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

Jordy Stringer jordystringer83 at gmail.com
Sat May 26 17:33:52 UTC 2012

Great, see you in dallas!

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From: perform-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:perform-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Joshua Lester
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:14 AM
To: Performing Arts Division list
Subject: Re: [Perform-talk] Convention 2012 and the performing arts division

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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