[Ohio-talk] Fw: New BVR/BSVI Directors Need Your Ideas for Improving Services

Crystal McClain mcmcclain at charter.net
Wed Feb 24 00:46:40 UTC 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: beth.ruth at rsc.state.oh.us 
To: mcmcclain at charter.net 
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 5:52 PM
Subject: New BVR/BSVI Directors Need Your Ideas for Improving Services

                        Cafe' Conversations
                        Gathering | Listening | Shaping
                         Services for Ohioans with Disabilities 
                              Cafe' Conversations 
                              coming in
                              March 2010! 
                                Cafe' Conversation Locations  
                                a.. Scroll down to find out where you can participate! 
                              New BVR/BSVI Directors Need Your Ideas for Improving Services!
                              The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, the state agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to find employment and independence through the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI), has a new Administrator named Michael Rench.

                              Michael is hosting 12 Café Conversations (meetings) around the state and he would like to hear your ideas for improving services for Ohioans with disabilities.

                              Please join us at one of the meeting locations below. We would like your valuable thoughts and ideas as we work to improve services and prioritize the agency budget.

                              March 1, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Center for Families and Children
                              Nancy Lyon Porter Bldg.
                              4500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH

                              March 2, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Main Library
                              96 S. Grant Ave.
                              Columbus, OH

                              March 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Dana Conference Center
                              3110 Glendale Ave.
                              Toledo, OH

                              March 4, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              College Hill Recreation Center
                              5545 Belmont Ave.
                              Cincinnati, OH

                              March 10, 1 - 3 p.m.
                              Washington State Community College
                              Main Building, Community Room
                              710 Colegate Dr.
                              Marietta, OH

                              March 11, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Butler Inst. of Amer. Art, Butler N. Ed. Ctr.
                              524 Wick Ave.
                              Youngstown, OH

                              March 12, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Wright State University
                              Student Union, Apollo Room
                              3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
                              Dayton, OH
                              March 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
                              Tuscarawas County Senior Center
                              425 Prospect St.
                              Dover, OH

                              March 16, 1 - 3 p.m.
                              Veterans' Memorial Civic & Convention Center
                              7 Town Square
                              Lima, OH

                              March 18, 6 - 8 p.m.
                              Helen Arnold Community Learning Center
                              450 Vernon Odom Blvd.
                              Akron, OH

                              March 29, 4 - 6 p.m.
                              Ohio University
                              Baker University Center
                              1 Park Place, Room 240
                              Athens, OH

                              March 31, 1- 3 p.m.
                              SOMC Friends Community Center
                              1202 18th St.
                              Portsmouth, OH
                        Cafe' Conversations                               

                                 We want to hear 
                                from you! 
                              Rehabilitation Services Commission Administrator Michael Rench is embarking on a 12-city road trip to gather ideas from you and fellow community members. Come share your experiences and situations during inviting café-style chats.
                              Your voice will be heard!
                              You and other guests will gather in small groups to share thoughts on issues that are genuinely important to your lives, work experiences and communities. Your ideas will be used to shape future state services such as employment, vocational rehabilitation, transition youth and independent living. 
                              Don't miss this opportunity to help shape the future! Everyone's voice will be heard.
                              Visit www.rsc.ohio.gov for more information and updates from each regional conversation.
                              Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/Cafe_Conversation-RSVP, call 800. 282. 4536 ext. 1470 or email brenda.rhodes at rsc.state.oh.us to RSVP. Let us know which free Cafe' Conversation you will attend and if you will bring guests. Sign language interpreters will be at the meetings. Let us know if you need other accommodations.

                              ALL ARE WELCOME! 

                              Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
                              400 E. Campus View Blvd.
                              Columbus, Ohio 43235-4604
                       About Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission 
                              The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission is the state agency charged with partnering with Ohioans with disabilities to obtain or retain jobs, achieve independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes. The Commission accomplishes its mission through partnerships with community rehabilitation programs and vocational rehabilitation professionals across the state. Visit us at www.rsc.ohio.gov. 

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