[NFBWATLK] Thank you...and what's next

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 13 02:17:46 UTC 2017

I want to thank everyone for helping to make last weekend's convention a great one. To all the presenters, group facilitators, committee chairs and members, Friday night performers and everyone; "Thank You!”

Now let’s go out and build the NFB of Washington. Welcome new people at local chapter meetings. Plan programs and projects that will make pop;le want to attend meetings.  Get me signed up to receive the Braille Monitor and Newsline. Don’t just play the Presidential Releases: Play them and then discuss something from the release. Show people our NFB apps; Newsline, NFB Connect and NAGDU. Invite people to participate in activities.

We will be restarting our At-Large chapter soon and working to strengthen our local chapters.. We hold monthly affiliate board conference call meetings with are open to all members. Bring new ideas to a board meeting.

We will also be launching our new website soon. Tell me what kinds of information you would like t have on our website.

Remember to keep up the calls and messages to our U.S. Senators and Representatives. We need to pass our national legislation, keep the harmful ADA reform bill (HR 620) from passing and we need to make sure the additional IRS deduction stays in our tax law. It allows blind people to take a deduction for all or those extra expenses we have such as drivers/transportation, technology, readers and blindness related supplies.

Talk with other NFBW board members and your local chapter rPresidents. My phone line is always open. Send me an email with your thoughts and ideas. I want to hear from you.

Marci Carpenter, President
NFB of washington
mjc59 at comcast.net

The National Federation of the Blind of Washington knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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