[Ohio-talk] fyi

COLLEEN ROTH n8tnv at att.net
Wed Dec 18 13:51:25 UTC 2013


 Hello Cheryl,
Chinelle was recognized in the Buckeye Bulletin and the Convention for her Participation in BELL.
Colleen Roth



----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Fields <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com>
To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:25 pm
Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] fyi

>
>
> I forgot something, Chenelle Handcock of the Cleveland chapter
> volunteered with the BELL Program this past summer and received no
> recognition for her efforts. In spite of this she is looking forward
> to serving again in 2014, this is what family does. I could go on with
> examples, but
> I will end with theabbc there are not many reasons to expect a
> pleasant outcome to continuing this type of conversation.
> 
> Cheryl
> On 12/17/13, Cheryl Fields <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Barb,
> > The Vehicle Donation Project is a fort that we all participate in,
> > Cleveland most certainly promotes it and I am sure others do too.
> > Let's Celebrate the efforts of everyone, just like the Malley's fund
> > raiser and believe there are more donations on the way!
> >
> > This is not an easy group to volunteer with, most recently the
> > Cleveland Chapter volunteered to sponsor a BBell program and were
> > denided, even though we have the ability to finance the program and
> > staff it, as well as provide a space.  I have offered to serve in
> > several capacities  with no response. I was appointed to a committee
> > several years ago and never heard from the committee chair person,
> > even after contacting her several times. However, this does not
> > prevent me from continuing to try, just don't know what or who may
> > change my mind, there is always a straw that breaks the camels back.
> >
> > We are a family, ups and downs, and at times we speak before we think.
> > Faith in the ability of others and Forgiveness and patience are what
> > we need more of!
> >
> >
> > Blessings,
> >
> > Cheryl fields
> >
> > How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the
> > mind. They reflect thinking.
> > David Joseph Schwartz
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 12/17/13, Barbara Pierce <bbpierce at pobox.com> wrote:
> >> I will respond to Richard's email since I presume that his final comment
> >> about those who have had power not being willing to step aside refers to
> >> me.
> >> Eric's Buckeye Update of the Friday before the board meeting extended an
> >> invitation to everyone to join the call and gave the number and code
> >> again.
> >> In fact, Colleen Roth, Kyle Conley, and Aleeha Dudley were nonmembers of
> >> the
> >> board who called in and participated.
> >>
> >> It is a difficult problem to discern   when one is holding onto power and
> >> when one is putting years of experience at the disposal of the president,
> >> but I for one trust Eric to determine when my usefulness has passed.
> >> Leadership in this organization is not a matter of elected office. It is
> >> volunteering to do jobs and then actually doing them. I certainly hope
> >> that
> >> people will call into meetings and express their views and volunteer to
> >> do
> >> things and then do them.
> >>
> >> I see this morning that Ohio has gotten two vehicle donations. That is
> >> great
> >> news, and, since Richard chairs that effort, I presume that he gets the
> >> credit for getting the word out. I guess the fundamental hope is that we
> >> can
> >> all work together.
> >>
> >> Barbara
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Payne,
> >> Richard L (GE Capital)
> >> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:04 AM
> >> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List (ohio-talk at nfbnet.org)
> >> Subject: [Ohio-talk] fyi
> >>
> >> I will not get in too much detail here, but sometimes it must be noted
> >> that
> >> we   need a process which includes and welcomes the membership to be
> >> involved.  I am not the kind of writer that will try and use big words or
> >> swift lines to make my point here.  Yes, it was brought up about having
> >> the
> >> convention in another part of the state for a number of reasons.  We
> >> should
> >> not have a board that is not listening to the membership.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I know those of us who were on the conference call will stick to our
> >> votes
> >> and yes, the board did indeed vote.  I, the Vice President voted no for
> >> several reasons.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> First, I think that the board must find a way to reach out to the
> >> membership
> >> in a way that we have not for a very long time.  I chose to accept the
> >> position of vice president because I believe in the NFB.  While this is
> >> true
> >> the only way to fill this position is to stay involved.  Also, the chance
> >> that we would have had the convention in Columbus may have been the
> >> decision
> >> that was made any way.  I requested information to help find other
> >> locations
> >> for the convention, due to the problems we had in November.  I am a team
> >> player and serve for all Federationists.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Secondly, I think that the call last week was in part designed to limit
> >> the
> >> input on some of the things we spoke about.  When the information was put
> >> out, it made it seem that only the board would need to be present and
> >> maybe
> >> this is why several members did not participate.    I think some members
> >> of
> >> our leadership make others feel left out and do not open   the doors
> >> until
> >> money or work is needed.  To be fair here, everyone cannot be a leader
> >> and
> >> all cannot lead.   I hope from this point we embrace others that
> >> certainly
> >> have the ability to lift this affiliate to another level.  I guess when I
> >> think of a movement I think about the boots on the ground paving the way
> >> for
> >> inclusion.  Yes, several members have paved the way and others will go
> >> down
> >> that road.  When I think back over the last year or so, it is that some
> >> who
> >> have had a strong hold on this affiliate won't allow for a change.  I
> >> will
> >> never stop working for the NFB!  But, it is getting much harder when so
> >> many
> >> people a
> >>  re being pushed aside. Richard
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> >
> > —
> > Peace
> > t
> >
> 
> 
>> Peace
> 
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