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




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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