[Friends] Midwest conference will be streamed on ACB Radio World

Larry Turnbull kc8phj at bellsouth.net
Wed Aug 17 17:36:24 GMT 2011

Hello all,

The Midwest conference will be streamd on ACB Radio World this weekend.

Please note the following times for the various events are in central time:
Friday August 19, 2011
7:00 pm Ice Breaker – Grand Ball Room

Michael Byington - “Who is Your Assistive Technology Device?” Michael 
has a degree in drama therapy. Topic involves getting the group
members to discuss and/or role plays their assistive devices, i.e., 
white canes, biopic lenses, other magnifiers, and occasionally guide 
dogs, as though
they, devices, are people with human qualities.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

9:00 am General Session – Meadow Brook Forest Hills

Pledge Of Allegiance – Ann Lynch-Pelikan, Recording Secretary, ACB of 
Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

Invocation – Mark Bulger, ACB of Nebraska Membership Chair, Omaha, Nebraska

Opening Remarks and Introductions – Denny Huff, Missouri and Jim Jirak, 

9:30 am The Importance of Fund Raising - Ronald Milliman, Chair, ACB 
Public Relations, Bowling Green, Kentucky

10:30 am Break and door prizes

10:45 am The ABC’s of an ACB Treasury – Chris Gray, ACB Immediate Past 
President, San Francisco, California

11:15 am Advocating for Legislative Matters – Ray Campbell, ACB Board of 
Directors, Glen Ellen, Illinois

11:45 am Announcements and Door Prizes

1:00 pm Boards and Affiliations - Chris Gray, President, Bay Area Digital

1:30 pm The ABC’s of Conducting an Effective Business Meeting – Brenda 
and Dan Dillon, Hermitage, Tennessee

2:15 pm Writing an Effective Press Release – Ronald Milliman, Professor 
of Marketing, Western Kentucky University

3:15 pm Break and Door Prizes

3:30 pm Mentoring Membership Retention – Brenda Dillon, ACB Second Vice 

4:15 pm Project Assignments - Participants will be Divided into groups 
given "how to" assignments on topics presented. The group will elect a 
to discuss step-by-step details on completing the assigned task Sunday 

7:00 pm Banquet – Grand Ball Room

Keynote speaker on ACB history – Chris Gray

Sunday, August 21, 2011

9:00 am Meadow Brook Forest Hills

Focus Group Presentation

10:30 am Break and Door Prizes

10:45 am The ABC’s of ACB National Conventions – Ronald Milliman, Brenda 
and Dan Dillon, Chris Gray

To listen to the conference to to http://acbradio.org/world and choose 
the link that suits your player and connection speed.

Thank you for listening

Larry Turnbull
ACB Radio Managing Director

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