[Vabs] From your President.
corbbo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 22:14:29 UTC 2008
Happy New Year Virginians!
Corbb O'Connor here, President of the Virginia Association of Blind
Students. For those who weren't aware, I spent this past semester
abroad at the National University of Ireland, Galway, as was therefore
unable to make it to our state convention. (You see, I told Dr.
Schroeder that I would happily return if he paid my airfare -- I was
told that was not in the budget!) I left you, though, in the very
capable hands of Jessica Kostiw, and I'm glad to hear that she does
It's time for us to start moving again as a division. I have had a
great difficulty in reaching our current VABS Board this past year, so
I am hoping that you can all help me.
I would love to hear your ideas of what we can do this year. But more
importantly, I want your help making those ideas a reality. One of the
first things that I want to focus on is crafting a constitution for
our division. This will involve a lot of discussion, some writing, and
thinking about our division's future.
To facilitate this, I propose that we hold a conference call either
next Sunday, Jan. 4 or Monday, Jan. 5 at 10pm ET. I have used a
service before at Freeconference.com where you will need to dial a
phone number, enter an access code, and join the conversation. That
phone number is a long-distance number, but my hope is that by holding
this meeting in the evening, we can exploit free long distance minutes
on cell phones!
In order to give an accurate count of the participants to the
teleconference company, please reply to me with your availability
(either Sunday or Monday) and your e-mail address.
Best wishes for 2009, and I look forward to working together.
The George Washington University '10
B.A. Political Communication & Economics
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