[Nh-north-country] North Country Chapter report/dues forboard meeting.

Guilbert Vickery citizen at ncia.net
Thu Oct 30 12:26:05 UTC 2008


Thank you for your updates, considerations, and commitments.  I truly think 
we are all still connected, but sometimes it unfortunately takes some 
tragedy or even specific illnesses to regroup.
Please don't forget the referral system that the NFB provides when you meet 
someone who is blind.  The person you identified would be a good example how 
the NFB can be a referral, and support system.  I feel at times although 
there are great state agencies, and organizations there sometimes is 
specifics to qualify which can be a barrier.  Regarding Brandon I am truly 
sorry to hear this.  I didn't know, and now more than ever I think we all 
need to meet, regroup, and for purposes like this discus how to assist.  I 
do think the chapter should provide for some financial support, and if you 
could bring these specifics to a meeting we could even ask the state 
affiliate to possibly match a donation.
So please either call me or continue this dialog.  I've been nothing but 
right out straight myself, but the way my world goes I find that extra hour 
when needed.  Take care.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carmela P. Quail" <cpq at verizon.net>
To: "New Hampshire North Country Chapter List" <nh-north-country at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Nh-north-country] North Country Chapter report/dues forboard 

> Hi Gil,
> I have been thinking of the chapter a lot lately.  I have several patients
> who are blind............they think that their life is over now.   I just
> referred one to NHAB....and he was so excited....then he was told that he
> had to have vision in order to see the keys to used a voice activated
> computer....he is crushed!!!!!! UGH!
> I am in favor of paying the $50.00 and would be appreciate if you would 
> give
> the report.  I wish that we could re-activate the chapter........I am
> limited now due to health issues but am interested in pursuing this.  I 
> know
> that Betta really misses the support and think that she may be interested 
> in
> being active again also.
> Thanks so much to you and Julie and Kylie for all your efforts with the
> magic show....great job! Wish I could have been there.  The tech show was 
> a
> smashing success...congrats!!!
> Also, been meaning to write to the chapter re Brandon Wentworth. He has 
> had
> cancer for several months now. He had a full-time job at Wal-Mart and had
> short-term disability for a while.  He thought he had long-term disability
> but because he didn't read the fine print, he did not have long-term.  He 
> is
> without income now and his mother has been very concerned for the family.
> She has been asking that someone do some fundraising. I just can't do that
> now....but I was wondering if the chapter would consider making a donation
> and perhaps he would come back to our chapter too.
> I am in favor of meeting.
> Cami
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Guilbert Vickery" <citizen at ncia.net>
> To: "New Hampshire North Country Chapter List" 
> <nh-north-country at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: "John Oakes" <JOAKES3 at roadrunner.com>
> Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 10:01 AM
> Subject: [Nh-north-country] North Country Chapter report/dues for board
> meeting.
>> Greetings to all NH NFB North Country Chapter folks:
>> I'm posting this note as next Saturday the NH State Affiliate will be
>> conducting a board meeting in Concord.  I know we all have busy lives, 
>> and
>> although we have not met in a while I would like to provide updates to 
>> the
>> board as requested.  I am most willing to submit a report along with our
>> annual chapter fee of $50 if you all think we can authorize to do so.  so
>> of our past highlights include the Walter Childs Magic Show in September,
>> the Access Technology Expo also in September, and some outreach that both
>> Julie, and I have provided specific to advocating on behalf of a young
>> girl with a vision impairment that attends the NH Community college here
>> in Littleton.  a special thanks to Julie's daughter Kylie for her 
>> support,
>> and bringing this to Julie's attention.  In addition I've been following
>> the SSIL group with their meetings, and supports to bring in new members.
>> If anyone has additional information to add please do so that I can
>> compile this report in preparation for the board meeting.  Now one last
>> topic, the chapter fee.  If you all agree on this I probably could ask
>> Julie to get the $50 from the treasury so that I can submit to the state
>> affiliate.  If not we can request a waiver, but I think from the current
>> status of our treasury it would be in the best interest to pay the dues.
>> Also stay tuned as we are hopeful to receive another Imagination Fund
>> amount sometime in the future.
>> I hope everyone is doing well.  Maybe a goal to start the New Year will 
>> be
>> to find some time to have a meeting, and just get together.  In fact we
>> might want to think about an invitation to the various communities to
>> gather others with vision impairments.  I'm certain we can always find a
>> space like the Italian Oasis or a place where we all can meet.  Take 
>> care.
>> Cordially,
>> Gil Vickery
>> We Don't Laugh Because We're Happy
>> We're Happy Because We Laugh!
>> Gil Vickery
>> "I'm On The Road To Shamballa"
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