[nfbwatlk] Convention Results

Julie Warrington jdwtlc at frontier.com
Tue Nov 3 15:35:44 UTC 2015

thanks Ben,
Great overview!
Thanks again to the Seattle chapter. The hospitality suite was excellent!!!
The snakcs and beverages were awesome but more than that, having a place to 
gather and chat and share with one another was perfect!
Excelllent planning and execution over the entire weekend.
Best regards, Julie
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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 
> SeaTac.
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