[nfbwatlk] Convention Results

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 15:35:33 UTC 2015

Yes, it was a mighty fine convention and Marci did a fine job, as did all of
the presenters.

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Well, the weekend resulted in a fantastic NFB of Washington convention. We
had at least 90 people registered at this year's conference and festivities.
Marci Carpenter presided over her first state convention as President, (of
course that's what presidents do, i.e. preside). Her agenda was packed with
informative and entertaining speakers, there were luncheons that resulted in
formation of new divisions, we awarded two scholarships and had much fun and
a great time with friends old and new. I am always excited about the year
ahead after our conventions, and this year was no exception.

WE welcomed Tracie Tonasket and Abby Griffith to the convention as this
year's students who received the scholarships, and they participated in the
development of the new National Association of Blind Students (NABS)
division in Washington State. The parents got together at lunch on Saturday,
and we have the nucleus of star parents of blind children. Dr. Dean
Stenehjem was honored for his outstanding tenure as Superintendent of the
Washington State School for the Blind, and Mike Freeman was recognized at
the banquet for his long and very productive service as president of the
National Federation of the Blind of Washington. He's definitely still with
us, and will be for a long time.

Thanks to all who were there, and as time goes on, those who weren't will
get all the details of this tremendous weekend at the Red Lion Hotel at
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