[Radio-announce] More affiliate streaming this weekend

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Wed Nov 6 12:49:20 EST 2013

Hi all,
We enjoyed great conventions in October.

Now we have a couple of more affiliate conventions for you this month.

Starting this weekend the Washington Council of the Blind will be streaming
their convention on ACB Radio Live event.

The url is http://acbradio.org/live

Below is their list of events which will be streamed.

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

Thursday November 7, 2013
7:00 PM Pre-convention Board Meeting 

Friday November 8, 2013

8:45-11:50 AM General Session 
8:45 AM Call to order – Cindy Van Winkle, President, Washington Council of
the Blind; Presentation of the Colors: Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard;
Invocation: Rev. Earl Dannen, Faith Bible Church, Spokane; Welcome to
Spokane: David Condon, Mayor, City of Spokane; Welcome from the host
chapter: Danielle Maher, President, United Blind of Spokane.

9:00 AM President's report – Cindy Van Winkle, President, Washington Council
of the Blind.

9:20 AM Nominating Committee report-Alco Canfield, Chair, WCB Nominating

9:30 AM Constitution and Bylaws Committee report - Frank Cuta, Chair, WCB
Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

9:40 AM “Driving Home Your Point: Making Your Public Transit, Paratransit
and Pedestrian Access Advocacy Count”--highlighting strategies which you and
local chapters can use to advocate for the services you need in your
home community. - Presenter: Ron Brooks, Manager, Accessible Transit
Services, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ.

10:10 AM You Don't Have to See to Host: Hear about the experiences of a
blind couple hosting a Foreign Exchange student. - Jeff Thom, First Vice
President American council of the Blind.

10:25 AM Break

10:40 AM Accessible Prescription Labeling: what it means and what you can
do, facilitator Marlaina Lieberg, Second Vice President American council of
the Blind. Panelist: Mitch Pomerantz, Immediate Past President, American
Council of the Blind; Lainey Feingold, ESQ, Structured Negotiation Attorney

11:10 AMCompetitive Sports for the Blind: To win or to lose is not the
question; rather, it's about being in the game, being part of a team, and
challenging oneself. -
Presenters: Troy Leeberg, Beep Baseball; Greg Szabo, Goalball; Tim McCorcle,
Ski for Light ; Maria McCully, Blind Bowling.

11:50 AM Break

1:30 PM 2 concurrent break out sessions:

Shop 'Til You Drop: If you've got the money, we've got the way to spend it.
Explore the ways technology and self advocacy can assist in making your
experience the best it can be; covering Amazon, QVC, Ebay, and more. Ask
questions and learn valuable shopping tips from our panelists. Sponsored by
the United Blind of Seattle 
Gadgets and Gismoes for the Golden Years, Wobbley on your feet" Need new
hints about organizing your life? Hearing problems? Newly diagnosed with
diabetes or high blood pressure? This seminar is for you.  The facilitator
will focus on some of the major health and safety concerns of seniors and
demonstrate some daily living techniques and tools to reduce stress  in your
life. - Presenter: Raychel Callary,   Lilac Blind Services Certified
Orientation & Mobility Specialist. (Manito-Audubon)

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM 2 concurrent breakout sessions:

Gettin' Techie with It, Show and Tell: Come and tell us about your favorite
apps and show off devices that you use. If you're curious about technology,
this is the perfect breakout for you! Facilitator: Meka White, Second Vice
President, Washington Council of the blind. Sponsored by the Peninsula
Council of the Blind  
Preparing to Impress: This mock interview session will last 90 minutes and
is intended for the job seeker. - Presenter:          Kevin Daniel, Sr.
Director of Strategic Recruiting, Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. Sponsored
by the United Blind of Southwest Washington (Manito-Audubon)

7:30 PM Annual WCB Showcase of Talent: come and enjoy the talents of many of
our conventioneers. – Host: Malissa Hudson, Secretary, United blind of

9:00 pm Good Old Fashion Sing-Along, directly following the Showcase of

SATURDAY, November 9, 2013

8:45-11:50 AM General Session 

8:45 AM Call to Order and Announcements - Cindy Van Winkle, President
Washington Council of the Blind.

8:50 AM ACB Connection: learn what’s happening on a national level with the
American Council of the Blind. - Presenter: Jeff Thom,First Vice President,
American Council of the Blind.

9:20 AM The Jobs People Do: a panel discussion.  Facilitator: Sue Ammeter,
Board Member, Washington Council of the Blind; Panelists: Shannon Curry,
Reader’s Advisor, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, Seattle, WA;
Gloria Walling, Owner/Operator, Oasis Café, Tacoma, WA; Mei Ling Wong,
Psychologist, Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, Eastern
Washington University, Cheney, WA.

10:10 AM A Growing Workforce in Spokane: Learn about the Inland Northwest
Lighthouse for the Blind - Presenter: Shawn Dobbs, Development and Public
Relations Director, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.   

10:20 AM Break

10:35 AM Plan to Work Can Help You!: Learn what Services plan to Work offers
to recipients of a Social Security disability based benefit. – Presenter:
Emma Henselbecker, Community Work Incentive Coordinator, Plan to Work,
Spokane, WA.

11:00 AM State of the State--The Big Three: Get in the know concerning the
three agencies serving blind people in our state. - Presenters: Danielle
Miller, Program Manager/Librarian, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
(WTBBL); Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintendent, Washington State School for the
Blind (WSSB); Michael MacKillop,, Assistant Director, Department of Services
for the Blind (DSB).

11:50 AM Adjourn

1:30 PM WCB business meeting: In memoriam; elections; adoption of WCB
budget; resolutions; constitution and bylaw amendments; old business; new

4:30 PM Adjourn

7:00 PM WCB annual banquet - Mistress of Ceremonies:Marlaina Lieberg, Second
Vice President, American Council of the Blind; Invocation: Steve Vandecar,
President United Blind of the Tri-Cities; Scholarship presentations: Tim
McCorcle, Chair, WCB Scholarship Committee; Awards presentations: Julie
Brannon, First Vice President, Washington Council of the Blind; Banquet
address: Jeff Thom, First Vice President, American council of the Blind.
Sponsored by the Pierce County Association of the Blind. 

Next weekend we will hear from Ohio so stay tune.


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