[Ohio-talk] Buckeye Update for April 11, 2012

Macy McClain macymcclain at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 12 22:17:39 UTC 2012


I'm praying, JW! I'll be passing this along to my fellow brothers and sisters.
Thanks! See you at the board meeting!
Macy

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On Apr 11, 2012, at 11:47 AM, "J.W. Smith" <jwsmithnfb at frontier.com> wrote:

> I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, and although it was really windy
> in Chicago, I had a great time.  
> 
> 
> 
> Upcoming Board Meeting
> 
> 
> 
> As you know, it is time for our Spring Board Meeting, and so I'd like to
> share with you the comments from Deborah Kendrick concerning logistics for
> the meeting.  
> 
> 
> 
> "First, to remind you of the location.  We will be meeting at the Cincinnati
> Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2045 Gilbert Ave.,
> Cincinnati 45202.  Go in the front door of the building, through the lobby
> to the elevator, and get off at the fourth floor.  Turn left off the
> elevator, and the community room is just a tad down the hall on your right.
> 
> It's a large room filling that corner, so you could turn right and find a
> door into it on your left or just keep going straight and find a door on
> your right.  If that is confusing, don't worry about it, because it will be
> easy as pie when you see it firsthand.  
> 
> John Mitchell, CABVI executive director plans to be there to let us in and,
> in fact, when I asked about coffee makers last week, he insisted that he
> would pick up the coffee for us.  Members of our chapter (probably this very
> one) will be picking up very yummilicious pastries from Cicninnati's Buskin
> Bakery to go with said coffee.  Lunch is going to be a real treat.
> Cincinnati chapter member Marianne Denning, also a member of the committee
> to host you all, absolutely insists on making her original pasta sauce and
> pasta to feed us all.  She says she has fed up to 50 with this recipe and
> loves preparing it.  There will be both meat and vegetarian versions.  I
> plan to add a simple salad to said pasta, and we'll have sodas and such, as
> well as famous Busken cookies for dessert.  The usual $5 donation per person
> will be very much appreciated by the Cincinnati chapter.  
> 
> It will be very helpful to us if you could let our committee president and
> chapter secretary, Paul Dressell, know of your intentions to attend.  
> 
> CABVI is a lovely, modern building, and I think you'll enjoy being in it.
> 
> John Mitchell will be speaking to us and joining us for lunch, but as far as
> any agenda details, those will be coming from our president!  
> 
> Incidentally, for those of you who want to spend a little time in Cincinnati
> afterward, a five-minute car or taxi ride will put you in the heart of
> downtown.  If you plan to come via Greyhound, that, too, is a five-minute
> (or less) taxi or car ride away."  
> 
> 
> 
> Our Cincinnati Chapter President Sheri Albers makes the following
> suggestions concerning lodging:
> 
> 
> 
> Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
> 
> 151 West 5th Street
> 
> Cincinnati, OH 45202
> 
> 513-579-1234
> 
> 
> 
> The Millennium Hotel Cincinnati
> 
> 150 West 5th Street
> 
> Cincinnati, OH 45202
> 
> 513-352-2100
> 
> 
> 
> Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
> 
> 35 West Fifth Street
> 
> Cincinnati, OH 45202
> 
> 513-421-9100
> 
> 
> 
> The Westin Cincinnati
> 
> 21 West 5th Street
> 
> Cincinnati, OH 45202
> 
> 513-621-7700
> 
> 
> 
> These are the most centrally located downtown. If you need additional
> information, do not hesitate to call Sheri.
> 
> 
> 
> Finally, our Parents Division President Carol Akers reminds me to tell you
> not to forget items for the gourmet food basket fundraiser.  She also wants
> me to tell you to make sure you try and sell as many raffle tickets for the
> event as possible, because as many of you already know, this is their most
> lucrative fundraiser.  If you remember from earlier correspondence, there
> will be different types of baskets this year, so it should be even more
> exciting.  
> 
> 
> 
> Miscellaneous Items
> 
> 
> 
> Our at large chapter President, Colleen Roth, wants me to remind you not to
> forget about them.  Remember this is the chapter for those that do not have
> chapters in their local areas and their dues are $5.00 per year. 
> 
> 
> 
> Please pray for our affiliate family members, especially our Cleveland
> Chapter President William Turner; I have not had a chance to speak with him
> directly yet, but he has experienced some physical issues, which include
> (but are not limited to) a significant loss in his hearing.  Let's pray that
> he will be able to join us for the Board Meeting, and please know that I
> will keep you informed about him when I receive appropriate information.
> Also, remember Becky Booth, our Ohio River Valley Chapter President, as she
> is experiencing challenges in her life as well.  
> 
> 
> 
> Isn't it good to know that we have such a loving and concerned extended
> family in our affiliate?  
> 
> 
> 
> Dr. J. Webster Smith
> 
> President, National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> 
> PO Box 458 Athens, OH 45701
> 
> 740-592-6326
> 
> 
> 
> "Changing what it means to be blind"
> 
> For more information go to nfbohio.org
> 
> 
> 
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