[Ohio-talk] Corrected Convention Agenda

Annette annettelutz at att.net
Wed Oct 23 12:42:05 UTC 2013


Now how could anyone miss out on anything called the chocolate convention? Yum!

Annette

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> On Oct 23, 2013, at 8:28 AM, Eric Duffy <eduffy at deltav.org> wrote:
> 
> Here is the corrected convention agenda. 
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> Richard please note that this contains information about how to signup for
> the Scrip Program. As you know this is the affiliate's only ongoing
> fundraiser at this point. 
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> There  is also information about our Malley's Chocolate fundraiser. This may
> become known as the chocolate convention.
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> Wanda, please noet that nothing has changed with DAN. Dan is still listed on
> the agenda with the other scheduled meetings.
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> AGENDA
> 
> 67th Annual Convention
> 
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> 
> November 1 to November 3, 2013
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> 
> Wyndham Garden Dayton South Hotel
> 
> 31 Prestige Plaza Drive
> 
> Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
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> 937-434-8030
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> Dedication: This convention is dedicated to the memory of Robert (Bob)
> Eschbach and to his lifetime of tireless work on behalf of the blind of Ohio
> and the nation and to his wife Patricia (Pat), who was his constant
> companion and helpmate and still our colleague in the movement and our
> beloved friend. 
> 
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> The NFB of Ohio would like to thank Karen Warner and her friends.
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> 
> TABLE OF CONTENTS
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> About the NFB of Ohio............Page 2
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> Navigating the Wyndham Garden Hotel...Page 2
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> Convention Arrangements and Registration.Page 4
> 
> Friday, November 1..............Page 5
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> Saturday, November 2............Page 7
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> Sunday, November 3..............Page 10
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> 2013 Board of Directors............Page 11
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> NFB-O CONVENTION
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> NFB PLEDGE
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> I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National Federation of
> the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to
> support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its
> constitution.
> 
> 
> 
> ABOUT THE NFB OF OHIO
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> 
> The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is a statewide organization
> composed primarily of blind Ohioans. It is the state affiliate of the
> National Federation of the Blind, Inc., a national-membership organization
> which holds nonprofit tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) 3 of the
> Internal Revenue Code. It is not an organization speaking for the blind; it
> is the blind speaking for themselves.
> 
> We know that blind people have very often lived tragic lives, and we know
> that even now blindness can be defeating. But we also know why.  Not
> blindness, but society's devastating attitude about it constitutes our
> burden. We, the blind of today, have carried out a revolution and have won
> our independence. We have written our own philosophy, we have found our own
> direction, and we have learned to speak with our own voice-the National
> Federation of the Blind. We have taken our future into our own hands, and we
> are changing what it means to be blind. We now imagine a future full of
> opportunity, and as the voice of the nation's blind we invite you to help us
> make it a reality.
> 
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> Navigating the Wyndham Garden Dayton South Hotel
> 
> by Barbara Pierce
> 
> The first thing you need to keep in mind about the Wyndham Garden is that it
> is a holodome property. That is, its central architectural feature is an
> atrium with recreational facilities: pool, hot tubs, pool table, and a game
> room. The guest rooms on all three floors circle this atrium. The rooms on
> the inside of the circle have sliding glass doors that overlook the pool and
> room doors on the opposite wall that give access to the corridors that in
> turn give access to the outside and lead to the public rooms of the hotel.
> You cannot lock the glass sliding doors from outside the room, so you should
> not leave your room that way unless someone can lock the door from the
> inside after you leave.
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> The main entrance of the hotel is on its east wall, toward the north end.
> You pass through two sets of doors to reach the lobby. Just inside the inner
> doors of this main entrance, on both the left and right side, are small
> board-type meeting rooms, and the front desk is on the west wall of the
> lobby, not far in front of you. If you turn right (north) at the desk, you
> can turn left (west) at the north end of the desk and walk toward the
> ballroom, which runs north/south along the west side of the hotel. A foyer
> along the length of the ballroom gives access to the various sections of the
> ballroom on the west side of the foyer. If, instead of walking south along
> the ballroom, you turn first right and then left, you will find the
> restaurant and bar at the northwest corner of the building.
> 
> To reach the guest rooms, return to the front desk and turn left so that you
> are walking south toward the atrium. On the right you will pass an archway
> that gives access to the ballroom foyer about halfway down its length.
> Continuing south along the carpeted corridor, you will find sectional
> seating in the middle of the hall at a point when the space opens into an
> art gallery. At the south end of this central seating you can angle east or
> west to find corridors giving access to wooden room doors, which have raised
> and Braille room numbers as required by the ADA. 
> 
> If you choose to go straight south instead of angling, you will reach the
> northernmost of the two elevators. Turning left or right at the elevator
> will take you straight east or west to doors giving access to stairwells.
> The one on the east side is door 1, and the one on the west end is door 4.
> At the ground-floor level these stairwells, as well as doors 2 and 3 at the
> far ends of the corridors, each contain a door to the outside, a door to the
> atrium, the door you just walked through, and a door to the connecting
> guest-room corridor. The stairs to the upper floors are also in this
> uncarpeted area. By the way, your room key will open the outside doors,
> which are kept locked. You will find the box for inserting the key card to
> the right of the door on the outside. The grassy dog relief area is just
> outside door 4. A trash receptacle will be available outside that door.
> 
> To grasp the guest-room layout, think of the hotel as an arrow with the
> corridor leading from the front desk to the elevator already mentioned as
> the shaft of the arrow. The arrowhead is the guest-room area with the pool
> atrium in the center of the arrowhead. Parallel corridors make a circuit
> around the arrowhead with a flattened tip, that is, not coming to a point.
> The south elevator actually faces south and is located at the extreme
> southern end of the hotel. The innermost of the parallel corridors circles
> the atrium with a chest-high wall separating the hallway from the drop to
> the atrium. The outside wall of this corridor contains the glass sliding
> doors to the rooms. Most of the ground-floor rooms are located only on the
> outside wall of the hotel, though near the northern elevator the
> wheelchair-accessible rooms are located on both sides of the outer hallway. 
> 
> If you take the time to study this description, it should give you a place
> to begin learning the layout of the convention hotel. 
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> CONVENTION ARRANGEMENTS
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> If you have any questions about convention arrangements, contact Karen
> Warner, chair of the convention committee.
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> Registration and Literature
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>            NFB literature will be available during registration hours in
> the Chandelier Area Friday, November 1, between 12:00 and 1:20 and 6:00 to
> 7:20 pm and Saturday, November 2nd, between 8:30 and 9:00 am
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> Door Prizes
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>            Door prizes should be labeled clearly in print and Braille with
> the donor's name and the amount of cash or type of gift. Paul Dressell is in
> charge of door prizes. They may be brought to him directly or left in
> Convention Registration.
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> Guide Dogs
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> If you have a problem with your dog or need advice or assistance, contact
> Deanna Lewis (513-328-7976), president of our guide dog division, or Debbie
> Baker (937-206-2935). The relief area is located outside of door 4. A trash
> receptacle will be outside the door for your convenience.
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> FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
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> 11:00-12:00 noon            Board Meeting
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> Gallery
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> 12:00-1:20 PM                  Convention Registration
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> Chandelier Area 
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> 1:30 PM                                Call to Order of General Session and
> Opening Remarks 
> 
>                                                Eric Duffy, President
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>                                                Plaza D
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> 1:35 PM                                Welcome to Dayton
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>                                                Richard Payne, President,
> Miami Valley Chapter
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> 1:45 PM                                Convention Arrangements
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>                                                Karen Warner 
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> 1:50 PM                                Roll Call of Chapters
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>                                                Shelbi Hindel, Secretary
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> 2:00 PM                                A New Name, a Stronger Partnership:
> Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities and Bureau of Services for the
> Visually Impaired  
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>                                                Mindy Duncan, Director
> Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, Columbus     
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> 2:30 PM                                National Report 
> 
>                                                The Rev. Sam Gleese,
> National Representative, Jackson, Mississippi 
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> 2:50 PM                                Reading of proposed amendments to the
> constitution, Shelbi Hindel and Eric Duffy 
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> 3:10 PM                                Working Together For Positive Change
> Michael Kirkman, Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio 
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> 3:30 PM                                Changing What It Means to Be
> Deafblind in Ohio, Jennifer Smith-Dudash, Columbus, and others             
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> 4:00 PM                                The Business Enterprise Program in
> Ohio, The Past, the Present, and the Future Annette Lutz, President, Ohio
> Association of Blind Merchants; Karen Whalen, Former BE Program Manager, BE
> Staff
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> 4:30 PM                                Reports and Resolutions
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> 6:00-7:20 PM                      Convention Registration
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>                                                Chandelier Area
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> 7:00-8:00 PM                      At-Large Chapter Meeting
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>                                                Colleen Roth, President
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>                                                Directors Room
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> 7:00-8:30 PM                      Ohio Association of Blind Merchants
> Meeting
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>                                                Annette Lutz, President
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> Gallery East
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> 7:30-8:30 PM                      Resolutions Committee Meeting
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>                                                Deborah Kendrick, Chair
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> Directors Room
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> 8:30 PM                                Nominating Committee Meeting
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>                                                Sherry Ruth, Chair
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>                                                Directors Room
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> 9:30-10:15 PM                   Radio Play Performance: Not the Royal
> Shakespeare Company Presents "The Hot Hundred Grand Caper," a Radio Play,
> admission $5, sponsored by Ohio NAPUB
> 
>                                                Plaza D
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> 10:00 PM.                            Hospitality
> 
>                                                Gallery Room
> 
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> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
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> 7:00-8:00 AM                     Diabetes Action Network of Ohio (DAN)
> Breakfast
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>                                                Wanda Sloan, President  
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> Garden Grill
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> 7:30-8:45 AM                     National Association to Promote the Use of
> Braille (NAPUB) 
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> Continental Breakfast Meeting
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>                                                Barbara Pierce, President
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> Plaza C
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> 8:30-9:00 AM                     Convention Registration
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>                                                Chandelier Area 
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> 9:00 AM                                Call to Order of General Session 
> 
> Eric Duffy, President 
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> Plaza D
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> 9:05 AM                                Why I Am a Federationist
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>                                                Katie Shelton 
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> 9:20 AM                                Building the Federation  
> 
>                                                William H. Turner, Chairman
> Membership Committee  
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> 10:05 AM                             Report from the Talking Book Library
> 
>            Tracy Grimm, Ohio Library for the 
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>            Blind and Physically Disabled     
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> 10:30 AM                             Bringing the World to Your Home Through
> Student Exchange Programs: Blind People Can Do It Too  
> 
>                                    Mary Anne Denning, teacher of the blind,
> Cincinnati
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> 10:45 AM                             Domestic Abuse and The Blind
> 
>                                                Cheryl Fields 
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> 11:00 AM                             Going to College Blind, Past and
> Present: What We've Gained and What We've Lost
> 
> Deborah Kendrick, freelance writer, Cincinnati; Emily Pennington, sophomore,
> Xavier University, Cincinnati; Aleeha Dudley, Junior, Miami University of
> Ohio, Oxford Ohio; Amy Neidhard-Doll, PhD, PE Director, Rehabilitation
> Engineering and Technology Program, Wright State Research Institute
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> 12:00 PM                                          Recess 
> 
>                                                (Those who have ordered
> boxed lunches can pick them up in the Chandelier Area.
> 
>                                                                Only those
> with tickets will be served.)
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> 12:15 PM                             Parents of Blind Children Division
> Lunch
> 
> Meeting, Carol Akers and Cindy Conley Co-Presidents
> 
>                                                Plaza C
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> 12:15 PM                             Ohio Organization of the Senior Blind
> 
>                                                Barbara Fohl, President
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>                                                Gallery
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> 12:15 PM                             Student Division Pizza Party
> 
>                                                Aleeha Dudley, President
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>                                                Patterson Room
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> 12:15 PM                             Domestic Abuse and the Blind, Cheryl
> Fields Octagon South
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> 12:15 PM                             Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users
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>                                                Deanna Lewis, President
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>                                                Directors Room
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> 2:00 PM:                               Call to Order of General Session 
> 
> Eric Duffy, President 
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> Plaza D
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> 2:05 PM                                New Tools for the Classroom and
> Social Networking Marc Salaman GW Micro 
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> 2:45 PM                                The Ohio Developmental Disabilities
> Council, Its Mission and Purpose: Are the Blind Included? 
> 
>                                                Carolyn Knight, Executive
> Director, Columbus
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> 3:00 PM                                Access To the Printed Word 
> 
>                                                Deborah Kendrick and Eric
> Duffy
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>                                                Radio Reading Services in
> Ohio 
> 
>                                                Sandy Turner, Director Voice
> Corps, Columbus
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> 3:35 PM:                               You Can Ring My BELL 
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> 4:05 PM                                The Lions and the Organized Blind of
> Ohio: Building Better Relationships 
> 
>                                                Jim Downing
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> 4:20 PM                                Creating A path to Employment  
> 
>                                                Suzanne Turner, Benefits
> Counselor Cleveland Sight Center, Cleveland 
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> 4:40 PM                                Report from the Cincinnati
> Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired 
> 
>                                                John Mitchell, Executive
> Director, Cincinnati
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> 5:00 PM                                Recess                  
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> 6:00 PM                                Annual Banquet
> 
>                                                Shelbi Hindel, Mistress of
> Ceremonies
> 
>                                                Plaza BC
> 
>                                                Banquet Address
> 
>                                    The Rev. Sam Gleese, NFB National
> Representative 
> 
> Affiliate Awards and Scholarship Awards
> 
>                                                Money for the Movement 
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> 9:00 PM                                Post-Banquet Party until 1:00 AM
> 
>                                                Games, Plaza A
> 
>                                                Music, and Karaoke, By
> Nancy'sKaraoke,  Garden Grill
> 
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> SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
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> 7:30 AM                                First-Time Convention Attendees
> Breakfast with the President 
> 
>                                                Garden Grill
> 
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> 9:00 AM                                Call to Order of the General Session
> 
>                                                Plaza BC
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> 9:05 AM                                Memorial Service
> 
>                                                Eric Duffy and Paul Dressell
> 
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> 9:20 AM                               A New Way To Vote Could It Be in Our
> Future? 
> 
> Yung Nguyen, President, IVS, LLC
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> 9:50 AM                                Federation History in Song 
> 
>                                                Paul Dressell and Barbara
> Pierce
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> 10:10 AM                             What Should We Expect from the Bureau
> of Services for the Visually Impaired: Planning for the Future 
> 
>                                                Eric Duffy and Deborah
> Kendrick  
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> 10:20 AM                             NFB Philosophy Audience Discussion
> 
>                                                Barbara Pierce and the Rev.
> Sam Gleese
> 
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> 10:50 AM                             Second Reading of Proposed Amendments
> to the Constitution and Vote
> 
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> 11:00 AM                             Treasurer's Report 
> 
>                                                Sherry Ruth
> 
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> 11:10 AM                             Report of the Nominating Committee
> 
>                                                Sherry Ruth, Chair
> 
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> 11:20 AM                             Affiliate Elections
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> 11:40 AM                             Closing Remarks by Eric Duffy
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> Noon                                      Adjournment
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> 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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> President: Eric Duffy, (614) 377-9877 (c), (614) 935-6965 (h)
> 
> P.O. Box 82055, Columbus, Ohio 43202-0458
> 
> eduffy at pobox.com
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> First Vice President: Richard Payne, (937) 829-3368 (c)
> 
> 1019 Wilmington Ave., Apt. 43, Kettering OH 45420
> 
> rchpay7 at sbcglobal.net
> 
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> Second Vice President: Barbara Fohl, (440) 964-7824 (h)
> 
> 1116 Thayer Ave., Ashtabula, OH  44004
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> barbfohl at pobox.com
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> Secretary: Shelbi Hindel, (614) 558-8059 (c)
> 
> 185 Crestview Road, Columbus, OH 43202
> 
> Shelbiah1 at gmail.com
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> Treasurer: Sherry Ruth, (440) 324-4218 (h)
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> 6922 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH  44035
> 
> babyruth2 at windstream.net
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> Board Members at Large
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> 2011-2013
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> Sheri Albers, (513) 886-8697 (c)
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> 9824 Dartmouth Way, Loveland, OH 45140
> 
> salbers1 at cinci.rr.com
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> Debbie Baker, (937) 206-2935 (c) or (937) 471-5193 (h)
> 
> 1107 Burt St., Springfield, OH  45505
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> lahm at pobox.com
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> Susan Day, (937) 221-8250 (h) or (937) 503-3202 (c)
> 
> 27 Council Court, Unit C, Springfield, OH 45504
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> Greymaster95 at gmail.com
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> Deborah Kendrick, (513) 321-2228 (h) or (513) 673-4474 (c)
> 
> 2848 Ridgewood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45213-1062
> 
> dkkendrick at earthlink.net
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> Barbara Pierce, (440) 774-8077 
> 
> 237 Oak Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 
> 
> bpierce at oberlin.net
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> William Turner, (216) 355-4577
> 
> 1064 E. 167th St., Cleveland OH 44110-1523
> 
> william.h.turner at ssa.gov
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> 2011-2013
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> Bruce Peters, (330) 780-5827 (c)
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> 1670 Liberty Dr., Akron, OH  44313
> 
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> Crystal McClain, (937) 935-6188 (c)
> 
> 416 North Main St., Bellefontaine, OH  43311
> 
> mcmcclain at columbus.rr.com
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> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Fundraiser
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> NFB Scrip Ohio 
> 
> http://www.shopwithscrip.com
> 
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> Enrollment code: 444D4FLD314L4
> 
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> Coordinators
> 
> Shelbi Hindel (614) 558-8059
> 
> Carol Akers (614) 570-2083
> 
> For more information on blindness go to: http://www.nfbohio.org
> 
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> the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is conducting a fundraising
> activity with Malley's Chocolates of Cleveland, Ohio.
> 
> 
> 
> A website has been setup specifically for the National Federation of the
> Blind of Ohio fundraising campaign. All purchases made on that site will
> directly benefit the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio. To connect to
> this site, please visit
> http://www.malleys.com/national-federation-of-the-blind-of-ohio 
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you very much,
> 
> Eric Duffy, President National Federation of the Blind of Ohio 
> 
> 
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> http://www.malleys.com/national-federation-of-the-blind-of-ohio 
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> Our mailing address is: 
> 
> 13400 Brookpark Road
> 
> Cleveland, Ohio 44135 
> 
> Contact us by phone: 1-800-275-6255
> 
> Fax: 1-800-211-0567 
> 
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> All website content C Copyright 2013 Malley's Chocolate. All rights
> reserved. 
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