[Ohio-talk] [External] Invitation to Convention

Payne, Richard L (Synchrony Financial) richard.payne at syf.com
Fri Oct 14 16:38:48 UTC 2016

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From: Ohio-Talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Rachel Kuntz via Ohio-Talk
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Subject: [External] [Ohio-talk] Invitation to Convention

Hello Undecided Convention Attendees,


More than 70 of your friends from the NFB are registered to attend our 70th annual state convention. They are ready to march to Independence to take part in informative general session, play family feud NFB style, listen to a Braille play performed by our humble actors, take part in educational workshops, attend the Banquet, and vote in an election. What's keeping you from adding your name to this list? 


Maybe you haven't heard about all the special guests that will be roaming the halls of the DoubleTree in Independence, getting to know the people of our affiliate, and educating us at a number of workshops. Anil Lewis, Executive Director of the NFB Jernigan Institute will be lending his expertise in a Leadership as well as a Membership Workshop and he will be giving the keynote address at our banquet. Dick Davis, Associate Director of Blind Inc. will be at our convention's Employment Symposium. Dick is preparing to retire from his position at Blind Inc. so you can wish him well at our convention. And if that were not enough to get your attention, Bryan Duarte, National Association of Blind Students Board Member and our state representative will be here to get to work with college students.


Some of you prefer gadgets so maybe our high caliber guest list is not enough to get your attention. Well, in that case perhaps I can tempt you with a sneak peek at the list of vendors planning to bring products to Exhibit Hall. We have commitments from Flying Blind, Cleveland Sight Center, Magnifiers & More, Independent Living Aids, BAUM, and Universal Low Vision Aids. These fine companies will give you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of products like refreshable Braille Displays, video magnifiers, CCTV's, tablets, as well as talking and tactile products galore.


I know, I know you are in the middle of a major life change and are spending most of your time preparing for a new career or have been struggling to make your new life work for you. This is the best reason yet to register for the convention. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities will be there to talk to us during general session, participate in the Employment Symposia, and talk to people in Exhibit Hall. That's not all; you can get more information from experts representing iCan Connect, Medical Mutual, and Vanda Pharmaceuticals. Knowledge is fuel and I invite you to fill yourself up with it at convention.


Let's say that you have all the tech and information you can stand. In that case, you can support our affiliate, chapter, or division by visiting one of the fundraising tables in Exhibit Hall. Buy your very own NFB tumbler in order to look smart while drinking your favorite beverage and demonstrate that you are part of a team of strong minded independent blind people living the life you want. Relax while you enjoy a 10 minute chair massage to benefit OAGDU. Smell good with products from the Cleveland or Greater Summit County Chapter. Touch and experience tactile art created by one of our members, Owen McCafferty.


If that isn't enough, then I have just one last tempting treat to offer.
Visit the Exhibit Hall to pet a puppy. You heard that right. Puppies in training to become service dogs will be at our convention to help us learn more about the process of raising the dogs we love so much.


Wow, I know you are ready to get registered so here's the link.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__nfbohio.org_new_registration_&d=DQICAg&c=i0QXx0LZaNWl3bsI0Hrdtw&r=VwceYPGIIpVPLVm9gShbIRaVNtDCN1-d9rGacia1JBYgBHb7brUX0EXwNQPG1QWx&m=OaMkH6mYi3FXqHO2Djln90U7y27EczFa0mHm5Wf6iEc&s=icQf0UKa2H6PpCx1WrwA2yNIY0WboZ638gDM-jV1qQg&e= . 


I anxiously await your registration confirmation. 


Your Friend,

Rachel R. Kuntz

Board Member

National Federation of the Blind of Ohio

937.245.0547 cell

 <mailto:rachelrkuntz at gmail.com> rachelrkuntz at gmail.com 

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Live the life you want. Blindness is not what holds you back.


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