[Perform-talk] Convention 2012 and the performing arts division

Joshua Lester jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
Sat May 26 14:14:28 UTC 2012

Thanks for letting us know, when the meeting is.
I plan to perform this year.
Thanks, Joshua

On 5/26/12, Jordy D. Stringer <jstringer at student.cscc.edu> wrote:
> Greetings from The performing arts division,>
> We hope this message finds you well!
> Thanks to you! This has been an exciting year for the division, from the
> release of Souned in sight Volume Two, to the development of several state
> performing arts divisions.
> As we turn our attention 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 meeting 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. Room TBA.  All seats are up for election!
> Current officers:
> President>
> Dennis HR Sumlin>
> Vice President:
> Jordy D. Stringer
> Secretary:
> Beth Allred
> Treasurer
> Brooke Fox
> Additionally 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 share your
> Talents at the 12th annual showcase of talent being held Wednesday July 5,
> 2012. “Show time 6:30 PM until 10:15 PM” room TBA.Cost $5 for
>> Both entry and performance
> There will be door prizes!
> To sign up for the talent show, contact 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 2. The specs are as
> follows
> 1GHz dual-core A5 CPU
>  512MB RAM
> 16 GBStorage
>>         Front & Rear Cameras, front is VGA, rear is 720p
> 9.7″ LED display with 1024×768 screen resolution at 132ppi
> GPU said to be 9x faster
> Video output supports up to 1080p
> Runs iOS 5.1
> 10 hour battery life
> 1.3 lbs
> Thinne build
> And your favorite and mine, Voice over!
> Tickets for this amazing 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. For tickets see any board member.
> Join the Performing Arts division for other events like the song writers
> workshop with Kevin > Reeves.  Monday July 2 starting at 6PM. Room TBA and
> our Performing
> Arts open house event on Tuesday July 3. Room TBA.
> 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 help!
> 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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