[NFBV-Potomac-Announce] Potomac Chapter Dinner Gathering and Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, October 12

Christine Grassman cfgrassman at icloud.com
Mon Oct 10 03:16:48 UTC 2022

Potomac Chapter Dinner and  Meeting
On Wednesday, October 12, please join us if you are able at Medium Rare, 3601 Fairfax Drive in Arlington, which is a two-minute walk from St. George’s. Let’s gather at 5:00 PM so we can consider the menu and dine at our leisure, and enjoy each other’s fantastic company.
We shall then gather for our 7:00 PM meeting at:

St. George’s Episcopal Church,
915 N. Oakland St.
Arlington, VA 22203. We will be in our usual room, 114. 
For our virtual attendees: 

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7:00 PM: Welcome one and all. Let us know if you will be attending the state convention in person or via virtual experience as we go down the roster. 
7:10: Minutes: Adjustments, Amendments, Clarifications
7:12: Treasurer’s Report: Adjustments, Amendments, Clarifications
Brief discussion on contribution to state convention and the need for creative fund-raising ideas and assistance
7:20: First Vice-President and Social Committee Chair Deepa Goraya: Social activities and programs going forward. 
7:30 Philosophy Discussion Suggested by Braden Flax:  
When you walk down the street only to be stopped by someone eager to gush about how you inspire them, it's not always easy to know how to reply. Should we just smile and shake our heads after the fact, or is it important to make it clear that it can actually be demeaning to be viewed as an object of awe or some significant life lesson?
How or when should we put our foot down when regarded as a prop for someone’s self-actualization, or for feeling better about their life, even though they mean nothing negative by it? 
7:50: Convention: Thanks to those who have stepped up, and a  call for help with  hosting activities
Also: Please sign up immediately, or alert others to do so to The CPR and choking intervention class, which still has spots available, and we would like to fill it, because  we must demonstrate the interest of our community in CPR and other first aid training to secure funding for certification that is adapted, and provides access to fully accessible in-person and online classes. 
8:00 PM Break
8:05: Voting Rights for People with Disabilities: Reminder about Arlington Central Library Event on October 15
8:10: Legislative Alert: Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act: 
 On Wednesday, September 28, the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act (S. 4998/H.R. 9021) was introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The Senate bill was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, and the House bill was introduced by Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland. It is vitally important that we contact our legislators and impress upon them the tremendous significance of this legislation.

8:20: Door Prizes Reminder Julie McGinnity
8:25: Reminder for those attending the hayride and bonfire at Butler’s Orchard this Friday
8:30: Pledge and Adjourn
** For anyone who would like Braille information specific to Arlington or Alexandria about voting, or basic voting rights information, I have some Braille materials from Joan Porte, our speaker from last month, the President of the League of Women Voters in Arlington and Alexandria, who invited us to participate in the voting rights event on October 15.  Let me know in advance if you would like any of these. I will only bring a copy or two if I do not receive specific requests.**


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