[Ohio-talk] Buckeye Update

Macy McClain macymcclain at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 12 14:11:02 UTC 2013

Good morning everyone,
Great update as usual. Best wishes on a successful board meeting next Saturday. I wish I could be there in person or on the call. I will be attending the state convention of the NFB Of Louisiana. Eric, I pray that your surgery goes well.
Hope all is well with you all! I will be writing a more lengthy update sometime later.
Miss you all!
Macy McClain

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On Apr 12, 2013, at 8:13 AM, Eric Duffy <eduffy at deltav.org> wrote:

> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> Buckeye Update, April 12, 2013
>    The Board of Directors meeting will take place on Saturday April 20,
> at 10:00 AM. This is an open meeting, and you are invited and welcome to
> participate even if you are not on the board. If you have items you would
> like to be sure we discuss, please contact me. To participate in the meeting
> please call (605) 475-4875. Use access code 201909 followed by the pound
> sign.
>    Please get sold tickets and money for the parents gift card drawing
> to Carol Akers early next week. She must have them before Friday. Send
> everything to Carol Akers 80 Morse Rd., Apt B. Columbus OH 43214. 
>    I hope you are all buying and selling tickets for our iPad drawing.
> Tom Ruth has sold 45 at last count that I had. I want to Thank Tom and
> acknowledge that he is significantly ahead of me in sales. That is a huge
> acknowledgement on my part. It is almost as bad as losing a competition to
> Mark McClain. 
>    Representative Marcy Kaptur is the latest Ohio cosponsor to be added
> to H.R. 164. Barbara Pierce's team met with her office during the Washington
> Seminar. 
>    The Cleveland chapter is having a representative from Marcia Fudge's
> office come to the May meeting. All of us need to do this. Congratulations
> William H., and chapter.
> By now I hope everyone has signed the petition to change the law so that it
> is no longer legal to pay sub minimum wages to workers with disabilities. If
> you have not done so please do it by the board meeting next Saturday. Go to 
> https://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition
>    Richard Payne please pay special attention to this paragraph. The
> next Scrip order is due by 7:00 PM., May 5. Please get signed up for Scrip
> and create a Presto Pay account in time to order in May.
>    The following announcement comes from the NFB of Missouri. Listening
> to a streamed convention is the next best thing to being there. I plan to
> listen to as much as I can. Here is the announcement: The 51st Annual
> Convention Of The National Federation Of The Blind
> Of Missouri To be Streamed Live
> The NFB Of Missouri state convention will be streamed live from Jefferson
> City Missouri April 12th thru April 14th the schedule is as follows: 
> Friday set up and test stream during the state board meeting 3:30 PM to 5:00
> PM
> Saturday morning session 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM
> Saturday afternoon session 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
> The banquet 6:30 PM to 9:30 Pm (or when the band starts to play which ever
> is later)
> Sunday morning session 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
> to listen to the stream go to http://www.nfbmo.org if you have flash
> installed the stream will start after a few seconds of buffering if it
> doesn't you may use the pull down choose your preferred media player and
> than click on the listen now button if you hear music during the time the
> convention is in session then we are having a break if you hear it any other
> time it means we are not in session if you hear nothing that we are having
> technical difficulties. You may send support request to 
>    nfbmostream at gary-springfield-mo.net or call 417-353-7493.
> Gary Horchem
> NFBMO Webmaster
>    We are continuing to make progress in our effort to have a
> successful BELL Program in Ohio. We now have at least five students who have
> applied. Please help us spread the word to recruit children ages four to
> twelve. We will also be conducting a seminar for all parents of blind
> children at the end of the program regardless of whether or not their
> children have participated in the BELL Program. We still need funding for
> BELL. If your chapter or division has not made a contribution in support of
> BELL please consider doing so immediately. 
>    Next Thursday I will have kidney stone surgery once again. But I
> will continue working hard for our movement until then, and I will be ready
> for our board meeting on Saturday.
> <april 12 13.doc>
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