[PACapitalChapter] Capital Chapter New Members

Carlton Anne Cook Walker attorneywalker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 03:52:30 UTC 2019


Thank you for your reflections. We will certainly miss you when you leave
office in January.

As we all know, one need not be physically present at a Chapter meeting to
participate. Indeed, all members of the Chapter voted to amend our Chapter
Consitution to recognize that attendance in person is of no greater value
than attendance via electronic communication, such as conference call.

To my knowledge, no one has perfect in-person attendance at our Chapter
meetings. The availability of attendance via conference call has allowed
Chapter members to participate in meetings and keep up-to-date with Chapter
events and plans. I'm sure that we all will agree that our Chapter is
stronger due to the availability of attendance via conference call.

Also, as you note. Anna remains our Chapter president and Matt remains
Chapter vice-president until elections are held in January. I don't think
it is our role to dictate to either Anna or Matt who should lead Chapter
meetings until January. I'm sure that Anna and Matt will work out any
questions as the leaders that they are. As a Chapter member, I choose to
focus on following my elected leaders and their decisions.

Again, Elizabeth, we will miss you very much. You have done a wonderful job
both as Chapter Treasurer and as a Chapter member. I look forward to seeing
you (or hearing you if you choose to attend via conference call) at our
upcoming meetings.


Carlton Anne Cook Walker
Attorney at Law
BEAR--Blindness Education and Advocacy Resources
Teacher of Students with Blindness/Low Vision
President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
101 Kelly Drive
Carlisle, PA   17015
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On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:38 PM Elizabeth Medina via PACapitalChapter <
pacapitalchapter at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Dear Capital Chapter Members,
> As you all know, I will be taking a new employment position with the
> Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Cherry Hill New Jersey.
> This means that after our elections in January 2020, I will no longer be
> your Treasurer. You will always be my chapter. However, we are moving
> forward building and strengthening the Federation. Thus, the strength comes
> from our members. It is important as active chapter members to do outreach
> and to welcome new members, to educate members, to spread the NFB's
> mission, and to have fun as proactive respectful blind members of our
> communities.
> I agree that it is important to follow rules, procedures, and regulations,
> however, there will be no rules or regulations to follow without members. I
> encourage all of you to be aware of the chapter rules and it is important
> for us to know and understand this.  However, it is also necessary to
> continue to welcome new members telling them more about all the great
> things we can accomplish together and then walking our new members through
> the process of formally becoming a valuable member.
> Anna C. Walker is our President and she has respectfully lead our chapter
> since the beginning. I wish her the best during her training in the
> Louisiana Center for the Blind follow by the beginning of a wonderful
> educational journey at Penn State University. However, in her absence, the
> Vice-President should take the lead of the chapter as acting leader
> ensuring that the chapter and its members continue to move forward
> achieving goals. To delegate and to collaborate is a powerful thing. Anna
> C. Walker still our chapter's president, however, in her absence, the
> Vice-President should take lead and continue to delegate on behalf of our
> President.
> To our new members welcome and to all members who continue to bring new
> members spreading the voice of the NFB, thank you.
> Elizabeth Medina Rivera(717) 330-3062ely26m at yahoo.com
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