[Ohio-talk] 2016 NFB State Convention Agenda

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 20:51:12 UTC 2016


Thanks, happy to have this!
Let's go build the Federation!



On 10/30/16, richard via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> 70th Annual Convention
> "Marching for Independence"
> Independence, Ohio
> November 11-13, 2016
>
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> 70th Annual Convention
> "Marching for Independence"
> November 11-13, 2016
>
> Richard Payne, President
>
> Sheri Albers, Vice President & Convention Coordinator
>
> Host Chapters
> Cleveland Chapter: William Turner, President
> Cuyahoga County Chapter: Shawn Martin, President
>
> DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
> 6200 Quarry Ln., Independence, Ohio 44131
> 216-447-1300
>
>
> Welcome by Richard Payne, President
> Thank you for traveling to Independence, Ohio to take part in our 70th
> annual state convention. We are truly happy that you are here. This year's
> agenda is filled with information designed to help you live the life you
> want. As you take the time to get familiar with the hotel, listen to guest
> speakers, participate in breakout sessions, join division and chapter
> meetings, shop in Exhibit Hall, and enjoy a meal with your Federation
> family
> during our annual Banquet, please take a moment to reflect on the historic
> significance that 70 years of blind people marching together toward
> independence has had on our lives.
>
> Dozens of people all across our affiliate worked tirelessly to make this
> convention possible. I am sincerely grateful to all those who gave hours
> and
> hours of their time and energy to make this convention special. As an
> all-volunteer organization, we are blessed to have a wide range of
> dedicated
> members ready to lend a hand. I hope that you enjoy the fruits of our
> collective efforts and let's go build the Federation.
>
>
> About the NFBO
> The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (NFBO) is a 501c3 non-profit
> organization and a founding affiliate of the National Federation of the
> Blind (NFB). We are proud to be an integral part of the oldest and largest
> blindness organization in the United States. We are a diverse group of
> people dedicated to changing what it means to be blind. Our members work
> tirelessly to break down the legal, social, and personal barriers to living
> the lives we want.
>
> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
> characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
> expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
> between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
> blindness is not what holds you back.
>
>
> NFB Pledge
> 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.
>
>
> Navigating the DoubleTree by Barbara Pierce
> This is a lovely facility with delicious food. The entrance is on the north
> side of the hotel, which means that you are facing south as you enter. If
> you step forward a few feet, the registration desk will be on the right
> (west) side of the lobby. Seating groups of furniture are in the center of
> the lobby, and Shula's Restaurant and Bar is located on the east wall. You
> pass through the bar before reaching restaurant seating. Wait in the bar to
> be seated.
>
> After checking in, continue walking south. You will notice a corridor
> turning west (right). This leads to the sleeping rooms and the elevators to
> the upper floors. As you walk down this hall, west, you will first pass the
> Directors Room on your right and then the Boardroom. These are small
> meeting
> rooms, and they are close to the lobby end of the hall. This corridor dead
> ends into an exit with grass outside it. This is the dog relief area, and a
> trash receptacle will be located outside the door for your convenience.
> Back
> in the hallway turn left at that door (south) to reach sleeping rooms and
> the elevator; both of these are found on the left side of the hallway only.
> At the south end of the hall you can turn right to find Room 121, our
> hospitality room, or left (east) to walk along a hall that connects with
> the
> south end of the foyer area outside the ballrooms, which are also our
> principal breakout rooms.
>
> Returning to the lobby just before the right turn to pass the Directors
> Room
> and Boardroom. If you angle yourself forty-five degrees to the left, you'll
> find a corridor with access to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and
> the business center on the right. This hall opens into the ballroom area.
> There are two ballrooms, both on the left side. The first is the Grand
> Ballroom with division rooms 1, 2, and 3 going south. Next is a carpeted
> hall to the left (east) which gives access on the right side to Petit
> Ballrooms A and B. Rooms C, D, and E lie to the south of these two smaller
> rooms. Note that the only access to rooms A and B is from the cross hall.
> There are restrooms in the foyer on the east side before the ballrooms and
> also around the hallways near the elevators.
>
> That's it. Read through this article several times, pausing after reading
> each new element to build a map in your head. If you take time to do this,
> you will sail through the convention with no problems. All rooms are marked
> in Braille and raised print in the standard locations. Happy travels.
>
>
> Convention Arrangements
> If you have any questions about convention arrangements, contact Sheri
> Albers, Convention Coordinator at 513-886-8697.
>
>
> Registration and Literature
> NFB literature will be available throughout the convention in the
> registration area. Pre-Registration packet pick-up and convention
> registration will take place in the foyer outside of the Grand Ballrooms.
> Those who have completed their registration prior to convention will form a
> line at the Pre-Registration Table for a speedy process. Visit the
> Registration Table to register for convention or to purchase additional
> tickets to events. Both tables will be open for two shifts on Friday, Nov.
> 11, from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM and 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM and then again on
> Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. The Cuyahoga County Chapter has
> volunteered to staff both tables at convention. Please contact Shawn Martin
> with any questions or concerns at 216-288-1243.
>
>
> Door Prizes
> Door prizes should be labeled clearly in print and Braille with the donor's
> name and the amount of cash or type of gift. Suzanne Turner is in charge of
> door prizes. They may be brought to her directly or left at Convention
> Registration with Rachel Kuntz Call or text Suzanne Turner at 216-990-6199
> if you have questions or concerns.
>
>
> Guide Dogs
> There are two relief areas for your convenience. The first is located
> outside the west doors, off the hall that runs past the Directors Room. The
> second, is on the south side, at the end of the hall, past the meeting
> rooms. A trash receptacle will be provided. Please note you will need your
> room key after 10:00 PM to get back into the hotel from those exits. If you
> have questions or need assistance, contact Deanna Lewis, President of the
> Ohio Guide Dog Users Division at 513-328-7976.
>
>
> Exhibit Hall
> Whether you are an information seeker or a new gadget shopper, you will
> find
> everything that you need to help you live the life you want at this year's
> Exhibit Hall. Visit Exhibit Hall in Grand Ballroom 1 on Saturday, Nov. 12
> from noon to 5 PM to explore the latest technology and to get answers to
> the
> questions that race through your mind about employment, healthcare,
> services
> for the blind, and so much more. All visitors will be entered to win a door
> prize.
>
>
> Convention Agenda
>
> Friday, November 11, 2016
>
> 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM:  Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up and Convention
> Registration -
> 				Grand Ballroom Foyer
>
> 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM:  The Art of Structured Discovery: Cane Travel the
> Federation
> 				Way led by Shelbi Hindel, Secretary, NFBO.
> Participants should meet in the main lobby near the front desk and will
> take
> a walking tour of the hotel.
>
> 11:00 AM to Noon:       Board of Directors Meeting - Petit A and B Open to
> all convention attendees.
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM:  Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up and Convention
> Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM: NFBO Meet and Greet - Petit A and B Stop by to enjoy
> light
> 				refreshments and network with other
> convention attendees.
>
> General Session - Grand Ballroom 1
>
> 2:00 PM:    Call to Order by Richard Payne, President, NFBO
>
> 2:02 PM:    Invocation
>
> 2:05 PM:    Welcome to Independence by Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, Cleveland,
> Ohio; Shawn Martin, President, Cuyahoga Chapter; and
> 		William H. Turner, President, Cleveland Chapter.
>
> 2:20 PM:    Convention Arrangements by Sheri Albers, Vice President, NFBO
>
> 2:30 PM:    Traveling with Another Tool in the Toolbox by Jerrod Witt CEO
> and Founder, AudiblEye, LLC.
>
> 3:00 PM:    Three Benefits of Friendship by Dr. Carolyn Peters, Theologian,
> Spiritual Counselor at College Hill Community Church in Dayton, Ohio, Board
> Member of Disability Rights Ohio, and Board Member of the Miami Valley
> Chapter.
> 		
> 3:25 PM:    The Characteristics of an NFB Training Center by Dick Davis,
> Associate Director of BLIND, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.
>
> 3:50 PM:       Building Student Leaders with Sound NFB Philosophy by Bryan
> Duarte, QwikEyes CEO, National Association of Blind Students Board Member,
> ASU Computer Science Ph.D. candidate.
>
> 4:15 PM:    My Experience as a Blind Licensed Massage Therapist by Deanna
> Lewis,President, Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users and Board Member,
> NFBO.
>
> 4:35 PM:    My Involvement in the Emerging Leaders Program and Working as a
> Blind Vendor by Annette Lutz, President, Ohio Association of Blind
> Merchants.
>
> 4:50 PM:    Announcements and Door Prizes
>
> 5:00 PM:    Adjourn - General Session resumes at 9:00 AM tomorrow.
>
> 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM:    Ohio Association of Blind Merchants Meeting, Annette
> Lutz, President - Petit A and B
>
> 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM:    Hospitality and Game Night - Parlor 121
> 				The Cleveland Chapter, with help from the
> Cuyahoga Chapter, welcomes you to Cleveland with food and activities for
> all
> ages. The evening will begin in the hospitality suite, Parlor 121, then
> moves to the Amphitheater later in the evening for interactive games.
>
> 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM:    Sports and Recreation, Maryann Denning, President,
> OAPUB - Grand Ballroom 3
>
> 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM:    At Large Chapter Meeting, Colleen Roth, President -
> Petit A and B
>
> 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM:    Resolutions Committee Meeting, Debbie Baker, Chair -
> Petit A and B
>
>
> 8:30 PM:    Nominating Committee Meeting, Dr. Carolyn Peters, Chair - Petit
> C
> 		This is a closed meeting.
>
> 10:00 PM to 10:45 PM:         "Erma Wants Extra Money for Christmas" Play
> performance presented by the Ohio Association to Promote the Use of
> Braille.
> Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door. - Grand Ballroom 3
>
>
> Saturday, November 12, 2016
>
> 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM:    Ohio Association to Promote the Use of Braille
> Breakfast Meeting, Maryanne Denning, President - Petit A and B
>
> 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM:    Ohio Diabetes Action Network Breakfast Meeting,
> Richard Payne, President, NFBO - Shula's Restaurant
>
> 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM:    Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up and Convention
> Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
>
> General Session - Grand Ballroom 3
>
> 9:00 AM:    Call to Order by Richard Payne, President, NFBO
>
> 9:10 AM:    Report from the Talking Book Library by Kenneth Redd, Library
> Assistant, Outreach, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at
> the Cleveland Public Library.
>
> 9:35 AM:    Advocating for your Rights by Gayle Horton, Ohio Disability
> Rights Law and Policy Center, Inc.
> 				This comprehensive presentation will
> highlight legal protections against employment discrimination under the
> ADA,
> when and how to request reasonable accommodations, when and how to file a
> complaint with EEOC and/or OCRC, as well as a discussion of your rights and
> the different resources for transportation available throughout Ohio.
>
> 10:10 AM:  Report from the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired by
> Robert Nicholson, Assistant Deputy Director of BSVI and Statewide Business
> Engagement, along with Elizabeth L. Sammons, Program Administrator at
> Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
>
> 10:45 AM:  National Report by Anil Lewis, Executive Director, National
> Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute. Baltimore, MD.
>
> 11:20 AM:  BELL Rings Again in Ohio by Sheri Albers, Vice President, NFBO
> and special guests.
>
> Noon:         Adjourn - General Session resumes at 9:00 AM tomorrow.
>
> Noon:         Boxed Lunch Pick-up (tickets required) - Grand Ballroom Foyer
>
> Noon to 5:00 PM:         Exhibit Hall - Grand Ballroom 1
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM:  Ohio Organization of Blind Seniors Meeting, Barbara
> Pierce, President - Petit A and B
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM:  Ohio Association of Guide Dog Users Meeting, Deanna
> Lewis, President - Petit C
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM:  Real Talk: Repairing and Recovering from the Effects
> of Financial Abuse, Cheryl Fields, Board Member, NFBO - Grand Ballroom 3
> 				This workshop raises awareness of the real
> and dangerous impact that financial abuse has on the lives of its victims
> and discusses ways in which they can recover from it.
>
> 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM:  Student Luncheon, Bryan Duarte, Board Member, NABS -
> Director's Room
>
> 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM:    Establishing the Tone and Setting the Pace: Assuming
> Leadership in the NFB by Barbara Pierce, Board Member, NFBO and Richard
> Payne, President, NFBO - Grand Ballroom 3
>
> 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM:    Technology Workshop by Robert Spangler, Secretary of
> the Miami Valley Chapter, Jordy Stringer, and Christopher Sabine, Secretary
> of the Cincinnati Chapter - Amphitheater
> 				Demonstrations and discussions about Windows
> 10 operating system, Google Apps, Apple products, popular iPhone Apps, KNFB
> Reader, Tap Tap See, and more are planned for this open forum workshop.
>
> 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM:        Membership Building 101: Back to Basics by
> Rachel
> Kuntz, Board Member, NFBO with special guest Anil Lewis, Executive
> Director,
> NFB Jernigan Institute - Grand Ballroom 3
>
> 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM:    Career Building and Exchange Symposium by Suzanne
> Turner with Dick Davis, National Representative, Employment Chair/
> Associate
> Director of BLIND, Inc. - Petit A and B
> 				This Exchange will highlight, emphasize, and
> spark a serious dialogue about the steps that are needed for the blind to
> become successful interviewers, job seekers, and network builders. Job
> searching, interviewing and taking assessments are focal points in
> obtaining
> a job so it can be depressing, humiliating and scary if one does not have
> the tools to be productive. Come and engage in a serious and interactive
> dialogue on the provisions and success in searching, preparing, debriefing,
> and effectively obtaining competitive employment.
>
> 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM:    Pre-Banquet Social Hour - Grand Ballroom Foyer
> 				Appetizers and cash bar.
>
> 6:30 PM:    NFBO Banquet (tickets required) - Grand Ballrooms 2 and 3
> 		Event Highlights:
> *	Master of Ceremonies - Dr. JW Smith, Professor of Communications,
> Ohio University
> *	Keynote Speaker - Anil Lewis, Executive Director, NFB Jernigan
> Institute
> *	Gavel Awards - Shelbi Hindel, Chair, Awards Committee and Secretary,
> NFBO
> *	Scholarship Awards - Deborah Kendrick, Chair, Scholarship Committee,
> and President, Cincinnati Chapter
> *	Not So Silent Auction
> *	Money for the Movement - Richard Payne, President, NFBO
> 	
> 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM:    After Party - Grand Ballrooms 2 and 3
> 				Stick around after the banquet to dance the
> night away with your federation family. Enjoy live music, cash bar, and
> fellowship.
>
>
>
>
> Sunday, November 13, 2016
>
> 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM:    Musical Showcase by Dr. Carolyn Peters - Grand
> Ballroom 1
>
> General Session - Grand Ballroom 1
>
> 9:00 AM:    Call to Order by Richard Payne, President, NFBO.
>
> 9:05 AM:    What is the NFB NEWSLINE and Why it is a Valuable Tool to the
> Blind Community by Lee Martin, CEO and Host of "See What I'm Sayin"
> Internet
> Radio Show, President of the Circle City Chapter, State Coordinator of NFB
> NEWSLINE Indiana, and Board Member of the NFB of Indiana and by Florence
> Myers-McSwine,  Manager and Co-Host of the "See What I'm Sayin" Internet
> Radio Show, Vice President of the Circle City Chapter, NFB NEWSLINE of
> Indiana, Contractor, and Administrative Assistant.
>
> 9:35 AM:    Why I Am a Federationist by Emily Pennington, Treasurer,
> Cincinnati Chapter and Law Student at the University of Cincinnati.
>
> 9:55 AM:    Nominating Committee Report by Dr. Carolyn Peters, Chair
>
> 10:00 AM:  Affiliate Elections
>
> 10:30 AM:  The Art of Law by Michael Leiterman
>
> 10:50 AM:  Financial Report by Sherry Ruth, Treasurer, NFBO
>
> 11:00 AM:  Resolutions by Debra Baker, Chair
>
> 11:15 AM:  My First National Convention by Alex Crawford, student at OSSB,
> Paul Jordan, Board Member of the Cincinnati Chapter, and Heather Leiterman.
>
>
> 11:45 AM:  Convention Wrap-up and Other Announcements by Richard Payne,
> President, NFBO.
>
> Noon:         Adjournment
>
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> 2016 Board of Directors
>
>
> President - Richard Payne
> 1019 Wilmington Ave., Apt. 43
> Kettering, OH 45420
> 937-396-5573
> rchpay7 at gmail.com
>
> Vice President - Sheri Albers
> 3052 Lischer Ave.
> Cincinnati, OH 45211
> 513-886-8697
> Sheri.albers87 at gmail.com
>
> Secretary - Shelbi Hindel
> 185 Crestview Rd.
> Columbus, OH 43202
> 614-558-8059
> shelbiah1 at gmail.com
>
> Treasurer - Sherry Ruth
> 6922 Murray Ridge Rd.
> Elyria, OH 44035
> 440-324-4218
> babyruth2 at windstream.net
>
>
> At Large Board Members
>
> Macy McClain
> 701 Stonehollow Pl.
> Bellefontaine, OH 43311
> 937-935-2610
> macymcclain0990 at gmail.com
>
> Barbara Pierce
> 198 Kendall Dr.
> Oberlin, OH 44074
> 440-774-8077
> barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
>
> William Turner
> 1064 E. 167th St.
> Cleveland, OH 44110-1523
> 330-328-9860
> william.h.turner at ssa.gov
>
> Rachel Kuntz
> 7281 Birchwood Dr.
> West Chester, OH 45069
> 937-245-0547
> rachelrkuntz at gmail.com
>
> Cheryl Fields
> PO Box 202091
> Cleveland, OH 44120
> 216-566-4317
> cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
>
> Deanna Lewis
> 2526 Meyerhill Dr.
> Cincinnati, OH 45211
> 513-328-7976
> deannakay03 at gmail.com
>
>
> 2016 Convention Sponsor Honor Roll
>
> The NFB of Ohio is truly grateful to the following sponsors for their
> commitment to helping the blind of Ohio live the life they want.
>
>
>
>
> Gold Sponsor
> Medical Mutual of Ohio
> 2060 East 9th St.
> Cleveland, OH 44115-1355
> 800-822-1152 (TTY/TDD 711
> http://www.medmutual.com/
>
> Medical Mutual is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind of
> Ohio.
>
> Appearing on the right of this message in the large print agenda, is an
> image of two people smiling while in a friendly embrace above the phrase
> "Our humanity makes us human" followed by the logo and website of Medical
> Mutual of Ohio.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Silver Sponsors
> Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> 2045 Gilbert Ave.
> Cincinnati, OH 45202
> 513-221-8558 or 888-687-3935
> http://www.cincyblind.org/
>
> CABVI offers blind and visually impaired people the opportunity to seek
> independence.
> Disability Rights Ohio
> 50 W. Broad Street, Suite 1400
> Columbus, OH 43215-5923
> 614-466-7264 or 800-282-9181 (Toll free in Ohio only)
> TTY 614-728-2553 or 800-858-3542 (Toll free in Ohio only)
> http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/
>
> Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to
> advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities
> in Ohio.
>
>
>
> Bronze Sponsors
> Vanda Pharmaceuticals
> 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300E
> Washington, DC 20037
> 202-734-3400
> http://www.vandapharma.com/index.html
>
> Vanda has worked closely with the National Federation of the Blind to
> educate the public about non-24 Sleep Wake disorder and to market the drug,
> Hetlioz, to treat individuals with non-24.
>
>
>
> Scholarship Sponsor
> Norwalk Ohio Lions Club
>
> Their generous gift in support of blind college students will have a
> lasting
> impact on us all.
>
>
>
> Media Sponsor
> Vivian L. Sharp Productions
> Cleveland, Ohio
> 216.272.5865
> http://www.vivianlsharp.com/
>
>
>



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