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Resolution topics for Tuesday May 24

Janet Dickelman
 

This call is open to all.

 

Janet

 

Hello everyone,

 

 

Below is the list of resolutions we hope to be taking up at some point on Tuesday. Those who were there last week may remember that we put together a group to work on a compromise resolution for the two that deal with capitalizing the word braille or not. If they have a proposal for us we will work on that. If not I have picked out several other resolutions we will try to work on. 

 

04: non-capitalization of braille

05: capitalization of braille 

06 - braille labeling on products

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

15 - Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

10 - remote-employment-interviewing

 

 

Please come join us as we once again take over Tuesday Topics. Look for the zoom information on this same list tomorrow.

 

Gabe

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...


picnic Information

Janet Dickelman
 

Our picnic will be held on Saturday July 30th,2022 from 11am to 3:30pm at
the home of Doug and Kelly Weidenhaft at 8641 Wentworth Ave Bloomington Mn
The cost for the picnic is $15.00.
Our menu is as follows:
Hot dogs
Hamburgers
Homemade potato salad
Baked beans
Cole slaw
Potato chips
Watermelon
There will be cookies for dessert.
Please bring items for the auction, baked goods, homemade jams, alcohol,
knitted & crocheted items, technology items, jewelry, or any other items
you feel will be of interest. Please donate new items only.
Please RSVP to Steve Robertson byJuly 22nd, There will be no late RSVP
accepted.
stevetrobertson4@gmail.com
or call him at (612) 223-5543.
Payment methods:
you may pay for your meal via PayPal at
www.acb.org/minnesota
call treasurer Patty Slaby with your credit card, or
send your payment to
Box 23543
Richfield, MN 55423
You may also pay by check or cash at the picnic.

Special notes:
When you arrive at the building you will be shown to the party room.
Per building requirements please bring your Covid vaccination card or a
negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the picnic.
The building and outdoor areas are no smoking.
We look forward to seeing you all at the picnic!


Announcing the Second Open Meeting of ACB's Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Please see the Zoom meeting link / information for the second meeting of the ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee below my signature.

 

John McCann

Chair: ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee

 

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Open meeting of ACB’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Join the call:

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting

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Resolutions for this week

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello all,

 

This week the resolutions committee will be taking over Tuesday Topics. See the participation information below my name. The resolutions we will be discussing are:

 

4: noncapitalization of braille

5: capitalization of braille 

11: national convention participation

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

 

I hope you will come join us.

 

Gabe

 

 

Join Paul and the ACB Resolutions Committee to read resolutions; discuss and find the best wording; share your opinion; debate appropriately; and accept them. Tune in to experience a never-before seen scenario in which two resolutions are seeking the opposite outcome.

Listen on

Say to your Amazon device, “ask ACB Media to play 1.”

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 1.

Join the call:

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Phone: +13126266799

Webinar ID: 879 9122 1181

 

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...


Carl Nimis is walking to raise funds for ACBM

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello everyone,

 

Once again this year Carl Nimis is walking everywhere asking for sponsorships, and donating the proceeds to the ACB Walk.  Half of what is raised will go directly to ACBM. Read on for information and don’t forget to support Carl and ACBM by donating to the MN mosquitoes

At

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/a2w/account/1266230/ at

 

On May 21st Carl will begin his 59 mile walk (in celebration of his 59th birthday) and to raise funds  for ACB.

He will begin his journey on May 21st from Bennet's restaurant 1305 w 7 St in Saint Paul.

Carl will stop by the restaurant at 1:00 PM, visit for a bit and depart at 3:00 PM. His walk agenda is daunting! First he'll walk by the state capitol, then it is off to Rosedale,

Ridgedale, Southdale,

and the mall of America.

Then it will be back to the capitol, the St Paul VLR building and will end back at Bennett’s on Sunday May 22nd

at around 10:00 AM.

Thank you Carl for doing this for ACB and ACBM. Please share this widely, anyone can donate.

 

Janet Dickelman, president  

American Council of the Blind of Minnesota

janet.dickelman@...

(651) 428-5059

Learn more about us at www.acbminnesota.org

 

My inbox is always open and my phone answered to address your questions, concerns, comments, and suggestions.


zoom link for Monday's board meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

All are welcome, guests will be asked to remain muted until the end of the meeting when time is provided for guest comments.

 

American Council of the blind of MN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's Board Meeting

Time: Monday May 16, 6:30 pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Federal Government Issues Guidelines for the Use of AI in Hiring/Employment

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hi All,

 

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice released guidance on disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) or similar computer software both in hiring and on the job. Employers who use AI or algorithms to screen job applicants, monitor employees’ performance at work, or score resumes risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act if reasonable accommodations are not made for disabled applicants and employees. The EEOC released technical guidelines for employers using AI technology that outlines things they should consider so as not to discriminate against job seekers and employees with disabilities. The guidelines focus on making sure reasonable accommodations are in place, making sure applicants are not screened out of any job or promotion on the basis of disability, and making sure employees or applicants are not asked about disabilities or medical conditions when they should not be under the ADA.

 

The DOJ guidance provides an overview of rights and responsibilities for both the employer and job candidates. The guidance provides information on the tools and technology employers are using in hiring, clarifies that employers have a responsibility to consider how their tools and technology affect disabled job seekers, explains employers’ obligations under the ADA with regard to using AI and related software, including reasonable accommodations, and provides guidance for employees who believe they have been discriminated against by their employer.

 

To read the full guidelines from the EEOC, visit https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/americans-disabilities-act-and-use-software-algorithms-and-artificial-intelligence.

 

To read the full guidelines from the DOJ, visit https://beta.ada.gov/ai-guidance/.

 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to your disability as an employee or job applicant through the use of artificial intelligence or similar computer software programs, please contact ACB’s Advocacy Team at advocacy@....  

 

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

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server error with convention registration

Janet Dickelman
 

For those of you who received a 500 error, please try your registration again.

I have been told that in some cases if you use edge as your browser prices aren’t being shown correctly.

If possible we suggest you use chrome as your browser. The issues with edge are not connected to our website so we have no control over them.

Please make sure to select your attendance option either in-person or virtual.  If you select virtual but are joining us in Omaha you will not be able to select tours or other options that are food functions.

Janet


Resolutions committee for Thursday May 12

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello all,

 

Below are the three resolutions that the resolutions committee is planning to work on tomorrow as well as the zoom information for you to come participate.

 

Gabe

 

Thursday May 12:

 

7: 12 braille editions of the Braille Forum

8: braille labeling on cosmetics

19: education policy

 

The zoom info is:

 

ACB Resolutions Meeting: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Sponsored by the ACB Resolutions Committee

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 


Acbm Social Committee meeting invitation

Janet Dickelman
 

All are welcome to attend.
American Council of the Blind of Minnesota is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom
meeting.

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's social committee meeting
Time: Thursday may 11 2022 7:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
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ACB resolutions

Janet Dickelman
 

Be a part of ACB’s future by learning about and participating in discussions regarding 2022 resolutions.

 

Janet

 

Hello everyone,

 

I apologize for getting this out late but want folks to see what resolutions the resolutions committee is planning to work on this week and how you can participate. The zoom information is below the schedule.

 

 

Tuesday May 10: 

 

1: Apple updates

2:  Pentair Screenlogic Connect app

13:  youtube-audio-description

 

 

Thursday May 12:

 

19: education policy

7: 12 braille editions of the Braille Forum

8: braille labeling on cosmetics

 

 

 

ACB Resolutions Meeting: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Sponsored by the ACB Resolutions Committee

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 

 

 

Gabe


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patty slaby
 

I am testing this link. Patty


notice of May board meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

 

ACBM will hold our monthly  board meeting via zoom conference call on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 PM.  Guests are always welcome; the zoom information will be posted to the ACBM announce list prior to the meeting.  Guests will be asked to mute during the meeting but will have time for comments prior to adjournment.

 

 

Janet Dickelman, president, ACBM

 

 

 

 


ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello:

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 5, the ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee will hold its first public meeting. We will hold public meetings on the first and third Thursdays of the month in May and June.

 

Please see the Zoom credentials for this meeting below.

 

John McCann

Chair: ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee

 

From: Cindy Hollis <chollis@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:04 PM
To: John McCann <john@...>
Subject: ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee meeting

 

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Open meeting of ACB’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Join the call:

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,81314551299#

Phone: +13126266799

Meeting ID: 813 1455 1299

Passcode: 9865


Presenting the Class of 2022 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows! Ready to Serve!

Janet Dickelman
 

Please read on to see a familiar MN name.  Congratulations Byron!

 

Janet

 

Greetings from the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee:

 

“Home of the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Leadership Select Honor Society, DKM First-Timers award and the ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows award”

 

We are happy to present to you, the Class of 2022 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows who have met all requirements to be considered for and selected as recipients of this prestigious honor.

Congratulations to Judy Brown, Danette Dixon, Kristen Kelling, Byron Lee and Cecily Nipper!

 

Introducing the Class of 2022 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows!

 

Judith (Judy) E. Brown, RN, BSN of Shoreline, Washington is an enthusiastic and passionate member and advocate of Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) who courageously shares her time and abilities as a member of the Government Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee. She serves as Vice President of her local chapter, United Blind of Seattle.

 

Judy is the only legally blind, full-time working nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest in Seattle. She has a degree in nursing and a degree in biology with a minor in microbiology. She was a certified critical care nurse for 22 years and worked cardiac surgery, trauma, recovery room, pre-op and now, discharge planning.

 

Judy has taken the lead on efforts to ensure that pharmacies in the state of Washington make prescription labels accessible to blind, low vision, and print chalenged people. She was instrumental in getting members of the House and Senate to sponsor a bill in support of achieving success.

 

She formally requested the Pharmacy Board to pursue rule making for this issue, and the Board agreed to do so. Judy began to collaborate with other groups to support the initiative and wrote an amendment to the bill that was accepted.

 

Unfortunately, this bill which made it all the way to the Senate floor calendar, was not called to be voted upon before the legislative session ended. Judy, WCB and other citizens are confident that it will be a success in the next session.

 

As part of Judy’s work on accessible voting issues, she is an active member of the King County Voting Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). Due to the work Judy has done with the King County Voting DAC, she has been invited to participate on the Washington Secretary of State’s Voting DAC. This group advises the Secretary of State on disability voting issues.

 

***

Danette Dixon resides in Lynnwood, Washington and she has been a member of the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) since 2010. She currently serves as President of South King Council of the Blind (SKB), Secretary of Snohomish County Council of the Blind (SCCB), Chair of WCB First Timer Committee, a member of the WCB Leadership Committee and more.

 

Danette serves on the national level in various capacities, including service on the ACB Women and ACB Membership committees. Moreover, she works to assist several ACB special-interest affiliates. In 2021, she was elected as First Vice President of ACB Diabetics in Action (ACBDA).

 

In 2020, Danette initiated and made all necessary arrangements to launch the approved Washington Council of the Blind Diabetics affiliate and

was recently elected as president for a second term. It was and remains to be her desire to educate and empower wcb members who are diabetics.

 

This year, Danette was selected as a Co-hort of the esteemed American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Blind Leaders Development Program (BLDP), which is a nine month fellowship program. She views this opportunity to be a fellow as a way to develop and fine tune her leadership skills. Each fellow receives a mentor to provide personalized support toward the growth of the fellow. During a recent interview with the Director of the BLDP, Danette was characterized as one of the best participants in the program.

 

As an active member of the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL), Danette has been appointed to represent the affiliate as delegate to the ACB Nominating Committee in 2022.

 

Danette volunteers her time and energy to host ACB Community calls and is a member of the special membership of the “Providing Outreach Supporting Sharing and Engaging” (POSSE), under the leadership of Cindy Hollis, ACB Manager of Member Engagement.

***

Kristen Kelling of Grand Rapids, Michigan is the secretary of Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MCBVI) and Chair of the affiliate membership committee. She serves as membership Chair of her local chapter as well. Kristen holds membership in ACB Next Generation and appreciates sharing her personal knowledge and experience to ensure that she is a contributing member of the board of directors. Her committee service extends to convention, membership and Co-Chair of the Programs committee. Kristen is known to be a team player, extremely attentive, understanding, and dependable. She is also a terrific zoom host, and serves both the ACB Next Generation affiliate and the ACB Community well.   

 

Kristen obtained her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She has  volunteered with Disability Advocates as a receptionist and then with the advocacy department where she enhanced her ability to advocate more effectively.

 

Kristen delightedly serves as president of her local Lions Club; as a youth leader at her church and as Chair of the Consumer Advisory Committee for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, which is the advisory committee for the local transportation authority. She is eager to identify areas in which she can serve best.

 

***

Byron Lee of Minneapolis, Minnesota began his ACB adventure in 2003 when he was asked to air his comedy music show, The Fun Zone on ACB Radio. Shortly thereafter, he became a member and attended his first ACB of Illinois State Convention, where he assisted with capturing and recording the festivities. He then attended his first ACB National Convention in 2005, where he assisted the ACB Radio team in gathering interviews and recordings from around the exhibit hall.

 

Since then, Byron has energetically and enthusiastically served in countless areas within the American Council of the Blind, including providing his skills and expertise to support a number of affiliates; his service as an ACB Next Generation board member, along with being responsible for many of their successful programming and outreach campaigns. He is a member of Blind LGBT Pride International (BPI) board of directors, and serves on various committees.

 

He demonstrates commitment and passion for advocacy and mentoring. He is a Co-Producer of Sunday Edition, Pride Connection, Community Call Streamer and Host, and ACB Media team member.

 

Byron is currently employed at ServiceNow as part of the Accessibility Engineering team. Previously, he was an Assistive

Technology Specialist with Minnesota State Services for the Blind in

the Senior Services Unit.

 

***

Cecily Laney Nipper resides in Covington, Georgia and she is the president of Georgia Council of the Blind (GCB).

 

Cecily has graciously served to assist the ACB Media team in producing conventions for affiliates. She has participated in producing over ten affiliate conventions. Her roles have included filling in the master convention calendar to help allocate ACB Media resources, monitoring the Webinar/Zoom Room during the convention, coordinating hosts and streamers, meeting with the affiliate in advance to help prepare them, and compiling invitations and supporting documents to help the conventions to be a success.

 

She is a long time member of the East Georgia Chapter of GCB in which she reports that her service areas have included being on the GCB board of directors, hospitality, program, and membership committees.

She continues chapter service as Chair of the program and membership committees.

 

In addition, Cecily has served as chapter secretary, several times as Vice President and became president as well. She demonstrates her commitment by remaining active and participating in local and statewide endeavors.

 

While working as a teacher and missionary, she earned her Associate’s degree in Secretarial Studies and she acquired employment as an Administrative Assistant in a periodontal office

 

Cecily aspires to become secretary of the American Council of the Blind.

 

Be sure to greet the ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows during the upcoming ACB Conference and Convention!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Kenneth Semien, Sr.

Chair, Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee

 

Since 2016, the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee seeks to identify and honor five ACB members who demonstrate leadership potential, with the ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows Award on an annual basis, provided that funding is granted.

 

To be considered for the award, interested members must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Blind or visually impaired
  • A member in good standing (current on membership dues)
  • Agree to attend the entire convention
  • Participate in daily general sessions and designated leadership-related sessions
  • Applicants also undergo an interview with members of the DKM committee.

 

To apply for the ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows Award, applicants must submit a letter of application and have a state or special-interest affiliate president submit a letter of recommendation by the announced deadline.

 

Recipients are selected in late April and are recognized during the annual opening general session of the ACB Conference and Convention.

 

Recipients receive such amenities as complimentary registration fee, travel expenses, lodging (double occupancy), an Invitation only  Leadership Fellows Reception, tickets to attend the ACB Banquet, other special events and a stipend for incidentals.

 


Presenting the Class of 2022 DKM First-Timers! The Legacy of Durward k. McDaniel Continues

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Greetings from the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee:

 

We are happy to present to you, the Class of 2022 DKM First-Timers who have met all requirements to be considered for and selected as recipients of this prestigious honor.

 

While honoring the legacy of ACB’s founding father, Durward K. McDaniel, since 1996, the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee seeks to identify and honor two ACB members who demonstrate leadership potential, with the DKM First-Timers award on an annual basis, one from east and one from west of the Mississippi River.

 

To be considered for the award, interested members must meet the following criteria:

•   Age 18 or older

•   Blind or visually impaired

•   A member in good standing (current on membership dues)

•   Never attended an in-person ACB conference and convention

•   Agree to attend the entire convention

•   Participate in daily general sessions and designated leadership related sessions

•   Applicants also undergo a 30 minute interview with members of the DKM committee.

 

To apply for this award, applicants must submit a letter of application and have a state or special-interest affiliate president submit a letter of recommendation by the announced deadline.

 

Recipients are selected in late April and are recognized during the opening general session of the ACB conference and Convention and honored during the annual DKM First-Timers Reception. Be sure to include us in your plans as you register for the convention. The 2022 DKM First-Timers Reception will be held from 5:30PM-6:45PM Central on Wednesday July 6, 2022.

 

Recipients receive amenities, such as complimentary registration fee, travel expenses, lodging (double occupancy), tickets to attend the DKM First-Timers Reception, ACB Banquet, other special events and a stipend for incidentals.

 

Congratulations Joe Derrick Green and Gregg Wandsneider!

 

Introducing the Class of 2022 DKM First-Timers!

 

Joe Derrick Green resides in Sacremento, California

and he represents the west as the 2022 DKM First-Timer. He is a dedicated father, husband and active member of California Council of the Blind (CCB). He serves within the Capitol Chapter as chair of the access and technology committee with focused efforts to improve access to voting equipment, websites and more. As a founding member of the Inclusive Diversity of California affiliate (IDC), he serves on the board of directors, chair of the constitution and bylaws committee and Co-Chair of the membership committee.

 

His employment as a reservationist for the Marriott and Disney continues to aid as a vehicle for strengthening his communication skills and knowledge of adaptive technology. In support of his desire to learn and grow within ACB, Joe extends his volunteer service to the national level by serving as a host for the ACB Community and streams content for ACB Media. The CCB president expresses interest in having Joe to play a significant role in hosting webinars and serving as Chair of the CCB Membership committee.

 

***

Gregg Wandsneider resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin and he represents the east as the 2022 DKM First-Timer. He is an active and committed member of ACB Next Generation and currently serves as chair of the public relations committee, along with service on the convention committee. Gregg has shared his abilities with the program committee and remains an encourager to affiliate members. As a member of ACB Students, Gregg sits on the board of directors and utilizes his professional background in communication and strength of working well with others to be an asset.

 

As a full-time student, Gregg is pursuing

an Associate’s degree in studying the Bible from Ethnos 360 Bible Institute of Waukesha, Wisconsin. His volunteer work includes teaching elementary age children at his local church. Gregg has a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Carroll University in Waukesha and serves on the Carroll University Alumni Council.

 

Gregg feels empowered to serve within the ACB Community as a trained Zoom meetings and webinar host, as wellas having the privilege of meeting other ACB members while serving as a community meeting facilitator.

 

Be sure to greet Joe and Gregg during the upcoming ACB Conference and Conventio!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Kenneth Semien, Sr.

Chair, Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee

Desk: 409-866-5838

Mobile: 409-201-3040

semien.k@...

 


GDUI Announces Four Beautiful Plush Puppies in Hand-Made Harnesses: One or all could be yours!

Janet Dickelman
 

One or all could be yours!

This year GDUI is holding a drawing for 4 plush pups in harness thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hava. These pups measure 12 inches from tip of nose to tip of tail and are 10 inches tall.
Tickets for individual pups are 3 for $5.00 or 7 for $10.00. You may purchase tickets via PayPal from the GDUI website using the below link or you may contact GDUI’s Office Manager, Lynn Merrill, by phone :
1-866-799-8436 in the U.S.
These pups get along so well with one another and have even developed some “special friendships”. Feel free to purchase tickets on more than one. Let me introduce them to you.
list of 4 items
1. Rascal, a yellow lab in a beautiful Guide Dogs of America harness.
He is the youngest and loves to play. However, when he is in harness, he is laser-focused on his job. He looks up to the other guides and is eager to please.
2. Cocoa, a chocolate lab in a Leader harness. She is a sweet little pixie with a heart of gold who eagerly greets each new day. After work and playtime, she’s a little cuddle bug.
3. . Banner, a black and tan German shepherd in a Fidelco harness.
Able to multi-task. While working, playing, or even at rest, he is vigilant and taking care of his “pack”. Very loyal.
4. . Bella, a golden in a Seeing Eye harness. Gentle and nurturing.
She has such a beautiful face. She is an excellent worker and a calm and relaxing companion.
list end
Ticket sales will end at 12:00 PM central time on Wednesday, July 6 and winners will be announced during the GDUI wrap-up and awards session which begins at 5:30 PM central time on Wednesday, July 6.
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Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling Contact Info

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello everyone,

 

Whether or not you attended the call last week on adaptive cycling, if you are interested in learning more about this great opportunity see below.

Thanks to Nancy Schadegg, ACB membership chair for providing this information.

 

Janet



 

 

Hi Nancy,

 

Thanks so much for having us tonight.  What a great group!  

 

If people are interested in biking with us they can contact me via email - tcacycling@... or call and leave a message at: 612-208-8764 and someone will return their call.  Our webpage is www.tcacycling.org

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.  Thanks again and we hope you can join us on the bike trails this Summer!

 

Kindly,

 

Caito 

Caito Bowles-Roth (she/her)

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling

https://www.tcacycling.org


Carl Nimis is walking to raise funds for ACBM

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello everyone,

 

Once again this year Carl Nimis is walking everywhere asking for sponsorships, and donating the proceeds to the ACB Walk.  Half of what is raised will go directly to ACBM. Read on for information and don’t forget to support Carl and ACBM by donating to the MN mosquitoes

At

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/a2w/account/1266230/ at

 

On May 21st Carl will begin his 59 mile walk (in celebration of his 59th birthday) and to raise funds  for ACB.

He will begin his journey on May 21st from Bennet's restaurant 1305 w 7 St in Saint Paul.

Carl will stop by the restaurant at 1:00 PM, visit for a bit and depart at 3:00 PM. His walk agenda is daunting! First he'll walk by the state capitol, then it is off to Rosedale,

Ridgedale, Southdale,

and the mall of America.

Then it will be back to the capitol, the St Paul VLR building and will end back at Bennett’s on Sunday May 22nd

at around 10:00 AM.

Thank you Carl for doing this for ACB and ACBM. Please share this widely, anyone can donate.

 

Janet Dickelman, president  

American Council of the Blind of Minnesota

janet.dickelman@...

(651) 428-5059

Learn more about us at www.acbminnesota.org

 

My inbox is always open and my phone answered to address your questions, concerns, comments, and suggestions.

 

 


meeting of the ACBM editorial committee

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello everyone,

 

This evening’s meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, May 4th at 8:00 PM.

 

Janet

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