[Nmabs] Nabs needs your help at national convention!

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 04:37:34 UTC 2011

Hello Fellow Students,
 Convention is just around the corner- can you believe it?

 As you all know,  the National association of blind students is
planning a lot of exciting things at national convention. What you may
not know however is that we as a board  can’t do  all of it ourselves.
So we would  very much  appreciate your help in making  The nabs
activities a success this year!
 Where we would most appreciate your assistance is in two areas:
1.  assistance  in staffing the nabs table  located in the exhibit hall.
 Here you will be partnered up  with a nabs board member selling
coffie mugs and handing out nabs literature.  The schedule  for
tabling looks like this:
 Monday , July 4:
 Shift  1. 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Shift 2. 1 p.m.  – 3 p.m.

Shift 3. 3 p.m. – 5p.m.

Tuesday, July 5:

shift 4:  9a.m. – 11a.m.

Shift 5: 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

Shift 6: 1: p.m. – 3p.m.
Shift 7. 3p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6:
Shift 8: 12 noon – 1:45 p.m.

Shift 9: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Shift 10:  8:30 p.m. – 10p.m.

Thursday, July 7:
Shift 11: 12 noon – 1:45 p.m.

shift 12:  7p.m. – 8p.m.

shift 13: 8p.m. – 9p.m.

As you can see, we have  thirteen shifts, so  if you contact me with
your preference, I will be more  than happy to get you scheduled in!
 *Note  to state Student division presidents: we would like to  offer
you the opportunity to  sell your fundraising items at the nabs table,
if you would be willing to  help us staff it.  If so, please  contact
me with the times you would be willing to work.    If   your state
student division president is not  going to be attending convention,
still contact me, and we’ll get your division in there to fundraise.

2. The Nabs business meeting and elections.   We want to make
registration and elections as painless and orderly as possible, and
you can absolutely help with  this! We are going to need: individuals
who are willing to marshal (you know, those folks that say “nabs
meeting: this way!”. If you are  loud, we could really use your help
We will also need individuals to be “runners”. These  individuals will
help to count ballots in the event that a voice vote is not sufficient
to settle a contested election.  These individuals should be willing
to collect and count ballot cards in order to  determine the winner of
 the electoral contest.  It is  strongly recommended that individuals
serving in this vital role   do not seek election  to any nabs office,
in order to  insure an unbias and fair election for all persons

3. Staffing the nabs monte carlo night fund raiser. This is a great
opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with us  in putting together
one of our most successful events that we do.  For this we will  need:
 Individuals who can work  an early shift ( 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Those  individuals will be asked to:
a.	Marshal.
b.	Set up for the event
c.	Deal card games( blackjack, poker, holdemand other such games)
 We will also need Late shift workers (9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)  Those
individuals would be asked to:
a.	deal card games (blackjack, poker, holdem and other such games)
b.	assist with event clean- up and playing  chip  counting.

Please let me know what shift(s) you are interested in working
(exhibit hall, monte carlo or both), and please include a phone number
 which we can use to contact you at convention (just in case). If
Monte carlo,  please let me know what job you would like to take on,
if you would like to deal and what games  you would like to deal
(blackjack, poker, holdem or other such games).
 This is a great opportunity for you to meet the nabs board, and us to
get to know you. As well, this is  an equally great opportunity for
you  to meet a lot of new people and have some fun at the same time.
 Please contact me by July 1 if interested.
 I can be contacted at: dsmithnfb at gmail.com

 Thank you   so much for your interest  and I look forward to hearing
from you all real soon
 And of course, See you in Orlando!

 Darian Smith
 Board member/ convention  volunteer coordinator
 National Association of Blind Students

 “My secret?  See it, and stay focused on it.”

 — Shaquille O'Neal

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