[VABS] Fwd: VABS Monthly Conference Call 4/5/18

Robert Parsons rob.parso3389 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 23:28:02 UTC 2018

Good Evening VABS 

This is a reminder that the VABS call is this evening at 8pm. I sent this message on Thursday morning. I hope to speak with you all soon. A quick reminder to all students: this list serve is to inform you all of upcoming news and events. If you are confused about anything, feel free to call someone on the board, but please please read your emails before you post here so you know that you are correct in any assumptions that you make. Online etiquette is very important in today's society and in a world where people with disabilities are stigmatized for their assumed ability, both cognitively and physically, it is always best to have your facts together when approaching a situation or group. 

Best Regards 

Robert Parsons Jr.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Robert Parsons" <rob.parso3389 at gmail.com>
> Date: March 29, 2018 at 8:03:00 AM EDT
> To: "'Virginia Association of Blind Students list'" <vabs at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: VABS Monthly Conference Call 4/5/18
> Good Morning VABS
> It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m sure you guys are wondering what the board has cooking for the April call of the Virginia Association of Blind Students. I am here and will not disappoint. Our April call will be full of updates, reports, and votes on different Spring and Summer activities we are working on. You will not want to miss this. Below are some of the items being discussed:
> Fundraising for the May State Board Meeting: The board meeting of the NFBV will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Library Resource Center of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired in Richmond. VABS will be returning with their pizza lunches and snacks. We will be voting on what items to sell and possibility of other fundraisers.
> Fundraising for National Convention: National Convention will be from July 3-8 in Orlando, FL. VABS will be discussing and deciding on what their fundraising effort will be for this event.
> VABS Presence at Project Rise Seminar: Project RISE will have a seminar at the Jernigan Institute from June 8-10. VABS will discuss what students are attending and what we can do to further promote new students to join.
> Southeast Regional Student Retreat: Updates will be provided for the upcoming retreat in August and students will have a chance to get further involved in their areas.
> Yes, this is a schedule full of important topics. If you believe that your vote counts in any of these discussions, please call in to the conference call next Thursday. Here is the call-in information:
> Number: 641.715.3655
> Access Code: 568305
> Time: 8pm
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Thanks
> Robert E. Parsons Jr.
> President, Richmond Chapter
> President, Virginia Association of Blind Students
> National Federation of the Blind of Virginia
> President, French Club
> Secretary, Caribbean American Student Alliance
> Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society ‘15
> Randolph Macon College '18
> Phone: 804 801 7674
> "Without struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass

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