[Ohio-talk] greetings

Richard Payne rchpay7 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 09:33:08 UTC 2017

Greetings from your president, I will tell you that May was a  very busy
time for the federation in Ohio, We  should be proud of the efforts made by
our members who  attended the Columbus seminar it was great and more news to

I know several chapters had a  lot of activity also and this is very
encouraging  to me. We  should all be doing what we can to build the

June seems to be going very well and our BELL program started on June 25th
. Heather  and the other volunteers on the team are doing a  great job and
even though you may not be at the school for the blind you can still go on
social media and cheer them on. The cost of the  VELL program seems to be a
little more than we thought so if you could find it in your heart please get
a  check to Sherry R for Bell.

The national convention is right around the corner and I would like to  take
the time to thank all who has decided to attend this year's convention and a
special thanks to those who are volunteering to help with all of the
activity at the convention.

The Ohio coccus at the convention will be held Tuesday, July 11, at
5:00-6:00P, in the Wekiwa 4meeting room.

The state convention is right around the corner and chapters and divisions
should be making plans to get people to this convention. I think we could
break a  record at this years state convention so get ready.

The dates for the state convention is October 27/29th and it will be in

I would like to ask all of you to start thinking about great door prizes for
the state convention and if you wish to take part in the planning for the
convention please contact me off list.

I will talk to you soon lets go get new members and keep fighting the good


Richard Payne,  President

National Federation of the Blind of Ohio

937-396-5573or 937/829/3368

Rchpay7 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


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