[Ohio-talk] membership and helpful information

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 16:13:36 UTC 2015


Oh goody, lol
Will keep you posted, have a great day!

On 9/28/15, Payne, Richard L (Synchrony Financial) via Ohio-talk
<ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I  leave that up to you.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cheryl
> Fields via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 3:51 PM
> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
> Cc: Cheryl Fields
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] membership and helpful information
>
> I agree, will you contact the committee and ask them to come up with a flyer
> and press release for us? Smiles
>
> On 9/25/15, richard via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I am not in charge of that but we do have a committee that should work
>> on this.
>> The 2 chapters in Cleveland should make great efforts including to get
>> on the radio in time to invite people. I am willing to help. R
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>> Cheryl Fields via Ohio-talk
>> Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:38 PM
>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>> Cc: Cheryl Fields
>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] membership and helpful information
>>
>> Richard,
>> Great Advice! Is there a flyer to advertise/ invite potential new
>> members to covention? If so please forward.
>> Onward!
>> Cheryl
>>
>> On 9/23/15, richard via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Greetings federation members,
>>>
>>>
>>> I am getting very ready    for  the state convention.
>>>
>>>
>>> I have stole a convention 101 from the students web page so forgive me.
>>>
>>>
>>> I  emailed Erick this week and asked if he thought trying to pair up
>> people
>>> ahead of time for the convention would be worth us working on yes us
>>> that means all of you.
>>>
>>>
>>> The members of the membership committee will work hard to identify a
>>> way
>> to
>>> seek out members that having a roommate will benefit them by cutting
>>> cost.
>>>
>>>
>>> We want all of you to think about finding a roommate are helping
>>> others to find one.
>>>
>>>
>>> You may email rchpay7 at gmail.com  any time after this email goes out
>>> and we will pass your name on to people that could help.
>>>
>>>
>>> We cannot be able to assure  you   that we will find you a roommate but
>>> we
>>> will make every effort.
>>>
>>>
>>> I am going to put a deadline on this request  that   names be submitted
>>> before November 1/2015
>>>
>>>
>>> You should make every effort to attend the state convention and lets
>>> go build the federation.
>>>
>>>
>>> Convention 101
>>>
>>>
>>> The state  convention is fast-approaching. You know by now. You have
>>> glossed over that sentence a million times. Everyone is emailing
>>> about their
>> event,
>>> wanting you to volunteer, participate, pay another $5, and oh yeah,
>>> buy a raffle ticket! How can you possibly do it! Well, the slate
>>> committee is made up of a few conventioneers who have a touch of
>>> advice. So even though the first sentence of this article is well
>>> overused, we hope that you'll read on.
>>>
>>> ##First, food!
>>>
>>> Food is really important; we all need it. But, mealtimes are also an
>>> awesome way for you to meet more people. So I recommend a balance of
>>> thrifty
>> eating
>>> in your room and finding options on the menu that won't break your bank.
>>> Research grocery stores in the vicinity of the hotel and carve out
>>> some time to visit one of these stores before your week begins. If
>>> you plan ahead
>> far
>>> enough, you may even have some time to coupon. Each year, my friends
>>> and I make a grocery list and only a couple of us venture to the
>>> store. This makes the shopping experience easier, and forces us to
>>> get organized ahead of time. There are tons of food items that do not
>>> need to be refrigerated.
>> You
>>> can pack your purse with granola bars, and tantalize the less forward
>>> thinking conventioneers with trail mix. You can outsmart the hotel
>>> and eat continental breakfasts. And no need to sacrifice your diet;
>>> many fruits do not need to be refrigerated. I recommend bringing a
>>> water bottle and refilling it; hotels will really get you on impulse
>>> on-the-go food and drink items. (If it's in your room, it probably
>>> costs a lot of money to consume
>>> it!) The hotel room coffee pot can become quite versatile, providing
>>> steaming water for any oatmeal/Easy Mac delicacy. You can buy
>>> sandwich fixings at the store. If your room does not have a
>>> refrigerator, you can purchase a Styrofoam cooler and refill it with
>>> ice. You can also pick up some cheap cleaning supplies to stay sanitary.
>>>
>>> But you should meet people. Although peer pressure is a real thing,
>>> you don't have to have a steak dinner each night. If you haven't
>>> tried salads or vegetarian options, convention is a great time to
>>> explore! Often, meatless options are cheaper. Investigate the menus
>>> before you leave; If you do
>> want
>>> to splurge, consider splitting the filet with a friend, or portion
>>> your meals so that you can save some for the next day. Typically,
>>> appetizers
>> are
>>> quite filling yet slightly cheaper than entrees. Although you will
>>> not
>> have
>>> much time, explore options outside the hotel. Often, there are
>>> cheaper options in the vicinity, and if you split a cab with a ton of
>>> friends or walk, the inconvenience and travel costs are minimal.
>>> Although most hotels don't offer specials and happy hours, get over
>>> your nervousness about
>> being
>>> the poorest person at the table and ask! I can't tell you about a
>>> time
>> when
>>> I have stepped up and someone got mad at me. Usually they thank me
>>> for asking. Many restaurants outside the hotel might have specials,
>>> so that's another reason to practice your structure discovery.
>>> Although more difficult to budget when out, be sure to include some
>>> opportunities. Convention is
>> an
>>> excellent time to network.
>>>
>>> You will constantly be stopped by members  and asked  to buy raffle
>> tickets
>>> and other things, and before you know it, you'll be broke! When
>>> you're putting agenda items into your calendar, compute the cost of
>>> registration fees ahead of time and ask yourself how much you can spend
>>> on raffles.
>> Keep
>>> this money separate, and do not buy more raffle tickets and exhibit
>>> hall finds than the money in this budget! Deciding on this ahead of
>>> time can help you make better decisions about which new piece of
>>> technology you really want and which raffles to invest in. and just
>>> in case you were pondering, the NABS raffle is a good investment for
>>> everyone!
>>>
>>>  now feeling like you should have found roommates, the hotel might be
>>> willing to change your reservation if you find some. Even if you lose
>>> some of your deposit, it might be cheaper overall. Furthermore, there
>>> are
>> always
>>> procrastinators, so if you want another roommate to save money, you
>>> can probably find one. Rooming with people should always be done with
>>> caution, but it can also be a great experience. You shouldn't spend a
>>> lot of time
>> in
>>> your room anyway, so finding a new best friend to room with shouldn't
>>> be
>> at
>>> the top of your list. When rooming with a lot of people, talking
>>> ahead of time about your schedules can be helpful to allow everyone
>>> to respect each other. If your roommates know that you have to get up
>>> early ahead of time, they will probably be courteous versus asking
>>> them to stop socializing right that second. Also, collaborating with
>>> your roommates about food will further help you to save money; bulk
>>> amounts of food always cost less. So get
>> those
>>> messages' going! Finally, keeping your things organized will minimize
>>> your stress and make your packing up on little sleep an easier chore.
>>>
>>>
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