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Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

coefield@...
 

I agree not to endorse this statement. I believe we need to be free to make our own choices for ourselves.
JC


On Apr 22, 2022, at 10:33 PM, LouAnn Williams <lawilliams@...> wrote:

Hello All,
I am in agreement of not signing on. Personally I have had enough mandates that are not laws. Anyone can still where one if so desired without a mandate.
Lou Ann Williams 

On Apr 22, 2022, at 6:06 PM, Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:



Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

Donna Pomerantz
 

I am so glad I am not voting to represent a body of members in a group in an elected position  but only for my own personal opinion😊.

 

I vote not to sign on to this letter as a member of ACB Lions.

 

Thank you,

 

Lion President Donna Pomerantz

Pasadena Host Lions Club

 

From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Ray Campbell
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 4:06 PM
To: acbl-board@...; ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACB-Lions] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: [ACBL-Board] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

mitch.pomerantz@...
 

Ray:

 

I wholeheartedly agree with your statement and, in fact, would prefer that ACB not sign on as well. At one time, both organizations in the organized blind movement focused exclusively on blindness-specific issues. That has changed and in my view based on 50 years of experience, that change is not for the better. ACB is becoming as politically polarized as the nation as a whole which means that issues directly related to being blind and having low vision do not get the attention they deserve. All I can do is shake my head and be glad that I am no longer in a leadership position in the Council.

 

 

Mitch Pomerantz

 

From: ACBL-Board@... <ACBL-Board@...> On Behalf Of Ray Campbell
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 4:06 PM
To: acbl-board@...; ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACBL-Board] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

Debby Phillips
 

Hi Ray, I replied to another message, should have read on down my emails, I guess. Anyway, I think we should sign on to this. I don't feel like re-writing my email stating why I feel this way, and it might go to the whole list anyway. I have known too many people lately who have gotten Covid and have died, people who are older and need to have access to public transit.    Lion Debby, North Spokane Shadle Lions

On Apr 22, 2022 4:05 PM, Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

Debby Phillips
 

i want to respectfully disagree with you, LouAnne. Yes, I know that wearing masks is not wonderful—I'm tired of wearing them, too. But after reading the ACB letter, I have to agree that the mandate should continue. Several people I know have caught Covid because they were in a car with someone who had it. The person driving the car was asymptomatic, and nobody was wearing masks. I belong to a group who meets weekly. Someone came to the meeting unmasked, (in fact was a van driver). This elderly lady (who had been vaccinated) got Covid. She had other health issues, but the Covid on top of all of those other issues, was the cause of her death. I will be going to her Memorial, and it breaks my heart that this happened. Her life, and the lives of other elderly and disabled people are more important than our opinions about, and discomfort because we have to wear a mask.

Being a non-driver myself and needing to ride paratransit and buses and sometimes fly to places I need or want to go, I think it is very risky to set aside these mask mandates. Last, but not least, the Lions Motto is We Serve. I believe that it is a service to our fellow human beings for people to wear masks in public transportation situations, because we are all enclosed in the same vehicle, bus, train or plane.     Debby Phillips

On Apr 22, 2022 7:33 PM, LouAnn Williams <lawilliams@...> wrote:

Hello All,
I am in agreement of not signing on. Personally I have had enough mandates that are not laws. Anyone can still where one if so desired without a mandate.
Lou Ann Williams 

On Apr 22, 2022, at 6:06 PM, Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:



Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

LouAnn Williams
 

Hello All,
I am in agreement of not signing on. Personally I have had enough mandates that are not laws. Anyone can still where one if so desired without a mandate.
Lou Ann Williams 

On Apr 22, 2022, at 6:06 PM, Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:



Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

Barbara Lombardi
 

No will not sign on

 

From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Ray Campbell
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 7:06 PM
To: acbl-board@...; ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACB-Lions] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Re: [ACBL-Board] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

salbenjamin60@...
 

Hello Lion Ray,

 

I agree not to sign on to this. I think the same thing as you do.

 

Sally Benjamin

FCB Membership Secretary

850-980-0205

Salbenjamin60@...

 

From: ACBL-Board@... <ACBL-Board@...> On Behalf Of Ray Campbell
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 7:06 PM
To: acbl-board@...; ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACBL-Board] FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


FW: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

Below is a statement that ACB is circulating for organizations who want to do so to sign on too regarding the court ruling which struck down the Federal Mask Mandate.  I’m inclined to not have ACB Lions sign on, but I want to hear your thoughts.

 

My main reason for this recommendation is that while I understand that COVID is still with us, it will be, probably forever.  No one who either wants to wear a mask while traveling on public transit, by air, in a ride share vehicle or other situations is prohibited from doing so.  If someone chooses to wear a mask, that choice needs to be respected.  We don’t need to have the Government continue to mandate masks.  There are COVID vaccines, treatments, and we all should know our individual situation and how to protect ourselves and those around us.

 

Please share your thoughts by midnight on Sunday, central time so that if the majority of those I hear from want ACB Lions to sign on, I can take care of that as sign-ons have to be in by 1 p.m. Eastern time. Monday.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: Presidents@... <Presidents@...> On Behalf Of Swatha Nandhakumar
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 1:59 PM
To: leadership@...; Presidents@...
Subject: [Presidents] Disability/Aging Advocates Public Transit Mask Mandate Decision Statement Sign-Ons

 

Several disability and aging advocacy organizations have drafted the below statement in response to the recent court ruling ending the mask mandate on public transportation and air travel. They are looking for sign-ons from state and local organizations and individual advocates in addition to national organizations in support of this statement. Sign-ons are due by 5pm EST on Monday, April 25th. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at snandhakumar@....

 

The recent ruling to end mask mandates on public transit has put the lives of disabled and older adults at risk. As the pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain mask mandates and protect public health. While the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice pursue an appeal, disability and aging advocates have prepared a statement for sign ons encouraging transit providers of all types to continue to require masks. The deadline for sign ons is Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm ET. The statement is open for sign on by national organizations, state and local organizations, and individual advocates. Please sign on to the statement using this Google Form.  You can find the full statement at this link. It is also copied below. 

 

Washington, D.C. - Following the recent court decision striking down the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s mask mandate for public transportation, disability and aging advocates released the following statement:

 

People with disabilities fought for decades for the right to safe, accessible transit. Those rights and our ability to participate in our communities, connect with our families, get to work, and access healthcare have all been put at risk by this decision. We are relieved that the Biden Administration will seek to appeal the decision 

 

Let us be clear: we are still in a pandemic, and COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people across the United States every day. Although we all wish the pandemic were over, cases are rising yet again, Congressional inaction has left treatments and information about treatments scarce, and the vaccine has yet to be approved for young children. High risk and immunocompromised people are in danger.

 

Eliminating masking requirements on transit increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 faced by those who rely on transit to engage in community life. Disabled people of color are among the most frequent public transit users, and for many use of a personal vehicle is not an option. Until this latest wave has subsided, community transmission rates have dropped, vaccinations are accessible to all ages, and treatments are readily available, we urge all transportation providers including transit agencies, bus companies, airlines, railway systems  and ride-sharing businesses to protect everyone, especially young children, people with disabilities, immunocompromised individuals, and older adults most at risk, by continuing to require masks.

 

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Linked In

 

 


Reminder, Come Roar with ACB Lions Is Tonight

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

Just a reminder that we'll have our monthly ACB Lions Conference call
this evening. The Zoom information is below.

Besides minutes and our Treasurer's report, I'll share some highlights
from the ACB Board meeting held April 1, and Lion Carla will discuss
where we are planning for the ACB Conference and Convention. There'll
be plenty of time for club sharing.

I hope to talk with you all tonight.



Come Roar with ACB Lions: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT
All Lions and those interested in Lionism have an opportunity to learn
about what ACB Lions is working on and share what our local clubs are
doing.
Sponsored by ACB Lions
Join the call:
Come Roar with ACB
Lions<https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84238250700?pwd=RXBVZ1VlRlNtQkdmSGVQemVoWFJpQT09>
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#
Phone: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700
Passcode: 172616


Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions
ray153056@...


PH Museum Virtual Visit and the 1950 Census on Sound Prints

Carla Ruschival
 

Sound Prints this week begins with announcements and news. Then visit
the American Printing House Museum as Micheal Hudson, Museum Director,
introduces you to a rare 1829 book by Louis Braille, the Helen Keller
collection, and exciting items in the Kentucky School for the Blind
Alumni Archives. Finally, take a first look at the upcoming release
of the 1950 census and discover why this event can touch your life.

Here's how you can listen to Sound Prints every week from the Kentucky
Council of the Blind:


1. ACB Media 1 at www.acbmedia.org or on the phone at (518)
906-1820. Here's the broadcast schedule; all times are Eastern:

Sunday - 8:00 PM
Monday - 8:00 AM
Tuesday - 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 4:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Thursday - 10:00 PM
Friday - 1:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 1:00 PM

Enable the ACB Media skill on any Amazon Alexa device and then just
say "Alexa, open ACB Media. Alexa will ask what channel you want to
hear; just say ACB Media 1 and you will be connected to the correct
stream.

2. Sound Prints is available as a podcast from the KCB website,
through the iTunes store, or on the Victor Stream. Add
kentucky-acb.org/soundprints.xml to your favorite podcast device, or
subscribe by searching for soundprints under podcasts in the iTunes
store or the Victor Stream database.

3. Sound Prints is now available on KCB's Audio Information Service
from any landline or cell phone. Dial (773)572-6318 and select number
2 from the menu.

4. Visit the Kentucky Council of the Blind website at

http://www.kentucky-acb.org/soundprints

and listen to current or past programs.

5. Sound Prints is available on CD, playable on any standard music CD
player. Request a subscription by calling us at 502-895-4598.

For more information, call the Kentucky Council of the Blind at
502-895-4598 or email us at kcb@....

--
Carla Ruschival
Treasurer, Kentucky Council of the Blind
Phone: (502)895-4598
kcb@...


Fw: Justice Department Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Kay Malmquist
 

I thought this might be of interest to Lions, because of the state of Lions
web sites. Who knows where this will go, but we shall see.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

Subject: Justice Department Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the
Americans with Disabilities Act



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https://afb.org/blog/entry/doj-issues-guidance

Justice Department Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans
with Disabilities Act Today, the Department of Justice released guidance on
the obligations of public entities (such as state and local governments) and
businesses open to the public with regard to website accessibility. This
guidance comes less than a month after 181 organizations signed a letter to
the Department of Justice calling for regulations on the accessibility of
websites and applications.
This guidance covers why website accessibility matters, examples of
barriers, and when the ADA requires websites to be accessible. It also
provides high-level resources for how to make websites accessible and states
that Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities Is a Priority for the
Department of Justice.
Although this guidance links to commonly used accessibility standards, until
the Department of Justice issues regulations clarifying what covered
entities are required to do to meet their ADA obligations, many
accessibility barriers will persist. In addition, it will be imperative for
the Department of Justice to address how applications, like those that are
downloaded to a smartphone, are covered under the ADA.
Because these and other issues still need to be defined, we continue to call
on the Department of Justice to issue enforceable regulations by the end of
the current administration. Still, we are extremely pleased that the
Department of Justice has taken this issue seriously and put out guidance
that will help public agencies and businesses understand how important
website accessibility is for people with disabilities. We look forward to
watching how the Department of Justice carries this important priority
forward to create a digitally inclusive society for everyone.
-end-


Lion Magazine Recordings

Betsy Grenevitch
 




-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Lion Magazine Recordings
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 09:32:36 -0400
From: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>
To: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>


Dear Fellow Lions,

we ran into a bit of an issue this past month: we learned that the system we had been using to access the online articles was not actually presenting them in the order expected.  So, starting this month, we may occasionally re-share folders with you to point out newly-recorded material that has been added to them.  

At the same time, we ran into some articles that had no definitive dates attached to them.  We've decided that the information in these articles is still useful (ideas for fundraisers, service projects, etc.), and so we've created a "No Date" folder.  We will add new articles to this folder as well.

This month we have the following folders with newly-recorded material:


As always, we hope you enjoy the articles, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

Yours in Service,

Thank you for all you do--

Stacie Court
Athens (GA) Lions Club
Lions Reading to Lions
706-424-9516

--
Mrs. Stacie Court
706-424-9516 cell

Don't forget to sing!


Invitation to the Missouri Council of the Blind Online Auction

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi everyone!
I am sending out  the last reminder of the MCB auction.  There are two new items at the end of the list.  Just in case some of you might be interested.
 
Greetings friends,

 

The Missouri Council of the Blind is excited to hold its second annual online auction. Everyone is invited and we hope you’ll come join in on the fun.  Details are below!

 

Missouri Council of the Blind Online Auction

Join in at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 12 for the Missouri Council of the Blind online auction. 

As you can see below, there are many great items to choose from! Make sure to pass this information on to friends, family, and anyone else you can think of who would love to participate in the fun. 

 

To register simply send an email with, your name, email address and phone number to:
 
 

The Zoom information is next, and then the list of auction items.

 

Join us for our MCB Online Auction

 

Topic: MCB Online Auction

 

Date: March 12, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM Central Time

Phone: 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 250 907 8857

Passcode: 7172

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2509078857?pwd=dWEwN0N1dnEwQ3pyUnlpUnJ1VFUyZz09

 

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,2509078857# US (Chicago)

 

Missouri Council of the Blind

5453 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109

P: 314.832.7172  TF: 800.342.5632  F: 314.832.7796

Virginia@...  aa@...  www.moblind.org

 

 

MCB AUCTION LIST – MARCH 12, 2022

 

LOCAL/SPRINGFIELD ONLY

#1 Bread for a Year Certificate

Donated by Panera Bread Company

Present this certificate each month for one free loaf of our freshly baked, award-winning bread. Valid for 12 months.

#2 Six Jersey Mike’s Meal Certificates

Donated by Jersey Mike’s on E. Battlefield, Springfield

Each certificate is good for a regular sub sandwich, chips and 22 ounce drink.

#3 Six Jersey Mike’s Meal Certificates

Donated by Jersey Mike’s on E. Battlefield, Springfield

Each certificate is good for a regular sub sandwich, chips and 22 ounce drink.

#4 Fleet Feet Gift Certificate

Donated by Fleet Feet, Springfield, MO

Two $25 Gift Certificates toward purchases at Fleet Feet.

We carry running shoes, apparel and gear from brands like Altra, ASICS, Brooks, HOKA ONE ONE, Karhu, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, On, Saucony.

 

 

LOCAL/ST. LOUIS ONLY

#5 Mellow Mushroom $25 Gift Card

Donated by Mellow Mushroom

 

ALL LOCATIONS

#6 Cherry Knife Block

Donated by Delta Area Blind

4 inches wide by 3 inches deep by 9 inches high with eight 1-1/4 inch slots and one 2-inch slot.

#7 Colton's Steak House $25 Gift Card

Donated by Colton's Steak House

#8 Pumpkin/Chocolate Cookies – 1-1/2 Dozen

Donated by Kim Vaughn

Enjoy the taste of Fall or anytime you desire some pumpkin and chocolately cookies. The flavors blend so well together you won't be able to eat just one.

#9 Necklace and Earrings

Donated by The Tiger Council of the Blind

Original set of stone bead necklace and earrings.The beads are sodalite, a blue stone that varies from dark to light blue with streaks of black and white. They are polished, but retain natural imperfections in the stones. The necklace is finished with a chain and lobster claw clasp and the earrings are a single drop bead suspended from the post suitable for pierced ears. They are presented in a bamboo box with a clasp and felt lining for storage. These pieces were created by Tiger Council member Curtis Noriega from his signature collection, Casa De Noriega.

#10 Leather Eagle Design Wallet

Donated by SEMO United Blind Club

Men's Cool Eagle Totem Cowhide Leather vertical wallet zipper multi-card cardholder. 4 X 3" Immunization Record Vaccine Card Holder, Marbling PU Leather ID Card Holder Badge Holder for Protecting Vaccine Certificate.

#11 Seiko Clock

Donated by Walmart and Sam's Club, Springfield

Melodies in Motion made with 13 Swarovski Crystals. Plays 36 classic melodies including six Christmas melodies. Batteries included.

#12 Academy Sports $100 Gift Card

Donated by Academy Sports

#13 Cheddar's Restaurant $25 Gift Card -A

Donated by Cheddar's Restaurant

#14 Hy-Vee $100 Gift Card

Donated by Hy-Vee

#15 Ultimate Pet Basket

Donated by Purina

The Purina Ultimate Pet Basket contains everything your pet would ever want as well as some items for you! Products include Purina pet food, treats, 2 full value coupons (worth $25 each) and good for any Purina product, as well as everyday items to help pamper your pet.

#16 Chocolate Factory Basket A

Donated by United Worker's for the Blind

Delicious chocolates sure to please, including chocolate roses, truffles, samples and St. Louis themed hockey stick and arch.

#17 Floor Lamp

Donated by Lowes, Primrose St., Springfield, MO

Allen & Roth 3-light Arc Floor Lamp. Oil rubbed brass finish, oatmeal fabric shades, adjustable heads, 4-way switch and 6-foot cord.

#18 Macadoodles Gift Card and Cup

Donated by Macadoodles, Springfield, MO

$50 gift card and reusable Macadoodle drinking cup.

#19 Pampered Chef Deluxe Air Fryer

Enjoy fried foods at home without all the mess, hassle, and oil of deep frying but with all the flavor and texture you love. Ours is family-sized to quickly cook up to six servings, a whole chicken or roast, or appetizers for a crowd. Like a convection oven, superheated air circulates giving food a crispy texture. No preheating is necessary, saving you precious time. Conveniently fits under kitchen cabinets.

#20 Target $75 Gift Card

Donated by Target

#21 Leather Wolf Design Wallet

Donated by SEMO United Blind Club

Men's Cool Wolf Totem Cowhide Leather vertical wallet zipper multi-card cardholder. 4 X 3" Immunization Record Vaccine Card Holder, Marbling PU Leather ID Card Holder Badge Holder for Protecting Vaccine Certificate.

#22 Mixed Box

Donated by Service Club for the Blind

Secure Brite Sanitizer Bag, 5-Quart Cooker and Speaking Blood Pressure Monitor.

#23 Cheddar's Restaurant $25 Gift Card -B

Donated by Cheddar's Restaurant

#24 Chocolate Factory Basket -B

Donated by United Worker's for the Blind

Delicious chocolates sure to please, including chocolate roses, truffles, samples and St. Louis themed hockey stick and arch.

#25 ACB Mini Mall Bundle -Red

Donated by Queen City Council of the Blind

1 mirror cube puzzle, white turbo wall charger and red phone stand

#26 Cast-Iron Skillet and Grilling Tool Set

Donated by Kay Malmquist, Grilling set courtesy of Westlake Ace Hardware

12.5 inch pre-seasoned skillet meticulously designed to serve you for years and decades to come. This skillet pan goes from stove-top to oven, evenly cooking whatever you choose to put in it. Grilling set includes spatulas, plastic bottles, scraper and recipe book.

#27 Pocket Audio Bible

Donated by Braille Bibles International

Select two versions of the Bible from six choices.

#28 Spa Basket

Donated by Delta Area Blind

Lennox snowman keepsake ornament, secret treasurers cabin socks, hair drying towel, two printed microfiber face towels, 24 oz dove moisturizing and antibacterial body cleanser, 18 oz Oil of Olay moisterizing honey & Shea Butter body cleanser, Philosophy 6 oz (3 in 1) shampoo, bath, & shower gel in Cinnamon Buns, Philosophy 6 oz (3 in 1) shampoo, bath, & shower gel in Orange Cocoa & Cream, Philosophy Travel size shampoo, bath & shower gel in Fresh Cream Beekman 1802 Snow Forest Lip Balm, Bath & body works Lip Plumping Lip Gloss.

#29 Pet Box -A

Donated by Guidelights and Gadgets, Nylabone and Bark Box

1 each: all purpose pet cloth, bathing tether, harness, pet hair sink snare, shampoo mitt, dog bone shaped clip, and leash donated by guide lights and gadgets. Also includes various dog toys and snacks donated by NylaBone. Finally includes a coupon for one free Bark Box-a totally customized box of themed toys and treats for your pup. (Can also be used towards 1-month on a year's subscription.)

#30 Chiropractor Bag & Body Pillow

Donated by Harshman Chiropractic, Springfield, MO

Includes soft comfort hot/cold pack & 3-ounce Biofreeze roll-on. Also includes a 20"x48" plush Cardinals' Body Pillow.

#31 Specialty Honey

Donated by High Five Honey, Springfield, MO

Eight specialty bottles of honey, six 15-ounce containers flavored honey (smoke, pumpkin, lavender, hibiscus, lemon, peppermint), one 12-ounce bottle regular honey, one 9-ounce container honey comb.

#32 Mary Kay $30 Gift Card

Donated by Nancy Folsom

$30 gift card for Mary Kay products.

#33 PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher with Filter

Donated by Invigorated Water

The pH RESTORE Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher will take the water from your faucet, filter it natrually, delivering you and your loved ones clean, filtered, high pH water, that tastes and smells amazing.

#34 Scentzy Basket & $25 Gift Certificate

Donated by Jersey Mike’s on E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO

Scentzy basket containing stuffed Scentsy Tweety Bird with 3 different scents, 3-pack holiday hand soap, 3-pack dryer disks, 1 fragrance flower.

#35 ACB Mini Mall Bundle -Blue

Donated by Queen City Council of the Blind

1 mirror cube puzzle, black turbo wall charger and blue phone stand

#36 Starbucks Coffee, Mugs & Frother

Donated by Starbucks

Six 1-pound bags of whole bean coffee, two 12-ounce blue ceramic mugs, two plastic travel cups, two packages dark chocolate expresso beans. Stainless Steel Milk Frother; an automatic milk steamer, hot and cold foam maker and milk warmer. Also includes a $25 gift card for Starbucks.

#37 Computer

Donated by Texas Computers for the Blind

Laptop or desktop computer with one-year subscription of JAWS or Zoomtext. Laptop with 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD. Or, desktop with 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD and 19" monitor windows. Also included on either device: 10 Pro Operating System, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote), Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox Browsers. Various helpful programs such as Project Gutenberg, Bard Express, Adobe Acrobat, Typio Typing Tutorial (Demo version). Various help files such as Computer setup instructions, tutorials, training guides, and FAQ articles. JAWS 2021 Screen Reader OR ZoomText 2021 Screen Magnifier/Reader, which includes a one-year license to desired program, and access to the Home Annual License afterwards. The JAWS Training Bundle, which helps users master using JAWS.

#38 Snickerdoodle Bread

Donated by Kim Vaughn

One loaf, moist, full of spice and most importantly, absolutely delicious!

#39 Kamado Ceramic Griller, Smoker, Baker

Donated by St. Louis Northern Lights Council, Courtesy of Vision Grills

Vision Grills has revolutionized the grilling of Kamado cooking with Patented features that make it easy to light, easy to control and easy to clean. The brittle clay is replaced with a superior ceramic. But the core design still remains.The ingenious design retains the moisture in your food, not in a drip pan and is perfect for any meal. The modern touches that make grilling a little less complicated are here. The 3-in-1 flexibility that will have you going from smoking to baking to grilling and back again will amaze you. For accessories, visit visiongrill.com.

#40 Olive Garden $25 Gift Card

Donated by Springfield Olive Garden

#41 PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher with Filter

Donated by Invigorated Water

The pH RESTORE Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher will take the water from your faucet, filter it natrually, delivering you and your loved ones clean, filtered, high pH water, that tastes and smells amazing.

#42 Mama Jean's Basket

Donated by Mama Jean's, Springfield, MO

Cocktail mixer, chips, cookies, popcorn, candy & nuts.

#43 Snacks Galore Basket

Northern Lights XL T-shirt, a stuffed Fredbird, chocolates, cookies, and nuts.

#44 Candle Mix

Porcelain handpainted Snowbell Votive Holder by Partylite. (Snowman holding bell with birds.) Blueberry, coconut, and peach-mango wax melts. One dozen white tea lights. 16-ounce jars of handmade soy candles; fresh strawberry and wildberry.

#45 Chocolate Fudge – 1 Pound

Donated by Kim Vaughn

The chocolate fudge is rich, smooth and so very scrumptious. Can be made with or without nuts; just let us know.

#46 Pet Box B

Donated by Guidelights and Gadgets, Nylabone and Bark Box

1 each: all purpose pet cloth, bathing tether, harness, pet hair sink snare, shampoo mitt, dog bone shaped clip, and leash donated by guide lights and gadgets. $35 gift card for Chewy's. Also includes various dog toys and snacks donated by NylaBone.

#47 Crochet Kit – 73-Piece

Donated by St. Louis Council for the Blind

Premium bundle includes yarn balls, needles, accessories kit, canvas tote bag – Starter Pack for kids, adults, beginner or professionals. Includes two paperback books 1) Simple Crocheting Projects: Discover the way to crochet wonderful gifts for friends and family, and 2) How to Crochet for Beginners: A complete step-by-step guidebook.

 

#48  {Blind Girl Designs hoodies are  soft, warm and come in a wide array of colors for men and women.  Sizing is standard adult unisex sizes. 
The hoodies feature the unique, lightly tactile,
Blind centric  prints designed by Tricia, the founder, who has RP.
Many of the prints feature white canes in beautiful patterns.
The winner of this auction will get to pick their own size, color, and print- explore your creativity with Tricia’s help! Our sizes run from S-5XL so everyone can join in the fun. We can even add some extra details to truly make your print one of a kind!
Get your Blind Girl Designs Hoody today!}

You can find us on
Www.blindgirldesigns.com
If you want to see our product.

 

#49 
Oscar Schmidt Acoustic guitars

Donated by Terry Nord
This is an Electric acoustic cut away flat top guitar.  The design around the edge of the front of the guitar and the finger board on the neck is a hunter green the rest of the body of the guitar is a wood grain multi shade of light and dark oak. 
Model Number   279991-01      0G2CESM

Serial number S 14043792



Re: E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

Betsy Grenevitch
 

If you look up E-Learning Course Lions Club it will take you to where you can find the link. I do not go on and look to see how accessible it is because you have to set up a password and I am currently not interested in taking any. I just passed on the information for those who might be interested.

Betsy




Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Lombardi <k1eir@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2022 03:41 PM
To: ACB-Lions@...
Subject: Re: [ACB-Lions] E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

Where do you where do you go to get to those E courses?
Barbara lSent from my iPhone
On Mar 9, 2022, at 3:18 PM, hollykaczmarski58 <hollykaczmarski58@...> wrote:


Colette,

I have a screen reader, JAWS, and I will check this out tonight when I get home from work. I should be able to tell whether it is working sufficiently for those Lions who are visually-impaired or who may know some who are in need of special accommodations.

Holly

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S10e Smartphone

On Tue, Mar 8, 2022, 11:49 PM colette arvidson <colette.arvidson@...> wrote:
Dear Betsy and All,

Thanks for passing this along. LCI had sent out this information in March of 2021, at which time I was trying to find out how likely it is that someone who is relying totally on a screen reader would be able to easily find this if they were on the LCI website. Since I don't use a screen reader, I don't know if these screen reader accessible pages are easily found by someone looking for E-Learning. Just thinking it would be helpful if someone could check this out and then let LCI know one way or the other, especially if it might require a little tweeking to be sure all our Lions can find it easily.

Sincerely,

Colette

-----Original Message-----
From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Betsy Grenevitch
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:08 PM
To: acb-lions <acb-lions@...>
Subject: [ACB-Lions] E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

I received this from a Lion in my district just now.


This is part of an email I received today.
E-Learning Course Content Now Available for Visually-Impaired Lions To better serve more Lions, the Lions Learning Center (LLC) includes screen reader-compatible course content. You can find these English documents in the "Additional References" tab in the LLC. For documents in other official languages, please send us an email request. CONTACT US

--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876











Re: E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

Barbara Lombardi
 

 Where do you where do you go to get to those E courses?

Barbara lSent from my iPhone

On Mar 9, 2022, at 3:18 PM, hollykaczmarski58 <hollykaczmarski58@...> wrote:


Colette,

I have a screen reader, JAWS, and I will check this out tonight when I get home from work. I should be able to tell whether it is working sufficiently for those Lions who are visually-impaired or who may know some who are in need of special accommodations.

Holly

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S10e Smartphone

On Tue, Mar 8, 2022, 11:49 PM colette arvidson <colette.arvidson@...> wrote:
Dear Betsy and All,

Thanks for passing this along.  LCI had sent out this information in March of 2021, at which time I was trying to find out how likely it is that someone who is relying totally on a screen reader would be able to easily find this if they were on the LCI website.  Since I don't use a screen reader, I don't know if these screen reader accessible pages are easily found by someone looking for E-Learning.  Just thinking it would be helpful if someone could check this out and then let LCI know one way or the other, especially if it might require a little tweeking to be sure all our Lions can find it easily.

Sincerely,

Colette

-----Original Message-----
From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Betsy Grenevitch
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:08 PM
To: acb-lions <acb-lions@...>
Subject: [ACB-Lions] E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

I received this from a Lion in my district just now.


This is part of an email I received today.
E-Learning Course Content Now Available for Visually-Impaired Lions To better serve more Lions, the Lions Learning Center (LLC) includes screen reader-compatible course content. You can find these English documents in the “Additional References” tab in the LLC. For documents in other official languages, please send us an email request. CONTACT US

--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876












Re: E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

hollykaczmarski58
 

Colette,

I have a screen reader, JAWS, and I will check this out tonight when I get home from work. I should be able to tell whether it is working sufficiently for those Lions who are visually-impaired or who may know some who are in need of special accommodations.

Holly

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S10e Smartphone


On Tue, Mar 8, 2022, 11:49 PM colette arvidson <colette.arvidson@...> wrote:
Dear Betsy and All,

Thanks for passing this along.  LCI had sent out this information in March of 2021, at which time I was trying to find out how likely it is that someone who is relying totally on a screen reader would be able to easily find this if they were on the LCI website.  Since I don't use a screen reader, I don't know if these screen reader accessible pages are easily found by someone looking for E-Learning.  Just thinking it would be helpful if someone could check this out and then let LCI know one way or the other, especially if it might require a little tweeking to be sure all our Lions can find it easily.

Sincerely,

Colette

-----Original Message-----
From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Betsy Grenevitch
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:08 PM
To: acb-lions <acb-lions@...>
Subject: [ACB-Lions] E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

I received this from a Lion in my district just now.


This is part of an email I received today.
E-Learning Course Content Now Available for Visually-Impaired Lions To better serve more Lions, the Lions Learning Center (LLC) includes screen reader-compatible course content. You can find these English documents in the “Additional References” tab in the LLC. For documents in other official languages, please send us an email request. CONTACT US

--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876












Re: Lions Learning Center

Betsy Grenevitch
 

I have no idea. I just forwarded what I was sent. Sorry.




Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Lombardi <k1eir@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2022 07:28 AM
To: ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACB-Lions] Lions Learning Center

Do I have to go into LCI to find the Lions Learning Center? Is it a
separate cite? Please Advise. Expect to be President this coming year of
our local club. Thanks. Barbara Lombardi


Lions Learning Center

Barbara Lombardi
 

Do I have to go into LCI to find the Lions Learning Center?  Is it a separate cite? Please Advise.  Expect to be President this coming year of our local club.  Thanks. Barbara Lombardi


Re: E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

colette arvidson
 

Dear Betsy and All,

Thanks for passing this along. LCI had sent out this information in March of 2021, at which time I was trying to find out how likely it is that someone who is relying totally on a screen reader would be able to easily find this if they were on the LCI website. Since I don't use a screen reader, I don't know if these screen reader accessible pages are easily found by someone looking for E-Learning. Just thinking it would be helpful if someone could check this out and then let LCI know one way or the other, especially if it might require a little tweeking to be sure all our Lions can find it easily.

Sincerely,

Colette

-----Original Message-----
From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Betsy Grenevitch
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:08 PM
To: acb-lions <acb-lions@...>
Subject: [ACB-Lions] E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

I received this from a Lion in my district just now.


This is part of an email I received today.
E-Learning Course Content Now Available for Visually-Impaired Lions To better serve more Lions, the Lions Learning Center (LLC) includes screen reader-compatible course content. You can find these English documents in the “Additional References” tab in the LLC. For documents in other official languages, please send us an email request. CONTACT US

--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876

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