[Radio-announce] And the Convention coverage rolls on

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Wed Oct 29 10:57:53 EDT 2014

Hello all,

ACBRadio hopes you have enjoyed all of the affiliate convention coverage
provided so far.

We have enjoyed lots of great presentations from many great affiliates.
Thank you to Doug and Nolan for providing the excellent coverage from ACB of
Ohio this past weekend.

Now let's turn our attention to the Washington Council of the Blind!
They will be holding their convention this weekend and it promises to be
packed with many great presentations that you will not want to miss!
Rick and Deb Lewis will be providing this weekend's coverage for you.

To listen to the coverage on ACBRadio Live Event go to
http://acbradio.org/live and click on the listen link that  best suits your
player of choice.

You can also listen with an ordinary  phone by dialing 231-460-1047 and
select option 6 for the live event stream.
Please note long distance charges may apply.

The following is a schedule of events that will be streamed on ACBRadio Live
Please note all times listed are in the Pacific time zone.

Thursday October 31, 2014

7:00 PM Pre-convention Board Meeting.

Friday October 31, 2014

8:45 - 11:50 AM General Session.

8:45 AM Call to order - Cindy Van Winkle, President, Washington Council of
the Blind; 
leading of the Pledge of Allegiance: Alice Stephenson, SP5 and Robert
Stephenson, SSG, retired US Army; 
Invocation: Pastor Al Hoenhouse, Puyallup Evangelical Community Church;
Welcome to Tacoma: Marilyn Strickland, Mayor, City of Tacoma; 
Welcome from the host chapter: Lori Allison, President, Pierce County
Association of the Blind.

9:05 AM President's report - Cindy Van Winkle, President, Washington Council
of the Blind.

9:30 AM Nominating Committee report - Stuart Russell, Chair, WCB Nominating

9:40 AM Constitution and Bylaws Committee report - Frank Cuta, Chair, WCB
Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

9:50 AM Keynote Address - Representative Cyrus Habib, 48th Legislative
District, Kirkland.

10:20 AM Break

10:35 AM The Future of Braille: Colleen Lines, Director and Zach Latin,
Braille Expert, Ogden Resource Center.

11:10 AM Resiliency In The Face of Disaster Makes You Strong.  Nancy
McDaniel, Emergency Management Exercise Practitioner, Chimacum. 

11:40 AM Adventures in Norway: skiing abroad - Tim McCorcle, Ski for Light.

11:55 AM Break

1:30 PM Cover to Cover: the story behind the writer - J.A. Jance, Author.

2:30 PM Staying Safe in Our Communities - Detective Ed Troyer, Public
Information Officer, Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

3:00 pm Break

3:15 PM Microsoft with Accessibility in Mind - Rob Sinclair, Chief
Accessibility Officer, Microsoft.

3:45 PM You Don't Need Sight to Raise a Child - Facilitator Cindy Van
Winkle; panel: David and Hayley Edick, Tacoma; Yvonne Thomas-Miller,
Bellingham; Janice Squires, Richland; and Amanda Wearstler, Bremerton.

4:30 PM Environmental Chat: Come talk about public transportation, universal
design, and how we can all promote better access. - sponsored by
Environmental Access Committee. (3rd floor seating area)

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

SATURDAY, November 1, 2014

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: Kim Charlson, 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: Cindy Kessner,
Community Director,  Conam Management Company, Seattle, WA; Sabrena Roddy,
Licensed Massage Therapist, Sakura Gentle Massage, Seattle, WA; Rick Talley,
Production Supervisor, Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Seattle, WA.

10:10 AM Break

10:25 AM Employment Opportunities Continue to Expand for the Blind in
Washington - Shawn Dobbs, Director of Public Relations and Development and
Kevin Daniel, Senior Director of Recruiting, The Lighthouse for the Blind,

10:40 AM Listen and Learn: an update from Audio Books Ministries - Greg
Vicars, Executive Director, Audio Books Ministries.

10:55 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); Lou Oma Durand, Director, Department of Services for the Blind

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: Alco Canfield,
Secretary, Washington Council of the Blind; Invocation: Craig McCully,
Member, WCB Convention Committee; Scholarship presentations: Tim McCorcle,
Chair, WCB Scholarship Committee; Awards presentations: Gloria Walling,
Chair, WCB Awards Committee; Banquet address: Kim Charlson, President,
American council of the Blind. (Rooms A/D)

Happy listening



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