[Friends] The Washington Council of the Blind will be streaming their convention on ACB Radio Live Event starting this evening

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Thu Oct 26 13:51:09 EDT 2017


Hi all:

 

The Washington Council of the Blind will be streaming their convention on
ACB Radio Live Event.

 

The coverage starts this evening with their pre convention board meeting and
that starts at 7:00 P.M. pacific time.

 

You can access Live Event by going to http://acbradio.org/live.

 

You can also call in by dialing 605-475-8130 and select option 6.

 

Live event is also reachable through ACB Link and Tunein Radio.

 

Here is the line up for tomorrow and Saturday.

 

Please note all times listed are in the pacific time zone.

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:45 am - 11:55 am General Session 
8:45 am Call to order - Steve Fiksdal, President, Washington Council of the
Blind; presentation of the colors: Color Honor Guard, American Legion, Post
54; Invocation: Pastor Dave Hilliard, retired, Bethel Church, Richland, WA;
Welcome to Pasco: Councilman Bob Hoffmann, Councilmember, City of Pasco;
welcome from the host chapter: Sherry Dubbin, President, United Blind of the
Tri-Cities
9:00 am President's report - Steve Fiksdal, President, Washington Council of
the Blind
9:20 am Nominating Committee report - Janice Squires, Chair, WCB Nominating
Committee
9:30 am Constitution and Bylaws Committee report - Frank Cuta, Chair, WCB
Constitution and Bylaws Committee
9:50 am Raffles and More: learn the do's and don'ts of fundraising in our
state - Mark Richart, Agent, Washington State Gambling Commission
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Keynote Address - Megan E. Dodd, Director of the Center on Vision
Loss, American Foundation for the Blind, Dallas, Texas
11:00 am Education Enlightenment: let's involve ourselves in the education
of students, birth through 21, who are blind in our state - Emily Coleman,
Director of Outreach, Washington State School for the Blind and State Vision
Consultant, Washington Sensory Disabilities Services and DeEtte Snyder,
M.Ed., State Coordinator, Birth to 3, Blind/Visual Impairment, Washington
State School for the Blind
11:55 am Break



12:00 pm Awards Luncheon: presentation of internal WCB Awards - MC: Julie
Brannon, Chair, WCB Awards Committee (Silver-Gold)
1:30 pm Tech Talk: how to Stop Robo calls, protect your tech during a
disaster, and pick only the roses that are red - Presenters: Frank Cuta, WCB
Secretary; Deb Lewis, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Washington Assistive
Technology Act Program; Peggy Martinez, Founder and President, Creative
Inclusion, LLC
2:15 pm Nutrition, Fact or Fiction: natural vs organic, label reading, and
more - Kelly Sherman, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant and Bod Pod
Specialist
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Meet the Edith Bishel Center: learn about this local nonprofit
serving those who are blind in the Tri-Cities area - Daniel Lipparelli,
Executive Director, Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
and Joy Kelly, Board Member, United Blind of the Tri-Cities
3:30 pm Exercising our Advocacy Muscles: - Paul Edwards, Past President,
American Council of the Blind
4:00 pm Gardening Within Reach: explore patio gardening and hydroponics -
Alice Allison, Master Gardener
4:30 pm Break
7:30 pm 15th Annual WCB Showcase of Talent: Come and enjoy the many talents
of some of our conventioneers - Host: Meka White, First Vice President,
Washington Council of the Blind (Bronze)



Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:45-11:55 am General Session 
8:45 am Call to Order and Announcements - Steve Fiksdal, WCB President
9:00 am ACB Headlines: let's learn what ACB is doing on a national level to
impact the lives of people who are blind - Paul Edwards, Past President,
American Council of the Blind, Miami, Florida
9:30 am The Jobs People Do: a panel discussion - Facilitator: Sue Ammeter,
Second Vice President, WCB; Presenters: Andy Arvidson, Sa Bom Nim (Master
Instructor), Anacortes Soo Bahk do, Anacortes, WA; Reginald George,
Assistive Technology Specialist, Department of Services for the Blind,
Yakima, WA; Sheila Turner, Rehabilitation Teacher, Edith Bishel Center,
Kennewick, WA
10:20 am Break
10:35 am Audio Description Live: learn how easy it is to bring audio
description to live theater in our local communities - Frank Cuta, WCB
Secretary
10:55 am State of the State, hear what's happening with our three state
agencies serving the blind. - Scott McCallum, Superintendent, Washington
State School for the Blind (WSSB); Danielle Miller, Program
Manager/Librarian, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL);
Michael MacKillop, Assistant Director, Department of Services for the Blind
(DSB)
11:55 am Break



1:30 pm WCB business meeting: In memoriam; elections; adoption of WCB
budget; resolutions; constitutional amendments and bylaws; old business; new
business (Bronze)
4:30 pm Adjourn



7:00 pm WCB Annual Banquet - Mistress of Ceremonies: Cindy Van Winkle,
Immediate Past President, Washington Council of the Blind; Invocation:
Sherry Dubbin, President, United Blind of the Tri-Cities; Scholarship
Presentations: Tim McCorcle, Chair, WCB Scholarship Committee; Presentation
of Awards: Julie Brannon, Chair, WCB Awards Committee; Banquet Address: Paul
Edwards, Past President, American Council of the Blind (Silver-Gold)



Happy listening!

 

Larry

 

 

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