[Ohio-talk] Buckeye Update

Aleeha Dudley blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 00:36:05 UTC 2015


Hey, Mr. President, I believe September 12 has passed. I hope that you meant November 12 is the deadline for registration.

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> On Oct 9, 2015, at 16:10, Eric Duffy via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> National Federation of the Blind Of Ohio Buckeye Update
> October 9, 2015
> 
> This has been a busy week. The newsletter is out. It is in many inboxes and on our Website. It will soon be on NFB-NEWSLINE. 
> 
> It is often difficult to gage the effectiveness of our work in the short term. How are we effecting peoples lives? Here is an email I received today: From John Weber
> To Mr. Duffy
> 
> Thank you for sending Buckeye Bulletin.
> My wife and I met you at a convention back in 2010 or 2011.  You were an inspiration.  This is not light praise.  Thank you for what happen back then.  My wife has since passed on.
> What really impressed me was your testimony, and also using braille for you notes while speaking to us.  I sincerely hope this short email encourages you.  Again, now 4 or 5 years later
> after having met you, I am able to send you a note of thank you and appreciation communicates how influential your life has been.    John R. Weber United States Army retired.      
> 
> 
> The Convention registration process is live on our site. So far Southwest and Northeast Ohio is in a virtual tie for the number of people registered. 
> 
> We are doing all that we can to encourage people to complete the registration process online. If you need help,  Gabe Vega says:  If you need support, on filling out the registration form, or making your online payment, Commtech LLC the web developer of the website, is offering free support for anyone who feels they need in to register for the 2015 Convention online.
> 
> Please call (623) 565-9357 and a member of our staff would be glad to assist you through this process. Please take this offer seriously if you need help registering. 
> 
> We will of course still accept registrations by mail and on site. All registrations by mail must be post marked by September 12 in order to qualify for lower rates.
> 
> There is still a lot of work to be done to prepare for this convention, but I am excited about the way things are shaping up. This is going to be a great convention. 
> 
> Here are some reminders about the convention: Our room rate is $89 plus tax. Our block of rooms will be released after October 29. Please make your reservations immediately.  The contact information for the hotel is: Doubletree Hotel  6200 Quarry Lane, Independence, Ohio 44131, phone, (216) 447-1300.
> 
> Chapter and Division Presidents, please pay close attention to the following information. The time has passed   to submit your reports for the Gavel Award Competition,  or for nominating  someone for an award. So, if you have not  submitted a report for the competition, You must still submit a report by November 12.
> 
> Chapter and division reports, membership lists, and dues must all be in by November 12. After that date any one or all of these items are considered late and the offending chapter or division is subject to a fine of $25. 
> 
> Shelbi also needs to know who will represent your chapter on the nominating committee. The members of this committee are appointed by chapter presidents. The president of the affiliate selects the chair from among the members. Please let shelbi know who will represent your chapter as soon as possible. shelbiah1 at gmail.com <mailto:shelbiah1 at gmail.com>
> 
> There are going to be some great workshops and some exciting agenda topics, but you the members of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio are who make the convention great. Keep those registrations coming in.  Tell people about who we are, what we do, and why they should be a part of our convention based on your experience. Let's get some new people there. We need to build and grow our Federation family.
> 
> I am continuing to work on our website. You will see real improvements between now and our convention. 
> 
> I will write again next week. Let's go build the Federation.
> 
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