[Missouri-l] Fw: [acb-l] Catch the coverage of the Florida Council of the Blind convention on ACBRadio Mainstream
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Wed Jun 3 22:14:14 CDT 2009
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From: "Larry Turnbull" <kc8phj at bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 6:18 PM
Subject: [acb-l] Catch the coverage of the Florida Council of the Blind
convention on ACBRadio Mainstream
This weekend the Florida Council of the Blind is pleased to bring you
coverage of the 56th annual convention to be held in Daytona Beach Florida
on ACBRadio Mainstream!
Here are the events that will be streamed:
Friday June 5, 2009;
17:00 - 19:00 UTC
FCB Annual Legislative Seminar
Those interested in the state and national legislative agenda will enjoy
participating in the annual Legislative Seminar hosted by Carl McCoy, FCB
Past President and Chair of the Public Education Committee, with special
guests, Representative Kelly, Chair of the Vision Caucus from Ocala and
23 to 2 UTC
Awards and Scholarship Dinner
Hosted by Sharon Youngs, FCB's Recording Secretary for a quarter century,
will add her own special flavor to give attendees an unforgettable
recognition ceremony. Additionally, Barbara Grill, Chair of the Scholarship
committee will announce and present scholarship winners from both FCB and
Saturday June 6, 2009:
12:00 - 16:30;
56th Annual State Convention Opening Ceremonies
Saturday morning will mark the formal opening of our Convention with a short
business meeting at 8:15 a.m. Directly following, Michael Byington, an
expert in the field of accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), will speak about what it does, how it works, and if it wasn't
bad, why did it need to be reformed?
Social Security Update
Michael Byington, a representative from ACB's Resolutions Committee will
discuss the Social Security Program and new additions to the act. Come learn
how these changes may affect your everyday life.
17:30 - 19:00
Annual Town Hall Meeting
Meet Joyce Hildreth, Director of the Division of Blind Services (DBS) and
key members of her staff. This meeting will give you the opportunity to have
meaningful dialogue with the Director and staff of DBS as we in FCB strive
to work together with the Division of Blind Services to provide the best
rehabilitation services possible to Florida's citizens who are blind and
23:00 - 3:00 UTC;
The FCB annual Banquet, hosted by the dynamic duo of Paul Edwards, Immediate
Past President of FCB and Past President of ACB and the entertaining Michael
Byington, ACB cornerstone and long-time member. Along with a liberal dose of
humor, Michael, whose parents were charter members of ACB, will discuss
ACB's history and how it has impacted the lives of this country's citizens
who are blind and visually impaired.
Special Event Concert
The annual FCB Concert is our gift to all Convention attendees and will take
place directly after the banquet. With a distinctive voice and twelve string
guitar technique that is uniquely his, Florida's own Bob Patterson will take
you on a trip through the "real Florida" that is filled with folklore and
humor. "Without stories we may never know who we are or what we may become."
FCB's Annual Raffle Drawing
Don't miss the excitement and suspense of the annual FCB raffle ticket
drawing, directly following the concert on Saturday evening. You don't need
to be present to win but what a fine night cap!
Sunday June 7, 2009:
12:30 - 16:00 UTC
FCB Annual Membership Business meeting
On Sunday morning, FCB members will have the opportunity to participate in
the organization's annual business meeting and help make important decisions
that affect us all.
There will be replays of the events in case of internet issues at the hotel.
There will only be one replay of the business meeting so programming will
return to normal at 20:00 UTC.
Also archives will be made available after the convention.
Hope to see you there.
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