[NFBWATLK] Back from the Oregon Convention
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Thu Sep 21 17:06:39 UTC 2017
I knew Pam Allen when I lived in PA. She is quite a wonderful lady. Seems to
me we had lunch together with her friend Judy. Well anyway great name and
memories you brought up, smile.
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Subject: [NFBWATLK] Back from the Oregon Convention
As some of you know, I went to the NFB of Oregon convention last weekend in
Albany, Oregon. It was a great gathering, and has whetedt my appetite for
our own convention on the first weekend in November. Pam Allen was the
national representative in Oregon. She is First Vice President of the
National Federation of the blind and Executive Director of our Louisiana
Center, where our own board member, Noel Nightingale got her blindness
skills training some years back. Pam was a tremendous surrogate for
President Riccobono, and delivered a very positive message to all saying the
Federation is constantly doing more great work, and all of us have a place
as part of the Federation family.
I sold some of the chocolate covered expresso beans and cherries, and talked
up our convention in Olympia this year. I know Carla and Lucas McQuillan
will be here, and perhaps a few more Oregonians as well.
Oregon has some great new and exciting things going on, including several
great fund raisers, new chapter building activities and much more. I was
interested in their work with the "at large chapter", as they seem to have a
pretty strong group of participants. We may learn more about their keys to
success in the future.
Anyway, the convention was great, and ours' is coming up November 3-5 in
Olympia. Don't miss this event. The conventions are amazing. And, thank you
Oregon for the tremendous hospitality and comradeship.
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