[Ohio-talk] Cleveland Chapter News!

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Thu Jun 22 13:46:50 UTC 2017


This is a great reminder of what we are about. Unfortunately it takes constant involvement and reminders not to forget the blind to keep city officials honest. You have defined exactly what an urbin chapter can do that no one else in the Federation can do.

Go get’em!
Barbara
Barbara Pierce! 
President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
440-774-8077
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.

> On Jun 21, 2017, at 3:43 PM, Cheryl Fields via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> WOW! Thanks everyone, for the encouragement. It is really important
> for the chapter to become extremely involved. Cleveland is rapidly
> shifting and changing. It is difficult to use old landmarks to give
> directions or find your way around the city anymore. So many public
> indoor and outdoor areas and buildings are being renovated, redesigned
> and newly constructed. There is a new road that is under construction
> now, Opportunity Corridor and many streets, homes and businesses were
> demolished to make way for progress, lol! To attempt to navigate this
> section of the city is a mobility nightmare. Not many architects,
> interior designers, city planners… give the blind community much
> consideration. It is assumed that we don’t want to participate or are
> unable to use most of these areas. Well, every federationist knows
> that this is not true. If we want to zip line, walk in the park,
> attend a sporting event, jet ski on Lake Erie, concerts, or go rock
> climbing, it is not blindness that holds us back. It is a lack of
> understanding of our abilities by others about the blind community. So
> it is imperative that we speak for ourselves. Our goal is to develop a
> working relationship with city planners and others, prior to the
> completion of projects. It will be an uphill journey. However, someone
> has to do it! Why not the NFB, it’s what we do the absolute best!
> Let’s go build the Federation!
> 
> 
> 
> On 6/20/17, Sheri Albers via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Good job getting more involved in the community and helping to make a
>> difference for all citizens.
>> 
>> Best Regards,
>> Sheri Albers, Vice President
>> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
>> 513.886.8697
>> Sheri.albers87 at gmail.com
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ohio-Talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cheryl
>> Fields via Ohio-Talk
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:03 PM
>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>> Cc: Cheryl Fields
>> Subject: [Ohio-talk] Cleveland Chapter News!
>> 
>> Hello Fellow Federationist!
>> 
>> The Cleveland has good news and not so good news to share. Well, let us give
>> you the not so good news first.
>> Our annual fund raiser, bus trip to Amish Country, scheduled for Saturday
>> June 24, is cancelled. Refund checks are being mailed this week. Look
>> forward to hearing from us in the future about other opportunities to
>> participate with the chapter.
>> 
>> Onward! Let’s get to the good news! On this past Saturday, members of the
>> Cleveland chapter made the first step in relationship building with the City
>> of Cleveland. Rob from the Mayor’s office explored Public Square with us.
>> This was a huge success, several mobility barriers were identified,
>> including traffic light concerns. Rob from the Mayor’s office, was very
>> attentive, noted suggestions and recommendations, agreed to share with the
>> other city departments, and follow up with the nfb Cleveland! We are
>> confident that many of our suggestions will be effectively addressed. Stay
>> tuned more to come soon!
>> 
>> Thank you to a special group of Federationist   for showing up, making
>> it happen and braving extremely high temperatures to make this event a
>> success! This is how we build the Federation!
>> Sarah Bishop, Natassha Ricks, Delcenia Brown, Wilbert Turner, Suzanne and
>> Danielle Turner, Larry Rodriguez, Mary Ponder and Cecil Dukes!
>> 
>> Everyone have a Terrific Tuesday!
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Wishing You All the Best,
>> 
>> William H. Turner President
>> 
>> Cheryl E. Fields Vice President
>> 
>> The National Federation of the Blind
>> 
>> Cleveland Chapter
>> 
>> 
>> A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life
>> when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
>> --D. Elton Trueblood
>> 
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> 
> -- 
> Wishing You All the Best,
> 
> Cheryl E. Fields
> 
> 
> A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human
> life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
> never sit.
> --D. Elton Trueblood
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