[Mdabs] [Nfbmd] 2012 BISM Student Weekend Retreat and Monday at the NABSWinter Seminar

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 22:53:53 UTC 2012

 ---- Original Message ------
From: Amy Phelps <aphelps at BISM.org
Subject: [Nfbmd] 2012 BISM Student Weekend Retreat and Monday at 
the NABSWinter Seminar
Date sent: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:01:22 +0000

Dear Friends,

Please help us spread the word about our "2012 BISM Student 
Weekend Retreat" and Monday at the NABS Winter Seminar.  Please 
find the agenda below.  For registration information, please 
contact Dezman Jackson 410-737-2676 
djackson at bism.org<mailto:djackson at bism.org>.

It is time for winter to move over...here comes an exciting fun 
filled weekend!!
Come hang out with friends, go to a Super Bowl Party, and attend 
the Winter Conference of the National Association of Blind 
Students in Washington, DC..

What:           BISM Student Weekend Retreat
Who:            Blind and low vision students (8th grade - 
When:          Saturday, February 4, 2012 - Monday, February 6, 
Where:         Baltimore, MD
Hosted by:   Blind Industries and Services of Maryland Youth 
Maryland Association of Blind Students
What do you need: Notetaking materials, clothing appropriate to 
the weather that weekend, extra spending money if desired, 
personal care items

Saturday, February 4, 2012
1:00 PM        Student check-in (BISM - 3345 Washington Blvd., 
Baltimore, MD 21227)
2:00 PM        Icebreakers and overview of weekend
3:30 PM        Break
3:45 PM        Depart BISM and check into hotel (Homewood Suites, 
BWI Airport)
4:45 PM        Depart hotel for fun filled evening of bowling and 
dinner out
9:30 PM        Return to Hotel

Sunday, February 5, 2012
7:30 AM        Breakfast at hotel
9:00 AM        Depart for BISM
9:30 AM        How to feel confident advocating for yourself and 
when is it time to ask someone to join you in advocating for your 
rights as a blind student
                    What is Washington Seminar and the NABS 
(National Association of Blind Students) Winter Conference
12:00 PM      Lunch
1:00   PM      Super Bowl Party!
So, you have been invited to a Super Bowl Party? What do you 
take? What if you want to host a Super Bowl Party? Where to 
begin? All of those questions and more will be answered in this 
fun filled afternoon and evening of preparing for our very own 
Super Bowl Party!
9:00 PM        Depart for hotel

Monday, February 6, 2012
6:00 AM        Breakfast at hotel
7:00 AM        Depart for DC
9:00 AM        National Association of Blind Students Winter 
Seminar and resource fair (Holiday Inn Capital, Washington, D.C.)
5:00 PM        Washington Seminar Great Gathering In
7:00 PM        Depart for Baltimore (will stop at Wendy's for 
9:00 PM        Student pick up - BISM

Warm regards,

Amy C.  Phelps, CRC, NOMC

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Help sponsor our youth program activities 

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
3345 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 410-737-2642
Mobile: 410-274-1647
Fax: 410-737-2689
Toll Free: 888-322-4567
E-mail: aphelps at bism.org<mailto:aphelps at bism.org

"...given proper training and opportunity, the average blind 
person can do the average job in the average place of business 
and do it as well as his or her sighted neighbor..." --Dr.  
Kenneth Jernigan, quoted in "Freedom for the Blind" by James H.  

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