[PACapitalChapter] Capital Chapter New Members
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Fri Nov 15 20:43:49 UTC 2019
Thank you for letting us know
Anna C. Walker
On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM Carlton Anne Cook Walker via
PACapitalChapter <pacapitalchapter at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 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
> Voice: 717-658-9894
> Twitter: braillemom
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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
> > from our members. It is important as active chapter members to do
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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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Anna C. Walker
President, Capital Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of
Vice-president, Pennsylvania Association of Blind Students
101 Kelly Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015
Cell: (717) 658-9239
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