[Nmabs] Nabs needs your help at national convention!
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:
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!
Board member/ convention volunteer coordinator
National Association of Blind Students
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