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E-Courses for Visually Impaired Lions

Betsy Grenevitch
 

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


Invitation to the Missouri Council of the Blind Online Auction

Kay Malmquist
 

Greetings ACB Lions and 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.

 

 

 


Approved minutes for the ACB Lions February meeting

Betsy Grenevitch
 

The minutes are attached.`

--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876


Reminder, Come Roar with ACB Lions Is Tonight

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

It's the first Thursday of March, and you know what that means? It's
time to Come Roar with ACB Lions tonight. Among other things we'll be
discussing more about our conference and convention plans, now that we
have a better understanding of what rooms we can use for various
events. There will be time for club sharing.

The Zoom information is below, hope to talk with you all tonight.
Please note that our call didn't make the regular Community Events
schedule, even though I submitted it on time and even though it's on
the weekly hosting schedule.


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@...


Limited Availability for ACB Lions Activities due to upcoming move

Ray Campbell
 

Hello:

This is to let you all know that from March 1, 2022 to March 21, 2022, I
will be limited in my availability to participate in ACB Lions activities
due to our move on March 18-19, 2022. My attendance at things is going to
be limited to anything I'm required to attend, including the ACB Lions
conference call on March 3.

Thank you in advance for respecting my limited availability. When you've
lived in one place for almost 27 years, there's a lot of stuff to pack up
and clean out! Plus, you do need some sighted help and you've got to take
that when you can get it.


Lion Ray Campbell, Immediate Past President, Glen Ellyn Lions Club and
President, American Council of Blind Lions
630-258-0516
Ray153056@...


Lion Magazine January Online Articles

Betsy Grenevitch
 




-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Lion Magazine January Online Articles
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 09:11:41 -0500
From: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>
To: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>


Dear Fellow Lions,

Here is the link to the recordings of the Lion Magazine online articles for January 2022.   I hope you enjoy the articles, and please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

I hope to have the recordings of the Winter 2022 print magazine ready to go out tomorrow or Saturday.

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!


Winter 2022 Lion Magazine recordings

Betsy Grenevitch
 




-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Winter 2022 Lion Magazine recordings
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 08:45:11 -0500
From: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>
To: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>


Dear Fellow Lions,

here is the link to the folder with the recordings for the print edition of the Winter 2022 Lion Magazine:


There are some wonderful articles, and I hope you enjoy them.  I personally found it fascinating to read the Club News section and hear about all the great activities going on across the U.S.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know.

Wishing you all the very best--

Lion Stacie

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!


Thank You All For A Great Call! was: ACB Women Community Call, Wednesday, February 9: Women in Leadership in ACB: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 2pm HT

Donna Pomerantz
 

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing time with us on our call this evening. We had fantastic speakers, we had a fantastic facilitator and we had all of you who called in and asked wonderful thought provoking questions.

 

Again, on behalf of ACB Women, thank you all so much we had a fantastic turn out and there are so many wonderful things to choose from!

 

Donna Pomerantz, Member

ACB Women Committee

dmpomerantz@...

 

 

From: dmpomerantz@... <dmpomerantz@...>
Sent: Monday, February 7, 2022 10:34 AM
To: 'Donna Pomerantz' <dmpomerantz@...>
Cc: ACB-Conversation@...; Leadership@...; CCLVI-Chat@...; ACBL-Board@...; ACB-Lions@...; MCAC@...
Subject: ACB Women Community Call, Wednesday, February 9: Women in Leadership in ACB: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 2pm HT

 

Good morning and happy Monday! Please find below the information for our Community Call this coming Wednesday! We look forward to gathering together and hope you will share a little time with us as well.

 

Thank you and please read below!

Donna Pomerantz

dmpomerantz@...

 

Women in Leadership in ACB: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 2pm HT

Hear from Deb Cook Lewis, ACB First Vice President, and Donna Brown, who is new to the ACB Board of Directors and President of her State Affiliate. Come listen to their story and how they became involved in our ACB.

Sponsored by ACB Women Committee

Join the call:

Women in Leadership in ACb

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84033889017#,,,,*347803#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 840 3388 9017

Passcode: 347803

 

 


Re: member update

Ray Campbell
 

Thank you Lion Sharon. We certainly will keep Lion Suzy in our prayers and thoughts.

 

 

 

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

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: ACB-Lions@... <ACB-Lions@...> On Behalf Of Sharon Howerton
Sent: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:31 AM
To: ACB-Lions@...
Subject: [ACB-Lions] member update

 

I just received a call from one of our Chicago Uptown Lions members who generally calls in to our ACB Lions calls, Suzy Travers-Byster. She is hospitalized due to a stroke. I am not exactly sure when this occurred or when she was hospitalized. She is definitely coherent and I suppose that is a good sign. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers if you wish.

Thank you.

Lion Sharon Howerton, President

Chicago Uptown Lions

(Suzy is our VP.)


member update

Sharon Howerton
 

I just received a call from one of our Chicago Uptown Lions members who generally calls in to our ACB Lions calls, Suzy Travers-Byster. She is hospitalized due to a stroke. I am not exactly sure when this occurred or when she was hospitalized. She is definitely coherent and I suppose that is a good sign. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers if you wish.

Thank you.

Lion Sharon Howerton, President

Chicago Uptown Lions

(Suzy is our VP.)


ACB Women Community Call, Wednesday, February 9: Women in Leadership in ACB: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 2pm HT

Donna Pomerantz
 

Good morning and happy Monday! Please find below the information for our Community Call this coming Wednesday! We look forward to gathering together and hope you will share a little time with us as well.

 

Thank you and please read below!

Donna Pomerantz

dmpomerantz@...

 

Women in Leadership in ACB: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 2pm HT

Hear from Deb Cook Lewis, ACB First Vice President, and Donna Brown, who is new to the ACB Board of Directors and President of her State Affiliate. Come listen to their story and how they became involved in our ACB.

Sponsored by ACB Women Committee

Join the call:

Women in Leadership in ACb

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84033889017#,,,,*347803#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 840 3388 9017

Passcode: 347803

 

 


FW: [ACB-Conversation] DKM First-Timers Award

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

Forwarding this in case anyone’s interested in applying.  Note the DKM First Timers award is limited to those attending their first ACB Convention.

 

 

 

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

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: ACB-Conversation@... <ACB-Conversation@...> On Behalf Of Donna Sunshine
Sent: Friday, February 4, 2022 8:09 PM
To: acb-conversation@...
Subject: [ACB-Conversation] DKM First-Timers Award

 

It is 2022, we the DKM Committee would like to invite you to join us at the ACB convention. I like you wandered what all the excitement was about. How would you like to be our guest to learn more about how ACB ticks. I bet you would love to learn how to become a bigger part of the action. Well you can. Just read the below message and apply to make your dream come true. Come celebrate us returning together after being apart so long.  

 

Prepare to experience an array of opportunities to learn and grow personally as you connect with other like-minded individuals. We’ll join together in Omaha, Neb. for the 61st annual ACB convention from July 1-8, 2022 and become better familiar with ACB’s wealth of inclusive convention activities. The Class of 2022 DKM First-Timers will be able to enjoy the privilege of connecting with the two previous classes of DKM First-Timers who were selected during virtual conventions.

If you are an ACB member who has never attended an in-person ACB conference and convention, and you meet the criteria below, we invite you to learn more about and participate in ACB’s primary leadership development program.

To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must be age 18 or older; blind or visually impaired; an ACB member in good standing (current on membership dues), and never have attended a previous in-person ACB national conference and convention. Two letters must be submitted for each applicant — a letter of application from the interested member and a letter of recommendation from a state or special-interest affiliate president. Please refrain from asking your chapter president to submit a letter of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to be sure that they meet the award criteria before requesting that their state or special-interest affiliate president write and submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf. The letter of application should include your full name, physical address, email address containing your name, along with a home and cell number; then introduce yourself to the committee and include reasons for applying for the award, a brief summary of education and experience related to your community service, contributions to your respective affiliate and/or chapter, and the significance of the First-Timers award to your personal or career development. The letter of recommendation should include the applicant’s demonstrated leadership potential and contributions. In addition, applicants will be the expectation of undergoing an interview with a team of DKM committee members during mid-April.

The DKM program and ACB honors recipients by funding round-trip air travel and supporting transportation, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), per diem allowance for meals and incidentals, leadership institute, reception, banquet tickets, the general convention registration fee, and other activities determined by the committee and ACB Board of Directors. Optional tours and other fun activities are not covered by the program.

The responsibilities of each recipient include but are not limited to attending the full week of convention activities from Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 8; participating in daily general sessions and the Keys to the Convention seminar, along with special-interest and committee seminars, while interacting with ACB leaders and fellow members.

The application and supporting letter should be submitted separately (the applicant submits a letter of application and the affiliate president submits a letter of recommendation) to info@..., and must be received no later than April 5th. Please put DKM First Timer in the subject line of the email. The DKM Committee will select the 2022 First-Timers during the latter part of April. If you have questions, contact Kenneth Semien Sr., semien.k@..., or dial (409) 866-5838.

Donna Browning


FW: [ACB-Conversation] JP Morgan Chase Leader Fellow Award

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

Forwarding this in case anyone’s interested in applying.  Note this award is not limited to first time ACB Convention attendees.

 

 

 

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

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

From: ACB-Conversation@... <ACB-Conversation@...> On Behalf Of Donna Sunshine
Sent: Friday, February 4, 2022 7:46 PM
To: acb-conversation@...
Subject: [ACB-Conversation] JP Morgan Chase Leader Fellow Award

 

Do you have leadership skills that are you would like to refine? Would you like to have the opportunity to be a part of leadership in ACB? I had these thoughts and dreams. We need you, your energy, your ideas and dreams for ACB to apply for this exciting opportunity to receive this  magnificent prestigious recognition of you. I know this urge lyes within you. So read my message and fallow the directions. I want you to have the greatest opportunity you have right now to show us on the DKM committee who you really are and what you bring. I promise if you get it it is a ride you will cherish for ever.

 

For the seventh consecutive year, JPMorgan Chase will make it possible for 5 ACB members to attend and participate in the 61st annual ACB convention, provided that they have demonstrated leadership potential by sharing their abilities within the organization. This year’s recipients will enjoy gathering with several classes of Leadership Fellows and other leaders from around the country as we meet in Omaha, Nebraska from July 1-8, 2022. As a Leadership Fellow, you will be introduced to tools for success through participation in informative workshops, seminars and leadership development sessions that are sure to prepare you to serve well in future leadership roles within ACB, your local chapter, and your state or special-interest affiliate.

To be a qualified applicant you are required to meet specific criteria, including but not limited to the following: 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Blind or visually impaired
  • An ACB member in good standing (current on membership dues) 

 

Eligible applicants must be endorsed by the president of their state or special-interest affiliate. Applicants are encouraged to be sure that they meet the award criteria before requesting that their affiliate president write and submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf. Those considering this award should refrain from asking their chapter president to write a letter. The application process for this award consists of the submission of two letters and participating in an interview with a team of DKM committee members. Your letter of application should include your full name, physical address, email address containing your name, along with a home and cell number. Then introduce yourself to the committee by including objectives in applying for the leadership award; a brief summary of your education and relevant experience; number of years of membership in ACB, as well as previous conventions attended, if any; description of one’s role as a leader; and examples of what you bring to ACB. The affiliate president’s letter of recommendation should address the applicant’s contributions to the affiliate, ACB and community organizations, and describe the applicant’s demonstrated leadership skills and leadership potential. Interviews will be scheduled for mid-April.

 

Recipients will be honored by receiving funding for round-trip air travel and supporting transportation, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), per diem allowance for meals and incidentals, leadership institute, reception, banquet tickets, the general convention registration fee, and other activities determined by the committee and ACB Executive Director. Optional tours and other fun activities are not covered by the program. Recipients are expected to attend the convention from Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 8, and to participate actively in all designated convention activities, including the daily general sessions, special-interest presentations, seminars and workshops. 

Please send your applications to info@...  

I hope to see your name in the list  

 

Donna Browning

 

 

 

 


Re: Lion's magazine

Debby Phillips
 

Lions Magazine is on NFB-Newsline. I haven't checked for awhile so I'm not sure how up to date it is. If you're not subscribed to Newsline you might want to do so. They have lots of different publications, plus newspapers from every state, I think. DebbyOn Feb 4, 2022 3:43 PM, Ellie Paules <mamawellie@...> wrote:


Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how to be able to access this magazine. Somebody mentioned it last night but I didn't understand. I also wondered how often it comes out. I am not very good with my computer. If you can help me in any way, I would appreciate it. Ellie Paules




Forwarded Email: [ACB-Lions] Lion's magazine

Ellie Paules
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ellie Paules via acblists.org - Email Address: mamawellie=gmail.com@...
Sent On: 2/4/2022 18:43
Sent To: Carla Ruschival via acb-lions - Email Address: acb-lions@...
subject: [ACB-Lions] Lion's magazine

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how to be able to access this magazine. Somebody mentioned it last night but I didn't understand. I also wondered how often it comes out. I am not very good with my computer. If you can help me in any way, I would appreciate it. Ellie Paules


Lion's magazine

Ellie Paules
 

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how to be able to access this magazine. Somebody mentioned it last night but I didn't understand. I also wondered how often it comes out. I am not very good with my computer. If you can help me in any way, I would appreciate it. Ellie Paules


the approved ACB Lions Minutes for January 6, 2022

Betsy Grenevitch
 

They should be attached.

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Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876


[ACBL-Board] Reminder, Come Roar with aCB Lions Tonight

Carla Ruschival
 




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Hello Lions:

 

This is a reminder that we will have our monthly Come Roar with ACB Lions conference call tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.  I look forward to talking with all of you.

 

I’m hoping we can discuss planning for the ACB Conference and Convention.  We also have a report from the ACB Lions Committee looking into ways we can work with Lions Clubs International.  Of course, we will have club sharing as time allows.

 

Please join us tonight, the zoom information is below.

 

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700

Passcode: 172616

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

 


Reminder, Come Roar with aCB Lions Tonight

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

This is a reminder that we will have our monthly Come Roar with ACB Lions conference call tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.  I look forward to talking with all of you.

 

I’m hoping we can discuss planning for the ACB Conference and Convention.  We also have a report from the ACB Lions Committee looking into ways we can work with Lions Clubs International.  Of course, we will have club sharing as time allows.

 

Please join us tonight, the zoom information is below.

 

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700

Passcode: 172616

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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

President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

 


Disaster Preparedness for Diabetics

Donna Pomerantz
 

Good morning ACB Lions. I thought some might be interested in the information in this that came to my inbox from my MD 4 today. They forwarded it to us from Lions International Have a great day!

Lion President Donna Pomerantz, Pasadena Host Lions Club

 

 

Diabetes Disaster Mode

 



 Here in California, we prepare for different kinds of disasters: earthquakes, floods, Tsunamis’, mudslides, and forest fires. Of course, this doesn’t just apply to California; the Midwest — home of Tornado Alley — was hit hard by deadly storms and twisters this past November. It’s a given for a lot of us that preparing for the worst is the best thing we can do. But ..How does a diabetic prepare for a disaster?

 

Many people with diabetes and their families really do not consider the consequences of ignoring this challenge. Neither do their health care providers. Most disaster experts recommend prepping for trouble by storing three days of supplies per person. The truth? That’s simply not enough. I recommend keeping at least seven days’ worth of supplies on hand. I’ve been criticized for making such a suggestion because people argue that it’s just too difficult. I disagree.

 

The truth is, it’s much more difficult to try and survive without enough diabetes supplies if you should run out before a fresh supply arrives. In 2003, two friends and I sailed to Hawaii from California on a 30-foot sailboat. We were sure it would take about four weeks. It took us 24 days to get there. Fortunately, we’d provisioned the boat with plenty of supplies in case the journey took longer. It was a challenge to determine how much food, water, and diabetic supplies to bring, but we did it. Imagine being told that you can go to the grocery store just once to provide your home with everything you’ll need for 6 weeks — but you won’t be able return to the store until that time ends. (Forget about Instacart or other home deliveries!) We accomplished provisioning our boat for a full EIGHT weeks. I know you’ll find it much easier to provide ONE week of supplies in your disaster kit.

 

Diabetes Disasters 101

 

Remember, you might be on your own. Do not plan to receive any help. Do not expect your phones to work. So, you need to feel self-reliant. An attitude of fortitude will serve you well. When a disaster strikes, don’t panic. Stress can lower blood sugar. During this time, you do not want your blood sugar to run low. It is better to have your sugar run a bit high. Remember, having higher blood sugar during this time is much safer than having low blood sugar. Your sugar can run 150 md/dL to 250 mg/dL for a while without complications. If your blood sugar goes too low, it can be fatal much faster. Talk to your health care provider about this. You want your diabetes to be least of your concerns during this disaster. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) intensifies other traumas, even to the point of worsening your anxiety in a deadly spiral of fear and falling sugar. We want to prevent this.

 

Often people refer to disaster preparedness packs as “go bags” because you may need to carry your supplies away from your home or other location to safety. It should be portable. When we sailed to Hawaii, we called it a ditch bag. You need to set up three sets of go bags. You do not know where you are going to be when a disaster occurs. For many of us, we’re either going to be at work or at home. You need to have a go bag at each location. It would be ideal to have a third bag at either a relative or close friends. Make sure you rotate the supplies and replace expired items as needed. I have always kept two unopened bottles of insulin in my break room’s refrigerator at work. Keep in mind that hospitals and emergency room may be overwhelmed with patients. Know where your urgent care centers are located around your home and work.

 

In your disaster bag you should have extra white socks in addition to clothing. If you injure your feet, you need to treat it immediately. Always finish the wound dressing with a pair of clean white socks. Some diabetics who have neuropathy may have numb feet; these diabetics must examine their feet as often as possible during a disaster. With neuropathy, you can injure your feet without knowing it. By time you notice it, the wound has progressed and now you are unable to help others.

 

 

HYPOGLYCEMIA AND DISASTERS

 

  In planning for a disaster just accept that your car is damaged or destroyed. You may have to walk, bike to a FEMA station, ER, or urgent care miles away. This will lower your blood sugar. There may be debris that you will be clearing, carrying people and other physical activity that will also lower your blood sugar. You may have to ration your food. You may be unable to eat your regular meals. You might have to adjust your insulin or other diabetic medication to prevent your blood sugar from dropping too low because you are eating less. Many diabetics experience hypoglycemic unawareness. This is where your blood sugar is dropping but you have no symptoms of the low blood sugar. This can be deadly during a disaster. You are so busy with other issues happening, that you are forgetting to monitor your blood sugar. You will be unable to help others if you are incapacitated with hypoglycemia. As the flight attendants always say, “put your own oxygen mask on yourself before helping others”. Keep your blood sugar in control before helping others. One important item all diabetics should pack is glucagon. There are new glucagon treatments available such as Baqsemi and Gvoke. These drugs do not have to be refrigerated and have a longer shelf life compared to the old glucagon kits I use to have.

 

 Insulin

 

Insulin will be good for thirty days at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold. I have spoken to representatives from the Red Cross, and they do try to keep insulin stocked in their supplies.

 

Insulin pumps

 

If you use an insulin pump, make sure you have a hard copy of all your pump settings, basal rate, I.C. ratio, correction factors, etc. Make sure you have extra batteries for your insulin pump. Medtronic insulin pump requires 1 AA battery. Omnipod insulin pumps require AAA batteries for their older versions of their PDM. Omnipod’s newer version, Omnipod Dash has a rechargeable battery in the PDM. Make sure you have spare charging cables for the PDM.  Tandem Diabetes insulin pump also has a rechargeable battery. Tandem uses a micro-USB data cable that can be used to charge the battery and data transfer from your insulin pump. You will also want to pack extra cables for your insulin pump. If there is no electricity available, you can charge your insulin pump from a battery pack with a USB Micro-B output connector. The Dexcom CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) is integrated with the Tandem insulin pump. No additional batteries are needed. If you are not using the CGM with the Tandem pump, you can use it by itself.  The Dexcom receiver has a rechargeable battery built in so you will need to have a source to recharge this battery. If you do not have the Dexcom receiver, The Dexcom CGM can connect to your smart phone with the Dexcom app.

 

Back up insulin therapy

 

I work for Tandem Diabetes. Periodically our customers may need their insulin pump replaced for a variety of reasons. These customers may have to go without their pump for 24 - 48 hours. When this happens, we ask the customer do you have backup insulin therapy plan such as insulin syringes, pens, and long-acting insulin such as Lantus. It is shocking how many customers we speak to, do not have a plan. When these customers must go without an insulin pump for 1 day, they start to panic and do not know what to do. It will be even more difficult during a disaster to find insulin pump supplies.

 

Below is a list of diabetic supplies you go bag might contain.

 

 •             Insulin

 •          Syringes

 •          Alcohol Pads

•           Glucometers

 •          Strips

 •          Lancets and Lancet devices

•           Sharps container or empty plastic bottles with a cap.

 •          Insulin pump supplies

•           CGM supplies, sensors, etc.

 •          Glucagon

•           Glucose tablets

 

 

 For more information on preparing for disasters, visit the FEMA website at: FEMA Disasters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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