[Perform-talk] National convention 2012 and the performing artsdivision

Marion Gwizdala blind411 at verizon.net
Mon Jun 18 00:59:03 UTC 2012

    Just as a matter of accuracy, Wednesday is July 4. The announcement says 
July 5.

Marion Gwizdala

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jordy D. Stringer" <jstringer at student.cscc.edu>
To: <perform-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:19 PM
Subject: [Perform-talk] National convention 2012 and the performing 

> Greetings from The performing arts division,>
> We hope this note finds you well!
> Thanks to you! This has been an exhilarating year for the division, from 
> the release of Souned in sight Volume Two, to the growth of several state 
> performing arts divisions.
> As we turn our thoughts to convention 2012, being held in Dallas
> Texas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel
> 2201 North Stemmons Freeway
> Dallas, Texas 75207.
> I’d take this time to remind members that this is an election year. This 
> year we will be electing our 2012/2014 officers. This will happen during 
> the general membership assembly on Monday July 2.  Only due paying members 
> should vote. The meeting time is scheduled for 1:00 to 4:00 with the 
> elections beginning at 2:00.
> Location: Peridot Room, Atrium mezzanine.
> All seats are up for election!
> Current officers:
> President>
> Dennis HR Sumlin>
> Vice President:
> Jordy D. Stringer
> Secretary:
> Beth Allred
> Treasurer
> Brooke Fox
> in addition three board member seats are available as well. So remember to 
> make this a part of your convention schedule.  We will
>> Also be ratifying a new constitution this year.
> This year we are proud to once again offer our membership the opportunity 
> to show us what you’ve got! Please join us and contribute your artistic 
> gift at the 12th annual showcase of talent being held Wednesday July 5, 
> 2012. “Show time 6:30 PM until 10:15PM”
> Location: Stemmons Ballroom, Atrium lobby .Cost $5 for > both entry and 
> performance
> There will be door prizes!
> To sign up for the talent show, make contact with the Performing Arts 
> leadership at
> 347-948-4445 no earlier than July 2.
> As Apple is the current leader in the development of technology giving 
> access to the blind out of the box this year during the convention the 
> performing arts division will be raffling and I pad 3.  To view the specs 
> visit:
> http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_3_wi_fi-4621.php
> Tickets for this remarkable peace of technology start at $7 for one,
> $15 for three and five tickets for $20. The Drawing will take place during 
> the showcase of talent Wednesday July 4. Tickets are on sale now!
> To purchase tickets prier to convention contact Vice President Jordy 
> Stringer at: jordystringer83 at gmail.com or by phone: 317-643-1890.
> For tickets during convention see any board member.
> Link with the Performing Arts division for other events like the song 
> writers workshop with Kevin > Reeves.  Monday July 2 starting at 6PM. 
> Admission: $5.00)
> Location: Peridot Room, Atrium mezzanine
> and our Performing Arts open house event on Tuesday July 3.
> Location: Dardanelles Room, Atrium mezzanine
> Donations Welcome
> Be sure to make your presents known, and to be part of the first days of 
> the future of the performing arts division.
> Stop by our table in the exhibit hall to pick up your copy of Souned in 
> sight Volume Two, to become a member or to find out what else the division 
> is doing and to see how you can aid us as we move forward.
> I close with the following excerpt from Dr. Marc Maurers the Urgency of 
> Optimism Banquet speech!“
> As we have observed in the National Federation of the Blind, leadership is 
> one vital element of progress. As an organization must have faith in its 
> future, the leaders of the organization must be optimistic. Pessimism 
> signifies atrophy. Operating the same old program in the same old way will 
> not encourage growth. Optimism and openness to imagination must be a part 
> of the leadership. Every organization is faced with the same imperative: 
> build or wither, grow or die. The openness to imaginative thought and the 
> faith to believe that better, more effective programs can be created are 
> part of the spirit of the National Federation of the Blind.”
> Jordy D. Stringer
> Vice President, Performing arts Division, National Federation of the blind
> Phone:
> 347-948-4445
> E-mail:
> Jordystringer83 at gmail.com
> “Disability is not a brave struggle or courage in the face of adversity… 
> Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”
> Jordy Stringer
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