[Ohio-talk] Corrected Convention Agenda
Payne, Richard L (GE Capital)
richard.payne at ge.com
Wed Oct 23 20:17:00 UTC 2013
I am sorry this is the only thing going. I thought we had a committee to help. Richard
From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Eric Duffy
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:29 AM
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Subject: [Ohio-talk] Corrected Convention Agenda
Here is the corrected convention agenda.
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.
There is also information about our Malley's Chocolate fundraiser. This may become known as the chocolate convention.
Wanda, please noet that nothing has changed with DAN. Dan is still listed on the agenda with the other scheduled meetings.
67th Annual Convention
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
November 1 to November 3, 2013
Wyndham Garden Dayton South Hotel
31 Prestige Plaza Drive
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
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.
The NFB of Ohio would like to thank Karen Warner and her friends.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the NFB of Ohio............Page 2
Navigating the Wyndham Garden Hotel...Page 2
Convention Arrangements and Registration.Page 4
Friday, November 1..............Page 5
Saturday, November 2............Page 7
Sunday, November 3..............Page 10
2013 Board of Directors............Page 11
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
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions about convention arrangements, contact Karen Warner, chair of the convention committee.
Registration and Literature
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
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.
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
11:00-12:00 noon Board Meeting
12:00-1:20 PM Convention Registration
1:30 PM Call to Order of General Session and
Eric Duffy, President
1:35 PM Welcome to Dayton
Richard Payne, President, Miami Valley Chapter
1:45 PM Convention Arrangements
1:50 PM Roll Call of Chapters
Shelbi Hindel, Secretary
2:00 PM A New Name, a Stronger Partnership:
Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
Mindy Duncan, Director
Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, Columbus
2:30 PM National Report
The Rev. Sam Gleese, National Representative, Jackson, Mississippi
2:50 PM Reading of proposed amendments to the
constitution, Shelbi Hindel and Eric Duffy
3:10 PM Working Together For Positive Change
Michael Kirkman, Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio
3:30 PM Changing What It Means to Be
Deafblind in Ohio, Jennifer Smith-Dudash, Columbus, and others
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
4:30 PM Reports and Resolutions
6:00-7:20 PM Convention Registration
7:00-8:00 PM At-Large Chapter Meeting
Colleen Roth, President
7:00-8:30 PM Ohio Association of Blind Merchants
Annette Lutz, President
7:30-8:30 PM Resolutions Committee Meeting
Deborah Kendrick, Chair
8:30 PM Nominating Committee Meeting
Sherry Ruth, Chair
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
10:00 PM. Hospitality
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7:00-8:00 AM Diabetes Action Network of Ohio (DAN)
Wanda Sloan, President
7:30-8:45 AM National Association to Promote the Use of
Continental Breakfast Meeting
Barbara Pierce, President
8:30-9:00 AM Convention Registration
9:00 AM Call to Order of General Session
Eric Duffy, President
9:05 AM Why I Am a Federationist
9:20 AM Building the Federation
William H. Turner, Chairman Membership Committee
10:05 AM Report from the Talking Book Library
Tracy Grimm, Ohio Library for the
Blind and Physically Disabled
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
10:45 AM Domestic Abuse and The Blind
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
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.)
12:15 PM Parents of Blind Children Division
Meeting, Carol Akers and Cindy Conley Co-Presidents
12:15 PM Ohio Organization of the Senior Blind
Barbara Fohl, President
12:15 PM Student Division Pizza Party
Aleeha Dudley, President
12:15 PM Domestic Abuse and the Blind, Cheryl
Fields Octagon South
12:15 PM Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users
Deanna Lewis, President
2:00 PM: Call to Order of General Session
Eric Duffy, President
2:05 PM New Tools for the Classroom and
Social Networking Marc Salaman GW Micro
2:45 PM The Ohio Developmental Disabilities
Council, Its Mission and Purpose: Are the Blind Included?
Carolyn Knight, Executive Director, Columbus
3:00 PM Access To the Printed Word
Deborah Kendrick and Eric Duffy
Radio Reading Services in Ohio
Sandy Turner, Director Voice Corps, Columbus
3:35 PM: You Can Ring My BELL
4:05 PM The Lions and the Organized Blind of
Ohio: Building Better Relationships
4:20 PM Creating A path to Employment
Suzanne Turner, Benefits Counselor Cleveland Sight Center, Cleveland
4:40 PM Report from the Cincinnati
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
John Mitchell, Executive Director, Cincinnati
5:00 PM Recess
6:00 PM Annual Banquet
Shelbi Hindel, Mistress of Ceremonies
The Rev. Sam Gleese, NFB National Representative
Affiliate Awards and Scholarship Awards
Money for the Movement
9:00 PM Post-Banquet Party until 1:00 AM
Games, Plaza A
Music, and Karaoke, By Nancy'sKaraoke, Garden Grill
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
7:30 AM First-Time Convention Attendees
Breakfast with the President
9:00 AM Call to Order of the General Session
9:05 AM Memorial Service
Eric Duffy and Paul Dressell
9:20 AM A New Way To Vote Could It Be in Our
Yung Nguyen, President, IVS, LLC
9:50 AM Federation History in Song
Paul Dressell and Barbara Pierce
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
10:20 AM NFB Philosophy Audience Discussion
Barbara Pierce and the Rev.
10:50 AM Second Reading of Proposed Amendments
to the Constitution and Vote
11:00 AM Treasurer's Report
11:10 AM Report of the Nominating Committee
Sherry Ruth, Chair
11:20 AM Affiliate Elections
11:40 AM Closing Remarks by Eric Duffy
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Eric Duffy, (614) 377-9877 (c), (614) 935-6965 (h)
P.O. Box 82055, Columbus, Ohio 43202-0458
eduffy at pobox.com
First Vice President: Richard Payne, (937) 829-3368 (c)
1019 Wilmington Ave., Apt. 43, Kettering OH 45420
rchpay7 at sbcglobal.net
Second Vice President: Barbara Fohl, (440) 964-7824 (h)
1116 Thayer Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
barbfohl at pobox.com
Secretary: Shelbi Hindel, (614) 558-8059 (c)
185 Crestview Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Shelbiah1 at gmail.com
Treasurer: Sherry Ruth, (440) 324-4218 (h)
6922 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035
babyruth2 at windstream.net
Board Members at Large
Sheri Albers, (513) 886-8697 (c)
9824 Dartmouth Way, Loveland, OH 45140
salbers1 at cinci.rr.com
Debbie Baker, (937) 206-2935 (c) or (937) 471-5193 (h)
1107 Burt St., Springfield, OH 45505
lahm at pobox.com
Susan Day, (937) 221-8250 (h) or (937) 503-3202 (c)
27 Council Court, Unit C, Springfield, OH 45504
Greymaster95 at gmail.com
Deborah Kendrick, (513) 321-2228 (h) or (513) 673-4474 (c)
2848 Ridgewood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45213-1062
dkkendrick at earthlink.net
Barbara Pierce, (440) 774-8077
237 Oak Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
bpierce at oberlin.net
William Turner, (216) 355-4577
1064 E. 167th St., Cleveland OH 44110-1523
william.h.turner at ssa.gov
Bruce Peters, (330) 780-5827 (c)
1670 Liberty Dr., Akron, OH 44313
Crystal McClain, (937) 935-6188 (c)
416 North Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311
mcmcclain at columbus.rr.com
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Fundraiser
NFB Scrip Ohio
Enrollment code: 444D4FLD314L4
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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Thank you very much,
Eric Duffy, President National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio 44135
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