reminder- preregister for summer conference by June 28


Hi all,

Don’t forget to sign up for RSVA and ACB conference events during the preregistration time. See below conference details and the RSVA Walk details.

Scott and Linda Allison, RSVA® Walk Co-chairs, want to remind you to signup or Sponsor  your favorite walker. Please encourage your colleagues and friends to sponsor one of our members or donate to the RSVA® Walk page. Let us get more donations than the other ACB teams! Go to:

If you are having  problems signing up, please call the ACB Minneapolis office: 612-332-3242. When you create your ACB account, the email and password will be the same one you’ll use to sign up for the summer Conference. The first event for RSVA® at the upcoming ACB conference will be a networking mixer on Friday July 16 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Get to know other members and friends of RSVA®. Spend time playing games.

On Saturday, July 17th, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM, our motivational speaker will be Dr. Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, F.C.O.V.D. His topic: will be "The Journey- Navigating the Challenges"

He will speak on his own challenges as a sighted optometrist and continuing his career after losing his sight.

The three topics for the other three sessions that follow are:

·       "The importance of the RS15" is a deepening discussion led by Kathy Roet, Director of the IA Business Enterprise Program.

·         "LEARN about the most recent happenings in the ever-changing legal and legislative landscape involving Randolph-Sheppard vendors". Speakers will identify the latest legal cases and evaluate current happenings.

·       "Perspective from the other side" features vendors and their experiences in a mostly white male profession. They will share tips for others considering the RS program.

Preregistration for the conference will be available until May 28. More details were in the recent Vendorscope Magazine. If you were forwarded this message, please subscribe by emailing rsva-announce+subscribe@...  or let us know  at rsva@....

Ardis Bazyn PR Chair

"Making the Impossible Possible"

For  inspirational speaking, business coaching, or books:

Buying gifts? Braille/print greeting cards, thumb drives with or without books, and large multipocketed tote bags available online or by phone (818-238-9321).