[nfbwatlk] Sno/King meeting notes

Julie Warrington jdwtlc at frontier.com
Wed Oct 12 18:53:18 CDT 2011


Thank you sir.
smiles.
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> And, I want to add, that Julie did a nice job of presiding as well.
>
> Good going!  /s/
>
> Bennett Prows
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> Hello all,
> Wanted to thank the members in attendance at last nights meeting.
> We heard the treasurers report from Ben Prous.
> Gary mackenstadt gave us a brief update of Duane and Carol smith, our 
> president and Secretary.  They are having some health issues and were 
> unable to attend.  our thoughts and prayers out to them.
> We listened to the October presidential release.
> Denise Mackenstadt gave us a quick overview of the event Port Angeles this 
> Saturday 10am-4pm.  A collective group with affiliate agencies to bring 
> awareness of blind related issues and possibilities.  all are welcome to 
> come and check it out.
> it will be held at the armory Square / bldg.
> Bennet Prous Shared the details of the upcoming state convention in 
> Vancouver.  Hope to see as many members from all over the state.  Will be 
> informative and fun to meet.  Hope to see many attend.
> Julie Warrington gave a brief explanation of the ribbon cutting ceremony 
> at the Lion's park last week.  This was the first in the nation to have 
> Braille / tactile maps and signs throughout the park.  Also the 
> revolutionary click and go wave map system.  This will allow audio 
> description and direction to find any / all park activities.  Victor 
> Harris and his guide dog Dolly were there to demonstrate the new features.
> The park is located on 75th just off Evergreen Way in Everett.  This could 
> be the first step to a very exciting way to allow the blind / visually 
> impaired and deaf blind to get the most out of this park and future 
> activities.
> Want to thank our guest speaker,  Mike Mellow for coming to share with us 
> some basic information and knowledge of smart technology consumer ideas. 
> We appreciate Mike taking time out of his personal schedule to help 
> enlighten us.
> Meeting was adjourned.
> thank you all for attending. Hope to see everyone next month and at the 
> state convention as well.
> Julie Warrington / VP
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