word!

It’s time for 2019 Annual Dues: $ 15.00 per person

$ 10.00 Dues and $ 5.00 Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine fund provides, cards, flowers for bereft members.
Make all checks payable to NFB Cleveland and give to Treasurer Natassha Ricks.

You may contact her at nricks123 at me.com or mail checks to:

National Federation of the Blind Cleveland Chapter

P.O. Box 141077
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Have you moved recently? Or changed your telephone number?

Make sure to provide updated information to Cheryl and Natassha. Thanks!

Are you interested in giving at the National level? Dreamakers, PAC
Plan, SUN, or Jernigan Institute! Contact President Suzanne Turner at
216-990-6199 or sm.turner.245 at gmail.com

Thank you for your dedication, service and willingness to serve this
year. Since everyone has given so much, the chapter will take the
month of December off, no meetings!
Enjoy yourselves and see you in January!

Cheryl Fields Secretary


Cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com

National Federation of the Blind Cleveland

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.


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human
life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
never sit.
--D. Elton Trueblood

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