[NFBWATlk] NFB of Seattle, summer picnic, welcoming all

Jamal Mazrui jamal at empowermentzone.com
Thu Jul 18 04:46:03 UTC 2019

To clarify the drink situation, soft drinks and beer will be available.  
For the latter, we are requesting a contribution of five dollars, but we 
do not expect to enforce that.  Some will probably give more, and those 
who would like to partake but cannot afford, are also included.

I would like to point out two other aspects that may be worth 
commemorating in some way at this event by those so inclined. July 20 is 
the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by Apollo 11! On a more 
bittersweet note, this gathering may also be one of our last chances to 
wish a fond farewell in-person to a dear member of our community who is 
relocating out-of-state at the end of this month ....

So, please join us if you can, and spread the word either way!



Mobile: (703) 380-3145

P.S.  While not required, an RSVP by email or text to me or Mike Forzano 
would be helpful, so we have a better sense of how many are coming.

On 7/15/2019 6:04 AM, Jim Portillo via NFBWATlk wrote:

> Greetings fellow Federationists!
> Wow!  What a fantastic time many of us had at this year’s NFB convention in Las Vegas!  Perhaps the biggest highlight was President Mark Riccobono’s speech, which some have begun calling a Freedom Manifesto.  He talked about the importance freedom plays in the life of a blind person and how we need to exercise our own freedom!  The convention and speech brought us back alive and vibrant and ready for new activities!
> We will begin these new activities this coming Saturday with our fun annual Seattle chapter picnic.  Jamal and Susan Mazrui have graciously opened their home to NFB members, along with friends and family members!  It will be a grand time for everyone to get together, learn more about the organization, ask questions about the recent convention, or simply have a burger and drink while catching up with friends.
> Details follow, including directions to the Mazrui house.
> What: 2019 NFB of Seattle picnic!
> When: Saturday, July 20th, 2019
> Time: 3:00 to 10:00 PM
> Where: 7749 Jones Ave. NW.
> Phone: 703-380-3145
> Notes:
> The picnic will be in the Crown Hill neighborhood.  Jones Avenue is a north-south road, one block east of 24th Ave NW.  The block of the Mazrui house is bordered by NW 80 St at the north and NW 77 St at the south.  The house is the third one south from 80th St on the west side of Jones Ave.  It has a red front door and a few steps.  A path to the left of the house leads to the back yard.
> If you are taking the 40 bus from down town, after getting off the bus, head south, towards the back of the bus. At the next intersection, you will be facing Nw 80th St. Cross Nw 80th St and make a left. At the next intersection, make a right on Jones Ave Nw. The house will be on the right.
> If you have further questions, call Jamal at the above listed phone number or email him at jamal.mazrui at outlook.com .
> Finally, the Seattle chapter will provide the drinks, along with burgers, hot dogs and fixings.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
> See you Saturday!!
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