[nfbwatlk] FW: Just hung up from talking with Lou Oma Durand

Gloria Whipple fairyfoot at webband.com
Fri Feb 5 20:40:21 UTC 2010

That is so wonderful!

Thank you!

Gloria Whipple
Corrisponding secretary
Inland Empire chapter
nfb of WA

cell number: 509-475-4993

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Subject: [nfbwatlk] FW: Just hung up from talking with Lou Oma Durand

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Subject: Just hung up from talking with Lou Oma Durand

Hi All, 
Lou Oma called me a few minutes ago and among other things, told me that her
contact in the governor's office said the bill appears dead for this
She also said that she and her management team have been working hard to
ensure that the $100 thousand will not be taken from the Older Blind
Program.  At this point in time she believes that this is pretty firm.  
Lou Oma was very pleased with our meeting with Susan Dryefus, DSHS
secretary.  She feels that we've made great strides toward a better working
relationship.  Although I was on the telephone, which is not conducive to
getting a good first-hand impression, I found Susan to be sincere in her
desire to work together for the good of our participants.  We agreed to
respect our differing positions regarding the location of Services for the
Blind, and not become embroiled in personal attacks.  
All in all I feel we have made progress in future working relations.  
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